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Mar
5
Thu
Gentle Yoga with David Morgan @ Balanced You Studios
Mar 5 @ 6:15 pm – Apr 23 @ 7:45 pm

 8-Week Gentle Yoga Series, Beginner Friendly

This course will be a balance of strengthening, stretching, restoration, meditation, and relaxation. This 90-minute beginner-friendly class allows time to open the joints, loosen fascia, stretch tight muscles, and support balance in the physical body.

We’ll also address the energetic, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of the self through:

  • Breathing techniques for health and energy balance
  • Beginner-friendly meditation practices like antar mouna, trataka, ajapa japa, and yoga nidra 
  • Teachings from select yoga-related literature 
  •  Time for integration through relaxation.

Class size is limited, and students will get plenty of individualized attention. 

$99 for the whole series or pay-as-you-go for $15 a class – drop-ins are welcome. Please invite your friends!


David Morgan earned a 200-hour yoga teacher certification from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in 2007. Registered with the Yoga Alliance as an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 200) and Continuing Education Provider, he has facilitated more than 1,000 yoga classes, workshops, and teacher trainings from Paris to Puerto Vallarta. David is a certified traditional Thai yoga practitioner and Reiki practitioner. David has recently completed the requirements for and is awaiting licensure as a massage therapist.

Mar
12
Thu
Gentle Yoga with David Morgan @ Balanced You Studios
Mar 12 @ 6:15 pm – Apr 30 @ 7:45 pm

 8-Week Gentle Yoga Series, Beginner Friendly

This course will be a balance of strengthening, stretching, restoration, meditation, and relaxation. This 90-minute beginner-friendly class allows time to open the joints, loosen fascia, stretch tight muscles, and support balance in the physical body.

We’ll also address the energetic, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of the self through:

  • Breathing techniques for health and energy balance
  • Beginner-friendly meditation practices like antar mouna, trataka, ajapa japa, and yoga nidra 
  • Teachings from select yoga-related literature 
  •  Time for integration through relaxation.

Class size is limited, and students will get plenty of individualized attention. 

$99 for the whole series or pay-as-you-go for $15 a class – drop-ins are welcome. Please invite your friends!


David Morgan earned a 200-hour yoga teacher certification from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in 2007. Registered with the Yoga Alliance as an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 200) and Continuing Education Provider, he has facilitated more than 1,000 yoga classes, workshops, and teacher trainings from Paris to Puerto Vallarta. David is a certified traditional Thai yoga practitioner and Reiki practitioner. David has recently completed the requirements for and is awaiting licensure as a massage therapist.

Mar
19
Thu
Gentle Yoga with David Morgan @ Balanced You Studios
Mar 19 @ 6:15 pm – May 7 @ 7:45 pm

 8-Week Gentle Yoga Series, Beginner Friendly

This course will be a balance of strengthening, stretching, restoration, meditation, and relaxation. This 90-minute beginner-friendly class allows time to open the joints, loosen fascia, stretch tight muscles, and support balance in the physical body.

We’ll also address the energetic, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of the self through:

  • Breathing techniques for health and energy balance
  • Beginner-friendly meditation practices like antar mouna, trataka, ajapa japa, and yoga nidra 
  • Teachings from select yoga-related literature 
  •  Time for integration through relaxation.

Class size is limited, and students will get plenty of individualized attention. 

$99 for the whole series or pay-as-you-go for $15 a class – drop-ins are welcome. Please invite your friends!


David Morgan earned a 200-hour yoga teacher certification from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in 2007. Registered with the Yoga Alliance as an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 200) and Continuing Education Provider, he has facilitated more than 1,000 yoga classes, workshops, and teacher trainings from Paris to Puerto Vallarta. David is a certified traditional Thai yoga practitioner and Reiki practitioner. David has recently completed the requirements for and is awaiting licensure as a massage therapist.

Mar
26
Thu
Gentle Yoga with David Morgan @ Balanced You Studios
Mar 26 @ 6:15 pm – May 14 @ 7:45 pm

 8-Week Gentle Yoga Series, Beginner Friendly

This course will be a balance of strengthening, stretching, restoration, meditation, and relaxation. This 90-minute beginner-friendly class allows time to open the joints, loosen fascia, stretch tight muscles, and support balance in the physical body.

We’ll also address the energetic, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of the self through:

  • Breathing techniques for health and energy balance
  • Beginner-friendly meditation practices like antar mouna, trataka, ajapa japa, and yoga nidra 
  • Teachings from select yoga-related literature 
  •  Time for integration through relaxation.

Class size is limited, and students will get plenty of individualized attention. 

$99 for the whole series or pay-as-you-go for $15 a class – drop-ins are welcome. Please invite your friends!


