Stress busters

A rain stick creates a soothing ambiance as the students settle onto the props at Asheville Community Yoga. An African kalimba evokes a delicate higher tone while the didjeridoo sends a strong, fluid sound around the circle. It’s Friday afternoon, and Robin and Corey Costanzo’s restorative yoga with didjeridoo meditation class aims to help people […]

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Constructi­ng a healthier life

Ryan Conrad, 34, combines yoga and physical therapy for both his patients at Care Partners and his students at local yoga studios. Here, he demonstrates Uttanasana at One Center Yoga. This is the third post of a yoga-pose series for Xpress by freelance writer and yoga instructor, Kate Lundquist. (Photos by Kate Lundquist)

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‘Letting the outside in’

Kimberly Drye, 29, practices and teaches yoga outdoors. By being outside, she says she finds inspiration and sees the bigger picture. Here, she demonstrates the second pose in the sun salutation series at Carrier Park in west Asheville. This is the second post of a yoga pose series for Xpress by freelance writer and yoga instructor, Kate Lundquist. (photos by Margaret Landers)