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Octavia Nasr's yoga practice began twelve years ago and has been evolving since. Her dedication is expressed through a daily sadhana that includes asana (poses), pranayama (breathing exercises) and meditation. She considers yoga to be a gift of peace and non-harming that has nurtured her when she was consumed by a high profile job, and through every thick and thin to date.

Yin Yoga at breathe.Yoga Studio in Chamblee

Monday - 6:00-7:00 PM

Gentle yoga class where poses are held for minutes at a time with muscles relaxed, creating a noticeable calming and healing effect on the muscles and fascia of the physical body. Yin also balances the energetic system and the subtle body.

Flow and Be {Still} at {sacred} thread yoga in Hapeville

Tuesday - 6:15-7:15 PM

One of the major aims of our physical yoga practice is to prepare us for stillness. to work off angst. to satisfy the judgmental voice in your head that wants you to work hard. to let go of judgment and be ok with....stillness. This All Levels practice does all of this. The vinyasa practice will offer modifications or variations to challenge all. With a focus on hips - it will open you up to the idea of 10 min seated meditation. (45 mins of movement, 5 min savasana, 10 min meditation)

Mindful Hot I Yoga at {sacred} thread yoga in Hapeville

Tuesday - 7:45-8:45 PM

Although the 87-degree heat takes getting used to it can quickly become addictive! The network of muscles, tendons and ligaments in your body will become more pliable and aches seem alitle less "achey". Many come to hot yoga to lose weight but we tout it's ability to help someone who is "flexibility-ch allenged" or has arthritis work on releasing tension and improving range of motion. Mindful Hot moves at a slower pace and focuses on more basic postures. Each class offers a different sequence designed to engage strength, improve balance, open the chest & shoulders and lengthen muscles in your back, thighs and hips. Minimal chataranga (high push to low push) in this practice makes it more accesible to those dealing with upper body injuries! All levels are welcomed and will be challenged.

Meditative Chakra Flow at {sacred} thread yoga in Old Fourth Ward

Wednesday - 8:00-9:00 AM

Gentle Yoga at Lynwood Park in Brookhaven

Tuesday - 6:30-7:45 PM

We have a place for you no matter where you are on your yoga journey. Classes are designed to satisfy and challenge all levels, from beginners to experienced practitioners. The instructor is trained in classical yoga through Peachtree Yoga Center in Atlanta and is registered with the Yoga Alliance. She is also trained in Kriya Yoga, Vedic Chanting, and Meditation through Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh, India.

Gentle Yoga
(All Levels Welcome)

An introduction to yoga asanas (poses) through coordinating movement, balance and breath. This class offers a range of stretching, twisting, bending, standing and balancing postures to optimize vitality, mental clarity and subtle body awareness. It is designed to serve new students as well as experienced practitioners through a combination of traditional Sun Salutations along with key traditional Hatha yoga poses.

Wear comfortable clothing. Avoid eating 2 hours prior to class. Bring your own mat, and any props you might need (blocks, straps, bolsters, blankets…)

All sessions are 4 weeks and $44 for the session

Drop ins: $15/class

Candelight Yoga at breathe.Yoga Studio in Chamblee

Friday - 6:30-7:45 PM

Traditional Hatha Yoga concentrates on physical health and mental well-being. It uses postures, breathing techniques and meditation for a healthy body and mind.

Meditation Circle at {sacred} thread yoga in Hapeville

Monthly Community Event

Join us at {sacred} thread yoga for 30 minutes of guided meditation. This once a month free event is an opportunity to de-clutter the mind through the practice of mindfulness and meditation. Experience the power of breath in calming the body and mind. Give yourself the gift of being present.

First Yoga Class

“Come with me, the first class is free.”

That's how Nadeer lured me into yoga. I'm not sure if it was the “free” class or the “yoga,” which I've always revered in principle, or Nadeer's creative energy that enticed me to go. All I know is that I went; and it was in the basement of a yoga teacher's tiny studio that I had a brush with pure consciousness for the first time in my life.

Thoughts On Life - March 2010 - Rishikesh, India

Three weeks with yourself can drive you nuts.. Thoughts from all periods of your existence keep popping up. How this happened.. Why it happened and could this have been prevented? I miss this person, can’t stand that one and where the heck is such and such? How sweet is this memory.. and that memory.. I wish I can relive it over and again! Oh the pain I felt when that happened.. No wonder this person gives me the creeps, he must be a reincarnation of the awful “neighborhood fool”.. Where did that come from? I never thought I’ll remember it so vividly..

How Love Happens - March 2, 2010 - Rishikesh, India

It isn't a secret that I love to love and be loved. I think Love is the most noble of the human emotions and the most complex. Why we love, how we fall in love, why is it that some of us love the idea of being in love and are willing to go through much suffering for its sake, remain mysteries to me. But, let's just say that I am someone who appreciates love and cherishes it. I'm loyal to the blissful feeling that accompanies it and wouldn't mind living it over and over again with the people already in my life and new ones I have yet to meet along the path.

I am home.. Hare Om - February 26, 2010 - Rishikesh, India

So wonderful to be back at the ashram and find all the wonderful faces happy to see me just as I am to see them. Their warm hugs and genuine smiles are heartwarming and infectious.

 

India is Calling - February 2010 - Rishikesh, India

There is something about India that's hard to explain in words. It's a feeling, a passion.. A fire within.. Sometimes it's a breeze or a wave gently caressing me from inside. Cleansing my spirit with love and compassion.. India to me is joy and peace.

Maha Kumbh Mela 2010 - February 2010 - Rishikesh, India

When I planned my trip to India, little did I know that I'd be here in the most auspicious of times according to Hindu tradition. I must say, you can feel this celestial energy, a blessed feeling of sorts, an overwhelming sense of peace and possibilities.

OM
ASATO MAA
SAD-GAMAYA
TAMASO MAA
JYOTIR-GAMAYA
MRITYOR MAA
AMRITAM GAMAYA
(3 TIMES)
OM
SHAANTIH

* * * * * * * * * * * * *

OM
LEAD ME
FROM THE UNREAL
TO THE REAL
FROM DARKNESS
TO LIGHT
FROM DEATH
TO LIFE
OM
PEACE

   

Nirvana Satakam

Mano Buddhi Ahankara Chitta Ninaham
Nacha Shrotra Jihve Na Cha Ghrana Netre
Nacha Vyoma Bhoomir Na Tejo Na Vayu
Chidananda Rupa Shivoham Shivoham

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