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It’s National Yoga Month! Check out all of our wonderful offerings (plus more FREE Classes and Community Classes Coming!)
Karuna Yoga Teacher Training Coming to The Center Winter 2015
Interested in teaching or deepening your practice? We are thrilled and honored to announce an upcoming teaching training at The Center. This is a very solid training with wonderful teachers including Michael Stone, philosopher, yogi, writer, activist. If you’re even the slightest bit curious. please read more, watch the video on the link below, and listen to your inner voice. You may never see the world in the same way again.
with Keri Sue Brunk
October 1-November 5
Wednesdays 5:45-7:00 pm
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
Yoga for Kids!
with Abby Striebig
Wednesdays, October 8 – November 12
Is your child interested in experiencing the fun and playful side of yoga and meditation? Does your child enjoy creative movement and discovering new things about themselves? We welcome kids to come experience the joy of yoga through storytelling, active exercise, games, and quiet moments. Self-expression and respect for self and others will be encouraged during this energetic class.
Yogi, Heal Thyself!
A 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
An Evening of Yoga and Kirtan – 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.
Following 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.
Kundalini Yoga Workshop
with Siri Amrita
Yoga – Meditation – Community – Food
Saturday, November 8
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.
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
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.