Love My Psoas!
Love My Psoas is designed to release the energy and tightness surrounding the low back, pelvic floor, sacrum, hips, and legs. Revive your 1st and 2nd chakras through movement and postures that awaken these areas of the body. This class will be repetitive in nature as the repetition allows the body to remember how to let go and progress into new spaces that have been locked up either energetically or structurally. Love My Psoas is beginner friendly and will offer customization to certain postures as everyone is different! As you repeat the postures in your own customized shape, it will enhance the true release you are looking for.
CoreCentrics is a combination of Pilates and yoga core work for 45 minutes and will finish with 15 minutes of nice deep stretch. This class will strengthen your core and challenge you in a unique way!
Go With the Flow
Go With the Flow is a breath based, flow inspired class available for all levels of yogis! Dropping IN TO the body and OUT of the mind to let your thoughts melt away. Letting sun salutations and the stretchy goodness of moving asanas guide you to feeling more open and available to whatever else may exist in your days. This practice is yours, the teacher is there to help you feel more complete and more in tune to your body, your practice and ultimately everything else that makes you, YOU.
Candlelit Stretch provides a gentle way to end the week and begin the next. The instructor will guide students through restorative and relaxing postures while surrounded by the gentle flicker of candles. Be prepared to find zen in body, mind, and spirit to completely rejuvenate your entire being.
Mindful Morning Hatha
This class is based on principals of alignment, flexibility, strength, self-nurturing, and the development of confidence and mindfulness. All levels of yoga experience are honored, from beginner to intermediate. Modifications are offered to meet the individual needs of students in each class.
Ashtanga Led Half-Primary
This class is inspired by the teacher’s own practice of Ashtanga Primary and Second series. In Ashtanga tradition, classes are built as a set sequence of poses, always in the same order. The session is typically vigorous and physically challenging. Sequencing encourages uninterrupted, rhythmic, and meditative vinyasa, or continuous flow. Beginners are welcome, but it is suggested that students have a very good awareness of their own physical limitations. Instruction will include modifications for beginners to advanced practitioners, allowing students to pay mind to their own progress over time.
This class is a moderate-to-intermediate class. Prior yoga experience is suggested. Students are encouraged practice self-honesty and moderation until breath and body are unified and efficient. A vigorous style of vinyasa, or continuous flow, brings the student from one posture to the next, with attention paid to careful alignment and personal experience of the poses. This class encourages strong core, balance, stability and expansion of stamina.
Saturday Morning Moving Meditation
In this class, one pose builds upon the other or counterbalances the previous pose. Breath-synchronized movement flow smoothly through transitions, dynamically encouraging students to let go of resistance, finding the lightness in each pose. Each student explores his or her own edge, leaning into it to find greater space and strength with each repetition. All fitness and experience levels are welcome in this class, with attention paid to modifications of poses, honoring each student’s experience level.
Lunch Break Classes
These classes are under one hour so that students can take a mid-day break and face the afternoon with renewed energy and purpose!
Pilates makes a difference to your health without taking a toll on your body. Accessible to nearly any fitness level, this class helps develop a strong core and back, create flexibility and long, lean muscles, and creates an evenly conditioned body. Modifications to the exercises allow for a range of difficulty ranging from beginning to advanced.
Slow Power Flow students can expect an invigorating physical practice of moving with the breath, accompanied by music, and allowing for some deep stretch and relaxation. One will leave class feeling accomplished, restored, and ready to face the rest of their day with equanimity.
Yoga Sculpt ups the intensity by adding weights to your flow! This class blends basic strength training moves with yoga flow to help build lean muscle and strengthen your practice. Build and strengthen your mind-body connection with careful attention to the breath and alignment. Three, five, and eight pound weights available. Previous yoga experience preferred, but not required.
Donation Based Classes
Breathe Yoga & Wellness offers a variety of donation-based classes throughout the year. These classes are beginner friendly unless otherwise specified, and donations collected will be distributed to agencies in need in our community.
Pilates makes a difference to your health without taking a toll on your body. As opposed to other workouts, in Pilates, the quality of movement is valued over quantity of repetitions. Accessible to nearly any fitness level, this class helps develop a strong core and back, create flexibility and long, lean muscles, and creates an evenly conditioned body. That’s why so many professional sports teams and elite athletes use Pilates as a critical part of their training regimen. Modifications to the exercises allow for a range of difficulty ranging from beginning to advanced.
Instructor Janna Kropelnicki is also certified to teach POP Pilates and offers this fun class once a week. POP Pilates is a fusion of Pilates and dance moves choreographed to pop music. It's a fast-paced, challenging class where students will flow from one exercise to the next. POP takes classical Pilates and turns it into a next-level workout. You'll feel like you're dancing on your mat while getting one of the best workouts of your life!
Unlimited Pilates-Only Monthly Memberships are available for $45 monthly with no contract. Walk-Ins are $10. Breathe Yoga & Wellness Monthly Members may enjoy these classes for no additional fee.
Yoga for Recovery
This class is designed to be a supportive network for those in recovery from addiction, trauma, or other life events that require emotional sensitivity and supportive care. The physical practice of yoga, combined with readings/discussions about various principles of healing and self-sufficiency, as well as meditation will promote healing from within. While this is not a substitute for addiction treatment or mental health care, this class will complement students’ recovery efforts in a safe and supportive environment.
No one may attend class under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Yoga for Seniors
Beginning a yoga practice at 60 or beyond need not be intimidating. Yoga for Seniors is a gentle one hour class that hones in on the needs of its students, including joint mobility, bone density, care for blood pressure and circulation, mindful breathing, and accommodates a host of age-related conditions.
Much of Yoga for Seniors is taught with the aid of props such as chairs and sturdy bolsters. Highly trained instructors take full care to understand any complications their students might have. Must be 55 or older.
Classes are $5 each and are offered in partnership with Morganton-Burke Senior Center.
Reggae yoga is a vinyasa flow styled class; we will flow through a sequence, building in pose levels with the aid of modifications, props, and breathwork. “Reggae” in Reggae yoga simply refers to the carefree music playing in the background, and the island lifestyle incorporated throughout class. Prepare to sway and move to the music, as well as challenge yourself through funky transitions. As mentioned, modifications will be offered, so all levels are welcome to experience this 60-minute staycation!
Join our experienced teachers as they lead you through a yoga practice designed to help you understand and celebrate your changing body. Meet and cultivate relationships with other pregnant women in a positive and supportive environment. No previous yoga experience is necessary and the classes are appropriate for all stages of pregnancy (mothers-to-be only please).
The cost of the class is by donation - any amount will be accepted.
Kids’ Yoga will be a donation-based class and is for children ages 6-12. Bring your child to learn more about yoga and breath work that can be so helpful for staying active, managing emotions, and developing healthy coping strategies. Classes may also include reading yoga books and playing yoga games!
POP Pilates is a fusion of Pilates and dance moves choreographed to pop music. It's a fast-paced, challenging class where students will flow from one exercise to the next. POP takes classical Pilates and turns it into a next-level workout. You'll feel like you're dancing on your mat while getting one of the best workouts of your life!