Alignment Based- A yoga class for new beginners, or for anyone wanting a gentler class. This is a good class to begin your training, as the pace of this class moves slowly, paying attention to principles of alignment and breathing. If you are new to yoga, coming back, or working with an injury, the pace and focus of the class would be appropriate. (75 minute class)
Level 2 Flow- This class is appropriate for beginner and experienced students that are somewhat familiar with yoga postures. We will use creative sequencing to link postures together, using the flow of the breath to guide the movement. The emphasis will be on generating energy and heat to let the body release toxins and tight muscles. The room is slightly warm and class is accompanied by music! (75 minute class)
Level 3 Warm Flow- Room will be heated with the humidifier on to encourage flexibility and a cleansing detox for the body. (75 minute class)
Beginners Yoga- Taking the very first step! This class is designed to teach the basics to anyone willing to learn. We will focus on building each pose from its foundation and gaining strength to hold poses longer each time you come! Many people practice in this class for years while others use it as a stepping stone before moving on to other advanced classes.
Yin/Restorative - is a passive yoga practice that involves variations of seated and supine poses typically held for longer periods of time then a flow class. This class is open to all levels but gentle enough for folks with limited mobility. This practice especially works the connective tissue around the joints (mainly the knees, pelvis, sacrum, and spine). In our day to day activities we are usually rushing and moving pretty quickly. Yin Yoga gives us the opportunity to slow down the body and in turn slow down the mind.
Meditation- Join us in Elkin every week for a casual meditation and mindfulness class. All levels of meditators welcome. We have a brief discussion and then a guided/silent meditation period. Chairs and some cushions are provided, but feel free to bring a favorite meditation cushion. For ages 16 and up.
Boot Camp- Join Amanda for strength and fitness building through good old-fashioned, military inspired exercises. Class will include HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) & body weight to increase your heart rate, burn fat, boost metabolism & build strength.
Private Yoga Session: private classes offer a one on one opportunity to learn and grow on and off your mat. Classes will be planned and discussed with you according to what you would like to work on or based around an injury or recovery. We can also work around your schedule to make it as conveinent for you as possible! Contact the studio for more information or questions! 336.701.7275
Kaitie began her yoga journey in 2009 during a time of healing for her body and mind. In 2015, she underwent a 200 hour training and became a certified RYT yoga teacher. She has a background in teaching vinyasa, yin, power, hatha, and restorative classes for all levels and has also led several meditation workshops. She focuses on pranayama (breathwork), alignment, and intention setting and combining these through flow to foster awareness and presence in your body and mind. Originally from San Diego, CA, she lived all up and down the west coast before finding her way out to beautiful North Carolina. She now runs a farm, vineyard, and winery with her husband in Wilkes county where they also operate a BnB and wedding/event venue.
Coming to Class:
Please be on time. If you are late , please enter quietly and set up your mat and join the class.
Leave shoes at the door...wear your bare feet and a open mind!
Yoga is a non- competitive practice, therefore your personal best is enough.
Inform your teacher of injuries or special needs. If you are a new student, we ask that you come about 15 minutes before class to register, meet your teacher, and fill out our general release form before beginning the class.
No perfume or heavy scented lotions please.
Studio mats and props are available, but we encourage you to bring you own mat.
Eat lightly, at least 3 hours before class.
Attire for yoga is anything you feel comfortable and can move freely in.
Please leave your cell phones, gum, and stresses at the door.
Breathe deeply, and enjoy the journey.
COST: Drop in class $10 OR 10 Class Card for $80
Yoga is teaching me how my body is my closest friend. My hips carry burdens that my heart needs more time to face. My arms keep me balanced on the ledge that is sometimes my life, by reaching up and having faith that in the stretch I will find foundation. My strong legs carry me around my mat, building a root system for my practice and my spirit as I continue to grow.
Kym just recently received a Yoga for Trauma & PTSD training through Trauma Sensitive Yoga Program!
