Hilary Drake’s classes open a space in which to explore sensations, thoughts, intentions, questions, and awareness itself toward the manifestation of true peace in this life. A 15-year practitioner, Yoga and Mindfulness are her top-pick tools for maintaining physical, mental & emotional balance in the dance of navigating life’s complexities. A graduate of Black Mountain Yoga’s Therapy & Teacher Training program and the Asheville Yoga Center’s Advanced Therapeutics Teacher Training, she owns and operates Thrive Yoga Therapy and Instruction, which provides a collaborative, practical, nurturing context in which to explore obstacles and illuminate each person’s potential for wellness. From her home studio, she offers one-on-one yoga therapeutics, couples yoga, and small group classes. She also serves as a Yoga Therapist at Asheville Family Fitness – Physical Therapy & Spine Center.
Hilary’s style is warm and light-hearted with a focus on the breath and conscious intention. She emphasizes modification for the individual, safe alignment, self-inquiry, and internal listening so that each every student is empowered to practice a yoga that serves their body and mind moment to moment. She loves being a part of the AYC family. For more about Hilary, visit www.thrivewithyoga.com
Class Schedule for Hilary
|Monday September 25||8:15 - 9:30 am||*Gentle Align & Flow $10|
*Recommended for Beginners
Gentle indicates the class is not vigorous, but slow and soothing, perfect for those wanting a more relaxed and softer practice. Also excellent for beginners, the elderly, and pregnant women.
Power indicates a vigorous practice that will challenge and energize you with its focus on building strength and concentration as you flow through powerful, flowing sequences. This type of class is meant to challenge you and your existing practice, make you sweat, have some fun, and try and inversion (or three!). Not recommended for beginners who do not have a basic knowledge of yoga postures.
Warm classes allow the body’s tissues to soften more deeply, as the room is kept between 80-89 degrees.
Hot classes involve a dynamic and challenging practice in a room heated to 90 degrees or above. You will sweat, so please bring your own mat, water bottle, and towel. First time students are discouraged from attending HOT classes, as they tend to be fast-paced, and are meant for those already familiar with basic postures.