March Museletter
A Note About "Where the Lost Things Go"
and Our Family's Loss

This week, we lost my stepfather, James Alan Rieger, from a recently diagnosed Liver Cancer. This weekend we welcome friends and family as guests to celebrate his life, honor his work and the impact he has made on each of us and the community.

I once was told by a grief counselor that the aim to assimilate to the burden of grief was to "accept the terms of the relationship that were available". This struck me as peaceful logically, but times of fear and discontent have shown me that acceptance can slip through our fingers and permeate our awareness; it can be truly difficult, especially on dreary days when the sun seems to cease to exist and we lurk in our own shadow. I share this news and thought with you out of love for each of our footrpints and in the greatest respect for our existence. I feel the light strongly despite these darkened days.

I now think of Mary Poppins when I think of death, after watching the newest movie with my daughter and two nephews who have experienced grief at an earlier age than I had. Here are a few of the lines from the song:

Memories you've shed
Gone for good you feared
They're all around you still
Though they've disappeared
Nothing's really left
Or lost without a trace
Nothing's gone forever
Only out of place
So maybe now the dish
And my best spoon
Are playing hide and seek
Just behind the moon
Waiting there until
It's time to show
Spring is like that now
Far beneath the snow
Hiding in the place
Where the lost things go
Time to close your eyes
So sleep can come around
For when you dream you'll find
All that's lost is found
Maybe on the moon
Or maybe somewhere new
Maybe all you're missing lives inside of you

I feel the amazing abundance of your presence in my life.
Please hold our family in your tremendous light.
Please know how much your dedication and patronage mean to me & our Shift community.

Yours in the highest good,


March Kundalini
First 3 Sundays
March 3rd, 10th, 17th
4:00-5:30 with Jagdeesh

Healing Sounds Yoga with Aoife Clancy
Wednesdays 11:15-12:30, Specialty
Start this week! (Read More Below)

Chair & Standing Yoga
No longer only on MWF! Join us on Tuesdays starting March 12th,
from 12:45-1:45 with Denise McDorman. Show those chairs they aren't just for sitting! Welcome back, Denise!

Myth & Yin with Christie Alexander
Fridays 1:00-2:15pm Come "weave" with us in our web,
beginning March 22nd! (Read More Below)

Vinyasa Flow & Core - Saturday Hybrid - NEW TIME
Sandi will now be teaching every Saturday at 10am in a Vinyasa Flow style with a core focus. The former 9:45am Intermediate & 11:30 Vinyasa are now culminated into this NEW TIME with a shifted class style to meet the needs of our Saturday students.

ELDOA with Jennifer Armstrong
Tuesdays/Thursdays 6:15-7:30 March 5th-March 21st

Don't forget, BODY Mapping with Emily is now for Women Only.

just for fun this month, let's shake it up with a challenge...
REFER A NEW STUDENT WHO ATTENDS AT LEAST FOUR CLASSES AND YOU WILL BE ENTERED IN OUR RAFFLE FOR A $50 GIFT CARD TO RESTAURANT OF YOUR CHOICE. New students who list their word-of-mouth referrals and attend at least four classes will receive their 5th class free! Your first class at our studio is always complimentary.

Class cards are welcome for all regular classes.

Why Yoga for Balance & Falls Prevention?
Yoga can help students strengthen their core, improve flexibility, increase awareness, and build endurance and strength.
You may also see juicier joints, healthier bone density, increased confidence, decreased isolation, improved nerve function, better cardiovascular health and SO MUCH MORE.
By challenging your balance, even those who may feel unsteady can enhance their ability to stay standing and stay strong. Boost your balance at home and in class. Try Yoga's classic posture, Tree Pose, for example.
Why balance poses? Well, we can steady our minds and focus ourselves, connect with the ground and rediscover our humility.
Visit for more information on Falls Prevention programming in our area.
Aoife (Eefa) Clancy is from Ireland originally and has lived in the States for 27 years. She has been practicing Yoga for over 16 years and started teaching when she moved to Etowah NC in 2015. Her background as a professional musician quickly lead her to recognized the healing benefits of sound when joined with Yoga. Using Traditional Gaelic melodies, vibrational sound and spoken word, Healing Sounds Yoga helps to induce a deep sense of peace and well-being while reducing the stress of daily living.

