Please check back often, as we are continually updating our workshops and events offerings! You may register online for each event by clicking the Find Out More link below each event summary.
Join Cheryl Murphy of Follow Your Bliss Bracelets and Essential Bliss Aromatherapy for this two-hour workshop where participants will design their own aromatherapy bracelet, as well as their own custom essential oil blend. Avoid the crowds this year and make an intentionally, handcrafted aromatherapy bracelet for those special people on your shopping listFind out more »
Part of our Saturday Night Special themed yoga class series. Wear your brightest glowing colors or white clothes and prepare to GLOW. Flow with the music as you glow under the black light. So much fun!Find out more »
Join us and discover how you too can consciously choose emotions, attitudes, and actions by accessing your heart’s intuition to become the best version of yourself more often. Through building personal resilience you no long have to wait for something or someone else to change to experience greater ease and peace in your life. YOU can create it now!Find out more »
Enjoy a one hour ALL LEVEL yoga class followed by receiving your very own henna painted design of your choice (a $25 value - more elaborate designs upon request). Enjoy raw chocolate treats, fruit, and tea - all in a beautiful atmosphere. Space is Limited! $35 to preregister by December 9 ($40 at the door).Find out more »
Working with the repetition of sacred phrases is a gift you can offer your students in different ways. We’ll discuss the use of music in yoga classes, the use of sound and Nada yoga, as well as introduce you to kirtan and how to work with call and response chanting.Find out more »
Give yourself the gift of this slow flowing class that will focus on the breath and longer holds so that you can just be. Enjoy the sweet tunes of the holidays as you settle in and nurture your soul. Class will end with a long relaxing savasana.Find out more »
At times we can feel stuck. We know our life is meant to feel differently. We long to activate purpose, pleasure, a healthier body, a calmer mind. But how? Tantra and Ayurveda offer timeless tools that work. Join us in a weekend that has the potential to launch you into the life you've always longed for.Find out more »
Join Jill Loftis to learn about various techniques including tarot, guided meditation, pendulums and other shamanistic practices that will expand your world and blow your mind. Your personal spiritual growth is absolutely essential if you are to walk the path to become a teacher and a healer. Find out how using the Tarot can deepen your spiritual connection and open the door to more direct communication from your guides and Divine forces.Find out more »
In this fun class students will begin with a yoga practice that will warm up the body to encourage fluidity and freedom of movement. Students will then explore fundamental belly dance moves and combinations. The class will close with a soothing yoga practice followed by a short relaxation to allow the body time to integrate all the elements of class.Find out more »
Rock yourself all night long with this vinyasa class that will get your head banging and metal mantras waving in the air while enjoying your favorite rock bands. Erica will have a killer playlist that will make this class fun and entertaining. This is an all levels class.Find out more »
Join Brad and Jill for a special live drumming pranayama/meditation class with extended drum sound bath. Afterwards, there will be a workshop geared for yoga teachers. Topics will include establishing playlists for your class, setting the appropriate tempos/BPMs to connect rhythm of breath and flow, and also working with live music and musicians.Find out more »
This class expands the realm of yoga into partnership. Come with your sweetie or a friend and develop a sense of trust while connecting with another individual on a deeper level. This class is open to all levels.Find out more »
How much time do you spend moving towards where you want to be verses being content with where you are? Where can you create space on your life? What would that space allow you to let in? What do you cling to (mentally/physically)? How could letting go of this allow you to let yourself live more fully and deeply? Explore these questions and perhaps begin to work towards answers as you join Rebecca (Tara) for three hours of exploring the philosophy behind Santosha, the second of the five Niyamas.Find out more »
LIVE drumming with Andy Matzner and a deep, subtle flow with our incredible Kimberly; let the vibration of the drums guide you deeper into your practice and also connect you to your tribe of fellow yogis in the room.
Live Drum Flow with Kimberly Vest and Andy Matzner - Feb 24Find out more »
NEW CLASS!! 6-week series or drop in at each class!!
Chair yoga makes yoga poses accessible for everyone and is specifically great for beginners or those with physical challenges. It’s incredible how much you can do with the aid and assistance of a simple folding chair!
