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Yoga Basics: From the Foundation Up - Session started Wednesday, March 7th - Join Anytime!!!

Yoga Basics: From the Foundation Up is a class offered on Wednesday, 5:45PM - 7:00PM. This will be an 8 week class taught by Adelfa Hill that restarts every 8 weeks. 

New students to yoga may find themselves more comfortable in a class that starts in a place that has a "beginning". Here is that class!

Here is what the new student to yoga will learn: All the basic foundation yoga poses for beginner students. How the pose should be aligned well with the body for the maximal benefit. How to adapt a yoga pose to meet the need of your individual body. How to practice the poses safely. How to use all the yoga props. How to breathe properly in the poses.

Students may join at anytime!

TYI Presents Special 6 Week Programs - Tuesdays 7:15PM - 8:30PM

Every 6 weeks TYI will present a special topic to enhance your area of interest and practice.  No registration is required, just use your class pass.

Introduction to Pranayama Workshop as taught in the Iyengar Method with Janet Lilly - February 13th - March 20th

According to the 17th century mystic Kariba Ekken "if you would foster a calm spirit, first regulate your breathing; for when that is under control, the heart will be at peace."  In the Introduction to Pranayama Workshop, in addition to learning supine and seated Pranayama techniques, we will practice restorative Asanas to prepare for Pranayama.  Sequence handouts will be available at each session to encourage a home Pranayama practice.

Yoga for Osteoporosis with Heather Patton - March 27th -May 1st

Come join Heather and explore this 6 week program for the prevention and management of osteoporosis using yoga postures.  Yoga's emphasis on strength-building, balance and alignment can help people with osteoporosis avoid injury.  Low-impact weight-bearing yoga poses stimulate bone growth to build stronger bones.  All levels are welcome

Yoga for Healthy Aging with Martha Garrett - May 8th - June 12th

Yoga can have a number of benefits for people over 50, from healthy bones to flexibility to anxiety relief.  Yoga is not only safe for mature practitioners, but also effective in keeping the mind and body in good health.  Join Martha as she teaches practices that benefit us as we age!

Restorative Sound Meditation with Percussionist Bill Smith - Friday, March 23rd

Join percussionist Bill Smith as he present a Restorative Sound Meditation on Friday, March 23rd, 6:00PM - 7:00PM.  This Sound Meditation will help reduce stress and fatigue, you will feel more energized, balance your body and mind, and help improve focus and sleep.

Workshop cost $15.00 and registration is available under "Workshops" - West Market St Studio.


Bare Bones - Yoga for Bone Density Workshop with Heather and Sheila - Saturday, March 24th ~ WAITLISTED

This workshop is now waitlisted.

Join Heather and Sheila as they offer their workshop, "Bare Bones", on Saturday, March 24th 10:00AM - 1:00PM.

They will present an asana practice including postures for preventive care and postures appropriate for those with osteopenia and osteoporosis along with education about bone health.


Yoga Nidra - The Power of Transformation presented by Jeffrey Crespo - April 20th - 22nd

Jeffrey Crespo invites you to join him as he presents Yoga Nidra, The Power of Transformation.  The workshop will be held April 20th - 22nd.

Vedanta Yoga Nidra is taught to help students master sleep, gain control over the autonomic nervous system, reduce internal tension, and alleviate many of the diseases and conditions that develop with age.  It is also a very powerful tool for discovering your true purpose and directing your life in that direction. 

Benefits of a regular Yoga Nidra practice:  Reduces stress, strengthens the will, dissipates fear and anxiety, awakens creativity, and improves memory and learning capacity.

This training if from the tradition of the Himalayan Institute which are some of the most authentic teachings being offered anywhere in the world today.  You can take the workshop if you are simply interested in practicing and learning about Yoga Nidra or if you are interested in being certified to offer and teach Yoga Nidra yourself.

This workshop is open to all levels of practitioners.  Yoga teachers and other professionals will receive a teaching certificate upon course competition (12 CE Units Yoga Alliance).

