Hi, my name is Dana and I love sharing my yoga practice with Asheville both on and off of the mat. I earned my RYT certification at the Lakshmi Rising School of Yoga and Wellness in Cabuya, Costa Rica. My training was infused with vinyasa, dance, mantra, meditation, Ayurveda and ritual. Since completing my training, I have continued to be a student of yoga and life studying and teaching many types of yoga.
My mission in teaching is to make yoga accessible to everyone by empowering students to decide for themselves what makes sense for them in their bodies. I enjoy moving people through self study, creative sequencing and music. I am eager and honored to be a part of this amazing yoga community!
Dana serves as our Zen & Now and Promotions Manager. Email Dana@ashevillecommunityyoga.com
Gentle Flow Yoga (All Levels, Beginners Welcome)
Tuesdays from 12:15 to 1:15 pm
This gentle practice is a flow class that stays close to the mat and offers nurturing, kindness, and compassion for the body and the mind. It is designed to be accessible for all levels and is perfect for students who are looking for a more gentle experience, those who are new to yoga or those who need a change of pace, yet still have the option to take it to the next level.
Yoga for Beginners (All Levels, Beginners Welcome)
Thursdays from 9:00 to 9:45 am
New to yoga? This class is designed as an introduction to the practice of yoga and the fundamental principles of alignment and breath work . We will start from the ground up with yoga poses, sequences, terminology and concepts explained for those new to the practice. Class is slower paced and will safely introduce yoga postures through step-by-step verbal description and demonstration. All are welcome to grow here in this judgment free zone!
Vinyasa Flow (L1&2)
Wednesdays from 4:00 to 5:00 pm & 6:30 to 7:30 pm
Stay focused by going with the flow of matching your movements to your breath. This diverse class is perfect for all levels and incorporates elements from many schools of yoga. Through our playful vinyasa practice we can achieve a physically, mentally and spiritually balanced experience.
Yoga for a Healthy Spine (All Levels)
Thursdays from 2:20 to 3:30 pm
Yoga for a Healthy Spine is designed to provide a safe environment for individuals to modify poses to fit their specific needs. Focus on mindful movement, breathing, and being at ease. Strengthening the core muscles which support the integrity of the spine are essential for maintaining our posture and overall health. Ideal for those dealing with back & neck pain, specific injuries, anxiety and chronic pain, students will find a healing environment in which to fully relax and experience a greater sense of connection to our breath with slow, mindful movement and resting poses.
Gentle Yoga (Beginners Welcome)
Saturdays from 2:00 to 3:00 pm
Learn to be gentle with your body. In this class, we slow our pace a little to take time to feel our bodies move and breathe. Gentle yoga is a bridge between moving in flow and staying stationary. We stay in poses long enough to enjoy that we are not pushing ourselves as we strengthen and stretch.