Family Yoga Class!
Apr
14
to Apr 28

Family Yoga Class!

Fun for the whole family!

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This class will introduce classic yoga, meditation, breath work, and stress-management in a kid-friendly style with original music, games, and imaginative stories.

We have some mats on hand to borrow, but please bring your own if you have one.

Recommended ages: 4-10 

$12+ tax for one class

$40+ tax for four classes

Reminder: This is a family class, not a "kids-only" class. A parent/guardian/family member is required to be present during the family class. 


Upcoming Sessions:

April 14, 2pm-3pm
April 28, 2pm-3pm

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Apr
20
4:00 PM16:00

Warriors for a Cure Fundraiser

Yoga for a cause!

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Hi friends,

We are helping the Starry Night Foundation at Blue Ridge Yoga!

Join us for class on Saturday, April 20th, with Kris Evans. Class will be held from 4pm-5pm.

Class is $20, with 100% donated!

Read more about Starry Night's mission:

Raising money and support for pediatric brain tumors for the world's largest Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, and the PLGA Fund. Join us for this community event as we race for a cure and light up the night with lanterns honoring those living with brain tumors. In 2019, one-third of your race registration and donations will be donated to our local East Tennessee Children's Hospital.

 
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Yoga & Beer Fundraiser
Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

Yoga & Beer Fundraiser

Yoga for a cause!

Blue Ridge is joining forces with Abridged Beer Company to support the Cancer Support Community!

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Enjoy an All-Levels Flow session outside on the patio followed by free (!) beer to support a great cause!

Admission is $25 per person (100% donated!)
Please sign up online as space is limited.

April 27th
Class from 10am - 11am followed by beer!
Led by Kris Evans

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The Cancer Support Community is an organization that is dear to our hearts. Your donation will help provide support and services, such as yoga classes, counseling, social groups, and more to those who have been affected by cancer. To learn more about what the CSC is doing in our community, visit their website: http://www.cancersupportet.org/

 
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May
17
to May 19

Prenatal Training for Yoga Teachers

Come and gain the confidence to teach prenatal and postpartum students!

At some point throughout your teaching career,
you will probably encounter a student who is pregnant.

There is no reason to be fearful of these students! But if you want to learn more about how to best serve this population, then this workshop will do just that!

This workshop will cover:

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  • Anatomy of pregnancy and postpartum

  • Proper poses and contraindications for each trimester

  • Postpartum yoga considerations and contraindications

  • Diastasis Recti: what is it and what do we do about it

  • Relaxation techniques through breath for pregnancy, preparing for birth, and postpartum

  • The red flags of pregnancy and postpartum

Designed for Yoga Teachers, Doulas, and Midwives

May 17-19

  • Friday: 5pm-8pm

  • Saturday: 9am-12:30pm / 1:30pm-5pm

  • Sunday: 8am-12:30pm

Price: $300+ tax

*$50 discount for BRY Teacher Training graduates and current BRY teacher training students

Eligible for CEUs w/ the Yoga Alliance

Led by Dr. Dani Bienvenu, licensed Physical Therapist. 

Dani pursued her goal of becoming a physical therapist and graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2012. After graduation, she became passionate about helping and educating women. This passion grew even more after she encountered some physical issues following the birth of her daughter in 2015. She has pursued continued education in the field of Women’s Health and Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy.

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May
31
to Jun 2

~Outdoor Yoga Retreat~

Find Your Flow…

Join us in the great outdoors for a peaceful and intentional weekend where we will journey together to find our flow. We’ll guide you in ways to remove blockages, get “unstuck,” and let go of what no longer serves you!

When…
May 31st through June 2nd

Where…
Nantahala Outdoor Center, NC

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Intinerary…

Friday:

  • Arrival & settle in

  • Welcome Dinner

  • Yin Yoga Practice

  • Personal Time

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Saturday:

  • Sunrise Yoga

  • Nourishing Breakfast

  • Water Activity (optional)

  • Nature Hike (optional)

  • Healthful Lunch

  • Free Time/Nap Time

  • Yoga Practice

  • Wholesome Dinner

  • Bonfire & Letting Go Ceremony (w/ ghost stories by Theodore)

Sunday:

  • Morning Meditation & Journaling

  • Nourishing Breakfast

  • Departure


Cost…

$350 per person/$300 for BRY Unlimited Members

Early Bird Discount: $25 off!
Use the promo code FLOW in the online store to get your discount!
Offer ends March 31, 2019

BRY Members —sign up over the phone or at the desk to receive your discounts!

Includes all meals, water activity, hiking, yoga
& meditation classes, and 2 nights accommodation.
Other activities (zip-lining, etc.) available with advanced booking for an additional cost.

