All levels of classes for all levels of practice
Find a class that's right for you. Check out our class descriptions to find a class that suits your mood and your level of experience. Looking for a specific style? Our teachers have diverse backgrounds and certifications- read their bios to find a perfect fit. View our schedule to plan and pay ahead or just drop in for a class!
Welcome New Students!
Sometimes the hardest part of trying something new is taking that first step to get started. Here are some guidelines for using the studio and getting started at Searchlight.
First visit? Your first class is free! Read our teacher bios and class descriptions to figure out which class you want to go to- if you're a beginner, consider a Foundations or Gentle class. You can then create a client profile and reserve your spot. If you are not tech savvy, just come on in- our helpful front desk staff is on hand to help you get set up, just make sure you show up 15 minutes early for your scheduled class.
No mat? No problem. Students are welcome to borrow a mat for free at their first visit. Mat rentals after the first visit are $2 per class for our high end Manduka Studio Gear yoga mats. We just ask that you use our mat spray to wipe it down after, and return to front desk. We have everything you need to practice, right down to clean, filtered water to keep you hydrated.
Wear comfortable clothes that you can move freely in, and try not to eat right before class.
Once you take that step and explore your first class, try more classes. You'll find a teacher that you connect with- there are so many different styles of yoga, so many different approaches. Find a good fit with someone who presents things in a way that feels accessible to you, that 'speaks' to you and that feels good. Your best bet is to find a balance between comfort and challenge.
Come frequently! A consistent practice is better than 'knocking it out' once a week. We have set our pricing options to optimally support your practice, and we have over 30 classes a week! If you can't make it to a class, hang out in a yoga pose or two at home. Breathe. Do an activity in a mindful way. Every day, or as often as you can!
Chakra Tuning Through the Daring Way™
Ever wanted to deepen your personal practice, both on and off the mat? Join Keri Johnson as we examine the Chakra system while incorporating key aspects of Dr. Brené Brown's Daring Way™ curriculum. This workshop series will meet once a month for seven months to explore, in depth the Chakra system. Want to heal old relationships? Want to feel more connected to your community? Want to strengthen your voice and your commitment to your integrity? Then this workshop series is for you! Each workshop will include guided meditations, breathing exercises, mindful movement (specifically focusing on poses associated with the chakra of the month), and personal practices that you will be able to incorporate into your daily life. Please bring your yoga mat and your journal for practices both on and off the mat. These practices are intended to help you become more aligned with your highest truth and potential. You are invited to bring a journal, open heart, and authentic curiosity as we embark on a journey to inner knowing. You can drop in to the workshops of your choice for $35. Seven Saturdays 2-4:30pm. 4/21, 5/26, 6/23, 7/28, 8/25, 9/29
Book Club: I'm Your Man: the Life of Leonard Cohen by Sylvie Simmons
This is the comprehensive biography of Leonard Cohen written in 2013, "I cannot remember the last time a book so enthralled me or regularly brought me to tears. The book was not only interesting from life-story perspective but it opened my eyes to so much about poetry and the creative process. His perspectives and quotes are incredible - there is one passage where he cites marriage as being the most difficult, intense form of meditation because you have to continuously closely examine yourself as reflected in another being. So much amazing stuff, an incredible cast of characters, love and romance, sex, loss and suffering, depression, failure and success, endurance, creativity, poetry and literature, meditation, music and entertainment, and on and on..." Email us to Join Book Club!
Iyengar Yoga Basics with Ann Gill
Iyengar is the yoga of alignment. Beginning and advanced yogis alike will take away a wealth of new information from studying this deep tradition with such a gem of an experienced teacher as Ann Gill! Come one or both days to experience this inward journey of practice sequences that take us from basic standing, sitting, forward folding, backward bending and inversions to beginning breath work in lying down postures. “Yoga allows you to find an inner peace that is not ruffled and riled by the endless stresses and struggles of life” - BKS Iyengar
Sat and Sun, June 2nd and 3rd, 1:30-3:30pm. $30 per session or $60 for both- no class passes.
Yoga and You-Pick Blueberries
We’ll meet at the beautiful Deep Spring Farm at 9:am, stretch it out on their lovely yoga porch, and then stroll through the rows and pick organic blueberries! Sounds like heaven, right? So exciting. Wear comfortable yoga clothes and then maybe pack a lightweight long sleeve shirt. Bring plenty of water to drink, your yoga mat, maybe some sunscreen and all natural bug spray. We can meet at Searchlight to carpool or meet at the farm. So looking forward to spending this time with y’all!
Wednesday, June 13th, 9am-11ish.
$30 cash- $10 for yoga, $20 for a gallon of Organic Blueberries
16419 W County Rd 1491, Alachua, FL 32615
deepspringfarm.com, (352) 507-8127
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Inversion Gym aka "Catch my Feet!!!" with Samantha and Shane
This workshop is designed to get your inversion practice away from the wall! We will do a 30 minute warm up flow and then have a short coaching session on communication and how to support your neighbor in their inversions of choice. Then we’ll partner up around the room and catch legs! We can share the yoga rings and stability balls (optional) and spot and support one another in our upside down practice. This will be a loose, fun practice. Comfort in wall inversions is a prerequisite. Join us for this prototype event that may become a weekly or monthly class! Saturday June 16th 1-2:15pm
Intro to Vinyasa with Karen Entner
Find meditation in movement!
This workshop provides detailed instruction on the use of breath and conscious movement, as well as some key poses and transitions that will help you practice flow/invigorate with more ease, grace, strength and safety. We’ll explore ujjayi breath, the foundational method of breathing in all vinyasa yoga, and practice a step-by-step break down of the poses that make up the vinyasa cycle of a flowing class (down dog, up dog, plank, chaturanga. We’ll include ways to modify some of the poses. Come explore the basic principles of transitioning from one flowing pose to another within a basic vinyasa flow practice!
Sunday, June 24th 1:30-3:30pm $25- no class passes