Welcome to Atlanta Yoga!
Ashtanga Yoga and Yoga Therapy in West Midtown Atlanta and East Atlanta. We have been practicing Ashtanga Yoga in Atlanta since 1988. Our approach to yoga is first and foremost that of a practice of mindful movement capable of creating spaces in mind and body that allow for increased focus, refined awareness, and an increased capacity for movement.
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 practice of mindful movement that can grow and change with them across a lifetime.
Elizabeth Rogers, MA, LPC (and E-RYT 500) is the director of Atlanta Yoga. She facilitates small group classes and Trauma Sensitive Yoga groups. Elizabeth specializes in individual work. Individual work can range from one-on-one yoga training and yoga therapy sessions to movement-based psychotherapy. Elizabeth teaches from a foundation grounded in the Ashtanga Vinyasa Tradition as passed down by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and informed by her practices in art-making and psychoanalysis.
We are a different sort of studio! Because we operate very differently from most yoga studios please kindly note that we do not allow “drop-ins”. If you are interested in joining us (and we hope you are!) please contact Elizabeth at least 24 hours prior to the class you would like to attend. Elizabeth can be contacted at email@example.com or 404.273.4388.
Current Events and Updates:
We invite you to join our Summer Beginners’ Course starting Thursday June 8th. We will meet for 6 weeks, 9 classes. Weeks 1-3 we will meet Thursdays at 7:30pm. Weeks 4-6 we will meet Tuesdays at 8:00 pm and Thursdays at 7:30 pm. This course is led by Elizabeth Rogers, LPC and ERYT-500 since 2007.
This gentle introduction to the Ashtanga yoga will introduce you to the foundational asanas (postures) of the Ashtanga Vinyasa practice, the fundamental breathwork, and individualized techniques for cultivating mindful movement. We focus on assisting each practitioner in developing an individualized practice in the traditional framework of the Ashtanga Vinyasa system as taught by Sri k. Pattabhi Jois.
This course is limited to 8 practitioners. Fees for the course are 162.00. There are two partial scholarships available. Please contact Elizabeth at 404-273-4388 for queries or to register.
Elizabeth Rogers has been teaching Ashtanga Yoga and working with individuals therapeutically for nearly 20 years. She is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and has a particular interest in adapting the Ashtanga practice to individuals working with physical challenges, PTSD and complex trauma, anxiety and panic disorders, mood disorders and disordered eating. Elizabeth is the director of Atlanta Yoga where she leads small group classes and works with individuals therapeutically as well as with those interested in cultivating a more nuanced and refined practice.
Announcing two new practice groups for 2017:
*Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Thursdays 7:45 – 8:45 p.m. beginning February 23rd for nine weeks. This therapeutic yoga group is designed for support of complex trauma. This work is also effective for symptoms related to PTSD, anxiety, and depression. . Facilitated by Elizabeth Rogers, LPC, ERYT-500. Please contact Elizabeth [firstname.lastname@example.org or 404.273.4388] if you are interested in joining this group. Fees are $45/session and commitment to the nine-week session is required.
*Mindful Movement Basics — Begins Sunday January 22nd, 12 noon – 1:15 pm. This is an 8 week Foundations course for All Levels including new Beginners. This course will cover the core asanas (postures) of the Ashtanga Vinyasa system, basic pranayama (breathwork), basic anatomy and gentle articulation exercises to support the development of mindful movement. With Elizabeth Rogers, MA, LPC. 6-weeks, $108.00. Please contact us to register.
Please join us for a six week Asthanga Foundations course with Elizabeth Rogers. This course is designed for those completely new to yoga as well as those experienced beginners or intermediate practitioners new to the Ashtanga tradition. Elizabeth will work with each practitioner? to develop?a core practice that will prepare the practitioner for our regular Foundations classes as well as for the development of a self-practice.? We will cover the foundational asanas and breathwork with a focus on using movement to create new spaces in body and mind. Along the way we will also explore basic anatomy and alignment and several key concepts of this yoga tradition.
Sundays 11:45-12:45 beginning Sept 25th
Limited to 8 practitioners: please email Elizabeth to register at email@example.com.
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.