Yoga Nidra in Asheville & Hendersonville


Please register HERE to reserve your space for Yoga Nidra.
Gentle stretching, self-massage with essential oils, and a restorative yoga session set to soothing live music, culminate in a Yoga Nidra practice. Yoga Nidra guides you to the twilight place between awake and asleep where ultimate relaxation resides, with an invitation to connect more deeply to life. Clinical research highlights the effectiveness of Yoga Nidra for increasing vitality, improving sleep, managing chronic illness, and relieving stress, anxiety, and depression. This workshop takes place on the first Sunday of every month in Asheville and on the final Sunday of every month in Hendersonville. Upcoming dates:

October 25th, 4pm-6pm, at The SHIFT in Hendersonville

November 1st, 6pm-8pm, at Asheville Town & Mtn Training Center
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Weekly Classes

Mondays, 5:30-6:45pm, Gentle & Restorative Yoga with Live Music
($10 drop-in or $8 with 6-class card)
Asheville Training Center

Tuesdays, 9:30-10:45pm, Therapeutic Yoga
The Shift Meditation Studio in Hendersonville

Thursdays, 4pm-5:15 Restorative Yoga with Live Music
The Shift Meditation Studio in Hendersonville

Thursdays 5:30-6:45 Gentle Flow with Live Music
The Shift Meditation Studio in Hendersonville

The Practice of Being True To Yourself

All you need is already within you, only you must approach yourself with reverence and love. Self-condemnation and self-distrust are grievous errors. All I plead with you is this–make love of yourself perfect.

- Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Trees need sun, air, water, and soil. They do not try to rise above their needs. When they work to meet these needs, they thrive; otherwise, they become vulnerable to disease.Learning to meet our own needs is holy work. Self-love is not a woo-woo concept or a self-absorbed indulgence. Self-love is the bedrock of psychological health and personal sustainability. Self-love is a spiritual duty, a social responsibility, and a critical step in human development. How can we touch the suffering in this world with compassion if we cannot touch our own suffering with compassion?

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Yoga and Your Health: What’s Self-Love Got to Do With it?


The first time I attended a yoga class, something big clicked. It was the most intimate nature hike I had ever taken, except that the terrain was my own body, heart and mind (a vast and largely neglected territory guarded with ‘Disaster Zone’ and ‘No Trespassing’ signs). The instructor’s warm encouragement combined with the physical practices set me on a path to reclaiming my body and befriending myself.  Continue reading

Spring Benefit Concert for THRIVE

YAM Music Benefit THRIVE2
Friday, March 20th 7pm-8:30pm
Jenne brings her original music and covers of your favorite songs to YAM Yoga & Massage Studio on the Spring Equinox. 100% of proceeds sponsor weekly yoga classes at Thrive, a non-profit mental health center. Register in advance ~

Gratitude: Simple Practices for Profound Healing


At the end of the day, which do you think about—the ten things that went well or the one thing that went wrong? It’s only human to dwell on the shortcomings in yourself, in others, and in your life. Our brains are wired to be like Velcro for negative experiences and Teflon for positive experiences. It’s part of how we learn, but at a certain point it becomes a major source of suffering.   Continue reading

Chair Yoga: Who It Benefits Most and It’s Practical Wisdom for Everyone


Chair yoga is often misunderstood to be an age specific practice. The truth is that we would all be better off with a few chair yoga sequences under our belt, especially where back care is concerned. In an age where long hours are spent sitting at a desk, in a meeting, or traveling by car or plane, none of us are exempt from its practical benefits. Chair yoga is a great choice for beginners who are interested in trying yoga for the first time. It is a safe and accessible practice for anyone, of any age, and particularly for those who are living with physical limitations.  Continue reading

Winter Solstice Celebration @ Breathe Yoga

As part of its grand opening, Breathe Yoga & Wellness of Morganton, NC is hosting musician and yoga therapist Jenne Sluder for an evening of music, ritual, poetry, and meditation to celebrate Winter Solstice.  All are welcome. By donation.


Live Music @ The Buchi Bar

I’ll be performing original tunes and choice covers at The Buchi Bar, a new lounge below Rosetta’s Kitchen on Lexington Ave, on Wednesday evening, November 19th. 7pm-9pm.


Deep Peace Gentle Yoga Series – November

Sundays in November @ Anahata Yoga (West Asheville)
5 Sundays: November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.  4pm-5:30pm.
$60. Limited to 15 participants. Click here to register.



This series offers gentle, therapeutic stretches and restorative poses to compassionately open, strengthen, and lubricate muscles & joints as well as improve respiratory, circulatory, digestive, and immune function. Each class closes with a guided relaxation and a guided meditation for stilling the mind and calming the heart. Our theme is taking small and steady steps toward cultivating peacefulness in body and mind. No prior yoga experience necessary.
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