Welcome to Atlanta Yoga!
We have been practicing Ashtanga Yoga in Atlanta since 1988. We specialize in small group classes, Integrated Yoga 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).
Small group classes are held in our space shared with Balance Yoga at 1213 Dalon Road, Atlanta, GA, 3036. Individual sessions and therapeutic sessions may be scheduled for the Dalon Road space or for our garden studio at Flat Shoals Farm in East Atlanta.
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:
Our next Ashtanga Beginners’ Series starts Sunday January 10th!
Six weeks, nine classes. We will meet Sundays at 11:45 a.m. for six weeks. Students will also take 3 Ashtanga Foundations classes (offered Tues and Thurs evenings) during weeks 4-6. Sunday classes will explore the techniques that structure the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga practice. Think details: alignment, constructing fluidity, exploring connections between breath, thought, sensation and so on. To this end we will explore Sun Salutations and standing forms as well as the development of the breath and linking breath to movement.
These technique classes are designed to work in conjunction with our Ashtanga Foundations classes which provide the full flow context of the Ashtanga practice. Please choose one of the following classes to take along with the Sunday Technique class during weeks 4-6: Tuesday 7:30 p.m. or Thursday 7:30 p.m. Together the two teaching approaches provide the practitioner a comprehensive approach to the Ashtanga practice.
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 are almost there! Several months ago Atlanta Yoga began sharing space with Balance Yoga. In a few days both studios will move into a new space off Zonolite Road (near Buckhead, the Highlands/Morningside and Emory areas). The actual address is 1213 Dalon Road, Atlanta, GA 30306. The exact date we transition is still a bit up in the air so please check back here or email us at AtlantaYoga@AtlantaYoga.com. We look forward to practicing with you in the new space! In addition, we will be offering series courses for beginners and new workshops for more seasoned practitioners beginning late September.
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