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*Please note: no street shoes allowed in the studio. If you must wear shoes, the soles must free of residue or anything that can be transferred onto our mat flooring. 

Subtle® Yoga for Relief (Sundays)- A growing body of research demonstrates the efficacy of yoga for mental health, including the neurobiological benefits of this ancient practice. Subtle® Yoga is an exceptionally adaptable person-centered approach to yoga practice which may be tailored to clients with differing abilities. It fosters the development of attention and mindfulness, and promotes spiritual development in the context of any belief system. Subtle® Yoga is mindful, meditative, trauma-informed instruction that focuses on slower, safe movement to calm your nervous system and encourage healing. Instructor: Maria S. White                Learn more about Subtle® Yoga:  www.subtleyoga.com

Kundalini Yoga (Rotating Series, See Schedule for Details)-Kundalini Yoga is called the Yoga of Awareness. Practicing it allows you to build a healthy body, keep it in shape, increase your vitality, train your mind to be strong and flexible in the face of stress and change, make contact with your infinity and your innate wisdom as well as open the door so that you can fulfill your potential. It balances the glandular system, strengthens the nervous system, and enhances creative potential. Kundalini Yoga gives you the vitality and health that is your birthright. It makes you radiant, peaceful and strong so that you can meet life's challenges victoriously and with grace. Instructors: Jagdeesh Kaur (Suzi Johnson) & Daya Narayan (Betsy Perry)

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Good Morning, Yoga! (Mondays & Wednesdays)- Alignment-based yoga together with combination asanas. Morning meditation and breath help you greet the day. Students move in and out of poses, merging slowly and mindfully. Props may be used to fully extend into each posture. Instructor: Sandi Hartz

Chair and Standing Yoga (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays)- A fun and nurturing yoga experience without the fear or discomfort of getting up and down off the floor. Modifications and professional instruction ensure that you will gain strength, flexibility, balance and a deeper connection within. Instructors: Kathleen Sweeney, Marian Soss, Denise McDorman

Yin Yoga (Mondays & Wednesdays)- In this class, we will practice the passive art of holding poses, finding stillness, targeting connective tissues, joints, ligaments, and meridians (Yin). This class is ideal for those who are seeking to restore peace and reduce the stress of the workday. Instructor: Polly Wing

Tai Chi Chih (Mondays and Thursdays)- This beautifully modified version of Tai Chi Ch'uan, consists of 19 gentle, graceful movements that can be done by almost anyone. Tai Chi works with the building blocks of the universe--yin and yang, bringing balance to the chi or energy within us and our lives. Instructor: Bev Ward

Therapeutic Yoga (Tuesdays) Slow, gentle, mindful movement that relieves tension, encourages healing, improves balance and flexibility, and brings a sense of inner calm and clarity. Learn to use specific yoga practices to address mental health and physical health issues. Beginner-friendly and suitable for all levels of experience.  Instructor: Jenne Sluder

Yoga Flow + Core (Tuesdays)-An energetic Ashtanga-inspired flow set at a mindful pace with an emphasis on healthy alignment and use of breath to nourish vitality. Accessible to seasoned beginners and intermediate/advanced students. Instructor: Jenne Sluder

Yo-Lates (Wednesdays, Series)- This Yoga/Pilates fusion class is designed to tone and strengthen the core muscles, improve posture and flexibility, alleviate back pain and stabilize sacroiliac joints. Emphasis will be on proper alignment and movement with breath.

The health benefits of Pilates include:

  • improved flexibility.

  • increased muscle strength and tone, particularly of your abdominal muscles, lower back, hips and buttocks (the 'core muscles' of your body)

  • balanced muscular strength on both sides of your body.

  • enhanced muscular control of your back and limbs.

