April News

Jennifer’s Note
   It’s OFFICIALLY Spring, my favorite time of year. (Except for maybe the associated allergies, but you gotta take the good with the bad, right?)  With spring comes the reminder of freshness, new blooms, warmth, longer days-what’s not to love?
Keeping with the theme of freshness and new, we are going to be making a few  changes and introducing another new teacher and class.  You will now see Slow Flow with Shirley Bryson on Saturday mornings at 8:30.  Think of this class as a marvelous way to start your weekend.  You’ll have 75 minutes  to wake up, warm up, stretch and renew yourself after a long and busy week.
This change means that Ashtanga will be moving to Sunday mornings.  We will now have a Mysore Style class that goes from 7:30-9:30 in the morning.  Mysore is a personalized way to practice the Ashtanga series under the very watchful eye of your teacher.  You will be given one on one attention and assists to help you grow in your personal practice.  I will lead this new class until maternity leave comes and then our very own Elizabeth Ogle and Carrie Godwin will take over for me.  If you have never practiced Mysore Style, give it a try, you just may find a new favorite way to get your yoga in.
Wednesdays are also going to see a few changes.  Linda is going to be leading us through an All Levels Flow at 10 and Beth will have a full hour Yin class starting at noon.  The goal is to make our Monday – Friday Calendar a little more cohesive so it’s easier to know what we are doing every week.
As you already know, we started Aerial Yoga Conditioning in March.  If you didn’t get a chance to try it, OH MY GOODNESS, get in here and work it with Rebecca!  You’ll get a great 1 hour circuit training that’ll build all sorts of core and upper body strength all while increasing flexibility!  Seriously, this class is AWESOME, you don’t want to miss it!
It is also our intention in the studio to do a few more “facelift” projects this spring.  Please be patient as we Bloom!
Birthday Celebration

Join us for our 7th Birthday Bash!
April 21 & 22nd
  Yoga East celebrates another year of yoga, health and wellness with you (and several of our favorite local small businesses and non-profits!)
Schedule of Events
Friday April 21st
Join Yoga East for an Evening of Wellness
6:30- 7:00 Conversation: What is Traditional Chinese Medicine with the Mi Lu Center’s, Jamie Jackson
7:00 – 9:00 Wellness Open House featuring:
Fire Cupping with Jamie Jackson of Mi Lu Center
Foot Baths with Cassandra Tucker of Divine Purity
Chair Massages with April Nelson of Soft Touch Therapeutic Massage
Mini Reiki Sessions with Becky Byrns E-RYT, M.S., Yoga Instructor, Reiki Master, WellCoach
All sessions are completely donation based and can be participated in “a la carte” style.  You decide how you wish to celebrate Life, Wellness, Yoga, and Love in this wonderful evening celebrating our 7th Birthday.
April 22 Community Yoga Celebration
Each yoga class will be 100% donation based, proceeds going to our Community Partners, Reflection Riding and The Pet Placement Center.
8:30-10:00 Led Primary Series with Jennifer Dixon
(Proceeds going to Reflection Riding, Save your Spot!)
10:30-11:30 Aerial Conditioning w/Rebecca Balch
(Proceeds going to Reflection Riding Sign up today!)
12:30-1:30 KITTEN YOGA with Christine Nguyen
  (Proceeds going to The Pet Placement Center.  This class is sure to fill up so RSVP today!)

 Community Acupuncture is $25!
Community Acupuncture & Fire Cupping
Every Sunday from 11:30 – 1:30
Jamie Jackson & Mi Lu Center


If you’ve never tried Acupuncture, April is the month to come to Yoga East!  We are offering a $10 discount to this fabulous service.  You’ll get 4 weekends to try this wonderful Chinese Medicine at a great price.  Come experience the power of Acupuncture in the relaxed atmosphere of your favorite Yoga Studio.
This discount applies to Community Acupuncture only.  Fire Cupping is available at $15 per session.
Special Events

Donation Yoga Benefiting
Reflection Riding
April 7th @ 6:30 
Join us for an evening dedicated to raising funds and awareness for local non-profit, Reflection Riding.
This quarter’s non-profit partnership is with Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center.  This is a local non-profit dedicated to Conservation and Education right here in the Chattanooga Area.  Shirley Bryson and Elizabeth Ogle will lead us in a evening of invigorating Yang and relaxing Yin yoga, all benefiting the Reflection Riding.  One hundred percent of the proceeds go to this non-profit organization.

Special Aerial Yoga Night w/
Rebecca Balch
April 28th at 6:30
Join Rebecca for her special monthly aerial yoga class.  You’ll spend the evening exploring yoga without all the hassles of gravity!  Regular class fees apply.

Acupuncture and Restorative
May 5th 6:30-8:30
Let’s combine the healing powers of restorative yoga with a community acupuncture treatment for the perfect night of rejuvenation!  Regular class fee + $30 for acupuncture treatment. Small bites and wine are included.  This event ALWAYS sells out, so be sure to sign up early!
Let’s GROW Together!

Yoga East Teacher Training
Yoga for EveryBody
May 13-August 6th
We are excited to announce the start of our next semester of Chattanooga’s ONLY FULLY FLEXIBLE, (after all, we are yogis, right?) Yoga Teacher Training here at Yoga East.  Yoga for EveryBody is a Yoga Alliance Accredited 200 hr Teacher Training course dedicated to a flexible premium yoga education. The only training that INCLUDES a free membership to the studio for 1 full year and the flexibility to complete the training at your own pace (up to two full years!) right here at your favorite studio.  We are convinced you will be a well rounded, grounded, knowledgeable yogi and teacher.
All of our teachers are experienced, knowledgeable, engaging and most importantly, FUN!  You’ll cover all of the required information as set by Yoga Alliance as well as many other topics that will deepen your own practice and understanding of yoga.  If you’ve ever wanted to become a teacher or just better understand the practice you love, don’t delay,

New To Yoga East AND Chattanooga!
If you love yoga and you love kids, you will simply ADORE mini yogis teacher training!
Focusing primarily on children ages three to eleven, this ten-hour course will give you all the tools you need to create your own yoga program for children (and Yoga Alliance CEUs, too!). Through the use of themes, games, music, books, and other props, we will transform traditional practice into a creative, stimulating, and-most importantly-FUN yoga experience for kids.
Everyone is welcome regardless of training or experience level.
Member Perks Highlight

Our Monthly Gold Member Winner!
Congratulations to Michael Thomas! You are our Free Massage Winner.
Thank you to April Nelson of Soft Touch Therapeutic Massage for partnering with us at Yoga East.  Each month, we randomly pick a Gold Member to receive a FREE 1 HR MASSAGE with April!*
*We request that you “like us” on Facebook so we can notify you, (and let everyone else know!) use your massage that month, and please remember to tip!