Aromatherapy & Yoga: Essential oils to enhance practice

Teacher:  Lisa Tendler

Sunday November 26th 


Cost: $20 

**Begins November 25th**

Mindful Yoga with Amanda

​​Ashtanga Yoga:A traditional practice to create a strong body and a calm mind.

Restorative Yoga is considered the “antidote to stress.” A way to truly melt away the tension in your shoulders, back, and hips built up by chronic stress and general tensions created as we move throughout day.  

You will be lead through a sequence of postures designed to move your spine in all directions, while every curve of the body is completely supported by props, and enjoyed for 5-20 minutes.  As your body is being opened by the position of the pose, a Thai yoga-style assist of gentle pressure and palming of the energetic pathways will enhance the release by creating more space and guiding the body into a deeper state of release.  Please wear comfortable clothes.

This class is great for ALL LEVELS. 

Weekly Classes

6wk series:  

Wednesdays 5-6:30pm
November 1st - December 6th


Cost:  $75

Thursdays & Fridays
7:00 - 8:15am

Saturdays & Sundays
11:00am - 12:15pm

Class fee: $15 drop-in(Class passes offered)

Restorative Yoga with Thai  yoga assists

During this 75 minute class you will stretch and strengthen the body while bringing the mind into a meditative state.  The  practice begins with 15mins. of breathwork and meditation followed by an hour of mindful asana to bring ease, flexibility, and strength into the body.  This class encourages all of yogis to find their own practice on the mat through this guided sequence.

All levels and ages are welcomed!

Friday December 15th

Cost: 25

"Meditation takes you beyond the mind's noisy chatter, into pure awareness that is the source of all your happiness, inspiration, and love." -Deepak Chopra

Support your yoga practice with aromatherapy and discover how the healing properties of essential oils can can wonderfully enhance your gentle yoga practice.  

Join Michele for this 90 minute class to learn and experience the benefits of infusing essential oils with the gentle practices of yin, restorative yoga, and meditation. Essential oils are the natural oils extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots or other parts of a plant.  Aromatherapy uses these oils to enhance psychological and physical well-being.  Combining these healing benefits with the relaxing and peaceful effects of gentle yoga is a chance to become grounded and uplifted at the same time, rejuvenating body, mind, and spirit!

Ashtanga is an ancient system of yoga that unites breath, focus points, and postures to create a concentrated meditative self practice. The practice is done with a set series of postures learned gradually over a period of time, in vinyasa style, creating internal heat to purify the body, improving circulation, for strong body and a calm mind. This class will sometimes deviate from the traditional sequence of the practice so come with an open mind and heart.

** Appropriate for someone new to the practice or those who are looking to refine or recommit to their practice. 

Michele Mathiesen
Michele is a long time yogini of 30 years with her E-RYT 500 with Asheville Yoga Center.  She has  studied with luminaries such as Sarah Powers, Gary Kraftsow, Paul Grilley, Rolf Gates, Cora Wen, Erich Schiffman, Amy Ipoliti, Shiva Rea, Cindy Lee, and Aadil Palkhivala.  She has also been Board Certified as a Massage & Bodywork Therapist (#6472) for 15 years, Reiki Master (15 years), and is currently working toward her Aromatherapy Certification to be completed in 2018.