Events + Workshops

Advanced Yoga Anatomy

Fall Open Houses

Alpharetta: September 25
Dunwoody: September 26

9a-3p each day

Get to know your community at Lift Yoga + Body! Each day we’ll have 30-minute FREE sample classes from our amazing instructors. In between classes, sample some healthy snacks, lifestyle love, henna tattoos, wellness options from local businesses, and give-a-ways galore! We’ll also have SPECIAL DEALS you can only get in studio that day! Join us for TWO days to celebrate being alive in this GOOD VIBE TRIBE!
**Pre-registration required for the FREE sample classes.**
 
On Saturday, stay after for Kember’s Solar Plexus Chakra Workshop from 3-5p.
On Sunday, stay after for Hara’s Sound Journey + Nidra from 3-4:30p.
Scroll down for more info and to book.
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.

More details from Kember on the next event, Solar Plexus Chakra:

Manipura Chakra, the solar plexus, is the third of our main energy centers of the subtle body. We have moved through Earth and Water to reach our place of FIRE! Tap into your inner strength, courage, confidence, and fire. What to look forward to:

  • Core-focused asana practice
  • Manipura meditation
  • Agni Mudra
  • Affirmations
  • Ha Kriya breathwork for activation
  • Intention setting with Tigers Eye
  • Fire burning ritual with Agni Meditation to release

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

Sound Journey + Nidra

with Hara

September 26 — $40
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: Lift Dunwoody

Good Vibe Tribe Members Get 30% Off

Come tune into your inner light with a sound journey facilitated by Hara. This meditative journey will be guided by the healing sounds of chimes, crystal singing bowls, medicine drum, Himalayan singing bowls and the symphonic gong. These instruments encourage a state of relaxation and inner harmony promoting deep healing on emotional, physical and energetic levels.
Lift Yoga + Body Studio

Pelvic Floor Health Through the Ages

with Candice Goch

October 2 — $75

2:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Location: Lift Alpharetta

Good Vibe Tribe Members Get 30% Off

Pelvic Floor health is especially important as we age (for women AND men), as it stabilizes your physical body, while also containing the energy you build as a result of practice. Like any other muscle group, the pelvic floor is at risk of being both overly tight as well as being overly loose in both men and women of any age. This workshop will demystify the pelvic floor, identify common sources for pain or dysfunction, and guide participants on methods to address those concerns. We will use yogic tools, such as breath work, meditation, posture and asana practice, to understand our pelvic anatomy and how issues arise. We then work towards learning how to relieve those issues, and/or just bring better overall health, both in suppleness and strength, to this set of muscles.

No yoga teaching experience necessary – this workshop will be helpful for teachers and students alike.

About the Instructor:
Candice Goch, a licensed physical therapist for 25 years, has spent the last 21 years passionately focused on helping women, men and children suffering with pelvic floor dysfunctions. Combining her knowledge of the body as a physical therapist with her mindfulness as a yoga instructor and skill as a certified aromatherapist, Candice brings a unique, holistic approach to healing the body from injury, surgery and various musculoskeletal trauma. Her goal, through experiential workshops and trainings, is to empower hundreds of instructors with the most up to date information and knowledge specific to the pelvic floor so they can immediately implement exercises that are therapeutic, safe, and instrumental in developing healthy pelvic floors in men, women and children.

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Breathwork & Integration Workshop

with Alexa Shackelford

October 3 — $40

3:00 PM – 4:15 PM
Location: Lift Dunwoody

Good Vibe Tribe Members Get 30% Off

Breathwork is a healing therapy that uses conscious circular breathing to unlock an altered state of consciousness. The accelerated breath clears emotional blocks and stagnant energy from the mind and body.
 
Conscious circular breathwork increases the circulation of oxygen through the body, which activates different areas of the brain to create new neural pathways for a deeper awareness and stronger self of sense, while releasing unresolved emotions and trauma.
 
In this 75-minute Breathwork and Integration Workshop, there will be 40 minutes of active breathing with time spent before to explain how to do active breathing and what you may experience during the workshop. Afterward, there will be a mini grounding meditation and sound bath to integrate, and time to share about your experience.

About the Instructor:
Alexa Shackelford is a Certified Breathwork Facilitator based in Atlanta, Georgia. This work has given her many years of comfort and healing for her mind, body and soul. It is her intention to pay it forward to provide a sacred container of conscious breath, evocative music and vibrational sound to heal unresolved emotional trauma and to bring you back to YOU.