Aoife practices a Hatha style Yoga which is suitable for
beginners and also for students who have been practicing Yoga.
Aoife is also a Certified Reflexologist from the New England Institute of Reflexology in Onset MA and has been practicing since 2001.

For more details or information please contact Aoife (Eefa) Clancy @ 508-517-3597 or email:
Studio Events in March
Mondays, March 4th-April 22nd
2:00-4:00pm A Matter of Balance REGISTRATION FULL
Free Evidence-Based Falls Prevention Classes -Share with a friend.

Tuesday, March 5th
1:00-3:00 Embrace CALM & Age with Confidence
with guests Karen Wolfrom, Jill Hart, and Laura Uherka
FREE Interactive Event about Aging with CALM - RSVP encouraged as refreshments will be provided.

So matic Pelvic Floor Yoga Nidra  A dynamic marriage of neuroscience, mind-body enhancements and positive neuroplasticity.
$30 if paid in advance . $40 day-of. 20% off for Shift Members.

Singing gently at the thresholds of life in over 200 communities around the world. Traditionally, the choir sings at bedside of those at end-of-life. This community Song Bath is a tremendous opportunity to experience the gentle voices, simple songs, sincere kindness, soothing and reassuring presence for families, caregivers, anyone experiencing a threshold in life. Join Michele Skeele and other local Threshold Choir members in this unique opportunity to be bathed in song!

Workshops with Leslie Morrill By Donation:

Leslie Ferree Morrill, IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist, E-RYT 500, Duke Integrative Medicine Health Coach

Spring Bhakti with Jenn e, By Donation
Celebrate Spring Equinox at The Shift with the one and only Jenne Sluder!
More info to come.

Ongoing & Upcoming

More information TBA

More information TBA

By Donation, RSVP appreciated
Register Online
Year-Long Members of The Shift receive 20% off workshops Use CODE MEMBERS20 to purchase workshops online

Meet Christie Alexander, RYT-200

Christie is certified with Yoga Alliance through the 200hr Teacher Training Program at Asheville Yoga Center (RYT200) and she is currently enrolled in their 300hr Advanced Studies Curriculum.
Myth & Yin

This class offers students the opportunity to enjoy one of yoga’s oldest traditions;

Come and dive into Myth, the language of the soul, while enriching the subtle layers of the body through a slow, deep Yin practice, all while
embracing yoga’s heritage of oral tradition.
Yoga is a way of life for Christie and she carries it with her on and off the mat. It has been through her own transformative process in yoga, that she became a firm believer in the power of bringing body, mind and spirit together.

As a teacher, she brings this transformative message to each class where she helps students learn how to connect with their bodies and gives them tools that they can use to cultivate a more centered, serene and balanced life.

Her classes are heart felt, encouraging and informative.

Join us for Myth & Yin on Fridays, beginning March 22nd, from 1:00-2:15pm. Welcome, Christie!
"Sat Nam!"  

 Welcome to Kundalini Yoga, an ancient technology sometimes referred to as the mother of all yogas .

When your body is in rhythm with infinite consciousness, there is health, or ease. When this rhythm is lost, there is dis-ease. Understanding the art of healing in this way allows you to feel liberated and whole throughout your life, even as you encounter times of both health and illness.
Each Kundalini Yoga class involves practices that touch all aspects of your being. The physical exercise and breathing techniques help bring prana (vital life force) to your body. The rhythmic exercise and synchronization of body, breath and mind brings you to a still point of focus and clarity. Each kriya is a complete action. Each sequence of posture, breath, and sound (mantra) is integrated to allow the manifestation of a healing state. Relaxation with the Gong brings rejuvenation to your body and mind. Meditation brings clarity and self-realization. Practicing Kundalini Yoga in this systemized way brings healing. ( taken from Sat Nam website)
2 Ongoing Classes at The Shift:

Thursdays 4-530 with Daya Narayan &
1st three Sundays of each month 4-530 with Jagdeesh Kaur

If you are looking to make even the smallest of changes in your life, this might be the practice for you. Come join us for either or both classes and experience Kundalini Yoga from the teachings of Yogi Bhajan.
All are welcome!

