I offer classes with heightened sense of awareness. My interest is in the wisdom of the body, and how the body can educate us about ourselves through movement. Listening to the body through movement can be a radical act of self empowerment and self love. Movement is medicine. Each person has the ability to self guide and move with awareness in their own way and through movement find greater joy, and improved health.
The focus of my personal practice and teaching is to expand the tool box of movement possibilities and to play more, increasing flexibility, agility, mobility, stability and strength.
I am a certified Nia Brown Belt Instructor and I'm also certified as an Ageless Grace faciltator. and believe that movement is medicine for every body.
Callan Welder is a licensed acupuncturist & herbalist, a Madison County native and the owner of Marshall Acupuncture & Herb Clinic. QiGong is a healing art that compliments both acupuncture and herbal treatments by harmonizing body, mind and spirit.
Callan has been practicing QiGong for more than eight years and has had the great pleasure of studying with expert teachers from America and China. He presents several forms of QiGong that can be traced back over 700 years to WuDang Mountain.
With my very first experience of Tai Chi Chuan 30 years ago, I quickly developed a deep love affair with the practice. I was enthralled by the fluidity and gracefulness of the movements, and I was deeply moved by the centering and peacefulness of the discipline. As my personal practice in both Tai Chi and Qigong developed, I found not only a way to keep my body supple and strong, but a technique to prevent stress, increase clarity, and hold a more relaxed approach to life.
As I studied, I began to understand and feel how the energies move through the body, and how profoundly we can affect our daily lives with this simple yet deep practice. I experience an internal shift in consciousness that allows me to sit at the very center of my being.
I love teaching as it gives me an opportunity to share my passion, and to see the results of the practice in others. I utilize movement practice in my coaching as a way of reducing stress and releasing trauma stored in the body.
Asia Suler is a teacher, energy worker and herbalist who runs a teaching space and apothecary at Marshall High. She is the creator and concoctress of One Willow Apothecaries an Appalachian-grown company that offers lovingly handcrafted medicines, classes and consultations. She is also a belly dancer! Asia has been practicing and teaching folk belly dance for the past fifteen years. After studying danse orientale in Morocco, as well as traditional Egyptian, Tunisian, and Turkish styles in the U.S, Asia began her teaching career in New York and is delighted to now be teaching in North Carolina. Asia’s belly dance classes are a mixture of folk belly dance and joyful embodiment.
Hi there! I'm Kris Moon. As a Korean adoptee, I believe in the power of yoga as a way to reunite & heal. I’m in awe at the intersection of science & spirituality, and I love exploring what it means to be a human being. I teach what I’ve ‘me’ searched, self testing what’s been researched, and offer you the mind/body practices I’ve found to be most helpful.
Advanced trainings in Trauma-Sensitive Yoga, Ayurveda, Tantric Vinyasa, Yoga Philosophy, Vipassana Meditation, Mindfulness-Based Stress-Reduction, Compassionate Communication and Iyengar-based Therapeutic Yoga over the past decade help inform my teachings. Still, the most influential training I receive is when I apply what I've learned to my relationships. I agree with the many masters who remind us that if you really want to know how much you've grown, how much you've evolved on this spiritual path, then take a look at your relationships.
Remembering that we are all in this together, community and access are at the heart of who I am as a teacher. Through the use of invitational language, props and modifications, I aim to create a learning environment where each is loved, seen and honored just as they are.
All are welcome to join me on Monday evenings for a very relaxing yoga class that meets once a month—dates are listed on the schedule. If you feel called to practice with me, the more the merrier!
Please feel free to connect with me at email@example.com with any questions you may have about creating or deepening your personal practice.
"I love to teach what I love to do…" This statement encompasses my sentiments as an instructor, guide and coach. As a youth, gymnastics was my passion and it started me on a path of body awareness and experience that continues to unfold into the present moment. In college, I coached gymnastics and realized that I love helping bodies discover their abilities. I spent the next several years pursuing another form of kinesthetic awareness on a snowboard. As an instructor I witnessed many revelatory moments of self discovery and mastery of a skill that once seemed unattainable. These moments of self-realization also occur often in ayoga practice. Nothing brings more joy and satisfaction than learning about my own body, how it can move and breathe and what a remarkable vessel it truly is… I want to share these teachings with anyone who wants to learn. Our bodies are outrageously intelligent and talented- ALL of them! When you come to my yoga classes, be prepared for a playful and inquisitive exploration of your self, inside and out.
Praise to my teachers who have tended my desires and intentions on the yogic path. I received a 200-hr YA teacher certificate from Michaelle Edwards who founded the YogAlign method and taught me the significance of proper spinal alignment as well as the immense influence of the fascial system and the psoas. In Asheville, I study with Deirdre Smith-Gilmer and Joe Taft primarily, though Michael & Stephanie Johnson also brighten my heart with their teachings. I am deeply inspired by Anusara as well as Sridaiva yoga, I feel the truth of these systems in my body and incorporate the principles and alignments of both methods into my own practice and teaching.
