Go With the Flow

Go With the Flow is a breath based, flow inspired class available for all levels of yogis!  Dropping IN TO the body and OUT of the mind to let your thoughts melt away.  Letting sun salutations and the stretchy goodness of moving asanas guide you to feeling more open and available to whatever else may exist in your days. This practice is yours, the teacher is there to help you feel more complete and more in tune to your body, your practice and ultimately everything else that makes you, YOU. 

Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini simply refers to your life energy and is one of the fastest growing yogic disciplines in the world today. Called the "Yoga of Awareness," Kundalini combines powerful breathwork and posture that addresses not just the muscles and bones but the central nervous system and glandular system ... the true movers and shakers of your internal world.... creating a healthy body, an emotional steadiness and clarity of mind...putting you back in the driver seat of your life.

This powerful practice will leave you feeling integrated, calm, clear and utterly energized. Kundalini involves vigorous movement, sound, meditation, and powerful breath work.

Yoga By Candlelight

These classes are offered as restorative, relaxing practices and are illuminated by gentle and soft candlelight. Shadow Yoga allows students to draw inward, fostering openness within themselves and finding solace in darkness. In this tranquil space, students may learn to trust and embrace their "shadow" side. Candlelit Stretch provides a gentle way to end the week and begin the next. The instructor will guide students through restorative and relaxing postures while surrounded by the gentle flicker of candles. Be prepared to find zen in body, mind, and spirit to completely rejuvenate your entire being. 

Mindful Morning Hatha

This class is based on principals of alignment, flexibility, strength, self-nurturing, and the development of confidence and mindfulness. All levels of yoga experience are honored, from beginner to intermediate. Modifications are offered to meet the individual needs of students in each class.

Ashtanga Led Half-Primary

This class is inspired by the teacher’s own practice of Ashtanga Primary and Second series. In Ashtanga tradition, classes are built as a set sequence of poses, always in the same order. The session is typically vigorous and physically challenging. Sequencing encourages uninterrupted, rhythmic, and meditative vinyasa, or continuous flow. Beginners are welcome, but it is suggested that students have a very good awareness of their own physical limitations. Instruction will include modifications for beginners to advanced practitioners, allowing students to pay mind to their own progress over time.

Moderate Flow

This class is a moderate-to-intermediate class. Prior yoga experience is suggested. Students are encouraged practice self-honesty and moderation until breath and body are unified and efficient. A vigorous style of vinyasa, or continuous flow, brings the student from one posture to the next, with attention paid to careful alignment and personal experience of the poses. This class encourages strong core, balance, stability and expansion of stamina.

Vinyasa Flow

In this class, one pose builds upon the other or counterbalances the previous pose. Breath-synchronized movement flow smoothly through transitions, dynamically encouraging students to let go of resistance, finding the lightness in each pose. Each student explores his or her own edge, leaning into it to find greater space and strength with each repetition. All fitness and experience levels are welcome in this class, with attention paid to modifications of poses, honoring each student’s experience level.

Lunch Break Yoga & Slow Power Flow

This class is under one hour so that those who are working nearby can be where they need to be at 1pm! We offer this class starting just a few minutes after noon and allow enough time for a simple and brief relaxation at the end. 

Lunch Break Yoga follows a Vinyasa Flow style, where one pose builds upon the other the previous pose. Breath-synchronized movement flow smoothly through transitions, dynamically encouraging students to let go of resistance, finding the lightness in each pose. Students are free to make this class as gentle or as challenging as they wish, and the teacher will remind them to do so.

Community Yoga

All forms of yoga honor the idea that all of the diversity of creation in the universe is connected. In it’s most basic definition, community means people coming together in the same location or for a common purpose. Community Yoga allows the student to attend class for the first or tenth or hundredth time, open to whatever theme or style of yoga might be inspired by that coming together. Care is paid to accommodate the beginner in the Community Yoga class. A donation is suggested for this class, but no student will be turned away regardless of ability to pay. Advance registration is required.

Pilates

Pilates makes a difference to your health without taking a toll on your body. As opposed to other workouts, in Pilates, the quality of movement is valued over quantity of repetitions. Accessible to nearly any fitness level, this class helps develop a strong core and back, create flexibility and long, lean muscles, and creates an evenly conditioned body. That’s why so many professional sports teams and elite athletes use Pilates as a critical part of their training regimen. Modifications to the exercises allow for a range of difficulty ranging from beginning to advanced. 

Unlimited Pilates-Only Monthly Memberships are available for $30 monthly with no contract. Walk-Ins are $7. Breathe Yoga & Wellness Monthly Members may enjoy these classes for no additional fee.

Recovery Yoga

Yoga for Addiction Recovery Support (YARS) 11-Week Series. The physical practice of yoga works very closely with a therapeutic program of recovery and readies us for deep transformation, allowing us to absorb the gifts of recovery, no matter our spiritual beliefs or background. This class emphasizes physical and emotional safety, and requires no prior yoga experience. Although 12-Step principals are applied during class, it’s not necessary that you be in a 12-Step program to participate, but it is suggested that students be on an active path of recovery through a program. This class is not meant to be a substitute for addiction treatment.

No one may attend class under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Any questions at all about the YARS program may be directed to [email protected].

Yoga for Seniors

Beginning a yoga practice at 60 or beyond need not be intimidating. Yoga for Seniors is a gentle one hour class that hones in on the needs of its students, including joint mobility, bone density, care for blood pressure and circulation, mindful breathing, and accommodates a host of age-related conditions.

Much of Yoga for Seniors is taught with the aid of props such as chairs and sturdy bolsters. Highly trained instructors take full care to understand any complications their students might have. Must be 55 or older.

Classes are $5 each and are offered in partnership with Morganton-Burke Senior Center.

Reggae Flow

Reggae yoga is a vinyasa flow styled class; we will flow through a sequence, building in pose levels with the aid of modifications, props, and breathwork.  “Reggae” in Reggae yoga simply refers to the carefree music playing in the background, and the island lifestyle incorporated throughout class.  Prepare to sway and move to the music, as well as challenge yourself through funky transitions.  As mentioned, modifications will be offered, so all levels are welcome to experience this 60-minute staycation!

Sunrise Flow

Come start your morning strong! This high intensity flow class may incorporate hand-weights to strengthen and tone and will often be core-intensive. 50 minutes. Room heated to 80 degrees, previous yoga experience preferred.

Lighten Up Yoga!

This class focuses on bringing lightness and ease into your practice, embracing the philosophy that yoga doesn’t need to be oh-so-serious! The asanas and flows we practice in yoga are designed to put positive stress on our physical bodies, but if we can bring in a sense of laughter and play into our emotional and spiritual bodies, we can learn to let go and release deeper into the practice. This class is a meditative vinyasa, with an emphasis on cultivating light and loving-kindness! 

Album Asanas

Each Album Asana class features a different album (usually in its entirety) as its soundtrack. Students will experience the music by moving slowly and mindfully with continued attention on the breath. The class will begin with a five-minute grounding/breath awareness practice before moving into asanas, ending with at least five minutes of Savasana, followed by a brief pranayama exercise and seated meditation. Beginners are welcome.