Events + Workshops

Lift Yoga + Body Studio

Understanding The Bhagavad Gita

with Sheila Ewers

April 1-2, 2023 — $325
Saturday-Sunday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Location: Lift Yoga Johns Creek

The Bhagavad Gita appears in the 6th Book of the Hindu Epic, Mahabharata. Written somewhere between the 5th and 2nd centuries B.C., the Gita has long been considered one of the most influential texts in the World. In a conversation between Prince Arjuna and his charioteer Krishna, universal themes such as the purpose of life, humankind’s relationship to divinity, the value of action vs. renunciation, and the timeless journey of the soul are explored in depth along with the  concepts of Karma, Dharma, Bhakti and Yoga.

The text has had international influence, informing the writing of American authors like Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau and Walt Whitman. Mahatma Ghandi turned to the Gita for consolation during his campaign for Indian Independence, and many other prominent politicians, philosophers, psychologists and leaders have lauded both its beauty and its message for centuries. For Yoga Practitioners world-wide, understanding the Gita has become an essential part of discovering the philosophical premise that underscores the practice.

  • Session 1 – Saturday 9am-1pm: Introduction, Background and Context
  • Session 2 – Saturday 2-6 pm: Understanding Dharma, Karma and How to realize the Nature of the True Self through Yoga
  • Session 3 – Sunday 9am-1pm:  Ishvara and Bhakti: What the Gita teaches about the Nature of God and the Worship of God
  • Session 4 – Sunday 2-6pm Gunas and Atman: What the Bhagavad Gita teaches about the Nature of the Universe.

**This training counts for 1 required module in the RYS300 Program and for 16 Continuing Education Hours with Yoga Alliance

Senior & Chair Yoga

Arm Balance Workshops

with Marie B

April 15 — $40
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Lift Yoga Alpharetta

This fun and challenging workshop will teach you how to approach a variety of hand-balancing asanas with greater confidence and ease. These are empowering postures from which we can learn a lot about how we approach fear on and off the mat.

Your investment will include a short vigorous flow designed to lay the foundation and prepare the body for the asanas we will be working towards. Then we will break down a variety of arm balances, and how to transition in and out of them. You will gain more knowledge on the mechanics of these postures as well as awareness of your body in space. You will leave equipped with tips and tricks to continue building strength and confidence to keep practicing these elusive shapes.

Bring your questions, come with a playful attitude, and let go of attachments and expectations!

Senior & Chair Yoga

Intro to Yoga: 4-Part Series

with Kristin C

Four Weeks — $99
4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/21​
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Location: Lift Johns Creek

Join Kristin as she leads you through the fundamentals of yoga in this informative and non-intimidating 4-week course for new yogis. Class size will be limited so you have plenty of one-on-one time to learn and ask questions. Some topics that will be covered include foundational poses of yoga and alignment, a brief history of yoga, props and their use, what is Om?, and the importance of breath in yoga. This is a cumulative series, each week building on the next, therefore we ask that you attend each class in the series.

BONUS: FREE ONE-MONTH UNLIMITED CLASS MEMBERSHIP to Lift Yoga. As you gain confidence in your practice, you’ll be able to explore all the great classes Lift has to offer!

Senior & Chair Yoga

Yoga + Mimosa Sunday Brunch

with Lori D
One Sunday Every Month (see dates below) — $40
11:00 AM – 1:30-ish PM
Location: Bent Tree Lodge, Jasper, GA
Grab a yoga mat and a friend (or meet a new one there!) and join us for our Yoga then Mimosa Sunday Brunch event at Bent Tree Lodge. Lori will lead a 60-minute feel good flow followed by brunch and mimosas.
Event will be held rain or shine. The class is planned for outdoors on the beautiful lawn of the Bent Tree Lodge + Winery, however there is an indoor option in the event of inclement weather. The 15 acre, tranquil property at Bent Tree Lodge is the perfect backdrop to relax, recharge, and embrace nature while you nourish your body, soul and mind.
  • April 23
  • May 21
  • June 25
Please bring your own yoga mat. Special dietary needs such as gluten free and vegan will be happily accommodated.
Lift Yoga + Body Studio

Exploring Sacred Texts: The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

with Sheila Ewers

July 8-9, 2023 — $325
Saturday-Sunday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Location: Lift Yoga Johns Creek

One of the most significant expositions of early yoga teaching is Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, still
widely regarded as the foundational work on yoga philosophy and methodology. The set of 196
aphorisms elaborates the science, art, philosophy and psychology that is yoga. In this course,
we will examine each of the major sections of the text, discuss their theme and origin, and learn
how we can use them to live more meaningfully in our modern world.


  • 9am- 1pm: Session 1, Sadhana Pada (Book 2) – Practices
  • 2-6pm: Session 2, Samadhi Pada (Book 1) – Concentration


  • 9am-1pm: Session 3, Vibhuti Pada (Book 3) – Marvelous Powers
  • 2-6pm: Session 4, Kaivalya Pada (Book 4) – Liberation

Free Community Classes

Did you know that Lift offers free classes for the community multiple times a week? Grab your mat and join our amazing instructors for a complimentary class! The scheduled instructors are subject to change without notice.

*Holiday and weather cancellation will be announced on Facebook and Instagram @LiftYoga.

Yoga at Preston Ridge Community Center

Our outdoor classes have found a home for the winter at the Preston Ridge Community Center:
3655 Preston Ridge Rd, Suite 100, Alpharetta, GA 30005
Join our studio staff at 9:00AM every Saturday!

Community Vinyasa Flow at Lift Dunwoody

Fridays at 6:00 PM
Pre-registration required due to limited class size.
Click here to register.

Donations Welcome

Community Vinyasa Flow at Lift Alpharetta

Fridays at 6:00 PM
Pre-registration required due to limited class size.
Click here to register.

Donations Welcome

Yoga at Newtown Park Amphitheater

Classes are on hold for the winter months. See you next year!

*For outdoor classes, we strongly recommend checking our Instagram page for updates regarding weather.
Holiday cancellations will be announced on Facebook and Instagram @LiftYoga.