Special Events

Opportunities to Deepen Your Yoga Practice & Help Your Community


Introduction to Self Defense

Larry scott

Every Friday, Sep 18 - Oct 9  6:30-7:30

In these uncertain times, wouldn't it feel good to learn something that makes you feel safer?

Join us for a 4 week mini series dedicated to introducing you to personal safety awareness and tools to empower you to be and stay safe.

Each week you will cover basic Mixed Martial Arts self defense and awareness tools and techniques to help you be prepared.

This class includes hands on practice with trained teacher, Larry Scott and class room facilitators.

We are proud to host Larry Scott from Agoge Combatives - Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Chattanooga Krav Maga who has been practicing martial arts 50 years, and has been teaching self defense to people just like you since 1985.

You will leave this session feeling stronger, more confident, and empowered.

The price of these sessions are the same as our regular classes (so membership and class passes are included!)

Be sure to RSVP because space is definitely limited.
You will want to come dressed comfortably and be prepared to work on your new skills.

Jennifer Dixon

OCt 1  3:00PM-5:30PM

Back bends, really? YES REALLY!

Back bends-notoriously get a bad rap. Why? Because they are hard, because our back muscles aren't strong, because they can, if done incorrectly really hurt.

In this workshop, we will learn about the relationship between our backs and our hips and pelvis and how all the muscles in this area work together to create a strong posture, and, dare we say it, calm and pleasant experience even while back bending?

Discover safe and effective ways to practice backbends and hip openers of various levels that will help to strengthen all the muscles of the back, while working on the mobility of the hips to help you keep the aches and pains" at bay.

Let's learn how to strengthen, stretch, bring wellness and functional movements together in this experiential workshop good for people of all levels.

The cost is $100

Yoga Mythology

Suzanne Sabourin

24th October 2020 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Do you love a good story?  


Have you ever wondered where the names of your favorite yoga poses come from or perhaps wanted to know the story behind various yoga poses?


Well, in this fun, engaging, and informative event, we will explore some of the common yoga postures and the stories behind them.  


The stories/mythology of these poses, help us to remember the poses, identify with them, and keeps us engaged with the practice whether we are on or off of our mats. You'll have a great time learning about this ancient culture's stories and you will leave feeling like you may have made a new yoga pose friend!


Sign-ups are $30 and remember, our Gold members receive 10% off!

Malas Mantra and Meditation

Suzanne Sabourin

21st March 2020 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Join Suzanne Sabourin for an afternoon learning and creating the PERFECT Malas.



Mala is the Sanskrit word for garland. Simply being in the presence of Mala Beads is powerful. These sacred beads are commonly used in the spiritual practice of Japa Meditation. Malas have 108 beads. The beads are counted by hand while reciting, chanting, or repeating a chosen mantra or intention. They are also deeply devotional, and can be used while repeating sacred names or words like Om, Shanti, I am Love and I am Peace.

Join us at Thrive Yoga and Wellness with Suzanne Sabourin RYT, as we dive into a deeper understanding of mantra and spiritual healing during this Mala bead stringing workshop.

Learn how to make your own Mala beads, the significance behind them, and the benefits of Japa, mantra and meditation.

Basic yoga philosophy will be covered during this fun, artistic and informative experience.

Your tuition includes materials for the malas we will create and is $45.  We will create our own Malas while we learn about the ancient art during this interactive workshop.

The Ayurvedic Transition into Winter

Jennifer Eddinger

19th October 2020 12:00 AM - 2:30 AM

The transitions between seasons bring more than different weather patterns, they bring about opportunities for us to improve our health and wellbeing, naturally.

Join Jennifer Eddinger resident Ayurvedic expert as we discuss tips and tools you can implement to prepare your body for the healthiest, strongest, best winter ever.

Learn how to fortify your body and mind that's perfect for your very own constitution (maybe discover what that is!)

This is part of the Thrive Yoga and Wellness 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training program, open to the public, because we know you'll love to learn about Ayurveda, Yoga and improved health.

(if you do sign up for this workshop and decide to join us in the next semester of Yoga Teacher Training, the cost of this workshop will be deducted from your total investment!)

Balance Now

Monika G Patel

1st November 2020 12:00 AM - 1:30 AM

Monika G Patel, DPT joins us again for an afternoon exploring BALANCE.

Yoga is all about balance. It's learning how to let go and hold on. It's practicing stillness even when everything seems like it's shaking. It is standing tall, even with knowing that Gravity--it ALWAYS wins.

In this workshop, we will cover the very basics of what it takes to create an environment for good balance. We will go over exercises that you can do on your own and in your yoga practice that will improve your balance, whether you are on your feet, your hands, your head, or some variation of them all.

Balance is so important to every facet of our lives, and we often just ignore the problem or just say, "oh, I have terrible balance," or "I've just always been a clutz."

Well, you don't have to say that or believe that anymore! Join Monika (the most amazing PT) and Jennifer Dixon E-RYT 500 for an afternoon going over balance and how you CAN get better balance!

This Workshop is good for ALL levels--whether you have never done a yoga class in your life, or you typically stick with yin or gentle classes, or if you're a genuine Power Yoga aficionado. You will learn something from this class. You will gain an understanding of the components necessary to keep us in balance, and then leave with exercises you can do on your own to keep on improving your balance.

The price of the workshop is $50

We can't wait to learn how to improve our balance with you!

Space is limited, so sign up today!!

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