Yoga Retreats

Upcoming Yoga Retreats

Saturday, October 30th 12 -6pm

IN THESE INTENSE & DIVISIVE TIMES, BEING ON TOP OF OUR GAME IS MORE VITAL THAN EVER…

The Yamas & Niyamas are yogic tools for growth, healing and evolution, time-tested principles for being a better human. Not only can they increase effectiveness, efficiency, happiness and health for your own benefit, they can also empower you to interact better with others – and we can all use help with that! 😉

The five Niyamas are personal observances that relate to our inner world, our relationship with ourselves: 1) Saucha – clarity; 2) Santosha – contentment; 3) Tapas – discipline; 4) Svadhyaya – self-study; and 5) Isvarapranidhana – surrender of the ego to a higher power.

These are paired with the five Yamas, which guide our our interactions with other people and the world at large: 1) Ahimsa – nonviolence; 2) Satya – truthfulness; 3) Asteya – non-stealing; 4) Brahmacharya – fidelity; and 5) Aparigraha – non-grasping.

These philosophical principles of Yoga were developed thousands of years ago and yet are more relevant today than ever. They help you be your best self and let your light shine.

Join Leigh-Ann for a one-day retreat to explore these tools for inner & outer growth and evolution. You’ll gain some nurturing & nourishment for your body and soul.

// afternoon tea & treats provided
// includes a foot massage for each attendee – and hot stones for relaxation
// cost: $125
// 6 hour deep dive retreat
// Spaces are limited; to save yours: 1) register below – or 2) call 828.246.6570 – or 3) email hello@waynesvilleyogacenter.com

Saturday January 8th, 12 – 6pm

The chakras are amazingly powerful tools for growth, exploration, and evolution.

They help us be our best selves in the world and can be greatly supportive in navigating the intensity of our current times. Simply put, they’re centers of electricity & energy in the body that correspond to the elements, seasons, emotions, stages of human development, and our relationships to ourselves and others.

Each chakra is associated with endocrine glands, organs, and nerve plexuses, which explains their profound effect on us and how knowledge of them can enhance our sense of balance & wellbeing. If you’ve never explored the chakras before – just want a refresher, join us for this introductory class to bring the wisdom of the chakra system into your everyday life

// Cost: $108

// we will do some yoga, bring a pen & journal

Already familiar with the chakras, and looking for more? Click here for our year-long Chakra Deep Dive that kicks off February 5th!

**This program will also be available virtually in Fall 2021!

Leigh-Ann Renz has been studying the chakras for over fifteen years and loves how this ancient, “woo woo” knowledge perfectly coincides with modern, data-driven science. She especially enjoys taking yoga off the mat and into the world and greatly appreciates how the chakras allow us to weave together the seen & unseen, ancient & modern, physical & non-physical.

Space is limited: to save yours, register below – or call 828.246.6570 – or email hello@waynesvilleyogacenter.com

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    – Brooke H.

  • “What has set the program apart for me, as well, is the approach to teaching that encourages us not to focus on a “perfect” pose, but rather perfecting a pose within our bodies and the bodies of our students. This means everyone’s expression of a pose will be slightly different, and there is such beauty in that. It runs counter to so much that we are taught elsewhere in life.”

    – Kristen, B

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    – 2019 YTT Student

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    As soon as I saw Waynesville Yoga Center was opening, I came. I am so thankful to Jay for a place where I feel safe, not self-conscious, and where I can attend classes that benefit me without feeling in competition with anyone else. Restorative and Yin have improved my flexibility and meditation skills; Beginner Flow, Flow Level 1 and Gentle Chair Yoga have increased my strength and balance and also challenged me, as has Barre and Balance!

    I feel better than I ever have – physically, emotionally, and spiritually. I have met so many new friends. All of the instructors I have had are wonderful and willing to share of themselves. Thank you, Jay, your endeavor is making a tremendous difference in so many lives!”

    – Terri M.

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    – CJH

  • “When I first began practicing yoga, it seemed like the more I learned, the more I wanted to know. I bought a few books but still didn’t feel like a real student of the practice of yoga. When the 200 hour YTT was offered, I saw it as the perfect chance to really expand my knowledge. I have come to realize that with this deep dive into the practice of yoga, I have a strong knowledge bank that will allow me to continue to expand my knowledge of yoga for years to come.”

    – Jann F.

  • “One of the things I have loved about the program is that we are not just learning how to teach certain poses; I have been learning things I didn’t even know I could learn about yoga in general, including about the subtle energies, how they tie to both anatomy and the philosophy of yoga.”

    – 2019 YTT Student

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    – Hayley P.

  • “Amber is an incredibly gifted instructor, particularly when it comes to yoga. She is calming, thorough, and provides that extra-added touch of essential oils, gentle adjustments, and themed practices. I love that Amber’s yoga classes are dynamic and she’s taught moves in her classes that I’ve never done in 15 years of practicing yoga. She’s a breath of fresh air in the yoga scene. I highly recommend her!”

    – Christine G.

  • “Jay is a wonderful yoga instructor; has great variety in classes; is always dependable (there and on time); is kind and understanding; and always available to answer questions and give additional instruction if necessary. She is calm and classes are enjoyable no matter the challenge.”

    – Myndie S.

  • “My experience during my YTT at WYC has not only increased my confidence on the mat but has opened up endless possibilities and opportunities for a courageous, confident, and grateful life off the mat. “

    – Teresa F.

  • “Jay is an always-patient, highly skilled teacher who makes everyone feel welcome and able to participate. Her class is always a joy and rewarding.”

    – Barbara S.

  • “WYC YTT has given me such tremendous depth in my practice of yoga on and off the mat. I’ve loved seeing my evolution this year as I learned all the ways I can add yoga to my home and work life. I started just expecting to build a stronger personal practice, but now I am so excited to see where this will all take me in the years to come.”

    – 2019 YTT Student

  • “Thank you all so much for offering this. It has truly been a gift in my life and I am very grateful to be part of this class!”

    – Kristen, B

  • “Since I started taking classes at Waynesville Yoga Center, I can now go down the stairs ‘normally’, instead of one foot at a time. I’m really pleased with how these classes are helping me.”

    – Carol L.

  • “I haven’t felt this good since I got my puppy, ten years ago!…”

    – Steve S.

  • “Jay takes time to answer questions, to give help when needed in performing movements and is a gentle, calm person which helps my yoga experience.”

    – Anita S.

  • “Amber, you’re an incredible teacher! You are a natural at creating flows that challenge and inspire your students.”

    – Michelle G.C.

  • “After my first private session with Amber my body felt so good! Because of her guidance and personal assisting I highly recommend working with her.”

    – Barbara B.

  • I signed up for YTT thinking I had time to myself to focus on me, but the world has other plans. It’s still the best decision I’ve made, and I am so grateful that what I have learned has come to me at a time that I can apply it to so much real world trauma. This YTT has been a saving grace!

    – Kim T.

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