Taught by Kathleen Barratt
This one-day breath immersion offers a sacred space to embark upon a inner journey of healing and transformation. A progressive sequence of contemplative breath practices combined with yin yoga provide the experiential framework for cultivating awareness of the transpersonal dimensions of the breath. This quality of awareness influences us on every level of our being, initiating powerful changes within ourselves, within our lives. Our breath becomes a rich pathway to illumination, wisdom, and freedom.
July 22, 29 & August 5 - Drop-in 2pm - 3:15pm. At its core, yoga is an exercise for the body and mind that leads to greater aerobic strength, flexibility and focus. Some of the most elite athletes use yoga as part of a successful training program. Yoga also keeps you focused on a deep and steady breath. Training your muscles aerobically and learning how to control your breathing are two very important aspects of training and racing for any endurance athlete.Find out more »
Calling all Yogis! Kids Yoga by Kinderdance will be partnering with Uttara Yoga Studio to bring you a week-long Yoga Camp for Ages 3-5! Together we will work on yoga poses and partner work while also incorporating creative
movement, focus activities, and mindfulness concepts into each class. oin us daily during the week of August 6 –
10, 9:00-11:00am, and end your child's Summer on a fun note that will have them centered and ready to get back to school.
Do you struggle with anxiety? So many of us face this challenge each day.
Are you looking for relief without using a pill? In spite of what a psychiatrist might tell you, it is possible. In this workshop I’ll be sharing my favorite therapeutic strategies for managing and even eliminating anxiety. You’ll learn ten practical tools that are holistic – and effective. Most importantly, you’ll discover how to regain a sense of control over your life.Find out more »
As an 8-week series or drop-in to any class! At its core, yoga is an exercise for the body and mind that leads to greater aerobic strength, flexibility and focus. Some of the most elite athletes use yoga as part of a successful training program. Yoga also
keeps you focused on a deep and steady breath. Training your muscles aerobically and learning how to control your breathing are two very important aspects of training and racing for any endurance athlete.
Friday Restorative Class - 6pm to 7:15
Summer Dates: June 22, July 13, August 17
Stressed? Tired? Need to reset? This class is for you. We begin with gentle long-hold restorative poses; then relax into savasana, during which you will be guided into a deep state of inner stillness. Amazing for stress reduction. No need to pre-register; drop-in fee/class packs apply.
This six-week series class is designed to help you take your yoga routine to a whole new level by working with the "unease" and challenging your current practice. After an invigorating warm-up, Suzanne and David use their training and expertise to teach advanced yoga poses, followed by a cool-down and savasana.Find out more »
Join us at Uttara yoga studio for this fun 1 hour introduction to Thai massage and using l-base partner balancing as a tool for assisted stretching (sometimes called acrotherapeutics). In this class you will give and receive Thai massage and therapeutic flights; You will practice deep relaxing, trust, and release. Enjoy a new awareness of your body through the mirror of someone else’s touch. Give and receive, connect, breathe, come out refreshed and with new tools to help treat and sustain your body and energy.
and receive, connect, breathe, come out refreshed and with new tools to help treat and sustain your body and energy. The techniques you will learn in class are great gifts you can offer your friends. Join us for some therapeutic relaxing fun!
Join your friends at Uttara to celebrate the Fall Equinox as we usher in the new season. Call and response chanting, drumming and instrument playing followed by a special Sound Savasana!! Donations accepted for
Roanoke Refugee Partnership!
6-week series. Registration is Required as Space is Limited. When a woman is living in calmness, radiance, joy and good health, this is the atmosphere in which her baby will enter the world. Yoga helps to create this atmosphere.
This class is designed to help you relax and strengthen your rapidly changing body as you become present with your experience. The class combines yoga stretching and movement, chanting, meditation and deep
relaxation with the goal of helping the mother relax and calm herself, connect with her baby, and find the strength within herself to deal with the everyday stresses that come with our busy lives.
