Welcome to Blue Point Yoga Center!Blue Point Yoga Center is located in Durham, NC, right across the street from Duke's West Campus on Erwin & LaSalle. We run classes seven days a week, with styles and times convenient for everyone! Check out our class schedule here. Please contact us with any questions. We love questions!
Get your first class FREE!
If you are new to the studio, please do NOT sign up online. Your first class is free, and this can only be redeemed by coming into the studio. All of our classes work on a drop-in basis, meaning that there is no need to reserve a spot ahead of time. Arrive at the studio 10 minutes before your class begins. If you like your first class, you have the opportunity to purchase a 5 or 10 class package for a 25% discount, an offer that is only good on the day of your first class.
Welcome to Blue Point and we look forward to seeing you soon!
Slow Flow and Yin
Friday, February 28, 5:30pm - 7pm
Join Sara for a slow, juicy flow then focus inward during a meditative yin practice. This class is a great way to end a stressful week and prepare your body and soul for the weekend. All levels are welcome.
Future dates:Friday, March 28, 5:30pm - 7pm
Friday, April 18, 5:30pm - 7pm
Yin Yoga Workshop
Saturday, March 1, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Peel away the layers created by unbalanced habits of over-doing, over-efforting and over-achieving through Yin Yoga. Yin Yoga emphasizes the connective tissues through a relaxed practice of long, passive holds in specific postures. These asanas gently stretch and rehabilitate the connective tissues that form our joints, allowing us to maintain and restore joint flexibility. Not only does this bring balance to our more active yoga practice, but it also allows us space to drop the outward going activity of the mind-body and experience ourselves as we are in this moment, without an agenda. By creating space for softening both our physical body and our mental state, we move inward to examine how our daily habits are reflected in our lives and allow energy to be redirected in a more harmonious way. We can then strengthen our ability to widen our sphere of what sensations and feelings we believe are "acceptable" in both ourselves and others, which creates a calmer abidance in the face of internal and external stress.
Yoga for a Healthy Back
March 4 - 25, Tuesdays 5:30pm - 6:30pm
This 4-week class will focus on gentle strengthening and stretching exercises with the aim of improving mobility and stability of the vertebral column and back muscles. It is appropriate for all levels of students. Those with existing back problems are encouraged to attend with consent from their physician.
Cost is $50 for the 4-week series or $15 drop-in. Regular passcards are not accepted.
Tai Chi 8-week series
Mondays 7:15pm - 8:45pm, Feb 3 - March 24, 2014
Tai Chi is the study of balance, exploring the use of breathing, slow coordinated movement, and mindfulness based meditation to achieve a calm state and a more youthful energized body. We will use a standardized set of basic exercises and slow form work to uncover the natural movement of our body.
Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training with Andrea Dixon, E-RYT 500
We are excited to offer a unique opportunity to earn a prenatal teaching certificate with an 85-hour training following Yoga Alliance guidelines. This training is appropriate for yoga teachers and other professionals who work with pregnant women.Click here for more information!
Prenatal Teacher Training Module 1
February 21-21, 2014
This is the first weekend module of our 85-hr Prenatal Teacher Training program. You can take each weekend as a stand-alone workshop if you do not wish to take the entire training.
In the first weekend, we will go over the many benefits of prenatal yoga as they relate to physical and mental experiences during pregnancy and birth. Whether you are planning on teaching your own prenatal class or just want to support your pregnant students, this is a good opportunity to learn about appropriate poses as well as contraindications.
We will discuss the cultural experiences of pregnancy and how we can best support those experiences as teachers. There will also be practice to help you as a teacher find and use your most authentic voice.
Finally, there will be an introduction to the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy, with particular emphasis on the changes that occur in a woman's body throughout her 40 weeks of pregnancy.
If you have an interest in working with pregnant women or just want to enhance your own knowledge and teaching skills, this training is appropriate for you.
February 21-23, 2014
Saturday 9am -6pm
Sunday 9am - 4pm
Donation-based Intermediate/Advanced class to benefit TROSA
Wednesday, March 19, 6pm - 8pm
Join Sara for a special class to raise money for TROSA. This class will combine asana, meditation and pranayama. This class will be physically challenging, but all are encouraged to attend. $15-$25 cash donation please.
Future dates:Wednesday, April 16, 6pm - 8pm
April 17 - May 22, Thursdays 7:15pm - 8:30pm
Are you curious about yoga but don't know how to begin? Have you been to a few classes, but are confused about what's going on? If so, then this beginner's yoga series is perfect for you. This 6-week series will give you a chance to explore, ask questions, and learn about yoga in a friendly, non-threatening atmosphere. This class is for people of all fitness levels. You will practice the poses and breathing techniques that form the basis of a typical yoga class, learn about the benefits of yoga and about how to be safe in your practice. At the conclusion of this series, you will have the tools and confidence to step onto your mat in any class.
Yoga for Cancer Patients and Caregivers
Sundays, 9:30am - 11:00am
This gentle yoga class offers students tools to decrease stress, and improve strength, balance and mindfulness through breath, yoga postures, stretching and gentle movement with special attention to the cancer patient. All levels of students on the cancer path are welcome, patients, survivors and caregivers. Linda Martinez and Yvette Yasui will be teaching this class, which is offered by donation ($5-$15 cash or check, please).