Yoga on Wheels
Join us in welcoming Jen Coffin as she makes a special visit to Blue Ridge to teach us about a fantastic yoga prop ---the Dharma Wheel!
Yoga wheels boast an impressive variety of new ways of accessing strength, flexibility, and deep release.
Whether you are a die-hard yogi, new to the practice of yoga, or just want a fun workout prop, this workshop will help you to discover new ways of using your body more efficiently.
Leverage from the wheel makes postures more attainable - especially arm balances and backbends - and allows you to feel muscle groups in ways that help you grow.
Expect to gain all-around knowledge on how to use this great tool and increase your understanding of the anatomy and physiology of yoga postures.
No wheel? No worries! 12 wheels are available for use or you can bring your own.
Jen is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher - E-RYT 200 and a qualified Continuing Education Provider with Yoga Alliance - YACEP.
Gain credit towards your CE training hour requirements through this informative workshop!
$40 per student. Sign up now!
$27 - includes handcrafted cocktail!
Sign up here
November 12th from 11am to 1pm
All Levels Yoga (B.Y.O.M.)
Located at Post Modern Spirits in Knoxville, TN.
Veterans Yoga Project
November 11th, 1pm-2pm - Sign up here!
Donation-based class on Veteran's Day to celebrate and honor the men and women who have served our country in the military.
"Veterans Yoga Project is an educational and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of military veterans. It is devoted to enhancing access to yoga resources for Veterans with PTSD and other trauma-related difficulties."
Yoga + Dogs + Free Beer = ☺︎
$25 per person- Sign up here
Sunday, October 8th from 12pm-2pm
Crafty Bastard Brewery downtown
100% of proceeds go to Small Breeds Rescue of East Tennessee
All levels welcome (B.Y.O.M.)
Yes, you read that right! Come get your cuddle on with some of Knoxville's most adorable (and adoptable!) small dogs! Join us for an afternoon yoga session at Crafty Bastard Brewery and enjoy some quality time with our four-legged friends! 100% of the proceeds will go directly to SBRET and to caring for small dogs in need of a loving home!
Can't make it? Look for the SBRET donation jar at the front desk!
Learn more about Small Breeds Rescue of East Tennessee here!
Did you know it has been scientifically proven that dogs make you happier? Read all about it here!
Sign up for the 3:00 class Here
Sign up for the 4:30 class Here
Please feel free to arrive a little early to spend some quality time with the goats. Please bring your own mat and water bottle. Also, if you can carpool for the sake of parking spots, that would be great!
Please email with any questions. We are so excited to bring our Nashville-based team to Knoxville!!
LOCATION: Home of Goat Yoga Enthusiast: 9628 George Williams Road, Knoxville, TN 37922
WE are so excited that a portion of our proceeds will go to this amazing program!
Girls on the Run is so much more than a running program!
Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity-based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd through 8thgrade. Girls on the Run is designed to develop and enhance girls’ social, psychological, and physical competencies to successfully navigate life experiences.
At Girls on the Run, we are moved and compelled to work diligently to create a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is inspired to be joyful, healthy and confident. Over a period of 10 weeks, GOTR participants follow a program designed to allow every girl to recognize her inner strength and inspire them to define their own lives on their own terms. Throughout the season, the girls make new friends, build confidence and celebrate all that makes them unique.
The GOTR lessons encourage positive emotional, social, mental and physical development. Participants explore and discuss their own beliefs around experiences and challenges girls face. They also develop important strategies and skills to help them navigate life experiences. It starts with helping girls get a better understanding of who they are and what’s important to them, then looks at the importance of team work and healthy relationships before exploring how they can positively connect with and shape the world.
Physical activity is woven into the program to inspire an appreciation of fitness and to build habits that lead to a lifetime of health. At the end of each ten-week session, the girls participate in a GOTR 5k event. This celebratory, non-competitive event is the culminating experience of the curriculum and gives girls a tangible understanding of the confidence that comes through accomplishment as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals. Crossing the finish line is a defining moment when girls realize that even the seemingly impossible is possible.
The Results are in:
After participating in Girls on the Run, we have seen:
85% of GOTR girls improved in confidence, competence, caring, character or connection.
The biggest gains were in connection (how supported GOTR girls felt by their peers) and confidence (how much GOTR girls liked the person they are).
GOTR girls who were least active at the start of the season increased in physical activity by more than 40%.
97% of GOTR girls learned life skills
Read more about Girls on the Run here!
Evening of Self-Care at Blue Ridge Yoga
Saturday, August 26
5:00pm - Yoga and Meditation taught by survivors
6:00pm - Food, Drinks, Health Fair, and Party!
Tickets are $45 with 100% going to the Cancer Support Community. Please follow the link above to purchase tickets and sign up!
Come and nourish your mind and body with this special evening of self-care at Blue Ridge Yoga. Choose to attend either a yoga or meditation class, then stay for a party that will have a little bit of everything!
