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Barbara Schauer, Founder


E-RYT500 | 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...


Cindy Wolff, Manager


I am both honored and grateful to be called the Manager of Weaverville Yoga studio. Although we are still trying to work out the details, I led by wonderful teachers and us students to guide me along. To hear the needs as we continue to grow.

The physical practice of yoga has been part of my life for many years. It was not until a few years ago I followed the sign that said Weaverville Yoga studio. I was curious to check out this new place in town. See what it had to offer me. I had no idea that following that one little sign could change my life in such a positive way. I have found a true sense community. And have been made so many dear friends within our yoga community.

Weaverville Yoga studio teachers have taught me that yoga is not just a physical practice. But the deeper meaning of Yoga as a spiritual practice.  I will be a forever student of these teachings and in May 2018 completed my 200 hr teaching certification.

Please feel free to connect with me at Leftylou2@aol.com or at the studio if you would like to connect me with about how we together can improve the studio. Or what workshops may be of interest to you.

So for now: take a deep breath, let it go and LIVE!


Cindy Wolff




Steve Mucciarone (Dass Tiaga)


Steven’s spiritual name is Dass Tiaga, which means one who, having given up all worldly attachments, serves the Divine in all with the highest and most heartfelt consciousness. He believes that Kundalini is the diamond from which all fractals of God Consciousness were created, and considers Kundalini the jewel of his heart from which all potentials and realities are formed.  He is thrilled to share this practice to help other people as a guide to their own potential and awareness, to help burn away their karma so they can live happy, healthy, and holy lives.


Kundalini yoga:

Kundalini Yoga is the Yoga of awareness.  Yogi Bhajan, the Master of Kundalini Yoga, delivered these teachings to help make our lives easier in the dark times of the Aquarian Age, which we are- by many people, believed to be living in now.  Kundalini Yoga involves internal work by facing our subconscious blockages and finding ways to break through them in order to heal.  This Yoga will awaken one to their full potential in life.


Randi Janelle


RYT200 | Randi has practiced yoga from age fifteen and relishes the gifts it has bestowed on her life. She is a performance poet, novelist, and a photographer among other things, and views yoga as a creative manifestation for the body, mind, and spirit. She enjoys creating poetry through awareness, movement, breath, and gratitude.
For a few years she hobbled on crutches from a ligament injury to her knee, but has healed it from yoga asanas and listening to the lessons that injury had to teach. Yoga Inbound combines a few styles: Ashtanga Vinyasa, Iyengar, and Anusara, with emphasis on stabilizing energy, alignment, and heart opening. Randi focuses on the inward poetry of the body - what is it telling us that we may be ignoring? Perhaps simply that it is miracle! She believes like any art, yoga is best interpreted by intuition, visualization, and being present. Read more...


Rosanna Keyes



Rose is a freelance writer and yoga teacher based in Western NC. She has been writing for over twenty years and her pieces have been featured in a variety of online and print publications. She has been practicing yoga for over ten years, teaching for 4 years, and holds her 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Registration. She teaches many styles of class, ranging from Power Flow to Yin and Restorative.


Her classes are compassionate, intimate, and focused, and she continually encourages her students to meet themselves right where they are, engaging in the present moment with curiosity and courage. Over the years yoga, meditation, and writing have consistently brought her healing and peace, and she is grateful to be able to share those practices with others.


For more information please contact her at rosannakeyes.com.



 Bruce Barkus, Ashtanga Yoga

Bruce teaches a streamlined half Primary Series Tuesday mornings 10.30-11.30. This is yoga to build strength and shift attention from thinking to being. Modifications are taught. This class will be offered through the summer. If you want to change for the good, commit to a summer of Ashtanga with Bruce and see.


  • 120 hour Ashtanga Intensive Training with Kino McGregor and Tim Feldman
  • 230 hour Teacher’s Training Asheville Yoga Center. YA certified
  • 25 hour Ashtanga Certified with Manju Jois at One Yoga Planet
  • Ashtanga Workshops: David Swenson, Greg Nardi, David Keil, Kino McGregor, Lewis Rothlein

Eda Pada Bakasana or One Legged Flying Crow from the 3rd series

My wife is a great chef… anything she prepares, especially Italian

Solving difficult business problems and helping “start-ups”

OK… this is a long list as I love music. Everything But the Girl, The Kooks, MCYogi, Sade, WAH, Macklemore

Bruce also has a Doctorate degree in business and finds that mindfulness is critical in his consulting practice. As PK Jois says, “Yoga is 99% practice and 1% theory”



Darleen Benson



Darleen began a yoga practice almost 40 years ago. During recent years, as she has experienced the inevitable changes of an aging body, she has relied increasingly upon yoga to maintain strength, flexibility, balance, mindfulness and joy.


Several years ago, she was inspired to complete a 250-Hour Yoga Teacher Training program.  She then graduated from Therapeutic Yoga for Seniors Teacher Training offered through Duke University’s School of Integrative Medicine. She has also completed  courses on Yoga for Osteoporosis and Osteopenia,  Pelvic Floor Health, Chair Yoga,  and Postural Changes of Aging which have deeply influenced her asana practice and teaching style.


