Events + Workshops

Advanced Yoga Anatomy

Monthly Chakra Series

with Kember

Once per Month (Schedule Below) — $40 per session
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Lift Alpharetta

Good Vibe Tribe Members Get 30% Off

Each month, Kember will guide you through a practice focusing on one of the seven chakras. Learn about the origins of these ancient energy systems, along with associated yoga poses, essential oils, crystals, and reinforce your understanding with hands-on activities! This workshop is open to anyone who wants a comprehensive understanding of the chakras.

ROOT – June 26
SACRAL – August 28
SOLAR PLEXUS – September 25
HEART – October 23
THROAT – November 20

THIRD EYE – December 18
CROWN – January 22

Advanced Yoga Anatomy

Yang to Yin Aromatherapy Experience

with Erica R

December 4 — $40
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: Lift Dunwoody

Good Vibe Tribe Members Get 30% Off

This 90 minute workshop will break down the asana transitions and energetic components of a Vinyasa class, which uses the Ujjayi pranayama breathing technique and has a yang quality of dynamic movement. This will be accompanied by an uplifting aromatic blend (Marymint: Spearmint & Rosemary) to match the yang portion of the class.
The second part of the workshop will have a yin quality, as it teaches the longer holding poses of a yin class, as well as a restful restorative piece at the end. This yin portion of the workshop will be accompanied by a more grounding essential oil blend (Lavenderwoods: Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood).
Students will have the opportunity to purchase soaps and/or this essential oil blend in a jojoba oil base roller ball to take with them. They can use the yang blend for when they need an energizing boost throughout their day, or the soothing yin blend for when they want to wind down.
 
Teaching Trauma Sensitive Yoga

Bhakti Yoga: Principles of Practice, Mantras, Mudras and Chakras

December 10 – 12 — $250
Friday: 4:00 – 8:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday: 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Location: Lift Dunwoody

Free as a 300-Hour YTT Elective

This module is appropriate for established yoga teachers, students of yoga Teacher Training 200 and 500, and serious yoga students and practitioners who are interested in diving deeper into yoga studies and practices. Basic knowledge of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and knowledge of the Surya Namaskar 12-step traditional sequence are helpful.

There are four distinct but interconnected paths to Yoga. They work together like fingers on a hand. A yogi practices all four aspects of yoga in varying degrees towards one union of the individual self with the universal Self.

In this module, we will explore the path of Bhakti Yoga or the Yoga of Devotion through key practices including Mudras, Chakras, Mantras and Vedic Chanting. We will observe how all four schools of yoga work together towards the whole of Yoga with a focus on Bhakti Yoga.

Vedic Mantras are chanted according to the intonation given in the Vedas, the oldest known Sanskrit writings dating back 1500 to 2000 years BC. Vedic chanting was passed down orally through generations.

Participants will learn four mantra chants and practice them in-group and individually. They will leave the workshop with enough knowledge and confidence to chant in their classes and lead their students in experiencing the power of Vedic Mantras and how they link to asanas, pranayama, and meditation practices.

In this module, we will also take a dive into the subtle body and study:

  • The five elements
  • The senses or means of cognition (jnanendriyas)
  • The instruments of action (karmendriyas)
  • The seven major energetic channels or chakras and their primary sounds
  • The 12 steps of Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutation and their seed mantras

Octavia Nasr practices and teaches Yoga Philosophy, Asanas, Meditation and Vedic Chanting, in the Himalayan Tradition. In this tradition deities are thought of as symbols, not as realities to be worshipped.

Advanced Yoga Anatomy

Ugly Sweater: Yoga + Chill

with Paige D

December 17 — $40
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Lift Alpharetta

Good Vibe Tribe Members Get 30% Off

It’s time to welcome the winter season, yoga friends. Pull on your favorite frumpy sweater, and join Paige for an evening of yoga and hanging out. 
 
The practice will include mindful movement, gentle stretches, and nurturing rest. Afterward, we’ll chill in our ugly sweaters and sip cocoa.
 
Let’s get cozy y’all!
Advanced Yoga Anatomy

Restorative Yoga Aromatherapy Journey

with Abbie + Jenni L

December 19 — $40
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Location: Lift Alpharetta

Good Vibe Tribe Members Get 30% Off

Get ready for a mindset shifting, introspective, encouraging and self-care practice as we thoughtfully pair essential oils with mind, body and spirit opening restorative postures, poetry and imagery. We’ll send you off with bottles of each essential oil to enjoy at home!
Please bring blocks, blankets, or bolsters if you have your own!
Advanced Yoga Anatomy

WINTER SOLSTICE GATHERING

with Lauren Bernazza + Courtney Busha

December 21 — $44
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Lift Alpharetta

On what is known as “the longest night of the year” we will come together to draw inward for self-exploration + remembrance of the past seasons, to illuminate our intentions for the coming year! We will celebrate new beginnings with joyous movement followed by a soulful guided meditation.

This conscious community gathering will include:

  • Discussion of the Solstice Energies + Ancestral Traditions
  • Energy Moving Yoga practice followed by a Yin Meditation
  • Intention Setting for the New Year
  • Self-Exploration + Releasing Journal Prompts
  • Indulging in Nourishing Tea + Cacao
Senior & Chair Yoga

Vision Board Workshop

with Kember

January 2 — $40
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Location: Lift Alpharetta

Good Vibe Tribe Members Get 30% Off

Believing it’s already yours – that’s the key to manifestation. Being able to SEE what you want to create in your life is another layer to manifesting your dreams.

A VISION BOARD is a collage of pictures, magazine clippings, words, and quotes that speak to the future you want to create. Having a tangible and aesthetically pleasing reminder of where you want to go allows us to gain self-awareness, and helps us imagine what a positive future would look and feel like.

