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Smithville, TN 37166

Amy Schwartz: (615) 418-6220

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Welcome to Center Hill Martial Arts Club! 

Join us soon on the mat for karate, yoga, self defense, aerial silks, qigong or aikido! Click the schedule tab for our regularly scheduled classes, and check back right here for dates and times for special events and workshops!

Updated 15February2020

Little Dragons ~free time is always fun and cooperative after training and drilling techniques during class time. They get to blow off steam and practice together without instruction. Little dragons are 7 and under, and currently all boys. Two free yoga classes for anyone who brings me some girls to join our little dragons!

Presidents Day February 17 ~morning gentle yoga and afternoon little dragons class will still be happening. Family style karate class is going to Mt. Juliet to attend class with Grand Master Katherine Wieczerza at 6:30. 6:30pm YOGA CLASS IS CANCELLED FOR PRESIDENTS DAY

Beginners Yoga February 22 10:30-11:30am Bring your body and wear clothes you can move in. This class is designed to take the anxiety out of starting a new yoga practice. Everyone is welcome, and this class will be accessible to anyone. Just wear clothes you can move in and come with an open mind!

Aerial Silks with Bliss!

February 29

Beginners 9-10
Next Steps 10-11
$16 in advance, $20 at the door.


International Mother Language Day

International Mother Language Day (IMLD) is a worldwide annual observance held in February to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and to promote multilingualism.

Everyone is invited to celebrate International Mother Language Day: Sunday, February 23rd at Center Hill Martial & Healing Arts Club (2580 Nashville Hwy, Smithville, TN, across Tiger Drive from Dekalb Middle School, and across Nashville Hwy from the Welcome to Smithville water tower) from 2 PM - 4 PM. There is no charge for this event, but there will be a donation jar available for anyone who chooses to contribute. All donations will go to the scholarship fund for yoga and karate students in financial need.International Mother Language Day (IMLD) is a worldwide annual observance held in February to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and to promote multilingualism.

Yoga teacher training begins again this month enrollment open through February~200 hour Vinyasa Prana Flow Yoga Teacher Training Prepares and certifies instructors to lead safe, effective group and community classes for diverse populations, as well as work with individuals privately. This is an opportunity to discover all eight limbs of Hatha yoga in the Krishnamacharya lineage, to deepen and add dimension to your own practice and help others do the same. Beginning February 19, 2020, 5-7 am every Wednesday, concluding December 20, 2020 (plus several Saturdays over the course of the year). The cost of the program is $2500. Payment options are available, sliding scale and work trade are possible. No one turned away for lack of funds.
YTT 2020 Opportunities for Current Instructors
Advance your teaching skills and earn CEU’s, all workshops are $50-$120 sliding scale, with NOTAFLOF
Teaching Beginners and Multi-Level Classes February 22, 2020 10am-3pm
Amy Schwartz Potter presents a workshop designed to help yoga teachers develop abilities to present yoga to a diverse population and make a class that is accessible to everyone, using careful sequencing and props. There will be a practice to enjoy together, then workshop to follow. Come prepared to move!
Teach Chair Yoga March 21, 2020 10am-3pm
Francis Strickler leads this workshop on how to design, sequence and cue a class that people can do without getting on the floor. Modifications for various physical challenges and healing scenarios will be presented, including rehabilitating post surgery, joint replacement, and making yoga accessible in an office setting. The chair proves to be a valuable tool to make traditional yoga poses accessible in any body.


Wednesdays at 6:30 is vegetable delivery day. Expect greens next week. Come for vegetables and stay for the yoga. TELL YOUR FRIENDS! Organic, delicious, and nutritious. The brothers from Pamona Hill Farm are dedicated yogis who grow great food!

Check out our little shop in the office. We have CBD products for sale (also from Pamona Hill Farm) and lots of other medicinal herbs. Stay for a cup of tea sometime and read a book from our healing and martial arts library.

We have a schedule of public yoga classes, please check it out. Try our different teachers, bring your friends and pay what you can. We have passes for sale, and we have suggested prices...but we encourage you to make us an offer that fits with your budget and your fitness goals. We trade for services too and there are always things to do around the dojo to fit with any skill set.

Little Dragons have been working hard and ranking up. There is room for a few more kids in class, 4:30 Mondays and Fridays. Bring your little dragon (Kids 8 and under) to try a class and see what it is all about! This is not just playtime, even though it is a practice designed to be fun. Discipline and character are important too, as well as teamwork and leadership skills. This is a great way for parents to get help setting and achieving goals for behavior and academics.

Family style karate class is still every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 5pm. We have been focusing on self defense, but also on forms, sparring, flexibility, and strength.

Please join us!
~Sensei Amy

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Mission Statement:

Center Hill Martial and Healing arts club provides an inclusive martial arts and yoga experience with a focus on citizenship, leadership, and self-discipline. Building confidence and assertiveness skills, our programs will address bullying and introduce peer mediation skills. The focus will be not only on training physical attributes (the techniques of martial arts and yoga), but also in training the mental and emotional attributes of courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self control, and respect. As a well rounded program, there will be resources available for children, adults, and families of different abilities and economic situations.

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