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.
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!
FreeBody: Therapeutic Foam Rolling, Gentle Stretching, and Breathing to release tension, pain, and discomfort 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.
Cat Matlock‘s Freebody Therapeutics Rolling classes will focus on hips, hip flexors, and hip extensors all of April 2020! Wondering what you need for class? A yoga block (or a book, shoe box, etc.), a soft ball, a firm ball – like tennis ball, and a foam roller is helpful but not necessary! Message us with questions!
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.
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.
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. Both Roxy 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.
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!
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.
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.
Join Sue Ann for a class that weaves together aligned vinyasa with high intensity movements. All tied together with spiritual themes and teachings. This will be a challenging but accessible class to bring the fire! Expect to sweat! All levels welcome.