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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 404.273.4388.
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.
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 new to Atlanta Yoga, please simply contact me by email at email@example.com at least one day before your first class. If you are a regular, I ask that you email your weekly practice schedule to me before 9 p.m. on Sunday.
Classes will begin in the new space on Sunday July 31st!
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!
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.