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Weaverville Yoga :: Teachers and Styles

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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, Ageless Grace


 The Ageless Grace® Brain and body fitness program is a cutting-edge system designed to continue exercising and developing your brain, no matter what your age. There are 21 simple and fun exercises to help your brain fire new neurons! Each one of the 21 exercises or “tools” is designed to activate all five primary functions of your brain: strategic planning, memory and recall, analytical thinking, creativity and imagination, and kinesthetic learning.


In addition to brain stimulation, these tools also help you develop and maintain physical skills that are necessary for quality of life, including balance, flexibility, joint mobility, strength, and agility, to name a few.




Practicing Ageless Grace will increase your “neuroplasticity”, which is the ability of the brain and nervous system to change form and function. Increased neuroplasticity has been proven to help people heal from trauma, addiction, anxiety, depression, attention deficit disorder, degenerative brain diseases, and even chronic pain. An Ageless Grace class is also likely to increase your laughter, leaving you feeling refreshed, alert, and uplifted.


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. 



Eddie LeShure


Eddie LeShure is a Certified Yoga Instructor (RYT 200), Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC), meditation teacher, Integrative Breathwork Facilitator, Certified Peer Support Specialist (CPSS), and person in long term recovery. He brings to the studio decades of meditation and yoga practice, plus many years of direct client contact in addiction counseling with thousands in recovery from substance-misuse and eating disorder.Eddie’s classes and one-on-one mentoring inspire us to recognize that we all have the resources within us to get unstuck and transform our lives, often by just taking simple steps.


Eddie began his yoga practice in 1971 in a prison cell while serving time on a narcotics charge. He initiated a regular meditation practice in 1982 and has studied and sat on three continents with dozens of eminent teachers, including H.H. the Dali Lama and Thich Nhat Hanh, spending the equivalent of two years in retreat setting. Besides having led groups in a variety of treatment and aftercare facilities, he regularly provides series classes, webinars, workshops, retreats, trainings for professionals, and presents at mental health conferences. Along with Margaret Kirschner, Eddie is co-founder of A Mindful Emergence, LLC ( ).


Yoga for Recovery 


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!




Jenne Sluder


Jenne Sluder MA C-IAYT is a certified yoga therapist and mind-body specialist. Jenne holds a Masters degree in Transpersonal Psychology from Naropa University with intensive training in mind-body approaches to improving mental health and physical well-being. Jenne works with individuals and with groups using somatic, nature-based, mindfulness-based, and compassion-centered wellness practices.


Yoga for Resilience

Let’s use our mind-body practice to build flexibility, compassion, strength, relaxation and focus. In this beginner-friendly class, we explore many forms of practice that build stress-resilience: therapeutic yoga stretching, gentle core-strengthening, energizing qigong movements, and guided meditation (seated on a chair or cushion) followed by a lying-down progressive relaxation. This kind of balanced practice builds our capacity to respond skillfully to stressful situations, restore peace to the mind and the nervous system, and spend/renew our energy in a sustainable way.


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...


Kelly Gilmore


I’m thrilled to share my love for yoga with you.


I attended my first yoga class in the late 90’s while living in CA. I was doing a lot of outdoor activities that were pretty demanding of my body. I was so intrigued with the practice and the mindfulness that followed that I began to study privately and took any classes I could find. In 2000 I completed my first 200hr training in Flow Yoga with White Lotus Foundation.


Shortly after I was introduced to Anusara Yoga and completed a 300hr training at the Amrita Sanctuary in 2002, which led to immersions, retreats and many weekend workshops. With such an exploration in therapeutics, alignment and energy I wanted to go deeper into the anatomy and physiology of the body and graduated from Asheville School of Massage and Yoga in 2007, after moving to Weaverville, NC in 2005.  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.


Kundalini yoga is a great practice for moving energy and making it accessible.
In a time of uncertainty and feeling blocked, Kundalini yoga offers a practice of physical movement, breathwork, and meditation to make you feel healthy, happy, strong, and revitalized.
In this gentle version of the yoga of self-awareness, we turn inward to form a strong connection with our own authentic self, in body, mind, and spirit. Come practice Sunday morning at 9 and Thursday afternoon at 4.

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...



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


Susan Rae, Yoga for Self Love


Hello, my name is Susan Rae and I am so happy to be here and am so happy you are here, too! My initial introduction to yoga was in the early 1990’s when I decided to take an elective course in Hatha Yoga during my final semester of college. I was hoping to find a calmer, more integrative approach to my ordinary intense cardio workout routine. I noticed the benefits immediately, and attributed my level of focus and groundedness in presenting my final project that last semester of college to all that I was learning and practicing in yoga class.


Well, life is full and I let this lovely practice slip by the wayside as l soon became busy with marriage, building a business with my husband, and starting a family. It was in 2007 after finding myself in total depletion and burnout from persistent business growth and expansion pursuits that I finally came back to yoga. This time, it felt like a necessity, a lifeline amidst the darkness in desperate hope to find my way back to health. I stayed committed to the practice despite my impatience and agitation on the mat. I liked to move, and move fast, sweat, and then quickly move on to the next thing. But I could not deny that my body and my soul were begging me to slow down and find a different way.  Read more...

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