Namasté Yoga

Welcome to Namasté Yoga. We are located in the heart of the historic Parkway District, at 1369 East Lafayette St, Tallahassee, FL, 32301. Namasté Yoga offers daily yoga classes with teachers certified in a variety of yoga traditions. Classes are suitable for beginners as well as intermediates and those with a committed practice. All classes focus on integrating body, breath, mind and spirit, while building strength, promoting self-awareness, and cultivating compassion. Drop-ins are always welcome at all classes, and we sell class passes that can be used in all classes as well.

We offer a wide variety of yoga classes, and we also have some exciting events and workshops coming up in the next few months. See the list below and check back for updates. Namasté!

Drop by our studio at any time to attend a class. For questions, email or call any of the teachers, or for general questions, call or email Gretchen Hein at (845) 901-0585 or

Upcoming Events at the Studio

We welcome you to Namasté Yoga, and are excited to offer these wonderful events and programs listed below, in addition to our regularly scheduled classes.

We look forward to having you join us!


10/23 through 10/26/14 Fully Alive Yoga Beach Retreat with Ellen

Come join us for this special event!  This retreat will be a blend of relaxing and having fun while practicing lots of yoga, pranayama, and mediation. Enjoy the spectacular beaches of St. George Island, paradise practically in our own back yards. All you need is a desire to do more yoga and learn more deeply about the practices. You will be skillfully guided by Ellen, an experienced teacher/leader, while enjoying the support and companionship of a wonderful community of fellow travelers. Breathe, relax, renew, swim, and enjoy the pleasures of beach life and the deepening of your practice, and still be back home at the end of the weekend. See complete details on Ellen’s website. Space is limited, so register soon. Contact Ellen with questions at or (850) 556-2625.

FREE (donation) CLASS on Fridays!

Namasté Yoga offers this donation class as a gift to our community every Friday from 5:30–6:30 p.m., with optional live gong music 6:30–6:50. The class is open to everyone—those new to yoga, as well as current Namasté or other yoga students. All community yoga classes are taught at a gentle level and are accessible to all. If you’ve been curious about a particular style of yoga, our community class offers you an easy way to experience something new. You will have an opportunity to experience a different teacher each week, teaching her particular style of yoga. Just come and donate whatever amount you can, or accept the class as a gift. All donations for the class will go to the Refuge House, a local organization that provides direct services to battered women, their children and sexual assault survivors, as well as works to eliminate the conditions in society that allow such violence to continue. No pre-registration is necessary. Please try to enter class by 5:25 p.m. so the class can begin on time.

Seva is a Sanskrit word meaning “selfless service,” a core tenet of yoga and part of Namasté’s vision to support and contribute to our community in a positive way. This class is part of Namasté’s seva, reminding us of our connection to others. It is a spiritual practice that expands the hearts of the giver and receiver. Please spread the word about the class and plan to join us.

Community Class Schedule

Aug 8   Relax and Restore with Gretchen -- A gentle yoga class to help release tensions, restore and recharge the body, mind and spirit.  We'll connect to the benefits of deep breathing as we move.  A perfect way to release the work week and move toward the week end.

Aug 15  Yoga with Marianna    Unwind after the week with a flowing series of yoga postures to develop strength and flexibility. The experience concludes with a relaxing time to integrate the experience.

Aug 22  Teacher TBA. Class is happening as usual!

Aug 29  Relax and Breathe-Yoga with Ellen  Recharge and restore the body, mind and spirit with gentle, relaxing yoga and easy yoga breathing that will open and calm you.  Move, breathe deeply, and feel great!

Sept 5  Open, Breathe and Relax with Marney  Gentle  yoga postures and movement to help open the body and relieve tension. Paying attention to the breath will help relax into the poses, and notice what your body needs in this practice at the end of the week.


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Class Schedule

Day & Time Class Title Teacher Room
10:00–11:30 a.m. Foundations of Yoga Emily OM
10:00–11:30 a.m. Iyengar Yoga Level 2
For students with Iyengar experience. (Must pre-register by calling 224-9751.)
4:00–5:30 p.m. Sunday Slow Down Julya OM
5:30–7:00 p.m. Dynamic and Alive Gretchen OM
6:00–7:15 p.m. Beginner’s Kundalini Yoga & Meditation Jasbir (Jan) SHANTI
9:30–11:00 a.m. Yoga for Balance & Stability Charlene OM
10:00–10:45 a.m. 10-10:45  a.m.  Yoga Play Ages 1-4 classes resume Sept 2 Dawn SHANTI
11:00–11:45 a.m.
11-11:45  a.m.  Yoga Play for Parents and Babies- classes resume Sept 2
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. Lunchtime Yoga Marney OM
2:00–3:00 p.m. Yoga for Older Adults Marney OM
5:30–7:00 p.m.
(optional Gong 7:00–7:15 p.m.)
Kundalini Yoga and Gong Jan/Jasbir Kaur SHANTI
6:00–7:30 p.m. Prenatal Yoga Gretchen OM
8:30–10:15 a.m. Yoga Energy Flow Ellen OM
5:30–7:00 p.m. Gentle Yoga (Restorative Yoga 6/4, 8/27, 10/29)
Charlene OM
5:30–7:00 p.m. Open Flow Eshiva SHANTI
7:15–8:45 p.m. Yoga Energy Flow Ellen OM
9:30–11:00 a.m. Gentle Yoga Charlene OM
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. Lunchtime Yoga Marney OM
2:00–3:00 p.m. Chair Yoga Marney OM
6:45–8:15 p.m. Iyengar Yoga Julia SHANTI
9:00–10:30 a.m. Viniyoga for Stress Relief Debra SHANTI
5:30–6:30 p.m.
(Optional gong 6:30–7:00 p.m.)
FREE Community Class (donations welcome) Namasté Teachers
Jasbir plays gong
5:30–7:00 p.m. Kundalini Yoga and Gong Jan/Jasbir Kaur SHANTI
9:00–10:30 a.m. Hot Flow
with optional 20-minute extended shavasava/meditation following class
Ellen OM


Namasté studioDrop-in: $12 (Student drop-in $10 with ID)

NEW LOWER PRICE! In response to your requests, we are now offering monthly unlimited classes for the NEW LOWER PRICE of $99. Start anytime, and for one month from date of purchase, you can attend as many classes as you want. (Sorry, this pass can’t be shared, transferred, or extended.)

Buy a pass and save!

Passes may be purchased as follows:
5 classes: $50
10 classes: $90
20 classes: $160
Monthly, unlimited: $99, no sharing or transfers
One-hour classes:  $10 drop-in, six for $50

With the exception of the monthly pass, all passes may be shared or transferred and expire after three months. No refunds or credit for expired passes.

Purchase passes at Namasté from any instructor at any class.

SAVE MONEY!! CHP Members, get up to $150 Health and Fitness reimbursement for 2012, for your classes at Namasté Yoga:

Gift Certificates available.

Studio Rental

Namasté Yoga is available for rental for classes, workshops and events. Email Ellen Shapiro for info.

Preparing for Classes

Eat lightly or not at all for at least 2 hours before class. Dress in comfortable, loose clothing. Some mats and blankets are available, but you may want to bring your own and a bottle of water. We also have ties and props. For heated classes, we recommend you bring your own mat if you can, and please remember to hydrate well before class (two glasses of water), and bring water and a small towel to class.

We Welcome You!

We extend our warmest invitation to all of you, new and ongoing students, to join us for yoga soon. Please feel free to call or email any of the instructors with any questions or concerns you may have.


The Teachers of Namasté Yoga