April started her yoga journey in 2015. She found the health benefits that came from having a consistent yoga practice shortly after being diagnosed with cancer and rheumatoid arthritis. This fueled her drive to learn as much as she could about yoga and to become a certified yoga teacher. Yoga heals your body, mind, and soul. April is Level 2 Reiki certified, and will be completing her Master Reiki attunement in September.
"I want other people to feel the way I feel after doing yoga. It is life changing if you allow it to be."
April is the owner and operator of Mountain Yoga and is passionate about sharing the positive benefits of yoga to everyone.
Heather initially found yoga as a way to heal and maintain her physical health. After trying yoga she immediately felt different. Since then, yoga has been her go to for helping her to be successful with life's challenges & helping her to reach her goals. Heather's goal with opening a yoga studio is to introduce the benefits of a consistent yoga practice to everyone, regardless of age, no matter their physical limitation.
As a runner, swimmer and diver Heather had common sports injuries such as knee, shoulder and joints issue. Alignment style yoga helps her move freely in her body and without pain.
Heather completed her yoga instructor certification course in Asheville NC w/ Stephanie Keech in 2011 at the Asheville Yoga Center.
Megan's yoga journey began in Miami, Florida in the early 90s. Knowing that yoga was going to play a special role in her life, she continuously came back to her mat for 20+ years before taking the plunge & diving into a teacher training program
Yoga teacher training was transformative, showing Megan a true glimpse of just how powerful this practice is and how every body can benefit from this ancient tradition.
Megan loves the inner & outer awareness that comes along with a solid practice and wants to help people of all ages learn how to breathe and to incorporate yoga into their everyday lives.
Crystal started her yoga practice over ten years ago, and from the very first class she was hooked. It didn’t take her long to know that she would like to dive deeper into the philosophy of yoga, and maybe even teach one day. But with her focus on building her career as an RN, she set that dream aside and continued a home yoga practice. After years in the healthcare field, she began to study alternative healing modalities and the human energy field. In June 2019 she became a Reiki Level II practitioner, and completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training with Yoga and Wellness of Blue Ridge in early December 2019. She will be receiving her Reiki Master training in September 2020! With plans to continue to study and learn new energetic healing techniques, she currently offers private and public yoga classes and workshops, as well as individual healing sessions.
Jassany is a 24 year old yoga teacher from Cuba who grew up in South Florida. To her, yoga has been a coming home to her true Self.
She’s bringing to our studio something unique. A rich & gentle yoga practice that focuses primarily on rest, healing, connection & relaxation; the art of just being. The flow is slow, mindful & deep.
The intention is for the student to explore their body as well as their emotional & mental health. Through breathing techniques, the student will be guided to a place of release & surrender in the poses.
This is where the healing happens. There are many benefits that come through deep rest & relaxation. Including, but not limited to; physical healing & regeneration (the body can do the most healing on disease when the body is truly relaxed & resting), balancing to the nervous system, relief from anxiety, stress & tension, flexibility, vitality, fresh energy levels, rejuvenation, emotional health (rest gives the way for love & compassion through caring for the self).
The spine will be taken in all directions for optimal physical health.
Most of all, this class is an invitation to deepen your connection to yourself, your true self, to plant strong roots of metta (loving kindness), a chance to develop tools that may support you in dealing with life in a healthy & balanced way.