I'm Annie and its my second year holding space for the childrens yoga class her at Magictown. I feel grateful for the opportunity and adore the group of children that have come to practice with me, and each other on Mondays during the past two years. :)
I fist started building my relationship with yoga when I was traveling in New Zealand in 2000 and completed my 200 hour yoga teacher training in 2009 at Asheville Yoga Center. The teacher training was more of a personal journey into a deeper understanding of the practice than a door to become a "certified yoga teacher" and teach...and this was good because by the end of the program I realized that I was far from being ready to teach yoga yet!
When there was an interested expressed here in Madison County for a childrens class, I though...I could do that!! :) I attended Jane Anne's children's teacher training also at AYC in 2016 for a little refresher and started the class at Magictown in September 2016.
With past experience teaching elementary school age children in Asheville, about 25 years of childcare experience, and now two children of my own, I enjoy continuing to find new and creative ways to nurture and connect with the spirit and nature of children. This was a perfect and timely opportunity for me to get back into "the classroom" with children and find ways in which to foster an active learning environment and inspire them to live in their own bodies and become authentic "true selves"!
I cultivate my classes around themes of peace and respect, strength, balance community mindfulness and loving kindness. I always include a game or two, a story and a peaceful savasana. If you have any questions please dont hesitate to ask! Our group is always changing and I'm always thinking about different ways in which to support the communities kids through a yoga class, so if there is an older or younger age group of children interested in a class or workshop, lets discuss. Namaste!
"Build your inner structure so that the outer bothers you as little as possible." My teacher Rose instilled this into me during my 500hr training. As a 200hr teacher I'd touched on the meaning/value of yoga and I enjoyed teaching and crafting my own practice, but it wasn't until I met Rose during my year of travels abroad I really began to cultivate a true awareness of how yoga could influence my life and those I taught.
I had never been active. Nor enjoyed my own company. At the end of college, without the prospect of a job in my field, I miraculously decided "I'll just try yoga I guess." It was mostly in the selfish interest of staying in shape and hating the idea of running. However what started as me in my backyard doing a 20-minute practice via youtube has turned into a practice that has helped me accept life's trials with grace, accept myself as a person and inspire growth and accept the truth that all we have is the present moment.
As an instructor, I want to create a space where students can feel how I did in Bali with my teacher, Rose. A yoga practice doesn't need to be fast-paced, have some social-media worthy pose as a goal or feel like an obligation as a workout - it simply needs presence and an intention. My intention for my classes is to bring in meditation and used postures to build focus and strength to facilitate a beneficial meditation where we allow ourselves the opportunity to truly let the world drop away and be at peace with the current moment.
I hope to see you in the studio!
If you have never danced, haven’t danced in 50 years, or dance every day, there is a place for you in my class. We will blend dance, healing and martial arts. Kicking, stepping and sliding into an improved physical and mental state. You will also increase flexibility, balance and stamina.
Working as a mental health therapist I have observed that people thrive when they have creative outlets and ways to connect to their bodies in a world that encourages disconnection. My classes offer an opportunity for both, with evocative music and conscious movement. “Staying in shape” will be an added benefit of the grounding, cathartic experience you will have.
My life changed when I stepped into my first NIA class in 2009. Anxiety, depression and disconnection decreased. Pleasure, energy, connection increased. I began sharing the joy of NIA in 2010 and have had the honor and privilege to teach at fitness centers, mental health facilities, yoga and dance studios, houses, hallways and backyards. Any space is the right space for NIA!
In addition to being a blue belt NIA instructor I am also an Ageless Grace Educator. Movement practices have the ability to heal ailments of various shades and depths, so join me on the dance floor and feel better in your body and better in your life.
Kim is certified to teach Kundalini and Hatha Yoga. She received her Level 1 Kundalini Yoga certificate from Golden Bridge in Los Angeles in 2005. She studied under the renowned teacher Gurmukh from Golden Bridge and also Guru Singh from Yoga West in LA. She received her Hatha Yoga certificate from Yandara in Baja Mexico in 2006. She specializes in meditation, mantra and pranayama in the treatment of depression, anxiety and addiction.
Juliet Jute Denner
Jute facilitates Authentic Movement and Ecstatic Dance at Magictown.
Authentic movement is a practice of self exploration through improvisational expression. The dancer is moving eyes closed with no music and there is a witness. The practice was created by Mary Starks Whitehouse in the 1950’s as “movement as depth”. If you are drawn to this form of expression, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries about joining the group.
Ecstatic dance is an open and safe space to come and move as desired. I create a playlist and altar to guide the experience. And you as the dancer get to be as free, wild and expressive as you wish to be as well as being integral, conceptual and respectful to the whole. A place to dance, feel and sweat!!!
Dances often organize around the cycles of the moon and/or auspicious 'holy-days'. Follow us on Facebook for dance announcements or connect with Juliet directly at email@example.com.