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Classes

Classes are open to all and are taught in a multi-level style to accommodate beginners through advanced practitioners. Classes include asana (postures), chanting, pranayama (breathing exercises) and meditation and are offered across the Greater Columbia area. An atmosphere of joy, grace and light-heartedness are present in each class.

Private Session

Private sessions are offered for those who might feel more comfortable in a one on one setting, who would like to develop a personalized Yoga practice, who would like to address a specific area or concern or who would enjoy more personalized instruction. Contact Maxine to schedule your personal session.

Workplace Yoga

Bring Yoga to your workplace and offer employees the opportunity to relieve stress, rejuvenate and relax. The practice of Yoga assists employees in returning to work refreshed, more focused and poised to make better decisions. Yoga enhances physical and mental health, well-being and personal growth. Additionally, Yoga can bring balance to a busy and stressful day, increase employee productivity and morale, improve flexibility and build strength, reduce sick time/absences, relieve back and shoulder pain, relax and clear your mind and increase concentration. The time and length of the class can be designed to best fit the schedule and needs of your business and employees.

Seminars and Workshops

Infinite Yoga offers 1 Ė 3 hour seminars and workshops. These seminars cover topics such as stress management, living mindfully, healthy decision making and balancing life and work. Seminars can also be designed and tailored to specifically address needs or concerns of individual groups. Seminars are available to corporations, civic and church groups, professional organizations, and more. Previously Infinite Yoga has presented workshops and programs to USC Small Business Development Center, West Metro Chamber, Lutheran Hospice, Richland County Department of Land Use and Development, Life Span Consulting, Caregivers Coalition of the Midlands and others. Programs offered by Infinite Yoga can also be used to count for CEUís (continuing education units) for some professional groups.

Retreats

Infinite Yoga offers 1 and 2 day retreats each year. Each retreat offers a time to refresh, renew and reflect as you nurture and care for yourself. The dates and locations for each are posted on this website.

Additionally, if you or a group that you belong to would like to have a private retreat, Infinite Yoga can design the entire retreat for your group or provide a portion of an already existing retreat and program.

Monthly Weekend Yoga Class

Infinite Yoga offers one weekend class each month. Each class will be 2 hours, include asana, pranayama (breathing exercises), deep relaxation and an extended meditation time and have a different theme and focus. All classes will be held at Arsenal Hill Community Center located at 1800 Lincoln Street, corner of Lincoln and Laurel Streets. Pre-registration is required. To register, call 803-960-5371 or email maxine@infiniteyogasc.com giving your name, contact number or email, and which classes/class you would like to attend.

Mail payment to:
Infinite Yoga
240 Beresford Plac
Columbia, SC 29210

Monthly Weekend Charity Yoga Class

Infinite Yoga offers one "Free" Charity Yoga Class each month. There is no monetary charge for this class. The space for this class is being donated by Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. Each class will benefit a local charity that is supported by Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. Trinity is very involved in the community and assisting those who are hungry, homeless, in need and in transition. Participants are asked to bring items to be donated to the selected charity/organization of the month. The "Charity of the Month" will be posted on Facebook each month along with the needed items for that charity. This is a wonderful way to give back to our community and to help others who are in need and live among us.

Yoga for Depression

If you experience depression or anxiety you are not alone. According to the World Health Organization depression affects 121 million people worldwide. It is the leading cause of disability among people ages 15 - 44. Approximately 90% of those suffering with depression have also been diagnosed with symptoms

Yogis believe that depression is that separation from our Source. Yoga, which means to yoke, allows us to yoke or connect more fully with our Source, ourselves and our world and thus diminish that separation and feelings of separate-ness.

Yoga balances the bio-chemistry of the brain. By increasing the production of endorphins, serotonin and enkaphalins and decreasing the stress hormone known as cortisol, the brain is both stimulated and relaxed. Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D., says that it is this combination that creates the feel-good response that is present after practicing Yoga. Additionally, the levels of oxcytocin and prolactin, the feel good hormones, are increased while oxygen consumption increases, resting heart rate decreases and muscle stiffness and tension lessen.

Building upon this, the philosophy and teaching of Yoga create an environment that fosters the release of ingrained beliefs and thought patterns that often lie at the root of depression and anxiety. During the practice of Yoga the brain is deeply relaxed, allowing an enhanced connection with one’s subconscious and emotions.

Infinite Yoga encourages you to make the practice of Yoga uniquely yours, helping you to discover the ways in which each posture can offer you the greatest benefit possible. During the Yoga for Depression and Anxiety classes you will learn techniques that you can take with you to help you manage your mood and bring your emotional body back into balance. Infinite Yoga welcomes those who experience depression, anxiety and emotional imbalances to explore Yoga as the next step toward a more whole and balanced life.

General Class Information

  • Wear comfortable, non-binding clothing.
  • Come with an empty stomach (snack is okay, but not a full meal within last 3-4 hours).
  • Practice in bare feet.
  • Arrive 15 minutes early for your first class.
  • Please turn off or completely silence cell phone, pagers, etc. upon arrival.
  • Yoga mats are available for your use, but highly encourage you to buy your own mat.
  • Please place personal belongings (shoes, jackets, purses, etc.) near room entrance or on
    provided tables.

Payment Information

Classes

1 Class/Week - $11/class for 8 week cycle ($88 for cycle)
2 Classes/Week - $10/class for 8 week cycle ($160 for cycle)
3 Classes/Week - $9/class for 8 week cycle ($216 for cycle)

Drop In - $14/class

*New students are welcome to join class/classes anytime during the cycle and the remaining weeks of the cycle will be prorated.
*Missed classes are to be made up during the same 8-week cycle as the missed class occurred not carried over to a future session.
*Please make checks payable to: Infinite Yoga

Private Sessions $70/hour

Workplace Yoga prices are determined on an individual basis.