Welcome to Atlanta Yoga!
Ashtanga and Iyengar yoga in Atlanta’s West Midtown Arts District. We specialize in small group classes, therapeutics, individual sessions and in-depth, individualized teacher 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).
June Events at Atlanta Yoga:
Mindful Movement, Into the Heart of Yoga Practice
A new series offering with Elizabeth Rogers. Begins June 5th. Meets Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Sundays at 10:45 a.m. You may register for one or for both. The series runs for 4 weeks.
Experience Mindful Movement in Traditional and Contemporary contexts. This is a simple, aware, awake introduction to the moving heart of yoga practice. This series is suitable for all levels including those new to movement or yoga. Read More…! Registration is required: Registration by e-mail.
Iyengar Workshop with Scott Schroeder: Sequencing
Saturday June 22nd, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. It is likely that you’ve never taken the same Iyengar class twice, even if you’ve been studying for twenty years. And as most of the teachers brought up in his system would probably agree, they’ve never taught the same class twice. In this three hour workshop we will work with a common theme to better understand the inherent logic behind the sequencing of a traditional class. Read More…
Ashtanga Workshop with Elizabeth Rogers: Nadi Shodhana
Second Series (Nadi Shodhana) Sequencing, Alignment and Adjustments
Saturday June 15th, 4:00-7:00 p.m. CEU’S for Yoga Alliance available
This Workshop will focus on a detailed unpacking of the asanas of the Ashtanga Intermediate Series, Nadi Shodhana. The Intermediate series focuses on the construction and refinement of the subtle movements and energy flows of the body-mind. We will explore this sequence in detail including refinement of the Ujayii Breath pathway, alignment, bandhas and thesubtle flows of energy that frame the physical body’s movement. Pre-requisites include a working knowledge of functional anatomy, ujjayi pranayama, and two years of asana practice. Fee: $35.
Yoga Therapeutics and the One on One Session
Yoga is inherently therapeutic in various ways depending on the interpretation or the way in which it is taken up by the practitioner. Nevertheless, in broad strokes, we can distinguish between short-term application of yoga techniques and principles to specific complaints or sufferings (‘applied therapeutics’) and the further elaboration of a somatic-contemplative practice over a longer period of time. I have often found that those who engage yoga as support for specific issues ranging from generalized anxiety, panic disorder, depression and PTSD to musculo-skeletal issues and auto-immune disorders often cultivate the desire in doing so to continue to practice in an extended more contemplative context. Read more…
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