GREEN TARA NEWS
We invite you to experience the many benefits of Iyengar Yoga, including physical health and vitality, mental clarity, and emotional serenity.
Green Tara Yoga is Open for Online Classes while the Studio is Temporarily Closed
Green Tara Yoga is currently open only for online classes. We will keep you posted about our reopening date.
We are delighted to announce the launch of our new registration and payment platform, PunchPass
You can now view our schedule and register for classes on our new Schedule/Registration page. It will take a few minutes to initially set up and confirm your account, complete your student profile and do a waiver. But from that point on, it will be easy to purchase a pass and reserve your place in classes. Please feel free to Contact Us if you have any questions about getting registered for classes.
Iyengar Yoga Association of the Midwest (IYAMW) presents Fall Fest: Celebrating Iyengar Yoga, Supporting Our Communities
These classes are FREE for IYNAUS members, and donations are more than welcome. $20 suggested donation for non-members. All proceeds from these classes to local, community organizations chosen by our volunteer teachers. See the full list of Fall Fest classes
Flowing Through Our Obstacles: Fluidity & Lightness Through Yoga with Karen Allgire
Sunday, October 25, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Eastern Standard Time
Register for Karen’s class
As part of the IYAMW Fall Fest, Karen will teach this workshop on using yoga to work skillfully and joyfully through all circumstances of life. We will work with the water element to promote fluidity and vitality, the air element to nurture mobility and lightness, and the space element to enhance adaptability and open-mindedness.
All proceed’s from Karen’s’ class will go to the YWCA of Greater Cleveland, supporting their work to empower women and eliminate racism.
Online Yoga Resources for You
- Try our online classes with Karen Allgire, Amy Runnels and Colleen Clark. View our Online Class Schedule.
- For free video content visit the new Green Tara Yoga YouTube Channel.
- Make a Donation to help sustain the studio during the closure.
The powerful teachings of yoga can be deeply supportive to all of us at this stressful time. We hope you will try our online class, and develop a daily home yoga practice. Inversions and restorative poses are both important, as they support the immune system and quiet the nervous system. As we face this enormous challenge, may we all remain calm, mindful, compassionate and wise.
Taking A Stand for Equality and Justice
Green Tara Yoga & Healing Arts takes an unequivocal stance against racism and injustice, and for learning how to be a better ally to all people fighting for positive change. As a studio dedicated to Iyengar Yoga, all of our teachers and many of our students are members of the Iyengar Yoga Association of the United States (IYNAUS). We want to share some excepts from a message members received from IYNAUS.
“We pledge to do our part, to take the necessary steps to increase diversity and become more equitable and inclusive. We want to build a community where all of our members, and potential members, feel valued and have a sense of belonging. We will work within our community and we will partner with subject matter experts to listen, learn, and do the work needed to evaluate our current structures, regional associations, policies and practices.”
Here is a partial list of resources in the areas of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice:
Resmaa Menakem interview on NPR’s On Being
Iyengar Yoga Detroit Workshops in Healing Justice
Showing Up for Racial Justice
Black Lives Matter
We recommend that you arrive early to allow time for parking. We do not recommend parking at Dave’s Market as you could be towed. You may find a space in the lot directly behind the building. Other options include:
✥ The upper lot accessible by a ramp at the back of the main lot
✥ Metered spots on Fairmount Boulevard
✥ Free parking on Grandview, the street adjacent to Dave’s Market
✥ The metered lot behind Firestone Tires on Cedar Road
✥ The public garage behind Starbucks on Cedar Road
Gentle Chair Yoga with Colleen Clark
Dates to be announced
Family Yoga with Amy Runnels
Dates to be announced
Restorative Yoga with Colleen Clark
Dates to be announced
Workshop with Advanced Iyengar Teacher Laurie Blakeney
New dates to be announced
For detailed information about these workshops and more, view the Yoga Workshops section.
Apprentice Program with Karen Allgire
Level 3 Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher (CIYT) Karen Allgire offers an apprentice program for those interested in deepening their study of yoga. Apprentices must have three years of Iyengar Yoga study and be able to make a yearlong commitment to the program. For prerequisites, requirements, costs and other details, contact Karen.
Karen Allgire Featured in Heights Observer
Karen was interviewed for the Heights Observer. Read the article to learn about Karen’s trips to India and her reflections on the practice and teaching of Iyengar yoga.
Karen Allgire Studies Iyengar Yoga in India
Karen has made five trips to India to study at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Institute in Pune, India. Visit Karen’s Yoga Blog to read about her trips. To view photographs of these visits go to Karen’s India Photos.
Iyengar Yoga for Relief of Chronic Back Pain
Parade Magazine, October 11, 2009
A recent study funded by the National Institutes of Health suggests that Iyengar Yoga may help reduce chronic lower back pain and its associated depression better than conventional medicine. Read the full article.
Open Practice Time
Open Practice Time is an opportunity for you to use the studio and its equipment, including the new yoga rope wall, for self-directed practice. The schedule for open practice time is Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 am–12:00 pm. The cost is $5.