Join us for this fun event!

Friday, December 16th  — 6-9PM at Breezeway Yoga Studio

Join Rachel Golden for a Winter Solstice yoga class on Tuesday, December 20 at 5PM.

Connect with Rachel for more info:

The winter season, which begins on December 21st, is a time to slow down, reflect, and go within. As we enter both winter and the Christmas holiday weekend, you are invited to join us for 90 minutes dedicated to finding your quiet center–that place within us that holds joy, peace, and contentment– through a beautiful combination of Yin and Restorative yoga. A special holiday treat will end the class, giving us the opportunity to share in the spirit of the season with our fellow yogis. Previous yoga experience is not required to enjoy this class.
Mary June Thompson, RYT-500, will be leading us through this practice. Investment is $20. Advance registration is required as space is limited.

Please reserve your spot no later than Wednesday, December 21st, by contacting Mary June at:


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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Wash your hands thoroughly before and after class. We will additionally have hand sanitizer available around the studio.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

Practice anytime with patty — Yoga Basics with patty, season 1 is available on YouTube

Another option for your stay-at-home practice — visit 

You can view a wide variety of class offerings from gentle to vinyasa, yin, and chair yoga.

Acupuncture options at Balanced You Clinic

Rebekah Knause, L.Ac., LMT, RYT  graduated from Jung Tao School of Chinese Medicine and is now offering acupuncture appointments at Balanced You Clinic located at 6512 Baum Drive, Suite 12 in Bearden. To schedule an acupuncture session with Rebekah, call 865-888-5342.



Breezeway Yoga Studio in the Knoxville News Sentinel

Article by Carly Harrington, 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.

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