Stretch. Strengthen. Thrive.
Garden of the Heart Yoga Center is the place for Progressive, Alignment-Based Hatha Yoga in Sarasota, Florida. Each month, classes work toward a pinnacle pose, to help you grow and expand at your own pace into the fullness of the practice of yoga. The focus on proper alignment is exceptionally therapeutic, and will help improve your posture, strength, and sense of well-being.
Garden of the Heart Yoga Center is honored to be Sarasota’s #1 Preferred Yoga Studio in the Natural Awakenings 2014 Natural Choice Awards! Thank you for voting, and for your dedication to yoga. We are delighted to serve you in your exploration of this amazing physical and spiritual practice.
Garden of the Heart Yoga Center's Karma Yoga Outreach Program is in the news!
NEW STUDENTS- take a FREE trial of our popular Introduction to Yoga class on
January 12 or 13. See why you’ll want to commit to a 12 week Introduction to
Yoga course this winter. Register for the full 12 weeks and get a free yoga mat- all
for $120 (save $49.)
Free Class times:
Monday, January 12, 11 am-12:15 pm
Tuesday, January 13, 7:30 pm -8:45 pm
New prices for 2015: all of our class passes are increasing by just $1 per class.
First class $8
6 pack $78
12 pack $144
24 pack $264
We are also offering an “all you can yoga” package: Unlimited Yoga Class
Membership for $108/month, when you sign up for auto-pay. Save time, money,
and never have to wonder how many classes you have left. Terms and conditions
apply, click here for details.
WHAT'S GROWING IN THE GARDEN OF THE HEART?
NEW! Workshop Policy:
We love to offer interesting and informative workshops at the studio to help you
go deeper into your understanding and practice of yoga. Because of the logistics
of bringing in presenters, we are instituting a new workshop policy. To attend a
workshop, you must register IN ADVANCE. Walk-ins for workshops will only be
accepted on the day of the workshop if there is still space available. Any
workshop may be cancelled within 5 days of the beginning date if there not a
minimum number of participants registered, at a 100% refund to those already
Drop-ins and all class passes are non-refundable, but may be transferrable to another student (with the
exception of unlimited passes and memberships, which are non-transferrable.) Workshops are non-
transferrable and are only refundable if the studio is notified in writing at least 5 days before the
beginning of the workshop, or if the workshop has not met its minimum number of participants. Yoga
Studies and Teacher Training programs are non- refundable once the program has started. Merchandise
may be returned or exchanged within 30 days of purchase with a receipt.
Are you new to yoga or new to Garden of the Heart? Meet GOH’s New Student
Advisor, Didi King. Didi can help you find the perfect classes for your needs,
answer your questions about the studio or the schedule, and help you feel at
home in the yoga center community. See her at the front desk, call her at the
studio, or send her an email to get more information.
KARMA YOGA CLASSES EVERY FRIDAY at 4:15|
Each week, a different teacher will lead this mixed level, beginner-friendly, pay-what-you-
can yoga class. Open to all, the proceeds from this class will fund the Karma Yoga Outreach
Program. When you participate in this class, not only are you getting a great yoga class, but you
are giving back to the community- instant karma!
KARMA YOGA PROGRAM
Garden of the Heart is pleased to announce that our Karma Yoga Program is well underway. (Karma Yoga is
the yoga of selfless service.) Our Karma Yoga Coordinator, Harriet Roberts, has
been working hard to coordinate volunteer opportunities at the All Faith’s Food
Bank. So far, GOH students have contributed over 10,400 meals to people in
Sarasota, through monetary donations and donations of boxed and canned food. If
you’re interested in volunteering at the Food Bank, or in any of our other
upcoming volunteer opportunities please email Harriet.
