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Barbara Schauer, Founder, ERYT500 



See the Anahata practice on YouTube here.


 She lived with anxiety and depression since childhood.  Sometimes it eased back - sometimes months and years were lost.  In 2001 Barbara walked into her first Anahata yoga class and met her teacher Ana Costa.  Barbara had always had a wonder and respect for yoga and had practiced here and there and on her own.  She lived in her mind rather than her body but she had an inborn ground of spiritual life that had already led her to India and into art as her life’s work.   Read more...


Alica Hedges, DPT (Be Strong Wellness)



Alicia Hedges, DPT is a women’s health specialist who loves to help women find, feel and firm their core, while understanding their body and gaining more energy to live their life purpose. She is passionate about helping others understand the feminine and how to work with and not against the hormones, cycles and seasons of life from puberty to menopause and beyond. This includes bladder and bowel issues, pregnancy & postpartum concerns/recovery, digestion and detox, musculoskeletal pain, headaches, balance, chronic pain, fatigue, fibromyalgia, general weakness and muscle training needs. Read more...


Angela Mucci, Nia









 Ageless Grace (Body/Brain fitness)  Angela is on maternity leave, but her classes are stored as videos to use until her return.


Anita Feldman,  Embodyoga®



After forty years of exploring and focusing on the wisdom of the body, through dance, somatics, the study of anatomy, and yoga, I read a quote by Deepak Chopra that helped me understand the significance of my life’s interest: “Being aware of your body unleashes intelligence, creativity and power. Being aware isn’t trivial, and it isn’t optional either.”


Embodyoga® is all about developing internal awareness. Learning about the miraculous anatomy of our bodies and being guided to experience ourselves internally, leads to a healthy, aligned, easeful, spacious and prana-full yoga. The classes are a slow flow, giving time to explore the alignment and energy of each asana, but also focusing on the journey from one asana to the next. They include what we need as we age – strengthening, stretching, balancing, meditating, relaxing, and what is most important, a focus on coordinated breathing which brings it all together. 



Ellora Girisa


Ellora completed her 200 hour teacher training at Asheville Yoga Center in August 2018. She is following our Continuous Education Program focused on Anahata Yoga lead with careful supervision of Barbara Schauer.


Ellora enjoys practicing and improving her yoga for alignment, stretch, restorative, prenatal, and postnatal. Her focus is on strengthening the mind and body to correct daily imbalances. Her current interest is posture improvement for diastasis recti condition improvement and of cyclists. It was her own effort to help the poor posture of her athletic cyclist husband. Diastasis recti is one of the many consequences of a poor posture and consists of excessive separation of the rectus abdominus muscles. Cyclists have strong lower bodies, and neglected and misaligned upper bodies - and so do many of us who spend time at computers and steering wheels! She loves to follow the Anahata path to reach an improved posture. Read more...


Eryn Murman, RYT200



The new Basics class with Eryn is a gentle and welcoming approach to the yoga postures and flow. Wonderful for beginners or anyone looking for a refresher and deeper understanding of alignment and breath.  All are welcome!




Jessica Falcon

Trained as a lawyer, Jessica left her legal career after seven years of practice to embark on a spiritual pilgrimage to Europe. The journey took her deeper within than she ever imagined. Her body became her compass. As it spoke to her on the yoga mat, she discovered an innate connection between her body and her beliefs, as well as the power to change them both.


Currently, she is writing a book which interweaves ancient feminine mysteries with her own modern inner quest. She is also grateful to be part of the farm family at Herb Mountain Farm, where her love of the Earth, herbs, movement and magic meet.


InnerCore Yoga: 


Katherine Caldwell


Katherine has been practicing yoga since yoga mats were bath towels and yoga blocks were made of wood. In 2004, she became certified to teach through Asheville Yoga Center’s program, and spent the next 10+ years teaching various styles of yoga. Her favorite yoga practice has always been Yoga Nidra, ever since she was introduced to it during Yoga Teacher training by Mary Kay West.


All yoga brings unity to our disparate parts, but Yoga Nidra brings the mind itself into greater unity. The subconscious mind often has a lot to share with its conscious counterpart, and this much-longed for reunion happens effortlessly in the quieting practice of Yoga Nidra. We receive deep rest for mental exhaustion, and intuitive wisdom that allows anxieties to give way to clarity. When times are uncertain, Yoga Nidra practice can be like a trusted friend to help us take each step forward with calm connectedness.Read more...


Kimber Jones


Kimber was introduced to yoga and ayurveda in 2011 after being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. Since 2018, she is completely off of all pharmaceuticals and totally symptom free. Her ayurvedic lifestyle is full of rhythm, ease, and continual growth. She hopes to share this knowledge with her students and connect them to the ancient sciences in a modern and meaningful way.

