New Ongoing 6-Week Series for 2020
Classes begin the week of March 16. Click here to skip ahead to the schedule.
The therapeutic postures from the Viniyoga tradition focus on integrated breath (pranayama) and postures (asana) for optimal health, healing and beyond. Viniyoga is the evidenced-based yoga for chronic low-back pain, as proven in the National Institutes of Health study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
The breath-centric practice uses neuro-muscular programming, where dysfunctional patterns are re-wired by repetitions designed to carve new neuro-muscular pathways, awakening the sense acuity pathways and creating a new way of movement.
You will also:
- Break out of slump-land with the help of a Posture Coach, improve your postural alignment, and alleviate “forward-head” and “text-neck”
- Learn life-long skills to maintain a flexible and supple spine, and prevent future pain and strain ~ “You are as young as your spine is flexible”.
- Link the flow of your breath to the movement of your spine. Practice breathing and meditation techniques to renew energy for overall well-being, cultivate the relaxation response, improve mood, combat anxiety and depression, and enhance the cardio-vascular and nervous systems.
- Safely and effectively treat chronic pain and inflammation
- Strengthen weak muscles; develop core abdominal strength to support your aching back
- Identify and release chronic contractions, stiffness, and holding patterns that keep you “stuck” in pain
- Develop healthy movement patterns and range of motion
Adaptive poses are presented, and everyone is encouraged to respect their body and move at their own level. Beginners welcome. If you have undergone trauma, suffered an injury, surgery, or simply want to find release and relief — get back in action with this class!
Contact Annelise with any questions.
All classes are conveniently located at Bluebird Studios in Annelise’s home in East-West Asheville, overlooking the New Belgium Brewery and the River Arts District. A map will be sent upon registration.
You can use the scheduler below to book a series of classes. Prices are $150 for 6 Semi-Private classes totaling 9 hours of instruction with only three people. You will get a lot of attention!
If none of the classes below satisfy your schedule, Contact Annelise to discuss your desired time for an additional class.
On rare occasions, single classes can be purchased for a $30 drop-in fee. Contact Annelise for availability
PLEASE NOTE — AS OF MARCH 6 – TWO CLASSES ARE FULL — TUESDAYS AT 2 AND 4. THIS IS NOT REFLECTED BELOW ON SCHEDULER BUT WILL BE RESOLVED ASAP. Tuesday at 10:30 has two openings.