It’s National Yoga Month! Check out all of our wonderful offerings (plus more FREE Classes and Community Classes Coming!)


More FREE Yoga for you this Month!

September 17 – Kundalini Yoga for Women and Integrated Wellness with Mary and Sue  5:30-6:30

September 21 – Family Yoga with Abby 2-3 pm

Community Pay-What-You-Can Class and Teacher Feature!

September 21 – All Levels Vinyasa Yoga with Jason

Do you work for our Public Schools?

If you work in the public school system, we thank you for your dedication and hard work with our kids. Please enjoy an apple-sweet 15% discount on a 10-class pass at The Center. You deserve some time for yourself. This offer is good through Sunday, September 14. Pass along the word! You’ll need to just enter promocode:   HCPSFALL2014 when checking out.


Sign-Up Online for Any of these classes to Save Your Spot! 

An Evening of Yoga and Kirtan – POSTPONED until Friday, October 17


A Fall Celebration
with Suzanne McCahill Perrine and Annabeth Sweetpea

Friday, October 17
6:00-7:30 pm       
$10-20 Suggested Donation

Unwind after a full week with a special treat that will lift your mood, melt away anxiety, and bring your body, mind, and heart into balance and equilibrium. Through yoga with live music, we will move the energies of the body and strengthen, tone, and relax, experiencing movement and breath from the inside out.

suzanneFollowing yoga, we will use mantra (in both ancient text and English) as a delicious and nourishing tonic to free the mind and lift the heart. Body, voice, community, and vibration will bring harmony to ourselves and our spirits.

Yoga Basics

yoga-basicswith Keri Sue Brunk

Six-Week Series
October 1-November 5

Always wondered what all the talk was about?  Been intimidated to try?  This introductory course provides you with the basics of yoga, including postures and breath work.  Find out why easy pose is not easy, but you can actually do it!  This six-week course prepares you for any Yoga I, Gentle, or all-levels classes.  Building understanding, a level of comfort, and strength, Yoga Basics will put you on your path to a personal practice as well as participating in group practices.

Keri Sue loves the beginning level classes and truly believes yoga can be accessible to all.  Please join her this Fall!

$60 by September 28
$72 after and at the door


Yogi, Heal Thyself!

heal-thy-selfA Journey Through Physical Self-Healing, Massage and Meditation
with Connie Magee

Saturday, October 11
11:30 am -1:30 pm

Space is limited to 10 participants so register to save your spot soon!

Injured? Sore? Stuck? What’s your Chakra got to do with it? Join Connie for a 2-hour journey of physical self-healing, massage and meditation. Our journey will begin with body/injury awareness, focused meditation, a warming, body-opening vinyasa practice, and then commence with self-therapy. We will utilize rollers, balls of various sizes, self-massage techniques and propped poses to access centers of deep release and healing for legs, hips, shoulders and back. Make the chakra connection, unlock the patterns of your pain, learn techniques for self-therapy, then melt into an extended Savasana under the hands of your massage therapist-yogi with wonderful high-grade essential oils.

$35 by October 6
$40 October 7 and later


Intro to Ashtanga 6-Week Yoga Course


with Taylor Evans
Sundays September 14-October 19 5:30-7pm

Mysore Ashtanga Practice (Come to any or all) Mon, Wed, Fri: 6-8:15 am

Curious about “Ashtanga Yoga”? Intimidated by the idea of a “Mysore” class? This six week workshop is designed to slowly walk students through the first few sections of Ashtanga’s standing and primary series. Perfect for beginners interested in building a personal practice or those looking to deepen their understanding of their current practice, this course will build a strong understanding of body mechanics, modifications, and the philosophy behind the Mysore Ashtanga method. A limit of ten students ensures each individual will get adequate attention for any questions they might have. Included in the price of this workshop are 6 weeks of Mysore Ashtanga classes (offered MWF), where students will be able to come by practice the traditional method as taught in Mysore, India. Should you have to miss a week, a recording of the class can be sent to you. The only prerequisite is a strong desire to learn!

Do your practice, and all is coming” S.K. Pattabhi Jois.

Course Includes:
Six 90 minute classes on Sundays from 5:30-7:00 pm with Taylor Evans
Any or All Mysore Practice Days (Mon, Wed, Fri 6-8:15 am) from 9/14-10/19
September 14-October 19   $108


Kundalini Yoga Workshop

kundalini-yoga-workshop-serieswith Siri Amrita

Yoga – Meditation – Community – Food
Saturday, November 8
 1-4 pm

Following yoga exercises, pranayama, deep yogic relaxation and meditation, participants will eat together and chat, grounding and integrating the energies and experiences of the preceding class.

