Melissa is a mother of four, a doula, social justice warrior, maker, lover of the outdoors and owner of EVERYBODY Yoga. She has been practicing yoga since the mid-90's and teaching since 2009. Melissa's approach to yoga is modern, inclusive and based on the desire to meet every student where they are at. Her style incorporates somatics, breathwork, compassion and conversation. Melissa embraces the humanness of us all and uses yoga as a way to explore our own inner messiness with self-love. Melissa is committed to using her privilege as a cis gender, able-bodied, white woman to undo a flawed system built on patriarchy, racism, bigotry and apathy. All of Melissa's classes are open to everybody.
Baby & Me, Tues. @10am; Gentle Yoga, Wed @ 7:15pm
Tamara was born and raised in the beautiful Appalachian mountains of Swannanoa, NC. She has lived there most of her life, dancing at Center Stage Dance Studio until 1996, when she was involved in an accident that ended her dancing career. Eventually, as she healed she started dancing again and also found yoga. Finding a new connection to her body and mind through yoga, Tamara was compelled to go deeper into this practice and trained with Ishanath Marcel Anders-Hoepgen, an internationally renowned Yoga Master, Mystic, Author and Inspirational Speaker. Through his teachings, Tamara gained a different perspective of what yoga really is and how it can truly affect the mind, body, and soul.
To date, she has 373 hours of teacher training and is trained in Hatha, Raja, Nada, Gian, Bhakti, Karma, Pregnancy, Healthy Back, and Children’s Yoga.
My goal is to incorporate what I have learned and my love for dance into classes that are fun and comfortable for all levels. Yoga isn’t about being the most flexible. It's about being able to do what is right for your body.
Toddler Yoga, Thurs. @10am
Kari is an ex-athlete and 20 year veteran of corporate America. During some major life struggles, she found the positive impact of a daily yoga practice and she never looked back. Kari has received two 200 hour Vinyasa yoga teacher training certifications, completed an 8 month apprenticeship studying Yin and Restorative yoga, is a certified Yoga Nidra teacher as well as a Reiki energy healer. Kari teaches creative and thoughtfully-sequenced classes that will leave you strong, empowered and grounded. She wants you to feel challenged yet safe in an inclusive and enjoyable atmosphere where you can laugh, ask questions, cry, sing, take a break, modify as much as you want and need, and be unapologetically you.
Prana Vinyasa, Tuesday & Thursday @6pm
Michele, RYT200 uses her platform as a Yoga Teacher to inspire, encourage and empower her students to feel safe in their bodies, explore a deeper conscious awareness of the energetic power they hold within, and guide them on their own journey of self-exploration and self-realization to becoming more grounded, more aligned with their authentic self and the power of their own voice for both personal and professional purposes. She is passionate about health, healing and wellness from a heart-centered perspective that incorporates mindfulness techniques, breath work and honest and open dialogue.
Restorative Yoga Circle for People of Color
Kelly, E-RYT 500 & Level 1 Para Yoga Certified Teacher, is the Founder and Director of Vira Bhava Yoga, and a lifetime practitioner of Yoga. She began practicing Yoga in 1994 and teaching in 2002. She leads teacher trainings all over the United States that emphasizes the power and capacity of each individual student to develop their own voice, trust their own path, and share Yoga as a power, rather than the perfection of asana (postures). She studies ParaYoga with Yogarupa Rod Stryker and also studies with Angela Farmer and Victor Van Kooten. In today's Yoga World, she is an industry disruptor who works to redefine Yoga as a path of re-unification with the innate essence within and without and apply this unity in the life as it is. Kelly teaches that Yoga isn't something you do, it's who you are at your core, and the practice of yoga is simply meant to re-unite you with that confidence.
Vira Bhava Yoga, Tuesday @7:15pm
Amanda is a yoga teacher; and a mother, a wife, a woman, a creative, resilient, big-hearted steward of the earth. In 1999 she took her first hatha yoga class and was hooked. She may weave readings, poetry and prayers in her class or lead you through a body relaxation or loving kindness meditation. Common themes of Amanda’s classes are self-love (dark&light), interconnectedness, and releasing judgments. Encouraging her students to trust their own inner wisdom, albeit safety during practice is important to her. Having noticed the potency of non-sexual human touch, Amanda offers hands on assists to her students (with consent) to help with alignment or relaxation.
Amanda is grateful to have practiced with many experienced Yoga Teachers over the last 20 years. She became 200hr YTT certified in 2015 and has been teaching ever since. Currently she continues her studies in a 300hr Certification and has studied in workshops on: Ayurveda, Yin Yoga, Anatomy, Chakras, Trauma Awareness and Meditation/Mindfulness. She's a wave-maker who believes all people no matter culture, gender, race or body size should have access to yoga. Amanda volunteers with youth in a local HS through the non-profit Light A Path (LAP) since 2018.
Gentle Yoga, Tuesday & Thursday @11am
I am a Certified 250 hour Yoga Teacher and Personal Trainer, as well as a Holistic Health Coach. I have been a Surrogate Mother for three of my five pregnancies. I love being pregnant and enjoyed pregnancy, but I also understand the ups and downs of the process and journey of becoming parents. My journey has come full circle, and I’m honored to share yoga with the mamas (and partners, and friends, and any support people) of the Asheville area. Teaching Prenatal Yoga has been such a beautiful honor and I love getting to soak up all the juicy mama love and energy. One of the biggest lessons yoga has taught me is to come back to my breath and breathe through the tight and uncomfortable spots, whether in a pose or in the world and especially as a Mama! It is a privilege to be a part of this amazing and empowering community, and it continues to be an honor to support the mamas of the world in any way I can.
Prental Yoga, Wednesday @5:30pm
Anna-Victoria began her yoga journey (a life-long journey to the True Self) in 2014, after escaping from a violent marriage and getting sober from Alcohol through the 12-Steps program. She discovered that a regular yoga practice, including yoga meditation, significantly improved her spiritual program as well as improving the feelings of depression and anxiety she suffered as a result of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Anna-Victoria finally began teaching yoga in 2017, after completing her 200-hour training in Charlotte, North Carolina. She now has a passion for teaching students how to incorporate yoga into their self-care plan for their mental and spiritual health.
Yoga for Recovery ,Monday @5:30pm
Jill Phoenix, RYT-200 and 220-hour Kundalini Yoga teacher, was first introduced to yoga with a Rodney Yee VHS tape in 1998 on a mat in her living room. Thanks to some major life shifts, her practice transformed to a dedicated daily ritual and her whole lift shifted. Yoga helped Jill through an eating disorder, divorce, abuse, trauma, and body image issues.
Jill has studied Yoga and Meditation in Nepal, India, and Bali. Teaching and practicing the physical asanas are only a small part of the path, she truly believes in living a yogic lifestyle. Jill is a self-professed “yoga nerd” and loves to continue to learn and share the teachings and wisdom of yoga with others.
Kundalini Yoga, Thursday @ 8am
Candlelight Yin & Sound Bath Meditation,
Thursday @ 7:15pm
Holly currently teaches veterans and active military through the Charles George VA Medical Center, community programs and the National Guard Armory. She is an alliance teacher with the Veteran’s Yoga Project and head of the Light a Path Veteran’s Yoga Program. Having had the support of military family and the practice of yoga during her own healing journey, she is honored to share yoga in these places. She believes we all deserve access to resources that can help us grow resilience, connection, and gratitude in our lives and communities. Holly has received advanced trauma-informed training through the accredited Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga School. She enjoys sharing this ancient technology to meet the needs and ailments of a modern society.
Yoga for Veterans, Monday @2pm