Sweet Dreams Yoga Nidra Series


Sweet Dreams Yoga Nidra with Miranda Peterson

60 Minutes Per Class

This class encourages deep physical, mental, emotional & energetic relaxation. We’ll do 30 minutes of gentle Hatha yoga asanas (poses) followed by 30 minutes of comfortable, guided meditation while lying down on your mat. Studies show that 30 minutes of yoga nidra (aka dynamic or yogic sleep) is equivalent to 2-4 hours of actual sleep, easing participants into a “hypnagogic state”— the threshold between alpha and theta brain waves or the border between consciousness & unconsciousness. You will likely notice improved, more restorative sleep at home too! This is a great class for beginners and sufferers of insomnia, stress, anxiety or depression. Class may include essential oils and/or gentle assists.


Online tickets:

$10 - 20 sliding scale per drop in (pick what you pay)

$40 for the series


Wed July 11th @ 7:15pm - 8:15pm -

Mon July 16th @ 7:15pm - 8:15pm -

Mon July 23rd @ 7:15pm - 8:15pm -

Mon July 30th @ 7:15pm - 8:15pm  -

Caturday Cat Yoga & Coffee

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photo: Pamela Yvonne Photography

Calling all cat enthusiasts, cat lovers and cat admirers! These are a few of your favorite things:

1x per month with Furever Friends Animal Rescue & Asheville Cat Weirdos!


1PM - 3PM

What to expect:
Cats, Yoga, Coffee, Casual cat meet up w/ adoptable kitties from FurEver Friends Animal Rescue, est 2002!

FYI: The yoga class is a ticketed event, as we only have space for a certain amount of humans + cats. However, from 2-3pm we will be open to the public to allow people to come in, donate, and take a peek at the adorable/adoptable cats and MAYBE even find their #fureverfriend!

This event is in collaboration w/ Asheville Cat Weirdos and FurEver Friends Animal Rescue, est 2002, we are hosting a #caturday yoga, stretching and coffee event 1x per month! Stay tuned for future events. 😊 

About the cats:
There will be adoptable felines starring the show from Furever Friends Animal Rescue!

About the yoga class:
This class is led by cat lover/yoga instructor Natalie Fox. It will be a gentle, all levels yoga class. Not only great for for beginners/cat enthusiasts/people who like holding cats during yoga BUT also those who like stretching + chillin' out. And as always, we will make time for a 10 min cat nap (savasana) ;-)

Please contact Violet Owl Wellness if you have any questions ♥ 

$10 - 20 sliding scale
Proceeds to FurEver Friends Animal Rescue

Reserve your spot in advance, limited space available!

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We play kirtan to enjoy our own fullness, peace, happiness, and joy, without reason or goal. This easy yoga practice turns our attention back to what is real, uplifting, and enlivening. aka this is sweet and fun. 

Kris Harris:
loves how mantra, sound, and kirtan just make you feel good, bringing you back to yourself, no belief or concept required. endless exploration and greater health (in so many ways) and happiness and peace available here. :)

matthew martinez:
I integrated the practice of Yoga into my life in 2012 in an effort
to support my lifestyle as a performing musician. I quickly realized
that Yoga was offering me so much more than simply keeping me
physically healthy. Since then, Yoga has profoundly impacted my
perspective on health, wholeness, and creativity.

In the Summer of 2016, I completed my 200-hour teacher training at Kripalu School of Yoga and Ayurveda in Stockbridge, MA. This unique, transformative experience paired with the beautiful teachings of the Kripalu tradition has brought me to the understanding that Yoga is the process of harmonizing one's body and mind in order to awaken one's fullest potential, and realize a deeper sense of peace and calm in one's own being.

These experiences helped fuel my re-discovery of music as a medium of transformation and healing, leading me to explore methods of infusing my passion for Yoga with my knowledge of sound."

kristine preiser: 
kristine’s love affair with yoga started unexpectedly in a high school yoga class. Always an active soul she delighted in this new way of moving her body - mindfully, and with careful attention. She soon noticed that the practice of yoga is an infinite universe of connections for the mind, body, and soul. Most recently, music has become a deep thread of exploration through the rhythmic vibration of tabla, piano and frame drum.

