Events and Workshops

Happenings you shouldn't miss in the weeks ahead.





New Year's 2020 Jumpstart

Sun, Jan 5 

Spread your wings and transform yourself by starting a daily yoga practice for 2020. Yes! Three of us yoga teachers are joining forces to guide and support you for a 40-day practice challenge. Along with the three-hour event (some of which will be discussion), you'll also get encouraging emails and practice ideas 3x/ week from us for the 40 days after the workshop. Here's what we're offering:

Beth Umba, navigational life coach, yoga teacher and bodywork therapist will be leading a discussion about commitment. In her always-on, curious way, she will guide us through in-depth look at our own human dance in and around commitment. Why do we commit? Why do we fear commitment? How do you view commitment? Why do some commitments get fulfilled when others don't?

Miss Amanda, Kundalini Yoga teacher & Thai Yoga bodyworker, will warm us up with some simple, accessible moves to loosen the spine, get your mind into the body, and form the bedrock of a daily practice. She will also share some short meditations to be used as tools for various purposes: to raise energy, to calm the mind, to focus and center yourself. When used consistently, all tools will create lasting change!

Deonne Myrick, yoga teacher and outdoors enthusiast, will offer multi-level yoga sequences and various ways to stretch, strengthen and rejuvenate your body and mind. She will also share her insights on how to fit in a daily practice, the benefits of such practice, how to truly listen to what your body and mind need on a given day with the aim of finding joy in your practice and connecting to your inner goodness.

Your investment for the workshop and email support is $60 if you pay by Friday, 12/20; $75 thereafter. Register by clicking here, or you can register and pay with Miss Amanda, Deonne, or Beth at class. 


Jan 11th-

Feb 15th

Introduction to Yoga 6 week Series

Saturdays 1/11-2/15 



*Payment required to reserve your spot*

This series of Saturday morning classes are for you if you are looking to give yoga a try, coming back after an absence, or just wanting to clarify the basic poses and methods. Through this 6 week commitment, you will gain strength, balance and increase flexibility. Together we will work to develop ease of movement, focus the mind and establish steadiness toward whatever life brings your way.

Space is limited so contact Sylvie to claim your spot!

December 2019

What's New?

Holiday Class Changes

Saturday 12/28- No 8:30am Kundalini

Closed on New Years Eve and New Years Day

All other classes are on at normal times

Join us for our upcoming Intro to Yoga series starting 1//11/20

and... The details for our April 2020 Costa Rica Retreat are available!! Click above to take a peek!!! Space is limited - just a few spots left!

"Your yoga classes have added so much depth to my daily life. I see the world through different eyes"

TCY student

Choosing the right class for you

At True Center Yoga we currently have 5 instructors. Each instructor has a unique style of bringing yoga to the community.

Browse our classes below

Warm Core Flow and Vinyasa Flow with Emily

Warm Core Flow and Vinyasa Flow: These 75minute, warm classes taught by Emily Harvey Dooley are intended to cultivate focus, strength and balance. They are taught in a room heated to 80-85 degrees. the instruction offers modification for most levels, but the class is quicker paced and intended to get the muscles warm and the heart pumping. The instructor weaves yoga principles and themes into movement a breath for a complete practice.

Essential Alignment with Emily or Ashley

Essential Alignment: This class is a recommended foundation class for those looking to have more time spent in finding the specific muscle engagements and placement of the essential postures of yoga. The instructor also use traditional yoga theory and concepts to add depth this 75 minute class. Some students use this class as preparation for the Warm Flow classes or simple choose this class as their weekly practice. Emily Harvey Dooley and Ashley Outlaw.

Vinyasa Flow with Deonne

Vinyasa Flow- Connect your breath with your movement as you stretch, strengthen and rejuvenate your body and mind. You will strengthen all areas of your body, work to improve balance and flexibility and leave feeling blissful after a sweet savasana that ends this flowing practice. All levels are welcome as the instructor gives modifications for all abilities so you can personalize your practice.

Chair Yoga with Deonne

Chair Yoga- This is the perfect practice to stretch, strengthen and rejuvenate your body and mind with out getting down on the floor. Students will use chairs to support and balance themselves in both seated and standing poses. No experience necessary.

Gentle Flow with Deonne

Gentle Flow- Connect your breath with your movement in this slow flowing class. Although less vigorous then Vinyasa Flow students will work to increase strength and flexibility and improve balance. All levels are welcome.

Teen/Tween Yoga with Deonne

Teen/tween Classes- Build Self-confidence and positive self-image, find inner peace and learn healthy ways to combat stress by strengthening body, mind and spirit. Teens will explore yoga poses and practices in a fun, upbeat and non-judgmental environment. Classes are divided by gender.

Kids Yoga with Deonne

Kids Yoga- An exploration of yoga and movement through stories, songs and games. Children will learn basic yoga poses while improving balance, coordination and focus in a fun and playful environment. 4-8yo.

