Welcome

Yoga is for every body. Regardless of your age, gender, fitness level or yoga experience, Raleigh Yoga Center offers a caring space and an appropriate class for you, under the guidance of our highly trained and compassionate teachers. Our focus is on correct body alignment and the detailed composition of poses to assure your safety and maximize the benefits of each pose. Our training is strongly influenced by B.K.S. Iyengar, one of the foremost teachers in the world and author of the classic text “Light on Yoga.” His style is unsurpassed in grace, subtlety and precision. We welcome you to study with us. Find our current schedule here.

 

Upcoming special events 

NEW FOR WINTER!   
 INTRODUCTORY/BEGINNER LEVEL SERIES   COST: $132
Wednesdays  7:30-8:45 pm  with Kirsten Bachmann  beginning January 3rd 2018

This class takes the mystery out of yoga and is a perfect way to discover what yoga is all about. The class progresses gently with emphasis on alignment principles for safe yoga practice.  Introduction to basic poses (called asanas) and breathing are presented to increase strength, flexibility, stamina, balance and overall well being.  We keep our classes small, fun and informative. Visit INSTRUCTORS for more info about Kirsten and CLASS DESCRIPTIONS for more about this series.

GENTLE YOGA
Thursdays 8:15-9:15 am with Beth Robinson

Rise and Shine yogis!  Start your day with an hour of Gentle Yoga for all levels, all ages and all abilities. In addition to classic yoga poses, focus will include stretching and strengthening. Modifications will be taught and poses will be tailored to your experience and ability. Visit INSTRUCTORS for more info about Beth.

YIN FLOW – Back by popular demand!  COST: $132
Fridays 8-9:15 am with Sally Raspberry

Deepen your flexibility, intuition and balance as you explore the Yin aspects of Vinyasa Flow.  By exponentially slowing the pace and holding each pose at an edge that softens our connective tissues, we introduce the qualities of Yin to a traditional Yang practice (lengthening vs strengthening, receiving vs giving, introspection vs external noticing and silence vs talking).  This practice creates clarity in the mind and space in the body to manifest creativity and energy as you move through your days. Visit INSTRUCTORS for more info about Sally.

LEVEL I with Laura Woodall
Thursdays 6:15-7:45 pm

We’re adding an additional evening Level I class for winter.  Perhaps this new time will work well with your schedule.  For more info about our Level I classes please visit CLASS DESCRIPTIONS and INSTRUCTORS to read Laura’s bio.

YOGA for CANCER PATIENTS & SURVIVORS with Laura Woodall
Mondays 12-1:15 pm   beginning Jan 8th

Join certified Yoga for Cancer (y4C) instructor, Laura Woodall in this class designed specifically for cancer patients and survivors. Dealing with the side effects of cancer therapies impacts the body physically, emotionally and mentally.  This class will focus on Yoga poses that may aid in strengthening the immune system and alleviating side effects.  Blankets, bolsters and props will be used to make poses accessible.  Please note: Students need to be able to move to and from the floor unassisted. For more info and registration contact Laura at 919 618-1396 or llwoodall62@gmail.com. . 

PURNA YOGA CLASS at RYC 
Wednesdays 10-11:30 am

Raleigh Yoga Center is honored to welcome back Catharine Eberhart. Formerly a student and teacher at RYC, Catharine is now the owner/director of Purna Yoga East in Clayton, N.C. She is teaching an all-levels Purna Yoga class Wednesdays 10-11:30 am. Visit INSTRUCTORS for more info about Catharine and CLASS DESCRIPTIONS for more about Purna Yoga.

RESTORATIVE YOGA
 Friday 6:30-8:30 pm      December 15th , January 12th, and February 16th

We invite you to attend a monthly Restorative Yoga workshop as a way to rest your nervous system and quiet your mind. The prop supported poses and meditation offer you great capacity for growth, deep relaxation and true well being.  Join Jessica Kasinoff as she shares her training and experience teaching Restorative Yoga.    This is an all levels workshop.  Cost: $20. Minimum of 3 participants necessary to sign up by the Thurs prior to the workshop. Visit EVENTS for more information and email Jane to reserve your space. (click here for printable pdf about the workshop)

 MELTMethod – 8 week series
Wednesdays 1-2 pm   Beginning January 10th through February 28th 

Join certified Melt instructor, Catharine Eberhart for 8 weeks as you MELT more.  Experience immediate changes in how your body looks and feels. Learn simple self-treatments you can do at home to remain active, healthy and pain-free for life. This all-levels class will use specialized soft body rollers and small MELT Hand and Foot balls to simulate the results of manual bodywork therapy.  Relieve aches and pains brought on by stuck stress caused by aging and active living.  Reduce inflammation, ease chronic neck and low back strain, improve alignment, and learn how to keep your whole body working better. Register NOW as space is limited to 14 participants. Cost for the series is $136.  Email Jane to reserve your space. (Click here for a printable pdf about the series).

 SAVE THE DATES!
IYENGAR YOGA WEEKEND with BOBBI GOLDIN
March 9-11 2018

BOBBI GOLDIN, certified Iyengar instructor and director of the Yoga Institute of Miami, is returning to Raleigh for her 15th annual weekend workshop March 9-11.  (Click here for a printable pdf about the workshop). 

HEARTFULL MEDITATION WORKSHOP  with Catharine Eberhart (date and time to be announced)

During this two hour Heartfull Meditation “snacks” created by Savitri, co-founder of Purna Yoga. Practicing the meditation snacks will align your energies, calm your mind, help you connect with the best and wisest part of yourself found in your heart center and focus on what really matters.  Catharine has practiced the meditation snacks for over 13 years and looks forward to sharing these simple yet transformative techniques with you.

“Yoga is like music. The rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life.” ~ B.K.S. Iyengar