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​Hi, I'm Tanya Neplioueva. I am an IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist, NC LMBT Massage Therapist, and therapeutic movement instructor in Asheville, NC. 

I studied massage therapy at the Asheville School of Massage and Yoga and have been a licensed massage therapist since 2013. My continuing education in massage has focused on deep tissue and myofascial release modalities, focused especially on the mobilization of connective tissue adhesion and restrictions. I  integrate the practice of Thai Bodywork into sessions with the intention of therapeutic stretch and mobilization in the body. 

I began the study of yoga asana and philosophy in 2011, and have completed two additional 500-hour yoga teacher trainings. I have been a Certified Yoga Therapist since 2017 and have been a practitioner of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga for over 15 years. My teaching style is focused on offering a therapeutic, alignment based approach to yoga asana. I believe that yoga is for everybody and every body. 

I have always lived in my body, but not the way I do now.  Yoga and bodywork practice have rooted me deeply into myself and encouraged a daily exploration of my intentions, my awareness, my limits and my strengths.


Meeting the body allows me to exist in each moment while embracing change. Every day is different but the practice is constant.  I am granted another opportunity to find stillness, to breathe consciously and watch closely, to trust the wisdom of my deeper self, to be fully present, to feel rather than think.  Each such experience offers a potential for deeper self-realization. The mind quiets and everything else expands.


Massage, yoga asana, meditation, and pranayama practice are deeply therapeutic in their ability to offer us such insight into the present moment.


Regular use of these tools allows both body and mind to become clear.  Light shines into darkness. We heal ourselves. We arrive.


I invite you to expand into yourself.  Discover your practice. Embody!

"Spiritual practice is about transformation, but it is also, and more importantly,

about  working with what is." 

  -Angel Kyodo Williams

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