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The Open Mind – Gentle Yoga
January 15 @ 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:15 pm on Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until March 26, 2020
An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 31, 2020
The Open Mind Center’s Gentle class is open to all students. Release stress, increase flexibility and balance the mind/body connection through gentle flowing movements, meditation and longer held Restorative postures. Gentle stretching and movement warms the muscles and releases tension to prepare the body and mind for rest and stillness. The Open Mind Center’s instructors infuse breathing and relaxation techniques and offer supportive props to help students release layers of tension and revitalize natural rhythms; a wonderful calming and relaxing experience.
Offered: Tuesdays @6:00pm with Kristen, Wednesdays @7:15pm with Lola and Thursdays @7:15pm with Maxine
$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 & merchandise (some limitations apply)
*5 and 10 classes packages expire 2 months after date of purchase
** 20 classes packages expire 4 months after date of purchase
Instructor: Kristen has been a student of yoga since 2008, with a background in Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Acro. Formalizing her education at Peachtree Yoga Center under the guidance of Graham Fowler, she has continued her studies at the Kripalu School of Integrated Yoga Therapy and is an Advanced Teacher of Therapeutic Yoga (RYT500). Kristen experiences yoga as the potential for divine expression, powerful connection, profound healing and a greate r sense of freedom. From Restorative to Power, she seeks to create a safe and empowering space for her students to uncover deeper insights, in body as well as mind. Kristen believes that yoga comes to each practitioner at precisely the right moment in his or her life and feels honored to support, share and witness this sweet gift with each and every student.
Instructor: Lola has been practicing yoga for more than 20 years when as a teen, her mom dropped her off at the YMCA for yoga classes. Yoga has been a constant in her life, helping her manage corporate stress and long hours at a desk. Lola is fascinated with the body and its ability to heal and move, and enjoys adapting yoga practices to accommodate the body’s changes. She enjoys spending time with her family, working at a local public library, regularly walking the Roswell and Alpharetta Greenway, kayaking, and paddle boarding. Lola completed her RYT 200 at the Open Mind Center and loves sharing yoga with others to help them relax and reset, ready to face a new day.
Instructor: Maxine Turner’s sense of wonder, appreciation and love for the science of the human body led her towards the path of yoga. Physical activity was always important in her life, especially after a bout of medical challenges that led to the end of her active duty service with the U.S. Navy. Her love for people and the desire to learn and share the knowledge of yoga, made the transition to teaching almost natural. Amazed by yoga’s ability to heal beyond the physical body she devoted herself to exploring varied aspects of it including asana, Ayurveda, meditation, mantra and tantra. Maxine’s personal practice is one of devotion or Bhakti. Her teaching style integrates functional alignment, core strength, flexibility and balance. She was fortunate to learn primarily from teachers who followed the lineages of: Krishnamacharya Desikachar (Breath, Meditation and Vedic Chanting), Pattabhi Jois (Ashtanga), Indra Devi (Classical Yoga of Patanjali), B. K. S. Iyengar (Iyengar), and Sri Swami Satchidananda (Kundalini). Her classes are mind-fullness based and steeped in philosophy, flow and alignment. She is registered as a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher (RYT) with a specialty designation of 95 Hour Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT).