Drop-in price is $15 per class. Class cards are available – 10 classes for $120. $10 for full-time students with valid ID. See any instructor to purchase your Breezeway class card.


 

Sep
25
Mon
Beginning Vinyasa with Cristina @ Breezeway Yoga Studio
Sep 25 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

cristinamcclure_updateBeginning Vinyasa with Cristina

Monday evenings at Breezeway!

Beginning Flow is a great place for every student, whether you are brand new to yoga or you are refining your practice. In this class you will learn basic breathing exercises, foundational poses, & sun salutations. You will quickly notice deep changes in your energy level, a greater sense of relaxation, and more inner awareness.  The approach of Beginning Yoga is slow to moderately paced in order to learn correct alignment and to avoid injury. This is your chance to glean and discover the fruits of yoga: vigor and vitality, balance, peace, a sense of well-being, and joy.

Connect with Cristina:  Liamcclure@yahoo.com

Beginning Level Chen-Style Tai Chi @ Breezeway Yoga Studio
Sep 25 @ 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm

Join Russell Sauls for Beginning Level Chen-Style Tai Chi each Monday night at Breezeway. Beginners and walk-ins are encouraged to attend! Studio packages are accepted.

Level 2 Tai Chi @ Breezeway Yoga Studio
Sep 25 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

RussellSaulsExperience and teacher permission are required for this class. 

For more information and to sign up connect with Russell — russellsauls@gmail.com


Tai Chi is an excellent therapy for those individuals who in high-stress life situations and are likely to enhance athletic performance in other day-to-day activities & sports.

Russell is a past United States Chinese Martial Arts Council national champion for Tai Chi & Ba Gua Zhang (an sister art of Tai Chi)


Qi Gong is the Chinese art of Life Force Cultivation. The Level 1 practices that Russell teaches consist of 4 components:

(1) Ba Duan Jin (“8 Brocades” or “8 Treasures”)    

This set of exercises is documented to be at least 2300 years old. Connective tissue stiffness is replaced with youthful pliability. Helps to clear stagnation of Qi. 

(2) Dantien (“Field of Precious Elixir”) Qigong.   Major Qi centers are awakened & balanced via breath training, visualizations, & mindful movement. 

(3) Joint releases. A set of circular movements handed down from Tai Chi masters that release bound energy of the joints. 

Sep
26
Tue
Slow Flow Yoga with Meryl Kerns @ Breezew
Sep 26 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 am

Starting August 8th!

Love Vinyasa flow but think it’s just too fast? This class is for you!

In Slow Burn yoga, you will be challenged in a completely different way. Strengthen your body in a unique process by slowing down the creative flows, forcing you to ignite deeper, stabilizing muscles, focus and steady the mind to stay present and balanced, and become more flexible from holding stretches longer for a fuller release. This class welcomes students of all levels and will leave you with a better understanding of proper alignment and basic anatomy to take with you on your yoga journey.
75 minutes


Meryl’s journey of learning began in 2001, at the age of eleven, when she embarked on her martial arts path within the discipline of Kung Fu. She was trained by a second generation Si Fu assisted by a female Si Fu who was trained in massage therapy. The passion and knowledge of her two teachers, combined with the traditional approach of the school, inspired Meryl’s inquiry into the mechanics of the inner body and holistic healing. Later on, Meryl added Tai Chi to her martial arts practice, which further deepened her mind-body connection. It was Meryl’s female Si Fu who inspired her to pursue holistic healing, massage therapy, and yoga as a profession by treating her throughout the years as she attended the school.

In 2009, Meryl chose Asheville School of Massage and Yoga as the launching point for her education in massage therapy by completing 675 hours of school and completing her license massage training. The Asheville School of Massage and Yoga greatly emphasized the need for student self-care through yoga practice, as well as extending self-care awareness to clients. After starting her own practice,

Meryl quickly grew an extreme passion for the combination of massage and yoga. In 2013, she traveled to Costa Rica to complete her 200 hour yoga teacher training with Frog Lotus Yoga training program. Recently, at the beginning of 2017, she traveled to India to receive not only her 500 hour yoga teacher training  certification, but also a 50 hour yin yoga certification. After that then traveling to Spain to stay at the beautiful yoga retreat centre Suryalila for three months to continue her personal growth and deepen her

yoga knowledge. Now she’s back in Knoxville ready to share all the extensive knowledge and training to all who seek it.