Enjoy tastings from 12 different local restaurants, wine, massages, henna tattoos, over 50 silent auction items, live music, and much more!
The evening will include 19 vendors in a holistic health fair, with booths representing different organizations and services:
- Loco Lavender
- Young Living essential oils
- and much more!
Give yourself some tender loving care and help Cancer Support Community out at the same time!
(Last year we raised over $7,000!)
To learn more about all the great things Cancer Support Community does, please visit their website here.
Join us for our first ever Meditation and Grief Support group. Grief is difficult to face and cope with alone. We have designed this group to be a safe place for anyone dealing with loss to process and address their grief. The class will begin with a meditation followed by discussion and support. Please feel free to bring any family or friends that will benefit from this free event.
Sign up here
June 16, 17, 18
Cost: Early bird pricing (pay in full by April 15) - $350 per person ($320 for members); Full price - $380 per person
*$100 deposit required to reserve your spot!
Blue Ridge is proud to announce its first yoga retreat! Join us for a peaceful weekend of yoga, meditation, and more in the beautiful mountain area of Big South Fork River national park. This will be an experience you don't want to miss!
During your stay, you will be provided with:
- 5 delicious, nourishing meals prepared by Ayurvedic chef (alcohol not included, BYOB)
- 4 yoga and meditation classes
- Lodging for 2 nights at Charit Creek Lodge
- Guided hikes
Sign up for this amazing experience HERE!
Blue Ridge Wine Tasting and Yoga Fundraiser
April 29 @ 5pm-7pm
Please join us for an uplifting Vinyasa Flow class with teacher Gary Runyon, and stay for a special wine-tasting event to benefit Disabled American Veterans (www.dav.org). Local wines for the tasting will be provided by one of Blue Ridge Yoga's students, and appetizers will be provided by Zoe's Kitchen.
Space is limited, Sign up HERE!
Are you sitting in a chair or slumped over a computer all day?
Do you have tight neck and shoulder muscles?
Have fatigue and daily routine got you down?
Then join us in getting the ball rolling!
In this six-class series led by Val Whiting,
you will use gravity, body positioning,
and varying sized yoga props to:
- Smooth out chronic restrictions
- Elongate the body
- Free the breath
- Improve your daily equilibrium
- Take pain out of tight places
From 2/28 - 4/4 11:30-1230
Join Blue Ridge Yoga in celebrating Galentines with a self-love workshop! This is a self-care night for those needing more love in their lives!
Evening will consist of:
-What does self-love look like
-Tools to grow in positivity
-Examining the energy/ messages we are sending out in the world
-Obstacles -Loving kindness meditation
Saturday, February 11th from 4:00-5:30pm
Sign up here
Can I be honest? I hate Valentine's Day! I have heard this sentiment from many people - both single and those in relationships. There is so much pressure to be with that special someone doing something special, that if you don't live up to the hype (and really, who does?), you can start to question yourself. You shouldn't have to feel this way - especially on a day that is dedicated to love! So, what can you do to make this Valentine's Day better than it has been before?
First, let's get our focus off the cultural demands of this holiday and start a new conversation about how to have a party of one...YOU! We are all in relationship with ourselves, and we spend more time with ourselves than with anyone else on earth. If you want to respect yourself, and feel great while doing it, you need to be good to yourself. You need to practice self-care.
Yoga is a great way to care for yourself.
We live in a brave, new world where even traditional medicine sees the benefit of yoga - the mind-body practice that can reduce stress, lower your blood pressure, and decrease your resting heart rate. Several scientific studies show that yoga helps reduce stress and anxiety (mental stress). In addition, practicing yoga helps your balance, flexibility, range of motion, and strength; all components of fitness. So, it makes sense that the best gift you can give yourself this Valentine's Day is the gift of self-care; the gift of yoga!
Join Blue Ridge Yoga in celebrating Valentine's Day with our self-love workshop! This night of self-care is for those needing more love in their lives! (Couldn't we all use a bit of that??!)
Bring a good friend, a sister or your true love …
We’ll explore ways to deepen trust by leaning on the support of your special someone. It’ll be safe and surprisingly powerful in a releasing sort of way. The quality of our relationships are the building block of a healthy community, so come share the love. We’ll finish with Valentine’s Day cookies.
Saturday, February 4th at 4:00pm -6:00pm
Cost: $20 a person
Space is already limited: Sign up here:
Join us for a 6 week course taught by senior teacher, Dianne Cecchet. This introductory course will teach brand new yoga students the basic elements of yoga practice and prepare them for participation in regular yoga classes . No prior Knowledge or experience needed. Class is one hour.
-Basic concepts of Yoga- why we practice!