All service include sales tax as required by TN State Law


Available Accommodations…

  • 2 beds available in the group cabin

  • 2 two-bed cabins available ($75.78 upgrade)

    • To reserve a private cabin, please add the “Private Cabin Upgrade” to your cart when registering for the retreat. Or call us at 865-288-3562.


Cancellation & Refund Policy

100% refund by April 13th
50% refund by May 11th
Nonrefundable after May 11th


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*Greek Yoga Retreat*
Sep
9
to Sep 15

*Greek Yoga Retreat*

Bring your practice to the Mediterranean!

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Join us in GREECE for a magical exploration of our divine authenticity! On this retreat, we’ll practice embracing our adventurous spirits through yoga, meditation, and travel!

Our trip will culminate with the Full Moon on September 14th. Throughout the week we will discuss how to harness the energy of the moon and how to bring a sense of wonder back into your daily life!

We absolutely cannot wait to go on this adventure with you!

When…
September 2019

Where…
Milos, Greece

More details coming soon!


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Where is Milos?

Milos is part of the Greek Cyclades Islands located in the Aegean Sea and is best known for its gorgeous volcanic rock formations and stunning beaches. It is also known as the birthplace of the famous Venus de Milo (Aphrodite) sculpture that is now on display at the Louvre.

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What to Expect…

  • Accommodations included

  • Yoga and meditation classes

  • Cultural immersion through excursions

  • Delicious Greek food

  • An adventure of a lifetime!

FAQ:

Q: I don’t have a passport. How much time do I need to get one?

A: It can take between 6 to 8 weeks to get a passport, so plan ahead!

More details coming soon!


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Oct
11
to Oct 13

Advanced Anatomy Training for Yoga Teachers

Having a deeper understanding of anatomy and how the body moves through space can only strengthen your practice and your confidence in teaching others. 

Our bodies are the same but also very different and that complexity can be overwhelming. The more knowledge you have of how the human body works, the calmer your mind will be when it comes to moving through a class, as either the student or teacher. 

So come and explore a more complex view of anatomy and how it applies to the yoga practice!

 

We will cover:

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  • Language of anatomy

  • Different muscle types and how to work each in your practice

  • ”Proper posture” and how to better identify issues in yourself and students

  • Alignment of major joints and how that affects poses

  • Common anatomical issues and injuries

  • The use of props for better alignment

Designed for yoga & fitness instructors or for students looking to increase their knowledge of the body!

October 11-13

  • Friday: 5:30pm-8:30pm

  • Saturday: 8am-12pm / 1pm-5:30pm

  • Sunday 8am-12pm / 1pm-5:30pm

Price: $350+ tax

*$50 discount for BRY Teacher Training graduates and current teacher training students

Eligible for CEUs with the Yoga Alliance

Led by Dr. Dani Bienvenu, licensed Physical Therapist. 

Dani pursued her goal of becoming a physical therapist and graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2012. After graduation, she became passionate about helping and educating women. This passion grew even more after she encountered some physical issues following the birth of her daughter in 2015. She has pursued continued education in the field of Women’s Health and Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy.

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Mar
20
7:30 PM19:30

Full Moon Yoga

Tap into your quiet, introspective, and creative intuition as we practice under the light of the Full Moon!

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In this workshop we will discuss the history and significance of the Full Moon in relation to our yoga practice.

Our practice will consist of an exploration of Moon Salutations followed by quiet moments in yin yoga postures and a guided meditation to help you embrace your true potential. 

March 20th (full moon)

7:30pm-9:00pm

$40 drop-in

Free for Blue Ridge Yoga Unlimited Members (sign up at the desk or over the phone!)

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FREE New to Yoga Class!
Mar
16
9:15 AM09:15

FREE New to Yoga Class!

New to yoga?

Join us for a free class on March 16th!

If you’re wondering if yoga is right for you, here’s your chance!
This class is an introduction to yoga basics and a great way to start your yoga practice!


No previous yoga experience required!


No mat? No problem! We have mats and props here for you to use!


This class is offered to First-Time Students of Blue Ridge Yoga only.
Limited to 20 students.

Saturday, March 16th
9:15am-10:15am

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Feb
17
1:00 PM13:00

Chakra Yin Workshop

Explore your energy...

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Join Casey for this extra special yoga class combining therapeutic grade essential oils with the benefits of Yin Yoga, and the subtle energy of the ancient chakra system.

Yin is a passive style of yoga that can enhance your practice and life through stress reduction, improved circulation and increased flexibility.

