Workshops, Events + Pop-Ups

Jan
30
Mon
Warm Vinyasa Flow @ Waynesville Yoga Center
Jan 30 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am

 

Join Hanna Arrington on January 16 + 30th for a Warm Vinyasa Flow and start your morning with some heat + movement!

 

Space for this classes is limited. Register via our class calendar!

Feb
4
Sat
Bright & Clear Mid-Winter Flow (2/3) @ Waynesville Yoga Center
Feb 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Join Leigh-Ann for this 75 minute level 2/3 Flow class, offering balance for the season of mid-winter, and how its effect shows up in our bodies, minds + the world around us.

We’ll engage in gently heated flow, followed by strength-building stabilization for all of the major joints and core, and finished off with some lengthening stretches to integrate all of that effort.

Space is limited. Head to our class calendar to reserve your spot.

Bakti Yoga @ Waynesville Yoga Center
Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

Bhakti Yoga is the yoga of devotion and showing your love for the world. Bhakti yoga can be practiced with any style of asana (postures), as it’s focus is on the mental clarity needed to serve others.

Join Suzanne Berryhill for a 3-part series about love in the month of love, February! Each class can be taken independently and will revolve around a different theme of love, though students may wish to take all three!

February 4: Love of self

February 11: Love of our closest friends and family

February 18: Love of the world

This class will be a slow flow and yin class, using props to support postures. During the flow, there will be plenty of time to get into the posture and hold before the class moves into longer holds (1-3 minutes) for the yin portion. This class is accessible to all levels of yoga, including beginners and anyone that wants to learn more about Bhakti yoga.

Space for this classes is limited. Register via our class calendar.

Feb
5
Sun
Full Moon Restorative Yoga with Live Music + Meditation @ Waynesville Yoga Center
Feb 5 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

 Join Jake for this relaxing Sunday Full Moon Restorative practice. Enjoy the sounds of singing bowls, guitar + the sea drum. This class will be held inside, supported by bolsters and blankets.

Cost: $22 drop-in or 1 class credit. See class calendar to register.

Feb
10
Fri
Juice + Jams with Jake @ Waynesville Yoga Center
Feb 10 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Stretch, Flow + Sip with Jake

Join Jake for this fun BYOB Friday evening event which will have you moving to a theme playlist or  band. Expect head-bobbing in addition to your asanas.

January 27th: Not so Black Sabbath (cover songs)

February 10th: 80s Hip-Hop

February 24th: Cheryl Crow + Other 90’s

March 10th: Moving + Grooving with Jamiroquai

March 24th: Rock Cover Songs

April 7th: Songs about Drinking for National Beer Day

April 21st: Celebrate Robert Smith from the Cure + Iggy Pop’s Birthday!

$22 drop-in // or 1 class credit // All levels welcome – but expect to sweat! // Space is limited: to save yours, register on our class calendar – or call 828.246.6570 – or email hello@waynesvilleyogacenter.com

Hot Stone Restorative Yoga (Small Class) @ Waynesville Yoga Center
Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

This special intimate Hot Stone Restorative class will incorporate meditation, relaxation, hot stones, and supportive hands-on assists (optional) to deepen your healing experience.

Tap into all the benefits of deep, passive stretching through the use of props as you hold poses longer to allow your body to release stress and heal on a cellular level. This class will leave you feeling cozy and rested.
Please bring a blanket for extra comfort.

Join Amber Kleid for this small class and experience the benefits of hot stone restorative for yourself! 

**Space is limited to 5 so be sure to register ahead of time!

NO refunds will be offered. 

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Feb
11
Sat
Somatics + Trauma: Body-based Healing @ Waynesville Yoga Center
Feb 11 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Somatics is described as “any practice that uses the mind-body connection to help you survey your internal self and listen to signals your body sends about areas of pain, discomfort, or imbalance. These practices allow you to access more information about the ways you hold on to your experiences in your body.”

