Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation, and More.
Learning to Balance Mobility and Stability in the Studio and in Life.
The Clear Spring News:
After our wonderful workshop with Sri H. S. Arun earlier this month, we enter the summer cool and relaxed. And with a few summertime schedule changes:
July 5th, We will begin a NEW Tuesday 12 noon Level 1-2 class with Mary Scott. Go Mary!
July 13th Melissa will begin another NEW Wednesday 6pm Level 1-2 . Go Melissa!
Monday 4:15pm Gentle class will be on hiatus for the month of July.
Friday 4:30pm Advanced Practice is on hiatus until September.
This is my way of tugging a few weekend-sized blocks of time out of the schedule so I can push on a few projects for the studio and for myself.
Also, starting now, the Thursday 4:15pm Yoga for Happiness class will begin at 4pm and end at the usual 5:45pm, adding an extra 15 minutes of class time. 15 whole extra minutes of restoration for the same price!
The Friday advanced practice will likely go on hiatus for the summer, as many of our stalwarts are off traveling.
Clear Spring is cautiously rolling out the new MindBody Online software. We are currently working with both the old sign-in system and the new while I make sure I understand the workings of three (not one, not two, but three) interlocking pieces of software. This MindBody software will allow you, the student, to enroll in single classes or class packages online (this will be easiest, a big time saver), or to enroll at the studio and pay by cash, check or credit card. Record-keeping will be more reliable at my end of the business, for which we should all be grateful.
Further (and this is the real reason behind the changes), this new system is designed to allow you to attend any of our Iyengar teachers' classes using the same class pass. You no longer have to pay teachers separately for your classes. This makes it easier for you to explore different teachers and find a class that fits your schedule best. This is better.
The system is now in place for you to check in with any teacher using the MindBody system.
And keep checking for new events on the horizon.
Established in 1990 by Devon Dederich, Clear Spring Studio provides the highest quality instruction & practice in a variety of body-mind disciplines. Our unique environment is accessible to most of the city of Austin, & provides cleanliness, quietness, beauty and a strong sense of community. We were pleased to be voted "Best Yoga Studio in Austin" two years in a row by Austin Fit Magazine!
Our offerings include Hatha Yoga in the Iyengar Tradition, and Anusara Yoga. Our instructors have years of experience in their fields & are highly trained.
The studio has been a popular location for special workshops, training programs, and retreats, but these days is only rarely available for rent. Hotels, vacation home rentals, restaurants, trailer park eateries and shopping are found nearby on South First St and South Congress Avenue.
Click title above to go to the Schedules Page or view mini-version with links here below. This scroll calendar will show you workshop start dates, basic notes, and class cancellations. Go go the Classes and Events Calendar or the Yoga Workshops blog page to find out more about ongoing classes and special events.
Upcoming Iyengar Workshops
June 17-19, HS Arun (discount for IYNAUS members)
November 4-6, Jawahar Bangera (discount for IYNAUS members)
Saturday Mornings at Clear Spring
Pranayama First Thing
At 9:15am we begin with a pranayama class, learning to make the mind and body quiet and focused enough to remove disturbances to the breath, and then use it to locate, store, and move the energies of the body called pranas.
Philosophy and Asana
Come for a nice Saturday morning asana class, where we also explore the understanding behind what we do as it is explained by our original sources, the Patanjali Yoga Sutra, and the Bhagavad Gita. You do not have to read the material in advance unless you want to. We are happy when you do, but no matter what, we will give things for you to think about as you practice.
Anatomy and Asana
We offer special classes using asana to learn about different regions of the body--legs, arms, spine, neck, nervous system, digestion, etc. Classes will present an overview of particular structures, and then show how asana (and pranayama) can strengthen, support, or restore healthy movement and function to the body parts,. We also mean to show how yoga can greatly improve sensitivity and awareness of the position, condition, and action of all our human physical parts.
Anne and Devon take turns working ourselves and students toward more challenging poses in our repertoire Those just beginning to learn intermediate level work are welcome to come; we want to help you develop your skills happily and safely. For those who can already do, we can help you go a bit beyond.