Awake Yoga is on the move!

Awake Yoga is transitioning to the coastal South Carolina area. In the meanwhile, Viv offers general yoga instruction in breathing techniques, asana (the physical postures) practice, and yoga philosophy in a private setting.

Yoga classes accomodate all levels; modifications can be used for beginners or those needing extra assistance, while more experienced students can work on their alignment. Viv specializes in Chair Yoga (a gentle, seated practice), older adult instruction, and beginner/intermediate classes.


For those who are just taking up a yoga practice, or for those who have an established practice but wish to better understand the mechanics of a pose or specific poses, the one-on-one attention of a private lesson allows the student to work at his/her pace (not the pace of a general class), to ask questions “in the moment”, and to immerse themselves in the instruction to deepen their personal practice. While one’s immediate limitations are always considered, the scope of a private lesson is to help support the student in his/her practice and NOT to specifically address health issues. Students interested in private instruction may send an email to Student may use his/her own mat and props, if desired.


Utilizing all of the aspects of Yoga — such as learning to work with the breath, asana instruction (the physical postures), and meditation techniques — yoga instruction can have therapeutic benefits that help to promote wellness and boost function by reducing or coping with the symptoms of pain, learning to cope with stress and/or anxiety, and by supporting an overall sense of wellness. During a one-on-one, 60-minute session, the student will spend time in poses that open and strengthen the body, deepen the breath, and relax the mind to facilitate general wellbeing. Homework is assigned to help integrate the instruction.

Participation in any activity is to be undertaken with caution. The student should seek the approval of his/her health care provider to participate in yoga instruction, especially if the student does not have prior experience with yoga or has had limitations placed on physical activity. The yoga therapy components of my instruction are based on certification as a C-IAYT, certified yoga theraptist, through International Association of Yoga Therapy and not from my status as an [RYT/E-RYT] with Yoga Alliance Registry.”

Please call 606-261-5729 for a consultation if you believe that therapeutic instruction will benefit you. Consultation appointments are scheduled for 60 minutes and are free. Yoga therapy appointments are $75 per hour.


Still not sure if yoga is right for you? Viv happily offers free consultations. Make an appointment today by calling Viv at 606-261-5729 or by emailing