Featured Instructor: Maeve

MaeveYogaWhy do you teach yoga?

The gift of yoga presented itself to me ten years ago after a nearly fatal car accident left me with a fractured C2 vertebrae and a load of fearful anxiety. Still, I was very thankful to be alive and was blessed with the wise advice from a friend to attend my first Hatha Yoga class. During that hour I was brought back to my truth, the deepest essence ...

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Power Flow Vs Slow Flow

One of the most beautiful aspects of yoga, is that it invites practitioners from all backgrounds, ability levels, and personal goals to share in the benefits of yoga and hopefully even transform the world towards peace and goodwill. The most popular style of yoga at the Asheville Yoga Center is Flow Yoga, (traditionally also called Vinyasa).  And the two most popular sub-sets are known as SlowFlow and Power Flow.   As with many aspects of yoga, there are deeper benefits and ...

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Featured Instructor: Courtney Reynolds

Courtney Reynolds

Why do you teach yoga?

What a loaded question! The biggest reason I teach yoga, is for the opportunity to expose as many people as possible to the skill set yoga provides to assist in understanding the mind. Before yoga, I was held captive by my anxiety and depression. The practice has helped me develop the invaluable understanding of detachment and importance of being rooted in the present moment.

What is your teaching ...

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5 Yoga Tips for Aging Gracefully

1. Pelvic Floor
Usually we think anti-sagging, anti-wrinkling, anti-balding when we see “Aging Gracefully”, but honestly those things don’t make us graceful. How about not having to wear a big, bulky diaper? Yup, GBK (Go Beyond Kegels) I say. My students will tell you I am not shy to drop anatomy terms like vagina, testicles, and anus in a yoga class. I’m a frequent flyer with pelvic floor anatomy because lets face it: Use it or Lose it. So squeeze ...

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Featured Instructor: KB Suarez

Why do you teach yoga?
To connect with community through movement, music, & mantra.

What is your teaching history?
Teaching yoga since 2011 in NYC, before making our way to Asheville.

What is your favorite pose at the moment?
Rajakapotasana (King Pigeon Pose)

What’s your sign?

What is your most challenging pose?
Titibasana (Firefly)

How long have you been practicing yoga?
First official class, fall 1992 for college elective

Describe yourself in three words:
Father, Husband, Son

What is your favorite quote?
You’re Not Your Body, ...

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5 Reasons Steph ❤️s Ashtanga Yoga

1. Strength Building

I have the genetics for flexibility, which makes Yoga a dream job. Except that flexible people get injured in Yoga three times more than non-flexies. We apparently go too far into the stretch, injuring the tissues around our joints. Yup, I see it all the time. But lucky me, I “found” a style of Yoga early in my Yoga career that complemented my flexibility and built the much needed strength around my joints called Ashtanga Yoga. It was ...

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Featured Instructor: Sierra Hollister

Sierra - handstandWhy do you teach yoga?
It seems to me that we are yoga; that the union of body, mind and spirit is our true state. If we are lucky, the time on our mats is a remembering of a way back to our true selves, a way to experience our infinity, as well as our accord not only with ourselves but with all life. Yoga has been the path to the ...

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Featured Instructor: Sara Levine

saraWhy do you teach yoga?

Teaching gives me the opportunity to be joyful with those around me. As humans, we aren’t always able to be present and kind to ourselves and others, but when we’re on our mats, we are all equal – we are all graceful, clumsy, learning, falling, succeeding and showing up.

What is your teaching history?

I taught in San Francisco for 6 years before I moved to Asheville. I started ...

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Expansion Update


Just a reminder and for those that missed our announcement, here’s an update; We bought the property behind our mothership studio and have been busy renovating the 5,500 square feet, ‘80s-era, medical office building into a solar-powered, kick-ass yoga boutique, community event space, and teacher training facility.

The renovation is going well. We seem to be on track for an early October opening. We’ve raised the roof, framed out all the rooms ...

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The 5 Tenents of Jivamukti Yoga

Adam-KumikoHot, hip, and holy.

Created in 1984 by Sharon Gannon and David Life, Jivamukti yoga strives to help us fulfill our true potential, liberation in this life! It is a practice that allows us to access the underlying, subtle, and esoteric teachings of yoga. Through the practice of the 5 tenents we strive for a life, not just a yoga asana class, that allows us to express compassion and create a ...

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