Owner/ Heated Flow/ Mindful Yoga/ Private sessions
Ferris is the owner/founder of Anjali Hot Yatra Yoga. She received her bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from the Medical College of Georgia and a Masters degree in Human Movement Science from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. After graduating from Chapel Hill, Ferris accepted a faculty position as Assistant Professor at the Medical University of South Carolina in the School of Physical Therapy where she taught for four years.
Ferris began a disciplined yoga practice in 2008 after discovering Hot Yatra Yoga. She studied under Allison Lindquist and received her RYT-200 in June 2012. In addition, Ferris has studied with Jnani Chapman, at Satchidananda Ashram in the Integral Yoga Teacher Program. She has completed Level 1 of training in Yoga Therapy for People with Cancer and Chronic Illness.
Ferris’s yoga classes are structured, and yet organic. She integrates her knowledge of anatomy and physiology with ancient yogic methods and philosophy to create a transformative experience for all people, regardless of their physical abilities. Ferris is excited to bring Hot Yatra Yoga to Asheville. She believes this unique form of yoga is not just about mat mechanics. She describes Hot Yatra as a pathway into our most pure self.
Ferris is a licensed Physical Therapist in both North and South Carolina, a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Yoga Alliance (YA), and the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT).
Social Media/ Heated Flow Instructor
Tucker graduated from the 300+ hour Jivamukti Yoga teacher training. Tucker is a devoted and passionate practitioner of yoga and hopes to open others up to what he has discovered through years of practice. Through his pursuit of Yoga he learned to be more patient and less absorbed in results and expectations. His teachers and his search inward have introduced him to vegetarianism and a healthier lifestyle while reuniting him with a spirituality and creativity he had not previously experienced. To share these gifts and facilitate people on their personal path to enlightenment is his ultimate goal. As a former Division 1 collegiate swimmer and now runner and rock climber, Tucker teaches from experience with the human body and uses the wisdom passed down from his teachers to incorporate theory and practice in yoga classes. Tucker is Anjali’s social media guru, and we are so grateful he can portray our energy into your social media feeds!
Heated Flow Instructor
I began practicing yoga in 2013 with an undergraduate class in college while earning my degree in nutrition. I found that it helped to manage my anxiety in a healthy way, while also strengthening and lengthening physically. That same year I decided to dedicate my pursuits to yoga as well as nutrition. I completed my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at Honest Yoga in Burlington, Vermont in hot vinyasa flow. My training’s include hot vinyasa, trauma sensitive, chair yoga and anatomy and breath.
Slow Flow instructor
Kim Drye is a skilled and knowledgeable yoga instructor who specializes in alignment and accessible yoga. In 2011, Kim created her own brand, HereNowYoga, that offers a 200 hour yoga alliance certified teacher training, themed workshops, and both local and international retreats. Based in Asheville, NC, she has trained primarily with instructors in the Iyengar tradition including local teachers Lillah Schwartz and Cindy Dollar, as well as nationally recognized master teachers Matthew Sanford, Roger Cole, and Aadil Palkhivala Kim believes strongly in the interconnectedness of all beings and the power that a practice of yoga asana and meditation as a deep study of the Self can have to bring forth the joy that resides in every heart. Learn more about Kim and her current events or read her regular musings about yoga related topics on her blog at herenowyoga.com
Heated Flow Instructor
Chantal was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland. With a french father and Irish mother, she grew up bi-lingual, influencing her pursuit of academic studies in French, Spanish, and Sociology. Chantal is a world traveler and spent two years exploring South America and New Zealand, settling in the heart of the Bolivian jungle to volunteer with Comunidad Inti Wara Yassi (CIWY) animal refuge.
Chantal recently co-founded an initiative (BALTA) to prevent further deforestation and promote sustainable businesses in Bolivia. After moving to Asheville over 2 years ago, Chantal has been teaching at a hot yoga studio in Hendersonville NC and more recently opened a mobile coffee shop in the area called Le Bon Cafe. She is an experienced holistic massage therapist and completed her yoga teaching training (RYT200) in Dharamsala, India 3 years ago. Chantal has been practicing various styles of yoga for over 6 years, from Hatha to Vinyasa to Ashtanga to Bikhram, and is excited to continue her journey here with the Anjali community.
Sarah Jean Couture
Heated Flow Instructor
My eyes were first opened to the miracle of yoga while studying Anthropology in New Zealand. I got an opportunity teach my first yoga class to a group of travelers on a beach in Fiji, and saw that I could bring light and levity into others lives through yoga. While living in New York City, I became enthralled with Jivamukti and continued to study this lineage in New Orleans.
The universe presented
opportunities to teach yoga in South America, while teaching sex-ed in brothels in Peru, and in New Orleans, while living at the Himalaya Society’s commune. My class at Anjali Yoga will be a rigorous yet spiritual yoga practice. I work as a Spanish teacher during the day, and really look forward to using my teaching skills and love of yoga to help practitioners enhance their standard of living, on and off the mat.
Hot flow instructor
Eden began her yogic journey in her early teens studying philosophy and meditation. Discovering the physical asana practice of yoga in her late teens led her to a place of greater embodiment evolving ever since. Eden also loves sharing about Ayurveda, yoga’s sister science to help create an individualized yoga practice for others. She teaches for groups and one-on-one focusing on intuitive movement, strength, and alignment.
Manager/ Heated Flow Instructor/ Private sessions
Kate Lundquist grew up as a dancer in Boston, MA, and started yoga as a means to become more flexible and focused for dance. Upon receiving her 200 hour yoga teacher certification from White Lotus Foundation in 2009, she moved to Berkeley, California, where she taught at several studios including Corepower Yoga. She studied with a variety of teachers, including Ganga White, Tracey Rich, Kofi Busia, Seane Corn and Shiva Rea. She recently completed her 500 hour Therapeutically Oriented teacher certification at Asheville Yoga Center and loves applying alignment and therapeutic concepts into her heated flow classes. Kate is happy to be the manager of Anjali!
