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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...


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...


Claire Elizabeth Barratt


A moment from Claire’s ballet class here.



Claire Elizabeth Barratt is an inter-disciplinary artist with a performing arts background. She is the director of “Cilla Vee Life Arts” – an arts organization with a focus on cross-media collaboration. Her work utilizes artistic disciplines of dance, music, text, media, visual and installation art.

Claire has presented her work in venues as diverse as Jacob’s Pillow, the New York Botanical Gardens, Black Mountain College Museum + Art Center and Art Basel Miami. She has performed and taught throughout the USA, Canada, Europe and Japan. 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.



 Rachel Nierstedt

Rachel began practicing yoga in high school when she received an MTV yoga video for Christmas in 2002. The full body workout and  trendy music sparked her interest, but it would be three more years before  Rachel took a semester of Yoga 101 at the College of Charleston and encountered the history of yoga practice and experienced its healing benefits first-hand. Under the guidance of an accomplished teacher, Rachel glimpsed the mental and emotional support yoga could offer. and for the next few years she practiced yoga sporadically but always returning to a  consistent practice when she need it most.


Her class is Rooted Flow:

This class is a gentle, grounding practice designed to get you connected with your body, allowing presence, understanding, and acceptance. Rooted Flow is accessible for all abilities and offers a safe, strengthening practice. Beginning with breath awareness and moving into a full body warm-up, followed by slow vinyasa and finishing with rooting balancing poses, this class will leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed.  Read more...


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



Kris Harris


Kris teaches different forms of yoga and meditation around Asheville, since moving here in 2017, all different ways ways of moving/shifting attention into stillness, ease, joy, wonderful well-being, and peacefulness. she also makes music and kirtan, exploring the possibilities of sound, mantra, and the heart. 


Yin/restorative: Yin stretches into the body, with opening postures that are held for several minutes, bringing the layers of the system into greater health, and finding our way into deeper rest, openness, and ease. Restorative yoga uses more bolsters and support, and more resting postures that we let go into, for deep rest and rejuvenation. No experience necessary. All bodies can find a way with these practices!




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...


 Hanna Zalesky


 With the foundation of a childhood yoga practice, Hanna began to feel more seriously drawn to yoga in 2010. She has since completed a 200-hour teacher training and is grateful for the opportunity to begin sharing the joy of the practice.


She is interested in the benefits of yoga for the subtle body and the impact of the practice on the way that we relate and balance our bodies and minds. She’s entranced by the power of yoga as a component of holistic self-care. 


Her Vinyasa-style class fosters the connection between breath and movement in a mindful, empowering and playful way. With attention to accessibility, comfort and alignment, Hanna’s class is designed to leave you feeling graceful, balanced and grounded.



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. 


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