Hi yogis & yoginis! Happy Spring!

How's your practice looking? Can we agree that spring a great time to take on new mantras and new beliefs about ourselves? Maybe you come to yoga to get or stay fit, strong, flexible. Maybe yoga helps you with pain. Or sleep. Or anxiety. Either way, over time, you may begin to see that what you learn about yourself by coming to yoga goes deeper than you thought you might.

This spring, we can begin to untie those binds that we place upon ourselves -- self-limiting stories and old scripts. Creating a practice that follows us beyond the yoga mat starts with intention and with disciplined, daily choices and habits. Maybe it's time to stop thinking that YOU have to work for your yoga. Maybe it's time to let your yoga work for YOU. Ask us how... or simply change up your practice, come to a new class, sign up for private guidance, take a workshop.... stretch your limits!

But first!! I hope you're reading this at the beginning of the week, because there's a social media CONTEST FOR FREE TUITION TODAY for the upcoming 2-hour Paint by Yoga class! Read below!

What a relief I feel, as the buds break ground, and as I've had the honor of working extra diligently this year with so many of you to stay grounded and ready to FLY this spring!

Looking forward to seeing you on (and off!) the mat. Stay courageous!

Rhonda Cook, c-IAYT, eRYT
Certified Yoga Therapist
Breathe Yoga & Wellness
131 West Union Street, Morganton

A Social Media Blitz is happening TODAY through THURSDAY March 8th at noon! Read up on Facebook.

We're giving away one FREE SPOT in Paint by Yoga at Sketch Art Space on Saturday, March 17th. Get that photo of yourself in today!!! to enter the #paintbyyogaphotochallenge and you'll be entered in a drawing for a FREE SPOT in the Paint by Yoga class on March 17th at Sketch Art Space.

Read below for a full event description with signup links. But DON'T WAIT TO ENTER FOR THE FREE SPOT, valued at $55!

Everyone who sends a selfie taken in front of Breathe Yoga & Wellness or Sketch Art Space, sends a photo of themselves in a yoga pose anywhere, or tag us in social media doing either, gets a ticket in the drawing on Thursday afternoon.

Monthly Yoga & Wine

Third Fridays from 6:00 - 7:30pm
Led by Erica Baxter, eRYT

Join yoga teacher Erica Baxter on Fri 3/16 for an evening of fun and relaxation. We'll start with a stretchy, flowy, feel-good yoga class, followed by wine, light refreshments and time with friends.

No prior yoga experience needed. Must be 21 or older to participate; no exceptions.

Cost is $10 for Breathe Members / $12 for non-Members OR pay $20 for two. Inquire about special group pricing!

Follow this link to reserve your spot or spots.

Create your own colorful story!

Saturday, March 17, 2018, 11am - 1pm at Sketch Art Space, 114 N. Sterling Street, Morganton

Create your own colorful story during this 2-hour creative body/art session for adults during a yoga class led by art teacher Staci Nofziger & Yoga Therapist Rhonda Cook from Breathe Yoga & Wellness at local art studio, Sketch Art Space.

Be ready to express yourself! Wear comfortable clothing that you can move in and that you don't mind getting paint on.

$55 per person includes paint and a wall hanging that you can keep to show off your true colors.

Space is limited to SIX, so advance registration is required.  Follow this link to reserve your spot.

Rest & Be Stretched! Thai Massage Day

Sunday March 25, 2018
One-hour sessions starting at 11:30am

Follow  this link  or  watch a video  on Thai Massage to learn what to expect during this wonderful, relaxing treatment as well as licensed bodyworker bios.

$60 per one-hour Thai Massage Session. $55 for active Breathe Monthly Members.

Learn more here about booking, payment, and cancellations. 

Book an appointment by following this link.
Spring Guest Teacher Workshop w/ Anne Lowell:
Yoga Beyond the Mat

Three-hour workshop S aturday, April 28, 2018, 11am - 2pm

You may have heard the phrase "take your yoga off of the mat" but what does that really mean? And more importantly: how do you do it and what's the point? This workshop will deepen your practice and grow your understanding of yoga through group discussion and self-reflection.

Besides teaching yoga, Anne is an ACSM certified personal trainer and completed her 500 hour yoga credential at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. Anne wrote a beautiful blog post with us to share more about her yogic path and philosophy here.

Registration is available (and will be required in advance) by following this link.

FREE Sample Workshop for this 5-Part Story Medicine Series

Sunday, April 29, 2018, 2 - 4pm

Story Medicine is an ancient indigenous modality for healing that uses writing, ceremony, and community for healing trauma. Story Medicine Worldwide provides instruction and support for visionary healers and writers at various stages of expression, collaborating to present and grow our very unique work locally and beyond.

Register for the 4/29 FREE Sample Class by  following this link.

Yoga & Meditation for Addiction Recovery Support

Tuesdays, Feb 27 - May 6, 2018, 10 - 11am
Suggested donation $5

This beginner-friendly series runs for 12 weeks. People may come to one, some, or all 12 of these trauma-informed classes meant to support early or ongoing recovery with self-compassion and mindful presence. Although 12-Step principals are applied during class, it's not necessary to be in a 12-Step program to participate, but it is suggested that students be on an active path of recovery. This class is not meant to be a substitute for addiction treatment. 

