Special Classes, retreats & workshops

Series Classes

Yoga Fundamentals : a 10-week series

If you want to experience the benefits of yoga practice and to feel comfortable in a group class with others who are also in the learning process…
If you want to experience more comfort in your body and peace of mind and to have a good groundwork from which to move forward in the practice of yoga and Life…
If you want to “come back to the basics” in order to deepen your experience of yoga…

When:  10 Wednesdays starting September 19-November 28, 7:30-9:00, skipping the day before Thanksgiving
Teacher: Ti Harmony

A yoga class for people new (or relatively new) to yoga who want to learn (or relearn) the basics in a group class dedicated to that with Ti Harmony, one of Carrboro/Chapel Hill’s longest continuously teaching yoga teachers.  This class is also appropriate for those with more experience who are wanting a slower approach to the physical practice and are happy to be reminded of the basics.

In this class you will learn, discuss and practice the fundamentals of yoga practice.  Each week will have a different topic and focus, and each class will have a short teaching and discussion time, practice of yoga poses and breathing exercises, deep relaxation, and brief meditation.  Students will finish this series with the skills and confidence necessary to practice yoga safely at home (if they choose) and to join in other all-levels or beginner-to-intermediate classes (if they choose).

  • There will be a minimum of 6 people and a max of 14 in this class.  It’s OK to sign up even if you know you can’t make all the classes and only leave a donation for the classes you will attend.
  • Requested donation for the entire series: $100-200.  If that is prohibitive, please contact Ti.
  • Advance sign-up and payment are required please pre-register.  Attendance at all classes is required (as much as possible) or you can discuss options for making it with Ti.

Ti’s Yoga for Everything!

When: Sunday evening, 9-week series 5:30-7:00 will resume September 9, assuming enough interest.  If you are interested, even if you can’t make ALL of the classes, please sign up in advance through the Contact Page. There will be a min of 6 students and a max of 16.
Requested donation:  $90-180.  Though designed as a series class, if there are enough people and there is space, drop-in’s will be welcome.

Join Ti early Sunday evenings for yoga class focused on a specific body region AND designed to get everything else in the process.  The classes will also focus on learning to safely practice the particular class of poses without pushing or strain, monitoring one’s own inner process and feedback while respecting individual limitations or needs.  Long shavasana is guaranteed, so you can relax with ease into the beginning of your week 🙂

Weekly foci:
Week 1: Heart-opening … and everything else!
Week 2: Hamstrings and Forward bending … and everything else!
Week 3: Hip opening … and everything else!
Week 4: Twists … and everything else!
Week 5: Inversions (aimed at being accessible to all) … and everything else!
Week 6: Relaxing and cooling poses … and everything else!
Week 7: Side opening … and everything else!
Week 8: Neck and shoulders … and everything else!

Week 9: Abdominal strengthening and opening … and everything else!

Small Series class with Ti

When:  Tuesdays 5:45-7:15
Teacher: Ti Harmony
Where:  Loving Kindness Yoga School

Advance registration required. Suggested donation for only this class is $20.

For committed yoga practitioners and teachers with a minimum of 3 years consistent yoga practice or those studying to be yoga teachers or by approval of the teacher. There will be a maximum of 8 people.  Though the intensity level tends to be about the same as the all-levels classes, the depth of teaching and group sharing tends to be greater.

To register, scroll down to bottom of Class Schedule page & fill out the form.

Some feedback on the class from a student:

“And, I will add that this class really rocks and is the perfect level of challenge, provides a nice variety of different poses and sequences, and is just generally a highlight of my week. Keeps me sane. Also keeps me interested in yoga in a way I might struggle to achieve on my own. Thanks for so reliably providing this very important part of my life.”

Ayurveda and Yoga
for Women’s Health Across the Life Span

Teacher: Dr. Jennifer Rioux
When: Mondays at 7-8:15 pm starting October 1 and run for 10 Mondays.
Dates: 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, (skip), 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, (skip), 12/3, 12/10, 12/17.
Requested Donation: $180 for the series.

In this yoga series, we will seek to understand the influence of the five elements and doshic qualities of vata, pitta and kapha as the manifest specifically for women across the life span. The class will be divided equally between didactic learning and yogic practice. We will focus on understanding how to maximize our best qualities, minimize those qualities that induce suffering and to develop self-care routines and strategies that will serve us over the long-term.

Your instructor is Dr. Jennifer Rioux, a PhD medical anthropologist, an Ayurvedic Doctor, Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist, Certified Yoga Therapist and Clinical Aromatherapist III, with 20 years in private clinical practice. Please email Dr. Rioux directly at integralayurvedayoga@gmail.com to enroll.

Yoga for Every{body} — On Break

Teacher: Chrysecolla
When: Chrysecolla (Colie) is on maternity leave, and this class is expected to resume in early October.  You can still contact her to express interest.

This eight-week series will provide a safe space for bodies of all shapes and sizes to practice yoga and inward-kindness. Using our breath, movement and awareness we will work towards the intention of creating a more positive relationship with ourselves on and off the mat.  This series is designed with curvy bodies in mind and is a good fit for people new to yoga and those that already have a gentle practice. This class will be a closed series to provide safety and continuity to students. Please sign up by email in advance.  Chrysecolla has had a lot of interest in this class, so if you want to join in, please sign up soon!

Donation Scale: $110-$160 for the series
What to bring: A yoga mat {there will be some to borrow, too!} and some water.
What to wear: Your most comfortable clothes that allow you to move
Teacher: Chrysecolla Taico, LCSW, RYT
Contact: chrysecollayoga@gmail.com to sign up or ask questions!
Chrysecolla will bewill be taking a break from teaching from May 15- October 1.

Additional Opportunities

UNC Mindfulness Program on Stress Reduction and Pain Management
at the UNC School of Medicine:

Ti doesn’t have personal experience of this course, but he has heard good things from others who have taken it. If you choose to participate, let us know what you think!

One Response to Special Classes, retreats & workshops

  1. Janet Boudreau says:

    Hi Ti,

    I’m almost all healed from elbow surgery in late December and ready to bring yoga back into my life in a careful and measured way. Please let me know if I’m in! I hope to see you this Wednesday.


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