Dance, Yoga & Fitness

for Every Body

YOGA

with Leslie Matthews [CYI, E-RYT 500]
JANUARY 14 thru MAY 13, 2017
Saturdays 9:00-10:15 am
(Class will not meet during Spring Break
March 18th or 25th)


Individual classes $16.00 
with Full Session $224.00 (2 classes free)

Private Sessions available @ $80.00/hour
​or a session of 5 for $375.00
Please bring your own mat.

The more subtle and powerful aspects of
Yoga practice are designed to give you even more profound health benefits and
greater control over the ever thinking mind.

There is an unchanging and eternal peace
​within each individual that can be accessed
by learning to quiet the mind
through breath and asana.
This class places a strong emphasis on accessing
​and using the abdominal muscles for spinal stability during asana and daily living.
​Modifications are offered for students that need them. 


There will be no inversions
(headstand, handstand or shoulder stands).
If you use mat and eye pillows, please bring yours.

Email matthews@harpethhall.org

Leslie Matthews [CYI, RYT]
created the dance program at Harpeth Hall School,
where she still continues to teach Yoga.
Leslie created and served as artistic director of the
Harpeth Hall Dance Companies for 23 years.
She is a two-time recipient of the prestigious
Pencil Foundation Grant and received the first
Outstanding Dance Educator Award from the
Tennessee Association of Dance and the
Owen Chair for Excellence in Teaching
​from Harpeth Hall School.
She has a 1,000 hour certification in Yoga from the
Southern Institute for Yoga Instructors,
is a Certified Yoga Instructor and is certified as an
Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher-500 with the Yoga Alliance.
Leslie teaches "Gentle Yoga" in the Iyengar tradition and
utilizes props and modifications for all levels to
​properly align the body for the asanas with focus on spinal stabilizers.
​Special attention is given to physical limitations and injuries.


The more subtle and powerful aspects of Yoga practice are designed to give you even more profound health benefits and greater control over the ever thinking mind.
​There is an unchanging and eternal peace within each individual that can be accessed by learning to quiet the mind through breath and asana. 

Yoga


YOGA

with Mary Thorstad
MAY 31 to JULY 26, 2017
Mondays and Wednesdays 9:30-10:45 am
First class FREE! 


Individual classes $12.00
Full Series of 10 classes $100

Join Mary for Slow Flow Yoga
with an emphasis on safely exploring the
edges of your strength and flexibility.
Mary specializes in therapeutic exercise
and injury prevention,
giving expert attention to
​proper alignment and form.

In this Slow Flow Series
you will enliven your core,
strengthen your whole body, and
access your full range of motion.
Enjoy mindful and rhythmic,
breath-linked movement,
to calm the mind
and release tension
that no longer serves
the body, mind or spirit.

Classes close with a restorative yoga pose
fully-supported, followed by savasana.

marythorstad@gmail.com

Mary is a physical therapist with a Ph. D. in Neurophysiology, specializing in movement disorders.
She has practiced yoga for over 20 years and
studied with notable Iyengar teachers.
Most recently, Mary received in-depth yoga teacher training
with Tracy Rich and Ganga White,
founder of one of the first yoga studios in L.A.