Advanced Yoga Anatomy

Art of Teaching: Yoga Teacher Master Classes

with Jody S

$199 per session, or $549 for all 3 sessions
Saturdays, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Lift Dunwoody

Master classes to enhance your yoga teaching. Break down the fundamentals of teaching into three main components to hone your skills and connect on a more meaningful level with students. This series is available to all levels of instructors from those just starting their teaching journey, to experienced ERYTs.

Individual session tuition is $199 each, or join the entire series for $549. Limited space is available for individual session registrations. Priority will be given to students who sign up for all three sessions.
  • October 2, Art of Language
  • October 30, Art of Alignment
  • November 13, Art of Assists
Advanced Yoga Anatomy

Summer of Lift Love

ALL SUMMER LONG — FREE

As a way of giving back to our amazing community (YOU!) we have loads of free events planned over the coming months. Click below to get info about all of the events including: socials, book club, mindful mommas club, hikes, new yogi clinic, local walks, community classes and meditation circles.
Advanced Yoga Anatomy

Yang to Yin Aromatherapy Experience

with Erica R

October 9 — $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.
 
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Teaching Yoga to Athletes

with Sage Rountree

October 15-17 — $650 for full weekend, $300 for Sunday only
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: $50 OFF if Registered by July 1
Friday: 2:00 – 6:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM & 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Lift Dunwoody

Free as a 300-Hour YTT Elective

As more and more athletes credit yoga with taking their performance to the next level, the field of yoga for athletes is growing in exciting directions. Specializing in yoga for athletes allows you to share yoga’s benefits with a new, receptive population. Sage Rountree, a pioneer in the field, has multifaceted experience as a coach, athlete, and teacher working with endurance-sports athletes and collegiate teams.

This continuing education workshop on yoga for sports training is designed for yoga and movement teachers interested in working with athletes of all sports. It will also be useful in learning how to design classes to meet students’ unique physical needs—whether they are athletes, bus drivers, musicians, landscapers, or desk jockeys. In lecture, group discussion, and led yoga sequences, we will cover:

  • Philosophy: learn clear and easy ways to describe yoga philosophy in ways your athletes and non-yogis will appreciate
  • Physiology: how bodies adapt, how athletes train, and how yoga can support them at every step in a periodized training cycle
  • Psychology: psychology of the athlete in training and in class, yoga as mental training, channeling the competitive mindset in the context of yoga
  • Pedagogy: best practices for getting a job working with athletes in studio or team/private settings; managing a classroom, especially if the classroom is a gym or a practice field
  • Profession: setting up your business for long-term success in structure, accounting, branding, promotion

Agenda below. Participants will leave feeling empowered to teach yoga to athletes in studio, gym, team, or one-on-one settings. The workshop offers 16 CEUs to Yoga Alliance registered teachers.

Friday, 2–6 p.m.: Introduction and Philosophy of Teaching Yoga to Athletes
  • Welcome, greetings
  • Lecture and discussion: philosophy and overview
  • Practice: yoga for athletic balance
Saturday, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.: Physiology
  • Lecture and discussion: how bodies adapt, how athletes train, and how yoga can support them at every step in a periodized training cycle
  • Practice: yoga for athletic conditioning
Saturday, 2–5 p.m.: Psychology
  • Lecture and discussion: psychology of the athlete in training and in class, yoga as mental training, channeling the competitive mindset in the context of yoga
  • Practice: yoga for athletic recovery
Sunday, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.: Pedagogy
  • Lecture and discussion: best practices for getting a job working with athletes in studio or team/private settings; managing a classroom, especially if the classroom is a gym or a practice field
  • Practice: yoga for athletic balance
Sunday, 2–5 p.m.: Profession
  • Lecture and discussion: setting up your business for long-term success in structure, accounting, branding, promotion
  • Exercise: goal setting, mapping next steps

About the Instructor:
Sage Rountree, E-RYT 500, PhD, is a teacher trainer and endurance sports coach with certifications from USA Triathlon, USA Cycling, and the Road Runner’s Club of America. She has taught yoga to athletes at every level from youth to Olympians, NBA, and NFL players, including several University of North Carolina teams and Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams, an ongoing student of over a decade. Her nine books include The Athlete’s Guide to Yoga (2008), Everyday Yoga (2015); Teaching Yoga Beyond the Poses (coauthored with Alexandra DeSiato, 2019); and The Professional Yoga Teacher’s Handbook (2020). Learn more: sagerountree.com.