The past 10 years of practice have been especially transformative as she’s discovered the beauty of Dao Flow Woman’s Yoga, the warm embrace of Metta meditation, the sweetness of Bhakti and the healing effects of music.

Hip Hop Yoga!


A FUN, energizing, all levels vinyasa yoga class with local yoga instructor Emma Jenkins, 500RYT, practiced to the hottest (and the most old school) hip hop beats out there by SNOOP DOGG. Come ready to get loose and flow hard to hip hop jams old and new! This class is sure to get your hearts open and hips hoppin,’ BYOB and positive vibez... Cause if ya don’t know, now ya know

*Singing & dancing both highly encouraged but not required in this class!

Pricing: $15 in advance, $20

Location: Habitat Tavern & Commons


Qoya: Freedom

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What does it feel like in your body to be free and unbound? Through yoga, dance and feminine movement... we will dance with freedom. 

Circle up to explore movement with meaning...
Qoya is based on the idea that through the movement of our bodies we remember who we are. 

Through yoga, dance and feminine movement... we tap into the innate wisdom of our body's knowing and wisdom. 

Let’s dance!!


Saturday, July 21st
4pm - 6pm
Online tickets:

Monthly Kirtan

with Samata, Kalidas & Friends

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Join Samata, Kalidas & friends for a beautiful evening of kirtan, Bhakti, & chanting. 

Kalidas and Samata have been singing and sharing in the practice of Bhakti together since 2003. They have played countless kirtans and traveled together over the years. This is the beginning of a new and fun kirtan collaboration project. 

We look forward to singing with you at the Violet Owl on Friday, May 18. Doors open at 7 and kirtan starts at 7:30. 

Admission: sliding scale $10-15
Street parking is free after 6 and there is also a parking garage nearby.

Upcoming dates!

Friday, July 20th

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Completely surrender, release, and leave renewed with this restorative yoga practice combined with the healing energy of Reiki. Both of these practices help reset and restore the nervous system so that we can enter into a deep state of relaxation, repair, and peace. This full moon is also combined with a lunar eclipse and is a powerful time to be with and release all the emotions, thoughts, patterns and beliefs that are no longer serving us. Caroline will be leading a healing meditation while sending Reiki to the group during the practice to assist in clearing away the old, raising our vibration and re-aligning with peace, love, and compassion.



Caroline Woolard is a 200 HR Registered Yoga Teacher, Reiki Master and Eating Psychology Coach. After spending many years struggling with anxiety, depression, disordered eating, chronic fatigue, autoimmune and digestive issues she began to find her greatest healing through yoga, mindfulness, meditation, and energy healing work. She is passionate about helping others discover their ability to heal from within and cultivate resilience in their lives through self-care and self-compassion. Restorative yoga and Reiki combination has helped her and others release fear to find peace, relax the nervous system, and restore energy levels.


Friday 7/27/18

$5-20 sliding scale offering

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Treating Male Pelvic Pain: A Biopsychosocial Approach

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Course Faculty: Dr. Susie Gronski, DPT, PRPC, WCS, WHC


Treating Male Pelvic Pain: A Biopsychosocial Approach is a comprehensive course designed to make you the expert in helping men recover from pelvic pain. This course integrates the multifaceted complexities of male pelvic pain, combining neuroscience with a hands-on approach, giving you practical knowledge and training to help your patients get on the road to recovery. You’ll learn advanced assessment and manual treatment skills that will increase your confidence and comfort treating men with pelvic pain. This course includes live male models. Previous pelvic health experience is highly recommended.


Registration: 8:30 - 9 am

Day 1: 9 am - 4:45 pm

Day 2: 9 am - 5 pm


This course format is lecture and practical labs, including male models.


Pelvic Guru has applied for CEU's in North Carolina. If you are coming from another state, please check with your state on reciprocity for CEUs.




Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Define and recognize pain as both a sensory and emotional experience

  2. Define the categories in the classification system used to categorize male pelvic pain

  3. Differentiate between prostatitis and non-inflammatory chronic pelvic pain syndrome

  4. List key medical diagnostic procedures for male urologic and pelvic pain conditions

  5. Understand the importance of using a biopsychosocial approach (multimodal treatment approach) in the treatment of male pelvic pain

  6. Utilize motivational interviewing and targeting questioning in order to establish a comprehensive treatment plan

  7. Recognize and list sexual dysfunction conditions related to male pelvic pain

  8. Understand the psychological impacts of male chronic pelvic pain

  9. Demonstrate use of appropriate linguistics when treating men with chronic pelvic pain in order to shift neurobiological response and reconceptualization of pain

  10. Identify anatomy of male urogenital, nervous, musculoskeletal and fascial systems as related to male pelvic pain

  11. Choose appropriate validated outcome measures in a meaningful way that accurately reflects patient’s concerns to help guide treatment plan

  12. To accurately screen for sleep disorders and make sleep hygiene recommendations as deemed appropriate

  13. Understand how gut health may impact pelvic pain

  14. Provide general dietary guidance for pelvic pain if diet is suspected as a trigger

  15. Perform a thorough male pelvic floor assessment which includes obtaining consent and identifying one’s own comfort level treating male genitalia

  16. Perform an external and internal pelvic floor assessment on a live male model

  17. Perform external and internal treatment male abdominal and pelvic floor treatment techniques on a live male model

  18. Perform nerve assessment and treatment of pudendal n, lumbar plexus, posterior femoral cutaneous n, and sciatic n

  19. Perform myofascial assessment and release techniques on the prostate

  20. Design a treatment plan based on a “top-down, inside out” or “bottom-up, outside in” biopsychosocial approach

  21. Apply graded exposure and activity dosing principles in relation to pelvic pain

  22. Understand the importance of pain biology knowledge as therapy

  23. Implement strategies to calm an overly sensitive nervous system

  24. Understand the physiological and neurological mechanisms by which manual therapy works

  25. Utilize multimedia materials and resources to facilitate patient’s learning and assist in their ability to apply pain knowledge and coping strategies during future painful episodes


Dr. usi ronsk icense octo hysica herap, a board certifie elvic rehabilitatio ractitioner and women's health clinical specialist, and a certified health coach. Dr. Susi is h autho th # New elease Men’s ealth, lvi Pain: h Ultimat Cock Bloc n h reato niqu ands-o rainin rogra elpin e it elvi ain becom xpert reatin hemselves.


Any licensed healthcare professional with internal pelvic health training and experience.


Day 1

9:00-9:30 Introduction, Course Objectives

9:30-10:00 Male Pelvic Pain Defined

10:00-10:45 Psychosocial Impact of CPPS

10:45-11:00 Break

11:00-12:00 Male Pelvic Floor Anatomy

12:00-12:30 Interview Process (Gather Information + Build trust)

12:30-1:30 Lunch

1:30-3:00 Male Pelvic Assessment (including live demo)

3:00-3:15 Break

3:15-4:15 Lab 1: Male Pelvic Assessment (with male model)

4:15-4:45 Wrap-Up, Questions


Day 2

9:00-9:30 Questions

9:30-10:00 Review Biopsychosocial Treatment Approach

10:00-11:00 Inside Out, Top Down Treatment Approaches

11:00-11:15 Break

11:00-11:30 Outside In, Bottom Up Treatment Approaches

11:30-12:30 Lab 2: Connective Tissue Mobilization, Obturator Internus/Foramen Release

Bladder Mobilization (including demo)

12:30-1:30 Lunch

1:30-2:30 Lab 3: Lumbar Plexus, Inguinal Canal, Pudendal Nerve, Posterior Femoral

Cutaneous Nerve (including demo)

2:30-2:40 Break

2:40-3:40 Lab 4: Spermatic Cord, Perineal Body + Prostate Release, Penile Fascia +

Connective Tissue Release, Perineal Membrane, Perineal Global Release,

Bulbospongiosus (including demo + male model practice)

3:40-4:40 Lab 5: Internal Treatment Techniques (including demo + male model practice)

4:40-5:00 Wrap-Up, Questions


(2015). Diagnosis and treatment of chronic bacterial prostatitis and chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome: a consensus guideline. BJU Int, 116, 509-525.


Vandyken, C., Hilton, S. (2016). Physical Therapy in the Treatment of Central Pain Mechanisms for Female Sexual Function. Sexual Medicine Reviews, 1-11.


Benedetti, F., Thoen, W., Blanchard, C., Vighetti, S., & Arduino, C. (2013). Pain as a reward: Changing the meaning of pain from negative to positive co-activates opioid and cannabinoid systems. Pain, 154, 3611-367.


