founder, Emily van eman
Hi! My name is Emily, and one of the things you'll learn about me quickly is that I have a strong passion for the human body. In a way, I see my role as a guardian; a protector of the beautiful temples that walk around on this planet. My goal is to help you see your awesome-ness and teach you how to use your body (in the state that it is) with grace and confidence.
I have long been a teacher, but over the last 15 years, under many many different roofs (in many cases, out under the blue sky). This is an interesting way of connecting with different groups and keeping the commitment factor low, but that belief system smacked me in the face a couple of years ago when I realized that at the heart of the matter, I had a dangerous fear of stability and accumulation.
It is through (and only through) deep introspective work, meditation, and somatic-energetic therapy (vs. medication or someone else telling me what I needed to change) that I re-wrote those limiting beliefs, grounded in my physical body and started accumulating wealth. This studio is the physical manifestation of that journey, and it's a unique journey that I think we all have to take at some point in our lives, where we stop looking for the answers on the outside, and start trusting the answers on the inside.
I call myself a Movement Therapist, but really I am exactly what I need to be for you in the moment, ranging from structural, functional movement and strength coach to yoga instructor to energetic healer and listener to playmate. In any case, I always have time to be present with you. I thank you in advance for allowing me the opportunity to get to know you!
When I'm not teaching, I'm sharing the great dance with my daughter Sam (7) and my partner. I enjoy running, exploring the outdoors, cooking, writing, crafting, reading, and a nice glass of red wine.
YOGA THERAPIST, JENNE SLUDER
Jenne Sluder is a yoga therapist, musician, and native of Asheville, NC. Jenne holds a Master's in Transpersonal Psychology and specializes in a somatic approach to improving mental health. She is a registered yoga therapist and is certified as an advanced instructor of therapeutic yoga and meditation. Jenne teaches yoga in traditional studios as well as in mental health settings for adults and at-risk youth. Her passion as a teacher is to deepen intimacy and compassion with our bodies, with our selves, with each other, and with the natural world, as the healthiest context for human life. You can learn more about her work and her music at jennesluder.com
Tai Chi Chih. Bev walks his talk. Tai Chi Chih has developed his inner peace and practices daily. He is a retired organist and played in multiple Hendersonville churches for 20 years. He has a bright spirit, and at 82 is strong, supple and owes it all to Tai Chi Chih.