Meryl has spent the last several years developing her skills by working in freelance. Her  working experiences have included practicing out of yoga studios, art festival healing sanctuaries, hospitality massage for multiple music venues, and private appointments. She currently practices integrated massages including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Thai yoga, and her personal favorite: Myofascial Release. Her multi-faceted training and experience enable Meryl to treat each client with unique and intuitive approach,   inspiring them to take an active part in their own healing.


Treat yourself to the discipline of good health and save! Attend 3 of Meryl’s classes a month at Breezeway and Receive $10 off a 60 minute massage of $15 off a 90!

Massage

30 min – $40  /   60 min – $70  /  90 min – $90

Yoga Privates

60 min – $60  /  75 min – $70  /  90 min – $80

 

 

Alignment Yoga Level (2&3): @ Balanced You Studios
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

Tuesday 6:00 -7:15pm Alignment Yoga Level (2&3):

This class is for intermediate students. It could be described simply as more of the above with the addition of more advanced poses, regular inversions, beginning seated meditation and beginning pranayama techniques. However, intermediate students should have a quality to their presentation of a pose. This is the progression in awareness that we seek by doing yoga. We train the mind to pay attention starting with the poses and working with precision versus sloppiness. We want “meditation in action”. We want to hold a pose with “effortless effort” allowing us the time for deep observation.. Remember that Yoga and its eight limbs is about the mind and becoming totally aware.

Here are some general guidelines from workshops and/or intensives that were geared towards intermediate students.

An intermediate student should:

  1. Be able to do an unsupported head stand. (sirsasana)
  2. Be able to kick up unassisted into a full hand stand. (adho mukha vrksasana)
  3. Be able to push up unassisted into a full back bend. (urdhva dhanurasana)

This class is taught as a series only and permission from the instructor is necessary.


Ron Felix BS, MPH, RYT

In 1991 Ron Felix opened Knoxville’s first commercial yoga studio, the Knoxville Yoga Center.

Initially, Ron taught Bikram’s (hot yoga) which he learned while living in Key West, Florida.

In 1992 Ron was introduced to the Iyengar method of yoga which is known for its attention paid to precision and alignment. After 25 years of studying and teaching the Iyengar method, participating in over 50 workshops and/or teachers’ trainings, Ron’s classes are a reflection of the love and appreciation he has for the myriad of effects yoga can have on the total “self”.

In June, Ron retired from the daily rigor required to operate a business studio, but plans to continue to teach part-time classes as well as private lessons.

Ron is registered as an RYT and an E-RYT with Yoga Alliance at the 500 hour level and has thousands of hours teaching experience having regularly taught 15-16 classes a week.

Yoga Basics with Patty @ Breezeway Yoga Studio
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

This is a great class for all levels, focusing on opening the body and creating space.


Patty Dougherty moved back to Knoxville in 2010 after spending 10 years in Los Angeles studying and practicing yoga and yogic philosophy. A 2009 graduate of Cloud Nine Yoga in California, her specialties include Gentle Yoga and Restorative Yoga. Patty studied anatomy and Yoga Basics under Simone Market, a student of Erich Shiffmann, and Iyengar Yoga with Michael Rucculo of Life Yoga Center both in Hermosa Beach, California. Patty is certified in Restorative Yoga with Jillian Pransky, Director of Restorative Yoga with Yoga Works.

She is as gentle and kind in the classroom as she learned to be with herself and her own body. Patty’s goal is to help open the body and find space to breathe and to move – enabling the opportunity for radiant physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.

Patty is currently leading classes at her studios: BalancedYouStudios, and Breezeway Yoga Studio.

Alignment Yoga Level (1&2) @ Balanced You Studios
Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm

Tuesday 7:30 – 8:45pm Alignment Yoga Level (1&2):

This class is a natural progression up from Level 1 (beginner’s), which is the level that focuses mostly on the standing poses or “teaches you to stand on your own two feet first”. In addition to refining and reviewing poses already learned classes will now be themed based.

Examples of common themes would be a back bending class, a forward bending class or a class emphasizing twists. In addition, we will be doing the prep work and any modifications necessary to prepare for a safe and regular inversion practice.

This class is taught as a series only and permission from the instructor is necessary.


Ron Felix BS, MPH, RYT

In 1991 Ron Felix opened Knoxville’s first commercial yoga studio, the Knoxville Yoga Center.

Initially, Ron taught Bikram’s (hot yoga) which he learned while living in Key West, Florida.

