By Jennifer Dixon ERYT 500 MBA – On December 29, 2018, Thrive Yoga and Wellness will be hosting a CBD Yoga Class as a fundraiser for our Yoga In Schools Program.  This is the 5th such event that the studio has successfully held and it’s something that, if you haven’t tried, really is a great way to get some of the amazing benefits of CBD oil, combined with the relaxing and restorative effects of a gentle Restorative Class.

Restorative Yoga is not like the typical flowing yoga classes you see in gyms and studios across the country.  Instead, this practice was developed especially to help us to disconnect, decompress, and to totally relax. It is great to help alleviate stress and anxiety while also helping to ease some of the pain associated with that stress in our bodies.  Each posture is performed while laying down and is supported by bolsters, blankets and straps (as necessary) to insure that your body is supported and able to surrender gravity. The class environment is something like a serene spa combined with the healing energy found in cathedrals, natural environments, etc.  This sort of practice is PERFECT for the end of the year rush to help you settle in and create intentions that will sustain you throughout the year to come.


CBD is known to have anxiety, stress, and pain relieving properties.  When you use this supplement internally or externally, you will feel the effects systematically throughout your body, because you have an endocannabinoid system that goes throughout your entire body.  When you have this amazing supplement combined with the benefits of a restorative yoga class, you will be experiencing the best of both worlds as you relax and gently stretch through this 75 minute class.  Each posture will include gentle hands on assists and verbal cues to help you meditate and relax.

At the beginning of your CBD Yoga event, in partnership with Integrated Hemp Solutions, you will be given a single dose of the 250 mg full spectrum sublingual tincture.  You will be taught how to take the tincture, and then you will be able to ask any questions you may have about CBD or IHS. After the brief educational experience, you will be led through the Restorative Yoga Class, where the teachers will offer you the props and the poses necessary to enhance the effects of the CBD.  You are not required to take the CBD to attend this class but you are definitely encouraged to do so.

The teachers in this event are two of the Thrive Yoga and Wellness 200 hr Certified Teacher Training Program, Tamara Whitfield and Lesleigh Guinn, who is the Tennessee Area Hemp Educator for Integrated Hemp Solutions. Integrated Hemp Solutions is a North Carolina based Hemp & CBD oil company founded by medical doctor, Dr. James Taylor. Integrated Hemp sets the standard with their CBD oils, by being the only CBD oil produced, available farm to consumer that is developed by a physician, anywhere in the southeast. Lesleigh is passionate about educating the public on the benefits of CBD and answering any questions you have regarding hemp products, and CBD in general.  

As part of the Teacher Training program, our teacher trainees are required to gain real world experience teaching in classes, so Thrive likes to make these experiences be meaningful for the teacher and the practitioner.  That’s why events like this are held on a regular basis to get the community involved and to help gain the necessary experience a teacher needs to share the love of yoga with the world. All of the proceeds from these events are given to local charities and causes, such as the Thrive Initiative, Yoga in Schools.  

Thrive Yoga and Wellness initiated a Pilot program in the fall of 2017 with Washington Alternative School, providing in school yoga education to the students there whom may never experience the benefits of a regular yoga practice.  It is through fundraisers like these Community CBD Yoga Events that help to provide a sustainable environment for this program to continue.

These classes ALWAYS sell out, so be sure to reserve your spot today!  Each participant will receive a coupon for 25% off their first order with Integrated Hemp Solutions.  We can’t wait to practice with you soon!