Her passion and pleasure today is in finding her voice as a teacher of others who are “Coming of Age” in bodies that are changing, becoming increasingly unable to perform like “they used to”. There is joy and celebration, art and mystery in growing old, and there is no better way to take that journey than on the Path of Yoga!


Integrative Yoga for Seniors (Beginners Welcome)

Wednesdays, 3-4 pm



Ginny Goodin


Ginny Goodin is a tai chi, qigong and meditation instructor, personal development coach, and a long-term student of centering practices as a core path to a relaxed, conscious approach to daily life.


Tai Chi Chuan was an easy love affair for her, enthralled by the fluidity and gracefulness of the movements, and deeply moved by the centering and peacefulness of the discipline. With 30 years of practice, she has experienced how energy moves through the body and how profoundly we can affect our daily life with this simple yet deep practice.


Ginny is a gentle, generous, and spirited woman, a sensitive and caring teacher, who offers warmth, unfailing patience, and deep support.


About Tai Chi, Ginny says:

Maybe you have heard of Tai Chi, or seen the graceful images of people gliding through dance-like poses, doing what looks like kung fu in slow motion. What is Tai Chi, anyway? Read more...


Joyce Hones


Joyce Hones is a teacher of heart-centered yoga with a focus on safe alignment and intelligent sequencing of asana. Her primary studentship has been at City Yoga (Columbia, SC) and she completed a 200-hour teacher training in November 2016 through Rasika Yoga School (Cornelius, NC).


Her primary studentship has been at City Yoga (Columbia, SC) and she completed a 200-hour teacher training in November 2016 through Rasika Yoga School (Cornelius, NC; led by Stacey Millner-Collins, Sarah Faircloth, Kelley Gardner, Allison Modafferi-Brewster, and Sari Weston).


For years, she has longed to live in the North Carolina mountains; a recent transplant to western NC, she is happy to have found a warm embrace in Weaverville Yoga. Read more...


 Monika Reineke


 Pilates teacher, artist, yogi.

Yoga was my first love.  Started practicing it consistently in the 80’s, after my first daughter was born in Santa Cruz, California.



In 2007 I went to my doctor for shoulder impingements and was diagnosed with severe scoliosis.  I have two ‘S’ curves in my spine, apparently since birth. My doctor prescribed Pilates for my scoliosis.  I was absolutely astounded with the ease from discomfort and increased range of motion I gained with Pilates in my life, and I was also 100 times better at Yoga.  More efficient in isolating the use of the appropriate muscle groups for movement.


With pride, I celebrate life and people.


I love teaching Pilates and the rewards as each participant gains self- esteem, strength, balance,………..


Propagating a healthy lifestyle is uplifting, inspiring and fun. It intensifies your energy field and expands out into the world.


Completed my Comprehensive Pilates certification, classically trained (true to the original intentions of Joseph Pilates) accredited with the Pilates Method Alliance in 2009 – Kore Pilates, La Jolla, CA.



Jenne Sluder


Jenne is a yoga therapist, professional musician, and a native of Asheville, NC. She is a qualified mental health professional with a Master’s in Transpersonal Psychology from Naropa University, specializing in a somatic approach to improving mental health. She is a certified yoga therapist and is trained as an advanced (RYT500) instructor of therapeutic yoga and meditation. Therapeutic Yoga applies anatomical precision, intelligent sequencing, and a calming pace to relieve anxiety, stress, and fatigue and to stretch, strengthen and increase mobility in muscles and joints as well as to fine tune the body’s systems, improving circulation of blood and lymph, balancing the nervous system and strengthening mental clarity, healthy breathing, and digestive function. As a therapeutic yoga instructor, Jenne strives to empower students to progress toward improved health and well-being through safe, informed, and precise application of the most relevant yoga practices for each individual’s capacities and conditions. Jenne teaches yoga in both traditional studios as well as in mental health settings for adults and at-risk youth. 



Kelly Kilker, CYT200


Kelly found yoga as a complement to running and fell in love with how great she felt after a yoga practice. Yoga was her chance to play, become more in tune with her body, and let go of her ego. Yoga brought a sense of peace and self love that has made Kelly the teacher she is today. She enjoys breaking down a pose to make it more accessible in the body and to mix up flows to keep the mind guessing. Yoga is a time to let go of the day and be present in the moment. Kelly believes balance poses are easier if you close one eye and stick out your tongue  ;)  

Kelly has been teaching yoga since 2010 and earned her 200-hr certification in 2011. She feels lucky to have taught yoga in Florida, Oregon and North Carolina - from yoga studios to fitness/rec centers. She enjoys creating flows that allow students to have a sense of play in their yoga practice and to feel comfortable to experiment and do whatever feels best.

Class Description: Pairing postures with breath we create a moving meditation while improving our strength, flexibility and balance. A sense of humor is always welcome as we play with poses and sequencing. Great complement to an active lifestyle. Prior yoga experience is helpful, but not necessary.


Tara Carr, RYT200


I graduated from UNC Asheville in May of 2017 with a degree in psychology and a minor in Spanish. I currently work at Pisgah Legal Services helping to connect low-income people and families to private attorneys in the area for free services. I hope to one day become a lawyer for a similar organization. I have a strong passion for social justice and have for some time. It was this passion that led me to yoga while I was in high school. I needed an outlet and I wanted both a physical and mental practice.  Read more...

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