Nijs, J., Roussel, N., Wilgen, P., Koke, A., Smeets, R. (2013). Thinking beyond muscles and joints: Therapists’ and patients’ attitudes and beliefs regarding chronic musculoskeletal pain are key to applying effective treatment. Manual Therapy. 18, 96-102.


Riegel, B., Bruenahl, C., Ahyai, S., Bingel, U., Fisch, M., Lowe, B. (2014). Assessing psychological factors, social aspects and psychiatric co-morbidity associated with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) in men - A systematic review. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 77, 333-350.


What is the refund policy?

Refunds are honored up to 30 days before the course and may be subject to a $75 administrative fee. Within 30 days before the course, refunds will not be provided.  

If the course does not reach a minimum number of students up to 30 days before the course, the course may be canceled, and a full refund will be provided.


Will I get CEUs or a certificate?

Pelvic Guru Academy applies for PT/PTA CEU credits for each course we host in the state where the course is taking place. We will make a note at the top of the course registration page once CEUs have been approved for each course. If you are coming from another state, please check with  your state on reciprocity for CEUs.


Course Manual/Workbook and Slides

Pelvic Guru does not print workbooks or course manuals for our in-person courses. All attendees will receive slides and any additional materials from the instructor prior to the course. If desired, attendees can print these and bring along to class or bring a laptop, tablet, or mobile device to follow along and take notes.


If you have additional questions, please contact for more information.


Airport Information

Asheville Airport


Lodging Nearby

Haywood Park



Archetype Workshop Series


Archetype Workshop Series with Andrea Rich

Be centered and seize your life!

Beginning the week of the Lion's Gate 8/8

4 Mondays in August: 8/6, 8/13, 8/20, 8/27 @ 7:15-8:45 pm

2018 demands we take care of ourselves. We have more access to address and get beyond old patterns, and any lingering unfinished business. 

There's never been so much energy to encourage our souls desire to inhabit our bodies! It's time to find the pleasure of being you. 

Come experience for yourself that your empowered life is a verb... Not a noun!

Each Class:
- Pranayama & Sound for the Chakras- from Ayurveda perspectives
- Archetypes & numerology from Andrea's Power Journal

~ What are you going through? Link it to the yoga of you! ~

Please note:
- Each class stands alone
- Prorated amount for full series
- Series students receive a discount on a future series w/ Andrea
- Ability to build on the practice through the series.

About Andrea Rich:
Andrea is a warrior goddess fiercely standing for renovation and peace. She chose the topic of really taking on the the challenges in your life, and turning them into gold ,so you step up and stand up in your life! Decades of yoga, acting, teaching, designing, and producing bring her center stage to be totally present with you now. 

$20-30 sliding scale per class
$60-75 for 4 week series


New Moon Sound Meditation

Move over full moon - the new moon has something to say too. Our lives are full of cycles, every year, every month, even within the course of a day. While the full moon has powerful significance, that of completion, every month the new moon marks the phase of new beginning.

Allowing your mind to inhabit a lucid state while meditating with sound is a powerful way to align with your intentions at this potent time in the cycle of the planets. The ability to get beyond our usual level of thought and go deeper into imagination can tap into the power of our source energy to manifest what we truly see as possible.

In addition to setting intentions, meditation is know to reduce stress, reduce blood pressure, ease anxiety and physical pain, and improve sleep.

A sound meditation is simply a meditation facilitated by sound with instruments such as singing bowls, gongs, shakers, rain sticks, frame drums, bells, voice, and more. Participants are free to stand, sit or lie down.

“...I didn’t quite know what to expect but was excited to try it out. I loved that my role was simply to be comfortable and not to have to “do” anything. Within minutes of resting, I was aware of relaxing and exquisite sounds. I wouldn’t necessarily describe it all as “music” as one might expect. Each had me keenly aware of how I listen and process sound, and as the session progressed I was delighted that I was losing my intellectual observation of the experience and moving into a truly physical awakening....”
– from a private session client

Find out more at:

About LuAnn:
In addition to being a musician, LuAnn has been practicing yoga for nearly 20 years, has reiki level II, and has studied Vedantic teachings and sanskrit at Ananda Ashram, Monroe, NY. 

New Moon Sound Meditation
6pm doors
6:30pm event
$15-25 sliding scale