Holiday Yoga Nidra in Asheville & Hendersonville


Please register HERE to reserve your space for Yoga Nidra. $20 for one session; $35 for both.
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:

November 29th & December 27th, 4pm-6pm, at The SHIFT in Hendersonville

December 6th & January 3rd, 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
(Your 1st class is $5; $10 drop-in thereafter, 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 (resumes on 1/7/16)
The Shift Meditation Studio in Hendersonville

Thursdays 5:30-6:45 Gentle Flow with Live Music (resumes on 1/7/16)
The Shift Meditation Studio in Hendersonville

Healthy Boundaries: You Belong Somewhere You Feel Free


Personal boundaries allow us to be in the driver’s seat of our own lives. Without healthy boundaries, we give up a part of ourselves to be accommodating, becoming so entangled with other’s needs that we lose awareness of our own. Our wellbeing and vitality deserve to be protected and tended to as the precious source of our lives and our capacity and willingness to interact with and give back to the greater community.

At the root of personal boundary issues is fear and lack of self-worth. The fear that there is never enough, that we are never enough, that we won’t be loved, that we aren’t good enough, or deserving enough, just as we are. When we respond to life from this place of self-distrust and self-condemnation, every act of compliance, self-denial, or neediness chips away at self-respect and the respect that we inspire in others.

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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.


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