Integrating essential oils into your yoga practice further deepens spiritual and emotional awareness and promotes physical healing. During this powerful 2 hour workshop, Casey will provide specifically selected oils throughout the practice to help you open and release any blockages holding you back in life. 

FREE FOR MEMBERS (sign up at the desk or over the phone!)

$40 drop in
 

 

Not a Blue Ridge Unlimited Member?

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Feb
16
9:00 AM09:00

Mini Healing Retreat

Join Blue Ridge Yoga for a day of radical self-love and care! We want to celebrate your spirit, love, and wholeness as we support you in living with joy!

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This workshop is geared to anyone who wants to see changes in their life, to feel more connected to themselves and others, and to those who feel uninspired.

Workshop will consist of:
-What does self-love look like?
-Tools to grow in positivity
-Examining the energy/messages we are sending out into the world
-Overcoming obstacles
-Yoga poses to bring out more joy
-Loving-kindness meditations
-Mala Necklace meditation, creation, and individual mantra

 

Price: $125 (Includes price of Mala supplies)

Time: 9:30am-12:30pm / 1:30pm-3:30pm

(1 hr lunch)

 

(Blue Ridge Unlimited Members receive 20% off - see the front desk to receive your discount!)

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Feb
15
5:00 PM17:00

Valentine's Partner Yoga Workshop

Let's laugh and play!

Celebrate Valentine's Day with a fun partner yoga workshop. Enjoy 2 hours of laughter as we move through different partner yoga poses. No yoga experience necessary.

Instructor: Gary Runyon
Date/Time: Friday, February 15th, 5pm-7pm
Price: $50 per couple ($25 per person)

*Blue Ridge Yoga Unlimited Members receive a 20% discount - discount applies to members only - See front desk to receive discount* 

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Henna Pop-Up!
Jan
26
10:00 AM10:00

Henna Pop-Up!

Henna Pop-Up with Mili!

You may know Mili from our Christmas Parties and charity events.
We are thrilled to announce that Mili will be making regular visits to the studio so that you can get henna for any occasion!

Drop in anytime between 10:00am and 12:00pm on Saturday, Oct. 13th

$10 and $20 designs available

*Tattoos are first come, first-served*

Henna tattoos are non-permanent and fun for everyone!

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Visual Journaling Workshop
Jan
19
12:00 PM12:00

Visual Journaling Workshop

Visual Journaling…

Going Deeper Than Words. 

Discover your true nature

Give voice to your soul

Resolve conflict

Get in touch with feelings

Using intention and simple art...Even if You Can't Draw!!!

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Join Pam for a new workshop on visual journaling!

Visual journaling helps can help you move beyond using language. 

This workshop is free for unlimited members, $40 for drop-ins.
Members: sign up at the front desk!

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New Year's Intention Setting & Vision Board Workshop
Jan
5
12:30 PM12:30

New Year's Intention Setting & Vision Board Workshop

Mindfully enter 2019

After the stress of the holidays, give yourself this gift of starting the New Year on the right foot!

The New Year is the perfect time to define your dreams, goals, and intentions for the year to come.

In this workshop, we will begin by guiding you through an Intention Setting Meditation. After the meditation, you will learn how to craft a “vision board” in a comfortable, fun, and beneficial way, so that you feel more empowered as the co-creator of your life experience.

Led by Debbie Phelan
Saturday, Jan 5th, 12:30pm-2:00pm
Price: $40+ tax per person ($30 for members!)

Limited to 15 students.

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Dec
24
12:00 PM12:00

Free Christmas Pajama Party!

Merry Christmas!

We want to celebrate the season of love, giving, and family with you!

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Join us on Christmas Eve (12/24) for a fun, new tradition! Wear your Christmas pajamas and bring the whole family for lighthearted all-levels yoga followed by milk & cookies!

More details:

Bring your whole family - kids, too! We will have 2 classes at 12pm:

Family Class AND Adults Only Class

Everyone comes for free! New yogis welcome!

Don't forget to wear your Christmas pajamas! Theodore will be in his!

P.S. Children must come with an adult :)

*To register for the Family Class: 

1. Register yourself only (kids don't need to pre-register). Your registration reserves your child's place in the class.

2. If you’re bringing a child for the Family Class and want to take the Adult-Only class, ALSO register yourself for the Adult-Only class so we know to expect you.

Please call us at 865-288-3562 for help registering or to ask any other questions!

All new-yogis (kids & adults) will need to sign a liability waiver form. Minors must have their waiver signed by a parent or guardian.

