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River Garden Yoga Center offers a variety of morning, afternoon, and evening yoga and meditation classes for all levels of experience—from beginner to advanced. RGYC invites everyone, regardless of income, to experience the benefits of yoga and meditation. If you are experiencing financial hardships, please discuss with your teacher about their “open heart” policy. RGYC offers a variety of donation based classes—see classes for details.
First time to River Garden? The first class is always free to local residents.
upcoming workshops & events
couples massage classes (with Christine tauer)
Looking for a fun and relaxing evening with your partner? Thai inspired couples massage classes are the perfect date night. Christine will guide partners in a blend of Thai massage stretches and easy to learn massage techniques drawing on both 10+ years of experience as a massage therapist and background studying Thai massage in Thailand. Go to Workshops page for more detailed Information
Healing through the chakras (with kate cherne)
The Chakras can be thought of as a system for self-knowledge and healing all their own. In this series, you will learn the basics of the energy system and how it influences your physical, mental and energetic health. We will discuss the attributes and inner workings of each chakra one week at s time. Each session will include a short lecture on the chakra, discussion/reflection and end with a meditation practice to help integrate the energy of that chakra. Go to Workshops page for more detailed Information
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for Teens 8-Week Series (with josephine Chung, Ph.d.)
MBSR-Teens is an adapted course based upon Jon Kabat-Zinn’s MBSR program. This course will focus on growing and building teens resilience through an integrative skills-based model. The goal is to guide teens in developing their self-awareness to increase well-being through connection to their heart, body, and mind. This course will integrate the practice of mindfulness, along with principles of psychology, movement, and nutrition to build teenagers resilience skills. Go to Workshops page for more detailed Information
New Moon intention ceremony (with kate cherne)
The new moon is a time of quiet, introspection and intention setting. We often think of the lunar cycle in relationship to the full moon because it has such an obviously powerful energy. The energy of the new moon is yin, feminine and quiet, and the time in the lunar cycle to set intentions. Kate will speak to the significance of the New Moon and inform you of other significant astrological alignments that may be influencing your life and energy. Kate will guide you through a meditation and yin/restorative yoga practice to integrate the energies of the new moon. Go to Workshops page for more detailed Information
full moon releasing ceremony (with kate cherne)
When we embrace the energy of the moon we can harness it to get in touch with nature and our inner world. The energy of the full moon is yang; intense, illuminating and expansive. It’s the time in the lunar cycle to LET GO! For the Full Moon Releasing Ceremony, you will be provided materials to help you gauge where the full moon energy is hitting you hardest and where/what you need to let go of. Kate will lead a yoga practice and meditation to help you release what needs to be released. Go to Workshops page for more detailed Information
new & featured classes
Intro to Viniyoga (with Liz Lacey Gotz)
Is lifelong wellness your goal vs. a perfect body? Do you suffer from chronic pain in your lower back, neck or shoulders? Are you looking for a way to transform yourself, both physically and mentally? Are you ready to see the perfection and joy that already exists in You? Viniyoga is a gentle yoga practice that meets you where you are though adaptations of common poses along with slow, dynamic movements. Viniyoga can help you build your strength and confidence in movement, move away from unhealthy physical and mental patterns. And, we will have fun as we follow our breath along the well-worn path of a practice that has endured for more than 2,000 years.
Thursdays, 9-10am (begins Oct. 10th). Cost: $15. drop-in or $12. with class pass. Contact: Liz at email@example.com
Daytime Kundalini Yoga (with Channing Mckinley)
Join Channing in the sunlight of the upper studio for a daytime class of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. Kundalini Yoga is known as the yoga of awareness. Through postures, meditation, breath work and mantra, this class will provide a vehicle to experience deeper connection with your inner wisdom and bring the fullness of the self into the present moment. “In Kundalini Yoga, the most important thing is your experience. It goes right to your heart. No words can replace your experience.” -Yogi Bhajan
Hatha Yoga (with anna Andaházy)
Hatha Yoga is a practice of balancing our sun/active (Ha) with moon/receptive (Tha) energies. This class will adjust in accordance with Ayurvedic understandings of seasonal and daylight fluctuations. You can expect various combinations of slow-flowing movement, steadily-held postural alignment, relaxation, breathwork, and mental concentration practices. Practitioners of all levels are welcome.
Wednesdays, 5:30 - 6:45pm. Cost: Sliding Fee of $10 -15. Drop ins welcome. Contact: Anna at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ashtanga Yoga-Half Primary Series (with KristEn Mansch)
This 75-minute led class creates internal heat to purify the body and calm the mind. The set sequence of postures, with continuous deep breathing, creates internal focus while cleansing the body. You will build strength, flexibility, and endurance in sun salutations (surya namaskara a + b), standing, and seated poses. The closing sequence is especially calming for the nervous system and includes breathwork, meditation, and rest.
Ashtanga Yoga-MYSORE STYLE (with KristEn Mansch)
Mysore Style classes enable you to go at your own pace and practice the postures of the series appropriate for you. You will receive one to one guidance from the teacher within a group setting. You do not need to know the sequence to begin. Arrive anytime during the class hours, and complete your practice by the end time. Ideal for beginning students as well as experienced practitioners. Those new to Mysore classes, please email Kristen before your first class at email@example.com.
Kundalini Yoga (with abby o’keefe)
Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan is a yoga practice for everyone. It combines physical exercises, breathing techniques, mantra, and meditation to give you an experience of your true self. The technology of Kundalini Yoga is a science of the mind and body used to elevate the human spirit, reach a higher level of awareness, experience oneness, relieve stress and anxiety, strengthen the nervous system, and cultivate inner peace and stillness.
Thursdays, 7:30 - 8:45pm. Cost: $10 drop-in. Everyone welcome! Contact: Abby at firstname.lastname@example.org