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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
prenatal kundalini yoga series (with channing mckinley)
Celebrate your pregnancy, connect with your baby, develop your intuition and prepare for birth with Kundalini Yoga in this 4 week series designed specifically for pregnancy. Through Kriyas (postures) & Meditations, we will explore the themes of: Breath, Strength, Fear & Connection as they relate to the process of bringing life into the world. Each class will also end with birth practice time where we visualize and prepare for your birthing day. Class is open to all, at any stage of pregnancy. No previous Kundalini Yoga experience is necessary. If possible, it is helpful to prepare for the series by finding a few minutes each day to mentally connect and communicate with your baby. Go to Workshops page for more detailed information and registration.
Thursdays, August 1-22, 5:30-7pm. Cost: $100. Limited Space, Pre-registration required. Contact: Channing at email@example.com
Channing McKinley (Chandra Kirin) has been practicing yoga for most of her life. She is drawn to the spiritual depth and healing potential of Kundalini Yoga and is a KRI certified instructor. She also taught HypnoBirthing childbirth education classes for over a decade and trained as a doula. She holds a deep commitment to healing on personal and societal levels and understands the transformative power that pregnancy and birth hold for both the mother and child.
Restorative Yoga with Essential Oils (with Michele Anderson)
Enjoy the benefits of both Restorative Yoga and essential oils in this unique workshop. Your nervous system will have the chance to completely relax in supported yoga postures meant to restore your system’s natural state of balance. Essential oils are a plant based medicine that offer many healing properties. You will experience 1 essential oil with every Restorative Yoga posture. Workshop will begin with 30 minutes of education about essential oils, followed by 1 hour of Restorative Yoga and ending with a 30 minute healing gong relaxation. Go to Workshops page for more detailed Information
Sunday, August 11, 1 - 3pm. Cost: $35. Drop-ins Welcome. Contact: Michele at firstname.lastname@example.org
New Moon Intention Setting (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 new moon is as potent but in a yin, feminine kind of way. This New Moon Intention setting class will give you space and support to set your intention for the current lunar cycle. In this 75 minute practice, you will be guided and offered hatha based flow to guide energy (prana) towards your intention. Go to Workshops page for more detailed Information
Mondays, July 1, July 29, Aug. 26. Cost: $15 or pay what you can Contact: Kate at email@example.com
new & featured classes
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 Kristin Mansch)
This 75-minute breath-centered practice creates internal heat to purify the body and calm the mind. The set sequence of postures, with continuous deep breathing, cleanse and align the body. Regular practice generates clarity, energy, ease, and improves one’s health and well-being.
Wednesdays, 7 - 8:15pm and Saturdays, 7-8:15am Cost: $14 Drop-in or 10 Class Pass $120. Contact: Kristen 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