What do YOU want to work toward in the new year? Get it on a VISION BOARD!

Create your own Vision Board and boost your creativity, motivation, and inner power to harness everything you dream of. She will share her own wild stories of manifestations and past vision board experiences.

No experience is needed, come as you are. Supplies are provided, but PLEASE bring extra magazines you may have laying around!

Teaching Trauma Sensitive Yoga

Teaching Trauma Sensitive Yoga

January 15-16 — $350
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Lift Dunwoody

Free as a 300-Hour YTT Elective

This training consists of lecture, discussion, group activities, practice teaching, and trauma-informed yoga, breathing, and relaxation exercises, that can be useful not only for trauma, but tension and stress as well.

Over half of the US population reports having experienced at least one traumatic event in their lifetime, and approximately 7.7 million American adults suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) every year (Emerson & Hopper 2011, p.3). For many people, traumatic experiences overwhelm their ability to cope, leading to complex and devastating symptomatology that manifests mentally, emotionally, and physiologically – often for months or years after the trauma occurred.

Research demonstrates that traumatic events can leave an imprint on the cells and tissues of the body, leading to dysregulation and imbalances in nervous system function that manifest as symptoms of trauma. Due to trauma’s effects on the nervous system, an individual experiencing symptoms of trauma may be constantly on alert, chronically depressed or fatigued, have chronic pain, feel numb or dissociative, have biorhythm disturbances (such as sleep and metabolic issues), adopt unhealthy coping mechanisms, and more. Yoga, as a physical and mental practice that invites individuals to reconnect with their bodies, can facilitate healing through providing a conduit for the safe, controlled release of traumatic energy held in the body (Van der Kolk, 2014).

Topics Covered:

  • Understanding PTSD and Complex Trauma.
  • Using Yoga as an effective method for healing trauma stored in the body.
  • Experience TRE – Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises.
  • Appropriate language for teaching a Trauma Informed Class.
  • How to design a Trauma Sensitive Yoga Class.

*This training is a professional development training and is not intended as an intervention for personal healing/processing personal trauma. Talking about trauma, and the principles and practice of trauma-informed yoga may be triggering. The training is not intended for those currently in crisis.

Works Cited:

  • Emerson D and Hopper E. 2011. Overcoming Trauma Through Yoga: Reclaiming Your Body. North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, CA and The Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute, Inc., Boston, MA.
  • Van der Kolk, B. 2014. The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma. Viking.
Advanced Yoga Anatomy

The Psychologically Sound Classroom: Virtual Event

$120 for Each Recording (you will receive a link to view after purchase)

Facilitating yoga spaces that educate and heal through sanity, depth, and presence.

Part 1: Recording Available
Our time together will cover how to engage all aspects of the yoga classroom in a “Psychologically Sound” manner so that both teachers and students feel held, safe and free. We’ll explore a range of aspects including classroom set up to the use of props and touch, creating healthy connections to manners of speech and much more. Using Livia’s 11 Principles of The Psychologically Sound Classroom, together we’ll unpack these principles and strengthen their related skills through discussion, lecture, and practice.

What you will learn:

  • How to curate spaces that support psychological health, healing and deep wellbeing.
  • How to facilitate healthy relationships through contact, witnessing and presencing.
  • How to apply therapeutic skills to the classroom for great yoga teaching.
  • How to navigate what arises for you as a teacher to support students in learning and practice.

Part 2: Recording Available
All teachers face challenges in their teaching pertaining to ethical questions, healthy boundaries, and the differences in power inherent to teaching. Building a strong capacity to see and understand these issues helps teachers feel clearer in their offerings. Together we will work through a variety of issues pertaining to ethics, boundaries, and the shadow of teaching. We will unpack a variety of ethical issues and psychological phenomena that occur in the classroom to help you develop the skills necessary to navigate these with ease and grace.

What you will learn:

  • How craft a scope of practice that makes you relaxed and your students happy.
  • How to show up as a teacher with boundaries and curious presence so everyone feels honored, heard, and safe.
  • How to manage and unpack normal psychological phenomena that occur in student/teacher dynamics so you aren’t drowning in what crops up in the shadows of teaching.
  • How to repair with students and teachers after boundaries have been hurt so relationships are always sacred.
  • How to navigate ethical use of touch, adjustments, feedback so you can be of clear supported service.
  • How to manage power in the student/teacher relationship for the greatest integrity.
New Moon Flow + Meditation
New Moon Lunar Flow
Join us for this monthly offering of renewal! This practice will include an intention setting for the month ahead, a cycle of flowing movement, leading up to a meditation on how you can invite forth your desires with presence and wakefulness. All levels are welcome in this creative, fluid, and wonderful practice!

Upcoming New Moon Flow + Meditation Dates

Location: Lift Alpharetta

  • Sunday, August 8th at 2:00 pm with Kember
  • Tuesday, September 7th at 6:00 pm with Alex
  • Wednesday, October 6th at 6:00 pm with Sarah Rose
  • Thursday, November 4th at 7:30 pm with Paige
  • Saturday, December 4th at 1:00 am with Kerry

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 cancellations will be announced on Facebook and Instagram @LiftYoga.

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 Crabapple Government Center

Our outdoor classes have found a home for the winter at the Crabapple Government Center. 12624 Broadwell Rd, Alpharetta, GA 30004
Sunday's classes will be taught by our studio staff, while Tuesday and Wednesday will be taught by our new yoga teacher graduates. 

We hope you'll join us at the following times:

Sunday, 10:00-11:00 AM
Tuesday, 4:30-5:30 PM
Wednesday, 10:00-11:00 AM

Yoga & Barre at Newtown Park

Our classes at Newtown Park will resume in the spring... hopefully in the repaired amphitheater!

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