Candlelight Yin Yoga


This class is taught by:

AnnMarie Mello Morris

AnnMarie has over 20 years of yoga teaching experience, holds a license as a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) and has a B.S. in Health Studies from UNC-Greensboro. She is registered under Yoga Alliance RYT-500 from Asheville Yoga Center, and a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) from the International Association of Yoga Therapists. She also studied an additional 100 hours of alignment-based yoga therapy with Martin Kirk. AnnMarie’s yoga path has connected her diverse interests in physical rehabilitation and health prevention to the use of yoga as a modality for healing. She continually strives to learn more about the therapeutic value of yoga through her studies, teaching experience & personal practice. Recently, she has been dedicating time to deepen her study of the subtle body and it’s application for self-care guiding her toward sound therapy, chakras, koshas and Reiki training. In 2016, AnnMarie and her family relocated from Fort Bragg, NC to be closer to Duke Cancer Center for her husband Brian’s treatment & care. Her and her family (and three dogs) have completely enjoyed creating a new place here they now call home. AnnMarie hopes to continue sharing her passion of yoga as therapy through classes, workshops and private sessions.

Karla Johnston-Krase

Karla Johnston-Krase (M.Div, RYT-200) is passionate about helping people find balance in the day to day living. Her practical and compassionate applications of yoga and Ayurveda offer an invitation to see health in body, mind, and soul as an ever-evolving journey. Karla first stepped onto a yoga mat in 2003 to address lifelong back pain. She completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training with Poonam Gupta in 2011. Since then, she co-founded YogaRootsRacine in Wisconsin and created DiscoverYourCenter, LLC, where she supports and coaches adoptive and foster mothers. She is certified in Aerial Yoga, Core Functional Fitness™, has completed studies Living Ayurveda and Yoga Health Coaching studies with Cate Stillman, and is an Access Consciousness® Bars Practitioner. A mom of three, Karla knows the power of a beautiful Yin or Restorative Yoga practice and takes delight inviting others to experience how we can balance our active yang lifestyles with a grounding yin yoga practice.
Yin Yoga emphasizes the connective tissues through a relaxed practice of long, passive holds in specific postures. These asanas gently stretch and rehabilitate the connective tissues that form our joints, allowing us to maintain and restore joint flexibility.

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Dec 21 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with AnnMarie Mello Morris
    at Blue Point Erwin Terrace
  • Fri Dec 28 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with AnnMarie Mello Morris
    at Blue Point Erwin Terrace
  • Fri Jan 04 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with AnnMarie Mello Morris
    at Blue Point Erwin Terrace
  • Mon Jan 07 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Karla Johnston-Krase
    at Blue Point Erwin Terrace
  • Fri Jan 11 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with AnnMarie Mello Morris
    at Blue Point Erwin Terrace
  • Mon Jan 14 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Karla Johnston-Krase
    at Blue Point Erwin Terrace
  • Fri Jan 18 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with AnnMarie Mello Morris
    at Blue Point Erwin Terrace
  • Mon Jan 21 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Karla Johnston-Krase
    at Blue Point Erwin Terrace
  • Fri Jan 25 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with AnnMarie Mello Morris
    at Blue Point Erwin Terrace
  • Mon Jan 28 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Karla Johnston-Krase
    at Blue Point Erwin Terrace
  • Fri Feb 01 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with AnnMarie Mello Morris
    at Blue Point Erwin Terrace
  • Mon Feb 04 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Karla Johnston-Krase
    at Blue Point Erwin Terrace
  • Fri Feb 08 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with AnnMarie Mello Morris
    at Blue Point Erwin Terrace
  • Mon Feb 11 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Karla Johnston-Krase
    at Blue Point Erwin Terrace
  • Fri Feb 15 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with AnnMarie Mello Morris
    at Blue Point Erwin Terrace
  • Mon Feb 18 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Karla Johnston-Krase
    at Blue Point Erwin Terrace
  • Fri Feb 22 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm with AnnMarie Mello Morris
    at Blue Point Erwin Terrace
  • Mon Feb 25 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Karla Johnston-Krase
    at Blue Point Erwin Terrace