A Home for Yoga and Meditation
Located in Woodstock, Georgia, this cozy home studio offers the local community down to earth and traditional, peaceful yoga classes. Drawing on the theme of the elements corresponding to the chakras, Yoga Elements offers something for all levels. Experienced yogis can take classes centered around breathwork and alignment or work up a sweat in the "Fire" class.
No worries if you're just getting started - the Earth Element class - "From the Ground Up"" is the class for you. This class is slow-paced with plenty of modifications to fit your needs and detailed instructions to build a good foundation. Come exactly as you are - we will meet you there!
Schedule subject to change. Please register online or text/call before you arrive
Monday 6:00pm - 5 Elements , All Levels
Tuesday 5:00pm - 5 Elements, All Levels
Thursday 10:30am - Fire Element, Level 2
Thursday 7:00pm - Water Elements, Yin Yoga, All Levels
Friday 10:30am - Earth Element, Gentle Yoga for all levels
Originally from Switzerland, Gaelle moved to California in 1993. After becoming a certified group fitness instructor and teaching classes such as aerobics, indoor cycling, and pilates, she continued her professional journey in body wellness by becoming a certified massage therapist in 2003.
One day, after a group exercise class, one of Gaelle's students who was a yoga teacher took her to a nearby arboretum and they did yoga and meditation together under the sky, surrounded by lush trees and plants. Gaelle knew then that yoga was different than just exercise. She felt a deep connection to herself and the world in an experience that was peaceful and at the same time so powerful and healing. Yoga became an important part of her life and helped her going through some difficult time in her life.
She decided to deepen her practice by completing her 200 hours of yoga teacher training in 2012.
After moving to Atlanta in 2015 she started her next 300 hours of yoga teacher training, with completion anticipated by the end of 2019. Her home-studio setting is a place for people to meet, connect, exercise and just be. Her dream is to continue on her path of self-inquiry, spirituality, and growth as a whole person by sharing yoga and wellness with her community.
Classes We Offer
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From the Ground Up
This class is a particularly gentle, slow paced practice that teaches the fondamentals of poses and breath work. This flow centers around control and precision, with a diversity of exercises and modifications to suit a wide range of levels from beginner to more advanced. You will learn and practice the tools needed to lead a more peaceful life, remaining mindful in every act you perform.
Level: All, tailored for older adults
Running Time: 60 minutes
Yin yoga is the perfect compliment to our yang style of yoga practice.
Yin yoga is a very passive approach to yoga and compliments perfectly our where you perform the majority of the poses seated on the floor or laying down. The poses are held for longer periods of time, sometimes 3 - 5 minutes.
Yin yoga offers deeper access to the body targeting our connective tissues, fascia and ligaments with the aim of lubricating and protecting our joints. These are areas of the body often not reached with a typical yang style of yoga practice or fitness regime.
The main difference is that yin yoga is very passive with poses being held for longer periods of time.
Another important difference is that in yin yoga your muscles need to be relaxed as opposed to engaged, this is so you can work into the deeper layers of the body and move closer to the bone, an area often missed in a yang yoga practice.
With a yang practice there is much emphasis on building heat and strength in the body whereas this is not the case in yin. Yin is practiced cold with no warm up and with more of a focus on flexibility and lubrication.
Both yin and yang styles should be practiced to invite balance into your yoga regime.
Running time: 60 minutes
Let go of the day as you find deep relaxation in this restorative, candle-lit evening class. Gentle restorative poses will help heal your body. This stress and anxiety-relieving class focuses on completely releasing all tension in the body and mind.
Running Time: 75 minutes
Fan your flames
During this powerful vinyasa flow, you will breathe, focus, move, stretch and balance. This "Fire" class is a heat building practice that allows you to move with your breath while building strength and working on your core.
Level : 2
Running Time: 75 minutes
The 5 Elements
Take it all in
This class is a combination of legs, hips core and backbends postures. Gentle enough to be suitable for beginners, this class leads you through poses working all muscles of the body with an emphasize on the core.
Total Time: 60 minutes
Learn the fundamentals for different meditation techniques to reduce stress and promote wellbeing. By establishing a regular meditation practice, you will experience beneficial shifts in the way you perceive the world inside and outside of you. Meditation is the best tool I know for a positive transformation.
"Let your practice be a celebration of life".