Partner Yoga Playshop

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Come explore the delicious and playful stretches of yoga-in-relationship! Bring a friend, your sweetheart, a yoga buddy, or family to share your practice with. Helping each other to release tension is a JOY. This playshop is suitable for everyone, including beginners! Expect creative and accessible stretches, opportunities for deep relaxation, lots of laughter, and CHOCOLATE. Space is limited; registering in advance is required. Facilitated by Jenne Sluder, C-IAYT and Ellen Morrissey, C-IAYT.

Hendersonville: Saturday Feb. 15th, 1-3pm at The Shift Studio 
Early Bird Registration (by Feb 7th) $50 per couple
Standard Registration (by Feb 14th) $60 per couple

Weaverville: Sunday Feb. 16th, 2-4pm at Weaverville Yoga
Early Bird Registration (by Feb 7th) $50 per couple
Standard Registration (by Feb 15th) $60 per couple

 

Winter Meditation Retreat

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Together we can take a day of respite from the demands of modern life to bring peace to our bodies and minds. Expect periods of seated meditation (on cushion or chair), moving meditation (gentle Yoga & Qi Gong), lying-down progressive-relaxation practice, slow walking in nature, and free time for personal journaling & reflection. Noble silence will be held for most of the day with opportunities for mindful group sharing. All practices are gentle and accessible, such that anyone can participate regardless of prior experience or physical limitation. Tea and snacks will be provided. Participants are asked to bring their own lunch. Registration in advance is required. Group size is limited to 10 participants.

$65 to register. Sliding scale is available in cases of financial hardship. Contact Jenne with any questions you may have.

Please click here to REGISTER for Winter Meditation Retreat.

Saturday, February 8th, 9:30am – 5:30pm
@ Swannanoa Valley Friends Meeting
137 Center Ave Black Mountain, NC 28711

 

Monthly Yoga Nidra: Deep Relaxation Workshops

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Yoga Nidra is a practice that ANYONE can do; it does not require physical exertion. It is a guided lying-down meditation that induces full-body relaxation and strong states of awareness. This 2-hour session begins with gentle tension-relieving stretches and resting poses, leading up to a 45-minute Yoga Nidra practice. The various elements of the workshop, taken together and practiced regularly, will improve sleep and memory, relieve anxiety and fatigue, and make up a sophisticated set of mind-body tools to generate greater calm and clarity in navigating the storms of life. Cost is $20 (discounted for monthly members of The Shift & Weaverville Yoga). Registration in advance is preferred. 1st Sundays in Weaverville and final Sundays in Hendersonville, unless otherwise noted. Special dates at the North Carolina Arboretum.

Upcoming dates:

Hendersonville:
Sunday, January 26th, 2-4pm at The Shift Hendersonville REGISTER
Saturday, February 29th, 2-4pm at The Shift Hendersonville REGISTER
Saturday, March 21st, 2-4pm at The Shift Hendersonville REGISTER

Weaverville:
Sunday, February 2nd, 2-4pm at Weaverville Yoga REGISTER
Sunday, March 1st, 2-4pm at Weaverville Yoga REGISTER
Sunday, April 5th, 2-4pm at Weaverville Yoga REGISTER

North Carolina Arboretum:

Sunday, January 19th, 2-4pm REGISTER

Unwind & Renew: A Mind-Body Wellness Retreat at the North Carolina Arboretum

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Like painting or playing an instrument, releasing cumulative stress is a skill that can be honed through practice. This weekend retreat is an immersion into gentle mind-body practices to release muscular tension, calm the nervous system, digest emotional distress, and de-clutter the mind. Expect very gentle stretching and breath-based movement, guided progressive relaxations, personal journaling, mindful group sharing, and indoor/outdoor contemplative practices. Excerpts from the speeches of Martin Luther King Jr. will offer a reflection on the power of practicing care for ourselves as a skillful means to deepen our sensitivity and attentiveness to others and the world. Held at the beautiful Arboretum. Registration opens on December 20th.
Limited to 12 participants. Advance registration required.
$98 Member / $118 Non-member REGISTER

