Welcome to Atlanta Yoga!
We have been practicing Ashtanga Yoga in Atlanta’s historical West Midtown neighborhood since 1988. We specialize in small group classes, therapeutics, individual sessions and in-depth, individualized teacher and therapist training. 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, subjective exploration and transformation. We are a Registered Yoga School (RYS) at the 200 and 500 hour levels through Yoga Alliance. Elizabeth Rogers is the director of Atlanta Yoga. Elizabeth has been involved professionally in the practice and study of contemplative movement/moving arts from a young age and has been practicing and teaching Ashtanga Yoga in group, individual and therapeutic sessions for over 15 years. Elizabeth is also currently engaged in clinical work in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy and is a professional member of IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists).
If you are new to Atlanta Yoga, please contact us the day before your first class for directions, parking and door information. We look forward to practicing with you!
Current Events and Updates:
Alignment and Adjustment in the Ashtanga Yoga Practice: Saturday March 21st, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. With Elizabeth Rogers.
This is our monthly Third-Saturday workshop and is open to all practitioners who have at a minimum a working knowledge of the first half of the Ashtanga Primary Series.
Pulling from the ashtanga pranayama practice and from the asanas of primary and second series we will explore the frame for constructing fluid movement in body and mind, functional anatomy and physiology, and adjustments with regards to the specificity of each body. Fee: $45. Workshop limited to 8 participants. Pre-Registration is required. Please contact Elizabeth to register: email@example.com or 404.273.4388.
Begins Wednesday March 4th, 6:15 – 7:15 p.m. This is an ongoing six-week course for those interested in beginning a yoga practice after 50 (-ish). We will approach the Ashtanga practice with detailed instruction and with an emphasis on the nuances and needs of the mature body and mind. This course has a rolling registration and you may begin at any time. Fees are $96 for six weeks. We only offer small group classes so space is limited. Pre-Registration is required! Please contact Elizabeth at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404.273.4388 to register.
This 200 hour Yoga Alliance registered 200 Hour Foundational Teacher Training with Elizabeth Rogers will begin Tuesday March 17th at 6 p.m., 2015 and will continue through August 6th. This training is designed both for those wishing to establish the foundations of a teaching practice as well as for those wanting to deepen their knowledge and refine their practice space. Upon completion of the program you will be qualified to register with Yoga Alliance at the 200 hour level. We will meet for class three times weekly for 21 weeks: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 9:00 a.m. We will also meet 8 Saturdays for full days. In addition each participant will meet one on one with Elizabeth up to four hours.
We teach from the spaces we construct through practice. Therefore, this Foundational teacher training is practice and process based. We will meet for process for 1 hour each week after one of the Tuesday/Thursday evening classes. Saturdays will be devoted to the various teacher training topics in the context of the Ashtanga tradition. These
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