Somatics acknowledges that trauma lives in the tissues of the body, and that through practice and embodiment, we can learn to transform ourselves. Join Caitlin Dunklee, YTT 200, alumni of generative somatics, social justice movement facilitator, for Somatics + Trauma 101, introducing you to somatic theory, practice + somatic centering.

Interested in exploring this innovative body-based healing modality? Head to our class calendar to register.

Bakti Yoga @ Waynesville Yoga Center
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

Bhakti Yoga is the yoga of devotion and showing your love for the world. Bhakti yoga can be practiced with any style of asana (postures), as it’s focus is on the mental clarity needed to serve others.

Join Suzanne Berryhill for a 3-part series about love in the month of love, February! Each class can be taken independently and will revolve around a different theme of love, though students may wish to take all three!

February 4: Love of self

February 11: Love of our closest friends and family

February 18: Love of the world

This class will be a slow flow and yin class, using props to support postures. During the flow, there will be plenty of time to get into the posture and hold before the class moves into longer holds (1-3 minutes) for the yin portion. This class is accessible to all levels of yoga, including beginners and anyone that wants to learn more about Bhakti yoga.

Space for this classes is limited. Register via our class calendar.

Feb
12
Sun
Beginner Vinyasa Flow, Charcuterie + Bubbles | Fundraiser for Haywood County School @ Waynesville Yoga Center
Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Please Join us for a fun evening with Mardi Gras Queen nominate and Waynesville Yoga Center Yogi Danya Vanhook with a Beginner Vinyasa Flow and Charcuterie + Bubbles after! 
All proceeds are being donated to Haywood County Schools Mardi Gras Fundraiser on behalf of Danya’s campaign! Suggested donation of $30. This event is limited to 14 people!

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Feb
13
Mon
Yoga Basics: 5 Week Monday Series @ Waynesville Yoga Center
Feb 13 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Are you interested in beginning or refreshing your yoga practice?

Yoga Basics is a 5- week series for beginners or those looking to re-learn the the fundamentals of a yoga practice, and is a solid way to deepen your understanding of your body + your wellness journey.

This small class will give you plenty of space for dialogue with an instructor who can offer modifications and advice on what will help you in your unique practice. Sara Lewis and Karen McGovern will be alternating the classes to give you a dynamic learning experience.

Cost: $75 for 5-week series.

This five week series kicks off on Monday February 13th, 5:30 – 6:30pm and will run for 5 weeks with a max of 5 students. Space is limited: to save yours, register below.

Register for Yoga Basics

Feb
14
Tue
Yoga Basics: 5 Week Tuesday Series @ Waynesville Yoga Center
Feb 14 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Are you interested in beginning or refreshing your yoga practice?

Yoga Basics is a 5- week series for beginners or those looking to re-learn the the fundamentals of a yoga practice, and is a solid way to deepen your understanding of your body + your wellness journey.

This small class will give you plenty of space for dialogue with an instructor who can offer modifications and advice on what will help you in your unique practice. Two instructors will be alternating the classes to give you a dynamic learning experience.

Cost: $75 for 5-week series.

This five week series kicks off on Tuesday February 14th, 5:30 – 6:30pm and will run for 5 weeks with a max of 5 students. Space is limited: to save yours, register below.

Register for Yoga Basics 5 Week Series

Feb
18
Sat
Bakti Yoga @ Waynesville Yoga Center
Feb 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

Bhakti Yoga is the yoga of devotion and showing your love for the world. Bhakti yoga can be practiced with any style of asana (postures), as it’s focus is on the mental clarity needed to serve others.

Join Suzanne Berryhill for a 3-part series about love in the month of love, February! Each class can be taken independently and will revolve around a different theme of love, though students may wish to take all three!

February 4: Love of self

February 11: Love of our closest friends and family

February 18: Love of the world

This class will be a slow flow and yin class, using props to support postures. During the flow, there will be plenty of time to get into the posture and hold before the class moves into longer holds (1-3 minutes) for the yin portion. This class is accessible to all levels of yoga, including beginners and anyone that wants to learn more about Bhakti yoga.