I did not know how yoga would change my life or my perspective on everything around me. It set me free from wondering how I would ever be enough. It helped me see how all the parts of me work together to make me whole. I will want to share that beautiful lesson all of my life. So, that is why I teach.
My fitness journey began on January 1, 2001 at Elkin Recreation Center. I had just graduated from my BS program at ASU and knew that I needed to form an exercise routine for not only my physical well-being but also for my mental/emotional wellness. I created my own routine pretty quickly and worked out 4 - 5 times a week. In June of that same year, the Yadkin Family YMCA opened. I joined and began attending the group exercise classes. After a few months, a couple of the instructors I admired began encouraging me to teach class. I was interested but put it on the back burner for a year while I finished my masters degree.
In February 2003, I completed the AFAA group fitness certification and began immediately teaching classes at the YMCA. For the next ten years I taught step, cycle, kickboxing, boot camp, sculpt & weight training, kettle bell, and cycle classes. In addition, I picked up a group exercise class one night a week at the Elkin Recreation Center in the fall of 2004. My husband and I relocated to Clemmons in 2006. I continued teaching classes at the Yadkin YMCA until we moved to the Charlotte area in August 2013. Given the ages of our children and the moves we’ve made for my husband’s career, I haven’t taught group exercise in 5 years. I am thrilled, however, for this opportunity. I love teaching, I love people, and I love fitness.
Kaitie Von Cosmos
I believe that to create a peaceful and happy world, we start with creating our own peace and happiness through awareness. Meditation is the single best practice that I have found to achieve that. I became a meditation teacher because I want to help you find this peace for yourself.
I am an Elkin, NC native, have been a licensed massage and bodywork therapist for over twenty years, a dedicated meditator and a Certified Meditation & Mindfulness Instructor. I have been a seeker and have been drawn to understanding the spiritual side of humanity since I was a little girl. I have had the great honor to have as my primary teacher, the renowned Theravada Buddhist monk and teacher, Bhante G of the Bhavana Society. And I was led to the teacher's path and certified to teach by meditation expert and author, Sarah McLean of the McLean Meditation Institute in Sedona, Arizona.
I truly believe that we have the opportunity to evolve the consciousness of the human race. Deep down in our gut, we all know that there is something better for us...that it's lying there just beneath the surface. This is true on an individual, personal level and on the collective level. My heart's desire is to provide a path anchored in ancient wisdom and modern neuroscience to help guide us to that place of living together in peace and possibility.
Kelly promotes a calm, comfortable aura through her teaching. Her class provides the space where your lists and outside responsibilities are not invited. This is your time to find relaxation and rejuvenation. She teaches alignment-based, flow and restorative classes that strengthen and challenge both the body and the mind. Her classes are appropriate from beginner students to experienced yoga practitioners. Her use of various props, assist the student in gaining the most benefit from each pose.
Kelly's classes teach you to calm the mind while bringing awareness to the body.
Along with her 200 hr RYT certification she completed a curriculum training with the Mindful Schools Program and works with both adults and children teaching mindfulness techniques and practices.
Kelly Dougherty is a vibrant young woman who is trying to help ground others in wholesome disciplines. A free yoga class at college was her first experience with yoga. After college she found herself developing a personal practice while living in Nicaragua for 2 years. During that time she continuously shared yoga with many of her friends and neighbors. Since moving to North Carolina she wanted to deepen her knowledge and experience with yoga. She found her opportunity in a 200 hr Yoga teacher training at Sunrise Yoga Studio in Clemmons, NC. Since then she has found herself ever more grounded in Yoga and its enrichment. Kelly also runs Lavender Anne's Herb Farm (www.lavenderannes.com) and lives in a tiny home with her husband and daughter on their land in Dobson. They have a homestead where they grow their own food and herbs for their business. One day she hope to have a Yoga pavilion on their land and offer outdoor classes & farm meals! Kelly loves connecting her study of the mind and body with they study of the earth. She believes taking care of our own bodies, each other and the earth is the way to health.
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