I have done yoga off and on for 20 years. But in 2016, while in the midst of caring for my mom, I found Asheville Community Yoga and truly connected with yoga and realized the depth of what yoga can bring to your life – that yoga is so much more than poses on a mat. It has been life changing ever since. I have been a caregiver most of my life. Professionally, as a registered nurse for the past 34 years. And personally, through caring for several family members during their journey through the last phase of their lives. As a caregiver, finding ways to care for myself and remain resilient is so important but can also be very challenging to maintain.
The desire to deepen my own practice led me to the 250 hour yoga teacher training at Asheville Community Yoga which I completed in June 2019. After experiencing the continued transformation through yoga, I feel called to share this beautiful practice with others. It is one of my passions to encourage and teach others both the importance of self care and ways to care for themselves. I am also incredibly grateful to Asheville Community Yoga and feel honored and privileged to be able to teach here and give back to a community that has given me so much.
Gentle Flow (All Levels, Beginners Welcome)
Tuesdays from 9:30 to 10:30 am
Come settle in to your breath and your body, wake up your joints and get your chi (energy) moving. This class encourages slow, intentional movement while learning to listen to your body and what it needs in this moment. We will focus on caring for ourselves through practices that can be used both on and off the mat. We will also explore the body through asana with movement that is slow and nourishing but also recognizes and honors our body’s strength. This class is suitable for beginners as well as more advanced students who are looking for a gentle mindful practice.
Gentle (All Levels, Beginners Welcome)
Saturdays from 2:00 to 3:00 pm
Come to find stillness and calm while gently massaging the body with stretching through a gentle asana practice. We will move through poses slowly and with intention finding both effort and ease. Finding connection with the breath and the beauty of inner focus and caring for ourselves while coming together in community. This class is accessible to all levels and beginners are welcome.