Class Descriptions

All of our daily classes are drop-in style and sliding scale.  You can pay $8-$15 for any class on the schedule.  We also offer monthly memberships, class packages, and a new student trial package of $30 for 3 weeks unlimited yoga.  You can see all of that on our Pricing page

Unwind Therapeutics  with Cat

Join our founder, Cat Matlock, as she shares her deep anatomy knowledge and understanding of unwinding chronic pain and tensional patterns in the body, breathing practices to stabilize and increase prana energy, and meditation/mindfulness practices for healing the brain. Cat is a Trigger Point Therapist (since 1993) and has spent her entire career studying how to relieve pain in others and how to teach people to relieve their own pain through the use of therapy balls, foam rollers, and yoga for strengthening and flexibility. Her approach is unique in that it weaves her knowledge of trigger points into the rolling practices. Cat is now adding to every class breathing practices and meditation/mindfulness practices to more wholly address the imbalances that human life brings.
This class changes its focus about every month and you can catch what’s happening by checking our Facebook Page every Tuesday.

Tuesdays, 7:15pm-8:30pm


Yoga Basics with Jacci

This class is designed to help beginners to get yoga into their bodies, to understand alignment in the most commonly practiced yoga poses, and to help you on your journey into yoga practice. Class moves slowly and helps you to build your strength and flexibility while avoiding injury. Jacci (Tricia) Lea is a certified Yoga Therapist.

Mondays, 9:15am-10:15am and 7:15pm-8:15pm
Thursdays, 9:15am-10:15am

Baby and Beloved with Christie

This class is for newborns up to babies 1 year old and their parent/friend/guardian. In this class, there are yoga exercises just for babies based upon their individual levels of development, yoga postures for the adult companions which incorporate the babes, songs, gentle movement, infant massage and quiet time. Come and meet your community of babies and friends through this fun and playful approach to yoga with your little one!

Thursdays 10:45-11:30am

Gentle Yoga with Jacci

A gentle yoga class is a very basic yoga class which focuses on the relaxation aspect of yoga practices. This class is great for someone wanting to de-stress, who is recovering from an injury or trauma, or who is very new to yoga. Jacci (Tricia) Lea is a certified Yoga Therapist.

Wednesdays, 7:15pm-8:15pm

Flow and Yin Yoga with Michael

Classes begin with a sequence of poses linked in movement while honoring the breath. The first half of class incorporates this movement and shorter holds in the postures to balance strength in the body. The second half of the class is based in Yin Yoga. During this portion of the class, most of the time is spent on the floor in long held stretches to allow you to unravel deeply, with a focus in the hips, legs, and low back.

Tuesdays, 12:30pm-2:00pm with Michael

Kundalini Yoga, Meditation, and Gong Bath with Danielle

Kundalini Yoga is known as the yoga of awareness and is a heart centered physical practice that interweaves the medicine of breathwork, mantra and meditation. Each practice is dedicated to using the powerful and transformational technology as taught by Yogi Bhajan to open new realms of vitality, creativity and prosperity.

The gong is known to be the most sublime instrument of the yogi and will take you into a state of deep healing. While excavating the subconscious mind, the gong has the ability to clear out parts of you that are ready to be released. This practice is open to all levels, ages and abilities.
Wednesdays, 11am-12:30pm

Women’s Kundalini Yoga, Meditation, and Gong Bath with Danielle

Women of all ages and abilities are invited to join in this heart centered practice of Kundalini yoga.  Each class is dedicated to delivering the powerful and transformation yogic technology that interweaves the medicine of physical movement, breathwork, mantra and meditation.

Yogi Bhajan gave a wealth of teachings specifically for women to access her strength, sacredness and grace.  These teachings were given for our present day reality to help us cope with the pressures of being householders and navigating our ever changing technological landscape.  Each practice is sealed with the resonance of the gong which is deeply healing and restorative to the entire body, specifically the nervous system.
Sundays, 4:00pm-5:30pm  

Living In Alignment Yoga with Deirdre

Based on a steady commitment to alignment, as well as, physical & emotional safety, this class offers a unique balance of a light-hearted approach and a challenging asana experience. The welcoming environment creates a class that is alive with questions, philosophy, and humor based on connecting real life situations to the physical practice of asana. Living In Alignment Yoga is a bridge of tools and practices to lead you from your mat into your life more passionately and skillfully.

