Welcome to Atlanta Yoga!
After a year away from our long-time home in Atlanta’s historic West Midtown we are moving back! Our new home is located at Blue Mark Studios at 892 Jefferson St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318. Blue Mark Studios is a beautifully renovated historic church off Joseph E. Lowrey not far from our former King Plow Arts Center Space. Please see the post below for more information.
We have been practicing Ashtanga Yoga in Atlanta since 1988. Our approach to yoga is first and foremost as a practice of mindful movement capable of creating spaces in mind and body that allow for increased focus and refined awareness, increased capacity for movement both physically and subjectively. We offer small group classes and individual sessions as well as small group and individualized teacher training. We feel strongly that yoga is best approached through an individual relationship between teacher and student. We take the time to get to know each student and through small group and individual work assist each student in developing a singular practice that can grow and change with them across a lifetime. We teach from a foundation grounded in the Ashtanga Vinyasa Tradition as passed down by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois.
If you are new to Atlanta Yoga, please contact us the day before your first class so we can reserve a space for you. We only teach small group classes so space is limited. We look forward to practicing with you!
Current Events and Updates:
After a year away I am very happy to be moving back to the West Side! Atlanta Yoga’s new home is located in Blue Mark Studios at 892 Jefferson St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318. Blue Mark Studios is a beautifully renovated historic church off Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard not far from our former home at the King Plow Arts Center. Blue Mark Studios is home to artists, graphic designers, and an event space. The new space will be called Studio Three and will serve not only as Atlanta Yoga’s new home but also as an art-making space and as space for therapeutic yoga, movement-based psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. I will begin accepting new patients late August.
I will be altering the Atlanta Yoga class schedule slightly when we move. The new schedule will be posted here, on the schedule page and on the Atlanta Yoga facebook page. Classes will continue to be small group classes — no more than 8 practitioners per class — so it will continue to be important that you pre-register by email. If you are
Mindful Movement: Our next Ashtanga Beginners’ Series starts Sunday January 10th!
Fees (9 classes): 120.00
Please contact us to register!
We begin classes in our new studio this evening at 1213 Dalon Road, Atlanta, 30306. Dalon Road is immediately off Zonolite Rd. The existing schedule remains the same.
We are adding two new beginners classes beginning Sunday September 27th and Wednesday September 30th:
Sundays at 11:45 a.m. Ashtanga Beginners’ Technique with Elizabeth — think details, alignment, constructing fluidity, exploring breath-body connections and so on…This is a 4 week series course. Please register in advance! Update Oct 16th: the next series will begin November 8th…please contact us to register!
Wednesdays at 7:45 with Valerie Ashtanga Beginners’ Flow — Valerie will work with beginner students to put the technique into the context of the fluidity of the full Ashtanga Vinyasa practice. This class is ongoing.
We hope to see you in the new space soon!
We become more delicate and we recognize the importance of the flow of energy and information through our body in all directions. We learn to apply our force in an efficient way and we learn to use “other” forces. We discover the advantage of soft flesh and sensitive hands. We learn to connect to groove even when there is no music. We are aware of people in the room and we realize that we are not in the center of it all. We become more aware of our form since we never look at ourselves in a mirror; there are no mirrors…. We change our movement habits by finding new ones, we can be calm and alert at once. –Ohad Naharin
Breath moves. Body moves. Gaze moves. In movement, they grow dense, gather energy. There is a taste of stillness. And the impulse to move rises, again. We extend out. We grow light, fade. We feel the weight of bones and stretch of skin. We feel a weight in the pelvic floor and we remember, we recoil, we return, we pull in again…and we unfold, extend out. In a constructed space of emptiness we find form, and in form, emptiness. To repeat: In movement-the movement of the breath, the body, the gaze, we construct a certain density-within the body, within the psyche. We may call this density derived from movement, paradoxically, stillness; it functions like a weight, an anchor…and in this density, this stillness, we find, again, movement. –Elizabeth Rogers