In 1992 Ron was introduced to the Iyengar method of yoga which is known for its attention paid to precision and alignment. After 25 years of studying and teaching the Iyengar method, participating in over 50 workshops and/or teachers’ trainings, Ron’s classes are a reflection of the love and appreciation he has for the myriad of effects yoga can have on the total “self”.

In June, Ron retired from the daily rigor required to operate a business studio, but plans to continue to teach part-time classes as well as private lessons.

Ron is registered as an RYT and an E-RYT with Yoga Alliance at the 500 hour level and has thousands of hours teaching experience having regularly taught 15-16 classes a week.

Sep
27
Wed
Yoga Basics with Amberly @ Breezeway Yoga Studio
Sep 27 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Yoga Basics has something to offer to both beginner and advanced yoga practitioner. Class is slower-paced and focuses on breaking down specific asanas, or postures, including foundational poses commonly seen in vinyasa and other classes. You’ll learn safe alignment through instruction, demonstration, and hands-on assistance.  Beginner students will receive the building blocks to practice regularly and more advanced students will find this class useful in deepening their practice. Class includes practice of various styles of meditation and pranayama (breath work). Learn, play, and maybe even break a sweat in a supportive environment. You don’t need to be able to touch your toes; you just have to be willing to try.


After several years of practice, Amberly chose to deepen her path with yoga by attending Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga Landing in Chattanooga, TN with the inspiring and talented Jessica Jollie. After learning more than she ever expected from Jessica and the Yoga Landing faculty, Amberly immediately began assisting and teaching in the Knoxville area thanks to the wonderful Patty Dougherty. Amberly teaches and practices many forms of yoga including: Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Yinyasa, Restorative, and Yin.

Connect with Amberly:

Via email: amberlykelley88@gmail.com

Via instagram: instagram.com/amberlyann88

Vinyasa (flow) Yoga with Jenna @ Breezeway Yoga Studio
Sep 27 @ 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

Jenna is a Florida transplant and has been with Breezeway studio since 2014. She has built the foundation of her practice by traveling to sacred lands all over the world and learning the wisdom of yoga while being immersed in the rich culture of ancient civilizations. She teaches yoga at retreats internationally, and offers group classes as well as private lessons while in the U.S. Each class is unique and reflects her travels, pooling different techniques and breath work from each of the multiple facets of yoga. 

Jenna also offers therapeutic massage at Breezeway and Balanced You Studios by appointment. She aims to work closely with clients who are passionate about taking charge of their health and longevity by giving them a better awareness of their body. Jenna specializes in deep tissue therapeutic massage, and incorporates yoga, breath work, and simple meditation techniques to assist in a holistic approach to healing the body.

Connect with Jenna via text: (407) 913-1133. or email: jebingham92@gmail.com .

Therapeutic Yoga with Patty @ Breezeway Yoga Studio
Sep 27 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Therapeutic class with Patty.

PattyWe are blessed with abundance of students at our sister studio, Balanced You Studios! To better accommodate our growing class numbers, our 5:30 PM Wednesday Therapeutics class has moved to Breezeway Yoga Studio. Beginners & Injuries Welcome!

This class is also offered on Thursdays at noon and Saturdays at 11:00AM.

Vinyasa Yoga with Laura Mansfield
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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Laura is an indigenous Knoxvillian and a skilled yoga practitioner with 15 years of power yoga experience. She leads a fast-paced, high-energy 90-minute vinyasa practice.

Vinyasa yoga is a series of poses that will move you through the power of inhaling and exhaling. Vinyasa, also called flow yoga, is known for its fast-paced, fitness approach, synchronizing breath and movement.

Connect with Laura with questions: yoginigangsta@gmail.com

 

Sep
28
Thu
Therapeutic Yoga with Patty @ Breezeway Yoga Studio
Sep 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

PattyJoin patty each Thursday at noon for Therapeutic Yoga. A great class for beginners and those with injuries.

This class is gentle movement and stretching and is suitable for all experience levels. $15 per class. Beginners & Injuries Welcome! This class is also offered on Wednesday evenings at 5:30PM and Saturdays at 11:00AM.

Hatha (sun and moon) Yoga @ Breezeway Yoga Studio
Sep 28 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Jenna is a Florida transplant and has been with Breezeway studio since 2014. She has built the foundation of her practice by traveling to sacred lands all over the world and learning the wisdom of yoga while being immersed in the rich culture of ancient civilizations. She teaches yoga at retreats internationally, and offers group classes as well as private lessons while in the U.S. Each class is unique and reflects her travels, pooling different techniques and breath work from each of the multiple facets of yoga. 

