Holiday Classes

Our regular classes will not meet during the holidays (December 20 - January 1).

 

This year Leah is offering 3 special drop-in classes to help you keep your yoga going throughout the season.

 

Friday, December 22
5:30 – 6:30pm

A practice for clarity & peace
We will practice a sequence of poses emphasizing the inversions – poses known to positively affect your nervous system – and help you pull together frayed nerves….from the holidays or just life. This class is open to anyone with a regular practice of Shoulderstand (Sarvangasana). $16

Wednesday, December 27
5:30 – 7pm

Twists & Abdominals. Twists help restore spine’s natural range of motion.  We will also practice abdominal poses for core strength and abdominal circulation. Open to continuing students of all levels. $16

Sunday, December 31
10 – 11:30am

Mixed Levels Class

End the year with a well-balanced class for students with some yoga experience. $16

Email Leah with any questions.


 

Barefoot Boot(less) Camp

For the early morning adventurer

Mondays & Thursdays, 5:45 - 6:45am

with any questions or to reserve a spot.
 
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.
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  • 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.
Usual monthly class fee: $80. (No drop-ins to this class. No make-up classes.)
If you are new to boot camp, email to sign up.
Want to know what boot-campers say about the class? Scroll down.
(This class is not a part of our regular 8-week series.)


 

 

Foundations of Yoga: A 5-Week Course

January 23 - February 20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


This 5-week course (5 classes) is designed for the brand-new beginner or those with previous yoga experience wishing to refine their understanding of the fundamentals.

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 more advanced classes at Evergreen Yoga.  Mats and props are provided.

Tuesdays 5:45 - 6:45pm
Course fee: $60
Teacher: Leah

 


 

Kquvien Deweese Weekend Workshop

January 19 - 21

Friday Jan 19:
6 – 8pm            Asana                                                 $40

Saturday Jan 20:
10:30am–1pm   Asana                                                $45
2 - 4:30pm        Inversions & Pranayama                    $45                 

Sunday Jan 21:
10:30am-1pm    Asana                                                $45

Students of all levels welcome!

$175 for the weekend. ($160 for the whole weekend if you sign up/pay before Jan 15.)

This is Kquvien's 3rd trip to Memphis for a workshop. Her passion for yoga is contagious, and Evergreen students have loved her classes.

Kquvien's introduction from her website:

Hi there, I’m Kquvien. Thanks for being curious and interested enough to read about me. I have been practicing Iyengar yoga for almost 14 years now and teaching for 12 of that. In addition to the asanas, I lift weights and walk with my dogs. I have 3 dogs and 5 cats.

I truly believe that my yoga practice has kept me alive. I, like everyone else, am a mess. I put too many tasks on my plate, have people in my life who drive me crazy, constantly feel overwhelmed by everything around me and daily battle unhealthy, genetic pre-dispositions. If it were not for yoga, God only knows what would have come of me.

A yoga practice encompasses much more than just showing up to a class and doing different positions on a mat. A real and honest practice of yoga is continuous and practical. When we practice yoga we are truly trying to become more aware of every single moment and movement of our minds and bodies.
 
So, when we are driving, we are practicing yoga. When we are shopping, banking, shoveling, mucking and whatever else life’s great adventure brings us to, we are practicing yoga.

When I began yoga, I knew none of this. Honestly, I just wanted to stretch. As the years pass and my practice has progressed, I have been able to use the techniques from the mat in my daily life and it’s kept me alive.
It is my hope that my teaching inspires you to strengthen your physical body and ultimately shine light on the darker corners of your life.

 

Words from one of Kquvien's students:

"...She presents herself with disarming candor and kindness. Her dedication to her practice, along with her ever-growing understanding of Sanskrit and the Yoga Sutras, have given her the ability to share incredible insights into the physical, mental, and emotional processes in any given pose. She infuses every class with creativity and wisdom, while skilfully encouraging you to discover new depths in your postures. One thing is for sure you always leave her class with more than you came with. Kquvien lives her yoga heart and soul.  She teaches with the same passion that she learns. She educates and empowers her students. She makes us brave..." Erin Dowdy

Read more about Kquvien on her website: kquvienyoga.com


 

Healing Meditation with Daniel Lamontagne

8-week course:

Healing Meditation Level 1
Tuesdays 4-5:30pm
Next class session starts TBA

Healing Meditation Level 3
Wednesdays 7:15-8:45pm
Next class session starts TBA

Stay tuned for dates for upcoming sessions.

Healing Meditation is about learning to explore the many aspects of meditation that create openings for healing – intuition – energies and movement. In these classes I will incorporate the work of Jon Kabat – Zinn on stress reduction from the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Many handouts and information are given. We also have fun.

