Labor Day Weekend and Sneak-Peek Week: Updated Schedule and FREE Classes!

  • Labor Day Weekend:  No Classes on Sunday and No Morning Classes on Monday. We DO have Core Centered Fusion with Justine on Monday (and it’s FREE!) and Yoga I/II with Veronica at 5:30.  We suggest you prep-register online to save you spot.  Sneak-PEEK WEEK is going to be super exciting!
  • Visit this link to see our full schedule of classes including our updated schedule to begin September 1.

  • Check out the great FREE Classes during SNEAK-PEEK WEEK

  • NEW 20-Class Pass for only $200.  Get yours by September 1 and snag yourself a very hip t-shirt or tank with our cool logo on it!

  • WELCOME BACK students!  We have special student prices for you!

Yoga For Athletes

yoga-for-sportswith Suzanne McCahill Perrine

Thursdays, July 31-September 4

Yoga is a perfect compliment for the athlete and it’s great cross-training! The sports we love to perform can make us overdeveloped in certain areas, and some muscles can therefore be strong and powerful while others may be weakened. Understanding your body and knowing how to find more balance can radically improve your athletic performance while simultaneously reducing the likelihood of sports related injuries.  This class will address common imbalances in popular sports like running, cycling, golfing, and swimming.  Gardeners will love it too! Students will be given special attention to specific muscle groups as well as breath work to help improve lung capacity and exercises to develop core strength and spinal stability and flexibility.  Although this class is geared toward athletes, anyone can come to get a clear understanding of the biomechanics of the body and learn how to safely stretch and lengthen specific areas and find strength in others.  No need to be a pretzel!

*All are welcome who absolutely quake with trepidation at the idea of stretching and laugh at the notion of bending over to tough their toes!

$60 through July 26
$66 after and at the door


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.

INTEGRAL YOGA ACADEMY | 1-800-858-9642 | |
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.