Jenna also offers therapeutic massage at Breezeway and Balanced You Studios by appointment. She aims to work closely with clients who are passionate about taking charge of their health and longevity by giving them a better awareness of their body. Jenna specializes in deep tissue therapeutic massage, and incorporates yoga, breath work, and simple meditation techniques to assist in a holistic approach to healing the body.

Connect with Jenna via text: (407) 913-1133. or email: jebingham92@gmail.com .

Mindful Yoga with Judson @ Breezeway Yoga Studio
Sep 28 @ 5:45 pm – 7:15 pm

Mindful Yoga with Judson Nichols moves to Breezeway Yoga Studio

judson_garden-namasteThe focus of Mindful Yoga is to bring the mind back into the body. Generally, our attention is scattered all over: the past, the future, other places.  In our practice, we bring our mental focus back to the body. We search our body for stress and tension with our mind’s eye, and then we practice letting it go. Along the way, we also become stronger, more flexible, and more at peace.

Call or text questions to 865-963-6042.

About Judson:

Judson Nichols enjoys tailoring his classes around his students’ specific needs. Every body is different, and each has its own path back to a state of balance. Since he began teaching yoga in Knoxville in 2008, the emphasis of his teaching has been to guide each student toward a happy medium. If we’re too stressed, then we learn to relax more.  If we’re too prone to multi-tasking, then we learn to focus the attention. If we’re too tight, we get more flexible. If we’re too flexible, then we stabilize the joints.  It’s all about bringing conscious choices and awareness to your life to give you more freedom to be who you need to be.  

When he’s not teaching yoga, he enjoys spending time with his wife and their small herd of cats. His other work involves writing custom software to help businesses become more efficient.

You can email him at judson@judsonnichols.com.  His website is http://judsonnichols.com/yoga.

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Yoga for Recovery at Focus Treatment Centers @ Focus Treatment Centers
Sep 28 @ 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm

Yoga for Recovery is a yoga class in a safe environment where anyone going through any forms of recovery (abuse, addiction, injury, etc…) is welcome! This class will teach you basic tools to take with you off the mat to continue on your journey of recovery. You will learn breathing techniques, meditation practices, yoga postures, and mindfulness practices to enhance not only the day but your life.

http://focustreatmentcenters.com/yoga-classes

$10 Thursdays at 715pm  •  Meryl Kerns, CYT, LMT

Focus Treatment Center  •  2210 Sutherland Ave #115, Knoxville, TN 37919  •  865-622-7116

Sep
29
Fri
Morning Mindful Hatha with Gina Baker @ Breezeway Yoga Studio
Sep 29 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 am

Morning Mindful Hatha is a moderate mindful flow class with a strong focus on breath, internal awareness of sensation, and body alignment. We will explore the postures and work our way into waking up the body to help you step into your day. This class is for all levels with a general understanding of yoga and meditation. With regular weekly devoted practice my students often find:

• Improved energy levels and sleep

• Clearing the effects of a stressful lifestyle

• Weight loss

• Feeling less anxious


Gina is a Licensed Massage Therapist, CranioSacral Therapist, and RYT 200 hour Yoga Instructor, Spiritual Counselor using a wide range of holistic modalities that capture the true healing potential in everyone. Weaving together yoga, restorative bodywork, energetics, breath, and mindfulness, Gina helps facilitate each individual student to set up a solid foundation “on and off the mat” to create a life that is rich with all possibilities and understanding of one’s true nature as well as a greater sense of compassion for everyone, starting with yourself.

Gina has been a student and practitioner of yoga for over 15 years on a personal journey into a deeper richer learning so she can be an advocate for each individual yogi wanting to organically cultivate and grow into a mindful yoga practice.

You can reach Gina at gina@ginabaker.me or check out her web site: www.ginabaker.me.

Noon flow with patty @ Breezeway Yoga Studio
Sep 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Patty

Join patty each Friday for “noon flow”.

This is an advanced class and is recommended for more experienced students.

Sep
30
Sat
Power Yoga with Jill Bartine @ Breezeway Yoga Studio
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am

Jill Bartine, M.M., RYT

JillB_headshotJill Bartine has been a teacher for more than half her life. As a classically-trained flutist who performs with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, her first outlet for her teaching passion was music.  She is thrilled to now include yoga to her teaching repertoire after completing her 200-hour RYT certification in August 2011.  By the fall of 2013, she had already logged over 1,000 teaching hours, which made her eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 200 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher).  She also holds a Bachelor of Music in flute performance from Northwestern University and a Master of Music from the University of Tennessee.

