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There are 2 ways to approach any asana…

There are two ways to approach a yoga pose…

First is the aesthetic approach. You are shown a picture of the perfect execution of the pose, or a teacher demonstrates it, and over time you work to get closer and closer to this perfect form. The assumption is that our bodies are basically the same, so this pose is attainable by all.

The second  is the functional approach. A certain pose is supposed ...

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Deepen your knowledge of anatomy with David Keil

Our studio is hosting “Beyond Basic Yoga Anatomy” with David Keil, June 21-23.  The weekend workshop provides an in-depth study of yoga and anatomy and is appropriate for yoga instructors and serious students of yoga who want to take their knowledge of anatomy to the next level.  While examining the way human anatomy functions and dysfunctions, Keil will train participants how to conduct postural analysis techniques ...

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Explore Ashtanga’s Second Series and Learn How to Live in the Moment

Explore Ashtanga’s Second Series and Learn How to Live in the Moment

Lewis Rothlein will present a workshop on Ashtanga yoga’s second series at Asheville Yoga Center from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday June 9th. While the Ashtanga primary series is widely taught in Asheville, it is somewhat unique and rare to find a workshop exploring the second series.

The primary series emphasizes forward folds and leaves students feeling grounded, centered, and wonderful.  As Rothlein explains, the second series is just a “different kind of wonderful.”  Because it focuses on backbends ...

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21-day Total Yoga Immersion Driven By “Unschooling”

Stephanie Keach, studio-owner and director of Asheville Yoga Center’s 230-hour teacher training curriculum, shuns the conventional approach to education.  Her Total Yoga Immersion  incorporates techniques that re-awaken the conditioned mind using experiential, student-driven learning. The studio now offers a 21-day intensive teacher training program nearly every month. Since moving to their new space at 211 S. Liberty Street in 2012, the studio’s comprehensive ...

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Ganapati Kriya Meditation

I am inviting you to join me in a 40 day practice of the Ganapati Kriya Meditation. We are beginning on Tuesday, March 20th, the Spring Equinox. Spring Equinox is a time of new beginnings, a time for us to reseed our hopes, dreams and highest aspirations. It is also a wonderful time to begin a meditation or new practice.

If you are unable to begin with ...

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KaphaGirl Book Review: Shantaram

Introducing KaphaGirl! We are very excited to have Angela sharing her insight and brilliant sense of humor on The Asheville Yoga Center blog starting with this book review of Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts. Jai!

Those of you who remember me from the early days of Twitter and Facebook know that reading is one of my passions. Yes, I’ll admit, I do have a bit of a ...

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Community Meditation Led by Sierra Hollister

 

What: Community Meditation led by Sierra Hollister

When: Sunday, March 18, 7:00pm

Where: Asheville Yoga Center

Cost: FREE

Asheville Yoga Center would like to invite you to join us in awakening the heart and the mind together in a community meditation. Sitting together in meditation has a history that reaches back more than 2,500 years in both Yogic and Buddhist traditions. A community ...

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What is Yoga? Shala Rain on Yoga Teacher Training [VIDEO]

What is Yoga? Shala Rain on Yoga Teacher Training [VIDEO]

Learn more about our 200, 500 and 1000 hour Yoga Teacher Trainings and Therapeutic Yoga Certifications at youryoga.com.

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Sweet Yoga Video – Rosie Yoga

Sweet Yoga Video – Rosie Yoga

Come to one of Rosie’s weekly yoga classes at the Asheville Yoga Center. Visit youryoga.com for the schedule.

 

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In This Moment

This moment contains all that we need for peace and serenity. When we can become aware of the many ways in which our minds are continually resisting being present, we can experience the moment, experience the peace of the moment. We can awaken.

Truly, we can realize that as far as being present, we are in possession of all that we need for peace, for being love.

Meditation is one of ...

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