“And for all this, nature is never spent; There lives the
dearest freshness deep down things…”
Gerard Manly Hopkins
Keeping our Studio a Healthy Place to Practice
Practicing Mindfulness Always
While we are all aware of the caution necessitated by the coronavirus, we are asking for your help in keeping our studios a safe place for all to practice.
If you are coughing or feeling sick, please stay home out of respect for your fellow classmates. We’ve asked the same of your teachers.
If you are coughing in class, please excuse yourself. Allergy season has arrived and we ask if you are sneezing please be mindful and use your shoulder or into your elbow as a protective shield from others.
Wash your hands thoroughly before and after class. We will additionally have hand sanitizer available around the studio.
Please bring your mat and as many of your own props to class as you can. As a precaution, we will not be offering mats or eye pillows for studio use. We will provide mat cleaner if you choose to clean your mat afterwards.
We have a cleaning protocol in place and will continue to do our very best to keep our beautiful studio a safe and healthy environment.
These are all positive habits in general, and are especially timely right now. Practice Mindfulness!!
We are grateful for your understanding and cooperation. Get lots of rest, stay well nourished and hydrated, and use all of your immune boosting tinctures and remedies! Keeping up regular healthy habits (like meditation and yoga) are just as important in helping prevent illness.
New classes coming in January
We’re excited to welcome Emily Hildreath to our studio
Emily Hildreth RYT received her yoga teaching certificate from The Glowing Body in 2011. Her journey with yoga originated when she sought out a way to mitigate her intense anxiety and depression following her MS diagnosis in 2006. Through practice, gratitude and a personal transformation she has found equanimity and peace through yoga.
Emily has a passion for bringing mindful, self-awareness to her clients so that they may truly feel the power of yoga. Voted Knoxville’s Best of the Best in CityView magazine 2 years in a row, Emily’s goal is to touch the lives of inquiring souls so that they too can find peace.
Practice anytime with patty — Yoga Basics with patty, season 1 is available on YouTube
This class includes strength training, cardiovascular conditioning, balance, and flexibility. It is geared toward folks 50-80 who want to move better and with less pain and strengthen their muscles and bones.
This class will be a full yoga practice, meaning we will focus on the breath, move our bodies, and include a few minutes to meditate. We will do all the things! Each class will vary but we will spend approximately 5 minutes on pranayama (breath work), 50 minutes on postures, and 5 minutes on meditation. No yoga experience is necessary to enjoy the benefits of this practice.
Thursday at 7:00PM: Beginner Slow Flow Practice with Charity Edwards
This class is designed to slow down the yoga practice in order to stay conscious of the breath & focused on safe alignment. If you’re new to yoga or been practicing for some time, but need to slow things down, this series is for you.
Total BEGINNERS welcome. No experience necessary. Variations will be given for those wishing to go deeper.
Rebekah Knause, L.Ac., LMT, RYT is now a licensed acupuncturist. She recently graduated from Jung Tao School of Chinese Medicine and will begin offering acupuncture appointments at Balanced You Studios on at 6712 Kingston Pike in Bearden. To schedule an acupuncture session with Rebekah, call 865-888-5342.
News from Breezeway
Breezeway Yoga Studio in the Knoxville News Sentinel
Driving down Kingston Pike past the Kroger in Bearden, you may never notice the shopping center’s somewhat hidden breezeway connecting various businesses.
Just beyond Wigs by We3 and Roger’s Shoe Repair shop, Patty Dougherty said she found the perfect location to open her newest yoga studio.
“It’s right in the heart of one of the busiest parts of town, but it’s set away at the end of breezeway. I feel like you should have a yoga studio near where you live, and so many of my clients live in this area. It made sense for me to open the studio. The clincher was when I found the location,” she said. “It was such an ideal location that I was willing to make it work no matter what I had to do.”
Breezeway Yoga Studio, a cooperative of yoga instructors and therapists who offer various styles of yoga, opened in the Knox Plaza shopping center Aug. 1.
The studio is located just down the road from The Practice Yoga in Western Plaza, which recently closed. It was where Dougerty’s four largest classes were taught.
At the other end of Bearden, Dougherty, a clinical therapeutic practitioner, also co-owns Balanced You Studios at 6712 Kingston Pike with Rebekah Knause. It’s a smaller studio that opened two years ago and can accommodate up to 10 students or private or semiprivate instruction.
“The first business is great. It’s profitable. I just needed a place for a larger class,” she said.
Dougherty grew up in Knoxville, beginning her career working as a writer, producer and director at WBIR Channel 10. She was promoted to Chicago but later started freelancing, allowing her to travel around the world. She eventually made her way to Southern California, living on a sailboat for seven of her 10 years there.
At the time, her weight had topped out at more than 200 pounds. Dougherty had just started studying yoga and mediation when her doctor suggested putting her on various medications.
“I looked at this stack of prescriptions and said, ‘No way,'” she recalled. “Once I recognized how beautiful I could heal myself, that’s when I decided to start getting trained.”
When her father became sick, Dougherty began commuting back and forth to Knoxville. In 2010, she moved back, making Knoxville her home.
“My heart was breaking every time I left Knoxville,” she said. “I decided I wasn’t willing to leave my mother, so I just came here to stay.”
Breezeway Yoga Studio, which features cork floors, will offer classes that include yoga basics, restorative, vinyasa, power, flow and yin yoga. It will soon offer ashiatsu massage therapy, which uses feet to apply pressure instead of hands.
Business reporter Carly Harrington may be reached at 865-342-6317 or firstname.lastname@example.org.