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!

All great and knowledgeable teachers who make space for yogis of all levels. The space is beautiful and the classes are affordable.
— Daniel
As a beginner, I was intimidated to join classes, but the instructors and space are so welcoming and wonderful. I’d recommend it to anyone.
— Anna
A wonderful place to practice yoga! Love it. This is a warm yoga community with experienced teachers.
— Lawrence
I walked by one day and decided to give Yoga a try. I’m so thankful I did, for I have found a “light” in my life, a place of peace and harmony, that I have “searched” forever for! “Searchlight” is the perfect name for this beautiful place.
— Angie
We've been nominated, now it's time to vote Searchlight Yoga your favorite studio in Gainesville!

We've been nominated, now it's time to vote Searchlight Yoga your favorite studio in Gainesville!

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 (located in the studio space- not the 'member mat' storage in the cubby/reception area) we just ask that you use our mat spray to wipe it down after. 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!

Upcoming Events! 

Iyengar Basics 101 with Ann Gill 

In this foundational workshop we’ll cover beginning standing, sitting and forward extensions, inversions, backward extensions and twists. Open to those who are new to yoga, feel they are stiff or "too out of shape" to do this physical practice- yoga is for everyone! Props, modifications and lots of personal attention will ease every practitioner into their own capabilities. Ann Gill is a yoga teacher of 40 years and a student of BKS Iyengar.  Saturdays, Sept 2nd-23rd, 2:00-4pm. $60- no class passes

Beginning Arm Balance and Inversion Workshop with Natalie 

Let's take our time covering the essentials of arm balance and inversion practice. This four week workshop will build from week to week, exploring different facets of a successful balance and inversion practice. Strength, focal point, balance, breath, and fulcrum will be taught and practiced in a safe, fun, 'no pressure' environment. We'll start with the basics and work our way up(side down!). Each week will have a 'workshop' session and an opportunity to work what you've learned into a yoga flow. 4 Sundays- Sept 10th-Oct 1st 1pm-2:30pm, $20 to drop in or $60 for all four weeks No Class Passes for this Workshop

Book Club: Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders 

George Saunders is a Buddhist and this novel is set in the "bardo" which is the Tibetan Buddhist state between life and death. The story imagines the afterlife of Willie Lincoln, the President's 11 year old son. Abraham comes to the cemetery to say goodbye to his son. 

Next meeting is Sept 28th 7:30pm

Location TBA 

Crystal Bowl Bath with Betsy 

Join Betsy for a Crystal Bowl bath! Enjoy a 30-minute Savasana accompanied by the pure, expansive, and powerful sound of three crystal singing bowls, interspersed with the chiming of a traditional Tibetan metal singing bowl. The vibration of the crystal singing bowl can effectively resonate with your body and brain to restore health, vitality and tranquility. Come and experience the healing qualities of sound. Friday October 6th 7:15-7:45pm. $5-10 Suggested Donation. No need to preregister just come on in! 

Developing a Daily Meditation Practice with Marc Ketchel 

Experience the amazing benefits of meditation! This comprehensive introduction will cover the three primary techniques used by all meditation traditions: focused attention, witness consciousness, and loving kindness. Perfect for beginners and experienced meditators. We will discuss how and why each of the techniques addresses the common challenges of our culture: stress, anxiety,depression, lack of sleep, mental fog and lack of clarity. Learn to develop empathy and compassion for yourself and others, and relax at will in a matter of a couple of minutes. Upon completion of the workshop you will be able to confidently develop a daily practice of meditation and address the issues that are currently challenging your quality of life.

Marc Ketchel, a former monk, has been teaching meditation since 1976 and has spent more than 20,000 hours in deep practice.