Weaverville yoga teacher barbara-profile-circle.v1.png

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. Read more...


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.



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.  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).  Read more...


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  ;)  Read more...


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...


Eryn Murman, RYT200


Warm 26 for All Yoga incorporates two breathing exercises and 26 postures incorporating balance, strength and flexibility.  Each posture stretches and strengthens specific muscles, ligaments, and joints needed for the next posture.  This style of yoga stimulates the organs, glands and nerves, moving fresh oxygenated blood throughout the body.  Sweating during hot yoga can help you detoxify as you reduce water retention and sweat out toxins.  By drinking plenty of water, your gastrointestinal, urinary, and cardiovascular systems work better, naturally detoxifying tissues and cells and clearing waste more readily from the body.  All levels are welcome and modifications always available!  Please bring a bath or beach towel to place over your mat and bottle of water for your practice.  (And please hydrate hours before class!)  Read more...


Angela Mucci, NIA teacher




My life changed when I stepped into a NIA class in 2009. Anxiety, depression and disconnection decreased.  Pleasure, energy, connection increased. I knew in that first class that I wanted to teach NIA, to bring that delicious movement and music to others. I began sharing the joy of NIA in 2010 and have had the honor and privilege to teach in fitness centers, mental health facilities, yoga and dance studios, houses, hallways and backyards.


While working as a mental health therapist I learned that people thrive when they have creative outlets and ways to connect to their bodies in a world that encourages disconnection. My classes offer an opportunity for both, with evocative music and conscious, grounding movement.


In addition to being a blue belt NIA instructor I am also a Certified Ageless Grace Educator.  Movement practices have the ability to heal ailments of various shades and depths, so join me on the dance floor and feel better in your body and better in your life.


NIA barefoot cardio dance is a holistic movement program set to evocative, empowering music that feeds your body, focuses your mind, stirs your emotions, and uplifts your spirit. Read more...


Esther Sabatino


My name is Esther Sabatino and I love yoga. I also love living in these mountains. They provide a powerful energy that I often tap into. I’ve loved yoga for years and now find that I live it and breathe it. One of my goals as a teacher is to help guide my classes to look inward and find the connection of love that yoga brings to the body, mind and spirit because, it is very possible to live and love life every day with joy.

My passion is to explore the therapeutics of yoga through a gentle style yoga, restorative yoga, yoga nidra and meditation. My intention is to bring a gentle and therapeutic energy to each class and to grow and learn as we all connect. My commitment is to be completely present with you in each class as we get inside our bodies and find the healing we are all capable of.

Esther  teaches Candlelight Gentle Flow on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month beginning October 14, 4-5 pm.



Nikki Flood


Nikki was gratefully raised in a holistic household traveling each year with her family to Guadalajara, Mexico to see the finest homeopathic doctor at that time. Being raised on fresh organic carrot juice and sprouted grain avocado sandwiches wasn’t always her favorite or “coolest” thing growing up in Dallas, Texas. But, as she got older she began to realize the gift she had been given as a child. Starting her yoga journey over 15 years ago Read more...


Sophia Phillips


Sophia will begin teaching Yoga/Pilates Fusion on Sunday November 11 at 5.15 pm.


Sophia first went to a yoga class out of curiosity, and immediately felt the powerful and healing effects of the practice. From there, she continued to use yoga as a way to shed layers and get closer to that deep compassion, love, and stillness that lies within every one of us. After years of practicing, Sophia became a registered yoga teacher, 200-hr certified through Asheville Yoga Center. She loves yoga and meditation because it gives us an opportunity to reflect, strengthen, heal, soften, and let go. She is honored to be able to share these sacred practices with others. Sophia says, “People often spend entire days rushing to get things done as fast as possible, and our yoga practice is the time to leave that at the door and rejoice in the present moment. The goal from there is to take that present awareness off the mat and into the world.” Sophia is also a student and wellness counselor at UNCA, studying for a Health and Wellness major. She is thrilled to share her passions and knowledge with the Weaverville yoga community!

powered by Abstract5