About Heartland Yoga Studio

Philosophy

The name of the studio reflects the tenet in Indian yogic philosophy that believes the soul is housed in the heart center. The soul’s light is often hidden but is thought to shine brightly in saints and yogis. Everyone contains this brightness in their heart, but we must learn to let go of the tensions, frustrations, traumas, and false beliefs that conceal this light.

Yoga is a tool to help people surrender everything that really isn’t them, and step into their own light. Yoga precisely means “union with self/spirit.” The reason we practice is to remember and become reacquainted with our true nature, which is light and balance and ultimately, bliss.

 

Community

Heartland Yoga offers opportunities to learn about the many aspects of yoga’s eightfold path such as the physical practice (asana), meditation (dhyana), mindful breathing (pranayama), healthy behaviors (yamas and niyamas), and union with the self (samadhi). Through this balanced practice we not only strengthen our bodies physically but also address our spiritual and mental bodies, all within the supportive network of a yoga community.

Location

Heartland Yoga is on the second floor of the Plaza Towers building, the tallest building in town. Plaza Towers is located in the heart of downtown Iowa City next to the Public Library, where College Street meets Linn Street.

The light filled and spacious studio is an uplifting and peaceful place that sets the stage for your yoga practice.

We hope you join us for a class!  Walk-ins are always welcomed! Following yoga, sip tea and meet others to help build and support our yoga community in the heartland of Iowa City.

This convenient location, with direct access off the walkway from the Sheraton Parking Ramp, makes it an easy space to find.

Right next door to Eastwind Healing Center, the only holistic healing center in Iowa that offers over 25 different services including acupuncture, massage, nutrition consultation, energy work, and holistic psychology.

heartland yoga studios iowa city (second floor)

Policies

Registration

When registering and paying for a class, you will do this with the teacher directly. Payment will be made directly to each individual teacher. To register, contact the teacher directly. All contact information can be found under teaching bios, or by clicking on teacher’s class on the schedule.

 

10 Week Session

We run our classes on a session based model. We’ve found that when students commit to a session there is greater continuity in classes, an opportunity to go deeper into the practice, richer community connections, and students observe greater improvements in their lives because of their regular practice.

 

Cost

The price for a 10-week session is $135. You can join a session at any time. If you join after it has already started, we will prorate the remainder of the classes so you get the reduced rate.

We understand the need for flexibility, and so Drop-Ins remain welcome! Cost for a drop-in is $16 / $13 for students.

The community class on Wednesdays is a drop-in only class and is $10.

The Brand New Beginner Series and the Beginner II Series are 4-week sessions that start each month and the cost is $49.

Make-Ups

If you have to miss a class during your 10 week session, you can make up to 3 classes in any other classes offered at the studio during that same 10 week session.  (This does not include making up classes in specially scheduled workshops or events.)

 

Refund Policy

Refunds are not made, with the exception of a medical excuse.

 

Class Cancellations

These are made at the discretion of each individual teacher.  For weather cancellations, the teacher will contact you via email if a cancellation is being made.  It is also possible that teachers may set a specific policy around weather cancellations.