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Thanksgiving week (11/25 – 11/29), the new River Arts Yoga Studio will offer free yoga. Donations in any amount will be accepted and given in full to Manna Food Bank. River Arts Yoga (RAY) Studio Owner Susan Kaagan and RAY teacher Katie Souris agree that having yoga in their lives is something they are both extremely grateful for. They hope to pass this discovery along to people who may shy away from yoga due to cost or other hesitations. “In a yoga class we can spend an hour on gratitude...” says Souris, “Gratitude for movement, for our strength, for the stories our bodies tell us.” Owner Kaagan, who says the intimate studio space has been a long time dream, come suddenly to fruition, wants the River Arts Yoga Studio to strengthen its community, and that's a big part of why she wants all proceeds from Thanksgiving week to go to the local food bank. “Manna works not just in Buncombe County, but all over the region to provide people with food.” Both agree that if we want to bring yoga to more people we have to think first about basic needs.
Details from Susan's email to our yogis so far:
To express our gratitude for all the blessings that continually surround us, River Arts Yoga will offer free classes Thanksgiving Week. We ask only that you express your gratitude by making a donation of any amount that we will pass on the Manna Food Bank to help others during the holidays.
Our Thanksgiving Week Schedule is as follows:
- Yin Yoga with Susan 10:30-11:30
- Yoga Basics with Katie 5:30-6:30/PM
- Gentle Yoga with Susan 9:30-10:30
- Back Care Yoga with Susan 9:30-10:30
*If you plan to attend the Thanksgiving Day class, please email Susan to register: email@example.com.
We are grateful for you!
River Arts Yoga Studio
31 Riverview Drive, AVL
Just across the Haywood Road Riverlink Bridge, overlooking the River Arts District.
The studio is down the gravel path and through the gate.
Parking is available on the street.