Space for this classes is limited. Register via our class calendar.

Feb
24
Fri
Juice + Jams with Jake @ Waynesville Yoga Center
Feb 24 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Stretch, Flow + Sip with Jake

Join Jake for this fun BYOB Friday evening event which will have you moving to a theme playlist or  band. Expect head-bobbing in addition to your asanas.

January 27th: Not so Black Sabbath (cover songs)

February 10th: 80s Hip-Hop

February 24th: Cheryl Crow + Other 90’s

March 10th: Moving + Grooving with Jamiroquai

March 24th: Rock Cover Songs

April 7th: Songs about Drinking for National Beer Day

April 21st: Celebrate Robert Smith from the Cure + Iggy Pop’s Birthday!

$22 drop-in // or 1 class credit // All levels welcome – but expect to sweat! // Space is limited: to save yours, register on our class calendar – or call 828.246.6570 – or email hello@waynesvilleyogacenter.com

Yoga for Special Considerations (Immersion Workshop) @ Waynesville Yoga Center
Feb 24 @ 6:00 pm – Feb 26 @ 1:00 pm

Yoga instructors are not to treat or diagnose any medical condition or illness, but rather to mindfully assist students in and out of yoga poses with awareness of any issues they may have shared. This can be accomplished with props, alignment principles, and knowledge of these special considerations.

These include – but aren’t limited to pregnancy, recent injuries, psychiatric disorders, high blood pressure, migraines, and more. This immersive workshop will outline the techniques and methods that can best serve instructors – and students – when special considerations are known in a yoga class.

This immersive workshop will be taught by Jay MacDonald and Lynda Saffell. To learn more about them, click here.  

Friday 6 – 9 PM Saturday 9 AM – 6 PM (with a one hour lunch break) Sunday: 9 AM – 1 PM


Anyone is welcome to take workshops a la carte, without enrolling in the 300/500 YTT program. Gain knowledge, deepen your practice, and attend only what interests you! You may register for this workshop below without the application or administrative fees.

However, if you want this to count for CEs and/or towards a 300/500 hour RYT with Yoga Alliance, you need to be enrolled in our program. Click here to confirm your status – or contact us for more details: ytt@waynesvilleyogacenter.com // 828.246.6570

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Mar
3
Fri
Hot Stone Restorative Yoga (Small Class) @ Waynesville Yoga Center
Mar 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

This special intimate Hot Stone Restorative class will incorporate meditation, relaxation, hot stones, and supportive hands-on assists (optional) to deepen your healing experience.

Tap into all the benefits of deep, passive stretching through the use of props as you hold poses longer to allow your body to release stress and heal on a cellular level. This class will leave you feeling cozy and rested.
Please bring a blanket for extra comfort.

Join Amber Kleid for this small class and experience the benefits of hot stone restorative for yourself! 

**Space is limited to 5 so be sure to register ahead of time!

NO refunds will be offered. 

Purchase

Mar
10
Fri
Juice + Jams with Jake @ Waynesville Yoga Center
Mar 10 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Stretch, Flow + Sip with Jake

Join Jake for this fun BYOB Friday evening event which will have you moving to a theme playlist or  band. Expect head-bobbing in addition to your asanas.

January 27th: Not so Black Sabbath (cover songs)

February 10th: 80s Hip-Hop

February 24th: Cheryl Crow + Other 90’s

March 10th: Moving + Grooving with Jamiroquai

March 24th: Rock Cover Songs

April 7th: Songs about Drinking for National Beer Day

April 21st: Celebrate Robert Smith from the Cure + Iggy Pop’s Birthday!

