This is our too-many-gifts-to-count newsletter issue, really. I don't even know how to express the abundance that's been poured over our yoga community in 2017. Just take a look at the full schedule of teachers, with their generous weekly commitments to the studio classes and the over-flowing list of workshop offerings that's on our Winter and Spring events schedule.

So many people have given selflessly this year. Service, or Seva, is a guiding principal of yoga, but you can't make people give anything... they are inspired by their own light and by the light of others, and I just want to thank each of you for being that light that inspires people to give. In 2017, at  least 160 hours in 2017 was donated by teachers and students  to keep the studio running smoothly, including dedicated cleaning of the space, washing windows, decorating the entry and potting plants, and helping with admin tasks, assisting with workshops, and more. To those who have gifted us with your time and talents, we  lift our hands in thanks to you!

So much love to you all, and a very Merry Christmas. Please let us know how we can continue to serve you in 2018!

Stay generous!

Rhonda Cook, c-IAYT, eRYT200/RYT500
Certified Yoga Therapist for Somatic
Health, Post-Trauma Care, Pain Reduction,
Addiction Recovery Support
Breathe Yoga & Wellness
131 West Union Street, Morganton
Holiday Yoga & Wine

Friday Dec 15, 2017 from 6:00 - 7:30pm
Led by Erica Baxter, eRYT

Join yoga teacher Erica Baxter 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!

Reserve your spot or spots  HERE .

Pranayama Workshop:
Finding Patience in the Practice

Saturday Dec 16, 2017 from 10:30am - 12:30pm
Led by Rhonda Cook, c-IAYT eRYT

"The quality of our breath expresses our inner feelings." ~ T.K.V. Desikachar

The ancient yogis developed the practice of Pranayama as a purifying agent to cleanse the nadis (energy channels) and chakras (energy centers). Today, through science and practice, we understand more... dive into structural breathing plus movement, then specific breathing patterns and exploration of the effects on the body and mind.

Cost is $15 / $20 for non-Members. Reserve your spot HERE.

Winter Price Special: A Bundle of Workshops for YOU!

Bundle of any FOUR 2-Hour Workshops this Winter & Spring for $88 (a savings of up to $37!)
The Workshops Bundle can be purchased by following this link.

For a preview of what's on the schedule, follow this link to our current list of upcoming two-hour workshops (and we expect to add more!).
The Gift of Yoga

We have gift certificates available in the studio (good 'ol paper) and as e-gifts.

Check out the different online gift certificate amounts or name your own price.

You can also email or call 828-475-5775 to inquire about getting one of our pretty, pre-printed paper certificates ready for you to pick up.
Book Study: Living Your Yoga
author, Dr. Judith Lasater

Sunday Dec 17, 2017 at 4:00pm
Led by Erica Baxter, eRYT

This monthly group book study session is offered by donation, which will go, in part, to a charity of the teacher's choice. There will be time for reading, reflection and dialogue in each group meeting, which will be held monthly for 7 months.

Registration for the book study session isn't necessary, but WILL help Erica plan for the number of people, so feel free to reserve your spot  HERE.

Yoga & Meditation for Chronic Pain

Saturday, Jan 6, 2018 from 10:30am - 12:30pm
Led by Karin Novak, RYT

Karin leads this 2-hour workshop focusing on yoga techniques for pain management, enabling you to live a happier and fuller life.

Follow  this link  to a description of the benefits of yoga and meditation in creating a strong habit of self-care that will manage and reduce the dreaded P-word!

Cost is $15 for Breathe Members / $20 for non-Members.  Reserve your spot  HERE .
Rest & Be Stretched! Thai Massage Day

Two Sundays: Sun Jan 14 & 28, 2018

Thai Massage bodywork sessions will be available in one-hour appointments at Breathe Yoga & Wellness by appointment on two Sundays in January. 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.

Book for January 14th
Book for January 28th
Iyengar Yoga Workshop

Saturday, Jan 20, 2018 from 2 - 4pm
Led by Guest Teacher Randy Loftis, Certified Iyengar Instructor

This 2-hour workshop is for yoga practitioners, teachers and teachers-in-training. Guest teacher and certified Iyengar instructor Randy Loftis teaches at The Embodiment Center in Asheville. The class is appropriate for anyone from beginning practitioner to current yoga teacher looking to take their practice deeper. Expect to be challenged no matter what your experience level.

Cost is $30 for Breathe Members / $35 for non-Members.
Learn more about Iyengar Yoga and Randy Loftis HERE. Reserve your spot HERE.

New Year Mind-Body Cleanse & Study

6 weeks in January & February
Led by Yoga Therapist Rhonda Cook, e-IAYT, eRYT

Back & improved! This program is designed to help you eliminate not just food, but anything you feel the need to "detox" from: relationships, social media, news, distractions, possessions, and foods like sugars, fats, salt, etc... It's up to each person to determine what needs to be tweaked.

... and this year we have a holistic Registered Dietician on board! And for only $10 weekly plus options for more value. Follow this link to learn more, including pricing options and details.
Manifest Your Heart's Desire

Saturday, February 3, 2018 from noon - 2pm

In this two-hour workshop, visiting guest teacher  David Henault will take us through yoga & meditation practices that will help us shed the vibrations that block us from manifesting our heart's desire. Read what   David wrote in the Yogi Times about the Law of Attraction, which offers hints about the work you'll do in this class.

Cost is $30 for Breathe Members / $35 for non-Members.

Learn more about David Henault in   his Yogi Times bio. Reserve your spot   HERE.
Yoga for Addiction Recovery Support

Next 12-weeks Session
Tuesdays, Nov 21, 2017 - Feb 6, 2018
10 - 11am

People may come to one, some, or all 12 of these trauma-informed classes. This class emphasizes physical and emotional safety and is beginner-friendly. This class is not meant to be a substitute for addiction treatment.  Read more  here .

Offered by donation. Advance registration is not required, but is encouraged. Sign up for any single class here.

Private Yoga Sessions & Yoga Therapy

One-on-one yoga and meditation sessions are geared specifically to students' needs and are a great way to learn essential concepts such as key actions of poses, correct alignment for a specific body, breathing, lines of energy and philosophical concepts. Several teachers at Breathe Yoga & Wellness are available to develop a personalized practice.

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 yoga modalities are offered along with full assessment, recommendations and follow up. 

Private sessions can be booked by following this link or by email inquiry to 

While the only insurance we can use for coving 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.

Jewelry hand crafted by Peggy Carter

Our "jewel" of a teacher Peggy Carter is now showing and selling her gorgeous hand crafted neclaces and pendants at Hamilton Williams Gallery in downtown Morganton. We are so lucky to have teachers so rich in talent, and Peggy does so much for our community. We hope you'll visit the studio to see her beauties!

for our complete schedule, class descriptions and more!

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

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