Our mission is to make practicing yoga more accessible, attainable and approachable for all ages, bodies and abilities. No matter what your level of skill or wellness goals, Waynesville Yoga Center has something for everyone. Not sure where you belong? We’re happy to point you in the right direction: email@example.com
L = level >> L: 1 = beginners >> L: 1/2 = beginner – intermediate >> L: 2/3 = intermediate – advanced
If you have mobility issues and/or cannot get up and down from the floor, any L:1 class should be safe + accessible. If you attend L:1/2 or higher, you should be comfortable getting up from and down to the floor – and comfortable moving in and out of downdog.
Not sure what downdog means? Or still unsure about which class is right for you? See our New to Yoga page for guidance…
Derived from the Primary Series of Ashtanga, this class will lead you through the Sun Salutations, several standing and balancing poses, as well as a few seated postures. This class emphasizes alignment, breath, and dristi (gaze) to cultivate strength, flexibility, and focus. Open to all levels and experiences with yoga.
Fusing the best of Pilates, yoga, aerobics, and strengthening dance exercises, Barre Above™ utilizes isometric strength training (holding your body still while you contract a specific set of muscles), combined with high reps of small range-of-motion movements.
This delivers a results-driven workout that is not only fun and dynamic, but will sculpt your body and get you into absolutely amazing shape.
This gentle vinyasa flow class is perfect for those who have done yoga in the past and want to ease back into practice. If you’re not familiar with yoga, we suggest you start with Yoga Basics first. If you try Beginners Flow and find it very accessible, check out one of our Level 2/3 flow classes…
Breathwork is an active-meditation that encourages your physical body to relax and your thinking mind (aka…your conscious mind) to become still. This enables direct access to your subconscious. The subconscious space within each of us holds our old patterns, habits, and belief systems that are no longer supporting our highest good. You may recognize this in your own life as stress in your mind and body, sickness, grief, anger, sadness, etc… When we can bring awareness to this part of our being, via this somatic release practice, healing happens and we begin to feel lighter, clearer, and free.
a soulful blend of yoga, cardio-intense movement, tribal dance, and deep abdominal toning. It models the way energy moves in nature with deep spiral engagement and empowers you to go beyond “working out” and truly move from within.
Buti is an Indian Marathi word that means a cure hidden beneath the surface and this practice encourages you to look within to find your power and own it. Intermediate to advanced, expect to sweat!
Buti + Flow incorporates the soulful movement of Buti Yoga wound into a flow-style class without the cardio and some of the more advanced aspects of the practice. This class is great for those who are intimidated by full-scope Buti or for those who love Buti but don’t want the cardio. Don’t worry, you will still sweat!
Fascial Release + Renew is a level 1/2 practice, focused on releasing tension and opening up blockages in the connective tissue of your body. It’s a unique blend of restorative, yin, and traditional yoga poses with gentle, hands-on release techniques based on the John Barnes system of MFR release. It can be incredibly relaxing, and is a powerful tool in self treatment of chronic pain. MFR will also compliment and enhance your traditional yoga practice by opening fascial lines that may have you “stuck” in your current practice.
Take your practice to the next level as you build strength, test endurance, and increase flexibility. Integrate your mind and body as you prep for more advanced postures through a multi-level flow comprised of standing poses, twists, bends, and arm balances, followed by a deep, restorative stretch and relaxation.
This practice moves with breath, gravity and surrender through each pose. It’s designed to gradually build toward higher energy flow sequence that pushes out what is stuck and stagnant then slowing gradually back down to a grounding calming static practice that centers and renews, then finishes with a brief meditation, bringing in a fresh and clearer perspective.
Chair Yoga is gentle yoga that is excellent for those with balance and/or mobility issues. We may do some standing poses in addition to the chair, but don’t ever sit or lie on the floor. The focus is on maintaining freedom of movement and balance. While the class is not customized to students with osteoarthritis, the instructor will offer these modifications (ie, no twists, rounded forward folds, etc).
A slow-paced style of yoga that holds poses for longer periods of time (45 seconds to 2 minutes+) in order to access the connective tissue in addition to the muscles. Gentle Yin means there’s a nice warm-up at the beginning and we don’t do the uber long holds of some yin classes that can be painful.
This class combines the heart pumping moves of HITT (High Intensity Interval Training) with the stretching of yoga. The first 40 minutes will include a variety of muscle building movements, such as plyometrics, sprints, or weights, and be conducted in circuit or group fitness style. We’ll also provide you with whatever modifications YOU need to get your optimal workout. This will be followed by 20 minutes of stabilizing and stretching the different muscle groups we used during the HIIT portion of class, to aid in recovery and repair.
Merge Flow Yoga is a unique movement therapy that emphasizes making fluid connections within your fascial system. With Merge, you can train, heal or recover by identifying healthy movement patters that support your structural integrity. Think of these movements as a massage for your central nervous system- helping you establish balance within your fascia.
A class designed to shift your mental state which is achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations. Choreographed yoga movements (w/pose variations) and breath work to a calming music playlist. The speed/energy of the class is slow and grounding, allowing you to be more authentically in your body, in the present moment.Each Sunday offers a new theme/concept of positive introspection to better influence the student/practitioners coming week.
Private classes are sessions tailored to your needs. They can be conducted 1-on-1 (private) or in a small group that shares a common goal (group). Contact us for details: 828.246.6570 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Relax into gentle yoga postures held for 5 minutes or longer using bolsters, blocks, straps and blankets to support the body in this restorative yoga class. While engaged in easeful stretching, students will also have the opportunity to apply a topical therapeutic CBD product to relieve sore muscles and joints and aid in pain relief and inflammation.
CBD oil is known to decrease anxiety and relief depression, help with arthritis management, and aid in the management of Multiple Sclerosis.
Slow Flow is a basic flow yoga class, in which movement is linked to the breath in a active series of yoga postures. There may be deeper stretches after warming up, but most of the class will be moving from one pose to the next. You should be familiar with the basics of vinyasa flow, such as moving from updog to down dog and back to standing. For those not familiar with these movements – or wanting a step down – please check out Beginners Flow.
Perfect for those brand-new to yoga: this is a 101 class for those wanting to learn (or re-learn) proper yoga form. This small class will be slow paced with personalized attention from the instructor, who will also offer modifications particular to your body’s needs. This class is also helpful to determine what style of yoga or class that’s best suited for you.
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!”
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