I am grateful for the ancient practice of yoga for pulling me through a time of isolation and suffering. During my first class at Asheville Community Yoga, I experienced a taste of reconnection with my body and spirit, and I felt the warmth of genuine community. Shortly after my first visit, l shattered my dominant wrist in a car accident. I was devastated, and I turned to yoga as a tool to cope with the pain, vulnerability and anger around the trauma. As I returned to practice at the studio, I signed up to volunteer at the pre-loved clothing store, and shortly after felt a calling to take the 250-hour yoga teacher training.
Yoga, along with other forms of healing arts, ultimately led me to a deeper understanding of my self, my truth and my place on this planet. I believe a devoted yoga and meditation practice can lead to profound healing of the mind-body, self-regulation through conscious breath and awareness, and a deep connection to and synchronicity with the Divine. I am thrilled and honored to be a part of a uniquely compassionate community, and to learn and share all the wisdom yoga has to offer.
Warm Vinyasa Flow (L1&2)
Tuesdays from 4:00 to 5:15 pm
In this warm vinyasa style class we will start by slowly sinking in to breath and body, exploring ourselves in this human form with zero judgment and within a safe environment. With breath, we will move our bodies through a playful series of different shapes, building heat, energy, and strength. The room will be heated to 85-90 degrees. One could expect music and silence, movement and stillness, pranayama (breathwork), and an opportunity to collectively OM. This class is designed for people who have some familiarity with an asana (physical) yoga practice.
Gentle Flow (All Levels, Beginners Welcome)
Thursdays from 12:15 to 1:15 pm
In this gentle class we will take time to connect with mind, body and soul. Using the breath we will calm the nervous system and flow through a slow-paced asana practice with frequent modifications given as well as opportunities to pause in order to cultivate awareness of self and our connection to all that is. All levels encouraged.