Embodied learning — synthesizing insights from neuroscience and psychology with wisdom from the world’s contemplative traditions.

Classes at the beautiful studio in Richmond, Kentucky are designed to introduce the ancient practice of yoga to the modern-day individual. In a gentle and supportive way, Amanda guides participants through yoga postures, breathing exercises, and meditations with constant suggestions of how to apply these techniques in day-to-day life for greater ease in movement, practical management of stress symptoms, and a deeper connection to the source of life. Enjoy a refreshing time spent in the peaceful environment of the yoga studio, and re-enter your life feeling balanced, centered, and deeply rejuvenated.

PREPARING FOR CLASS: Dress comfortably. Bring 1 or 2 cotton Mexican blankets, a yoga strap, and sticky mat. Please refrain from wearing perfumes, as some folks are sensitive. Arrive 10 minutes early to settle in quietly for class so that we can begin on time.

Limited space available. As size is limited, please give 24-hour notice if unable to attend so your spot can be filled.


Therapeutic Yoga for Women

TUESDAYS @ 10AM  •  2 HOURS  •  $25

AUGUST 6, 13, 20, 27  •  No Classes in September  •  OCTOBER 1, 8, 15, 29  •  NOVEMBER 5, 12  •  DECEMBER 3, 10

This two-hour class is designed to bring a sense of openness, strength, and balance to both body and mind. With a focus on developing awareness of body and breath, and learning to coordinate breath and movement, new neural pathways are developed and strengthened, and one’s experience of embodiment shifts toward vitality, fluidity, and ease.

This class addresses the common problems and obstacles that are the result of our postural habits and movement patterns, and provides tools for dealing with them effectively. Stability and coordination are emphasized, while the development of self-awareness is encouraged — the foundation for rebalancing one’s health and attaining a sense of well-being.

Expect a well-balanced and insightful asana practice, with focus on core strength, optimal alignment, and skillful actions in all the poses. A powerful investment toward better health!


Core Integration…Revitalized from within, Co-ed

WEDNESDAYS @ 5:30PM   •  90 MINUTES  •  $20

AUGUST 7, 14, 21, 28  •  No Classes in September  •  OCTOBER 2, 9, 30  •  NOVEMBER 6, 13  •  DECEMBER 4, 11

This 90-minute class is a true ‘somatic meditation’. With a continual focus on coordinating breath and movement, the practice is designed to develop a healthy, integrated core — strengthening the areas of the body that awakens core vitality, support the spine, and provide the stabilization that is necessary to live and move in a graceful and joyful way.

Expect an empowering practice with detailed instructions and a focus on actions that promote greater stability and strength for the entire body, while bringing calmness and ease to the nervous system.


Private Sessions

Private instructions in yoga therapy are available. Consider private instruction for any special conditions or to deepen your private practice. Please call (859) 200-0688 for an appointment. The fee is $120.00 for 2 hours.


The Essence of Yoga Immersion & Teacher Training

Interested in deepening your practice through a series of 12 or 18, monthly weekend workshops? Consider the immersive 200- and 300-hour programs through The Essence of Yoga Center.