Heated Flow Instructor/ Yin yoga instructor
Lindsay Fields has been practicing yoga since 2000 and teaching since 2009. With strong roots in the lineage of Bishnu Ghosh (otherwise known as Hot Yoga) and an ever-increasing knowledge of anatomy and the therapeutic applications of yoga, Lindsay’s curious nature and dedication to the practice has resulted in an expansive and creative approach to Yoga.
In her weekly Hot Yoga classes students can experience a playful, challenging class that is both nurturing and transformative. Classes are sequenced as a flow of yoga poses linked with the breath (vinyasa) and usually include a physical focus (i.e. hips or upper body), an energetic focus or theme (i.e. grounding, opening, or devotion), practices for the mind (mindfulness, concentration, visualization), breath work, and always finish with deep relaxation in a blissful savasana.
Lindsay’s personal yoga philosophy is that when we are happy, whole, and loving of ourselves, we have the ability to live with greater purpose. Yoga is the time-tested tool to help us live and serve our highest possibility.
Find out more about Lindsay at http://lindsayfields.com
Mindful Yoga Instructor
John entered the world of yoga through meditation in his late teens, largely through self-study. He started the asana practice of yoga in the mid-1990s after attending continuing education for his professional licensure as a counselor. Through self-study and continuing education courses specific to the therapeutic applications of yoga, meditation and other insight practices, John became interested in combining eastern traditions emphasizing unity and the western approach emphasizing reduction-ism and specialization.
John became fully committed to the full practice of yoga in 2010 when the opportunity presented itself in the form of life change that allowed for time, self-evaluation and self-discovery. For John yoga is a continual, moment by moment practice that is infused in every area of life from thought, sensation and emotion to the physical, spiritual and ethical foundations of being. John is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT200) through the Yoga Alliance. He is a graduate of Subtle Yoga Teacher Training for Behavioral Health Professionals, through Subtle Health, LLC in Asheville, NC. He studied with Kristine Kaoverii Weber, the founder of Subtle Yoga. The Subtle Yoga model is accessible to all people, mindfully incorporating traditional yoga with evidence based health practice. It integrates personal growth and health using breath-work, meditation, philosophy, and asanas. John specializes in using hypnosis, coaching, yoga, meditation, expressive arts, and cognitive behavioral approaches as a vehicle to facilitate change, personal growth, health and wellness.
Heated Flow instructor
As a trained dancer, Emma was introduced to yoga through one of her dance professors while attending the University of Georgia. She quickly found similarities in movement between yoga and her dance training and immediately fell in love with the art and practice of yoga. She’s been practicing yoga since 2008 and received her 200-hr YTT at Zanti Power Yoga in Greenville, SC in 2013. Emma teaches a flow style class that is upbeat and fun! She has also worked extensively with people with special needs, adapting a modified vinyasa class for her special needs students. Emma is excited that her yoga journey has brought her to Asheville, where she recently completed her 300-hr Therapeutically Oriented yoga teacher training at Asheville Yoga Center.
Heated Flow Instructor
Karen First discovered yoga in 2009 when looking for a solution to back problems she was experiencing due to several years of working as a hair stylist. It didn’t take long for her to fall in love with yoga—not only for its physical benefits, but for its mental benefits as well. Excited to share these benefits with as many people as possible, Karen completed her 200 hour teacher training through YogaWorks in February of 2012 and received her 500 hour RYT in December 2015, studying under world-renowned yoga instructor Natasha Rizopoulos. As an avid runner and swimmer, Karen takes her passion for physical exercise on to the mat, guiding students through a dynamic sequence designed to build strength and flexibility. With innovative sequencing and creative transitions – as well as a strong focus on proper alignment – students remain focused and engaged throughout their entire practice. Karen invites you to come to her class with an open mind about what your body can do so that you can learn, discover and most importantly, enjoy yourself. With constant attention being brought back to the breath, you will leave her class feeling centered and strong.
When not on her mat, Karen enjoys spending time with her husband and three young children, future yogis in the making.
Hot Flow Instructor
Lillian, ERYT 200, RYT 500 , walked into her first yoga class as a junior in high school looking for a way to get in shape. She left that class amazed at the way 90 minutes of yoga made her feel. She continued to return to the mat for reasons deeper than physical fitness. Yoga provided her stress release and a sense of calmness and clarity as she pursued her degrees in International Development and Social Change. As her own yoga practice grew she discovered she wanted to share this practice with others.
Lillian completed her 200hr training in Boston, MA in 2012. A firm believer that a teacher must always remain a student she continued to train with many teachers in Boston and Los Angeles. In 2013 Lillian became a certified AcroYoga teacher and in February 2017 she completed her 500hr training in Balanced Unity Yoga with Mara Healy in Charlotte, NC.
In Lillian’s yoga classes you can expect playful and challenging sequences with a strong emphasis in correct alignment and creating balance between stability and mobility in the body. She aims to share with her students the calmness and clarity she gains from her own practice and the lighthearted playfulness she learns from AcroYoga. In addition to teaching Yoga, Lillian is a holistic health coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. When she’s not on the mat, you can find Lillian hiking with her mini-daschund, reading tarot cards, gardening and experimenting with all things Ayurveda in the kitchen. To connect with Lillian please visit: www.lillianjacobsyoga.com
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780 Hendersonville Road
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960 Tunnel Rd Asheville, NC 28805