She completed her 200 hr yoga teacher training at Asheville Yoga Center. She relishes the mind body connection and yoking of opposites yoga provides. She is working towards her 500 hr RYT certification through Asheville Yoga Center and an advanced studies program through Vira Bhava Yoga. She is also a certified personal trainer through the NCSF. She practices meditation daily in the vipassana tradition.


Ayurveda Slow Flow
Join Kimber for a slow flow class focused on breath centered movement and mind-body integration. This class will incorporate elements of ayurveda, and we will work through and integrate some of these concepts in our bodies. Example topics include: the 5 elements, the 3 doshas: vata, pitta, kapha and how to identify and balance these energies in yourself, balancing for the season, and the ayurvedic concept of having a physical body. All levels of experience with ayurveda welcome.



Linda Go, E-RYT 200 & YACEP



           Linda Go is an instructor and presenter in The Yoga of Sound Arts and Practices. Her Nāda Yoga foundation as a professional vocalist, musician/composer, recording artist, Sanskrit and yoga teacher provide a “sound” base for the her Restorative, Meditation classes as well as Kirtan: the ancient practice of call and response chanting as a communal sound meditation practice. “ When people come together and join their voices in harmony, their heart opens and the world changes! That’s the magic and science of Nāda Yoga !” Read more...



Martha Scarborough

 Martha finds both joy and peacefulness in her yoga practice, and she attempts to share these through her teaching style. Her classes harness the power of movement, breath, mantra, and meditation, gently sprinkled with laughter and good humor, to help facilitate a state of relaxation and harmony.

She began practicing yoga in 2001, and completed a 200-hour Kundalini teacher training program in 2006 at Yoga Yoga in Austin, Texas. Since then, she has been fortunate enough to study with amazing teachers including Gurucharan, Snatam Kaur, Judith Lasater, and Richard Miller. Martha taught at Yoga Yoga for six years before moving to Northern California, where she taught at the Berkeley Yoga Center and Soulstice Yoga Studio.

Martha is a recent transplant to the Asheville area, and she is grateful for the opportunity to teach and practice in such a warm and welcoming community.  Please join her in her weekly Gentle Sunday Flow on Sunday mornings 11-12.




Rayona Cleckley


Yoga found Rayona in her teen years as she started attending classes at a local studio near her hometown outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was not the poses, but the lifestyle of yoga that intrigued her. This was her first time realizing that the 3 components-mind, body, and spirit, made up one whole and keeping them in equilibrium required practice. As if the stars aligned, when signing up for community college after high school, she found that there was a 200 hour yoga teaching program that counted toward academics so, while she learned by the books, she could simultaneously learn the beautiful art of yoga. This gave her away not only to help herself but to find the gift of yoga and share it with whomever‘s path she may cross.  Read more...


Romina Romero-Hermoso, 250 hrs CRT


Romina deeply believes in the transformational power of yoga. Through a steady practice of yoga and meditation she learned to appreciate her body, to tame her mind and to invite the ghosts of her soul to a cup of tea.
Romina currently studies a master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and hopes to help immigrant women like herself to connect deeply with their intrinsic goodness and power. Read more...



Sonya Monts, Barre and Adult Ballet

Sonya Monts has taught in the private studio setting for over 20 years. She previously owned and directed her own private studio, The Dancer’s Extension, and was the dance teaching artist for Polk County (NC) Schools.

She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Columbia College in South Carolina, and in 2015 earned her Certificate in Dance Education from the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO).  For the NDEO, Sonya is a chapter sponsor for the National Honor Society of Dance Arts, contributes to online member forums and webinars, serves on the editorial board for the Dance Education in Practice journal. served on the strategic planning committee, and has adjudicated for the Artistic Merit, Leadership and Academic Achievement Award.

Sonya teaches Adult Ballet/Barre, Mondays at 4.30


Steven Mucciarone


Steven is a KRI certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor based in Asheville, NC.  He first started attending Kundalini Yoga classes with Ra Ma Kaur in Asheville, and it became clear to him almost instantly that this was the magic he had been waiting for.  Within a year of starting his practice, he made a daunting move and signed up for the Harijiwan Program to receive his Kundalini Yoga teaching certification.  He completed his KRI certification in NYC at Ra Ma Institute for Applied Yogic Science and Technology, and this life changing experience accelerated the process of carving out the path to teach.  He his honored to be teaching in the beautiful city of Asheville and making the teachings accessible to every body. Read more...

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