Pike Yoga

ATTITUDE • MATITUDE • GRATITUDE

At Pike Yoga, we believe that EVERYONE needs yoga. Yoga is the one practice that complements all other exercise programs. Whether practiced daily or once a week, yoga will produce considerable benefits.

Our philosophy, "Attitude. Matitude. Gratitude." comes from our practice of yoga. 

Most of us come to class with some form of an attitude, and not necessarily in the negative sense. Our attitudes can arise from frustration, guilt, anger, fatigue, loneliness, excitement, urgency, contentment, or any number of other feelings. So then, we come to the mat and practice; we begin to work through these outside distractions. 

Yes, it's a made up word. Matitude is simply being present--there on the mat--with the breath, the mind, and the body. Matitude is dynamic--always changing, always evolving. It is the practice of being who it is that you are supposed to be. 

The final component is gratitude. This is where the intention of your practice is absorbed. It is finding light in darkness, quietness in chaos--simply being thankful.

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PIKE YOGA will be at the festival. Pre-Registered tickets are $45 and $55 at the door. Sara Carr teaching Vinyasa at 2pm, Wendy Holmes teaching beginner yoga at 3pm and Kathleen Hall teaching Self Myofascial Release Class at 12:30p. Join Memphis Yogi’s for a community yoga experience.


YOGA 101 for MEN: a special 3-week series for $30, Wed. 6:15pm, Aug. 14 - 28th.

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Sweet Soul Restorative Class with Anne J. Froning & Sean Murphy: Friday, August 23rd 6pm, $25

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Sweet Soul Restorative Yoga with Live MusicTreat yourself to the gift of restorative yoga with live music. This workshop focuses on the breath, supported yoga poses, and gentle somatic movements. Live music, vibrational sound, and healing touch will sustain and deepen your experience.

Yoga postures (asana) are supported with blankets, blocks, and bolsters to achieve total relaxation of the body/mind. These supported yoga poses are coupled with gentle somatic movements that will alternately stimulate the brain and relax the body to move toward balance. Somatic movements focus on the developmental movement patterns we experienced as growing infants. They will be primarily performed on the floor and on all fours.

Physiologically these movements reconnect the neural pathways in the brain, allowing us to gain more body/mind awareness. Long deep breathing and other rejuvenating breath work will be integral to the practice. The healing vibrational sounds of live music will support the practice. A wide range of ancient instruments from around the world combined with modern looping technology are used to weave an atmospheric soundscape. The music works twofold: first, it gives the mind a place to focus as the body begins to relax and open; second, the vibratorynature of this music is very balancing

Anne J. Froning and Sean Murphy formed Being:Artin 2004. Since then, they’ve traveled throughout the United States designing and teaching dance, yoga, and live music workshops. Anne is a multidisciplinary artist: dancer, visual artist, teaching artist, and registered yoga teacher with over 35 years of teaching and performing experience. Sean is a professional musician, composer, instrument maker, teaching artist, and dance musician with over 20 years performing experience.

Sweet Soul Restorative $25


YOGA 101

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5 week series for $50 or $16 drop in 

Learn YOGA at your own speed. Each hour-long class will focus on a different part of YOGA, such as Sun Salutations, standing poses, seated poses, and inversions/closing postures. You’ll become familiar with the series and discover ways to best modify poses for your body. And no, headstand is not required. Ashtanga/YOGA is for everyone. 

This class prepares you for: Ashtanga Short Form, Gentle Flow and All Level Vinyasa


Next Session: Sept. 4rth - Oct. 2nd, Wed. 6:15pm


Class POP-UP: Mind-Body Connection Class with Marissa Gray, RN, E-RYT 500, Wednesday’s 9:15, September 4th - 25th

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Mind-Body Connection—Use regular class pass or Drop In $16

This class is an opportunity to practice movement, breath, and mindfulness in a trauma sensitive setting. There will be choice for each participant to listen within and determine what will best empower integration of the mind and body as a whole.

Marissa Gray, E-RYT, RN is a pediatric psychiatric nurse specializing in trauma informed yoga. She was trained at Kripalu, studied with Coral Brown in Prana Flow, and received advanced training in trauma informed mind body yoga through Yoga Hope, becoming one of 25 licensed facilitators nation wide. She piloted the first trauma informed program for at-risk youth in the mid-South, growing the program from 15 youth to teaching over 100.



Self Myofascial Release Workshop for the Back (particularly those with a back issue-we highly recommend this class) with Kathleen Hall, E-RYT 200, LMT, & YACEP

Saturday, Sept. 14th, 4-6pm, $35

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Self Myofascial Release Workshop for the Back (particularly those with a back issue, we recommend this class): Learn self myofascial release tools, using a variety of sized balls, to release tightness, chronic tension patterns and pain in your low back.

Saturday, September 14th, 6-8pm. Space is limited. Sign up Early.

$35