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Winter Solstice Yin Yoga

Missy Crutchfield RYT 200

December 20th 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM 


Join us for an evening of relaxation and renewal! You can celebrate the shortest day of the year with a few of your favorite yoga buddies in this special 75-minute Restorative Yoga event, benefiting the American Red Wolves at Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center.  

At this donation-based event, you'll get to completely relax in various poses that are totally supported and designed to help you gently open and breathe.  You'll be guided through breath work and gentle hands-on assists will be offered.

Space is limited so, don't delay, sign up today!

Vegan goodies and wine will be served!

 

About the Instructor:

Missy Crutchfield is Co-Founder, Senior Advisor & Contributing Editor of Gandhi’s Be Magazine and she also co-founded the Gandhi Global Center For Peace with Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson Arun Gandhi. Missy served as Editor-in-Chief of Gandhi’s Be Magazine from 2009-2018. She is a globally recognized, award winning journalist and human rights/animal rights & vegan activist who has created and collaborated on a number of projects and community-based programs. Missy is a yoga teacher, bringing her training in Ashtanga, Kundalini, and Laughter Yoga practices to underserved populations like alternative school students, senior citizens, and refugees both locally and globally. In her spare time, Missy loves travel, exploring new cultures, spending time with her son and dogs at home, and cooking vegan.


Santa Cookie Burn
(Heated and Non-heated Options)

Katie Gonzalez RYT 200-hour (Heated)

Missy Crutchfield RYT 200-hour (Non-heated)


December 24th 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM Heated Edition:

Are you ready for the Big Guy's arrival?  Well, let us HELP YOU with that!   

Join us for a special class on Christmas Eve at 10 AM where we will sweat, twist, work, and relax in a 75 minute Heated Power class with new Thrive Tribe Teacher, Katie Gonzalez!  

We will work hard and laugh hard and have a great time for a great cause!  All the proceeds go to Mark Making, a non profit serving underserved communities and public artwork.

For more info about this awesome organization check out:

www.marmaking.org


December 24th 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM Non-heated Edition:

Join Missy Crutchfield for a supercharged, super fun, 75-minute cookie burner!  We'll practice some Yoga, build some strength and flexibility, and we will do it all with a smile and a twist-all to prep for the Big Guy's arrival!

All proceeds go to helping to save the American Red Wolves at Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center. 

About the Instructors:

Katie Gonzalez began taking yoga classes while attending college at Auburn University. Katie found that the movements made her feel strong and free. As she grew in her practice, she began to feel more purpose. During this time of yogic growth, Katie found Ashtanga Yoga. Through this practice, she found dedication, discipline, creativity, strength, and community. Katie obtained her 200-hour yoga teacher certification in 2016.

Missy Crutchfield believes that when you practice yoga regularly it brings more light and awareness to our lives and to the world and the Earth!


Candlelight Christmas Eve Yin

Beth Daughtery RYT 500-hour

December 24th 2019 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Start the New Year off RIGHT!
Join us for an afternoon of quiet bliss as we explore a beautifully restoring yin class that will help us relax, restore, and renew to really set ourselves up for a beautifully happy Holiday.  Your spirits will be lifted and your body will be renewed after this 75-minute introspective class.  You will explore subtle movements and breathwork to help you set your intentions for the day and holiday season.  All proceeds will go to the Thrive Yoga Festival.

About the Instructor:

Beth Daughtery began practicing several years ago while teaching elementary school.  After 30 years of teaching, she retired in 2008 and began her 230-hour teacher training through Asheville Yoga Center.  Beth began teaching yoga shortly thereafter and recently finished my 500-hour Yoga Alliance teacher training with Asheville Yoga Center. Seeing the benefits of yoga both physically and mentally to all ages, Beth enjoys teaching a variety of classes to all levels of students. 


Introduction to Ayurveda

Jennifer Eddinger, Svastha Acarya

January 12th 2020 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Interested in learning a little more about Ayurveda, the Sister Study of Yoga?  Spend the afternoon learning a little more about the study of Ayurveda and just where you fit.  What is a dosha, what does that mean?  How can you incorporate that into your daily life and practice?  Come practice with us Sunday, January 18th and you will find out!  We will have some dosha balancing tea to sample as well!  It'll be a fun afternoon! Cost is $25.

About the Instructor:

Jennifer Eddinger is an Ayurvedic Health Trainer (Svastha Acarya) with myAyu.com. She assists individuals in making positive, impactful changes to their diet and lifestyle to improve their state of health, relieve chronic ailments and feel better fast.
Jennifer is also trained in Ayurvedic shirodhara therapy and continues to study with Ayu.Academy.
She is well connected to the Ayurveda community in the U.S. and abroad. Jennifer founded AyurvedaNextDoor.com in 2014, now part of TheAyurvedaExperience family of websites.


Winter Weight Management

Jennifer Eddinger, Svastha Acarya

January 19th 2020 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Winter Weight Management With Ayurveda 

Ayurveda is the sister study to yoga and is a great way to incorporate mindfulness into your life outside of your yoga practice. In this workshop, you'll learn why winter is the best time to exercise and how to manage your weight in winter. You will also learn about foods to build a strong body & foods to manage weight and heaviness. Finally, you will learn about the Ayurvedic doshas in winter plus winter remedies. As an added bonus, you'll get to sample winter beverages for the doshas.

If you'd like to learn more about Jennifer Eddinger, check out: www.myAyu.com.

About the Instructor:

Jennifer Eddinger is an Ayurvedic Health Trainer (Svastha Acarya) with myAyu.com. She assists individuals in making positive, impactful changes to their diet and lifestyle to improve their state of health, relieve chronic ailments and feel better fast.
Jennifer is also trained in Ayurvedic shirodhara therapy and continues to study with Ayu.Academy.
She is well connected to the Ayurveda community in the U.S. and abroad. Jennifer founded AyurvedaNextDoor.com in 2014, now part of TheAyurvedaExperience family of websites.


Yoga at the Zoo

Evangeline Blair RYT 200-hour

January 25th 2020 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Start the New Year off RIGHT!
Join Thrive Yoga and Wellness as we support The Chattanooga Zoo in the first-ever Yoga at the Zoo event. We will gather on Jan 25, 2020, at 9 am to support this awesome organization through movement and community.
This is a beginner-friendly event and will be held AT the Chattanooga Zoo. Zoo staff will be on hand to introduce you to a few of their wonderful animals!
This is a family-friendly event so bring the kiddos that are old enough to practice, bring your mat, some water, and all the smiles as you practice and grow in the New Year with some of the coolest creatures around.
Proceeds go to The Chattanooga Zoo and their efforts toward conservation and protecting endangered animals.

About the Instructor:

Evangeline Blair believes that yoga is an act of mindfulness. Her education and work experience in the mental health field taught her the positive impact that mindfulness has on both physical and mental health. Evangeline wants to give everyone the opportunity to experience the joy of slowing down and self care.  She works to create a safe place where every student can practice yoga without judgment. She wants her students to leave class feeling empowered to practice mindfulness both on and off of their mats.


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So far in 2019

You helped RAISE $3850!! 

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