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Holiday Restorative
Dec
21
9:00 AM09:00

Holiday Restorative

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Take a break from holiday stress and treat yourself to a 2hr Restorative yoga class to renew your mind, body, and spirit. Enjoy well-deserved self-care while reflecting on the true essence of Christmas... peace, love, and cheerful giving. 

Leave feeling inspired, refreshed, and uplifted.

Happy Holidays!

*Free for Blue Ridge Yoga Unlimited Members*

$40 drop in rate

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Dec
16
6:15 PM18:15

Free Guided Meditation: Managing Loneliness & Loss During the Holidays

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We know the holiday season can be a tough time for many, but you don't have to face it alone! Find peace and solace here. 

Please join us for a free guided meditation class on December 16th from 6pm-7:15pm. This class is open to anyone seeking a safe and supportive environment during the holiday season.

Please dress comfortably and arrive a few minutes early.

Class is 45 minutes

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Dec
9
6:00 PM18:00

Craft Night

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Please join us for our community craft night December 9th at 6pm! We will be coming together to create, learn, and share.

Some materials will be provided for various projects but please feel free to bring any other crafts you would like to share!!

Please contact Kris at communityblueridgeyoga@gmail.com if you have any suggestions or contributions you would like to make to this event!  All are welcome so bring your friends & family!    

Let us know you’re coming! :)

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Dec
1
4:00 PM16:00

Christmas Party!

Join Blue Ridge Yoga for our holiday party! We are so grateful to celebrate with all of you :)

This community is so wonderful, and we thank you for all the support and love you have shared with us. 

We will have food, drinks, henna, and music! 

Thank you, Blue Ridge Yogis!

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Pain Release Yoga for Neck, Shoulders, & Lower Back
Nov
10
9:00 AM09:00

Pain Release Yoga for Neck, Shoulders, & Lower Back

Libby Hinsley is back!

We are thrilled to have Libby Hinsley back for another amazing 2-part workshop!

You may remember Libby from her therapeutic workshops at Blue Ridge back in June. Libby is a licensed Physical Therapist and Certified Yoga Therapist. She is the lead trainer for Asheville Yoga Center's 300hr Therapeutic Yoga Program. Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn from one of the best yoga instructors in the Southeast!

November 10th
$70 for 1 session or $125 for both

9:00am-12:30pm Lower back
1:30pm-5:00pm Neck & shoulders

Each session will include self massage with therapy balls and a yoga practice to highlight and further enhance our exploration of the areas of the body addressed with self massage. Therapy balls will be provided for use during the workshop and will be available for purchase at the end. 

No yoga experience necessary. Students of all levels welcome! Limited space available. Save your spot now!

**This workshop counts for Yoga Alliance CEUs for Registered Yoga Instructors.**


Libby Hinsley, PT, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, is a licensed Physical Therapist and a Certified Yoga Therapist. She has been teaching yoga for over 10 years and training yoga instructors for 7 years. Her yoga practice and teaching is most influenced by the tradition of Krishnamacharya and Desikachar in the viniyoga lineage. Her interest in therapeutic yoga led her to pursue a degree in Physical Therapy which she completed in 2011. She is a PT at Asheville Holistic Physical Therapy, where she integrates Yoga-based practices and Manual Therapy in her treatments. She specializes in the treatment of a wide variety of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular complaints including back pain, pelvic floor dysfunction, and chronic pain.

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Nov
4
2:00 PM14:00

FREE Family Yoga Class with Kidding Around Yoga

Bring the whole family for a fun, creative, blissful yoga class!

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This FREE class will introduce classic yoga, meditation, breath work, and stress-management in a kid-friendly style with original music, games, and imaginative stories from Kidding Around Yoga.

We have some mats on hand to borrow, but bring your own if you have one. All ages are welcome!

November 4th, 2pm-3pm

Parents/Guardians please register online. Children under the age of 14 do not need to be registered online. All participants must complete the liability waiver provided by Kidding Around Yoga.

All minors must have their waiver formed signed by a parent or guardian. Please register online and send us an email @ managerblueridgeyoga@gmail.com to let us know how many children you will be bringing!

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Kidding Around Yoga - Kids Yoga Teacher Training
Nov
3
to Nov 4

Kidding Around Yoga - Kids Yoga Teacher Training

Are you passionate about helping children?

Children's Yoga Teacher training may be right for you! 

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Blue Ridge is happy to host Melody Herscher from Kidding Around Yoga this fall to bring you children's yoga teacher training! 

Details below
(please click here for additional details!)