Workshop fee:  $295.00, or $265.00 if paid by April 6th.  Registration and other workshop information is available under "Workshops".


17th Annual Yogathon - Saturday, May 5th

The 17th Annual Yogathon, a fundraiser for the Animal Rescue and Foster Program, will be held on Saturday, May 5th, 9:00AM - 1:00PM, West Market Street Studio. This is truly one of the best days of the year at TYI!

Come experience different yoga classes taught by many of TYI's teachers.  Experience the entire Yogathon as one class linked together or attend one or two classes!  You do not have to start at the beginning.  Make a donation and qualify for a door prize.  Come and meet the special guests that are available for adoption!!

We welcome any donations for door prizes!!!

The full schedule will be posted when available.


Indu Arora - Mudras in Yoga Workshop - July 13th - 15th

TYI is excited to welcome Indu Arora as she presents her workshop, Mudras in Yoga, July 13th - 15th.

Mudra is the ancient yogic art and science of gesturing and sealing vital pranic energies in the human body for heath, well-being, and spiritual evolution.  It also works as a therapy for the body and mind by balancing the ratio of five elements when done with hands.  The joining of fingers create a special effect on the human body.  When a finger representing an element is brought into contact with the thumb, that element is brought into balance.  Mudras can help prevent and bring a healing effect, help boost the immunity, balance the metabolism, and strengthen the nervous system.

Indu Arora is a Yoga Teacher, Ayurvedic Clinician, Yoga Therapist, and author with more than 14 years of teaching experience.  Her teachings are deeply rooted in her philosophy: 'Nothing has the greatest power to heal, but Self.'  Indu is the author of Mudra:  The Sacred Secret and Yoga published by Ancient Heritage, Tomorrow's Vision books.  She is excited about her visit to TYI to share with us the world of Mudras and how they can help promote harmony and health!  Visit her website at:

3 day workshop fee:  $550.00 or $475.00 if registered by June 22nd.  Day 1 fee $200.00.  Day 1 and 2 fee $400.00.  Workshop information and registration available under "Workshops".


Live Online Video Classes with Nicolai Bachman - Yoga Philosophy for Yoga Therapy ~ August 3rd - 5th, and August 17th - 19th

Studying the principles of yoga philosophy serves as the basis for the application of yoga therapy.  Many of the principles of these philosophies are now supported by neuroscience.  When applied in our lives, they lead to a clearer, calmer, and healthier body, mind and spirit.

These classes are part of the East Coast Yoga Therapy Yoga Therapist Training Program.  These are the hours of each class that are available to students of yoga, yoga teachers, and the general public that wish to gain more knowledge of the ancient teachings of yoga.

The following schedule is taught by Nicolai Bachman.

Friday, August 3rd, 6:00PM - 8:00PM - History and Overview of the Vedas

Saturday, August 4th, 9:00AM - 11:00AM - Vedic Chanting

Saturday, August 4th, 1:30PM - 3:30PM - The Upanishads:  The Teachings as Related to Yoga Therapy

Sunday, August 5th, 9:00AM - 11:00AM - The Koshas and the Elements

Sunday, August 5th, 1:30PM - 3:30PM - The Samkhya Tree

Friday, August 17th, 6:00PM - 8:00PM - Yoga Sutras - The Mind (Citta):  Structure, Functions and States

Saturday, August 18th, 9:00AM - 11:00AM - Yoga Sutras - Understanding Suffering

Saturday, August 18th - 1:30PM - 3:30PM - Yoga Sutras - Vitarka andPratipakshabhavana (Mental Focus and Cultivating the Opposite)

Sunday, August 19th - 9:00AM - 11:00AM - Yoga Sutras as Nirodha (Calming)

Sunday, August 19th - 1:30PM - 3:30PM - The Bhagavad Gita:  The Teachings as Related to Yoga Therapy

Each class: $35 each, One Full Weekend August 3-5 or 17-19:  $175.00, Both weekends: $325.00.  Registration available under "Workshops".