Chasity Burleson 

Owner and Teacher 

Chasity began her yoga journey over a decade ago. She began practicing yoga for the physical practice (asana), however after the unexpected death of her father yoga became so much more than a workout. Chasity used yoga to heal, to sit with grief and come out on the other side stronger and more connected. Creating this connection to self and the world is what motivated Chasity to want to share this gift with others. This desire to bring people closer to themselves and each other led her to become a RYT-200 and then becoming a RYT-500. Chasity has taught in studio settings, community centers, elementary schools, farm camps, festivals, and many other locations. She has held a private yoga business since receiving her YTT catering to client’s individual needs and schedules. Chasity strives to make each of her classes accessible and focuses on building connections, whether within the self, the environment, or within the collective in her classes. She attended the Yoga In Action training in late 2019 to early 2020, which brought her passion for social justice and her passion for yoga together. Chasity is dedicated to continue her work in this realm and to bring the intersectionality of these two worlds into her offerings. 

Naomi Olsen-Zelman

Teacher 

Mindful Flow Saturdays at 10:30am

Yoga by the River Sundays at 5:30pm

"My yoga journey began in 2017 following my move to Asheville from my hometown in central Pennsylvania. I had been exposed to yoga throughout my youth thanks to my mother, but never fully appreciated it until I began to seek it out on my own. It was sporadic at first, but the ending of a long term relationship catapulted me into my practice at full force. What started out as a way to find connection and community turned into the most powerful healing tool in my life. I felt more clear physically and mentally, and for the first time in my life I felt connected to my spirituality. Once my eyes were opened to the benefits of yoga as a holistic practice I was inspired to deepen my understanding by completing the 250-hr YTT at Asheville Community Yoga in 2019. My strongest desire in the role of “teacher” is to be able to help others truly see the benefits of yoga as I have.  As a new teacher, I aim to bring humility to my teaching in a way that allows room for us to grow and learn together. My goal is to cultivate a space in which we can let go of expectation, explore possibility, and meet ourselves with compassion and truth. "

Erin James 

Teacher 

Joyful Vinyasa Flow 

Tuesday 5pm

Friday 4:30pm 

My journey with yoga began several years ago. After attending my first class, I knew that yoga would be part of my life forever. Finally, I had found something that clicked with me immediately. It was as if I had found something I had been unknowingly searching for my entire life. After a few years of consistent practice, I decided that I wanted to share yoga with others. This desire led me to India where I studied Hatha and Ashtanga yoga in the beautiful Himalayas. 

 

What I love about yoga is that it always meets you where you are. You don't have to be a certain size or age. You don't have to have a certain amount of strength or knowledge. Whoever you are, wherever you are- yoga is right there.

Mike Ptaszek

Teacher 

Mindful Gentle Flow Wednesdays 5:30pm

Soulful Flow and Yin Thursday 7pm

My journey with yoga began several years ago, like many, during a transitional period in my life. While I don’t recall feeling particularly drawn to the practice of yoga specifically, I do know I was completely desperate to feel like an active participant in the healing process. What initially began as a primarily physical practice - using the body to “feel better” - quickly evolved into a holistic, dedicated journey of self-care, exploration, discovery, growth, expansion and love guided by the eight limbs of yoga. It’s nearly impossible, now, to imagine how I was living before the practice of yoga was the common thread that weaves together all the aspects of my daily life experience. I guess I wasn’t really.
“We don’t use the body to get into the pose, we use the pose to get into the body,” gently reminds us that the breath, heart, mind, feelings, spirit, soul, the entirety of the universe all live within this body, right now. And it is my hope that in asana practice, together, we are able to step through this doorway of the body and witness, connect with, our absolute truest selves - if only for a breath. 

Leslie Rhinehart 

Teacher 

Grateful Vinyasa Flow Tuesday 9am 

The practice of yoga meets you where you are.”  After a life altering experience two years ago I was left physically , mentally and emotionally drained.  I decided to try a Restorative Yoga class and I knew afterwards the this statement was true.  I also came to understand that I wanted to share this beautiful transformative practice with others.  This sent me on my continuing journey to practice, learn and share the joy of yoga with others.  I consider myself a servant and a life long student and am grateful to share and learn yoga with my community.

Kimber Jones 

Teacher 

Grateful Vinyasa Flow Fridays 7:30am

Kimber was introduced to yoga and ayurveda in 2009 after being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. She is now completely off of all pharmaceuticals and 100% symptom free as the result of these practices. She hopes to share this knowledge with her students and connect them to the ancient sciences in a modern and meaningful way. Her yoga style is slower and mindful, and she strongly believes yoga asana is separate from fitness. Instead, she relishes in the mind body connection, self-study, and yoking of opposites yoga provides. She completed her 200 hr teacher training at Asheville Yoga Center. She also completed a NCSF personal training certification. She is working towards her 500 hr RYT certification through Asheville Yoga Center and Advanced Studies and Apprenticeship with Vira Bhava Yoga. She practices meditation in the vipassana tradition. 

Steven McHone 

Teacher 

Mindful Flow Sundays 11:00am 

Steven McHone is a Leicester native whose life path has taken him from a bodybuilder to yogi to ultra endurance athlete biking from coast to coast and from Canada to Mexico along the Continental Dived. Offering pieces of his journey through his practice, Steven hopes to share his knowledge and experiences to enrich the mountain community that he calls home. Come join Steven on the mat for a balance of strength, mobility and mindfulness to help you align your mind and body for the adventures life presents.

Sarah Myers

Teacher 

Wednesday 5:30pm Yoga by the River 

Friday 6:00pm Peaceful Gentle Flow 

Sarah was first introduced to Yoga as an undergraduate elective in 2002. She was working in a restaurant at the time, and vividly remembers the increased awareness of her breath and connection to her feet as the semester long course progressed. While it was another 10 years before Sarah began to practice Yoga intensively, she always knew that the practice would be waiting for her when she was ready. She completed her 200 Hour Teacher training in 2016 and has been teaching in the Leicester community since. Sarah delights in the way Yoga can offer serenity, exhilaration, and humor in a matter of moments, and finds enduring value in the mental and physical impacts of study and practice. She truly believes that if you can breathe, you can do Yoga, and that it should be available to anyone who's interested in giving it a try.

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