Class Descriptions

Aromatherapy Slow Flow

Integrate pure essential oils with slow, mindful flow yoga to strengthen your body while reducing stress.

Barre Above®*

Fusing the best of Pilates, yoga, aerobics, and elements of the strengthening exercises dancers do, 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.

Barre + Flow

Our signature blend of barre + flow yoga - fusing the best of ballet sculpting with yoga toning + stretching

Beginners Flow

Beginners Flow is a gentle flow yoga class, perfect for those who have done yoga in the past and want to ease back into practice. If you're not familiar with yoga at all, we suggest you start with Yoga Basics and then graduate to Beginners Flow. If you try Beginners Flow and find it very accessible, Flow Level 1 is the next step up

Breathing Techniques

This class explores techniques for better breathing, linking breath with energy. It involves very simple body movements done standing or seated combined with proper breathing techniques. 

Buti Yoga®*

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 Glow®*

Buti Glow is Buti Yoga under black lights with glow in the dark body paint and glow sticks! Let go of any inhibitions you may have and sweat with intention.

Buti Yoga® + Bubbles

Join your classmates and instructor after Buti Yoga for some adult beverages and get to know one another!

Flow + Ground

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.

Flow + Myofascial Release

This class will open your body with yoga flow - then deeply stretch your muscles + connective tissue with the assistance of props such as foam rollers, tennis balls or rolling pin wands. Excellent for athletes; those who are recovering from an injury; or anyone who experiences chronic pain.

Flow + Yin

This class blends a Vinyasa Flow with a Restorative Yin, building heat through an energizing flow and then grounding with deep stretches.

Flow Yoga on the Wheel

Experience something a little different! Yoga wheels can be utilized to both support and challenge: use it to help you get into a gentle backbend - or let it mix up your balance poses. Yoga wheels are a great way to keep your practice fresh, fun and supportive of your body.

Fluid Unwind

Fluid Unwind is an invitation for students to deepen their connection to their breath and body through steady dynamic movements and deep stretches synchronized with the breath.

Unwinding after a long day, Barre above class or mental fatigue, you are offered an opportunity to tune into what is present without a push or a goal. This class provides time and space to reconnect, reset and restart your week on a Tuesday evening, the perfect antidote to set the tone for the remainder of your week. 

“You are only practicing yoga incorrectly if you are not listening to your body or staying connected to your breath”.

Gentle Chair Yoga

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)

Gentle Yoga

This class is a nurturing, slow-paced and relaxing practice that is designed to be non-strenuous and accessible.

Hot Stone Restorative

A slow, gentle class that incorporates the use of heated stones in long, supported poses to help relax + renew. This class is for every level of student (even those who don't practice yoga) or those recovering from an injury.

Intro to Flow + Restorative Yoga

a gentle, nourishing fusion of basic flow + restorative, perfect for those who have done yoga in the past and want to ease back into practice. If you're not familiar with yoga at all, we suggest you start with Yoga Basics and then graduate into this class

Mixed Level Flow

a blend of Flow Level 2 and 3 that offers options for a range of skill levels. Students should be familiar with the basics of Yoga Flow and be able to get up and down off the floor easily

Movement + Meditation

The physical and mental benefits of both yoga + meditation have been proven, especially the past few years. This class combines the best of both. Get your body feeling good with gentle flow yoga - followed by a deep centering meditation to access your calm, quiet center.

Qi Gong

‘Qigong’ is the study and practice of breath and energy. It involves very simple body movements combined with proper breathing techniques. It does not require memorizing a sequence of movements as with Tai Chi. It is direct, simple and easy to follow. It’s effects are calming and relaxing, allowing one to connect to a deep inner space. It can bring about a sense of centered wholeness. Click here for more details.

Power Core Yoga

Power Core Yoga is a more vigorous types of yoga that strengthens and empowers the body, mind, and spirit- with special attention to the core. 

Private / Group

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 -


yoga that involves long holds in gentle poses, supported by props, allowing you to completely relax and rest

Restorative + Essential Oils

Class begins with a gentle warm up flow, followed by supported restorative poses. While in these deeply relaxing restorative stretches, essential oils are added, either topically and/or with a diffuser. Our modern lives create tension in our muscles, fascia and energy systems. This class is designed to open up those spaces gently – yet effectively, leaving you completely relaxed, centered and ready to face the world again.

Slow Flow

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

Slow + Strong

While creating heat, you'll build a stronger body, release tension and flow your way to a more blissful state. 

Tai Chi*

Tai Chi originated as a noncompetitive martial art but is practiced solo like yoga (ie, not with a partner). Tai Chi uses gentle, slow (mostly standing) movements to improve balance + coordination and center the mind. Our Tai Chi class is appropriate for all levels and accessible for those with mobility issues

Our All Levels Tai Chi class is broken into two portions. The first portion will cover the basics for newer students - while the second portion of class will go into more advanced sequences. Beginners can stay for the 2nd half of class; or can skip out if they want, no problem.

Warm Restorative

This class incorporates warm towels, corn bags and hot stones into a restorative practice, helping to loosen your muscles and support relaxation.

Yin Yoga

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.

Yoga Basics

Perfect for those brand-new to yoga: this is a 101 class for those wanting to learn (or re-learn) proper yoga form. Each of the 5 classes in the syllabus will cover a different fundamental of yoga (ie, standing poses, balance poses, seated poses, and basic vinyasa flow). After completing all 5 sessions, students are encouraged to graduate to other classes appropriate to their needs and skill level

Yoga Nidra

Yoga nidra, or yogic sleep as it is commonly known, is an immensely powerful meditation technique - and one of the easiest yoga practices to develop and maintain. While the practitioner rests comfortably in savasana (corpse pose), an instructor guides you through a deeply relaxing systematic meditation.

* = Specialty Class

PLEASE NOTE: classes with an asterisk next to the name are specialty classes and substitutes may not be available, should the regular teacher need a sub
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