“It is the teacher’s foremost duty to give you back your intelligence, to return to you your heart, to encourage you to access yourself. They do this by being who they really are and by being completely honest and compassionate with you” – Richard Freeman
Bettie Shea, EYT(Experienced Yoga Teacher) 500
I specialize in offering yoga to under-served populations, such as seniors, larger bodied individuals, and people with physical challenges, such as cancer, MS, heart disease, depression/anxiety, and scoliosis. I have a great deal of experience adapting practices to suit many situations, whether they are physical, mental, or emotional, and I believe there are practices appropriate for everyone. In my opinion, all people can benefit from yoga as an entire holistic system of health. I trained professionally with Kaoverii Weber and Samantha Leonard of Subtle Yoga in Charlotte, and Chrys Kub of Holistic Yoga Therapy Institute, and continue to attend workshops and trainings to grow both as a teacher and student. My major influences besides Kaoverii, Sam and Chrys are Gary Kraftsow of the American Viniyoga Institute, and Phyllis Rollins of The Yoga Center here in Charlotte. I completed my 500 hour Teacher Training in Therapeutic Yoga through the Holistic Yoga Therapy Institute, and received my Yoga of Awareness for Cancer training at Duke Integrative Medicine in June 2015. I trained in Trauma Sensitive Yoga with David Emerson, author of Trauma Sensitive Yoga in Therapy and Overcoming Trauma Through Yoga in late April 2017. For more information about Emerson’s work and the Trauma Center in particular, visit The Trauma Center at JRI.
I offer both regular group yoga classes and therapeutic group or individual sessions designed to address specific issues(which are by appointment only). Please call me and leave a message at 704-835-0894. I will usually get back to you within 24 hours.
Here’s a link to my research.
Please visit one of my classes soon!
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May 13, 2014 at 1:35 pm
When does the next series of Curvy Yoga begin?
Thank you, Andrea Garrison
May 15, 2014 at 10:42 pm
Hi Andrea! The Curvy Yoga classes are not taught as a series so feel free to pop into class whenever you’re ready. Classes are 6:45pm Wednesdays and 12pm Saturdays. $10 is the class fee but you have the option to buy 5 classes at just $8 each via cash, credit card, or Paypal. Hope to see you soon!
July 30, 2015 at 3:15 pm
Is Mint Hill the only location for the Curvy Yoga classes? I live in Charlotte on the South Side of town
July 31, 2015 at 10:18 pm
As far as I know, Gina Castillo offers Curvy Yoga at our facility and also at Lotus Living Arts in Concord. I am unaware of other Curvy friendly classes in the area, but I will tell Gina to chime in here when I see her tomorrow. You might also check the Curvy Yoga official website to see if there are other offerings around the Charlotte area. http://www.curvyyoga.com/