David Morgan earned a 200-hour yoga teacher certification from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in 2007. Registered with the Yoga Alliance as an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 200) and Continuing Education Provider, he has facilitated more than 1,000 yoga classes, workshops, and teacher trainings from Paris to Puerto Vallarta. David is a certified traditional Thai yoga practitioner and Reiki practitioner. David has recently completed the requirements for and is awaiting licensure as a massage therapist.

Apr
2
Thu
Gentle Yoga with David Morgan @ Balanced You Studios
Apr 2 @ 6:15 pm – May 21 @ 7:45 pm

 8-Week Gentle Yoga Series, Beginner Friendly

This course will be a balance of strengthening, stretching, restoration, meditation, and relaxation. This 90-minute beginner-friendly class allows time to open the joints, loosen fascia, stretch tight muscles, and support balance in the physical body.

We’ll also address the energetic, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of the self through:

  • Breathing techniques for health and energy balance
  • Beginner-friendly meditation practices like antar mouna, trataka, ajapa japa, and yoga nidra 
  • Teachings from select yoga-related literature 
  •  Time for integration through relaxation.

Class size is limited, and students will get plenty of individualized attention. 

$99 for the whole series or pay-as-you-go for $15 a class – drop-ins are welcome. Please invite your friends!


David Morgan earned a 200-hour yoga teacher certification from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in 2007. Registered with the Yoga Alliance as an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 200) and Continuing Education Provider, he has facilitated more than 1,000 yoga classes, workshops, and teacher trainings from Paris to Puerto Vallarta. David is a certified traditional Thai yoga practitioner and Reiki practitioner. David has recently completed the requirements for and is awaiting licensure as a massage therapist.

Apr
7
Tue
Gentle Yoga & Meditation with Wayne Stagg, RYT-200 — Currently on hiatus @ Balanced You Studios
Apr 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Dear Friends,

            It is only today I have had it confirmed that even people who have no symptoms can be carriers of this dreadful pathogen.  I have not seen this stated by the CDC or the WHO but it certainly explains the level of panic everywhere.

            With this in mind, not wanting to be the vector who infects anyone, I believe it’s prudent to suspend Gentle Yoga and Meditation thru at least March 27th and perhaps beyond.   I’m sorry to do this but it seems only reasonable to do so in light of current health system mandates.  Please do be careful and take all precautions to ensure your good health.  I’ll let you know when we’re back on schedule.


Gentle Yoga & Meditation with Wayne Stagg, RYT-200

Unlike Hatha Yoga, this gentle Kundalini class employs lots of movement but does not require precise alignment or advanced knowledge of yoga asanas.  Unlike vinyasa or Pilates, it’s not a physical workout in the usual sense.  The emphasis is on meditation, focusing on the breath to lead the movements and cultivating awareness of every sensation in the body.  We begin with gentle stretching of the spine and back, progressing through the legs and torso in a sequence expertly designed by KBK to awaken the innate energy we all possess. This practice aligns with Vedantan and Tantric traditions emphasizing integration and unity, experiencing the infinite in ourselves right here, right now in the very body we’re in. Some mantra is used, but it isn’t emphasized.  Class ends with about an eight-minute narrated relaxation in Shavasana (corpse pose). Donations are welcome but no one is turned away for lack of funds.


waynestaggWayne is retired from UT after 32 years in communications. He discovered Yoga through Hari Bhajan Kaur (HBK), a certified Kundalini instructor, and student of Yogi Bhajan and a founding member of his ashram in Espanola, NM. She modified a very rigorous practice to accommodate injuries sustained while serving in the US Air Force. The result is a gentle Kundalini class almost anyone can do. When she moved to Florida, she entrusted Wayne with the continuation of her classes. He has been teaching Yoga at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church for 12 years. He and his wife, Heather, enjoy music and share their home with two remarkable cats. Wayne is an amateur bass player in an informal weekly jam with swing-era jazz musicians.

Alignment Yoga Level (2&3) @ Balanced You Studios
Apr 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

Tuesday 6:00 -7:15pm Alignment Yoga Level (2&3):

This class is for intermediate students. It could be described simply as more of the above with the addition of more advanced poses, regular inversions, beginning seated meditation and beginning pranayama techniques. However, intermediate students should have a quality to their presentation of a pose. This is the progression in awareness that we seek by doing yoga. We train the mind to pay attention starting with the poses and working with precision versus sloppiness. We want “meditation in action”. We want to hold a pose with “effortless effort” allowing us the time for deep observation.. Remember that Yoga and its eight limbs is about the mind and becoming totally aware.

Here are some general guidelines from workshops and/or intensives that were geared towards intermediate students.

An intermediate student should:

  1. Be able to do an unsupported head stand. (sirsasana)
  2. Be able to kick up unassisted into a full hand stand. (adho mukha vrksasana)
  3. Be able to push up unassisted into a full back bend. (urdhva dhanurasana)

This class is taught as a series only and permission from the instructor is necessary.


