Entries by Jenny Baker

Weekly Restorative Sound Baths

What is a Restorative Sound Bath? A tangible resonance occurs every Monday evening at Asheville Yoga Center. The community gathers for gentle movement, longer held restorative postures and a live sound bath. Lyndsey Azlynne and Billy Zanski have joined forces to collaboratively create this offering from 7:15-8:30 pm, each week. Lyndsey Azlynne is a yoga […]

2019 Yoga in the Park

Supporting Our Community Asheville Yoga Center launches its seventh year of the popular Yoga in the Park series on Saturday, June 1, 2019. The donation-based classes are held at Reuter Terrace in Pack Square Park on Saturdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m., and run from June 1 through August 31, excluding June 22, July 27 […]

Supporting Healthy Living Amongst Our Youth

Ways Yoga Improves Children’s Health The early years of our lives set the foundation for who we will become and how we will treat not only ourselves but also others. Good physical and mental health is important, and we believe that all children have a right to the resources they need to live healthy and […]

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Having Confidence as a New Yoga Teacher

Believe in Yourself Through Your Journey Have you thought about pursuing your love of yoga beyond the realm of your personal practice? Embarking on the journey through 200-Hour teacher training will make you grow immensely as you connect with your mind, body and spirit. You’ll dive into a life-changing educational experience where you’ll bond with […]

Living the Yogic Principle of Ahimsa

Asheville Yoga Center Supports Our VOICE in April We love rolling out our mats, connecting with ourselves and learning from the wisdom of instructors in class. But yoga is so much more than just the practice of poses and a time to work on personal growth. The principles set in yogic tradition are the real […]

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The Role of Women in Kundalini Yoga

Women’s Importance Through Yoga’s History Written by AYC Instructor, Sierra Hollister We all know that a regular yoga practice offers multiple benefits for the body, mind and spirit. These benefits include increased flexibility, enhanced physical strength, clarity and calm for the mind, better circulation and so much more. For women specifically, yoga can support wellness […]

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March Charity of the Month: Pisgah Legal Services

Asheville Yoga Center Raises Donations for Pisgah Legal Services All Month 10% of Drop-In and Community Class Sales on Thursday, March 28 Donated Asheville Yoga Center prepares for a full month of fundraising for Pisgah Legal Services as its Charity of the Month partner. The organization strives to pursue justice by providing legal assistance and […]

Spreading Love Through Our Community

Giving Back to Those in Need One of the most humbling and beautiful principles of yoga is “seva,” the Sanskrit word meaning “service-mindedness.” In ancient India, seva (pronounced seh-va) was thought to improve an individual’s spiritual growth through acts of selfless community service. It is the essence of giving without any intention of receiving anything […]

Active vs. Passive Stretching

Understanding Different Stretching Techniques Written by AYC Instructor, Forrest Campbell The practice of yoga can be described as boundless, with boundless subjects tied into it. Memorizing every single muscle, bone, node and valve in the body is not necessary to experience the beauty of asana. However, it is nice to know some science behind certain […]

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Finding a Deeper Understanding of Yoga Nidra

Answering Frequently Asked Questions With World-Renowned Yoga Teacher, Indu Arora What exactly is Yoga Nidra? Nidra is derived from the Sanskrit word meaning sleep or slumber. It is a meditative and relaxing practice intended to bring the body into complete physical, mental and emotional rest. This deep dive into conscious relaxation promotes a restorative state […]