Dates
November 03, 2018 - November 04, 2018
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Location
Blue Ridge Yoga
623 North Campbell Station Rd.
Knoxville, TN 37934
United States

Cost
$595

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This blended training combines independent learning with two energetic, dynamic days of classroom instruction. Before the training, you will create an account with OKAY - Online Kidding Around Yoga. Here you will find the first two modules. These will prepare you for your intense, fun Two Day Live Training. With your diploma/certificate in hand, you will gain access to the remainder of the online training. This gives you the keys to use and review the massive amount of knowledge you just received in your training. It’s all yours for LIFE! That's right. You will never lose access to OKAY.

All students are required to finish modules One and Two of the OKAY training BEFORE they can receive their certificate. This will take 5ish hours to complete. Please do this before your live training so you, too, can be in the know. It is easier for students and teachers if everyone starts on the same page. Here is a glimpse of what's in store for you with our Sample Training.

We love early birds and even offer them a discount, however if you are unable to sign up early, no worries! We got you covered. Sign ups are accepted up until the night before the training starts. You will have to wait to receive your certificate (by email) until after you finish the first two modules, but that's no biggie! 

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You do NOT need prior Yoga teacher trainings to attend KAY trainings. Kidding Around Yoga is designed for anyone who loves to work with kids. With KAY, you can start your own kid-centered Yoga business, enrich your adult classes, bring something special to your academic classroom, or even introduce your own family to the benefits and joys of Yoga. This training can enhance your career and change your life and the lives of all of those beautiful young yogis in your future. Just ask our grads!

Your fee gives you access to two exciting days of hands on instruction covering breathing practices, meditation, deep relaxation, asanas, games, activities, arts and crafts, business and marketing, and so much more. And just when you think there can't possibly be anything more, check it out. You also receive a link to a huge catalog of original Kidding Around Yoga Music. Incorporating Yoga poses and fun cardio activities, this music takes any kids class up a notch. Kids love Kidding Around Yoga, and so will you!

Your tuition includes:

  • Instant access to Online Kidding Around Yoga. Please do complete those first two modules before you arrive at your Live Training.
  • Two Day Live Training: Tons of fun, friends, and a program that will change your life.
  • Online training manual. If you prefer a paper manual, you will receive one at the training free of charge.
  • Kids Yoga Music. The message is in the music. And the magic is in the movement. Gain lifetime access to all KAY music and all future renditions.
  • Inclusion in the KAY Facebook Forum: We have thousands of members ready to support and share.
  • Access to Teachers' Resources with more info than you could ever use in one lifetime.
  • Marketing videos that will help you to show folks who you are and what you do and help you build your business.
  • A discount on Insurance! Kidding Around Yoga Professionals save $40 and Trainees get their first year for only $25: BeYogi Insurance. Insurance is applicable within the United States only and to those professionals who meet the state's requirements, where applicable, to practice Yoga.
  • LIFETIME access to OKAY following your live training weekend. This site contains your entire training in videos and online modules for you to study after your live training. You will have plenty of time to digest the vast wealth of knowledge you've just acquired.

Optional Licensee agreements are available upon completion of the training. KAY licensees become a part of the KAY family with their own forum, personal support from Haris and the staff, their own Kidding Around Yoga website, and access to an assortment of business-building marketing materialsClick here to learn more.

Kidding Around Yoga is registered through the Yoga Alliance, and certified Yoga instructors can earn CEUs through our program. For more information on CEUs click here.

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Healing Yogic Touch
Oct
27
12:00 PM12:00

Healing Yogic Touch

Have you ever felt tense in a yoga pose or felt that something just wasn't available or somehow disconnected?

When you participate in this class, you will learn to connect with your whole body in a deeper way. With a sequence of restorative postures and the gentle assistive touch of the instructors, you will become more aware of what your body needs to support well-being, balance, and healing.

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Lasha Farrar, Yoga Instructor and Licensed Massage Therapist with Blue Ridge Yoga, is a Massage Instructor at Roane State Community College.

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Barbara Conway, Certified Rubenfeld Synergist with Ease Into Life, LLC is a listening touch specialist.

 

 

 

 

October 27th, 12pm-2pm

Please reserve your place online. Space is limited.

FREE for Blue Ridge Yoga Unlimited Members (members, sign up at the front desk!)

$40 drop in

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Oct
27
10:00 AM10:00

Theodore's Birthday Fundraiser for YWAC

You’re Invited!

Saturday, Oct. 27th from 10am-12pm

Theodore’s 1st Birthday Party!

 
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It’s Theodore’s 1st Birthday, and we want to celebrate him with a birthday party fundraiser to give back to Young Williams Animal Center!

10am: Birthday cake and birthday song!

10am-12pm: Enter to win great prizes!

