For the early-morning adventurer

Next session starts Monday, March 3 
Classes meet Mondays & Thursdays @ 5:45am - 6:45am

Learn to face your challenges with an equal measure of inspiration & determination.
Build strength and endurance.
Develop flexibility in body and mind.
Cultivate a strong will and a fierce heart through a consistent yoga practice.
With persistence and consistent practice every person has the capacity to change. Each person will be challenged according to his or her experience-level. 

Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher Leah Nichols guides these intense yet playful practices to start your day off right! 

Sign-ups are for a month at a time.
Boot camp class fee: $80 per month



No drop-ins to this class. No make-up classes. Email Leah with any questions.


4-week February Series
February 8, 15, 22 & 29th
3 - 4pm
Tuition: $75
$20 drop in 
Early bird fee: $60 until February 2
Pranayama is defined as the conscious control or expansion of the breath. It is a subtle and quiet practice that has powerful benefits. It can be a wonderful addition to your asana practice. 
One of the most important aspects of the practice from the very beginning until the more advanced stages is that you be relaxed, quiet, and receptive. Will power has its place in the practice of asana but not in the practice of pranayama.” 
- John Schumacher, Senior CIYT
The practice of pranayama: 
  • Increases energy
  • Strengthens memory
  • Pacifies and eliminates stress from the body
  • Improves circulation and releases toxins
  • Calms and strengthens the nervous system in order for you o handle the every day stresses of life
  • Transforms emotions stuck in the mind and body that keep us anxious and disturbed
  • Fosters a peaceful and tranquil mind
Each class will begin and end with a deep relaxation to put the brain in a receptive state. A few familiar supportive poses will be taught to prepare the body. The prop set up will be taught so you will be equipped to begin practice on your own. 
6 months yoga experience required to attend 


or text 901-483-9642 to register or with any questions






Next Course Dates: TBA

3:30 - 4:45
Sunday afternoons
This course is designed specifically for beginners.

The series is progressive, building on skills week-to-week as the student develops strength, flexibility, endurance, balance, and confidence. Classes will emphasize postural alignment and precision in the basic standing and seated poses and end with final relaxation. Shoulderstand will be introduced. 

Students will build a solid foundation needed to progress to other classes at Evergreen Yoga. Mats and props are provided. Those with previous yoga experience wishing to refine their understanding of the fundamentals are welcome. Teacher: Tedrah Smothers.


 to be notified when dates are announced. 
Course fee: $80
Co-teachers: Theresa & Tedrah



Conscious Connected Breathwork

Meets the following Sunday afternoons from 1-3pm:
March 29
April 19

Conscious Connected Breathwork / is a safe and powerful breathing process that releases tension from the body, freeing it, so that we may live to our highest vision and unlimited potential. The breath is the ultimate healer. It is the umbilical cord to the divine. By using a variety of smoothly connected breaths, energy which may be called Prana, Chi or Ki, or life force, is taken into the body dissolving and washing away anything that is contrary to life. When this takes place we become aware of our blocks and what has been holding us back; an inner cleansing occurs. Teacher: Daniel Lamontagne

Class fee: $35 per class

 for more info or to sign up for the class. Or call him at 901-685-2462

Meditation Classes with Daniel Lamontagne

Mindful Healing Meditation Class
8-week Course Level 1

Starts April 7
Tuesdays 4 - 5:30pm

Teacher: Daniel Lamontagne

8-week Course Level 3
Starts April 8
Wednesdays 7:15 - 8:45pm
Teacher: Daniel Lamontagne

Courses can be repeated at $125

Daniel’s personal journey in the last 37 years has taken him to explore many styles of meditation, which includes Taoist/Buddhist/ Confucian traditions. In the past he also studied with the Memphis School of Metaphysics and the Nexus holistic community, taking classes in self-development, meditation, and healing.

In 1997, Daniel was selected to participate in John Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Professional Training Program at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. He also completed training programs with ARTI, Loving Relationships Training, and Mindfulness Schools Curriculum K-12. In 2012 Daniel received the Natural Awakenings favorite Meditation Teacher Award in Memphis. Read Daniel's complete bio.


Scientific Evidence shows that meditating regularly:

  • Improves overall health by strengthening the immune system
  • Reduces anxiety and stress
  • Makes you smarter
  • Promotes body awareness
  • Increases Alpha Rhythms (which is a relaxed state but not drowsy)
  • Breath rate decrease
  • Heart rate decrease
  • Lowers blood pressure (even when you’re not meditating)
  • Turns on genes that prevent disease, turns off genes that promote disease.
  • Enhances psychological and emotional health
  • Helps expand your mental and physical potential
  • Helps you concentrate
  • Lowers the amount of cortisol and lactate acid in your body

Daniel's classes are constantly updated with the latest research on meditation.
Lots of handouts are given in each class for home practice and contemplation.



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Our center's director, Leah Bray Nichols, opened EYC in 2006 because she wanted to teach yoga in an authentic and clear way.
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We are located at 1541 Overton Park Avenue in the historic Evergreen neighborhood in Midtown Memphis.

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Memphis, TN 38112
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