A well-rounded practice that focuses on the different states of consciousness. Begin practice with a vinyasa to engage the physical body and incorporate pranayama-breath work. Take a few moments to move deeper into the self by reflecting on a personal Sankalpa- intention. Transition deeper into consciousness through meditation from the Kundalini yoga tradition. Complete the practice to the sound of either a gong or 432 Hz Nepal quartz crystals singing bowls.Get More Info
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!Get More Info
Come as you are – what you need and desire will help create the practice each class. This hour-long practice grows from the roots of therapeutic yoga, which was designed to personalize each practice to the needs of individuals. In addition to feeling heard and welcomed, you can expect to feel supported in deepening your practice and connecting with community. Classes intelligently weave in alignment, creativity, flowing, stabilizing, strengthening, expanding, softening, and restoration. Each class begins with a gentle warm up and tuning in to yourself, and we will complete our practice through a nourishing final relaxation. All levels are welcome, and plenty of modifications will be offered.Get More Info
Vinyasa Flow & Foam Rolling: Combine the “feels so good” movement of flow with the “what the heck is going on” feeling of foam rolling. Who knew a prop could hurt this good?! Utilizing mindful breath, fluid movement, and deep holds, prepare to be wowed with your body and mind’s ability to ride the waves of effort and ease. All levels are welcomed and encouraged.Get More Info
This is a mindfully paced class with postures designed to slowly open and strengthen your entire body. We will hold poses, one at a time, for several breaths, to deepen into them and fine-tune your alignment; building strength, balance, and flexibility. You will be guided to connect with your breath, go inwards, and find your steadiness in a variety of yoga poses. A complete class of movement, breath, awareness, meditation, and deep rest. This class is safe and welcoming for the experienced as well as beginners.Get More Info
This early morning class incorporates movements synchronized with the breath at a slower pace. Sequences are designed for strength, flexibility, and alignment while finding longer holds and restful postures. Meditation and pranayama (breathing exercises) are woven into class. This class is great for all levels including beginners or anyone looking for therapeutic benefits of yoga.
*** Please note that registration closes for this class at 8:30pm the night before!***Get More Info
The Here Now Yoga: Alignment class is alive with questions, philosophy, humor, and focused practice. The physical practice of this class is designed around the alignment principles of a specific pose or groups of poses that are meant to educate the body and mind in a meaningful way. The class is interspersed with demos and a breakdown of technique.
The philosophical aspects of this class are influenced by “Be Here Now” by Ram Dass, teachings by Thich Nhat Hanh, and other writers and teachers that teach the practice of dropping into the here and now to experience the bloom of the present moment.
The emphasis on alignment in the physical practice is taught as a catalyst to the experience of embodiment and presence. No prior yoga experience is required for attendance.Get More Info
Mindful Yoga for Back Care
If you are working with a tight, injured or sensitive back, this class will support you in a multitude of ways. From deepening body awareness and building strength and flexibility, to calming and balancing the nervous system, Mindful Yoga is filled with good medicine for living more happily in our bodies and minds.
Yin to Yang combines elements of Yin, Vinyasa, and somatic movements to create a gentle awakening of body and mind. Ease into practice with long held Yin shapes, saying hello to the muscles and fascia. Slowly build towards muscular effort from the ground up with gentle intuitive movements and familiar yoga shapes. Finally, stand in your power as we move through an all levels flow, igniting your fire within. Leave feeling empowered and ready to take on the rest of your day!Get More Info
This 60 minute class welcomes you to explore your potential and celebrate where you are. Through mindful movement and breath, deepen your understanding of your mind, body, and spirit as we play in both softness and strength. This class is adaptive to all levels of experience with an invitation to come to your mat each practice with a Beginner’s mind. Explore alignment through contraction and expansion. Prepare to sweat and soften!Get More Info
This 75 min class is an invitation to experience beautifully woven techniques and sequences that help us align to Nature and discover the vast potentials of our uniqueness. Led by the breath and enjoyed in an arc that includes delicious warmups, strengthening and rest, the practices empower and are a refuge for times of stress and change. Pranayama, mantras, therapeutics, meditations (sometimes plant spirit meditations) and cave practices of the sages are often some of the techniques included. Tantra yoga is a mystery for many, and requires experiencing it, to truly understand its depths.Get More Info
Yoga, Breathwork, and authentic expression through playful movement.Get More Info
The sweetest way to slip beneath the rush of daily doing to gently unwind & unravel weary tendrils of your physical, energetic, and emotional bodies and transition into a restful evening.