Enter to Win:
* 60 Minute Massage w/ Kris Evans

* 1hr Pet & Me Photography Session with LuAnne DeMeo
(BRY's official photographer)

* Gift card to Better When Baked

All proceeds from the drawings will be donated

to Young Williams Animal Center!

(You do not have to be present to win! Drawing will be at 12pm.)


DROP IN STUDENTS:

Donate $15 to YWAC and attend either of our Saturday (10/27) classes for free!
9am-10am: Slow Flow (good for all levels)
10:30am-11:30am: Vinyasa Flow (intermediate level class)
Call 865-288-3562 with any questions

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Oct
14
10:30 AM10:30

Community Hike to Max Patch

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Join us October 14th for our community hike to Max Patch!

We will be hiking together to take in the beauty of fall, and experience the peace of nature. Feel free to bring your mat and enjoy self-led yoga and meditation amongst beautiful mountain views. Be sure to pack yourself some water and a picnic lunch!

This hike is open to all so please feel free to bring your friends! :)

Those who would like to organize a rideshare will be meeting at Blue Ridge yoga at 9 a.m., otherwise feel free to meet at the Max Patch Trailhead at 10:30. 


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Artisan Jewelry Pop-Up
Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

Artisan Jewelry Pop-Up

Pop-Up Shop @ Blue Ridge Yoga!

Our friend Emily from Noonday Collection will be here displaying pieces of artisan jewelry at our Pop-Up Shop this month! Noonday Collection partners with communities around the world to provide unique & beautiful pieces of jewelry and accessories. When you shop Noonday, you are supporting fair trade business and helping create dignified jobs for people in vulnerable communities. Learn more about Noonday here.

Drop in anytime between 10:00am and 12:00pm on Saturday, Oct. 13th to shop artisan jewelry from around the world!

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Sep
29
4:00 PM16:00

Free Movement & Dance Party

Let’s get loose!

Come join us for a fun evening of dancing followed by pizza @ Mellow Mushroom next door!

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Please join us Saturday, September 29th at 4pm in our upcoming community event, free movement and dance party. Together we will be exploring Dance & Movement led by friends of Blue Ridge as we inspire and support one another to find new and creative ways to express ourselves through movement!

As a community let's empower one another through creativity while spending time together off the mat! For those who work up an appetite, we will be eating pizza at Mellow Mushroom following the dance party! All are welcome so feel free to bring your friends!

This is a free community event!

September 28th, 4pm-6pm @ Blue Ridge Yoga

Free to attend, no signup necessary! Bring a friend!

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Art to Heal Your Heart
Sep
22
12:00 PM12:00

Art to Heal Your Heart

Experience healing through art & meditation...

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Meditation Made Easy!

Do you sometimes find it challenging to clear your mind and take a deep breath? While we know that the monkey mind provides endless opportunities to return to the moment, it can be beneficial to shake up our routines and meditate in other ways.

Join Dr. Kate Flynn, of Life In The Sweet Spot, and experience the Mediation Made Easy Cards as a visual alternative for meditation. This practice can help reduce your resistance to being present and turn down the volume of your monkey mind. 

Whether you are a seasoned meditator or brand new to the practice, this will offer something for everyone. We'll meditate together, explore using the cards to receive intuitive guidance, and create a visual grid for manifestation. 

Reserve your spot today!

Please wear comfortable clothing as there will be a guided meditation.

Saturday, September 22nd, 12pm-2pm

FREE for Blue Ridge Unlimited Members  (members, sign up at the front desk!)
$20for nonmembers

 
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Africa Yoga Project
Aug
15
6:00 PM18:00

Africa Yoga Project

Help provide yoga and employment opportunities to communities across Africa!

Africa Yoga Project is coming to Knoxville for 3 unique & inspiring events! Let's give our new friends a warm welcome!

August 15th, 6pm-7pm
@ Blue Ridge Yoga
$30 minimum donation

Join us for an African Yoga Dance class led by Isaac and John from Africa Yoga Project! This is an intention practice designed in an African context that combines yoga with African dance. The rhythmic nature of the class blends movement, coordination, and balance to the sounds of African instruments. This class will deepen your fluidity & motion in yoga poses, create awareness of the breath, and increase flexibility, strength & endurance. Join us for drinks and conversation after class!

Can't make it? Purchase an Africa Yoga Project shirt to help support AYP! T-shirts and tank tops available at Blue Ridge for $30+tax!

What your donation provides...

