Yoga Studio

Yoga Studio Schedule

Along with our regular Yoga classes, the Yoga Studio also offers a variety of classes to assist you in your wellness program. The schedule below includes the weekly events that are held in our Yoga Studio which is located in the strip plaza next door to main Longhouse building.

For more information on Special Events scheduled in the Yoga Studios — Visit our Event Listings

SPECIAL NOTICE: Community Yoga is on hiatus until Fall

Time Class Title Teacher
 11:00 – 12:00 pm  TaiChi  Aston
9:30 – 11:00 am Restorative Yoga Lydia
 11:00 – 12:00 pm  TaiChi  Aston
10:00 – 11:15 am Yoga Basics Bethany
9:00 – 10:15 am Restorative Yoga Kris
11:00 – 12:30 pm Yoga with Viraja Viraja
9:30 – 10:30 am Women’s 12 Step Mindfulness Meeting ($)

Class Descriptions

Energize Yoga
Strengthen your body, your resolve and your presence through an integrative awareness-based, hatha yoga. Feel the challenge, feel safe and have fun! For more info: Thai Yoga Website or call 727.201.6513. All classes are on a sliding scale ($8-$15/class)
Teacher: Lydia Smith

Restorative Yoga
Restorative yoga is a well-supported, slow-paced yoga, practiced with compassion for the body in a non-competitive environment. The poses are approached in steps, with careful movements, and repeated with adjustments as the body gently deepens in each asana with time and patience. The key to right teaching is the adaptation of yoga to the individual, not the individual to yoga… the whole spectrum of yoga practice must be carefully adapted to the individual’s situation. Nothing can be forced. ~ T.K.V. Desikachar. See Karuna Road Website or call 727-873-9806 for more information.
Teacher: Kristine

Tai Chi with Shifu Aston Hugh
Aston Hugh has been teaching Tai Chi for over 50 years and is a true Master at his Art. He has taught at many wellness centers and schools throughout his extensive career and has been invited to lead countless seminars and workshops all over the world. His style of teaching is gentle and through and has been reported by hundreds of his students to have helped tremendously with agility, mobility, health and balance as well as stress reduction. Repressed and physically stored emo­tions can be released by breath, mind and body coordination and integration. Utilizing this disci­pline over time, posture can be improved, tension relieved and a feeling of well-being enhanced. Tai Chi is a gentle form and this class is open to all ages and all levels of ability and mobility.  Originating in China, Tai Chi features choreo­graphed movements that have been prac­ticed for thousands of years in the Far East. The slow and gentle movements of this ancient form can be used as training for martial arts, for health purposes or to develop and use intrinsic energy for healing and health. Because the movements are slow and gentle without impact, they are ideal for people of all ages and physical abilities. The focus on breath and breathing becomes meditative, resulting in a relaxation of the mind, while gently strengthening and aligning the structure and energy of the body. In Chinese philosophy, Chi is the continuous flow of natural energy that links all entities in the universe. It also unifies the body’s tissues, organs and brain functions resulting in a balancing of body, mind and spirit. Chi Kung is the art and skill of training and directing this natural energy by means of breath and mind. With practice and time, control over one’s internal energy is increased and eventually can be consciously directed for the pre­vention and cure of mental and physical illness and stress. By properly aligning and moving the spine, Chi flows freely, and muscles, tissues and deep or­gans are softened and massaged. The legs become strong and the upper body remains relaxed. The practice of Chi Kung releases re­pressed and physically stored emotions by breath, mind and body coordination and integration. Posture is improved, tension relieved and a feeling of well-being is enhanced. Class is available by donation.
Teacher: Aston Hugh

Yoga with Viraja
(Advanced Beginners/Intermediate level) Begins This Saturday, August 19, 11am-12:30pm
$6-$12 sliding scale

Expect to be pleasantly challenged in this vigorous class and be prepared to twist, bend, flow, invert and sweat contently. A beneficial Yoga practice focuses on finding and nourishing the innate wisdom and joy within us. In order to do so “skillful means” is of utmost importance so attention to alignment, breath and a content mental attitude are always encouraged. Since it is important that the each persons practice be customized according to the individual’s needs, I will offer variations and props to assist each person in finding their own particular beneficial approach to the the asanas. Basic knowledge of the meridians (from Chinese Medicine) and Ayurveda theory will be shared throughout the class so as to more fully appreciate this ancient system. The Great Sages discovered and developed this system to refine the gross into the subtle. It is an alchemic process that takes place in your own flesh and bones…. and it feeeeeels good, too 😉 ~HARI OM!!! Viraja

** basic knowledge of the asanas is required
*** this is not a Yoga Therapy class, individual attention to major injuries or health conditions can not be provided (please consider private sessions)

PS. I am very interested in offering a chair based class for people who may have flexibility or balance challenges. My chair Yoga classes are NOT specifically for old people, ALL AGES are welcome and will be challenged at their own capacity. The Chair is a wonderful prop which makes the asanas much more accessible to all body types, stages in life or circumstantial situations If interest is expressed, I would be honored to teach a Chair Class for Beginner/ Advanced Beginner level. Private and semi privates classes are also available. For more info feel free to contact me at 831-334-8473 Namaste, Viraja


Yoga Class Rates
(applies to Yoga Classes only unless otherwise noted):
Single class: $12
5 Class Pack: $50
10 Class Pack: $90
($)=class by donation

Yoga Teachers:
Bethany Peabody 727.688.3894
Lydia Smith 727-201-6513
Viraja 831-334-8473

Other Studio Teachers:
JoAnn Chambers 727.235.6302
Aston   203.984.6161


Events Calendar

Click on bold Dates below to see the upcoming events scheduled at the Longhouse or visit our full view Events Calendar page.