Friday, January 24, 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Saturday, January 25, 9:30am to 4:30pm

 

Yoga Nidra at the NC Arboretum

Sunday, January 19th, 2-4pm REGISTER

Yoga Nidra is a guided lying-down exercise that induces full-body relaxation and strong states of awareness.  Each session will begin with very gentle tension-relieving stretches for neck, shoulders and low back, followed by reclining “restorative” poses with soothing live music. The session culminates in a 45-minute Yoga Nidra experience. The various elements of the workshop taken together can harness the body’s natural healing processes and reduce anxiety and fatigue. These practices are highly accessible, ideal for beginners and seasoned practitioners alike, and require only an ability to get down onto the floor and back up again unassisted. Seated stretches can be done with the support of a chair if needed.  Mats and other props will be supplied or you may bring your own. Limited to 12 participants. Registering in advance is required. $24 Member / $29 Non-member

 

Weekly Yoga Classes

I offer 5 weekly public yoga classes in Buncombe & Henderson Counties. All of my classes are accessible for beginners and for those working through injury, illness and physical limitations.

Tuesdays, 9:45-11am, Therapeutic Yoga
The Shift Studio in Hendersonville

Wednesdays, 12:45 – 2pm, Yoga for Arthritis & Osteoporosis
The Shift Studio in Hendersonville

Thursdays, 9am – 10:15, Gentle & Therapeutic Yoga
Weaverville Yoga

Thursdays, 10:30 – 11:45 Yin & Restorative Yoga
Weaverville Yoga

Sundays, 10:30 – 11:30, Subtle Yoga for Healing
The Shift Studio in Hendersonville

 

Gift Certificates

PURCHASE Deep Relaxation Yoga Nidra: Gift Certificate

PURCHASE Private Yoga Therapy Session: Gift Certificate

Nurture someone special in your life with a gift of peace, stress relief, and wellness. Gift certificates are available for Deep Relaxation Yoga Nidra sessions in Hendersonville and Weaverville, as well as for private one-on-one yoga therapy sessions. Yoga therapy harnesses the philosophy and practice of yoga, meditation, and mindfulness to improve specific physical and mental health problems and to optimize overall physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. Yoga therapists prescribe specific regimens of stretching sequences, postural exercises, relaxation and meditation techniques, breathing practices, and other mind/body interventions that are personally tailored to each individual’s health concerns, constitution, and wellness goals. Individual sessions can be held in the comfort of one’s own home, or in either of my studio locations in Weaverville and Hendersonville. Music therapy can be incorporated into a session by request.

 

5-Week Arthritis & Osteoporosis Yoga Series

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5 Wednesdays, Oct 23rd – Nov 20th, 1pm-2:15
at The Shift Studio in Hendersonville

Yoga is among the most effective exercises for improving bone and joint health. This 5-week series is suitable for total beginners and advanced yogis. You will learn:

  • exercises for building bone density, stabilizing and lubricating joints,
    and reducing pain and inflammation

  • how to reduce wear-and-tear on your spine, bones, and joints
  • how to modify movements in yoga, fitness routines, and in daily life to prevent fractures and inflammation
  • techniques to improve balance and to reduce the risk of falls.
  • Space is limited and advanced registration is required.
    Full Series: $65
    Partial Series: $15 per class (register in advance)
    $10 OFF the Full Series for those who attended the Sept 25th workshop

     

Yoga for Anxiety & Depression

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Learn practical, yoga-based tools that will help you:
– Manage episodes and break cycles of anxiety and depression
– Establish preventative practices that strengthen emotional and neuropsychological resiliency
-Develop a relationship of safety, care-taking, and radical kindness toward yourself.

Sunday, October 13th Noon – 4pm @ The Shift Hendersonville

$45 Early Bird Registration (by Oct 4th)
$55 Standard Registration (by Oct 12th)

 

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