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

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.

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

Postnatal Baby + Me Yoga class with Izzy

This postnatal yoga class is designed specifically for the post-birth parent and baby- Come to vent, breast/chest/bottle feed, cry, sleep, and just hangout with other new parents and their little ones! The class will include guided infant massage, meditative breath work, stretching, strengthening, and pelvic floor exercises…all designed to nourish the postpartum person while facilitating connection and interacting with baby. Babies are welcome and encouraged! While this is a “yoga” class, the focus is on holding space for new parents, and nothing is expected to go to plan or stay on schedule. The class is facilitated by Ayurvedic Health Consultant and Certified Doula, CD/PCD(DONA), Izzy Adair. With no expectations, Izzy is there to hold space for your postpartum experience, offering whatever doula wisdom and resources she can to make sure you feel supported in this essential and raw transition into parenthood.

Sundays 9:00-10:00am

Post Natal with Roxy

Post-Natal Yoga is an opportunity for self-care and healing after birth. An intentional practice involving specific postures and breathe work to re-integrate your pelvic floor muscles and core while providing ease and stability to stressed muscles and areas of the body.
You can’t pour from an empty cup.
**Babies up a year welcome**
Take the time to fill up your cup at “Post-Natal Yoga”.

Next 6 week series is on Tuesdays from May 14th-June 18th, 11am-12pm.  Pre-registration is required.  More info and registration here! 

Teen Yoga with Leaflin

Yoga is great for teens!
These formative years are the ideal time to set a foundation of practice that will serve for a lifetime. And to learn that practice is inherently FUN! Breath tools, physical challenges, partner poses, magical meditations, music, and deeeeeeep nourishing rest.

Tuesdays, 4:00pm-5:00pm

Restorative Yoga with Maeve

Restorative Yoga offers a deeply nourishing experience for the nervous system as well as all other major systems of the body.  Postures are held for 4-10 minutes, supported by several props and guided meditation to help the practitioner settle the mind and body into deep relaxation.  Restorative yoga is an excellent way to learn and practice body-centered meditation.

Thursday, 7:15pm-8:30pm with Maeve

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

Fridays,8:45am-10:00am

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 Roxy 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.  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.

Tuesdays, 5:45pm-7:00pm with Roxy
Saturdays, 9:15-10:30am with Christie
Sundays, 12:30pm-1:45pm with Roxy

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

Back Care Basics with Lillah

An all levels class designed to guide students into poses that safely and effectively stretch and strengthen their backs. The teaching is grounded in the alignment principles integrating the sciences of anatomy and functional movement.  This class can help you improve back function and reduce back pain.
Wednesdays, 5:30pm-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, 11:00-12:15     Amy

Tuesdays, 8:45am-9:45   Leaflin

Thursdays, 5:45pm-7:00   Lillian

Thursdays, 7:15-8:30  Raphaela 

Saturdays, 11am-12:15  Izzy

Sundays 10:30-11:45  SueAnn

 

Gentle Kundalini & Gong Rejuvenation with Sierra Hollister

This 75 minute class will deliver all the power and transformation of Kundalini Yoga in a gentle and accessible way. Each class will end with a restorative and healing gong meditation.
Wednesdays, 7:15pm-8:30pm  

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   

 

Jivamukti Yoga with Tucker

“Jivamukti Yoga is a path to enlightenment through compassion for all beings.” -Sharon Gannon, co-founder of Jivamukti Yoga
This class will incorporate yogic philosophy and a vigorous vinyasa flow that will make you think AND get you moving!

Children’s Yoga with Ruth

A child’s experience with yoga can help them focus and center themselves, find balance, coordination, flexibility, strength and an ability to connect more deeply inwards and with others. Every week class will have a theme or a lesson taught through:

Asana/postures,  Music, Storytelling, Games, Relaxation, Meditation, Visualization,  And most important fun

Ages 4-8