I first found yoga nearly 10 years ago but it took almost 5 years for it to really grip my heart and soul. My first experiences were in my living room with a DVD, no mat, no consistency to my practice. I then discovered an online yoga community where I took classes from many different instructors, and a variety of yogic pathways, and it was during a month long series on sun salutations that I began to peel away the layers of the self and open my heart and mind to the endless path of yoga. I started weaving in classes at Asheville Community Yoga with my home practice and it was at this incredible studio that I began to realize the true healing power of yoga. My practice has continued to grow and evolve just as I have on and off the mat. For me, yoga is a part of every moment of life, each breath, each conversation, every interaction, they are all opportunities to spread light and love and to continue to explore and discover our truest selves. I completed the 250hr Yoga Teacher Training at ACY and I can honestly say that it changed the trajectory of my life. I am excited and humbled to have the opportunity to share my love of yoga and my practice with this beautiful community.
Gentle Flow (ALL levels, beginners welcome)
Mondays from 5:15 to 6:15 pm
Suitable for both beginners and long time practitioners, together we will start by connecting to the breath, connecting to the body, feeling into the present moment. Balancing both effort and ease, we will mindfully move through a series of postures connected by a deep, soothing yogic breath and designed to gently open the body, open the heart, and open the mind, freeing you to relax, release and let go. We will finish our hour together with a blissful savasana to gently carry you into a restful evening.
Vinyasa Flow (L1&2)
Wednesdays from 8:00 to 9:00 am
Wake up your body, mind, and spirit and greet this beautiful new day with intention! We will start by connecting to the breath, grounding into our bodies, beginning with some slow movement and stretches to awaken. We will then build a little heat as we move through a fun and playful flow designed to challenge and inspire. After our flow we will begin to cool down, finding our way towards a blissful svasana, enabling you to release the mind in order to free your heart.
Gentle Yoga (ALL levels, beginners welcome)
Thursdays from 8:00 to 9:00 pm
Suitable for any level of practicioner, this mindfully paced class will start with connecting to the sensations of the body, the rhythm of the breathe, taking time to drop into the present moment. We will explore various types of pranayama (breathing techniques), and we will move through a gentle series of postures and stretches, utilizing props for support, enabling you to fully relax and release. This class is designed to gently open the body, the heart, and the mind in a compassionate and nuturing space. We will finish our hour together with a blissful svasana, preparing you for a soothing, restful evening.
Warm Vinyasa Flow (L1&2)
Sundays from 9:45 to 10:45 am
A balanced moving meditation that incorporates breathwork with energizing and creative flows. We will start by connecting to our breath, tapping into the inner landscape, and from there we will flow through a series of fun and playful asanas; moving, grooving, and flowing our way through sun salutations and standing balancing series designed to help you feel both challenged and empowered. We will continue to move with compassion through seated postures, gentle stretches, and will finish the practice with a long blissful savasana.