This mini-retreats in our often too-busy lives are a perfect time out just to “be”. No prior experience with Kundalini Yoga is required and these workshops will be appropriate for all levels of flexibility.

Get Out Of Your Head and Into Your Heart

$40/person by November 3 /$45 by November 7.


Women’s Yoga and Integrative Wellness Class

mary-and-suewith Sue Nelson and Mary Pargas, CYT

Wednesdays, Sept 17-Dec 17

This unique one hour class is for all women, all sizes and abilities, and all levels of health. There is no previous experience required to benefit and enjoy this class. This gentle but transformative class will rejuvenate and balance the most stressful minds and tired bodies. Each class has a focus on whole health and integrative wellness using gentle Kundalini Yoga, deep relaxation and meditations. First, we will tune in with a positive mantra for the support of our higher selves, we will do a series of breath work and light yoga body movements. Next is a deep relaxation, followed by active meditation to focus on calming the mind and healing the body. Sue is a certified teacher with a specialty in yoga for cancer survivors. She offers modifications and gentle support for women in all levels of health challenges, having years of experience teaching at RMH Hospital. Mary is a certified instructor and yoga therapist who has a strong focus on health and wellness, offering more holistic educational information with her light yoga and deep meditation class. Topics may include balancing life and balancing the body, stress reduction and body rejuvenation, mental relaxation and glandular balance, overcoming emotions for self-empowerment and health, releasing the past and creating deep stability in the body for future goals, healing the body and facing challenges, creating enthusiasm for life and well-being.

Student Story from The Center: Matt Batton

Come to The Center on any given day and you’ll probably meet Matt. An extremely kind and dedicated student, find out how his journey started and has blossomed into something incredible.


“What I like about The Center is the variety of instruction, the different instructors and the different types of classes that are offered… I feel better now than I did ten years ago; and I look better! I’m learning, it’s the whole “process” thing; it’s putting me [in] the process of just being calmer. I tend towards [being] high strung, that’s my nature… and yoga is helping just to pull back, to respond and not react… Action and re-action, phew! That’s hard for me… But what I [learn] here I can take out of here [into my life]… I definitely get in touch with that unknown “whatever it is” here… And whatever it is, it’s working and it seems to be working for a lot of people. I feel at home here… The teachers and the community of students just go [together]. I can’t overstate that aspect of it.”

Matt Batton is our current featured “Student of The Center”. Curious about what else he has to say? Read the rest here or even better, stop by the studio to say hi, have a great class,  and meet him and other fantastic students!

Have something to say about The Center? Let us know! We’d love to chat.

Photo credit: Brian Ripley Photography


Loving Within: Women’s Yoga and Meditation Retreat

with Mary Straub Pargas and Suzanne McCahill Perrine


October 23-26, 2014

In the heart of every woman lies a deep well of wisdom, compassion, skill and serenity. Mary brings an impressive legacy to fruition in this powerful workshop with 6 advanced level teaching certifications, developed over 15 years. Suzanne is a lovely balanced fusing a joy of yoga, on and off the mat.

Surrounded by nature, tap into the inner self
• Reveal the power and wisdom of every woman
• Unveil your most authentic self
• Uncover and face inner obstacles

Appropriate for all ages, capabilities and spiritual paths, see the reflection of your fullest potential as women, mothers, daughters, sisters, partners and friends.

Tuition $275. Add three nights accommodation.  Follow this link for more information or to register online.  Namaste.

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Located in central Virginia: 40 mi. south of Charlottesville, 75 mi. west of Richmond, 150 mi. southwest of Washington, DC

I really like The Center for giving me challenging and enriching yoga but also being at the human level. – Becca

Welcome to The Center of downtown Harrisonburg.  A place to feel safe, encouraged, and challenged since 2006.  A place to be with neighbors.  Make friends. Feel connected.  We have the most well-trained, devoted, and top instructors in the area and offer the most wide range of Yoga styles for yogis of all levels and ages.  We passionately understand that Yoga offers all bodies the chance to feel stronger, more balanced, and more comfortable.  Even more importantly, we know how Yoga can improve your overall sense of peacefulness.  Come visit.  Enjoy your journey to the center.