Having never been a fitness buff, Jill stepped into her first yoga class in 2002, and it was love at first sight.  Over the years that she has practiced, she is continually amazed at the benefits yoga has brought to her life – physical fitness, better posture, mental clarity, self-confidence, increased flexibility on and off the mat, and a general sense of peace and gratitude.

Professional musical performance employs controlled breath, body awareness, energy, creativity, rhythmic flow, and harmony — all qualities of a successful yoga practice.  Jill draws upon these elements in her classes, helping her students to feel in tune with their bodies and spirit, and those around them.  She professes to have “yoga ADHD” and constantly seeks new ways to experience poses and offer them to her students in a dynamic, playful way.

Jill teaches power and vinyasa group classes at multiple studios in Knoxville and also enjoys teaching private sessions for individuals and small groups. Connect with Jill via email:  flutistyogini@gmail.com ,  facebook.com/flutistyogini,
Twitter: twitter.com/flutistyogini, and Instagram: instagram.com/flutistyogini.

Saturday morning Gentle Yoga @ Breezeway Yoga Studio
Sep 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

This therapeutic class is a gentle movement class for all levels of experience.


Patty Dougherty moved back to Knoxville in 2010 after spending 10 years in Los Angeles studying and practicing yoga and yogic philosophy. A 2009 graduate of Cloud Nine Yoga in California, her specialties include Gentle Yoga and Restorative Yoga. Patty studied anatomy and Yoga Basics under Simone Market, a student of Erich Shiffmann, and Iyengar Yoga with Michael Rucculo of Life Yoga Center both in Hermosa Beach, California. Patty is certified in Restorative Yoga with Jillian Pransky, Director of Restorative Yoga with Yoga Works.

She is as gentle and kind in the classroom as she learned to be with herself and her own body. Patty’s goal is to help open the body and find space to breathe and to move – enabling the opportunity for radiant physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.

Patty is currently leading classes at her studios: BalancedYouStudios, and Breezeway Yoga Studio.

Wake​ ​the​ ​Woman​ ​Enneagram​ ​Series: Session 1 – 3 Brained Beings, A Rewilder Workshop @ The Hive
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

The​ ​Enneagram,​ ​a​ ​beautiful​ ​and​ ​complex​ ​study​ ​in​ ​human​ ​behavior,​ ​is​ ​currently​ ​at​ ​the​ ​forefront​ ​of  discussion​ ​in​ ​both​ ​realms​ ​of​ ​spirituality​ ​and​ ​mental​ ​health.​ ​Join​ ​us​ ​for​ ​this​ ​information-dense  introduction​ ​to​ ​the​ ​basic​ ​structures​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Enneagram​ ​work​ ​tailored​ ​specifically​ ​to​ ​women​ ​of​ ​all​ ​ages  and​ ​walks​ ​of​ ​life.​ ​Combining​ ​experiential​ ​exercises,​ ​physical​ ​practices​ ​and​ ​meditation,​ ​“3​ ​Brained  Beings”​ ​is​ ​the​ ​foundational​ ​first​ ​offering​ ​in​ ​the​ ​“Wake​ ​the​ ​Woman”​ ​series.​ ​In​ ​this​ ​workshop​ ​for​ ​women  we​ ​will​ ​explore​ ​the​ ​three​ ​intelligence​ ​centers​ ​of​ ​the​ ​body,​ ​mind​ ​and​ ​heart​ ​and​ ​the​ ​specific​ ​gifts  available​ ​to​ ​us​ ​when​ ​we​ ​fully​ ​inhabit​ ​these​ ​aspects​ ​of​ ​our​ ​humanity.​ ​This​ ​work​ ​draws​ ​us​ ​to​ ​mindfulness,  to​ ​self-awareness​ ​and​ ​toward​ ​an​ ​opportunity​ ​to​ ​participate​ ​in​ ​our​ ​lives​ ​and​ ​in​ ​the​ ​world​ ​as​ ​whole,  powerful​ ​and​ ​peaceful​ ​human​ ​beings.