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Get Grounded in Children’s Yoga – Virtual Training

October 23-24 & 30-31 — $599
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: $50 OFF IF REGISTERED BY JULY 15
October 23-24 & 30: 9:30AM – 12:30PM & 1:30PM – 4:30PM
October 31: 10:30AM – 12:30PM
Location: Lift Dunwoody

Free as a 300-Hour YTT Elective

This course is being offered virtually only.

Based on the principle that you must ground yourself before grounding others, this training is an invitation to create an authentic presence, complete engaging groundwork and receive a well-rounded introduction into all aspects of teaching yoga to kids and teens. Upon completion, you are eligible for the Yogavator Pass and entry to the Grounded Kids private online group as well as a listing on the Grounded Kids website as a Grounded Teacher with reference to your bio and teaching schedule. You may take this training as a stand-alone course or as the first step toward certification.

This 22-hour training includes the following:

  • Introduction to Grounded methodology
  • Gain proficiency in our 84 Grounded series poses as well as modifications and enhancements
  • Child development through the lens of the chakra system and how to impart this wisdom to kids and teens so it is useful in everyday life
  • Specialized mini flows and mantras to balance each chakra
  • How to teach alignment to children with skill, clarity and creativity
  • Teaching mindfulness, meditation and mudras to ages six-teens
  • Breathing techniques appropriate for kids and teens
  • Partner and group yoga including games
  • Guiding principles for conduct management based on each student’s constitution and prevailing elements
  • Create a well-rounded yoga lesson plan that is engaging and meaningful to youth
  • Group teach a Grounded yoga class

Included Grounded Materials:

  • Training Manual
  • RED Grounded in Color curriculum
  • Set of 84 Pose Cards
  • Poster of Poses
  • Pose Crackers
  • Superheroes Curriculum

About the Instructors:

Amy Haysman, Co-Founder, Lead Trainer & Owner of Grounded Kids
E-RYT 500, RCYT, M.ED., Yoga Teacher, Lead Grounded Kids Trainer
My desire to validate and nurture the innate goodness, unique potential and emotional intelligence of a child, no matter what, sparked the creation of Grounded Kids Yoga and fuels my dedication to teaching, supporting and empowering Grounded Teachers during training and beyond. I value clarity, creativity, collaboration and continual evolution. Here are some specific and quirky details for a glimpse into who I am.

Sedef Dion, Co-Founder of Pre-Grounded, Lead Trainer
E-RYT 500, RCYT, Yoga Teacher, Certified Grounded Kids Trainer
I have been practicing yoga for over twenty five years and took my very first 200 Yoga Teacher Training in 1999 at Peachtree Yoga Center and have been teaching since.Here is a little secret; during my 200 hour YTT in Hatha Yoga I fell in love with Kundalini Yoga which lead me to take the Kundalini Yoga Teacher certification under the guidance of beloved teacher Mukta Kaur Khalsa.  I am  a member of Yoga Alliance and the Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association (IKYTA).  I earned my 300 hour YTT certification from Bhakti Yogshala in India.

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.

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.

Yoga & Barre at Newtown Park

While the amphitheater is being renovated, you can find these classes in the grassy (and shaded!) nook beyond the Park Place Senior Center. When you turn into the Park from Old Alabama Rd, take the first right and you will see signs to the field. 

Sundays at 10:00 AM: This class will rotate between yoga and barre every other week.
Mondays at 6:00 PM: Yoga
Thursdays at 10:00 AM: Yoga

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

Wills Park Pavilion Yoga

Tuesdays at 5:00 PM
Wednesdays at 10:00 AM

Pre-registration not required - space is first come, first serve. Please adhere to social distancing requirements. The pavilion is located behind the Alpharetta Community Center.

175 Roswell St, Alpharetta, GA 30009

Brooke Street Park Yoga

Saturdays at 9:00 AM
Pre-registration not required - space is first come, first serve. Please adhere to social distancing requirements. The park is located behind Alpharetta City Hall.

2 Park Plaza, Alpharetta, GA 30009

Roswell Farmers & Artisans Market

Saturdays at 9:00 AM
Class is held in the courtyard which can be accessed at the front of the church through the breezeway between the buildings.

Roswell Presbyterian Church, 755 Mimosa Blvd, Roswell, GA 30075

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