Beginning Yoga with Sylvie

BeginningYoga- Sylvie Desautels and Ashley Outlaw For people who are new to yoga or could benefit from a thorough review of the fundamentals of yoga. We build poses slowly from week to week with basic yoga philosophy of the Yamas and Niyamas as a foundation. No experience is necessary.

Level 1 with Sylvie

Level 1- Sylvie Desautels Ideal for beginners who are ready to expand their repertoire of poses. Each class begins with a long warm up. Basic poses and simple breathing practices are taught with methodical alignment and body awareness. A theme from yoga philosophy is threaded through the class.

Level 2 with Sylvie

Level 2 -Sylvie Desautels- Students are well versed in standing poses, basic seated poses and back bends and are ready to explore inversions, more vigorous posture flow sequences and longer holds. Pranayama (breathing control) is integrated into the practice and students are encouraged to practice on their own.

Kundalini with Miss Amanda

Kundalini Yoga- Miss Amanda -Known as the Yoga of Awareness, the focus is on how poses and movements feel, not how they look. This ancient practice is designed to build your pranamaya kosha (energy body) and stimulate your endocrine system as well as stretch and strengthen your muscles. Kundalini yoga practice includes asana (physical postures) as well as mantra (sound), pranayama (breathwork), and mudra (hand positions) in a sequence called a kriya. Some kriyas are slow and contemplative, some are dynamic and challenging - all are transformative. All levels—even beginners—will flourish during this mystical workout, which focuses on building stamina and connecting with your spirit more than on accomplishing advanced physical postures.

Yin Yoga with Ashley

Yin Yoga is a complementary yoga practice to the more dynamic and invigorating yoga styles that are predominant today. In Yin Yoga, floor postures are held passively for several minutes in order to access a safe and positive 'stress' on the deep layers of connective tissue in the body. Physically, Yin Yoga restores and maintains the natural mobility of the joints, primarily between the navel and the knees. Energetically, Yin Yoga opens the body's meridian system, which enhances the body's energetic flow and supports emotional equilibrium. And as this practice emphasizes stillness and silence, Yin Yoga prepares both the body and the mind for deeper experiences in meditation.

Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga with Ashley

Both prenatal and postnatal women are welcome to this class. Postnatal women should not attend until they are okayed by their MD and at least 4-6 weeks postnatal.

This class is designed to prepare a prenatal women’s body and mind for labor and delivery but the practice is a gentle practice that allows a postnatal women’s body to slowly come back into strength and movement. It encourages stretching, mental centering and focused breathing. All yoga postures are modified for the prenatal/postnatal body with a chance at the beginning of class for each student to check in with the instructor for any specific changes that may be occuring in each women’s body.

Studies have suggested that prenatal yoga can improve sleep; reduce stress and anxiety; increase strength, flexibility and endurance needed for childbirth; decrease lower back pain, nausea, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches and shortness of breath;

Tai Chi and Chi Gong with Scott and Tammy

Tai Chi/ Chi Gung Chi Gung or Qi Gong

translates as energy work an art of breath work combined with simple, natural body movements and the regulation of the mind.

There are two kinds of qi that flow inside the body: 1. Post-heaven qi (yin and yang organ qi), also called zhen qi

, which flows in the 12 meridians and gives power to function biological duty and maintain healthy condition 2. Pre-heaven qi, also known as yuan qi, flows inside the eight extraordinary meridians and maintains the quality of life and spirituality. There is another kind of qi around the body called primordial qi, or hun yuan qi. Primordial qi appears as a field that protects human energy from invasion and infection. Primordial qi also helps us to communicate with others as well as with nature. Humans live in the Qi like fish swim in the water every moment.

Tai Chi Chuan (Tai Ji Quan)

is a physical movement form that follows the principles and theory of tai chi under the philosophy of Daoism; while simultaneously working with the eight characters of movement (ba gua) and eight forces to produce qi and jing. These thirteen characters of “jing” are developed from the motion of breath, body and mind. Tai chi also moves in five ways which are: center, left, right, back and front; along with yin yang motion and energy like “void and solid, still and motion, up and down, intense and relaxed, hard and soft…” The form of tai chi balances and harmonizes the yin and yang, soft and hard, two types of quality of qi in the body.

What To Expect During Classes

Feel free to try out our different classes and find the ones that best suit your level, style and needs. 

We ask that you arrive 15 minutes before class time on your first visit to fill out paperwork and get acquainted with the space. 

While we do have some yoga mats to borrow, we recommend purchasing your own mat if you decide the practice is for you. https://www.consumersadvocate.org/yoga-mats The studio is equipped with blocks, bolsters, blankets and straps. 

Be sure to bring water with you. 

Most classes run 75 minutes in length but there are a few exception so please ask your instructor to be sure.

What other yogis are saying

I love your class so much and have learned a ton. I never imagined I would love yoga so much! I love that even within each pose, there is so much room for growth

Danielle King, True Center Yoga student