$22 drop-in // or 1 class credit // All levels welcome – but expect to sweat! // Space is limited: to save yours, register on our class calendar – or call 828.246.6570 – or email hello@waynesvilleyogacenter.com

Yoga for Posture (Weekend Immersion Workshop) @ Waynesville Yoga Center
Mar 10 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 12 @ 1:00 pm

Yoga for Better Posture

This immersion workshop acknowledges that it is truly all connected when it comes to proper posture and the spine! A misalignment in one part of the spine affects the position and proper function of the whole spine. There is usually a ripple effect in the entire spine, in fact, and it is often hard to tell where it started and what needs to be addressed first.

In this weekend workshop, we will discuss the optimal alignment of each part of the spine and how common daily activities can start to cause major stress and pain in a variety of ways.

Learn how to protect the spine in a yoga class and common ways the misalignments can show up in a variety of postures. As we know, if it shows up in one pose, chances are it shows up in most poses. We will also explore simple and effective cues and suggestions to help your students “feel” and “sense” that proper alignment and “joint stacking” so they have the internal knowledge and muscle memory of how to re-create that proper posture in and out of a yoga class!

 

 

Trainees will learn:

  • the importance of the spine and its alignment as it relates to yoga
  • different postures that support proper alignment of the spine as well as helpful cues to utilize during a yoga class
  • when and how to use props and/or modifications to facilitate joint stacking
  • common contraindicators that may be present for yoga students as well as how they may show up physically during a practice
  • to write and teach yoga sequences and yoga asanas in a way that best supports the posture of the back and joint stacking
  • how and when to incorporate props and/or modifications during a yoga class to support any contraindicators related to the back as well as mitigate discomfort during the class and how to cue in such a way that supports the natural curvature of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar parts of the spine
  • the structure of the spine and how the natural curves support its proper function and movement and how different yoga postures can help keep the spine aligned and stable
  • the skeletal structure of the spine and body with focus common misalignments and how they can cause stress and how that affects bones themselves

This workshop will be taught by Jay MacDonald and Leigh-Ann Renz. To learn more about them, click here.

SCHEDULE

Fridays 6 – 9 PM Saturdays 9 AM – 6 PM (with a one hour lunch break) Sundays: 9 AM – 1 PM

READING

  • Suggested: 8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back: Natural Posture Solutions for Pain in the Back, Neck, Shoulder, Hip, Knee, and Foot: Esther Gokhale, Susan Adams
  • Suggested: Back Care Basics by Mary Pullig Schatz
  • Suggested: Alignment matters by Katy Bowman
  • Suggested: Awakening the Spine by Vanda Scaravelli

Anyone is welcome to take these immersions a la carte, without enrolling in the 300/500 YTT program. Gain knowledge, deepen your practice, and attend only what interests you! You may register for this weekend workshop below without the application or administrative fees.

However, if you want this workshop to count for CEs and/or towards a 300/500 hour RYT with Yoga Alliance, you need to be enrolled in our program. Click here to confirm your status – or contact us for more details: ytt@waynesvilleyogacenter.com // 828.246.6570

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Mar
12
Sun
Reduce Stress & Pain the Somatic Way @ Waynesville Yoga Center
Mar 12 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Goodbye Pain, Hello Joy!
Ready to expand your brain and body in a whole new way? Come experience a simple, safe and downright enjoyable way release tension in your body without stretching or force.
Join Kristin Jackson, CPT, CSE, for an introduction to Somatics. She’ll explain and guide you through movement lessons to help you:

> identify your “autopilot” motor patterns that limit your breathing and alignment

> explore the differences between Somatics + brainwork vs stretching + bodywork

> reclaim your innate ability to self soothe and self regulate your nervous system

> get back to enjoying life to fullest!

Class will explore movement standing, seated and lying on the floor. Space for this event is limited. Register below to reserve your spot!

Kristin Jackson is a Certified Somatics Educator based in Waynesville, NC. She’s known for her fun and accessible methods of coaching adults to recapture the kid in them. Kristin discovered Somatics after being hit by a car resulting in a load of soft tissue damage and traumatic brain injury. She knows pain can leave us feeling not ourselves, but anyone can reclaim their freedom in their bodies and lives, just by tuning inward. That’s where the magic lies.

