Arrive, settle in and enjoy a restorative yoga practice and guided meditation. Begin the next day with continental breakfast in the lodge. Then choose one or all yoga options – vigorous vinyasa flow, gentle yoga and guided meditation. Lunch provided. Optional afternoon guided hike, explore the grounds on your own or visit Asheville. Complete your day with restorative yoga and meditation. Then enjoy dinner with friends in idyllic Black Mountain . (Kitchen facilities available if you prefer to prepare you own meal.)
3-Night Weekend Includes:
8 Yoga Offerings
Multiple forms of Guided Meditation
1 guided hike
Montreat is located in the Western North Carolina Mountains 18 miles east of Asheville. You will discover stillness, quiet and connection with nature in abundance. Even just a few days’ escape to the mountains rejuvenates and soothes the soul. Everything moves at a slower pace in the cozy, secluded town where streams and trails compliment the beautiful weather!
About the leaders:
Emily Walkup is an avid seeker, yoga student and teacher, and Reiki practitioner with a deep passion for helping others. She considers herself a student OF life FOR life and prefers the road less traveled. She is a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance (RYT-200) and currently teaches at multiple locations in the Atlanta area. Emily is passionate about healthy living and pursuing whole body, mind and soul wellness. It is important to her that yoga be accessible to everyone; she is humbled and blessed to be a community partner of the Yoga and Body Image Coalition. More recently, she became a certified Y12SR (Yoga for 12-Step Recovery) leader under Nikki Myers. Having experienced the positive transformative effects of yoga firsthand, she aims to bring that same sense of wholeness and balance between effort and ease to her students.
Diane Duane is E-RYT200-hr certified by Yoga Alliance. Her continuing education credits include Yoga as Therapy with Doug Keller, Mindfulness and Yoga for Adolescents and Youth, and Yoga for Trauma. Diane is currently working to provide yoga to a wide variety of participants, in her home studio, corporate settings and donation-based classes in several settings. She believes that people who are well in mind, body and spirit best serve themselves and others. Diane also holds a MA in Theological Studies and a BFA in Dance Performance. She offers personalized instruction with an emphasis on proper alignment and challenges us to make deeper connections between what we do on the mat and how we are in the world.