During this three-day workshop we will practice and discuss healing & self love rituals to begin and end your days with. We will eat vegetarian meals, while learning about plant medicines, breathing exercises and mudras to support each energetic intention. You will leave the workshop with a Self-Care Package of herbal blends and teas, as well as a booklet with recipes, herbs, Ayurvedic information, and a list of great books and resources.Find out more »
October 20 - 21. Workshops with Wolf Purnananada. Register for one or both days! Learn to activate and deliver your full purpose and power by exploring the importance of Self-Love/Self-Care practices and how these practices relate to your own personal growth. Self-care practices to include an Total Being Cleanse (Sage&Sprays), Ayurvedic Oils, Breath work / Pranayama, chakra meditation and intention setting.Find out more »
Discover simple daily practices and strategies for working with young people affected by stress, trauma, depression,and anxiety. Learn ways to help students increase steadiness, resilience, and resource in order to access and express higher potential. This session will offer yoga poses/practices that cultivate balance and steadiness; breathing techniques that soothe and settle the emotions/nervous system; games/strategies that develop focus and self awareness; and kid-friendly meditations for enhancing imagination and self-expression.Find out more »
This workshop will help you to understand astrology basics; offer resources to deepen your knowledge; and teach you tools and techniques that will help you to weave the cycles of cosmos into your daily yogic and spiritual practices. We’ll learn about the energies of the signs and the planets; we will study discuss the difference between Sun Signs, Moon Signs and Rising/Ascendant signs. We’ll cover the phases of the Moon and how that can help you with appropriate timing. Learn about the “high vibe” and “low vibe” for each astrological sign. Break down the concepts of the twelve astrological houses; explain retrogrades; and more.Find out more »
Addiction is now an epidemic and most of us struggle with some form of it, whether it's an accepted substance like sugar, a stigmatized substance like heroin, or a behavioral addiction like gambling or shopping. In this workshop led by Mental Health Counselor and Yoga Instructor Cori Phillips, you will learn why addiction affects most of us, and how regular yoga practice can alleviate symptoms, calm the addictive drive, and often send addictions into remission. This workshop is open to all levels (no prior yoga experience required) and is appropriate for individuals struggling with addiction (of any kind...even sugar or caffeine!) or for professionals who want to help others (mental health professionals, physicians, nurses, yoga teachers, etc). This experience will include lecture on addiction and yogic philosophy, as well as gentle yoga movement and practical instruction accessible to anyone!Find out more »
Join us in raising the vibrations of Love in our hearts and in the world. It is essential that we constantly tune to the vibrations of peace and love in this time of tumult and confusion. "Universal Kirtan" is a form of call-and-response singing that draws on as many spiritual traditions as we can gather into our universe of music and spiritual practice.Find out more »
Beginning Sunday, Nov 4.
Wednesdays, 7:30 – 8:30am
Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28
Sundays, 7:30 – 8:45pm
Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25
$75 for all 4 weeks or $10 Drop-in per class
This all-level class is designed to therapeutically target tight bodies and is particularly good for athletes and others who feel that yoga just doesn't work for their bodies. Traditional poses are modified in unique and fun ways so that they work for all types of bodies and the focus is on myofascial release and strengthening the midline.
Join Kathleen Barratt for this one-day breath immersion. This unique workshop offers a sacred space to come into stillness and deepen your relationship to the transformational healing power of the breath.
We will combine a progressive sequence of contemplative breath practices with yin yoga and meditation. This transformative program offers a sequential process of moving inward—first the body, then the breath, then the mind, and then the emptying into a deep inner stillness.Find out more »
EVENT SOLD OUT! - Email or call the studio to be placed on a wait list!
Join Jill Loftis for this basic four-week introduction to the concepts and practices of mindfulness and meditation. You will learn simple and easy stress reduction techniques, breathwork and daily practices that will soothe and steady your mind and body. No previous experience necessary; please pre-register.Find out more »
Our Holiday Bazaar is a wonderful opportunity to start shopping for unique and handcrafted items from local vendors within our community. David Trible from Bottom Creek Farm will be offering juice and wheatgrass concoctions and Jill Loftis will be offering FREE tarot readings beginning at 10:30am! We will also have gift certificates and yoga packages for sell!Find out more »
Join Brad and Jill for a special live drumming class with extended drum sound bath.