— $30 to sponsor one yoga class for a group of marginalized youth
— $44 to provide 20 yoga mats for one of the APY free outreach yoga classes
— $75 to provide one yoga class and lunch for 30 prisoners
— $125 to fund the monthly salary of one AYP teacher to empower others through yoga
— $330 to provide free lunch to 300 people at AYP community classes


August 14th, 6:30pm-7:30pm
@ Real Hot Yoga (West Hills Location)
$30 minimum donation

Drumming yoga is a yoga flow with the sound of African drum beats in the background to set the rhythm. This class, taught by John and Isaac, is so much more than a yoga class - it's an insight into their Kenyan culture, a chance to get to know them and their story of how yoga changed their lives, and how they are changing others lives in Kenya. Afterwards you'll have a chance to talk to and get to know our new Kenyan friends as we serve drinks. 


August 13th, 9am-12pm
Mouse Creek Falls

Free to attend -- please join us!

We are so excited to welcome back the Africa Yoga Project to Knoxville! Get to know the teachers from Kenya better by joining us on a hike and picnic!

When: Meet at Mouse Creek Falls at 9am. Please carpool as parking is limited.

Bring: A picnic! We will eat our lunch on the hike before we head back into town.

Cost: There is no cost to join us; however, please try to make it to their donation class at Blue Ridge Yoga on July 15th or Real Hot Yoga on July 14th. Issac and John are raising money to help support the youth growing up in the slums of Kenya.


John Guchua
Certified Baptiste Yoga Instructor, 200hr AYP Yoga Instructor, Alliance and Kundalini Yoga Teacher, and AYFit Instructor

John found yoga in 2009 after following a friend to class. After more than a decade of contemporary dance training, he was looking for a different type of practice and adventure and was instantly inspired by the positively therapeutic vibrations brought through the practice of yoga as well as the connection it generated between both body and mind.

John strives to make his classes enjoyable through thoughtful arrangement melding artistic and therapeutic methods, tempos and pacing guided by the flows of Baptiste power vinyasa yoga. He hopes to intentionally provide an open space for students to quiet the mind and strengthen the body, to cultivate a transformative experience. 

In addition to teaching yoga, John is an art therapist, art consultant, and the founder of Creative Yoga Millennium and YogArtec company.

John found yoga in 2009 after following a friend to class. After more than a decade of contemporary dance training, he was looking for a different type of practice and adventure and was instantly inspired by the positively therapeutic vibrations brought through the practice of yoga as well as the connection it generated between both body and mind.  John strives to make his classes enjoyable through thoughtful arrangement melding artistic and therapeutic methods, tempos and pacing guided by the flows of Baptiste power vinyasa yoga. He hopes to intentionally provide an open space for students to quiet the mind and strengthen the body, to cultivate a transformative experience.   In addition to yoga John is an art therapist, art consultant, and the founder of Creative Yoga Millennium and Yogartec company.

Isaac Mukwaya
Certified 200hr AYP Yoga Instructor, Completed Baptiste Level II Teacher Training, AYFit Instructor, Certified within AYP Art of Assisting

After taking his first class, he felt the change within; everything moving, becoming lighter, and more empowered. He began his yoga journey by attending Saturday community classes at the Shine Center. Each class, taught by a different teacher, resounded and awoke within me new ways of being. It ignited the spark to stand up in leadership positions for my community.

He currently teaches 5 outreach classes in Huruma as well as several private Baptiste power yoga and Yin classes weekly. Eventually Isaac hopes to open an ‘Empowerment Center’ for youth for them to learn various skills (yoga, acrobatics, martial arts, music, beadwork, etc.) to show them that they can find purpose and potential within their future.

 

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Aug
11
12:00 PM12:00

Essential Oils 101

Just in time for Back to School and Cold/Flu season!

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Join Casey Anderson for an introductory seminar to essential oils. We will discuss how oils work and how to use them to bring balance to all systems of the body, promoting emotional and physical wellness. You will learn how to implement oils into your everyday routine and how to create a chemical-free home. 

Casey is an essential oil educator who has been exclusively using natural and homeopathic medicine in her home for the past 7 years. She has completed aromatherapy training through the Center for Aromatherapy Research and Education.

Saturday, August 11th, 12pm-1:30pm

FREE for Blue Ridge Unlimited Members  (members, sign up at the front desk!)
$40 for nonmembers

 
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Jul
28
5:00 PM17:00

3rd Annual Evening of Self-Care

Please join Blue Ridge Yoga for our 3rd Annual Evening of Self-Care to benefit the Cancer Support Community of East TN!

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Saturday, July 28th
5pm - Outdoor yoga class!
6pm - Health & Wellness Fair, food trucks, live music, henna tattoos, massages, a silent auction, & more!

A portion of all food & product sales will be donated to the CSC. 100% of tickets sales will be donated to the CSC. Last year we raised over $10,000!

