Izzy began practicing yoga after a prolonged foot injury forced her to take a break from her professional training as a Contemporary Ballet dancer. Using yoga as an education on emotional, physical, and spiritual wellness, she was able to recover from her injury and pursued her RYT certification. She now holds her 500hr RYT and has been teaching since the summer of 2016. Izzy’s passion is in health education of uterine bodied/femme identifying individuals and she is currently in school preparing for Nurse-Midwife programs. In addition to teaching yoga, Izzy is an active Birth and Postpartum Doula (CD(DONA)), as well as a certified Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor specializing in reproductive health.
She currently teaches a variety of yoga styles ranging from beginner friendly to more challenging “advanced” classes and is certified as both a Khalsa Way Instructor and an RYPT through the Prenatal Yoga Center of NYC. Her style as a yoga instructor is inspired by a passion for movement and self-discovery, incorporating alignment techniques as taught by her teachers Darren Rhodes, Stephani Lindsey, Sam Rice, Christina Sell, and Noah Maze. Using asana, pranayama, and meditation as an introduction into the practice of yoga, she hopes to insight in her students a thirst for deeper inquisition into what the practice has to offer.
Prenatal Yoga (All Levels, Beginners Welcome)
Saturdays from 12:45 to 1:45 pm
Prenatal yoga is a great opportunity for pregnant women to meet and connect with other expecting mamas in the Asheville community. Taught by trained birth postpartum doula Izzy Adair, this class is geared specifically towards the needs of a pregnant body. Through a series of mindfully sequenced postures, you will learn breath work, movement, and relaxation techniques that can be practiced at home throughout pregnancy and used during your labor and birth. Izzy offers guidance for her students based on her background as a birth and postpartum doula and her training in the Khalsa Way Prenatal Yoga method. In addition, Izzy incorporates her experience as a dancer, using organic movement throughout class to help the mamas feel more empowered in their bodies. This class is open to mamas with any level of yoga experience but does include subtle strengthening exercises in addition to the more restorative prenatal exercises. Izzy strives to have her mamas leaving class feeling strong, inspired, and more connected to their experience of pregnancy and motherhood.