Drumming was the earliest form of tribal communication and has been used to celebrate significant ceremonial gatherings in many primitive cultures. The beat of the drums can be used to call in good energy, remove bad energy and put one’s mind, body and spirit in a hypnotic and meditative state. Feel the vibrations of the drums as you connect breath, heartbeat, mind & body to your practice.Find out more »
6:00 to 7:00 pm Kirtan and 7:00 to 9:00 pm Potluck
Join your friends at Uttara Yoga for call and response chanting to usher in the new season and then stay after (or come later!) for a potluck supper. You know yogis can throw down when it comes to food, so don’t miss this opportunity to socialize and hang out. We’ll provide plates, silverware, napkins and cider. You can bring anything you like OR just come, there is always plenty of delicious food. Children are welcome. Can’t wait to see you there!Find out more »
Join Kimberly for this two-hour class and begin the new year with a quiet mind, calm breath and a light body! We will work with movement, breath and mantra thus uniting body, mind and breath. This practice will allow you to work at a deeper level with flowing postures to relax the body and using sound as a tool to quite the mind, eradicate stress and release toxins accumulated in our bodies.Find out more »
New Moons are a very potent time and the first new moon of our calendar year has a very special energy. Join Jill Loftis for ritual, intention setting and introspection on this auspicious day. No need to pre-register, all ages welcome, no experience necessary.Find out more »
Tuesdays, 6:00 to 7:30 pm
January 8, 15, 22, 29; February 5, 12, 19, 26
Maximum 8 students; please pre-register.
Feeling stuck? Looking for answers and realizing you need to make major changes in your life? This course will help you to find community and support while making those changes. Learn more about the complete eight-limbed system of yoga; find ways to create a spiritual practice that makes you feel connected and whole; and study ancient techniques and tools to transform your body, mind and spirit. Each session includes lecture, discussion and practice as well as handouts and homework.Find out more »
So you've heard the buzz about mindfulness and how it can help you; but where to start? Join Jill Loftis for this basic four-week introduction to the concepts and practices of mindfulness and meditation. You will learn simple and easy stress reduction techniques, breathwork and daily practices that will soothe and steady your mind and body. No previous experience necessary; please pre-registerFind out more »
Two (2) 3-week Series' of 3 Classes. Register for January, February, or Both!
Drop-In $15 per class.
This class is designed for infants 6 weeks – pre-crawling babies; pre-registration required. Come bond with your child & community in a safe, light-hearted space. Infant massage can enhance parent-child bonding, improve sleep patterns and help relieve body discomforts such as constipation and gas.Find out more »
This workshop is for yoga teachers to gather together and hone teaching skills. A sweet mix of sequencing; adaptation; verbal skills; hands-on assists/adjusts; business of yoga; and any other questions about teaching that bubble up as we meet. Plan for a half-hour lunch break from 1 to 1:30 pm. Seven hours of Yoga Alliance CECs.Find out more »
Tuesdays, February 12, 19, 26
11am - Noon
This class is designed for infants 6 weeks – pre-crawling babies; pre-registration required. Come bond with your child & community in a safe, light-hearted space. Infant massage can enhance parent-child bonding, improve sleep patterns and help relieve body discomforts such as constipation and gas.