Baby Sign Class Level One:
Designed for 0-18 months

March 9, 16, 23, 30

April 6, 13, 27, May 4

Baby Sign Class Level Two:
Designed for 6-24 months  
April 6, 13, 27, May 4

Toddler Sign Classes

Baby Sign Classes teach parents signs to use with their little ones starting from birth and up. These classes focus on teaching parents how to sign each word as well as ways to use them in everyday life.  Contact Rebecca:

Coming In April!

Fun Flow With Props, Wall & YOU!
With Bitsy Merriman
Bitsy Merriman, BFA, RSA, E-RYT 200 , is a certified yoga instructor from The Yoga of Energy Flow. She holds certificates in Yoga for Senior Citizens, Restorative Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, and Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra. Bitsy offers beginner yoga, and all levels of Hatha and Vinyasa Flow, combining asanas (poses) and explorations of breath to enhance your energy. Additionally, she teaches Wall and Chair Yoga, incorporating poses and alignment using the wall and chairs for support. Bitsy is known for her classes combining Yin, Restorative, and Yoga Nidra; a form of guided meditation. Bitsy has provided private lessons and yoga coaching to support a client’s health and wellness goals as well as prepping them for entry- level yoga classes. She incorporates her love of dance, rhythm, poetry and music into her yoga classes. Bitsy is passionate about learning new things to deepen her own practice and loves to share what she has learned with her students. She came to yoga as solace from the corporate world and wants to extend the peace, balance and energy her practice provides to her yoga students and communities.

Creative Alchemy with Transformational Coach Victoria Fann

Are you ready to engage in a courageous, outrageous, bold and beautiful creative journey surrounded by support and guidance, nurturing and encouragement? YES! Of course, you are!

Begins on April 10th
Wednesdays, Six Weeks
from 1 - 3 pm

(includes book and free 30-minute coaching session)
20% off Shift Members
Beginning in April, you'll find Bitsy on and off the wall at The Shift

Mondays, from 4:00-5:00pm
Fun Flow with Props, Wall & YOU

What to expect:

Explore hatha poses and their integration into movement and yoga flow sequences.
Playful alignment and pose mechanics using props, the wall and your body. Class will incorporate breath work and a sweet Savasana.

Prior yoga experience is helpful, but not required. Poses and floor work will provide modifications and options.

This class may use an essential oil diffuser.
The class will be taught by Victoria Fann, author, creative coach, seasoned group facilitator and workshop leader with three decades of experience leading events throughout WNC and the U.S.

Using the chapters from her recently published book Creative Alchemy: Accessing the Extraordinary Power of the Muse to Transform Your Art & Your Life as the curriculum, join creative coach, Victoria Fann, in an inspiring and magical journey deep into the heart of the creative process.
At The Alignment Path I use posture analysis, safe touch and safe movement to help clients find balance, improve mobility and relieve chronic pain and tension. The Rolf Method of Structural Integration is a specialized series of bodywork that takes a systematic approach to the entire body to address underlying structural problems, not just symptoms. This unique modality recognizes the relationship between breath, neurology and movement patterns. By working with the connective tissues and nervous system to reorganize the body for optimal efficiency, the joints and tissues of the body become open and free. Once on the path to greater vitality, I empower clients with tools they can use on their own to maintain the results they experience, and take control of their own functional health. Anyone with interest can schedule a completely free consultation at the office in Hendersonville. - MICHAEL PURCELL, LMBT 17150, (317)989-9954
“Healing within, expanding out. Body, mind, spirit.”

Healing is a beautiful journey. It is an honor and privilege to sit in sacred space and help others bloom into their brightest selves. With a variety of ancient healing modalities such as Energy clearing, Reiki, Shamanic energy medicine, Akashic records,and shakra alignment (to name a few), I’d love to work with you to step into your power.

*Healing space at 4th/Church opening 2/25.
*Private workshops available
*Soul Faire retreat coming soon!

Look forward to holding space with you! S arah Cosgrove

"Death and love are the two wings that bear the good man to heaven."


The Shift Studio, 708-B Fleming St., Hendersonville, NC 28791