Private Yoga Sessions Can Optimize Your Practice


Private Yoga Sessions at Sunrise Yoga Studio – Video

Looking for a way to optimize or customize your yoga practice?  Private yoga sessions with Sunrise Yoga owner, Valerie Kiser, gives you one-on-one time to do just that! The instruction is convenient to your personal schedule and needs . . . plus you receive the optimal practice opportunity and attention without other students in the room.

Private yoga sessions offer the means to:

  • Harmonize your yoga practice with your abilities and aspirations
  • Truly relax and focus—you’re the only student in the room, with no group class distractions
  • Discover the power of confident graceful movement
  • Partner with Valerie to create a yoga routine personalized for what matters to you
  • Learn to use special yoga supports to strengthen your body without straining it


Choose the length of your session based on your interests, health issues, and time available. We recommend the 60 minute session for at least the first session to allow time for a full assessment of your situation.

Private Session Fees:

  • 30 minutes = $40
  • 60 minutes = $75

These fees apply to 1 or 2 persons at the studio. (Please inquire for the fee for 3 or more persons or to have a private session in a location other than the studio.)

Call the studio today to book your session . . . 336-778-1233!





Learn about the Bhagavad-Gita with Jarrod Whitaker, PhD

Bhagavad Gita at Sunrise Yoga Clemmons

“Strive constantly to serve the welfare of the world; by devotion to selfless work one attains the supreme goal of life. Do your work with the welfare of others always in mind.”


For centuries, the Bhagavad-Gita has been the most renowned piece of literature in Indian culture.  This epic poem tells the story of the warrior-prince Arjuna as he faces a life-or-death moral dilemma.  As he prepares to battle his own kinsmen and teachers, Arjuna begins to question the purpose of warfare.  Through the guidance of god Krishna, Arjuna begins to understand that the battle he faces is not only physical but spiritual as well.  Various forms of yoga as well as the concept of dharma are addressed in this classic text.

If you wish to read the book prior to class (not required), Jarrod recommends the Barbara Stoler Miller translation.


Jarrod L. Whitaker is an Associate Professor in the Department of Religion at Wake Forest University, where he teaches courses relating to Asian Religions, especially Hinduism and Buddhism, and also theory and method courses on religion, ritual, and gender. He holds a M.A. with First Class Honors in Religious Studies from The University of Canterbury, New Zealand (1998), and a Ph.D. in Asian Cultures and Languages from The University of Texas at Austin (2005).

Fee = $25

Register for the Bhagavad-Gita class here.



Yoga leads me to . . .

Sunrise Yoga ITMP_5394 110312Quite often, the practice of yoga is referred to as a journey.  How many journeys have you undertaken where you had no particular destination in mind, where you could truly be a wanderer?  To wander, according to Meriam-Webster, is “to move around or go to different places usually without having a particular purpose or direction.”

Your yoga journey probably did not start off without a purpose or direction.  Most people begin a yoga practice with the hope of accomplishing something, changing something, improving something.  While starting yoga may have required your inner explorer to emerge, when did you feel the transition from explorer to journeyer occur?  And do you still have the same purpose or direction for your practice as when you first began or did that change as the venture progressed?

A yoga journey with a goal doesn’t mean there can’t be a bit of roaming and adventure along the way.  After all, if you are truly on a journey, your yoga “travel” will likely cause you to be a bit different than the person you were when you began the trip, and that will, in turn, likely inspire you to navigate new territory.  The key is to reign in the gypsy, the tourist, the nomad so that it is a journey and not a mindless venture.

While it may be true that “Not all those who wander are lost” (J. R. R. Tolkien), it is good to remember to “Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.” (Greg Anderson).  Happy travels!

Saturday, 2/15: we will be open!

Play time in the snow is over.  Time to get back on your yoga mat!  We will be open on Saturday, 2/15 as usual with Karen’s classes:  9:00-10:30 = Level 2 Flow and 11:00-12:30 = Back Care.  CPR and First Aid classes start at 1:00. (still space available)

Wednesday 2/12 Yoga

Wednesday morning update: The 9:30-11 class will be All Levels Yoga with Valerie. We hope to see you here. Stay safe.

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