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The Open Mind – All Levels Yoga
September 12 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 30, 2018
An event every week that begins at 7:15pm on Tuesday, repeating until September 30, 2018
An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Sunday, repeating until May 13, 2018
Improve strength, flexibility and balance through fluid movement and sustained holds in asanas (postures). This class blends alignment and mindful flow to help strengthen your connection to center and to encourage an even greater freedom of spirit. Experienced beginners and advanced practitioners are offered variations and modifications specific to their unique level; an uplifting and refreshing experience.
Offered: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 9:30-10:45am; Tuesdays from 7:15-8:30pm
Instructors: Jody Harris (Wednesdays & Saturdays 9:30am until 8/16/2018); Kelly Daniels (Tuesdays 7:15pm) (David Mondays 9:30am); Jayne Madden (Fridays 9:30am) Sonya Kuropatwa returns for Saturday classes after 8/16/18.
Investment: $16 Drop in rate; $70 for 5 Classes; $130 for 10 Classes; $220 for 20 Classes; $120 for one-month unlimited classes; $99 for auto-renewal unlimited monthly membership
Auto-Renew Monthly Membership includes a 10% discount on yoga workshops and merchandise (some limitations apply)
*Packages expire 4 months after date of purchase (excluding unlimited packages)
Instructor: Jody Harris (E-RTY200, RTY500) began her yoga journey looking to resolve pain from many years of running. After her first yoga class, she immediately connected to the physical, emotional, and spiritual healing that yoga brings. She has completed her therapeutically-oriented RYT500 training and is dedicated to helping others find a yoga practice that meets them where they are right now, celebrating what they can do regardless of their physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges. Jody volunteers at the Shepherd Spinal Center and is also a Reiki Practitioner.
Instructor: Jayne’s journey to yoga has been a long and winding road. She flirted with yoga intermittently for a number of years, using it primarily as a rehabilitation tool to recover from sports injuries. When her knees could no longer take the abuse inflicted upon them, she began to consider the idea that yoga had to become a consistent practice in order to allow her to continue to lead an active life. Eventually, she decided to actually listen to her body. Then… something magical happened… she discovered that she didn’t need to pound pavements or tear around a tennis court in order feel peace. Yoga, she discovered, was more than enough…
Trained under the guidance of the teachers at Peachtree Yoga Center, she is a 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certified yoga instructor. As a life-long learner, she continues to deepen and enrich her skills with continued study in both yoga and meditation. She teaches in order to bring to others the balance and healing she has experienced through the practice of yoga postures, pranayama and the sacred stillness of meditation.
Instructor: Sonya Kuropatwa, gentle guidance and loving touch extends from her fascination with the body as an instrument of spiritual and creative expression. Sonya came to yoga after more than 20 years a s a classically trained dancer, teacher, and choreographer as a means to further understand the mysteries of the mind-body connection. She has witnessed and guided her students through the wonders of movement, self-awareness, and connection. Her belief in the magic of touch as a means of healing and as a conduit for energy informs her teaching style, which relies strongly on imagery, humor, joy, and hands-on interaction. She has completed and co-facilitated several 200-hour and 500-hour teacher training and certification courses through throughout Atlanta and continues to share her knowledge and wisdom through her personal practice.
Instructor: David has been playing competitive squash for the last 30 years and experienced the usual and frustrating injuries that arise from playing sports at a high level. Finding yoga only after intolerable back pain, he has returned to competitive squash play but also discovered a true calling to yoga. With his love of teaching and wellness, he committed to advancing his yoga practice to the next level through the LifePower Yoga 500-hour yoga teacher training certification process and is now a Yoga Alliance Certified/Registered Yoga Instructor.
David also began practicing meditation in the TM tradition as a high school student in 1975. He approaches meditation to train the mind, in much the same way that fitness is an approach to train the body: Regular, devoted practice produces the greatest benefits. He believes that “Meditation is easier done, then said.”
Currently he is now focused on helping make yoga accessible to people of all ages and abilities, so that they too can benefit from its countless life enhancing qualities. His educational background is in psychology and education.
Instructor: As a devoted practitioner and teacher, Kelly, uses an intuitive and organic approach within Yoga’s asana, pranayama and meditative practices to create a safe, open and relaxed space for exploration. By guiding students on the mat through the use of asana sequencing and attention to the flow of the breath, her intention is for each student to gain access to the ever present subtle internal state that Yoga informs- and experience the power and usefulness of the individual mind/ body apparatus. She hopes to inspire each student to connect to their own unique inner teacher and exquisite divine nature. Kelly’s passion is Yoga- its healing and empowering alchemy. She often uses this quote in relaying her love of the sacred practice of Yoga…” the melody of the mind, the rhythm of the body and the harmony of the Soul create the symphony of life”. This is what she hopes to cultivate through her teaching. And with a personal practice of 15+ years and Yoga Alliance certified through Peachtree Yoga Center via mentor Graham Fowler, Kelly teaches All Levels, Restorative and Gentle Flow classes, as well as a Beginners class here at Open Mind.