Caturday Cat Yoga & Coffee

 photo: Pamela Yvonne Photography

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!

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, June 15th


Relax and unwind your body and mind this summer solstice with deep stretches, breath work and Ayurveda inspired bodywork therapies. 
Join Sarah and Nicole in asana, pranayama and meditation practices. Krystal will offer guidance on essential self care techniques that include topics in skin care, massage & bodywork, all coupled with the use of essential oil formulations to support and enhance your self care routines throughout the summer.
 Our retreat offerings will include Ayurvedic inspired foods to sustain you throughout the afternoon. Light Ayurvedic bodywork sessions will be offered at an additional cost and will include the following treatments: herbal body scrubs, shirodara (Indian scalp massage and hot oil treatments), warming foot treatments & soaks. (Ayurveda mini-bodywork sessions will range in price $20-$45)

Yin for the Heart w/ Live Music!


Facilitated by Andie Morgenlander & Rozalind MacPhail

Yoga instructor Andie Morgenlander will lead a 90 minute YIN FOR THE HEART experience where yoga, original live electro-acoustic music from Canadian touring musician, Rozalind MacPhail, and poetry dance together to create inner peace and make more room for space in the heart. This is an inspiring and uplifting experience that will align the body and nourish the heart.


Wednesday, June 27th

7:15pm - 8:45pm

Tickets in advance: $20

At door: $25

Online tickets:



Innovative international ouring Artist/Clinician, Rozalind MacPhail recently took home an East Coast Music Award for Electronic Recording of the Year and MusicNL’s Female Artist of the Year. One of the world’s leaders in flute looping and live film scoring, this classically-trained flutist blends effected flute, electronics, voice, omnichord, field recordings and silent film through Ableton Live. MacPhail creates music for film and live performance and has released several albums of original work. She explores new ways to combine image and sound, in works that speak honestly of place, person and the human experience. Visit:




Andie has her Bachelor of Arts in theatre performance and studied film at Louisiana State University. She believes in the connection that is born of authentic human experience. Andie uses acting, film making and the practice of yoga to create platforms that cultivate a collaborative and ultimately, more sustainable way of being. Andie completed her 200-hour teacher training at Asheville Yoga Center, and received her First Degree of Reiki under the tutelage of Mary Goslen. She has taken continuing education in MindBody Centering Yoga with Nina Be, and completed social justice and leadership training through Off The Mat, Into the World. Using flowing postures and nourishing pranayama techniques, Andie emphasizes physical healing, mental clarity and emotional wellness. As a teacher, she fosters a supportive atmosphere where students can get radically present with themselves, so that they can use their personal practice of self-inquiry to compassionately show up for collective wholeness.





There's also a meditation album , SUNSET SUNRISE that I think you may enjoy on my Bandcamp page! FROM THE RIVER TO THE OCEAN was inspired by my time in Wilmington, NC.




Live at TEDx St. John's (2 songs) -


"The Gaze" (audience favourite) -

You are invited to explore a unique and rare series of feminine healing methods rooted in yoga and qigong coming to Asheville for the first time! In this workshop, instructor Brigitte Michelle, a wellness practitioner of over ten years and specialist in the feminine self-healing methods will be gently guiding everyone through techniques and lifestyle protocols for the benefit of women's health. During this 6-hour workshop, we will be learning the healing exercise called Restoring the Moon along with additional healing aids such as uterine energy breathing, breast massage and more. These exercises set the foundation for practices of women's internal alchemy in the ancient Taoist tradition. These exercises especially help to remove energetic blockages and rejuvenate the female physique to support gynecological health, balance mood swings, reduce menstrual pain, balance the hormones, support pregnancy and more. We will be joining together in a women's wisdom circle to embark on a mindful journey for personal transformation and healing. Don't miss out on this life changing opportunity! 

Demonstration and group practice of "Restoring the Moon"
Lessons on Lifestyle Protocols for women
How-to's for breast massage and uterine breathing for health
Group Mindfulness Meditation
Women's Wisdom healing circle
(includes 1-hr break, meal not included)

COST: $100 - $200 (sliding scale) Paypal to Please include your first and last name. Please inquire within if you are in need of financial assistance.

Registration ends June 23rd. (Note: this event requires an attendance of 5 or more to avoid cancellation)

This event is brought to you by Hidden Elements LLC, an Asheville local and worldwide online hub for wellness consultations, learning workshops for yoga and qigong, custom herbal blends and more.


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


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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