Instructor: Pam Hester

B.O.D.Y. Mapping (Wednesdays)- Branches of Divine You The ultimate healing arts experience. Vivid music, unbuttoned movement, and authentic answers to your deepest questions. All you need is a little courage to step outside the box of follow-the-leader. I give your intuition guidance and the rest is magic! This class uses the chakras to systematically charge and then discharge your body to release blocks and understand what created them in the first place. Any level of “fitness” can participate. Instructor: Emily Miller

Yoga for Vitality (Thursdays)- What is vitality? It is defined as “the state of being strong and active” and “the power giving continuance of life; present in all living things”. When you practice yoga regularly, vitality is with you when you wake up in the morning and stays with you throughout the day—you just feel better, healthier, and more energetic.The Chinese say, “You’re only as old as your joints.” It’s true that as we grow older, if our joints start to hurt, it can make it hard to do many of the things we’re accustomed to doing, for movement in daily living and meaningful activities. Regular yoga exercise can improve our joint health, keep our bones strong, our muscles firm and flexible. The effect of the flow of yoga on the body allows us to feel enlivened after practice. Join us on our joint-friendly flooring to practice yoga for strength, conditioning, body mechanics and vital energy. Instructor: Kathleen Sweeney

Gentle Yoga w/Tension Release & Extended Relaxation (Fridays)-This well-balanced flow is an inspiring blend of traditional postures, energetic therapy, and rehabilitative support. Transitions are smooth and clearly described for any new students. Regular practice will tone every system of the body and leave you feeling more connected to yourself, your purpose and the world. Every class is unique! Participants must be able to get up and down off the floor independently. Please come early to discuss any limitations. We will have tension release exercise through the practice of tremoring, as well as an extended relaxation. Instructor: Kathleen Sweeney

Yin Yoga (Fridays)- Learn to be still with Yin Yoga. A slow-paced style of yoga with asanas, or static stretches that are held for longer periods of time. The passive floor poses increase mobility of the joints, hips, pelvis, inner thighs and lower spine. By releasing the fascia in the body through static stretches, the body can restore and reformulate the ways our joints and tissues connect to one another. Therefore, Yin Yoga increases flexibility and provides better circulation throughout the physical structure. Come and cultivate a quiet mind and outer calm with Yin Yoga. Instructor: Marian Soss

Intermediate Yoga Flow & Core (Saturdays) Kick off your weekend with a Vinyasa-style yoga class with plenty of deep core work designed to create strength from the inside out. Expect a mix of intelligently-sequenced standing and seated flows, plus strengthening poses for the belly, butt, back and hips. Instructors: Sandi Hartz & Wendy Schuchart

WEEKLY BONUS: Yoga Lab with Steve (Mon-Fri, Donation-Based)-Although Steve is not a certified yoga teacher,  he studied and did yoga 6 days a week for 10 years with Fred Brown. Steve has been a Chiropractor since 1981. He raised 4 sons here in Hendersonville. Steve is man of many talents, including woodworking and soccer. He loves life! Join Steve for an early morning meditation and yoga practice designed for curiosity, personal practice, and basic learning. Steve Westin

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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: CHAR SNYDER

Come to our studio to experience

“THE BEAUTY & WONDER OF NATURE”

Char will be exhibiting her painting and jewelry through November. “My inspiration for my art and jewelry comes from the beauty and wonder of nature. Every summer I enjoy watching the hummingbirds flying around my garden, getting their nourishment/energy from the nectar of my flowers and my feeder. I realize they are very independent creatures and sometimes fight with other birds for the feeder, but in a non-threatening manner. They teach us to capture our lost parts to become whole, healthy individuals. I just marvel at the way they migrate so far to reach warmth in the fall. This quality teaches us to persist in our goals and adapt in our own lives.” -Char

Some of Char’s favorite classes include Therapeutic Yoga and SubtleYoga.




Yoga Nidra, every last Sunday with Jenne Sluder ($20)

Gong Meditation, every last Saturday 6:30-8:00pm with Jagdeesh ($15 Suggested Donation)

Specialty Series, rotating with Erin Passarello

Nia, every Monday 12:30-1:30 with Annie Sparks Poteat

Qoya, every Friday 6:00-7:30 with Marina Logan

Walkshops with Chuck Hunner, By Donation