Begin a new practice. Revive a past passion. Invigorate your current practice.
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
free yoga therapy info. session (with julie williams)
Join Julie Williams, certified yoga therapist (M.Ed, C-IAYT), for this free info session to learn about Yoga Therapy! Are you recovering from an injury? Surgery? Other health ailments? Are you looking to find a practice that fits where you are in life currently? Yoga Therapy is a process of empowering an individual to find or enhance a plan toward health and well being. Come learn, ask questions, and experience more about this unique path. Please join if you are seeking a yoga therapist to work with, if you are a yoga teacher interested in learning more, or just out of sheer curiosity! All are welcome. No previous yoga experience necessary!
Sunday, November 10th from 1-3pm. Contact: Julie at www.santoshayogatherapy.com
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
5 element self mastery training (with andrea sullivan)
This class is an interactive look into the qualities of the elements and their mental and spiritual strengths. 5 Element Qigong exercises can be used to restore health, balance the emotions, and empower you to tap into your greatest potential. Each week we’ll explore a new element and it’s practices, organ system emotions and function. The movements use breathwork to generate energy-circulating it in the meridians and organ systems to increase vitality. Go to Workshops page for more detailed Information
NOURISH WITH NIDRA (WITH KRISTEN MANSCH)
Yoga Nidra is a unique experience of relaxation and release. It is a soothing restorative meditation done lying down. You’ll be guided into conscious awareness of each part of the body for deep and effortless relaxation. Session begins with gentle breathwork and mantra, followed by a guided Yoga Nidra. Release physical, mental, and emotional tension and enjoy deep rest. Accessible for anybody! Go to Workshops page for more detailed Information
ashtanga basics workshop (with kristen mansch)
Learn the basics of this breath-centered practice to calm body and mind. We will cover the groundwork of breath, movement, and form as we break down the postures of half primary series. This workshop allows for more thorough explanation and covers modifications to practice effectively and safely. Great for thos curiuous about Ashtanga or wanting a refresher of the basics. Class size is limited to allow for personalized attention and learning. 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
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. Arrive anytime during the class hours, and complete your practice by the end time. Ideal for beginning students as well as experienced practitioners. You do not need to know the sequence to begin. Those new to Mysore style, please email Kristen before your first class at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Early Morning 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, 6:00-7:00am. Cost: $10 drop-in. Free Classes from Oct. 17-Nov. 14 for Everyone!! Contact: Abby at email@example.com