Yoga Therapy & Therapeutic Yoga Classes

Bulldog doing yoga

You don’t have to be flexible to enjoy yoga!

Yoga is an age-old practice of connecting the mind and body that goes WAY beyond muscles and joints, It’s been shown to help lower blood pressure and heart rate, reduce stress, and improve mental focus.

A regular yoga practice can help improve your balance, strength, flexibility, and core muscle activation. It’s also great for increasing body awareness.

Yoga Therapy at Asheville Family Fitness:

1-on-1 private sessions: our specialty! In addition to all the other benefits, Yoga Therapy can help with:

  • Poor balance or spatial awareness
  • Difficulty in every day movements such as getting up & down from a chair or the floor
  • Decreased control of trunk, arms, or legs
  • Chronic pain or depression
  • Medical conditions that limit mobility or function
  • Avoiding injury doing Yoga

Our experts in Yoga Therapy 

Expand your abilities with individual guidance from on-site clinically trained Yoga Therapists. See Wellness Pricing for cost information.

Therapeutic Yoga courses at Asheville Family Fitness: intimate, guided, good for ALL bodies. 

Chair yoga: Practice breathing & movement in a modified practice that takes place seated in a chair.

Gentle yoga: Learn to use your breath, move your body, & focus your attention with accessible, adaptable poses.

Flow & Align: Flow mindfully with the breath to strengthen & balance your body & mind.

Restorative Yoga: A gentle, calming, floor-based therapeutic practice that soothes the  nervous system and aides in the release of physical and mental tension.

Yoga for Well Being: Cultivate slow, deep breathing, mindfulness, flexibility, balance, and a peaceful mind.

View our class schedule for yoga offerings!

 
Heather Dickens, RYT-200. Heather has been a practitioner and student of yoga for over 20 years. With a long time career in local community development she left the nonprofit field to work more closely with individuals and their health. She completed her training in Subtle yoga in 2010 and has actively taught since then. Subtle┬« Yoga is a therapeutic, health promoting and transformative system that marries traditional yoga with evidence based health practice. It integrates health and personal growth, incorporating breathwork, meditation, philosophy, and postures. Heather believes that all beings can practice yoga and benefit from the gifts of using and moving their breath and body.  Through growing awareness, noticing, and modifying we can learn to care, heal, and live in our bodies as they change over time.  Her classes are calming, uplifting and soothing in nature.

 

Hilary Drake, Certified Yoga Therapist, RYT-500. Hilary is a 15-year yoga practitioner, a graduate of Black Mountain Yoga Therapy & Teacher Training, and the owner of Thrive Yoga Therapy. She recently completed Advanced Therapeutics Training at the Asheville Yoga Center. Hilary blends her Yoga knowledge with Physical Therapy and is working with our patients as a rehab aide as well.