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Events + Workshops

Senior & Chair Yoga

Intro to Yoga: 4-Part Series

with Kristin C

Four Weeks — $99
1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11: SOLD OUT!
2nd Series Added by popular demand: 2/19, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12 SOLD OUT!
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!

Lift Yoga + Body Studio

Yoga & Trauma: Healing with Tantra Hatha Yoga

with Holle Black

February 17-19, 2023 — $350
Friday: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Saturday-Sunday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Lift Yoga Johns Creek

Yoga has long been a system of philosophies and practices that has helped to heal the body-mind connection, improving homeostasis and the sense of well-being and ease. Scientific research is proving tangible benefits of these ancient practices, especially in the areas of trauma and PTSD. In fact, studies often show that yoga is a promising adjunct therapy to address the common physiological, emotional, and psychological issues associated with various trauma experiences.
 
This program provides the framework necessary for teaching yoga and mindfulness to at-risk and marginalized populations including prisons, homeless shelters, VAs, hospitals and other arenas where trauma is often a factor in or result of one’s current life situation.
 
Understanding the unique approach to yoga for trauma, participants can expect to learn how to help people better self-regulate and move into a space of greater self-efficacy. Participants of this program will learn:
 
  • Effects of trauma on the mind, body and nervous system
  • Uses of Tantra Hatha Yoga to help heal the mind/body disconnect following trauma
  • Practices of Tantra Hatha Yoga to help students and clients better understand and heal from trauma
  • How trauma informed yoga is different than a “regular” studio class (language/cueing, postures, pacing, philosophies)
  • How to create and teach trauma-based yoga classes to various populations and in different settings
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.
  • February 26
  • March 26
  • 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.
Senior & Chair Yoga

Arm Balance Workshops

with Marie B

March 18 + April 15 — $40 each
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Lift Yoga Alpharetta

Attend one or both dates! 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

Deep Soul Rest

March 19 — $69
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Lift Yoga Alpharetta

Elevate your yogic experience to a new level with our latest offering of Deep Soul Rest! In this prolonged and conscious change in vibration, the practitioner can explore the subconscious or causal mind and truly examine old patterns they wish to modify or release.

The neuroscience of music and singing confirms that music has profound effects on emotions, brainwaves, breath patterns, and more. Science also tells us that deep rest practices induce states of deeper awareness that positively impact practitioners’ physical and mental well-being.

To “be still” is to interrupt the inertia of unconscious patterns; sound and frequency can aid that process. The body responds to potent rest by re-calibrating the nervous system for longer-lasting effects of contentment, wholesomeness, and ultimately a lowered baseline of stress.

Your Guides: We bring decades of combined experience and studies – Jonathan as a professional musician and recording artist, practicing yogi, and meditation facilitator, and Octavia as a dedicated yoga practitioner and teacher (ERYT 500), Vedic chanting expert, and experienced Yoga Nidra guide. Since 2016, we have been exploring the deeply restorative and restful effects of sonic vibrations in our advanced sound baths and more profound practices like Yoga Nidra. For about eighteen months, we have been experimenting with the depth of being in raised vibrations longer than the norm. In response to our practitioners’ amazing feedback, we created Deep Soul Rest!

The Practice: Restorative movement, mantra chanting, stillness practices, sound immersion, 30-minute Yoga Nidra or deeper state of awareness, and Kirtan rooted in our music creations. You can check out our music on all music platforms and on Insight Timer.

Lift Yoga + Body Studio

Ayurveda: Yoga’s Sister Science

March 24-26, 2023 — $475
Friday: 4:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Saturday-Sunday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Location: Lift Yoga Johns Creek

Price includes two meals as part of the training.

The sister science of Yoga has so many amazing tools as well as gifts. Ayurveda is like the human handbook. When we take the time to understand the doshas and how energy moves in and within our energy bodies then we are able to begin to cultivate continual renewal in our body that allows us to reach our human potential in this lifetime. Take this workshop to do a deep dive into the practices and lifestyle that is Ayurveda. Learn how to offer Ayurvedic Marma Therapy in your classes as well as how to sequence for and celebrate the doshas. Yoga is for everyone and Ayurveda can be a lovely lighthouse to guide you home to your true nature. 

Required book:Ayurveda: The Science of Self Healing: A Practical Guide

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.