Projecting Anger on My Yoga Mat

Going into my second weekend of yoga teacher training, I had just completed my first week on the new job. By Friday, it had already felt like the longest week of my life after absorbing so much new information and trying to wrap my head around my new role and responsibilities.

Tips to stay diligent with your yoga

By Jerica Rossi • Guest writer

Finding it hard to get to the studio on the reg? Or sticking to your home practice while juggling work, family, fun or travel? It happens. Sometimes life has us looking in another direction and before you know it, you haven’t touched your mat in weeks. 

Nervous to try yoga?

By Jerica Rossi • Guest writer

While people were walking into class, I heard a woman whisper to her friend, “I’m really nervous to go to class right now.”

As someone who loves diving head-first into the unknown, I had a hard time relating, but I’m sure there are many of you out there who do. Whether you’re brand new to yoga or someone who has been out of practice for quite some time, the nerves can be real. So let’s break it down and see what you can do about it.

Waynesville Yoga Center: Bending over backward for beginners

Haywood County competes favorably with Buncombe County in a number of areas; while employment, housing, cultural attractions and tourist amenities easily come to mind, there’s now a new way Waynesville measures up to Asheville — yoga.

Bending and Beer: Yoga teachers reaching broader audience with pints

Yoga instructors have been trying to convince people for years that the exercise has amazing benefits for everyone, but still people are apprehensive about giving it a try.

Maggie Valley Wellness: Finding balance with a healthy mind and body

As a yoga instructor and a massage therapist, Candra Smith knows that staying healthy requires a sound mind and body, which is why her business — Maggie Valley Wellness Center — provides services for both. 

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