Teachings include opening a well-protected heart, internally mapping the routes of the nervous system, honing in on subtle body sensations, and maintaining a state of active meditation.

Sequences are based on seasonal changes as they apply to nature and to the body. Classes incorporate prop-based, passive and active poses to facilitate health and rejuvenation.

Jerry Balderas apprenticed with Bekir Algan, Ph.D., Co-founder of Austin Yoga, from 1999–2017. Teachings are influenced by studies in structural engineering, Iyengar yoga, Macrobiotics, Ayurveda, Feldenkrais, Chinese Medicine, Continuum, myofascial release, Trager Method, Vedanta, Aikido, and the Sufi teachings of creating sparks in the hearts of kindred spirits.

Austin Recreation Center

1301 Shoal Creek Blvd
Austin, TX 78701

Free parking

Park in the first 2 rows of the parking lot (furthest East near the hillside).

Class Schedule


11am – 1pm

Drop-in Rates

Regular Rates
Individual 1½ hour Class: $17.00
Individual 2 hour Class: $20.00

Student Rates
(must have valid student ID)
Individual Class: $12.00
Per Semester: $120.00

Monthly Rates

Monthly Rates
Monthly 2 times per week: $100.00
Monthly Unlimited: $130.00

8-Class Package
Block of 8 Classes: $120.00
*This package can be used over 6 months

The Rec Center will be closed for these official holidays:

Memorial Day – Monday, May 28
Independence Day – Wednesday, July 4
Labor Day – Monday, September 3
Veteran’s Day – Monday, November 12
Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 22
Friday after Thanksgiving Day – Friday, November 23
Christmas Eve – Monday, December 24
Christmas Day – Tuesday, December 25