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Alpaca Yoga + Mat Pilates – 6 Class Bundle
Now Offering Alpaca Yoga + Mat Pilates Class Discount Bundles
- Buy 6 Alpaca Yoga + Mat Pilates Classes and only pay for 5 – $150 per bundle
- Under $21 per class
- Mix and match which classes you enroll in
- Use for yourself and/or your friends and family
- Valid for one year from purchase
- Classes offered April – October
- Great gift for yourself or someone special!
Our Alpaca Yoga + Mat Pilates Teachers
Magali has been deeply involved in the awakening process of personal transformation through healing interventions since 1995. Her entry into healing began as a student of Massage Therapy, and continued later on as an Instructor of Massage Therapy in Miami Florida at Educating Hands School of Massage as she also studied various Yoga Philosophies and Practices. She spent over fifteen years teaching and sharing her knowledge of the physical structure and functions of the human body, and its interplay of the more subtle human energy field.
She has travelled abroad teaching the Anatomy of Healing Intensives and leading groups in shamanic sound journeys, personal healing and wellness. Magali travelled internationally in 2017 & 2018 to England, Holland and Iceland, within the United States she visited Seattle, Oregon, Connecticut and Florida.
Magali first became a yoga instructor while she lived in San Francisco, CA. studying the Rocket Series Yoga (Ashtanga-Vinyasa) with Larry Schultz in 2004 (200 Hour Certification). Then in 2014, she continued her Yoga Teacher Certification and became a Kundalini Yoga Instructor, as taught by Yogi Bhajan (200 Hour Certification). She originally graduated from the Miami International University of Art & Design in 1995, and later studied at the Art Student League in New York City from 2011 to 2012. She moved to Western North Carolina a few years ago and married her sweetheart, Elliot. They enjoy their life together in these beautiful mountains, surrounded by nature.
Ashlee Dunn has been teaching yoga for over two decades. She has developed yoga programs, taught classes and guided workshops and retreats for studios around the country. She holds certifications in multiple forms of yoga (including Unnata Aerial Yoga). Ashlee spent part of her childhood in beautiful Asheville as her mother’s family is from this area. She is excited to be back in the Blue Ridge mountains after living in Colorado for the past 20 years.
Ashlee began her yoga path with Mary Lou Buck in the Kripalu tradition. A few years later Ashlee discovered Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and traveled to India twice to study this form with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois.
While in India, she also studied yogic philosophy, pranayama, and meditation with Dr. Shankaranarayana Jois and yoga asana and meditation with Dr. Peetambar Mishra in Varanasi, India.
Ashlee continued to study, practice, and teach Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga for about 15 years in Boulder, CO, with her principal teacher, Richard Freeman. She taught daily Mysore classes, courses and workshops at the Yoga Workshop. Ashlee assisted Richard regularly, and participated in multiple teacher trainings with him. Ashlee was fortunate to also have in depth studies with many other amazing Ashtangis, including: Sharath Rangaswamy, Annie Pace, Tim Miller, David Swenson, and Bryan Kest.
Ashlee has studied and practiced Dream and Sleep Yoga with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche of the Bon Tibetan tradition. She has found these practices to be life changing; bringing healing and transformation to the entire system. Ashlee is a Divine Sleep® Yoga Nidra guide and Reiki practitioner.
Alongside yoga teaching, Ashlee is also a writer, former school teacher, and most recently a Certified Nursing Assistant. She has a broad understanding of the current stresses in our society and enjoys helping others find specific modalities to alleviate suffering.
Ashlee is also a nature lover and is excited to share yoga in this beautiful setting surrounded by these amazing animals!
Alpaca Yoga + Mat Pilates Classes We Offer
Ashtanga Vinyasa Level One
Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga involves a specific set of postures linked together by breath and movement. This is an ancient and powerful discipline for cultivating physical, mental, and spiritual health. Progressive techniques of breath, posture, and movement help to cleanse, stretch, and strengthen the body as well as focus and calm the mind. This level one class is appropriate for beginners. We will explore the foundational postures of the practice, and different asanas from the Primary Series of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga.
This is a great class for complete beginners or experienced practitioners who desire a slower pace. We will focus on finding alignment and ease within the body and mind. Class will include various seated and standing postures, yogic breathing practices, simple guided meditation and relaxation.
A beginner based class or a class for someone who may have an injury that prevents them from standing for long periods of time. We will practice basic yoga postures from a seated position in a chair. This class will help you find freedom in your joints and space in your neck, shoulders, low back and hips! We will provide the yoga chair and the mat below the chair for each participant to use in class at no charge.
Alpaca Mat Pilates Class
In this 45 minute class you’ll be focusing on strengthening and stretching exercises helping ease tight muscles, improving flexibility, and reducing tension throughout the body.
This is a Full Body Toning – Mat Pilates experience. It is well-known as a powerful way to fire up your core, but it also targets the entire body in a low-impact, slow and deliberate focus. Perfect for all levels!