This 2.5-hour guided partner class is intended for individuals and couples interested in cultivating compassion, embodied wisdom and a deeper sense of connection in their relationships. Journey into a delightful exploration of touch, using assisted stretches and therapeutic Thai bodywork techniques that can be done by and for most people, without requiring any prior experience of Yoga or massage.Find out more »
Tara (Becky) will take you on a journey of the senses. While drinking in the sacred sounds of heartbeat and breath, we take that the ability to listen and to feel even deeper within. We tap into that intuitive sense of knowing; how and when to move and when to be still. Allow yourself to reconnect to that sacred animal within, ultimately reminding us how to simply be free both on and off of the yoga mat.Find out more »
How much time do you spend moving towards where you want to be versus being content with where you are? Where can you create space in your life? What would that space allow you to let in? What do you cling to (mentally/physically)? How could letting go of this allow you to let yourself live more fully and deeply? Explore these questions and perhaps begin to work towards answers as you join Tara (Becky) for two hours of exploring the philosophy behind Santosha, the second of the five Niyamas. We will partake in journaling and discussion, and flow through a Vinyasa practice. This will be followed by various practices that encourage finding that place of true acceptance and contentment, including progressive relaxation, visualization, and yoga nidra.Find out more »
Six-Week Series Beginning Monday, March 11 (See all dates above)
An introduction to Yoga for Healthy Aging with active practice of its basic components. What is aging and what are the components to healthy aging? Explore how yoga influences your healthy lifespan through asana, stress management and yoga philosophy. Learn about the four essential physical skills and yoga poses that support these abilities. We will sample some of the practices to illustrate the concepts. The class will close with questions and a restorative practice.
8-week series. Open to graduates of LTC levels 1 and 2, as well as graduates of the Uttara Yoga Teacher Training program. Deepen your commitment to yourself and your spiritual practices. LTC Level 3 creates community and accountability. Dive into pranayama, mantra and mudra; create and commit to sadhana and cultivate the sacred relationship of Ishta Devata. Learn about astrology, tarot and MORE. Weekly homework and handouts. (Note no class April 16). Tuesdays, 6:00 to 7:30 pm - March 12, 19, 26; April 2, 9, 23, 30; May 7Find out more »
Join Betsy and Kimberly for this unique Friday night experience. Kimberly will guide you through gentle restorative poses which will allow you to relax your body and mind and open you up to receive the healing benefits of the Sound Bath. Betsy will play bowls, gongs and other instruments to provide an ambient backdrop to this restorative class. Amazing for stress reduction and a wonderful way to end your week and begin your week.Find out more »
This class blends together great music, fun yoga sequences and hip swaying dance moves to create YogaDance. Get your groove on in this fun class that alternates between yoga warm-ups, standing and balancing poses and free form dance sections. We will end with cool down yoga poses and a brief relaxation. Everyone is welcome and no dance experience is necessary. Come with an open heart and mind and leave feeling energized and filled with joy!Find out more »
The astrology of 2019 into 2020 is huge. Pivotal changes on a micro and macro level. Join Jill Loftis for a lecture and discussion on the current astrological cycles and how they impact you. A discussion of the larger shifts and changes as well as how to manage the energy based on your sun, moon and rising sign. Deepen your understanding so that you can manage the karmic patterns with wisdom. Free astrology chart included in the workshop.Find out more »
A New Moon in Aries is extremely powerful; Aries is the very beginning of the zodiac and it is a potent time to plant your seeds of intention for new beginnings. Join Jill Loftis for ritual, intention setting and introspection on this auspicious day. No need to pre-register, all ages welcome, no experience necessary.Find out more »
A Four-Part Series
Kemetic Yoga™ is a healing and regenerative Yoga system that is characterized by a series of geometrically progressive postures that creates alignment of the spinal column and corrects defects in the skeletal muscular system in order to relieve stress, increase blood circulation, nutrient and oxygen supply to vital body systems, and to allow internal life force energy and cerebral spinal fluid to flow more efficiently and abundantly throughout the entire body.Find out more »
Afternoon Session Added!!
If you experience feelings of anxiety, depression, impulsivity, cravings or traumatic response, this prescriptive 6-week series is for you. We are a small and supportive group, joining together to explore how to connect with, embrace and ultimately heal all parts of ourselves, even those parts that we may label as harmful or undesirable. Through meditation, movement, mantra and music, we will create a psychological momentum to boost your energies toward stability and mastery. Yes. Believe it. And this prescription can fully supplement your program of traditional medicine or work as a primary holistic intervention for psychological health. Welcome!
Six Week Series - Registration is Full!
Tuesdays 6:00 to 7:30 pm on May 14, 21, 28; June 4, 11, 18.
