Movement for Every Body
Located in Johnson City, Tennessee, our movement space has plenty of natural light, and our walls are covered in art from local artists that helps us celebrate and raise our SHAKTI energy. We can’t wait to share this space with you and hope you’ll join us to practice.
Be sure to check the Shakti in the Mountains Calendar for holiday closings and/or schedule changes.
Restorative Yoga with Kim Bushore-Maki
Mondays, 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Easing discomfort and pain and finding a new relationship with their body are just some of the benefits the women have experienced from this Restorative Yoga class.
Drop-In, $15 per class or purchase a monthly Yoga Pass for this class (only $40/month). Click here to purchase a Yoga Pass.
Qigong with Tonya Van Hook
Fridays, 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Slow, mindful moving of your body. Qigong (chee gong) is a 5,000 year old practice that can improve mental focus and balance your qi (energy).
Drop-In ~ $8 per class OR pay for a month in advance at $5/class. Payment at the door.
9 Gates of Awakening: Yoga for Soul Recovery with K.C. Gott
Fridays, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, January 18 – March 8, 2019
In this class, the union of yoga’s ancient technologies of breath and movement, together with Shakti Rising’s 9 Gates of Awakening (our Therapeutic Model of (Soul) Recovery) allows practitioners to connect with and embody deep parts of their Soul.
Limited to 12 women. $15 drop-in (at the door).
Winter Yin: Honor the Pause with K.C. Gott
Wednesdays, 5:30 to 7:00, January 30 – March 6, 2019. Going deep and stretching the connective tissues in the body is the focus of a yin yoga practice. In addition, yin is a slow, meditative practice of a limited number of postures which are held from 1 to 5 minutes and will assist in creating balance, alleviating stress, and improving mobility.
Limited to 8 women. $15 drop-in (at the door).
Meet our movement teachers:
Kim’s vision of opening a center where women could heal and grow led her to open Shakti in the Mountains in Johnson City, Tennessee: a place where the creative, feminine energy is nurtured and valued. Five years later, she is still in the flow of supporting and building a healthy, vibrant community and now guides retreats, teaches yoga, and provides one-on-one services for women who want an immersion experience into the life-affirming, Shakti energy.
Kim’s training as a therapist and yoga teacher allow her to safely and compassionately guide women on a heart-centered journey to Self, where women re-connect with their beautiful, authentic spirit.
Tonya Van Hook, PhD
Tonya has studied Qigong and Tai Chi for over 25 years. She is certified by the International Institute of Medical Qigong as a Medical Qigong Practitioner. Her practice allows her to reach people of all ages and mobilities. She assists them on their journeys to a more balanced way of living by improving their energy and guiding them to use breath and movement as a means of transformation.
K.C. has a passion for helping people connect to their desires, see possibilities, identify their goals, and create structures for making dreams into realities. She has been teaching yoga since 2011 when she completed her RYT-200 program in Hatha yoga. She specializes in restorative and beginner yoga. She also teaches focused yoga workshops like pelvic floor strength and longer series courses like Soul-Limber Yoga.
In addition to yoga, K.C. is a certified professional and holistic health coach who offers individualized programs as well as group programs.
Devorah is a recent graduate of East Tennessee State University with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Dance. She has loved to dance for as long as she can remember and has fifteen years experience in a variety of styles. Her greatest passion is belly dance, which she has been training in for eight years. Devorah has personally experienced the healing power of dance, inspiring her goal to become a counselor and dance/movement therapist and use movement to help others.
Alex has been practicing yoga for 10 years and is a certified 200 hr. RYT through Yoga Alliance. Since the first time she stepped into a yoga class, the practice has woven threads of inner strength, peace, and compassion into her life.
Jennifer is a student of nature and yoga. By day, she works at the Natural History Museum in Gray; by night she loves to cozy up at home with her husband and sons. She just completed her YA 200 hour training and is excited to serve and share yoga with others.