Hike & Climb February


Big thanks to all the yogis who came out for our Hike and Climb! It’s good mental yoga and physical yoga to get out of one’s regular routine and try something new. Being in nature, although chilly, is so good for Hot Yoga Lovers like us at this time of year when we spend so much time indoors. Fresh air, sunshine so good for the lungs and internal organs and that steep incline of Humpback Rock so good for those thighs and glutes! We’d be happy to offer this workshop again throughout the year. We’ll get that level 0 rock one day!! Please remember to register in advance in order to order your gear. Namaste Adventurers!

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New Class Added in 2016: Qi Gong


qi-gong-761099_1920You don’t know the meaning of relaxed until you have tried our Qi Gong class. Taught by an expert in the practice, enjoy the peace of opening yourself to the energy that surrounds and flows through you. The perfect adjunct to any yoga practice, Qi gong has proven many physical and mental health benefits. Prepare yourself to feel complete mental bliss and harmony with your own physical being. Regular class rates apply.

Wednesday’s at 5:00 PM and  Saturday’s at 12:00pm

Online Registration

Halloween Costume Contest


Thanks to everyone who made it out to our Halloween Costume contest. We are party yoga animals.

The contest for the 60 minute Thai Massage was a complete draw! Between Sahtiya’s “School to Prison Pipeline Outfit”, Alaric’s “Roman Toga” and Lisa’s “Pink Bunny Hat”.

All of your accounts have been updated on Mind Body for a 30 minute massage with Kelly Zimmerman. Enjoy!!

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Zin & Zen Fall Pictures, Only Two More Dates Left!


We have been having a blast this fall enjoying the beautiful weather and yummy wine Central Virginia has to offer. We just added a few new photos to the gallery of our fall events!  Two more dates left, register below…

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Due to the success we have scheduled our Fall/Winter Zin & Zen dates.  Join us:

November 14th at 12:00 PM
Veritas Vineyards

December 12th at 12:00 PM
Keswick Vineyards

$10 for Unlimited Monthly Members and $20 for other Members or Guests
Register

Weather Clause: Depending on the weather the yoga class maybe held at our studio (or replaced with a “yoga jog” or other cooler weather workout) and then we will carpool to the vineyard for the tasting! These yoga/workouts will have a higher intensity due to cooler weather. In extreme weather will will move the event indoors. Expect “Yoga Jogs”, wine cellar meditations or indoor yoga classes.

November is Inversion Heaven

Hydra Yoga Flyer (1)3 Series Inversion Workshop

Strength Flow, Inversions, and Restorative Inversions for Health!

Plus each participant will receive a FREE 10 Page Inversions Playbook

  • Friday November 13th 6:15pm
  • Friday November 20th 6:15pm
  • Friday November 27th 6:15pm

$20/session or Free! for Unlimited Members. Other students can use your rewards points for $10 off for you or a friend!

Online Registration

 

From Mindfulness to Peace Workshop


MindfulnessWe are honored to host this series of teachings on “From Mindfulness to Peace” with Venerable Tenzin Gephel, a Buddhist monk from the Geluk-pa lineage, the same lineage as His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the resident teacher of the local Jefferson Tibetan Society.

This will be an amazing teaching, connecting the modern day Mindfulness movement to ancient Buddhist theory and practice. This will be a great start for beginners in meditation and will add a lot of insight for intermediate practitioners of meditation.

The workshop will has been postponed but we hope to announce new dates soon!

 

Hydra Yoga Loves Beginners!

20 Days for $2020 days for $20 for News Students

Hydra Yoga Spa has a unique program which is ideal for beginning students.  This package offers new students 20 days for only $20 AND one free workshop a month!

While we have some classes which are “easier” and some that are “harder” all our classes are open and manageable for beginning students. Small class sizes and super positive instructors make Hydra Yoga Spa the ideal place to forge a consistent practice which will last a life time.

Small class sizes mean we can only accept 5 new beginners each month. So if you’re interested register on MindBody today!

Once a month Hydra holds a workshop just for beginners! Ask questions about postures, understand modifications, learn to meditate, discuss diet (no pressure) and learn about your unique energetic body type or “dosha”. This quick check is integral to setting you on the right path of strength and healing in your asana practice but is not required for beginners. Come if you can or just enjoy the classes!

We only accept 5 students a month, must be new students or students who haven’t attended class in 3 months or more

Hydra Yoga Spa is Moving!


OPENINGAlthough we will keep our space at Divine Play we will no longer be in Suite 211 as of April 22nd. We’ve found a place on the downtown pedestrian mall. Some classes and massages will keep rolling during the transition period out of Divine Play. (We have a full home studio for massages in the Fry Springs area of Charlottesville.) By the first week of May we’ll be moved! And continue to be awesome! Stay tuned to our class schedule for updates. For example, 9:00 am classes are now registration required.

A heart felt thank you for building this community with us!

Zin & Zen: Local Wine and Vinyasa Spring Series!


Yoga in the Vines

We are very excited to announce the Spring 2016 series of Zin & Zen.  This series will be held on Saturdays beginning April 16th and we will be meeting at local wineries for a 60 minute gentle, outdoor Vinyasa practice led by Margaret Stella.  Immediately following the practice we will sample some local wine.

Spring Schedule

  • April 16th at White Hall Vineyards
  • June 25th at Blenheim Vineyards
  • August 13th at Glass House Winery
  • September 24th at Blenheim Vineyards

Pricing

$20 per class.  Free for unlimited members.  Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of class.

Weather Policy

Should there be rain or cold Warm Gentle Vinyasa will be held in beautiful yoga studio located in the Glass building in downtown Charlottesville (313 SE 2nd St) and carpool to the vineyards. Regular carpool may also be available from this location.

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Registration

To register please click here.  If you have any questions please Contact Us.

We look forward to seeing you in the vineyard!

Spiritual Yoga Take Over


We are excited to announce Sister Mukti will be teaching our last two Meditative Vinyasa classes on January 24th and 31st! Sister Mukti joins us all the way from Yogaville, the Satchindanda Ashram, in Buckingham. Intergal Yoga is a worldwide community which focuses on the full expression of the form, energetic and physical. Sister Mukti’s unique style integrates her training as a dancer in central California. If you are especially interested in Yogaville or Meditative Vinyasa OR if you just want some gentle-stretch-flow make it to your mat with us Saturday, January 24th and 31st at 10:00am. Saturday 10:00am classes are now “drop in”. We are teaching in the big room!

Some additional Spiritual Yoga news! The Monks of Ganden Sharts are being hosted in our larger yoga room, the Divine Play space, this Tuesday, Jan. 13th and Thursday, Jan. 15th from 6:00 – 7:30pm. They are presenting two lectures on Insight and Compassion. This means we will be in our smaller space in Suite 211 for those dates.

“Our goal is to share with all people the unique Tibetan Buddhist culture, which includes practices and paths to inner peace and increased compassion. All events are free and open to the public. Donations welcomed. Funds raised from the tour will be used to support the monks of the Phukhang Regional House at Ganden Shartse Monastery in exile in India.”

If you are interested in making a donation to the “Tibetan Monk Tour” Hydra Yoga Spa will write you a Spa Gift Card for yourself or a friend for half of your donation. Donate $40.00, receive a $20.00 gift card to Hydra Yoga Spa. Leave a check for Kelly or you can donate directly to the monks through their PayPal account.