If you experience feelings of anxiety, depression, impulsivity, cravings or traumatic response, this prescriptive 6-week series is for you. We are a small and supportive group, joining together to explore how to connect with, embrace and ultimately heal all parts of ourselves, even those parts that we may label as harmful or undesirable. Through meditation, movement, mantra and music, we will create a psychological momentum to boost your energies toward stability and mastery. Yes. Believe it. And this prescription can fully supplement your program of traditional medicine or work as a primary holistic intervention for psychological health. Welcome!Find out more »
Enjoy different 50-minute yoga classes every hour on the hour -- try out a new type of yoga or a new instructor! By donation. Drop-in to the class you're interested in, or try them all! All money donated to InStill Mindfulness.Find out more »
We begin with gentle long-hold restorative poses; then relax into savasana, during which you will be guided into a deep state of inner stillness. Amazing for stress reduction. No need to pre-register. Just drop-in. Fee/class packs apply.Find out more »
This is a recurring event. Click 'See All' above for the full upcoming schedule.
This bi-monthly class will take you into a deeper state of relaxation. Kimberly and Betsy will use singing bowls and different instruments to create sounds that promote healing vibrations. When the body and mind are fully relaxed, this is when the body can truly heal and repair itself.
Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:15pm - June 18, 25 and July 2, 9
Explore Sage Patanjali's Yoga Sutra in this group study series designed to dive into the ancient teachings of yoga. Class sessions will include translations, interpretations, and discussions of the Sanskrit verses.
Focus: The first book of Patanjali's Yoga Sutra, Samadi Pada, chapter on Absorption. This study series will encourage group discussion and reflection on the application of sacred teachings in daily life and in the broader context of the collective.
Group meditation will be a part of each session.
$55 for entire series or $15 per class drop-in.
Saturday - Monday, June 22, 23, 24
Through study of the Vagus nerve learn the importance of self-regulation of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system and increase your understanding of the fight, flight and freeze patterns wired into body memory. Experience how gentle touch can facilitate co-regulation by
connecting and repairing the social nervous system. This supports healing, accurate perception and development of healthy boundaries.
Learn how to listen deeply, gently touching through the body layers with kind loving presence to support healing from stress, fear and shock. Slow guided explorations will help renegotiate relationship to past present and future, for Self and with others. Beginning with skin, connective tissue, kidney/adrenals, brainstem and gut you will discover systems of inherent health that move in the direction of wellness.Find out more »
Join your friends at Uttara Yoga Studio to usher in Summer and celebrate a new cycle with chanting and ritual!
Donations accepted for Roanoke Refugee PartnershipFind out more »
8 week series - July 9, 16, 23, 30; August 6, 13, 20, 27
Maximum 8 students; please pre-register.
Feeling stuck? Want to learn more about yogic practices that build strength, flexibility and also help you to figure out life? Looking for answers and realizing you need to make major changes in your life? This course will help you to find community and support while making those changes. Learn more about the complete eight-limbed system of yoga as a lifestyle; find ways to create a spiritual practice that makes you feel connected and whole; and study ancient techniques and tools to transform your body, mind and spirit. Each session includes lecture, discussion and practice as well as handouts and homework. Time to share; or time to be quiet and listen and learn. Open to all levels of students.Find out more »
As yoga teachers we often encounter students who have some sort of physical limitations. One student cannot touch their toes as they have issues with their back, another cannot be on their knees due to a previous injury and yet another cannot raise their arms over their head due to tight shoulders, and these challenges go on and on.
During this workshop, you will work with individual poses and learn how to adapt each pose by utilizing many different variations within the pose. You will explore different conditions such as back and shoulder issues, knee problems and balance issues as well as look at the benefits
of various props, chairs and working at a wall to create comfort and accessibility for a wide variety of poses. You and the other students will be challenged to create various sequences and adapt them for specific classes and student's needs.
Join us for a free or by donation class with Wolf Purnananada. Friday, July 19, 6:30pm – 8pm. This Restorative practice heals a body in need of healing, rejuvenates and activates change at a very deep level in a body to increase range of motion, movement and overall performance.Find out more »