Learn more about the practice of yoga by attending one of our yoga workshops! Our yoga workshops, although they vary in terms of instruction and topic, focus on the core approach of yoga – helping everyone move toward greater wellness and wellbeing.
Enhance your knowledge of yoga, try different yoga practices, and strengthen your understanding of different yoga poses and movement techniques at one of Sunrise Yoga Studio’s yoga workshops. Outside of our regular class schedule, we bring in incredible guest yoga instructors to teach yoga workshops that focus on different aspects of yoga and the many benefits it provides to the mind, body, and spirit.
The next yoga workshop at Sunrise Yoga brings back a very popular yoga instructor, Cindy Dollar. Cindy has been helping people live more flexible and balanced lives since 1985. She teaches yoga classes and offers private yoga instruction in Asheville, and leads yoga workshops throughout the Southeast. Cindy’s been voted one of the Best Yoga Teachers in Western North Carolina for the last ten years. She is the former owner of Asheville’s One Center Yoga and, we are happy to have her back at Sunrise!
In a commentary on commitment to yoga, Cindy says, “Frequently, potential students will find reasons not to attend before they attend the first class. They feel like they are too stiff, too old, too tired, too short, too heavy, or too “fill-in-the-blank.” Perhaps they think these issues will magically disappear and then they can come to class. In actuality, all those issues might not go away by coming to class. Nevertheless, one’s relationship with “too stiff, too old, too tired, too short, or too heavy” will change as one develops a loving relationship with one’s body through focusing on the strength, flexibility, and stability that it already has.”
Cindy brings her incredible yoga experience and knowledge to Sunrise Yoga Friday through Sunday, November 2nd – 4th. Her sessions include:
Yoga for Emotional Wellbeing, Friday, November 2nd, 6:00-8:00 pm (Individual session cost is $45.) covering yoga to help release tension and stress, calm and focus the mind, and increase clarity of mind. In this session, you will shift into a sense of being grounded and resilient.
Yoga from a Different Angle, Saturday, November 3rd, 9:30 am -12:30 pm (Individual session cost is $65.) where you will experience the world through the yoga lens while practicing twists, inversions and a variety of poses that let you see the world from a different angle, both literally and figuratively.
Working Toward Stillness, Saturday, November 3rd, 2:00-4:00 pm (Individual session cost is $45.) in which you will travel the roadmap to a rewarding meditation practice. Explore asanas (postures) that help prepare you for sitting, along with meditation techniques to help you cultivate the serenity and quietude that meditation offers.
Yoga for Sciatica, Sunday, November 4th, 9:30 am-12:30 pm (Individual session cost is $65.) where you can explore underlying causes of back pain & discover how to find relief through your yoga practice.
If you would like to experience the full Cindy Dollar weekend workshop, you will save $10 over the individual session registration fees. The cost for the full weekend yoga workshop is $210.
Register for the full weekend or for individual sessions through the Sunrise Yoga app, online, or through the studio.
Future yoga workshops at Sunrise Yoga include:
Sound Immersion with Percussionist Bill Smith and Restorative Yoga with Cathy Howe, Sunday, November 11th, 5:00-6:30 pm (Workshop cost is $20 if you register by November 4th; $25 after. Sunrise Yoga members receive a 10% discount when registering at the front desk.) Discover a deep sense of tranquility as you the let the vibrations of gongs and bells wash over you as you relax through a series of restorative yoga poses. After this type of practice, participants can have reduced stress, a better quality of sleep, a profound sense of calm and focus and a refreshed feeling and outlook.
Saturday Morning Workshop with Valerie Kiser (owner/director of Sunrise Yoga Studio and co-owner of East Coast Yoga Therapy), Saturday, December 1st, 9:00 am-1:00 pm (Workshop cost is $40 if you register by November 24th; $50 after. Sunrise Yoga members receive a 20% discount when registering at the front desk.) Yoga class with an emphasis of working toward Handstand; anatomy of the lower arm. Deepen your yoga practice and knowledge. Only 6 months prior yoga experience required at Level 1 and above.
