How do we explore our own nature?
The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.
~ John Muir

Stop where you are. Look up from your computer or device and rest your eyes on the first thing that captures your attention. Is it a tree? Is it a chair? A friend? Whatever it is, pause. Consider what it is that this thing/being adds to your world. If it is a pillow, maybe it’s got beautiful colors to admire and textures to touch; a place to rest your head. What quality adds to your life. Breathe in and receive that quality. 

What quality or action can you give back for what it is you receive? Could you pass on your admiration of it to someone else, so they will notice and appreciate? If it is a person, could you thank/tip/do a favor for them for what they give to you? Could you pass them your favorite piece of scripture, or a beautiful poem? Could you tell someone else about their work? Could you make them a meal? If it’s the funkiest cluster of flowers on a trail, could you take a photo and share it? Breathe out, exhaling that thing that you’d like to share as a commitment or a gift.

Do you feel resistance to giving? Do you feel resistance to receiving? This is one way to "know" about our Selves. We often embody what we know, and noticing how we FEEL (vs. what our brains think we know) about something is how we learn about our own nature.

It’s Spring, my friends! Time to be back outdoors and and watch the abundant life unfold. Notice how nature gives and receives effortlessly.

I look forward to seeing you at the many happenings led by Breathe Yoga & Wellness’s beautiful group of yoga, meditation, and wellness teachers. I Let us all meet and practice together! ’m feeling so much gratitude this season for my own teachers who have guided me to giving and receiving. These teachers most definitely include our students and my own private clients. THANK YOU for so many seasons of abundance!!!!

Stay generous. :) 


Rhonda Cook, c-IAYT, eRYT
Certified Yoga Therapist
c:  336-926-9882
Breathe Yoga & Wellness
131 West Union Street, Morganton
Teachers at Breathe Yoga & Wellness
Have you met all of the teachers who lead classes at Breathe Yoga & Wellness? There's a link on our site called Teachers who lead regularly scheduled classes that will take you to their photos, backgrounds and schedules. These teachers are among the best trained around, and all are filled with wisdom about yoga and its roots, in addition to having their own styles and backgrounds, with their own excellent teachers. We're so grateful for what they bring and offer!

We also have a beautiful family of teachers who graciously substitute at Breathe, and are so gifted, themselves. We're completely indebted to them for their flexibility and willingness.
Breathe's Regularly Scheduled Classes
Bookmark this link to our class schedule to stay on top of it! Our regularly scheduled classes occasionally shift with the seasons or change due to conflicts. As much as we try to avoid a last-minute change, sometimes it happens! The best way to stay informed is to check the class schedule when in doubt, or when your own schedule changes and you might be able to try something new. Wondering what to expect at a class? Check our Class Descriptions page.
Besides our regularly scheduled classes, we have so many other ways to move, grow, embody, BE!
Intro to Kundalini
Every other Saturday
starting May 5th, 4:30-5:45pm
Teacher Shelli Welch weaves in powerful self knowledge and inspiration in every class. This powerful practice will leave you feeling integrated, calm, clear and utterly energized. Kundalini involves chant, meditation, powerful breathe work, and deep yogic movement. Learn more about Kundalini and Shelli's background here .

Cost for each class is $12. Reserve your spot  here .
Yoga for Kids
Alternating Wednesdays till school's out, May 9, May 23, June 6 2018, 3:45 - 4:45pm
For Kids age 4-7 (or so), $10 per kid & adult pair OR kids can stay adult-free (depending on maturity & comfort - you decide!) This hour (or so) of fun, movement, laughs, breath & interaction will keep their attention and be a great mid-week energy-reliever! PARENT or GUARDIAN follow this link to register.
Mommy (or Daddy!) & Me
Alternating Wednesdays till school's out, May 16, May 30, 2018, 11:15 - noon
For Moms or Dads of kids 0-3, $10 per kid/parent for a 45 minute class of fun, movement, laughs, sounds, breath, and sweet play with your baby or toddler.
PARENT or GUARDIAN follow this link to register.
Let Go & Heal: Nidra & Sound Healing
Friday May 11th, 5:30-7pm
Join Annaliese in a Nourishing Evening of Sound and Energy Healing, Guided Yoga Nidra, and Relaxation. Follow this link for her full event description & invitation. Thanks to Annaliese's generosity, this is a donation offering and 100% of your donation will go to Big Brothers Big Sisters here in Morganton. Space is limited so reserve your spot here .
May Yoga & Wine
Friday, May 18, 2018, 6 - 7:30pm
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 wineand time with friends. No prior yoga experience needed. Must be 21 or older to participate; no exceptions. Cost is $12 for Breathe Members / $15 for non-Members OR pay $25 for two. Follow this link to reserve your spot or spots. Find our Facebook Event listing to invite friends.
Brand New to Yoga Workshop
Saturday, May 19, 2018, 11am - 1pm
This is a 2-hour workshop 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. Follow this link to reserve your spot. Learn more on our Facebook Event page .
Yoga for Addiction Recovery Support
Tuesdays, May 29 - Aug 7, 10 - 11am
Yoga for Addiction Recovery Support runs for 12 weeks. People may come to one, some, or all 12 of these trauma-informed classes.  Follow this link to read more about this series. Come to one or all. Offered by donation - $5 is suggested. Advance registration is not required, but is encouraged. Questions? Email
Do Some Yoga on the Greenway for Land Trust Day!
Support the organizations that protects our rivers, forests, & farms, Foothills Conservancy of NC!
Saturday, June 2, 2018, 7am - 8(ish)am
Saturday June 2nd is National Trails Day and Land Trust Day, and to honor our local land trust, Foothills Conservancy of NC, we’ll practice yoga along the Catawba River on the Greenway Boardwalk at River Village after sunrise. This yoga class will be beginner friendly and FUN.

Cost is $10 per person and 100% goes to Foothills Conservancy of NC .
Follow this link to reserve your spot . Email to arrange your family price so you can afford for the whole gang to come and also support a great cause!
Beginners Half-Marathon Training & Yoga Program
FREE INFO SESSION 6/30 @ NOON!  <---- click for info
16 Weeks in July through October, 2018
Join Erica & Erin for a Beginner Half-Marathon Training and Yoga Program, including a week-by-week training guide, weekly yoga sessions, group long runs, information on cross training, nutrition and more to support your 1/2 Marathon goals! Get the EARLY BIRD discount by May 31st and pay only $110 for the whole program . Total cost after May 31st is $125.

Follow this link to learn more.

Personalized Yoga
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. Follow this link to learn more.
for our complete schedule, class descriptions and more!