Read more  HEREAdvance registration is not required, but is encouraged. Sign up  HERE .

Spring Break Staycation?

We love this a good reminder   to fund beauty & retreat in your own mind! Planning a staycation this year for spring break? Let us know so we can help you plan the perfect private wellness sessions or at-home practice.

Ready to take your practice deeper? Or have you been wanting to begin a new practice?

Private yoga sessions are geared specifically to YOUR needs. We want everyone to have a home practice that supports the learning of essential concepts that will help you prioritize your OWN wellness goals!
  • Book Private Sessions, 60 or 90 minute (for 1 or 2 people) led by highly trained yoga teachers
  • Small Group Sessions (3 or more)
  • Consults & Therapies >> Thai Massage 1-hour sessions led by licensed body workers
  • Yoga Therapy led by certified Yoga Therapist
Yoga Therapy is a person-centered approach, is led by specially trained instructors, and takes into account a student's total wellness, physical and mental health conditions, and is centered around a specific goal, such as sleep regulation, support of healing from injury or surgery, reducing effects of chronic conditions, pain reduction. Evidence-based modalities are offered along with full assessment, recommendations and follow up.

For both general private yoga sessions and Yoga Therapy, the instructor may request a phone, in-person, or written assessment to gauge the student's individual needs.

Breathe Yoga & Wellness offers discounts for the booking of multiple sessions, along with discounts for professional referrals.
Referring wellness practitioners should email their patient's or client's name to us by email in confidence.  Private sessions can be booked by following this link or by email inquiry to info@breatheyogawellness.com. 

While the only insurance we can use for covering private sessions are HSA or FSA debit cards, Breathe Yoga & Wellness offers discounts for the booking of multiple sessions, along with discounts with a written referral by any wellness practitioner for yoga or meditation.

Spring Schedule at Breathe
Below are a few shifts in the regularly scheduled classes, descriptions, and teachers
  • Starting in March, on Saturday mornings, Shelli leads an Asana Kriya Mashup at 9am, borrowing from many styles of poses and breathwork, including Hatha and Kundalini yoga. This is a mixed levels, beginner-friendly class.
  • Starting Thursday, March 1st, Annaliese will lead Prana Yoga during the month of March, which is also a mixed-levels class.
  • Starting Tuesday, March 13th, Christi's 7pm class will be all about hips in a class called Get Hip: Yoga for Happy Hips.
  • Erica takes on Thursday 5:30pm classes for a creative, breath-centered Flow class.
  • Rhonda has resumed Yoga for Addiction Recovery Support through May on Tuesdays at 10am for a $5 suggested donation. People can come and pay what they can, IF they can. Focus is therapeutic yoga, strengthening, balancing postures, calming breath work, and meditation tools.
  • ... and several teachers take spring vacations, so watch the schedule for loving and able substitutes
Brand-New to Yoga
2-hour Beginners Workshop

Saturday May 19, 2018 from 11am - 1pm
Led by Erica Baxter, eRYT

This is a 2-hour workshop is offered again by popular demand, and is for beginning yoga students who want to learn the practice of yoga.

The instructor will progressively take the class from very basic yoga postures to standing and moving in a slow flow movement, linking movement with breath.

 This workshop will help give new students the tools needed to easily move towards a mixed-levels class with confidence.

Cost is $20 per person.  Reserve your spot   HERE .

Namasté & Monat

Friday, Mar 23, 2018, 7 - 9pm

Join yogi Jen Schneider for a meditation & demonstration about Monat at Breathe Yoga & Wellness.

Find out more about this naturally based, anti-aging hair care company and also enjoy a guided meditation and light refreshments.

Reserve your spot at the Facebook Event HERE.

Wellness & Essential Oils 101

Saturday, Mar 24, 2018, 10:30am
Cost $5

Brought to you by Roxy's Daily Oily Talk.
Learn natural ways to support your health, clean your home and improve your mood using Young Living Essential oils. Workshop will include a Make & Take roller bottle of seasonal support blend to take home and begin using right away (all oils come in the starter kit)!

The cost will be $5.00 for the seasonal roller bottle. You will be equipped and ready just in time for the allergy season.

Reserve your spot at the Facebook Event HERE.

Ganeshpuri India Retreat, February 2019

Siva, Shakti, and Ganesha

Our local yogini Barbie Weinstock is sharing with us all a beautiful opportunity to attend a 5-day immersion retreat in  Ganeshpuri, India and we want all who are interested  in learning about this traditional practice to have the information.

If you want to hear more about Barbie's practice through her own beautiful lineage and the dedication to her guru and the teachings, listen to our interview (follow link) in one of the first Sacred Spaces Radio podcasts. This just might inspire you to dive into this Indian retreat. 

for our complete schedule, class descriptions and more!

Breathe Yoga & Wellness
131 West Union Street
Morganton, NC 28655


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