Events & Workshops!

QOYA with Sarah: Slowing Down


Qoya is a sacred blend of dance, yoga, and sensual movement. In Qoya through movement we remember that our essence is Wise, Wild, and Free. In this special Qoya class we will dance with the theme of "Slowing Down." With the hustle and bustle of Fall activities and the holiday season upon us, let us come back to our breath, body and community to slow down and re-member how to find center. No prior experience in dance or yoga required, just a curious heart! Please bring water, yoga mat, and optional altar item. 

When: Sunday, October 22nd from 4 - 5:30pm

Pricing: $15 in advance, $18 at door

Where: Violet Owl Wellness
62 Wall Street, Downtown Asheville, NC 28801
Contact: #828.785.3041

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Sarah Grady is an intuitive counselor who blends her work in drama therapy, shamanic healing and Qoya. Her work is heart focused and rooted in assisting women remember their Divinity, Power, and Pleasure through unique embodiment techniques. Sarah holds a Masters in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Drama Therapy from CIIS and has trained extensively in the Infinity Healing Practice, Qoya and Grief work. She draws upon all of these worlds to weave a dynamic healing practice that is both grounded and Spiritual. Her work is about creating more spaciousness in the body and mind so that every woman can begin to take up more and more of their rightful spaciousness on the planet!

Release & Relax with Somatics

with Carrie Day

6 Week Series: September 20th - October 25th

Wednesdays 5:30pm - 6:30pm



In these 6 weeks, we will be learning Tom Hanna's "cat stretch" explorations, found in Somatics: Reawakening the Mind's Control of Movement, Flexibility, and Health. These movements are a basic tonic to address the main movement patterns that can lead to restricted movement due to pain or inflexibility. We have many patterns that help us with all our day-to-day activities, but sometimes if we repeat the same movements over and over, it can lead to overly contracted muscles, restricting full freedom of movement. Hanna's series helps to "re-train" the brain's control over these patterns for greater flexibility and muscle balance. This is a very gentle class that offers you simple, straightforward movement explorations that you can do at home for continued self-care. All are welcome for this wonderfully guided self-exploration series!

This series will be sequential in learning new information each week, but can still stand on their own as drop-ins as we review each class

$15 drop-in, $66 for the six weeks. 
Register via Email or Phone: or #828.785.304

Brother Wolf Animal Rescue & Violet Owl Wellness present:

The Purrfect Yoga Class!

Photo credit: Victoria Rivera

Photo credit: Victoria Rivera

Brother Wolf Animal Rescue & Violet Owl Wellness present:

The Purrfect Yoga Class!

Upcoming class dates & instructors:
~ November 12th - Natalie Fox

This is a purrfect class for a Sunday outing with friends & fam. All classes are beginner friendly & offer modifications/options for each yoga asana/posture. We encourage you to take necessary breaks during class to engage with the kittens! The classes will include free-roaming ADOPTABLE kittens from Brother Wolf Animal Rescue (local to Western North Carolina). You may just meet your new best friend!

$10 - 20 sliding scale
Please pre-register or submit questions via email:

Proceeds to benefit Brother Wolf
Class location: Violet Owl Wellness
address: 62 Wall Street, Downtown Asheville, NC
phone: #828.785.3041
parking: Wall Street Parking Garage (very accessible) & free metered street parking SUNDAY only


Treat yourself to the perfect relaxing session
Sunday, October 8th 5pm - 7pm

Yoga & Acupuncture is back by popular demand with Rebecca Holmes & Sara Mills! This special event will encompass a restorative yoga class followed by a relaxing & supportive acupuncture treatment! Rebecca Holmes, RYT500 will be leading the yoga class and licensed acupunturist, Sara Mills with The Acupuncture Center of Asheville will be providing the acupunture treatments during savasana. All levels are welcome and no prior experience is necessary.

Pricing: $35 per person
Online tickets available soon!

Please note: Space is LIMITED for all 3 sessions. 
Upcoming Dates:
October 8th, November 12th & December 3rd

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Yoga Nidra series with Kris Harris:

Yoga Nidra is the state between wake and sleep, where we access deeper levels of consciousness and the subconscious mind through guided relaxation while laying in savasana. The practice helps to clear old habits, brings deep rest and restoration to the whole system, and serves as a bridge to meditation and the cessation of the fluctuations of the mind. What to expect: we will discuss the practice, then do about 30 minutes of yin and restorative postures, then to savasana for the yoga nidra practice.

Join us for restorative postures, guided relaxation, and yoga nidra. No prior experience required. Sundays in October:
Oct. 15th, 22nd, & 29th
Time: 6 - 7:30 pm
Pricing: Donation-based classes
Ages 12+

RSVP via email 📧

Sacred Cacao Ceremony

Medicine of the Heart ~ with Binah Love


October ~Cacao Ceremony~ with Sacred Cacao

Join us in this month's Sacred Cacao Ceremony for a time of ritual, clearing & healing through the magic and power of cacao medicine, prayer & sacred song.

Every practice of returning to the heart, returning to the moment and remembering unity, is precious during these times of rapid expansion & transformation. The beauty that surrounds us is without measure! but have we tuned our dials to walk the beauty way? to see each other fully and to embrace the flowering of divinty in our lives? 

The medicine of cacao is a plant spirit alley that walks hand in hand with us as individuals, to clear the way to more direct experience of beauty, connection and divinity. Used in ceremony, along with sacred song and prayer work, this medicine assists us in the journey to the inner chambers of our own holy hearts.

Come sit with us in ceremony and bring your best and your worst, what you are ready to release and that which you are ready to experience more of...let your voice be heard in the presence of our awakening collective and within a sacred container!

Ceremony is a time to celebrate in life and spirit, and it is also a time to clear what no longer serves, to heal & to let go. 
May we be the Medicine!

Sunday, October 29th
1pm - 5pm
Sliding scale $25 - $55

Online tickets:

**Please bring your favorite mug, items for the alter and any instrument you would like to play or any other offering that speaks to what is on your heart at this time ♥**

Dr. Dream - Sunday, November 5th at 1pm


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Yoga & Art: Vision Boards

Saturday, November 11th ~ 5:30pm - 7pm

Image: Pinterest

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Yoga + Art = the best Calmbination

Join us for another Sip, Stretch & Create event brought to you by Violet Owl Wellness & Roots + Wings School of Art and Design!

Next date: Restorative Yoga + Vision Boards
Saturday, November 11th ~ 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Join us for a mini restorative yoga practice with Asheville-based Yoga instructor, Emma Godot. For about 25 minutes, we will relax and come into a calmer, clearer state of mind through the practices of restorative yoga & meditation. We will then move to a vision board work space where we'll use magazines, markers, paint and other materials provided by the hosts. Feel free to bring inspiring quotes, images, photos, artwork, goals and dreams to incorporate into your vision board. The majority of the 90 minutes will be spent on the creative component, so we will have some time to get it started and potentially finish it. There will also be time to share our work and encouragement from a group setting! 

**Please wear comfortable clothing that you can move around in. We will be using yoga props (bolsters, blankets, blocks) in this practice. No previous experience necessary.

5:30 - 7:00pm
Pricing: Sliding scale: $15 - $25


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