Friday, June 18, 2010

DHARMA YOGA STUDIO - A Peaceful Sanctuary in the Heart of the City


722 West 8th Street, Erie, PA 16507
Dharma Yoga, in partnership with Erie
KTC Meditation Center, offers daily
meditation practice, M-F, 12 noon to 1.
This is free and open to the public.

My name is Julia Hamilton and I am the owner of & teacher at Dharma Yoga, the newest and only yoga studio in downtown Erie, PA. The studio is located in NW downtown Erie at 722 West 8th Street in a lovely, intimate space that has experienced many incarnations throughout the years - including a Flower Shop, Soul Food Restaurant and Coffee House.

Whether new to yoga or a seasoned practitioner, Dharma Yoga is right for you. Come enjoy safe, fun, non-competitive classes and meet like minded folks, and perhaps even yourself! I welcome folks who have never experienced the joy of yoga due to cost, physical/mental disabilities or other limiting factors. I believe that yoga should be available to all regardless of income, status or physical limitations and we are handicapped accessible.

I have been teaching and practicing yoga for over 20 years and I am a Registered Yoga Teacher, E-RYT, Stress Management Specialist. My teaching style is influenced by the Kripalu, Integral, Iyengar and Viniyoga traditions of yoga. I currently teach the Stress Management component of the Dean Ornish program for Reversing Heart Disease and have taught at many different venues throughout the area including Hamot, St. Vincent, LECOM, Plasha Yoga and my home studio.

During the past 15 years, I've had a daily meditation practice which has enriched my life more than I could ever have imagined! I encourage my students to make meditation an integral part of yoga practice. The physical practice of yoga is meant to prepare oneself for moving into the stillness of your own centered being. This is meditation - When you sit quietly and let go of every false self-definition, of everything you think you know about who you are, what remains is the untarnished presence of who you've always been and still really are.

Dharma Yoga promotes spiritual growth and physical/emotional well-being through the practices of asana (physical postures), pranayama (breathwork), deep relaxation and meditation.

I believe that yoga is not, nor ever will be, a one size fits all exercise system for the body alone. It is a deeply personal universal and eternal philosophy of life. It gives us practical tools to aid us in the human journey. These tools teach us how to live - even in the midst of suffering, from a place without suffering - Peace!

The great Sage, Krishnamurti said it best "There's only one path - the path of the heart".

I invite you to visit Dharma Yoga as you travel the path of your heart...A Peaceful Sanctuary in the Heart of the City.....


MONDAY - 4:30 - 5:45 pm Beginners class with Julia, RYT
6:00 - 7:15 pm Kundalini Energy Yoga: The KEY to Unsticking Your Stuck & Renewing Your Radiance with Christine Claire Reed

TUESDAY - 6am to 7:15 am - Early morning yoga and meditation with Julia

WEDNESDAY 5:30 - 6:45 pm Multi-level Hatha yoga with Julia

THURSDAY 10:00 - 11:15 am YogaDance with Christine
4:30 - 6 pm - Yoga For The Round Body with Julia, RYT

SATURDAY 9:30 - 11:00 am Mixed level class with Julia, RYT

1:00 - 2:00 pm - YogaDance with Christine Claire Reed

SUNDAY 1:00 pm - 2:30 - Vinyasa/Flow Yoga for all levels with Betty, RYT


Sign up for 6 Classes and pay $8.00 per class or $48.00

Sign up for 12 Classes and pay $7.00 per class or $84.00

Drop-in for 1 class and pay $10.00 per class.

If you are currently experiencing financial hardship because of unemployment, sickness or other circumstances, I would be happy to work with you on arranging a moderate fee that you can afford.