Yoga Classes at LHAA

 

Yoga classes at LHAA are “therapeutic” in nature.  They all involve breath-initiated, intentional, intelligent, healing movement.  All actions work with the body’s own knowledge and potential limitations.  There is great awareness to the breath and it’s vital integration to the mind/body experience.  All movements are anatomically and kinesiologically precise, to bring as much safety and proper alignment into poses.  We bring this deep fundamental knowledge to each class.

All classes will bring you greater core and back strength, increased balance, flexibility and range of motion, better posture and a deeper mind/body/spirit connection.  No matter the pace or depth of each class, you will be empowered to find your own voice, move with more ease and confidence, become stronger, more flexible, more stable and more comfortable in your own body and experience.

The Center offers a beautiful, inviting studio with mats, blocks, straps, bolsters, blankets and more to enhance your yoga experience.

“I have been battling lower back pain for 25 years. I have tried multiple remedies to relieve the pain but all were short term or didn’t work at all. I started doing yoga with my wife a month ago at Lexington Healing Arts Academy, and now I have no need for medicines or pain treatments, and I am pain free.”

– Kelly Lykins, yoga student

“Yoga has helped me so much! I had constant lower back pain. After several months of yoga, I do not have any lower back pain! That is amazing!!”

– J.T.

We offer a variety of package rates for our classes:

  • New Yoga student card: $30 (unlimited classes for 30 days)
  • 5 class Yoga card: $50 (expires in 3 months)
  • 10 class Yoga card: $90 (expires in 6 months)
  • 20 class Yoga card: $160 (expires in 12 months)
  • Drop-in charge: $12.00 per class

Calendar of Yoga Classes

Forms

Save time – print and complete these forms and bring with you to your first class:

Yoga and Group Exercise Intake Form | Minor Consent Form

Class Descriptions

FUNdamentals- to Align, Refine, and Shine 

A great class to maintain, build and expand your range of motion, strength, flexibility and balance.  Emphasis on intelligent, intentional movement and optimal alignment to maintain proper body mechanics on your mat and in life.  Feel more mindful, aware and at ease in your own body by cultivating better breath/body/mind connection.  Designed to inspire in a friendly, approachable and supportive way.  Suitable for everyone.

Happy & Healthy Backs

Recognizing the vital importance of the spine for movement and well-being, this class develops awareness and understanding of the spine. We explore the benefits of proper alignment and its effects on the nervous system. Gently building strength and flexibility, the class combines asana (physical postures) with pranayama (breath work) and meditation, using the mind-body connection to foster happy, healthy backs. Each student will learn how to craft a practice appropriate to the needs of his or her own spine. Suitable for everyone.

Mindful Strength  

Move beyond the beginner and discover the integration of breath and body, cultivate intentional alignment, and build core strength.  In this challenging class you will find the power of slow flowing movement while building deep strength, flexibility and balance.  While accessible for beginners, this class is great for athletes and those enjoying a more regular yoga practice.

Relax and Restore  

Stretch away the stress of your day with this soothing and gentle class.  Reduce tension and anxiety, and bring your nervous system back into balance with mindful breath awareness and intentional movements to find integration of body and mind.  Expect longer held poses, restorative poses and movement initiated by the breath.  Great class for all levels of experience.

Yoga Foundations  

Build a safe and sustainable practice by bringing great attention to alignment, therapeutics and development of conscious breath work and inner body awareness.  Increase flexibility, balance and strength while improving posture, circulation and general well being.  Suitable for everyone.

Yoga Instructors

Our yoga instructors have years of experience in their practice and teaching, emphasizing safe, intelligent and intentional healing movement through yoga. Find a feature of our Yoga Center Director (and founder) Debra Booker on our Press Page and see how she finds happiness, health, and balance through yoga.

Debra Booker, E-RYT 200, RYT 500

Debra is co-owner of LHAA (with her husband Bill), Yoga Center Director, Yoga Program Director and also teaches in LHAA’s Yoga Teacher Training Program. Debra grew up in her family’s health food store and has always been interested in health and wellness, exercise and nutrition. She discovered her love for movement and strength in high school, enjoying weight lifting, aerobics, kickboxing, dance and running. Bill and Debra moved to Lexington from Boulder, CO and bought LHAA in 2003. She discovered yoga while in Boulder and it deepened her understanding of the complete mind/body connection. Yoga has brought her such transformation both physically, mentally, and spiritually, and she is continually inspired to share this incredible practice with others.

Doug Cage, E-RYT 200, RYT 500

Doug discovered yoga in 2007 following injury and gradually learned it’s healing effects extend way beyond the body. He is a LHAA graduate. By day he is a licensed mechanical engineer working to design environmental building systems aimed at human comfort and sustainability. This integration of disciplines yeilds a unique perspective in sharing both mindful and technical aspects of yoga, aimed at empowering students in the discovery of their own practice.

Beth Connors-Manke, RYT 200

Yoga has allowed Beth to learn about the body’s own capacity for healing through awareness, the breath, and proper alignment. A back injury brought Beth to yoga in 2000 and since then, her back has been the greatest teacher in her yoga practice. Beth’s practice focuses on intellectual, intuitive, and spiritual understanding of body and mind. A 2009 graduate of LHAA, Beth is now part of LHAA’s teaching team for the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program.

Chris Garrett, RYT 200

From her very first yoga class in 2001 Chris found something deeply familiar and welcoming in the symmetry of postures, the breath-work and meditative qualities of the practice. Though she began yoga with the intention of improving strength and flexibility, the benefits went way beyond the physical. Twelve years later, after making the decision to leave a 15 year career in the corporate realm, Chris enrolled in LHAA’s 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training program where she earned her teaching certification and become registered (RYT) with Yoga Alliance. Chris is passionate about sharing the practice of yoga and its many gifts with others – believing that the practice benefits not only the individual student but their family, community and, ultimately, the world. Her breath centered practices emphasize proper form and alignment, but just as importantly, compassion towards oneself and cultivating a deep mind/body connection.

Connie Payne, RYT 200

Connie has been a firm believer in the therapeutic benefits of yoga since the late 90’s when she was seeking relief from chronic back and hip pain.  Not only did she find that yoga helped strengthen and heal her body, but it offered a calming, centering experience that shed the stresses of everyday life.  Since Connie’s job is leading a statewide addiction recovery program, she understands the importance of finding ways of coping with stress.  She enjoys helping others deepen their awareness of the mind-body connection and finding more day to day tranquility.

Lauren Weaver, RYT 200

Lauren knew there was something special about yoga since her college days, when she noticed the weight of her overloaded backpack felt much lighter after an hour on her yoga mat.  In her personal practice, her yoga treats assorted ailments, counteracts the stresses of exercise, and brings motion to the body and stillness to the mind.  She is excited to share yoga’s many benefits, and finds guiding others both an honor and a joy.

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