I began my yoga journey over 15 years ago when I bought a yoga dvd I could do in my home, but it wasn’t until years later when I found my yoga home at Asheville Community Yoga that I truly began discovering the power of yoga. I couldn’t get enough and started going to ACY classes regularly. This discovery came at a time when I was going through a lot of transition and self-exploration and a regular yoga practice encouraged and supported this process. Health and fitness have been life long passions for me and in the past few years I’ve been lucky enough to turn my passions into a career by becoming a certified personal trainer as well as a certified health coach. So when the opportunity presented itself to become a yoga instructor through Asheville Community Yoga’s teacher training program, I jumped in and furthered my growth and knowledge. Now, my journey has come full circle and I’m honored to share yoga with people in the very space that inspired me to take my practice deeper. One of the biggest lessons yoga has taught me is to come back to my breath and breathe through the tight and uncomfortable spots, whether in a pose or out in the world. It is a privilege to be a part of other people’s journeys toward whole wellness and continued growth.
Asheville has been my home for 11 years, and I feel blessed to have found this magical place. I am the mother of two teenage boys, who have grown up in Asheville, and have been a Surrogate Mother, carrying babies for others, three times. Besides yoga, I enjoy hiking, dancing, travel, theater, and eating good food.
To reach out to Anastasia directly, email Avillepear@gmail.com
Vinyasa Flow (L1&2)
Mondays from 4:00 to 5:00 pm
I invite you to come move your body and build heat while also paying attention to form and breath. In this class you will be encouraged to go at your speed and offered modifications while being reminded to come back to your breath. We will enjoy an hour of yoga and movement together as we prepare for the week ahead. Come and honor yourself and your body with a gift of an hour practice.
Prenatal Yoga (All Levels, Beginners Welcome)
Mondays 2:30 to 3:45, Tuesdays 10:30 to 11:45am, Wednesdays from 12:15 to 1:15 pm, Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30, and Fridays from 11:00 to 12:00 pm
Prenatal yoga is such a wonderful gift expecting mamas can give themselves. Not only will it build strength and stamina for labor, it also nourishes and supports the ever changing pregnant body and hormones. There is a magic that happens when pregnant women come together and share space with one another, moving and breathing together. Whether you are an experienced yogi or a beginner, yoga is safe and encouraged during pregnancy. Give yourself this hour to connect with other pregnant women, build strength, breathe, and relax!