What people are saying about Essential Somatics with Kristin Jackson…
“Somatics has changed my life. To not be in constant pain is such a relief. When I first started I felt instant changes and almost couldn’t believe how simple it is. My feet felt better after the first class!” 
  ~ Susan M, 67, Portland, Oregon
“I was so grateful for the session! About an hour after I got home, my shoulders opened up even more. Kristin made me feel so respected and I know that sense of safety helped me let go of the old defense patterning and expand”.
 ~ Sarah P, Alberta, Canada
“Thank you Kristin! I love your online classes. I feel so blessed to have found you as there are no somatics educators near me.  You articulate the process so well and I look forward to more.”
~Lisa, Cape Town, South Africa
Mar
24
Fri
Juice + Jams with Jake @ Waynesville Yoga Center
Mar 24 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Stretch, Flow + Sip with Jake

Join Jake for this fun BYOB Friday evening event which will have you moving to a theme playlist or  band. Expect head-bobbing in addition to your asanas.

January 27th: Not so Black Sabbath (cover songs)

February 10th: 80s Hip-Hop

February 24th: Cheryl Crow + Other 90’s

March 10th: Moving + Grooving with Jamiroquai

March 24th: Rock Cover Songs

April 7th: Songs about Drinking for National Beer Day

April 21st: Celebrate Robert Smith from the Cure + Iggy Pop’s Birthday!

$22 drop-in // or 1 class credit // All levels welcome – but expect to sweat! // Space is limited: to save yours, register on our class calendar – or call 828.246.6570 – or email hello@waynesvilleyogacenter.com

Mar
25
Sat
Melt It Open (1/2) @ Waynesville Yoga Center
Mar 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Release all that no longer serves as the growing energies of the year burst open, in this 75 minute Gentle Yoga. We’ll build heat with level 1/2 poses (some standing), followed by longer stretches in restorative shapes, with hot stones & mediation added for extra yum.

Leave feeling shed of the residue of the past, ready to welcome the new growth budding forth in your life.

Space is limited. Head to our class calendar to reserve your spot.

  • “YTT provided me with the tools and knowledge to deepen my own yoga practice and help others with theirs. This program challenged me in unforeseen ways and I am so thankful to have experienced this journey with such incredible teachers and fellow students. It was truly a life-changing experience.”

    – Hayley P.

  • “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

  • “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.

  • “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.

  • “I woke up one morning and realized I was 60 years old, that I could live well into my 80s and that I had to do something to improve my strength and stamina if I wanted a good quality of life. I was caring for small grandchildren periodically, and it exhausted me.

    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.

  • “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.

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

    – Michelle G.C.

  • “I waited years looking for the right yoga teacher training program and WYC was definitely the reason why. I’m absolutely convinced I could not have found a program that was more creative, inclusive, or supportive. I would definitely attribute that to the meticulous design of the curriculum and incredibly talented teachers you brought in to lead so many cool facets of the course. You drew in some of the most amazing students with all this awesomeness and I’ve been so thrilled to learn alongside them this year so thank you, thank you, thank you for every last delicious bit of it.”

    – CJH

  • “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

  • “With all of my health issues, I never would have believed I could ever learn to teach yoga. WYC’s Real Yoga for Real Bodies built my confidence as a leader, reminding me that my journey is my strength, and I will actually be a better teacher because of the challenges I’ve experienced. Thank you so much for creating a program that encouraged us to bring the beauty and the beast through this incredible transformation.”

    – CJH

  • “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.

  • “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

  • “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.

  • “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

  • “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.

  • “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.

  • “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.

  • “That special moment when your body, mind and spirit blend into a yummy synchronized yogic OHMMMMMMM……..yeah, YTT has given me like a hundred of those so far! You guys are awesome!”

    – 2019 YTT Student

  • “Jay met me prior to class to help me polish my yoga teaching skills. I really appreciate her willingness to meet and teach me to make me a better instructor.”

    – Brooke H.

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