Regardless of your age, fitness level, or experience, a movement practice is vital to health and wellbeing. Our movement classes are based on a foundation of yoga which promotes the balance between mind and body with a focus on the breath as the connection. We invite you to experiment to find the classes and teachers that resonate best with you and address your specific needs and desires.
Here is a quick overview of each class. If there is something you’re looking for that you don’t see offered, just let Jeremy know or book a private session!
Bend and Burn
with Jeremy Bromwell
These sessions focus on building long, flexible, strong muscles while burning some calories. Dynamic movements fused together with static holds will help you build strength, endurance, and flexibility. In addition to feeling strong, you will also leave this hour session with exposure to some of the fundamental yoga asanas and an awareness of your breath. Move, bend, burn, and explore the relationship between your body and mind. Jeremy teaches this class on Mondays from the UT Gardens in Knoxville and on Wednesdays from the studio. Both classes are also live-streamed via Zoom.
Vinyasa Flow Class
with Laura Golden
Our flow class focuses on the conscious connection between body and breath, which, when practiced regularly, creates a holistic harmony between body, mind, and spirit. The pace is steady and can be adapted to most levels with props and variations offered by the teacher. Class proceeds from mental centering and breath awareness through warm-ups for the joints and spine into various sequences of postures, ending with relaxation. This class is open to all levels, but some experience with yoga and the ability to move with a certain degree of ease is suggested. Laura teaches this class on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
Gentle and Basic Yoga
with Deb Sanchez
Gentle yoga helps to keep joints and muscles supple while exploring the best way for each student to find ease in the postures. The pace is very slow, and poses are basic, fundamental postures made accessible to all with props and variations offered by the teacher. This class is suitable for everyone, including beginners, seniors, and people with special needs or injuries. Deb teaches this class on Wednesday mornings.
with Cathy Adams
This class is geared toward students who are interested in learning more about the lesser-known aspects of yoga. It focuses on a deeper exploration of physical postures, breath control, and energetic work, as well as chanting, guided relaxation, and meditation. Each class centers around a theme, which can vary from anatomy to philosophy. This class is taught by Cathy on Friday mornings.
Tai Chi – Resuming 5/3/22 at 9AM
with Robert O’Kray
Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese form of internal martial art practiced as defense training and moving meditation, as well as for its many health benefits, physical and mental. It is based on the concept of yin and yang (dark/light, negative/positive), seemingly contrary forces that are, in reality, interdependent and complementary. The focused movements of this practice are slow and precise, achieved through a combination of coordination and relaxation rather than muscular tension. Regular practice reduces stress and improves concentration and balance. Bob offers this class free of charge, but donations for the studio are always welcome. (Note: This class is held outside in the parking lot behind the Bierely-Hale Funeral home in downtown Tellico Plains, right near the studio.)