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Savannah’s loss is Asheville’s gain. Former SAV resident and lovely friend of mine, Jessica Hedrick, is now based in Asheville, NC and has opened White Sage, a space of the healing arts of Massage Therapy, Reiki and Yoga.

Massage Therapist, Yoga Teacher & Reiki Master, Jessica Hedrick

I first met Jessica at the Savannah Yoga Center as I trained her as a volunteer there and as a regular student in my classes. It was evident through her practice she had experience with movement and still she was open and inquisitive to the tools of yoga in both the similarities to dance and the differences.

Jessica’s mindfulness, dedication and compassion came through not only on the mat or through her work as a reiki master, but in her everyday actions, words and energy. Now as a certified Yoga teacher, Massage Therapist and Reiki master, Jessica offers a wide array of tools for students and clients to step into their own healing.

I can’t say enough great things about Jessica. She is a talented and wonderful person. So if you’re in Asheville, get yourself over to White Sage to spend some time with Jessica and step deeper into your own awakening.


February 11-13, 2011, Amy Weintraub will be at the Asheville Yoga Center facilitating a workshop on Yoga to Manage Your Mood. Amy has been around the world and back again, presenting, training and consulting on using yoga as a tool to manage depression, anxiety and mood. I first became aware of Amy’s work while training with Joanne Spence to get my Yoga Ed™ certification and I’ve been grateful ever since to have been introduced to her work.

Amy Weintraub at Jai Shanti Yoga in Atlanta. Photos by Melissa Mimms

Amy has a potent Yoga Nidra CD that is one of the best I’ve come across. I practice Yoga Nidra everyday and it has been a powerful tool in my own well-being and awakening. I can recall first practicing Yoga Nidra and in the first 5 minutes thinking, “Ok… this seems like just another relaxation exercise, but that’s fine.” As the practice continued, however, I found myself letting go of resistance and having a very moving and powerful experience. The more I practice (because it is just that, a practice), the more I experience the deeper benefits of Yoga Nidra. Inner calm becomes more accessible. A sense of well-being and compassion towards myself and others became my norm. And I felt a sense of deepening commitment to my path of awakening. (woo, woo!)

During her workshop, Yoga Nidra as well as other yogic practices will be used as tools to help understand and manage mood, depression and anxiety. The workshop is not only for those in the mental health field or for yoga teachers, but for anyone who could benefit from these useful tools. Check out the workshop details HERE.


Join Dawn Tanis, December 5th, 2009 from 2-4pm for her Winter Seasonal Flow Workshop at the Savannah Yoga Center.

Dawn Tanis

Dawn Tanis

This workshop will focus on both the yin and yang practice of asanas, pranayama & meditation, exploring what it means to be at home within yourself during the winter months.  

Dawn Tanis teaches yoga at the Savannah Yoga Center, with Youth Yoga Initiative, Inc., through the JEA of Savannah and does private instruction. She is a 200-hr RYT and is participating in Asheville Yoga Center’s 500-hr TT program.

Cost is $25 for early registration and $30 day of.


You can sign up online by visiting the Savannah Yoga Center website or drop by the center and sign up in person!

Dawn Smith

Fun musings. Cool info.
Yoga on and off the mat.

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