This grounding & restorative class weaves gentle movement, longer held restorative postures, and yoga nidra to unravel and dissolve accumulated stress and tension across the deeper layers of your physical, mental, emotional, and energetic body and being.
We’ll incorporate gentle breath awareness, guided imagery, and embodied inquiry to support and soothe the nervous system, creating sacred space within and around you to move toward stillness. Soften into your inner sanctuary with an extended final rest steeped in yoga nidra and soothing soundscapes.
Class is warm– between 76 and 82 degrees.Get More Info
A nurturing well-supported practice with movements synchronized with the breath at a gentle, slow pace. Sequences are designed for strength, flexibility, and alignment while remaining on the floor. Meditation and pranayama (breathing exercises) are woven into class. This class is great for all levels, including beginners or anyone looking for therapeutic benefits of yoga.Get More Info
Yin Yoga releases our connective tissues (fascia, ligaments, joints, and bones) through deep, passive stretching. In this class, we will use bolsters, blankets, & blocks to create the support we need to fully surrender into each of the poses. The magic ingredient of the yin practice is time, holding the poses for about 3-5 minutes. The Yin Yoga practice helps us tap into the parasympathetic nervous system, inducing a state of relaxation and allowing our bodies and minds to release with ease into the present moment.
In this group meditation/reiki circle class, we’ll come together through guided meditation to explore our inner landscapes all while Reiki is being channeled throughout the circle. We’ll tap into our intuition, imagination and creativity to gain deeper insight and awareness of ourselves and our ability to heal our mind, body and spirit. This class always has a theme and includes but is not limited to chakras, elements (air, water, fire, earth), our different bodies (emotional, mental, physical and spiritual) and much more. This class provides grounded, easy to follow guided meditations for beginners and seasoned meditators alike. The goal is to connect deeper to ourselves and transform from the inside out and have Reiki as an anchor throughout the class.Get More Info
This class focuses on alignment and deep stretch to release pent up emotional, physical, spiritual and mental blocks that are held in the body. We hold the poses a little longer than a gentle class but not quite as long as a yin yoga class. This class is a beautiful way to slow down, tune into your breathing, honor your feelings or just learn to be in whatever sensation, thought or feeling your body produces. It’s the perfect opportunity to practice Pratyahara, withdrawl of the senses, and just be. In this class you’ll learn to breathe through it all. You’ll learn to be present and hold space for yourself. Because of its slow pace each student gains more insight of themselves in this class. We give ourselves permission to slow down and use props to support the body in its relaxation and release.
Challenge level: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.
Props: Bolsters, Straps, Blankets & Blocks.Get More Info
This all-level class incorporates movements synchronized with the breath at a slower pace. Sequences are designed for strength, flexibility, and alignment while finding longer holds and restful postures. Meditation and pranayama (breathing exercises) are woven into class. This class is great for all levels including beginners or anyone looking for therapeutic benefits of yoga.Get More Info
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.Get More Info
Using a creative fusion of martial arts, dance arts, and healing arts, Nia brings the body, mind, emotions, and spirit to optimal health through music, movement, and self expression. Nia connects us to the wisdom of the body through the sensations of comfort, pleasure, and ease. Each class is a blend of fun choreography, freedance, Floorplay, and your own personal movement creativity. Non-intimidating, effective, kind to bones and joints, dynamic movement, sweaty fun!Get More Info
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!Get More Info
This class is for toddlers ((around 12months – around 3 years old)) and their parent, nanny, grandparent, any caregiver!
Come and meet your community of toddlers and friends through this fun and playful approach to yoga with your little one! We will incorporate yoga postures, mindfulness, songs, gentle movement, music and quiet time.
15 minutes of each class will be dedicated to community connection.Get More Info
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. There will be multiple demonstrations in the practice. Bring your questions and curiosity. Wear either gym clothes or loose pajama style clothes for comfort. Mats and all equipment provided.Get More Info
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.Get More Info
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. Classes are appropriate for mamas new to yoga or seasoned practitioners.Get More Info