Isabel came to yoga looking for rehabilitation and healing after a lifetime of training professionally in contemporary ballet. Using yoga as an education on emotional, physical, and spiritual wellness, she was able to recover from her injuries and later pursued her RYT certification. She is now a 500hr RYT and works in Asheville as an Ayurvedic wellness counselor, and a Birth and Postpartum Doula. Her passion is in women’s health education and empowerment and she is endlessly inspired from her experience in birth and working with families.
Prenatal Yoga (All Levels, Beginners Welcome)
Sundays from 12:45 to 2:00 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 Jenkins, 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, Isabel 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.
Restorative Yoga (All Levels, Beginners Welcome)
Saturdays from 3:30 to 4:30 pm
In this class, students will move through a sequence of postures with longer, prop-supported holds. Most of the postures are done reclined, seated, or side-lying. The specific sequence of postures allow your body the opportunity to let go of mental, emotional, and physical tension. The teacher is attuned to the needs of each student in the class, adjusting props and postures to fit their particular needs, creating the environment for students to explore a truly relaxed state of mind. People often doze off in this class, and that is welcomed too J