Johns Creek Yoga is the fulfillment of a long-held dream for Sheila. She began practicing yoga in 2000 with the idea that the postures would help stretch the muscles that were contracting as she trained for a half-marathon. What she discovered is that yoga stretched her mind and soul as much as it did her muscles. Her greatest pleasure is the opportunity to share the gift of yoga, and in that spirit, she resolved to bring a studio to her community in Johns Creek. In addition to daily classes at the studio, she facilitates Yoga teacher training and offers retreats and workshops both locally and internationally. Sheila’s classes are focused on alignment and infused with spirit and soulful exploration of the body, but they are also light-hearted and fun. She relishes the playfulness of the practice and encourages her students to be fearless and attempt new things in a safe and supported atmosphere. As a former Professor of American literature, Sheila loves to explore the connections between philosophy, poetry, religion and yoga, often building class around a specific theme or ending with a favorite poem or quotation. Sheila completed her 200 hour teacher training at Peachtree Yoga Center in Sandy Springs, and she completed her 500 hour training at the Kripalu Center in Massachusettes. She has trained with many incredible teachers, and she is honored to carry forth the wisdom and guidance that she received from them. She continues to take advantage of every opportunity to train and learn and will forever consider herself a student of this beautiful and ancient practice.
Welcome to Johns Creek Yoga!
Please Note: Due to the icy conditions, we will have only one class today, January 7, All-levels, from 11-12:30. If your roads are safe to travel, come join us on the mat!
New classes coming in January! 7:30 am Basics Monday and Wednesday
Next Introduction to Yoga begins January 8 with Mayuri
Six Week Grounded Kids Yoga, ages 7-11, begins January 12th
Moving into the New Year with Intention: A Full Day Retreat at Elohee, January 12, 9-5 pm
Designing and Leading Transformative Workshops and Retreats, January 27-29, 2017 with Sheila McVay (300YTT/ Open to all)
Teaching Trauma Sensitive Yoga with Amy Pancake, February 10-12, 2017 (300YTT/ Open to all)
Location and Directions
Convenient to Alpharetta, Cumming, Duluth, and Roswell, we are located at the corner of Jones Bridge Road and Abbotts Bridge Road in Johns Creek, Georgia. We offer a variety of classes including Hot Power Flow, Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Kripalu, Kundalini, Tai chi/Qi Gong, Meditation and Children’s Yoga.
A Sampling of Our Classes
This class focuses on gentle and restorative postures, yogic breathing, and guided deep relaxation to reduce stress and increase movement and vitality. It is designed for students who prefer a less vigorous class or who simply need to unwind after a long day. Gentle Yoga is also ideal for students experiencing illness, injury, or chronic pain.
A class suited to all levels to build familiarity with the postures and basic principles of yoga. The emphasis here will be on careful alignment, breath and body awareness, optimal posture and body mechanics. Students experience the meditative benefits of yoga through linking of breath with movement. This class promotes strength, balance, flexibility, and stress reduction.
A class for students who have a basic understanding of yoga postures and alignment. Intermediate classes offer an opportunity to deepen your practice. Here you will have the chance to learn more advanced poses, including backbends, arm balances and inversions. You will explore techniques of Pranayama (breath work), and you will be introduced to some of the philosophical ideas that inform this ancient tradition.
Choose Your Classes and Start Today!
I had never stepped into a Yoga class before late August of this year! My insecurity immediately disappeared as I experienced such a friendly community of Yogies! The instructors are awesome and do a great job of making sure we all have correct posture. I love that I have choices of class times to suit my schedule on a daily basis! So thankful for Johns Creek Yoga Studio!
I attended the Meditation and Pranayama class on Sunday and it was truly a great experience. I came in with an upset stomach and lots of tension, but that quickly went away. An unbelievable calm settled over me in the first 10-minutes of class. Thank you so much Mayuri for starting this class. it is exactly what I what I need.
I’ve taken Mayuri’s Thursday evening Hot Flow class for the past 6 months pretty consistently. Though I do miss a few classes from time to time, this is a grounding experience for me. Though I have quite a few options of facilities to go to, I always choose to stay at JCY. The intimate class sizes, and Mayuri’s knowledge and realistic experience have allowed me to grow within my practice at a consistent rate since I started. It has been very difficult for me to find an instructor over the years who can combine the physical, mental, and somewhat spiritual aspects of Yoga in the right balance. I look forward to continuing on this path, as it has become an essential part of my self-development.
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