Asheville Yoga Center is one of the most popular yoga schools in the Southeast. Our foundational programs are designed to enhance your personal knowledge, deepen your practice and provide you with the confidence and skills necessary to safely experience or teach yoga.
We offer three types of event:
- Yoga workshops (non-certification events)
- 200 Hour RYT training courses
- 300 Hour certified training courses (Advanced Study and Therapeutically-Oriented)
Yoga for Paddlers Fundraiser
March 18, 2018
All Levels Welcome
$40 Suggested Donation
With the recent passing of world-class kayaker, Maria Noakes, our Yoga for Paddlers workshop lead by Anna Levesque will be a fundraiser with proceeds being donated to the Live Like Maria Memorial Fund. Donations into the fund will be directed into causes that were close to Maria’s heart, including paddling instruction and outdoor experiences for youth, river conservation and access, and empowering women in outdoor adventure pursuits.
Yoga for Paddlers is a workshop that focuses on alignment and poses that target the muscles used (and underused) in paddling a kayak, stand up paddleboard and/or canoe.
How it works:
The muscles of the chest, shoulders and hips tend to be chronically contracted from paddling, while the muscles of the upper back, shoulders and glutes tend to be chronically weak from lack of activation while paddling. This combination can lead to misalignment in the body which can lead to low back pain, and increased risk of injury in the shoulders, hips and back. Anna leads you through poses and alignments that help to bring your body back toward balance.
Enhanced paddling performance
Reduced risk of injury to shoulders and back
Reduced pain and discomfort commonly associated with paddling
Poses that you can take home and incorporate into your fitness routine
TIP: Cyclists will also benefit from this series as the body positioning for the back and shoulders is very similar!
About Anna: Anna Levesque, author of Yoga for Paddling, is a former pro whitewater kayaker, current Instructor Trainer for stand up paddleboarding and whitewater kayaking, and founder of Girls at Play and mindbodypaddle.com. She’s a certified 500-hour yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance and a certified Ayurveda Wellness Counselor with NAMA. In 2017 Anna was voted Most Inspirational Outdoors Person in the Blue Ridge by Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine.
300 Hour Advanced Studies Teacher Training Modules
Choose 11 modules in total from these four categories:
- Pick at least one 3-day course
- Pick at least one 4-day course
- Pick at least one 5-day Intensive
- Pick the remaining eight courses from any of the four categories (weekend, 3-day, 4-day, or 5-day*)
*You must complete 11 separate modules for graduation. Most modules offered multiple times per year.