Class descriptions

*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 Healing (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: Jenne Sluder

Learn more about Subtle® Yoga:  www.subtleyoga.com

Kundalini Yoga (Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays)-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. 

Tuning into the golden chain aligns us with the teacher within, our inner compass or universal mind. Tuning in opens us up to our highest intelligence and enhances self awareness which opens up a possibility to overcoming self imposed limitations.

The class structure will be consistent yet the practices will have variety. We will use "kriyas" or a specific series of movements, breathe, and sometimes sound to create the changes that strengthen the body's function such as the glandular, nervous, and endocrine systems. We will be creating an environment for self healing, the body's autoregulation and cleansing of the conscious, subconscious, and unconscious minds. The process will also help develop a healthy relationship and understanding of the positive, negative, and neutral minds.

All levels of experience are welcomed and encouraged to join us. The requirement is to kindly show up for yourself as yourself. The outcome includes self experience, increased self confidence, self awareness, sensitivity, subtlety, personal growth, and healthier mental relationships with ones' self. We will have fun and after each class you should feel more calm, and rejuvenated.

Come join us. Let's explore self awareness, relaxation, and community together.

Instructors: Daya Narayan (Betsy Perry), Hari Mander Singh Khalsa

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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

T’ai 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

Slow Flow & Mindful Movement (Tuesdays) Join us for an internally led practice, deconstructing the “flow or vinyasa flow” movements. Christie cues slow, mindful movements, with a focus on really staying connected to and in the body with “slow twitch” type physical work. Instructor: Christie Alexander

Yoga for Joint Health & 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

Ageless Grace - 21 Simple Tools for Lifelong Comfort and Ease (Thursdays) - Ageless Grace is a cutting-edge brain fitness program based on neuroplasticity that activates all 5 functions of the brain - analytical, strategic, kinesthetic learning, memory/recall, creativity and imagination - and simultaneously addresses all 21 physical skills needed for lifelong optimal function. Created by Denise Medved, the program consists of 21 simple exercise Tools designed for all ages and abilities. These exercises, based on everyday movements that are natural and organic, focus on the healthy longevity of the body and mind.

The 21 Tools have creative, imaginative names, so they are easy to remember. They are simple to do at home. The movements are designed to be performed seated in a chair, yet they can be done on a bed, standing near or behind a chair, down on the floor, or standing. Almost anyone can do them, regardless of most physical conditions. Instructor: Lois Pasapane

AM 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

Mythic Yin (Fridays) -This class offers students the opportunity to enjoy one of yoga’s oldest traditions; storytelling. Come and dive into Myth, the language of the soul, while enriching the subtle layers of the body through a slow, deep Yin practice, all while embracing yoga’s heritage of oral tradition. Instructor: Christie Alexander

Y2=Yin+Yoga Nidra (Friday Series)-Allow your body, mind and spirit to melt into your weekend with a mellow mindful Yin class coupled with a guided meditation (yoga nidra) customized to the season, energy channels and chakras, the moons or key body areas such as hips or shoulders.  Bitsy sets the stage with twinkle lights and candles and dims the room lights to encourage your inward journey within Yin poses.  Poses are held from 1-10 minutes with modifications and props, using stages of sensation to explore a pose and customizing it to your body’s needs. Instructor: Bitsy Merriman

Intermediate Vinyasa 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

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

 


SEE WORKSHOPS & EVENTS FOR MORE WAYS TO STAY CONNECTED TO THE SHIFT.

Ongoing Events include the following workshops, events & specialty classes:

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

Gong Meditation, every last Saturday 6:30-8:00pm with Jagdeesh ($10-$20 Sliding Scale)

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

Pilates Specialty with Lucie Nelson, Thursdays 1:00-2:00