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 

 

SAVE THE DATES!
IYENGAR YOGA WORKSHOP with BOBBI GOLDIN
March 3 -March 5 2017

Bobbi Goldin was certified by B.K.S. Iyengar in 1983 and has been the Director of the Yoga Institute of Miami for the past 37 years. In addition to her classes in Miami she teaches workshops nationally and internationally and has led teacher training courses since 1985.  She conducts the Sanibel Island Vacation Retreat which has been held 42 times since 1983.  As a professional Bobbi is a highly respected teacher with vast experience and great wisdom.  She is known for her ability to individualize in her classes so that everyone’s needs are met and each student feels personally touched.  Don’t miss the opportunity to study with Bobbi and be inspired by her as she shares the genius of Mr. Iyengar, her love of yoga and life. (click here for a printable pdf about the workshop).

 

NEW FOR WINTER!  
12 WEEK INTRODUCTORY LEVEL CLASS with KIRSTEN BACHMANN
THIS CLASS IS FULLY REGISTERED ** The next beginner series will start April 2017
Wednesdays  7:30-8:30 pm    

Join Kirsten Bachmann for a 1 hour/12 week series of beginner level classes.  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.

 

TGIF with LAURA WOODALL
Fridays 8:30-9:30 am

Start your weekend early with this energizing morning class!  Focus will include hip opening poses. standing balance and gentle backbending.  Previous experience with alignment based yoga is a plus.

 

YIN Yoga with Sally Raspberry
THIS CLASS HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL SUMMER SESSION
Thursdays 7:30-8:30 pm

Yin/Yang represents the balance and harmony of everything within us and around us. While Yang yoga practices nourish us with movement, Yin yoga restores us with stillness and encourages patience and non-reactivity.  This passive practice allows for a deep stretch of ligaments, fascia and tendons while inviting quiet and calm into the mind.  Yin revitalizes and nourishes the joints and connective tissues while increasing mobility especially of the hips.  Poses are each held for 2-5 minutes and are accompanied by guided meditation, inspirational poetry and beautiful silence.

 
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 & iREST YOGA NIDRA WORKSHOP
 Friday 6:30-8:30 pm        April 21st,  June 16th 

We invite you to attend a monthly Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra 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 ad 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)

ADVANCED MELTing!  MELTMethod LEVEL 2 CLASSES – 5 week series
EXTENDED!!! Three more weeks of MELT Level 2 will be added to the existing 5 week series.  Cost for the additional 3 weeks is $51.  You may also do a drop in to MELT for $17
Wednesdays 1-2 pm  Jan 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th and Feb 1st plus Feb 8th, 15th and 22nd
Thursdays 6:00-7:00 pm   Jan 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th and Feb 2nd plus Feb 9th, 16th and 23rd

Certified Melt instructor, Catharine Eberhart has just returned from taking the MELTMethod Level 2 advanced training.  She is excited to expand your ability to get out of and stay out of pain with the MELTMethod. Catharine will lead you through 22 advanced MELT moves. These advanced moves are perfect for those working with sciatica, SI joint disfunction, low back pain, plantar fasciitis, shoulder and/or neck pain! Or for those who want to stay mobile, healthy and pain free for a lifetime. This course is designed for those who have taken MELT class with Catharine or another certified MELT instructor.  Register NOW as space is limited to 14 participants. Cost for the series is $85.  Email Jane to reserve your space. (click here for a printable pdf about the series).

 

“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