We provide the Pilates Resistance Ring for you to use during class. We also sell them in our gift shop if you decide to purchase one to use at home. You’ll need to bring your own Yoga or exercise mat or you can rent or buy one from us.
We are proud to exclusively offer manduka®️ yoga mats & props for rent or sale. We can also special order items we do not have in stock or currently carry.
Mat Pilates Classes
We proudly provide Gaiam Pilates Rings for use in our Alpaca Mat Pilates Classes and also offer them for sale in our gift shop.
Participate – All Levels Of Experience
We welcome all levels of practitioners ages 18 years and older who have signed a waiver. All class registrations must be made online on our website 48 hours in advance of each class date.
Each Alpaca Yoga + Mat Pilates class is approximately 40-45 minutes. You’ll need to arrive 15 minutes in advance of your class time so we can gather, check in, and get through the gate and walk to the pavilion together to be to start class on time. We’ll have about 15 minutes following each class in feed, interact, and take photos with the alpacas and then walk together to return to the front of the farm.
Our alpacas will be grazing and roaming around near us while we are in class. They are very curious and kind creations so they may come up close to us to see what we’re doing or to say hello. We’ll make sure they don’t disrupt class and gently let them know they will get to meet everyone after class. We’ll provide treats to each class participant to feed the alpacas after class.
In addition to our fabulous yoga teacher, gorgeous mountain and valley views, and sweet alpacas roaming nearby, we also provide a public restroom and a friendly staff to guide you in and out of the farm. Our classes are held inside our gated Farm, under our 800 square foot pavilion which has a concrete floor and overhead fans. We’ll provide each class participant with a complimentary treat to feed the alpacas after class. For our Chair Yoga class we do provide the yoga chair and mat below the chair. For our Alpaca Mat Pilates class, we provide use of a pilates resistance ring at no cost.
What To Wear & Bring
Bring your own yoga mat and any props (straps, blankets, blocks, etc.) you use. If you need a yoga mat or any props you can rent or purchase them at the time of registration for your class. Also bring your water bottle to keep hydrated. We recommend that class participants remove their shoes and socks for the class for the best experience but it’s totally optional. We suggest you wear comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely and safely and that you dress for the weather. Dressing in layers and being equipped for rain is highly recommended for the weather in the mountains. Do not forget your camera, as after the session there will be a meet and greet with our adorable and gentle alpacas. NOTE: For our Alpaca Chair Yoga Class we provide the yoga chair and a mat under the chair for use in class at no charge. For our Alpaca Mat Pilates class, we provide use of a pilates resistance ring at no cost.
We have a public restroom available near the pavilion where we will be holding our class.
Our Address & Google Maps
Winchester Creek Farm is located at 386 Walker Road, Waynesville, NC. You can find us on Google Maps under Winchester Creek Farm to get detailed directions.
When & Where To Arrive For Your Class
Please plan on arriving a minimum of 15 minutes prior to the start of class so we can gather, check in, and walk as a group through the gates to the farm and down the drive to the pavilion. You can park in the public parking lot at the entrance of the farm.
Cancellations, Rescheduling, & Required Signed Waiver
Please note before you make your reservation: A signed waiver must be received prior to class to participate. Waivers should be signed at the time of registration for the class. Only those 18 years or older can attend or participate in class. We do not provide refunds for classes but we will reschedule with the required advance notice. Rescheduling of your class date can only be done if the new date and time is provided 72 hours (or 3 days) prior to your scheduled class. No refunds for no shows or if rescheduling request occurs occurs within 72 hours of your scheduled class.
Classes Held Rain or Shine
We hold our classes rain or shine. Our classes are held under a covered pavilion with overhead fans. We do need to walk to and from the pavilion from the front entrance gate. Be sure to dress for the weather and wear rain gear or bring an umbrella, it does frequently rain or we have light showers in the mountains.
For the safety and security of our animals, we strictly enforce the following on the farm during any and all events or activities.
- No smoking, vaping, tobacco products, drugs, or CBD allowed on the farm
- No chewing gum allowed on the farm.
- No outside pets allowed on the farm.
- No helium balloons, fireworks, or loud noisemakers allowed on the farm.
- No outside treats for the animals allowed on the farm.
Private & Customized Alpaca Yoga Classes For Special Occasions, Corporate Team Building, Private Classes for Friends & Family
We would be happy to work with you to create and schedule a private Alpaca Yoga or Mat Pilates class tailored to your group. We require a minimum of 8 participants for private events. Please call 828-734-9407 for more information on private Alpaca Yoga Classes & Events.
Our Private Group Alpaca Yoga + Mat Pilates classes are great for:
- Family & Friend Reunions or Gatherings
- Fitness Group Enthusiasts
- Bridal Showers
- Birthday Celebrations
- Business Team Building Activities