Support a great cause while treating yourself to a fun night out!

Tickets are $45 per person / $50 at the door

Make your own mala at this year's event! Limited spaces available. Tickets available below! (ticket includes entrance to the event and mala necklace or bracelet)

Can't attend but would like to donate? Click here!

Learn more about the amazing organization you are supporting here.

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Arm Balances & Inversions
Jul
14
12:00 PM12:00

Arm Balances & Inversions

 Let's take flight!

Have you wanted to try an arm balance or inversion but were afraid of hurting yourself or not being strong enough? This is the workshop for you!

In this workshop led by Susan Schrader, we will explore how using props can make arm balances and inversions accessible and attainable for all levels. Challenge yourself to lift off and gain a new perspective in a safe learning environment.

All welcome!

Saturday, July 14th, 12pm-1:30pm

FREE for Blue Ridge Unlimited Members  (members, sign up at the front desk!)
$40 for nonmembers

***Class is full!!***

 
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Knox Pride Yoga
Jun
24
to Jun 25

Knox Pride Yoga

Yogis!

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Blue Ridge is proud to present Pride Yoga! We believe in acceptance for everyone, community & friendship, and love.

Join us in celebrating our friends in the LGBTQ+ community with an empowering yoga flow and glitter! Class will be led by Kris Evans.

Dressing up is optional, but let's have some fun! Come early or stay after to get glittered and take cool pics! Free Class Pass to BRY to anyone who dresses up in costume! ;)

Sunday, June 24th
11am-12pm
@ Elkmont Exchange

$10 per person - 100% donated to KnoxPride

Sign up in advance - space is limited! :) 

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Therapeutic Yoga for Neck & Shoulders
Jun
23
to Jun 24

Therapeutic Yoga for Neck & Shoulders

Join Libby Hinsley, PT and Yoga Therapist, for two half-day workshops on therapeutic yoga.

9am-12:30pm: Therapeutic Yoga for Lower Back Pain
1:30pm-5pm: Therapeutic Yoga for Neck & Shoulders

In the afternoon session, we will explore common culprits leading to neck and shoulder pain, and then experience a therapeutic yoga class designed to be therapeutic for these complaints. We will discuss yoga practice modifications for a variety of diagnoses affecting the neck and shoulders, and have ample time for discussion on ways to use yoga practices to support greater ease, comfort, and healing to people with neck and shoulder pain.  

This workshop counts for Yoga Alliance CEUs for Registered Yoga Instructors.

Workshop is $70 for one session or $125 for both

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Libby Hinsley, PT, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, is a licensed Physical Therapist and a Certified Yoga Therapist. She has been teaching yoga for over 10 years and training yoga instructors for 7 years. Her yoga practice and teaching is most influenced by the tradition of Krishnamacharya and Desikachar in the viniyoga lineage. Her interest in therapeutic yoga led her to pursue a degree in Physical Therapy which she completed in 2011. She is a PT at Asheville Holistic Physical Therapy, where she integrates Yoga-based practices and Manual Therapy in her treatments. She specializes in the treatment of a wide variety of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular complaints including back pain, pelvic floor dysfunction, and chronic pain.

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Therapeutic Yoga for Lower Back Pain
Jun
23
9:00 AM09:00

Therapeutic Yoga for Lower Back Pain

Join Libby Hinsley, PT and Yoga Therapist, for two half-day workshops on therapeutic yoga.

9am-12:30pm: Therapeutic Yoga for Lower Back Pain
1:30pm-5pm: Therapeutic Yoga for Neck & Shoulders

In the morning session, we will explore common causes of low back pain, and then experience a practice designed to be therapeutic for the low back, hips, and pelvis. There will be plenty of time for questions about specific practice modifications for a variety of diagnoses affecting the low back, and ample discussion on using yoga practices to support greater ease, comfort, and healing to people with low back pain.

This workshop counts for Yoga Alliance CEUs for Registered Yoga Instructors.

Workshop is $70 for one session or $125 for both

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Libby Hinsley, PT, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, is a licensed Physical Therapist and a Certified Yoga Therapist. She has been teaching yoga for over 10 years and training yoga instructors for 7 years. Her yoga practice and teaching is most influenced by the tradition of Krishnamacharya and Desikachar in the viniyoga lineage. Her interest in therapeutic yoga led her to pursue a degree in Physical Therapy which she completed in 2011. She is a PT at Asheville Holistic Physical Therapy, where she integrates Yoga-based practices and Manual Therapy in her treatments. She specializes in the treatment of a wide variety of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular complaints including back pain, pelvic floor dysfunction, and chronic pain.

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