The Karma Yoga Program has also been instrumental in bringing free yoga classes
for Veterans to the Goodwill Community Center in Sarasota. Cheryl Chaffee is
teaching this specialized class as a community outreach program, utilizing her
advanced training with Warriors at Ease. For frequent updates on the Karma Yoga
Programs amazing outreach, please join the Karma Yoga Team Facebook Page. If
you’d like to make a tax-deductible contribution to this initiative, please
|GOH now offers FREE YOGA CLASSES FOR VETERANS|
Every Wednesday from 3:30-4:30pm, Veterans, military service members, and their immediate
family members may enjoy a free yoga class led by Cheryl. This class is gentle, therapeutic, and
is designed for veterans and service members who may be working with injuries, PTSD, or who
have never tried yoga before. Flexibility is NOT required!
Every Tuesday from 6-7 pm, Vets may also attend a free, GOH-sponsored yoga class at the Goodwill North Trail Community Room at 5150 N. Tamiami Trail. This class is led by Linda Lee.
For frequent updates on the Karma Yoga Program’s amazing outreach,
please join the Karma Yoga Team Facebook Page. More opportunities to serve the
community are coming soon!
WHY PRACTICE YOGA?
Yoga is one of the most well-established and respected
methods of self-care. It is a highly effective set of
techniques to calm the nervous system, increase flexibility
and strength, release physical and mental tension, enhance
sleep, and improve digestion. Yoga includes physical
poses, breathing exercises, meditation, and deep relaxation,
to promote energy flow throughout the body. As body,
mind, and spirit become more integrated through these
practices, we move toward becoming the best version
WHY GARDEN OF THE HEART?
Garden of the Heart Yoga Center's teachers all have extensive experience in alignment techniques, therapeutics, and progressive sequencing. Our classes are taught in a progressive style, with each week's classes building on poses taught the previous week. Over the course of a month, each level class works toward a pinnacle pose, to help you grow and expand into the fullness of the practice of yoga. You will receive individualized adjustments in the poses to facilitate your understanding and learning. All are welcome at the Garden of the Heart, from brand new beginners to advanced practitioners. Garden of the Heart Yoga Center is also recognized as an RYS-200 school for training yoga teachers.
REGISTER HERE FOR WORKSHOPS
Gentle Heart Opening Yoga and Gong Meditation
Saturday, January 10, 1-2:30 pm
Led by Cheryl Chaffee and Ed Russell
Enjoy a gentle back-bending series to open the space around your heart and
shoulders, and then receive a luxurious, heart-tuned vibration bath from the
gongs. All students are welcome. Suggested donation $20.
FREE Introduction to Yoga Classes:
Monday, January 12, 11am-12:15 pm
Tuesday, January 13, 7:30pm-8:45pm
Join one of these 12 week series for $120 and receive a free yoga mat. Perfect for Beginners.
Yoga Studies Returns in March 2015!
This is the first 90 hours of Garden of the Heart’s renowned 200 hour Teacher
Training Program. Join Jaye Martin and Cheryl Chaffee for a free information
session on January 24th at 1pm to learn about the two programs, how they work
together (or separately!) and get ready to deepen your understanding of
alignment-based Hatha Yoga, whether you are ready to become a yoga teacher,
or just deepen your own practice.
Yoga Philosophy Weekend with Scholar Bill Mahony
January 30-Feb 1
Discussion will be on the Bhagavad Gita, and how it relates to the life of a
modern-day yogi. Register by January 15th for an early registration discount.
VETS YOGA OUTREACH
Garden of the Heart is pleased to be bringing Yoga to Veterans in Sarasota County. Through its Karma
Yoga Outreach Program, which is sponsored by Goodwill Manasota, free yoga classes are available to
Veterans, Military Service Members, and their immediate family members at three locations, Garden of
the Heart Yoga Center, North Port Yoga Center, and the Goodwill Community Room at 5150 N. Tamiami
Trail. Enrollment is currently open for all classes. For more information or to register, please
If you’d like to make a contribution to this program, which is truly helping to change the lives of
Veterans, you can make a tax-deductible donation here. 100% of your donation will go toward these
Vets Yoga Outreach Classes.
All Veterans and Military Service Members who attend classes at Garden of the
Heart Yoga Center will receive a 10% discount on class packages. We (sun) salute