Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation, and More.
Learning to Balance Mobility and Stability in the Studio and in Life.
Clear Spring Studio was the first dedicated yoga studio in Austin, opening in the spring of 1990. The studio has had many physical locations in the meantime, but since 2005 we have resided at this beautiful, green, quiet, and blessed (twice! by Tibetan monks) studio. Devon Dederich is the director and manager.
About Iyengar Teacher Training
For quite a few years now, I've been collaborating with Peggy Kelley and Austin Iyengar Yoga in devising and carrying out Iyengar teacher training. I have information on this upcoming year's schedule posted on the "Notes" page of this website. Have a look if you want to know more.
Jackie Nett is Coming Sept 8-10
A wonderful Senior Iyengar Yoga teacher new to Austin is coming! Jackie Nett is being hosted at Energies Balanced, Lisa Johnson's studio at 1401 B Cedar Avenue, Austin, TX, 78702.
IMPORTANT: August 11, a last Mock Assessment
On Friday, August 11, we will hold a last mock assessment at Clear Spring for our candidates going up for their Junior Intermediate Assessment this year. Val Rios and Melissa Hagen will each teach one 40-minute intermediate-pose class apiece on Friday afternoon starting at 5:45pm on the dot, and we need a group of 8 intermediate-level students to volunteer to be uninjured (yet otherwise normal) students for these teachers. Each will teach six poses, so if you attend and help us out for the whole 80 minutes, you will get the equivalent of one free yoga class. Wow.
Friday August 11 Mock Assessment: Val: 5:45- 6:25pm; Melissa 6:30- 7:10pm
August 22: Sheryl Abrams, Tuesdays at 10:45am
Sheryl will begin teaching after her summer break. Same Tuesday, but at an earlier time, 10:45am-12:15pm. We aim to please.
August 25: Friday Practices Start up Again
After scattering for travel and projects over the summertime, we are coming together again for our wonderful Friday practices. Our first two sessions, practice will be led by Anne and (if she agrees) Karuna, who have both been to Pune to study over the summer, and have things to tell us they learned while there. Please check the MindBody calendar to learn about cancellations that come up from time to time due to workshops (like Jackie Nett's Sept 8). We know these things well in advance and the information will show up there even if it isn't posted on this home page.
Our Iyengar Yoga Training is Starting a New Year
After a summer revising our new manual, we are ready to begin a new round of training. If you are interested either in studying yoga in depth, or in teaching Iyengar Yoga, contact Devon with your interests and questions, and we'll discuss options.
And All New Students get 5 classes for $50
Our standard 5-class pass for only $50! If you are a new student and you enroll online or in class, on your checkout page you will find a promotion button. The code you should enter is:
If for some reason you do not find this, you can enroll in person, in the studio, and get the same discount. This is not only an online deal.
Good News for Yogis who Need Massage Therapy
We have a partnership with WorkWell Austin, a group of bodyworkers located at 1706 S. Lamar (north of W. Mary). Visit workwellaustin.com. Clear Spring students signing up for a first-time massage will get a 10% discount using/mentioning the promotion code "clearspring". And of course, this is reciprocal for all WorkWell bodyworkers and staff.
Clear Spring has transitioned to new MindBody Online 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 deal.
The advantages of setting your own account online are several:
- It saves everyone time at the studio.
- You can easily discover how many classes you have left on your card, without waiting to come to class and ask your teacher.
- You can keep your credit card number securely on file, to make it easier and more time-saving to purchase a new set of classes.
- It may make it easier to avoid some of the imperfections in this software (which works well, though it does not do everything we could wish for).
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 way better.
And keep checking for new events on the horizon.
Upcoming Iyengar Workshops
July 7-9, 2017, H.S. Arun.
September 8-10, Jackie Nett at Energies Balanced.
January 19-21, 2018, Laurie Blakeney
February 16-18, 2018, Manouso Manos.
Beginners/ Fundamentals Classes
Every Tuesday at 6:00pm we teach a class for complete beginners, or for those returning to yoga who need a fresh start. The dates posted on our Schedules page indicate the start of each 8-week cycle. If you want to begin at the beginning, start on those dates.
Saturday Morning Pranayama and Asana at Clear Spring
One of the few regular pranayama classes in Austin! We explore the physical and subtle movements of the breath in order bring a calm, alert, evenly-spread vitality. Students with around a year of asana practice are very welcome to attend. And you can follow your Saturday morning pranayama class with Intermediate asana (with a discount for the pair of course) and set the weekend off right.