Scientific Evidence shows that meditating regularly:

  • • Improves overall health by strengthening the immune system
  • Reduces anxiety and stressEstablishes good posturePromotes body awareness
  • Increases Alpha Rhythms (which is a relaxed state but not drowsy)
  • Breath rate decreaseHeart rate decrease
  • Lowers blood pressure (even when your not meditation)
  • Lowers Cholesterol levels
  • Enhances psychological and emotional health (helps to release certain blocks or stressors in your system)
  • Helps promote consciousness of the individual and unfold ones mental and physical potential
  • Helps you concentrate
  • Helps you get in touch with your spiritual essence

Cost: $175
(You can repeat class for $125)
Contact Daniel if you are interested in starting with Healing Meditation Level 1.
To register, email

dlamontagne(_AT_)mindspring.com
or call him at 901-685-2462.

 


 

Group Conscious Connected Breathwork

with Daniel Lamontagne

Next class date: TBA
This class usually meets one Sunday afternoon per month. 1-3pm

Conscious Connected Breathwork is a simple, gentle yet powerful conscious breathing technique.

It brings into awareness not only our unconsciously held beliefs and emotions, but also the relationships we have with our bodies, ourselves, our intimates and our world.

When we consciously breathe with this awareness, we make it possible to resolve, integrate and heal previously unresolved issues within ourselves. This frees up energy, bringing greater aliveness and joy. It can allow us to move towards fulfillment of our potential as human beings.

It is a powerful healing method which offers you an experience of freedom and mastery in your life.

Conscious Connected Breathwork brings expanded awareness on all levels: physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual.

The breath is a sublime healer. It is the umbilical cord to the Divine. By using a variety of smoothly connected breaths; energy which may be called prana, chi, ki, or the life force is taken into the body where it dissolves and brings up anything that is unlike itself. When this takes place, blockages that have been holding us back at the psychological, spiritual, or cellular source surface and a deep inner transformation occurs.

Daniel is a trained certified conscious connected Breathwork instructor.

Cost: $35 per class.
You need to register to come to this event. Space is limited.
To register,

dlamontagne(_AT_)mindspring.com
or call him at 901-685-2462.
Persons attending need to bring a blanket and pillow.
Please note: If you suffer from a serious ailment such as a heart condition it would be advised to check with you doctor before coming.
I hope to see you there.
Blessings,
Daniel

*Note: Conscious Connected Breathwork is different from Iyengar Yoga pranayama.

 


 


 

What students say about Boot Camp:

Lauren Taylor has been taking the boot camp class since 2014. Here's what she says about her experience:
I never thought that I would say that waking up at 5:30 am twice a week is one of the things I look forward to the most in my life. But after two years of attending Evergreen’s boot camp, I know that it’s one of the best decisions I have made.

This yoga class is such an important contributor to my mental and physical well being. This yoga meets me exactly where I am and pushes me to learn, grow, and try new things at just the right pace.

The yoga I practice at Evergreen makes me return to myself again and again—and too few things allow us to do that these days. So I am grateful.

Here's what Kevin Barton says:
I began yoga as a reluctant participant.  My wife wanted me to join her at 5:45AM for Yoga Boot-Camp.  At first I thought she was crazy, not only because of the time of morning, but also because I wasn’t sure about practicing yoga. After a couple months of encouragement, I finally acquiesced, and I’m very glad I did.  Evergreen Yoga welcomes news students with true warmth.  Leah is an incredible and patient instructor who not only manages to bring smiles to the faces of her students at 5:45 AM, but also makes everyone feel welcome whether they are a seasoned yoga practitioner or a sometimes clumsy thirty-something who almost had to be dragged to his first class.  In the year I’ve been practicing, my flexibility has greatly increased, and I love the positivity I receive as a participant in Leah’s classes.  I travel quite a bit for work and cringe when I know I’m going to miss a class.  I would encourage anyone who has an interest to try a class at Evergreen Yoga.  You’ll be glad you did.

Here's what Susannah Barton says:
I decided to try the yoga boot camp at Evergreen Yoga in April 2015 after struggling for nearly a year with a back injury, which culminated in 12 weeks of physical therapy. The physical therapy helped my back, but I knew there was still a lot of work to be done, and I figured yoga was a great place to get me back to good back health. But, I was really nervous. The back injury really scared me, and I was afraid that I might injure it again if I wasn’t careful. So on day one, I talked to Leah about my concerns and my issues, and I immediately knew that she was going to work with me to heal myself.  I am completely comfortable with Leah and I know that her thoughtful instruction keeps me safe, while also challenging me every class.  I am amazed at how I have progressed in a year and a half. I look forward to our 5:45 a.m. classes twice a week – as crazy as that sounds! I have built both physical strength, as well as mental strength in this class. I am more confident in what my body can do, and I am excited as I continue to build more strength and flexibility with each session. 

Leah is an incredibly comforting and gentle instructor…but don’t let her warmth fool you, she’ll challenge you!  I am thankful for Leah’s guidance and challenging instruction, and I encourage folks to check out Evergreen Yoga and maybe even boot camp!

 


 

 

 

 


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