Sunday Morning Workshop with Valerie Kiser (owner/director of Sunrise Yoga Studio and co-owner of East Coast Yoga Therapy), Sunday, December 2nd, 9:00 am-1:00 pm (Workshop cost is $40 if you register by November 24th; $50 after. Sunrise Yoga members receive a 20% discount when registering at the front desk.) Discuss and practice digital pranayamas; discuss therapeutics related to the lower arm; and enjoy a yoga practice to put the discussions into practice. Deepen your yoga practice and knowledge. Only 6 months prior yoga experience required at Level 1 and above.
Healing Yoga for Cancer Weekend Intensive with Cheryl Fenner Brown (C-IAYT, ERYT 500), Friday through Sunday, February 15th-17th (Workshop cost is $240 if you register by February 3rd; $275 after. Participants will receive 12 hours towards their CEC’s for Yoga Alliance.) This weekend immersion for yoga teachers and health care practitioners teaches the theory and practice of yoga therapy for cancer patients and survivors, as well as how both active and contemplative practices can help ease treatment side-effects. Learn about the anatomy of cancer and how yoga helps strengthen the immune system. In addition, learn how to adapt common asanas for patients in active treatment, what is safe and what should be avoided. Finally, learn how to use contemplative practices that bolster emotional and spiritual well-being, including mudras (hand gestures), pranayama (breathing), mantras (chanting and sound), sankalpa (intention), and yoga nidra (guided relaxation). Cheryl’s Healing Yoga for Cancer Survivorship feasibility study was presented at IAYT’s Symposium on Yoga Research and the Society of Integrative Oncology’s annual conferences in 2015 and highlighted in Yoga Journal. From this work she developed a 50-hr Healing Yoga for Cancer teacher training that is offered nationwide.
Our goal at Sunrise Yoga is to provide a variety of yoga experiences and opportunities through ongoing classes as well as specialized yoga workshops to help you deepen your yoga practice and discover new yoga connections. We’ll see you on the mat!
Questions? Email us at info@SunriseYoga.net or call the studio.
If today could be summed up in a sketch . . .
. . . what would you draw?
Or if you could capture today in a photograph, what would your camera capture?
Trying to encapsulate a day with a sketch or photo or words or by any other means can be quite difficult. Our days are full and often over scheduled. Taking the time to even think how a day would be “captured” much less actually capturing it may seem a frivolous use of time.
“Yoga, in Sanskrit, means to completely know yourself and to be at peace in yourself,” says gaia.com.
Yet, we can’t be at peace without slowing ourselves down, stopping, assessing, reflecting.
If you can’t take time every day to capture your life, at least take time once a week to do that. Make your yoga or meditation time a means of slowing down. Make yoga and meditation a time of uniting yourself with yourself.
Maybe you can’t sketch. Maybe you aren’t a photographer. Maybe you aren’t a poet. Maybe you don’t journal.
But, you do yoga. You meditate.
You, therefore, are an artist. Use your artistry to be at peace.
If you haven’t found the yoga or meditation class for you, please contact us for assistance. We have many classes for all levels and we can help you find the class for you, the artist.
October is . . .
. . . a time of pumpkin spice everything and usually, lots of fall color! We typically think of fall color including oranges and yellows and reds but fall color also includes a lot of PINK!
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and all the awareness materials and branding are pink! During October, the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services and collaborating organizations work to raise awareness of the importance of early detection steps and treatments.
According to Wikipedia, “In 1993 Evelyn Lauder, Senior Corporate Vice President of the Estée Lauder Companies, founded The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and established the pink ribbon as its symbol.” This symbol is quite prevalent all year long but especially in October.
The breastcancer.org site notes that,
Our own Sunrise Yoga instructor, Kim Crawford, discovered yoga as part of her breast cancer journey. She tried yoga to improve her range of motion after breast cancer treatments but discovered much more!
Cancer is scary regardless of who it affects and where it attacks. Research is improving every day and we are, hopefully, coming closer and closer to cures for all the types of cancers that exist.
In February, Sunrise Yoga will host Cheryl Fenner Brown, C-IYAT, ERYT 500, and her Healing Yoga for Cancer Survivorship workshop to Sunrise Yoga. While this workshop is only for yoga teachers and health care practitioners, we want you to know about it as our Sunrise Yoga instructors will be participating! We want to do what we can to help raise awareness and beat the odds for our yoga students.
If you feel comfortable, share your yoga and cancer story with us. You might be the “pink push” someone else needs!
Questions for us about how yoga can help with cancer? Email us at info@SunriseYoga.net.