Kitchin Place

Joe Taft

Asheville Yoga Center, West Asheville Yoga

What is your favorite way to work out? Yoga Asana is my favorite form of workout! I appreciate how the practice offers me the opportunity to tap into the physical, emotional and spiritual realms of my being, and occasionally, this happens all at once! I also enjoy getting my heart rate up by doing what I call "TayFit". I take my daughter, Taytum, to the park and chase her as much as I can. Then I do pull-ups and creative exercises on the playground; it is a blast and a efficient workout. I also enjoying running and swimming regularly. Lastly, I consider meditation a form of exercise of the mind. I sit and try to still my thoughts on a daily basis. It is a practice in process! Where are you from originally? I am from Greenville, North Carolina where my parents still reside,... Read the profile >>

Kim Boose

Asheville Racquet Club

I was born in Louisville, KY and raised all over GA, mostly Augusta. My wonderful husband Phillip and I have been married 25 years and have 2 great, cool kids.... Ashley and Evan, as well as and our adorable grandson, Tyson. We moved to Asheville in 1999 and fell in love with the mountains! I am fortunate to have been given the opportunity to create a "fitness family" at Asheville Racquet Club. I am a strong believer in community and everyone working together to make ours strong and healthy. A great question that I was asked last year on the Ambassador profile was: "What does your life look like without fear?" My answer: Being my true self and finding confidence in who i am... flaws and all. I will be the first to lagh at myself. In doing so, i can help others see that you do... Read the profile >>

Michael Johnson

Asheville Yoga Center, West Asheville Yoga

Michael Johnson has been a full time yoga and meditation teacher for over thirteen years, a yoga teacher trainer since 2003, a Sanskrit instructor since 2010, co-founder of Clearlight Yoga the musical project OSEL. He emphasizes yoga as the integration of multiple strategies for healing and lifestyle transformation. He has had the privilege to learn many styles of yoga directly from Swami Satchidananda, K. Pattabhi Jois, Sharon Gannon, David Life and many others. Currently, he is co-authoring a new translation of the Yoga Sutra that uses research from social neuroscience, positive psychology and personal experience to demonstrate how ancient Eastern philosophy is still relevant and vital in our current era. My favorite way to work out...I enjoy a flowing yoga practice where the... Read the profile >>