Ron Felix BS, MPH, RYT

In 1991 Ron Felix opened Knoxville’s first commercial yoga studio, the Knoxville Yoga Center.

Initially, Ron taught Bikram’s (hot yoga) which he learned while living in Key West, Florida.

In 1992 Ron was introduced to the Iyengar method of yoga which is known for its attention paid to precision and alignment. After 25 years of studying and teaching the Iyengar method, participating in over 50 workshops and/or teachers’ trainings, Ron’s classes are a reflection of the love and appreciation he has for the myriad of effects yoga can have on the total “self”.

In June, Ron retired from the daily rigor required to operate a business studio, but plans to continue to teach part-time classes as well as private lessons.

Ron is registered as an RYT and an E-RYT with Yoga Alliance at the 500 hour level and has thousands of hours teaching experience having regularly taught 15-16 classes a week.

Alignment Yoga Level (1&2) @ Balanced You Studios
Apr 7 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm

Tuesday 7:30 – 8:45pm Alignment Yoga Level (1&2):

This class is a natural progression up from Level 1 (beginner’s), which is the level that focuses mostly on the standing poses or “teaches you to stand on your own two feet first”. In addition to refining and reviewing poses already learned classes will now be themed based.

Examples of common themes would be a back bending class, a forward bending class or a class emphasizing twists. In addition, we will be doing the prep work and any modifications necessary to prepare for a safe and regular inversion practice.

This class is taught as a series only and permission from the instructor is necessary.


Ron Felix BS, MPH, RYT

In 1991 Ron Felix opened Knoxville’s first commercial yoga studio, the Knoxville Yoga Center.

Initially, Ron taught Bikram’s (hot yoga) which he learned while living in Key West, Florida.

In 1992 Ron was introduced to the Iyengar method of yoga which is known for its attention paid to precision and alignment. After 25 years of studying and teaching the Iyengar method, participating in over 50 workshops and/or teachers’ trainings, Ron’s classes are a reflection of the love and appreciation he has for the myriad of effects yoga can have on the total “self”.

In June, Ron retired from the daily rigor required to operate a business studio, but plans to continue to teach part-time classes as well as private lessons.

Ron is registered as an RYT and an E-RYT with Yoga Alliance at the 500 hour level and has thousands of hours teaching experience having regularly taught 15-16 classes a week.

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Apr
8
Wed
Gentle Yoga with Judson Nichols @ Balanced You Studios
Apr 8 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

JudsonGentle Yoga with Judson Nichols

This gentle class mixes yin and restorative yoga with gentle strengthening. Enjoy increased range of motion, relaxation, and a happier back. Open class, complicated bodies welcome!

$15 drop-in, discounts available. Call or text questions to 865-963-6042.

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Apr
9
Thu
Gentle Yoga & Meditation with Wayne Stagg, RYT-200 — Currently on hiatus @ Balanced You Studios
Apr 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Dear Friends,

            It is only today I have had it confirmed that even people who have no symptoms can be carriers of this dreadful pathogen.  I have not seen this stated by the CDC or the WHO but it certainly explains the level of panic everywhere.

            With this in mind, not wanting to be the vector who infects anyone, I believe it’s prudent to suspend Gentle Yoga and Meditation thru at least March 27th and perhaps beyond.   I’m sorry to do this but it seems only reasonable to do so in light of current health system mandates.  Please do be careful and take all precautions to ensure your good health.  I’ll let you know when we’re back on schedule.


Gentle Yoga & Meditation with Wayne Stagg, RYT-200

Unlike Hatha Yoga, this gentle Kundalini class employs lots of movement but does not require precise alignment or advanced knowledge of yoga asanas.  Unlike vinyasa or Pilates, it’s not a physical workout in the usual sense.  The emphasis is on meditation, focusing on the breath to lead the movements and cultivating awareness of every sensation in the body.  We begin with gentle stretching of the spine and back, progressing through the legs and torso in a sequence expertly designed by KBK to awaken the innate energy we all possess. This practice aligns with Vedantan and Tantric traditions emphasizing integration and unity, experiencing the infinite in ourselves right here, right now in the very body we’re in. Some mantra is used, but it isn’t emphasized.  Class ends with about an eight-minute narrated relaxation in Shavasana (corpse pose). Donations are welcome but no one is turned away for lack of funds.


waynestaggWayne is retired from UT after 32 years in communications. He discovered Yoga through Hari Bhajan Kaur (HBK), a certified Kundalini instructor, and student of Yogi Bhajan and a founding member of his ashram in Espanola, NM. She modified a very rigorous practice to accommodate injuries sustained while serving in the US Air Force. The result is a gentle Kundalini class almost anyone can do. When she moved to Florida, she entrusted Wayne with the continuation of her classes. He has been teaching Yoga at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church for 12 years. He and his wife, Heather, enjoy music and share their home with two remarkable cats. Wayne is an amateur bass player in an informal weekly jam with swing-era jazz musicians.