Liz Craig, Strategic Partnerships Coordinator

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Hi I’m Liz.  I love singing, laughing, dancing, healthy food and clean water.  I am grateful to be in beautiful Asheville and thrilled to be teaching at Asheville Community Yoga where I completed my first yoga teacher training, which changed my life.I have always loved stretching and moving my body, and appreciated the calm I felt after going to a yoga class.  So I figured “I like yoga! I want to teach it.” It took me until my training at ACY to realize that yoga goes far deeper than putting our bodies into shapes (asana).  I still don’t have a full picture of what “yoga” is, and wonder if I ever will- but I love this journey of ever unfolding discovery and am excited for the ride.  Thank you to everyone, may you all live well.

Liz’s classes

Sunrise Flow (All Levels)

Wednesdays from 7:15 to 8:15 am
In this Sunrise Flow we will embrace the sacred stillness of the morning, and then flow with our breaths.  Like the sun as it rises expect a gentle start with a gradual building of warmth.  This class will get you ready for the week ahead by moving with sweet intentionality.

Gentle Yoga

Wednesdays from 9:30 to 10:45 am

Gentle yoga can be a wonderful opportunity to take notice of what is happening in our minds and bodies, and for this reason, gentle yoga can also be quite challenging.  This is a class to explore yourself through an exploration of body and mind.  Making space in our lives to notice in each moment what is happening inside gives us a greater opportunity to choose our reactions later on, instead of acting from our ‘autopilot’ mode.  We will mindfully find our breath, our center, and our stillness, gently stretch & strengthen, and of course, have a long savasana.  Like the sound of a singing bowl ringing, this time will serve as a reminder to bring ourselves back to the present moment, back to the peace that abides in all of our hearts.  I hope to see you there.

Vinyasa Flow

Thursdays from 12:00 to 1:00 pm & Fridays from 8:00 to 9:00 am and 4:15 to 5:15 pm

Come play and get ready to start your weekend.  This class is great for anyone who shirks away from “vinyasa” classes because they’re afraid they’ll get hurt or won’t be strong enough or fast enough.  It’s also great for the strongest and the fastest person who never gets hurt.  I offer and encourage modifications and going at your own pace (as opposed to mine or your neighbors’).

Gentle Flow (All Levels)

Saturdays from 2:15 to 3:15 pm 

Let’s take it down a notch and take a moment to settle our bodies and minds (or at least give it a try).