Yoga classes are taught by experienced teachers combining hatha yoga asanas, pranayama & yoga nidra to rejuvenate the body and calm the mind.
- All classes are 1 hour 15 minutes unless specified otherwise.
- There are limited yoga mats available to borrow.
- Please bring your own mat and yoga props.
|8:00 AM||Hatha Yoga (Open Class)|
To make the yoga classes accessible for everyone the fees are kept at a minimum and contribute towards the costs of using the hall.
Members of Vedanta Centre: $5 per class
Non-members: $10 per class
New members welcome, contact the Vedanta Centre office.
Intensive Yoga – advanced yoga course for those who are already familiar with the basics of yoga and are looking to develop further skills and a more intensive practice.
6 weeks, 2 classes per week. Course fee $240
Back Pain Yoga – yoga therapy course providing a comprehensive approach to minimizing back pain through yoga.
5 weeks, 2 classes per week. Course fee $200
Meet our Yoga Teachers
I am a Yoga and massage therapist conducting yoga classes for nearly 17 years. I studied yoga therapy at a well renowned yoga university in Bangalore India. I learnt different styles of yoga with different teachers as well as Natural Therapy using Yoga, Massage Techniques and Essential Oils. In my classes I teach Hatha Yoga and incorporate other styles according to my students needs and to make the class interesting. I teach the general class, advanced yoga class, back pain yoga, pre-natal yoga and chair yoga (for senior citizens).
In 2008 I started practicing yoga at home and then joined the yoga class at the Vedanta Centre. My body was responding very well to yoga. I never thought to teach but when my yoga guru asked me, I started taking classes at the Vedanta Centre in 2017. Yoga challenges each one to be physically and mentally positive. It has taught me to stay focused in every moment in life. I hope when a person attends my class they experience the positive atmospheric vibration within the class. My classes combine a mix of yoga postures to strengthen the body as well as breathing techniques (pranayama). The class concludes with shanti mantras (peace mantra) and a yoga thought for the day.
In 2016 I started practicing yoga regularly at Sri Ma Yoga School in Chapel Hill and it started to have major shifts in my body and mind so I decided to start studying yoga with the 200hr certification 2017. I became absolutely fascinated with the positive effects it was having in my life so I went on to finish the 500hr certification 2018. I never intended to teach but because I was living proof of how yoga can affect you physically, mentally and spiritually I really wanted to share that with everyone I meet. I started teaching friends, at local gyms and yoga studios and I have been teaching at the Vedanta Centre since 2018. I cannot imagine living without practicing yoga. It has taught me to live and appreciate life with acceptance of the self and to show love and compassion towards all living beings. I hope when a person comes in to my class they experience some peace in their day and can go into life with some tools to return to a calm state.
In 2008 I started practicing yoga. I have always been conscious of holistic wellness and have practiced different kinds of exercises like swimming, walking and the gym. After I lost my husband in 2007 I lost interest in exercising and had put on a lot of weight. I developed lower back pain due to a sitting job and I occasionally felt dizzy. I had my blood sugar checked and was found to be on the border line of diabetes. The thought of being a life-long diabetic troubled me. I shared my condition with a friend who suggested to try yoga. The next day I was in the yoga group and started learning asanas and pranayama. Within a very short period my back pain was gone and my sugar levels dropped down to normal!
I started enjoying yoga more than swimming, gyming or walking. Now if I don’t do yoga for a day my body aches and I don’t feel energetic. I love yoga as it helps me keep work-life balance. My daily yoga practice provides me with mental clarity and calmness. Yoga has increased my awareness and relieved the chronic stress patterns that I had fallen into. I always feel that when we do yoga we need to give 100% and do it mindfully to get all the benefits. I recommend everyone to do yoga and pranayama daily to maintain mental, physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.