Yoga Retreats

Upcoming Yoga Retreats

Saturday, December 18th, 1 – 5pm

What do you want to change or improve in your life? What visions do you have for yourself in the coming year? How would you like 2022 to be different?

While fall is a time of releasing and letting go what no longer serves, winter is the time to plan our gardens for the upcoming new year, to germinate the seeds we want to cultivate, so that they’re ready to put in the earth and grow quickly & sustainably when spring’s warmth returns.

On December 19th, the full moon in Gemini invites us to harmonize our thinking & feeling in order to manifest change. This is followed a few days later by the Winter Solstice, which is one of the most powerful days of the year – when the light returns – bringing clarity, illumination, and warmth to our visions & desires.

Join us for a Women’s Circle on Saturday, December 18th, to embrace & harness these energies of change, spontaneity, and harmony. We’ll begin with a 90-minute Yin & Yang Yoga practice, led by Natalie. During the practice, Kim, Jay, and Leigh-Ann will provide hands-on assists & reiki for those who would like to receive them.

Following the yoga session, we’ll provide 1-on-1 Tarot or Oracle card readings; while students wait for their reading, we invite them to join in connection and conversation with others. To close the evening, Kim and Leigh-Ann will guide the class in a vision board workshop!

The Yin & Yang practice will start with vinyasa flow to warm up the body, strive for balance, and invite playful movement into your yoga. Following the flow, we will settle in for some longer deep stretches that encourage harmony in our bodies, finishing with a period of nourishing rest. This combination of yoga + reiki assists will support the process of letting go — particularly old dreams or outdated plans that no longer serve us – and might even get in the way of cultivating our new visions & desires!

 The card readings are a lovely way to gain insight, guidance, and clarity for the upcoming season. But no pressure! You’re totally welcome to simply rest and enjoy some snacks & wine during that portion instead.

The vision board portion of the event will harness the creative energy of the upcoming new year. Students will leave with a gorgeous creation all their own that has images, pictures, and affirmations of their dreams & desires! Something to carry with them through the upcoming year. 💛

We hope you can join us for this special night of joining with other women to cultivate your creative energy and imagination!

Cost: $100. There is limited space available so snag your spot ASAP.

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

Saturday January 15th, 1:30 – 4:30pm

Join Amber Kleid and Katie Schomberg for a relaxing and rejuvenating three hour retreat. Melt into the afternoon with yummy hot stones + restorative, meditation/space opening, breathwork + sound healing. You’ll end your time together with journaling, conscious conversation + community, and will also be leaving with a small gift of thanks.

You’ll need to wear comfy clothes and bring water, a yoga mat, a journal, pen/pencil, + an item/talisman to place on the altar if desired.

// Spaces are limited; to save yours: 1) register below – or 2) call 828.246.6570 – or 3) email

Saturday, February 12th, 12 – 6pm

The most simple concepts are often the most powerful…

Those of you who are familiar with Don Miguel Ruiz’s book “The Four Agreements” know how deeply powerful this ancient wisdom can be in our modern lives. As humans, we often like to make things complex and more complicated than they need to be! But often, it’s the most simple concepts that are the most powerful.

1.Be impeccable with your word: recognize the power of our words, spoken, written, and even the way we speak to ourselves!

2. Don’t make assumptions: so much suffering comes from the stories we make up in our minds.

3. Don’t take things personally: most of the time, what we perceive has nothing to do with us.

4. Always do your best: recognizing that it’s not about us most of the time, we focus on what we do have control over.

Join Leigh-Ann for a one-day retreat to explore how the 4 Agreements can be applied to our Yoga practice – and especially to our lives off the mat, which is really the whole point of Yoga anyway!

// afternoon tea & treats provided
// includes a foot massage for each attendee – and hot stones for relaxation
// cost: $125
// 6 hour deep dive retreat
// required reading: The Four Agreements, by Don Miguel Ruiz
// Spaces are limited; to save yours: 1) register below – or 2) call 828.246.6570 – or 3) email

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    – Kim T.

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    – Teresa F.

  • “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.

  • “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

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