Mondays, 5:30pm-7:00pm

Prenatal Yoga with Cat and Christie

Prenatal yoga classes at West Asheville Yoga are specially designed practices to help mama move through her pregnancy with less physical discomfort, build strength, and focus her mind and breath in preparation for labor and motherhood. Christie’s classes on Saturdays tend to incorporate more flow in the practice and moving in your pregnant body. Margaret’s classes move a little more slowly.  Both Margaret and Christie are certified Doulas and support mamas through this journey on the mat and in their homes.   Classes are appropriate for mamas new to yoga or seasoned practitioners.

Tuesdays, 5:45pm-7:00pm with Cat
Saturdays, 9:15-10:30am with Christie

Align and Flow Yoga with Joe Taft

Align and Flow Yoga weaves together life-affirming themes into the body with a precise alignment based-system. This yoga is not only rewarding to your body, it also nourishes your soul with its uplifting themes which are carefully crafted into each pose to further endorse the union between a healthy postured body and nurturing our inner selves. In this class we work hard physically yet we take the time to do poses in a way that serve us therapeutically. Poses are sewn together while maintaining effort and alignment in the movement.

Fridays, 10:30am-12:00pm

Warm Slow Flow with Kim

This class is for ALL LEVELS.  An energizing slower paced flow, common poses will occasionally be “broken down” workshop style to give you a better understanding of how to mold the physical practice to better suit your individual needs.  Each class will include specific instruction and demos.  This is an excellent class for both beginners looking for a slower explanation of technique and for advanced practitioners looking to deepen their understanding.  Warm=80-85 degrees.
Wednesdays, 5:45pm-7:00pm

Vinyasa Flow

Vinyasa flow classes link movement with breath. Each class is carefully sequenced to prepare your body for a peak pose, such as a deep hip openers, backbend, inversion or arm balance. Vinyasa classes are appropriate for yogis with at least some understanding of alignment and some experience with yoga. Come ready to energize, rejuvenate, move, sweat, breathe and let go!

Mondays, 10:45-12pm Amanda

Tuesdays, 8:45am-9:45   Leaflin

Thursdays, 12:00-1:15  Farrell  

Thursdays, 5:45pm-7:00   Lillian

Thursdays, 7:15-8:30  Raphaela 

Saturdays, 11am-12:15  Lillian

Sundays 10:30-11:45  SueAnn

 

Sun Lotus Kundalini with Sierra Hollister

Sun Lotus Kundalini Yoga is the practice of Kundalini Yoga as shared by Sierra Hollister. This class is based on the ancient and sacred teachings of Kundalini and will usually be some blend of asana, kriya, pranayama, mantra and meditation. As with all Kundalini, this class has the potential to span the range from gentle to vigorous, yet will always be accessible to all levels. The practice of Kundalini Yoga will align you to your truest self, your beautiful and divine self. Sierra can’t wait to share this beautiful practice with you.
Fridays, 8:45am-10  

Downtempo Heart Vinyasa with Raphaela Fritz

Join Raphaela in a new exploration of Vinyasa. Enjoy the flow of femininity while staying attuned to the masculinity of structure. She blends her deep knowledge and wisdom of alignment and bio-mechanics with the love for pranic filled emanation. This is a dynamic blend, combining systems of alignment with the creative allowance for personal expression. Come uncover and shake off the weighty layers we accumulate in our day to day lives. Get your yoga on to Downtempo electronic music, finding your individual flux and groove in the company of friends.
Bring a date, bring a friend, bring yourself as we dance through the asanas. Get ready to move, sparkle, and shine! 
Some yoga experience encouraged yet there will always be variations and modifications available for students working with limitations or wanting to take their practice to the next level.
Wednesdays, 9:15am-10:30