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
REGISTRATION BEGINS on December 20th, 2019
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.
$159 Member / $169 Non-member
Friday, January 24, 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Saturday, January 25, 9:30am to 4:30pm
Yoga Nidra is a systematic method of inducing deep relaxation. In this workshop, a sequence of very gentle tension-relieving stretches for neck, shoulders, and low back are followed by resting restorative poses. The session culminates in a 40-minute guided lying-down meditation and progressive relaxation practice. Yoga Nidra is an evidence-based therapeutic tool that can improve mood, sleep and memory, harness the body’s natural healing processes, and reduce anxiety, stress, and fatigue. We all know that the holiday season can be stressful for a number of reasons. Therefore, every year I offer a discount on Yoga Nidra sessions. I feel this can help us approach holiday rituals with more mindfulness and nurturing toward ourselves, and that it also encourages participants to share the practice with family and friends. Please enjoy two sessions for $30 or one session at the standard price. You may gift these sessions to yourself or to someone you love (gift certificates can be mailed by request). Your 2 prepaid sessions may either be used during the holiday season or for ANY future Yoga Nidra workshop in 2020 (which I offer monthly in Hendersonville and in Weaverville). You may also choose to use one prepaid session for yourself and one to bring a friend..
Upcoming Yoga Nidra Dates (REGISTER HERE)
Sun, Dec. 29th 2 – 4pm The Shift
Sun, Jan. 26th 2-4pm The Shift
Sun, January 5th 2 – 4pm Weaverville Yoga
Sun, February 2nd 2-4pm Weaverville Yoga
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
Sunday, December 8th, 2-4pm REGISTER
Sunday, December 22nd, 2-4pm REGISTER
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
Thursdays, 10:30 – 11:45 Yin & Restorative Yoga
Sundays, 10:30 – 11:30, Subtle Yoga for Healing
The Shift Studio in Hendersonville
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 this year. 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 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
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)