-Meditation and breath work
-Twist and abdominal toners
-Seated and floor postures
-Into to Vinyasa
Fall can be an exciting time with school, holidays, and football. However, with additional activities comes added stress. The science of yoga (Ayurveda) classifies Fall as being a time where stress is often forefront in our lives.
This fall, we are offering a workshop to help you find balance through a seasonal sequence of calming yoga poses, breathing techniques, and a restorative meditation (yoga nidra).
This workshop will include:
Reiki energy to create a deeply relaxing atmosphere
Prepare to shift gears and discover how yoga can create a peaceful mind. This workshop is perfect for all levels of experience - even beginners!
Early registration is recommended as Deirdre's workshops fill up quickly! Deirdre has over 35 years of training in the holistic arts and a 500hr yoga certification from ISHTA in NYC. Don't miss this opportunity to practice with Deirdre!
During this class you will learn:
-Instill the idea that: if attacked your goal is to escape
-Teach the concept of awareness in anticipating an attack
-Teach how to use specific cerebral and physical techniques to avoid or minimize an attack.
-Teach how to sufficiently stun an attacker and run to safety. We ask for a $20 donation that will be donate to victims of assault or domestic violence.
· 6-week Introductory Course to Yoga
· July 12th – August 16th
· Limited Space Available
· 60 minute sessions
· $75 prepaid fee
This introductory course will teach brand new yoga students the basic elements of yoga practice and prepare them for participation in regular yoga classes. This series will be led by instructor Pamela Gibson and will take place on Tuesdays at 5:00 p.m. from July 12th – August 16th.
Join Blue Ridge Yoga for a 4-week series of therapeutic yoga that addresses each participant’s specific injury or medical need. This problem-focused workshop will be led by our amazing instructor Valerie Whiting on Mondays at 3:00 from June 20th – July 18th. (No class July 4th)
*Participants will complete a form listing any injuries and special needs prior to the first class.
$65 for the series
Help us celebrate our first anniversary! We are so proud to be a part of this wonderful community!
Evening will consist of:
- Exciting door prizes from local businesses!
- Free class pass
- Meeting the team
- Learning about our exciting plans for year 2!
We hope to see you there!
Team Blue Ridge
Creating a solid base, developing a strong core, allowing earth energy to flow freely up through the body: these are ideals for any yoga practice!
So how do we work with the body to allow this natural energetic process to occur? This workshop will give us time to explore, play and perhaps even have a few “a-ha” moments!
Friday, March 25th: 6:30-9:30 — Develop a strong foundation through the feet, legs and the pelvic floor.
Saturday, March 26th: 1 0:00-1:00 — Engage your core - learn to strengthen as well as create a flexible mid-section.
Saturday, March 26th: 2:00-4:30 — Find ease and grace in the upper back and shoulders.
This workshop is open to ALL BODIES. Whether you are new to yoga or a seasoned practitioner this weekend promises to offer refreshing insights to your practice.
Friday—Saturday : $120 prepay/ $135 pay at door
Saturday only—$90 prepay/$100 pay at door
Space is limited, Pay online today.
Rebecca Dennis’ 35-year yoga practice incorporates the styles of Ashtanga, Iyengar, Jivamukti, Integral and Bhakti. Her approach is inspired by the belief that an inherent joy resides in us all and appeals to yoga beginners and experts alike. Formally trained in performing arts, Rebecca incorporates poetry, music, movement and humor to demystify esoteric teachings and make yoga more relevant in our present culture. In addition to studio classes, Rebecca conducts teacher trainings for yoga professionals, and workshops for individuals and groups. For more info on Rebecca visit: laughingbodies.com /760-484-4390
How your thoughts affect your body, soul, and healing…
Have you been sincerely interested in Stacey's workshop, but not sure you have the whole day? Just added:
2 Hour Workshop – only have a couple of hours? Join us for the first half of our workshop from 1-3 p.m. where you can dive in to the soulful inspiration and practices that will move forward your health and healing.
Los Angeles based certified wellness coach Stacey Robbins is a leader in the Hashimoto's Community, working alongside other prominent autoimmune specialists including Dr. Kharrazian and Dr. Izabella Wentz. Stacey is the author of "You're Not Crazy & You're Not Alone" which addresses the emotional and psychological aspects of autoimmunity. Having Hashimoto's herself, Stacey shares her experience of living with a chronic and unpredictable health condition. Her message of self-care and self-compassion is not one often heard by those diagnosed with autoimmune disease. Be sure to get a dose of her high-vibe honesty and humor while she visits Knoxville!
Join Stacey Robbins (CHC, RYT200) Author, Speaker, and Integrated Wellness Coach for an unforgettable afternoon of amazing stories, laughter, and soul truths. Stacey shares from the heart and from 20 years experience of using the circumstances she faces with an autoimmune condition to get back in touch with her voice, her health, her peace and her happiness. You will leave feeling so inspired and empowered to live more freely and peacefully in who you are, so that you can live your happiest, healthiest life — no matter what.