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Self Care Tip: More Than Just a Brain

For most of us, our minds run the show: we operate from our brains down, in a continual state of either ruminating about the past or planning for the future. It’s how our brains are literally wired: to scan for threats and find the “problems” in order to protect ourselves.

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Are You Violent?! Do You Steal?

Those probably seem like strange questions – and for most of us, the immediate inner answer is “No!” But let’s take a moment to broaden the question and look a little deeper. In yoga philosophy, the five niyamas are personal practices that relate to our inner world, our relationship with

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Nervous to Try Yoga?

As people were walking into class, I heard a woman whisper to her friend, “I’m really nervous to go to class right now.” As someone who loves diving head first into the unknown, I had a hard time relating, but I’m sure there are many of you out there who

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Sitting in Discomfort

One of the ways that we can take yoga off our mats and into the world is by learning to manage our discomfort. For me, one of the hardest parts of a yoga class is not knowing what comes next: is it going to be hard? I’m already sweating and working;

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How’s Your Sleep?!

If you’ve done a private yoga or wellness consultation with me lately, I’ve asked “how’s your sleep”? That’s because I just finished a fascinating and phenomenal book by Matthew Walker called “Why We Sleep”. I’ve been sleep deprived most of my life. However, it wasn’t until reading this book that I realized how much

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What’s Qi Gong?

BREATH + HEALTH Breath is the first thing we experience at birth and it is the last thing we relinquish as we depart. Throughout our lives, most of us take breathing for granted, placing it on the ’back burner’ in ‘auto mode’. However, when we change that pattern and begin to

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What the heck is Reiki?

Reiki (pronounced Ray-Key) is a hands-on Japanese therapeutic technique for stress reduction and healing. Reiki helps alleviate stress and anxiety, body pain, and emotional pain. In addition, it is a wonderful non-invasive way to achieve deep relaxation. Reiki has been proven to affect adults, children, plants and animals! Reiki can help: support

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Got Sciatica?

WHAT IS SCIATICA? There are two sciatic nerves – the longest nerves in the body – that run from the lower spine all the way down each leg. When the sciatic nerve gets pinched it causes “sciatica”, or pain to radiate down one side of the leg. The most common

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What’s Good for Beginners?

Since opening our doors 3 weeks ago, we’ve been asked many times “What’s good for beginners? I’m new to yoga (or haven’t practiced in a while) and need a place to start…” To answer this need, we’ve added Yoga Basics and Beginners Flow to the class schedule. Check out our offerings for those new to yoga

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Are you saying “booty” yoga?

Yes, it’s pronounced “boo-tee” – but what we’re putting down is Buti Yoga, a trademarked fusion of primal movement, conditioning and traditional yoga moves. Now, truth be told, I’ve only taken one Buti class: from one of my friends, the fabulous Cynthia Sims, at Primal Studios in West Asheville. But what I experienced

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