“What​ ​can​ ​we​ ​gain​ ​by​ ​sailing​ ​to​ ​the​ ​moon​ ​if​ ​we​ ​are​ ​not​ ​able​ ​to​ ​cross​ ​the​ ​abyss​ ​that​ ​separates​ ​us​ ​from  ourselves?”​ ​​ ​-Thomas​ ​Merton


Evan​ ​Barbee​​ ​is​ ​a​ ​student​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Enneagram,​ ​a​ ​certified​ ​yoga​ ​instructor​ ​and​ ​personal​ ​trainer,​ ​a​ ​designer,​ ​speaker,  writer​ ​and​ ​educator.​ ​She​ ​works​ ​primarily​ ​with​ ​women,​ ​fostering​ ​community​ ​by​ ​first​ ​building​ ​up​ ​the​ ​individual.​ ​Through an​ ​intentional​ ​and​ ​carefully​ ​orchestrated​ ​balance​ ​between​ ​physical​ ​training​ ​and​ ​inner​ ​work,​ ​it​ ​is​ ​her​ ​aim​ ​to​ ​assist  individuals​ ​in​ ​a​ ​balanced​ ​development​ ​of​ ​the​ ​mind,​ ​body​ ​and​ ​spirit.

Saturday,​ ​Sept​ ​30.​ ​6pm-9pm​ ​​ ​|​ ​​ ​854​ ​N.​ ​Central​ ​Street​ ​Knoxville,​ ​TN​ ​37917​ ​|​ ​​ ​Limited​ ​Space​ ​Available
Tickets​ ​available​ ​at​ ​​thehiveknox.com/calendar 

Oct
1
Sun
Power Yoga with Jill Bartine @ Breezeway Yoga Studio
Oct 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

Jill Bartine, M.M., RYT

JillB_headshotJill Bartine has been a teacher for more than half her life. As a classically-trained flutist who performs with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, her first outlet for her teaching passion was music.  She is thrilled to now include yoga to her teaching repertoire after completing her 200-hour RYT certification in August 2011.  By the fall of 2013, she had already logged over 1,000 teaching hours, which made her eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 200 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher).  She also holds a Bachelor of Music in flute performance from Northwestern University and a Master of Music from the University of Tennessee.

Having never been a fitness buff, Jill stepped into her first yoga class in 2002, and it was love at first sight.  Over the years that she has practiced, she is continually amazed at the benefits yoga has brought to her life – physical fitness, better posture, mental clarity, self-confidence, increased flexibility on and off the mat, and a general sense of peace and gratitude.

Professional musical performance employs controlled breath, body awareness, energy, creativity, rhythmic flow, and harmony — all qualities of a successful yoga practice.  Jill draws upon these elements in her classes, helping her students to feel in tune with their bodies and spirit, and those around them.  She professes to have “yoga ADHD” and constantly seeks new ways to experience poses and offer them to her students in a dynamic, playful way.

Jill teaches power and vinyasa group classes at multiple studios in Knoxville and also enjoys teaching private sessions for individuals and small groups. Connect with Jill via email:  flutistyogini@gmail.com ,  facebook.com/flutistyogini,
Twitter: twitter.com/flutistyogini, and Instagram: instagram.com/flutistyogini.

Yin Yoga with Becky Maze, RYT-500 @ Breezeway Yoga Studio
Oct 1 @ 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm

YIN YOGA with Becky Maze, RYT-500

Yin yoga is a passive series of poses held for 3-5 minutes each. These poses target the deep connective tissues of the body and the fascia that cover the body to help regulate the flow of energy in the body. It is unique in that you relax in the posture. You soften and it can be meditative. Some benefits:

  • calms the mind
  • regulates energy
  • increases mobility, especially joints, connective tissue/flexibility
  • lowers stress/relaxation
  • greater stamina
  • lubricates joints
  • helps TMJ/migraines
  • aids in Yang practices (flow/vinyasa, etc)
  • teaches you to listen to your body

Practice both Yin/Yang (other types of Yoga) for balance.


Becky Maze is a Knoxville native. She has shown an interest in yoga since her college days. This desire to know yoga’s balance intensified in 2005 as her life changed and growing pains ensued. She is also a Dental Hygienist and holds a B.S. in Health Education. She considers nutrition and overall health an important consideration in yoga practice. She believes that our body is but a vessel for our spirit and we need to treat it kindly. She has been privileged to be involved in the lives of several local cancer survivors over the last 20 years.

She studied yoga under Asheville’s Cindy Dollar (Iyengar Method) at the Glowing Body and she claims Patty Dougherty to be one of her most precious mentors. She has a love for vinyasa and yin. She practices Reiki as well. Her personal yoga journey has brought her into a more balanced lifestyle, which she delights in sharing with others through teaching. Yoga truly helps one find that balance of mind, body, and soul and guides you into the present moment where life truly exist!

Contact Becky at: becky@cherokeeyoga.com