Awareness Village now offers Reiki ~
We can only be what we give ourselves the power to be!
To do yoga at Awareness Village, you don’t have to be athletic, flexible, young or skinny. Yoga poses can be modified so they are available to every body, even if you can’t sit cross legged on the floor or touch your toes, or are overweight and out of shape. To modify the poses, we use props such as blocks and straps, to extend the reach of your arms, and blankets and chairs.
If you can get up the stairs to the studio, you can do yoga at AwarenessVillage.
If you can’t get up the stairs, we will come to you and you can do yoga right where you are.
Some of the possible benefits of doing yoga are: relieve pain and stiffness; alleviate stress and anxiety; reduce fatigue; improve sleep; increase the ability to concentrate and focus; increase self-awareness; gently strengthen your muscles while lengthening them and increasing flexibility and range of motion; improve circulation; increase lung capacity; lubricate the spinal disks; pump lymph throughout the body; and aid digestion. (Whew! And that’s just a start!)
If you have your own mat, bring it to class. Mats are available for your use, if you need one. (You can also purchase your own mat at the studio.)
Julie Hodges, RYT, your instructor, has practiced yoga for over 30 years. Yoga helps her maintain a vital and energetic lifestyle, in spite of her own back and chronic pain issues. Please call Julie at (775) 298-1663 for more information. (Private instruction is also available.)
Awareness Village is for rent.
If you need space for your own group, event or workshop, call Julie at (775) 298-1663, or
Unless otherwise specified, class fees are as follows:
- $12 for drop-ins
- $60 for 6-class ticket (expires in 60 days)
- $110 for 12-class ticket (expires in 120 days).
See the current class and event schedule
by clicking the "Calendar of Events" tab.
Yoga for Happiness
Yoga for Happiness is open to all levels, no matter what your mood! You will learn yoga techniques to lift your mood; relieve anxiety, stress and fatigue; reclaim your energy and zest for life; reconnect you with yourself and your spirit; and help you to feel balanced no matter what is going on in your life..
Yoga 101 is a basic class just for beginners, or people who haven't done yoga in such a long time they need to start from the beginning. You don't need to be flexible, strong or able to move in any certain way. Just show up wearing something comfortable and ready to enjoy yourself!
Rise and Shine Yoga
Rise and Shine Yoga is a Level I-II Hatha Yoga class designed to wake you up and get you ready for a great day.
Morning Vinyasa Flow
Wake up and get ready for the day with Morning Vinyasa flow. In Vinyasa Flow practice, Hatha Yoga poses are linked together, moving with the breath from one pose to another. This type of movement increases muscular and cardiovascular strength and conditioning, stamina and lung capacity, all while relaxing and refreshing the body.
Hip Openers is an all-seated, all-levels class for those who want to relax, while building strength and flexibility in the hips, all while nurturing their bodies and minds.
Yin Yoga and Gravity Stretch
Yin Yoga and Gravity Stretch is a relaxing, yet challenging, style of yoga which targets the tendons, ligaments and fascia within the body. Each posture is performed on the floor, and is held for an extended period of time (three to five minutes) to encourage the slow and safe opening of connective tissues. As a result, the student experiences an overall feeling of lightness and peace. Yin Yoga is a great remedy for stress and is a perfect complement to a more yang, active style of yoga. This class is $15 and is open to all levels of students.
Therapeutic and Restorative Yoga
Therapeutic and Restorative Yoga features breath and body awareness while resting, using props such as blankets and bolsters. The student feels stress and fatigue melt away, while opening the body to its breath, creating relaxed flexibility and feelings of space and release in the body.
Mindfulness Yoga is a Level 1 class featuring yoga asana combined with Buddhist mindfulness and concentrated breath awareness, creating a deep sense of peace and relaxation, while effectively working the body.
Community Yoga Class and Tea Party
Community Yoga Class and Tea Party is a Level 1 Hatha Yoga class offered by donation (12:30 to 1:45) then tea and snacks after class. This is a perfect opportunity to try yoga, have some fun, and meet like-minded people in our community. By Donation ($10 suggested).
Rock 'n Roll Yoga
Have fun doing yoga to great rock music from the Beatles to Nickelback to Van Halen. This class is appropriate for everyone who likes music and yoga.
Tai Chi is an all-levels class which is not only fun, but Tai Chi can increase flexibility; increase energy, stamina and agility; increase feelings of well-being; improve muscle strength and definition; and improve balance & coordination.
Lake Tahoe Zen Meditation Group
Lake Tahoe Zen Meditation Group uses the studio on Thursday nights from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. If you are interested in Zen meditation come and practice with others! Beginners are always welcome. This group is free! Call Julie for more information at (775) 298-1663.
Come meditate from 12:00 to 12:15, then let’s knit! Beginners are welcome (bring materials and learn to knit), as are crocheters and other needlecrafters. If you would like to knit for charity and need a pattern, call Julie at (775) 298-1663 and she will help you find what you need. (Free/By Donation for Tea)
Zero Waste Tahoe
Zero Waste Tahoe is for anyone interested in living a simpler life and helping the planet in the process. Let's get together and share what we know about refuse, reuse, reduce and recycle with our fellow group members, and gather support in our efforts (Free/By Donation for Tea)
What is Reiki?
Reiki is an energy-based, Japanese healing art which promotes healing at all levels ~ mind, body and spirit. During a treatment, the Reiki Master or Practitioner acts as a channel for Universal energy.
The Master or Practitioner typically places his or her hands on the client's body, directing energy to the client. The client lies, fully-clothed on a massage table.Clients typically experience a feeling of warmth and profound relaxation during a Reiki treatment.
Some benefits of regular Reiki treatments may include:
- Relief from stress
- Increased relaxation and deeper sleep
- Greater general vitality and well-being
- A calm mind and a sense of inner peace
- A restoration of the natural harmony and balance to your whole being
- Enhanced motivation and energy level
We have Reiki gift certificates available
To have your event added to our calendar, please contact Julie Hodges
Julie Hodges was recently named "Neighbor of the Week" by the North Tahoe Bonanza. Here's what they had to say: