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 Ellen Shapiro at (850) 556-2625 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
3/22 3:00–5:00 p.m. Ecstatic Dance with the Tallahassee Movement Collective
The Tallahassee Movement Collective invites you to join us at Namasté Yoga for an afternoon of self-exploration and meditation through movement and dance. We move, we watch, we listen, and we let happen what wants to happen in the dance as the wave of rhythms in the body unfolds. All are welcome—any age, any skill level. No previous experience required. Find your inner rhythm and be part of a safe and sacred movement space. Cost is $5. Please bring a closed container of water and dress in layers. Bare feet only, no street shoes, please. For more info contact Jasbir (Jan) Dzurik at (850) 508-9058.
April 19–20, 2014, Vedic Thai Yoga Massage with Eric Kelley of the Vedic Conservatory
Saturday: 11–7, Sunday: 12–8. The Vedic Conservatory holds the intention of empowering people with this potent form of medicine by making the teachings available to all skill levels to be shared with family, friends, and clients. This course is certified by NCBTMB to provide 16 CEU for LMTs and approved by the Thai Healing Alliance. This course teaches a basic 1.5-hour sequence of Thai-Yoga Bodywork Techniques, and is appropriate for both professionals and interested others. Touch, healing intention and the willingness to give and receive are the only prerequisites for practicing this noble folk art. This form of massage is done fully clothed, on a mat on the floor.
Eric is a native of Tallahassee and is excited to be coming home to share his passion for this beautiful art. He has lived and studied in Thailand for many years as well as studying here in Florida with the Vedic Conservatory for the last 10 years. For registration and info contact Eric Kelley at (850) 545-5967, email@example.com. Tuition: $295. Bring a friend and receive a discount! Great for couples!
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
March 14 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.
March 21 Iyengar Yoga with Julia. Simple standing poses, followed by poses that relax and restore the body, ending with complete relaxation.
March 28 Body-Mind Recharge with Ellen. Recharge and restore the body, mind and spirit with a smooth flow of gentle yoga poses and relaxing breathing especially designed to help you release tensions in the body/mind. This series of deep, gentle stretches flowing with breath awareness will help you relax from the inside out and find natural ease and contentment.
April 4 Kundalini Yoga & Gong as taught by Yogi Bhajan with Jasbir Kaur. Pranayama, mantra, mudra, movement and meditation with the purpose of releasing old patterns and attachments in order to more clearly experience your inner Truth.
April 11 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.
April 18 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.
April 25 Gentle Yoga for Relaxation and Stress Release with Charlene. Experience breath, movement, and restorative techniques that quiet the mind, heal the body, and nourish the spirit.
May 2 Center and Rejuvenate with Julya. Explore gentle and opening movements and breath to relax and reconnect with your innate inner wisdom.
May 9 Iyengar Yoga with Julia. Simple standing poses, followed by poses that relax and restore the body, ending with complete relaxation.
May 16 Yoga with Deb. Therapeutic viniyoga for the sacrum, hips, lower back and shoulders. With a lot of emphasis on breathing, this class will help you unwind from your hectic week, and take you refreshed into your weekend.
May 23 Yoga with Deb. Therapeutic viniyoga for the sacrum, hips, lower back and shoulders. With a lot of emphasis on breathing, this class will help you unwind from your hectic week, and take you refreshed into your weekend.
May 30 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.
June 6 Body-Mind Recharge with Ellen. Recharge and restore the body, mind and spirit with a smooth flow of gentle yoga poses and relaxing breathing especially designed to help you release tensions in the body/mind. This series of deep, gentle stretches flowing with breath awareness will help you relax from the inside out and find natural ease and contentment.
|Day & Time||Class Title||Teacher||Room|
|10:00–11:30 a.m.||Foundations of Yoga||Emily||OM|
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.||Yoga Play for Toddlers and Preschoolers (for ages 1–4)||Dawn||SHANTI|
|11:00–11:45 a.m.||Yoga Play for Parents and Babies (for 6 weeks through the first year)||Dawn||SHANTI|
|12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.||Lunchtime Yoga||Marney||OM|
|2:00–3:00 p.m.||Yoga for Older Adults||Marney||OM|
(optional Gong 7:00–7:15 p.m.)
|Kundalini Yoga and Gong||Jan/Jasbir Kaur||SHANTI|
|5:30–7:00 p.m.||Prenatal Yoga||Gretchen||OM|
|7:15–8:45 p.m.||Power Flow||Sekiva Cobian-Robinson||OM|
|8:30–10:15 a.m.||Yoga Energy Flow||Ellen||OM|
|5:30–7:00 p.m.||Gentle Yoga (except on Restorative dates)
Restorative Yoga (March 26, April 23)
|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 (except on Restorative dates)
Restorative Yoga (March 27, April 24)
|12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.||Lunchtime Yoga||Marney||OM|
|2:00–3:00 p.m.||Chair Yoga||Marney||OM|
|5:30–7:00 p.m.||Focus and Flow||Emily||OM|
|7:30–9:00 p.m.||Iyengar Yoga||Julia||OM|
|9:00–10:30 a.m.||Viniyoga for Stress Relief||Debra||SHANTI|
(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|
with optional 20-minute extended shavasava/meditation following class
Drop-in: $12 (Student drop-in $10 with ID)
Buy a pass and save!
|Passes may be purchased as follows:|
|Monthly, unlimited:||$125, 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: http://capitalhealth.com/Members/Live-Healthy/Health-Fitness/Health-Fitness-Reimbursement
Gift Certificates available.
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