Welcome to Atlanta Yoga!
Ashtanga Yoga and Yoga Therapy in West Midtown Atlanta We have been practicing Ashtanga Yoga and mindful movement 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 has been the director of Atlanta Yoga since 2007. Elizabeth is a Licensed Professional Counselor and yoga therapist certified with the International Association of Yoga Therapy. In addition to Atlanta Yoga she maintains a private practice in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. At Atlanta Yoga she facilitates small group classes and Trauma Sensitive Yoga groups. At the cross sections of private practice and her work at Atlanta Yoga, Elizabeth specializes in one-on-one work with individuals which can range from one-on-one yoga training and yoga therapy sessions to movement-based psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. 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:
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 [email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our new home in Atlanta’s Historic West Side community is a beautifully renovated church over 100 years old. The church is now Blue Mark Studios, an event space, art gallery, and artists’ studios. We are in one of the artists’ studios upstairs. Please join us! Our goal is to work with each individual in a class to support them in developing a practice of mindful movement that will support them across a lifetime. All class are small group classes and space is limited to eight practitioners for each class. Please contact us the day before your first class with us so that we can reserve a space for you in a class suited to your needs. Email is the best way to contact us: email@example.com. You may also call us at 404-273-4388 and leave a voice message. Messages will be responded to within 24 hours.
Asthanga Yoga Small Group Class Schedule:
Ashtanga Foundations Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m. If you are new to Atlanta Yoga this is our entry level class!
Ashtanga Integrated Practice Monday and Wednesday at 8:00 p.m.
Ashtanga Primary Series Sunday 10:00 a.m.
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.