Mindful Yoga studio is an intimate space located in St. John's Historic Episcopal Church on Main Street in Rutherfordton. The church was completed in 1847 and has beautiful heart pine flooring with large windows providing for plenty of natural light.
At Mindful Yoga, our mission is to guide students towards a deeper mind body connection. Our emphasis is on building greater awareness within the poses by teaching students to link movement to their breath, otherwise known as vinyasa. Other ways we aim to guide students to find their center is with the use of meditation and SATYA(Sensory Awareness Training For Yoga Attunement). We are rooted in the alignment-based tradition of yoga and therefore make use of chairs, blocks, straps and walls.
We hope our friends and neighbors within the community, will take advantage of the movement, health and awareness opportunities we have to share.
Kim is a registered nurse and worked in labor & delivery for several years before coming to Rutherford County. She began taking yoga in 2006 from Magi King. Magi passed her love on to Kim and introduced her to Tias Little, founder of Prajna Yoga. In 2015 Kim became a certified yoga instructor through Prajna Yoga and opened Mindful Yoga.
We are excited to welcome Magi King to the teaching staff at Mindful Yoga starting this May! She has been teaching in Rutherfordton for almost 20 years and has served as inspiration to Kim herself. Magi’s background includes the FL School of Massage, a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM), Iyengar Yoga study, 2003 Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT), and numerous teacher trainings with Tias Little of Sante Fe, NM.
Magi continually strives for health and well being by pursuing a holistic lifestyle focused on integrating mind, body, and Spirit. We look forward to adding her teaching skills of observation, communication, instruction, and inspiration to our team! Contact Magi at 828.287.5263 or email her at
In 2004, Whitney found yoga during a stressful time in her life. Yoga's emphasis on breathing and mindfulness helped her find peace and calm. Since this time, yoga has become a fulcrum for balancing all aspects of her life. Inspired by her first teacher, who made yoga accessible, fun and 'real', Whitney completed yoga teacher training in 2009 and has continued to keep a learning mindset through a variety of teacher training courses and workshops, including meditation, pranayama, restorative, yin and slow flow. Whitney is a registered yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance RYT-500. Whitney likes to teach a theme-based, breath-centric slow flow practice and encourages laughter, the most joyous form of mindfulness, in all her classes.
Kim guides you through the yoga postures helping you to connect body, mind and breath beautifully. A fantastic class.
LEVEL I & II
Saturday, 1st of the month
Sunday, 3rd of the month
TAI CHI Wed 9-10am/Pell
TUESDAY 2pm -5pm
THURSDAY 1pm - 4pm
Yoga helps develop your mind, body and spirit. It can help build your strength, flexibility and balance. Yoga can ease back and sciatic pain. It is a wonderful tool to help one manage anxiety and fatigue. It is not only important to take care of ourselves physically, but also mentally.
Yoga is especially helpful to athletes. It not only helps to prevent injuries, but can help reduce recovery time. Yoga for seniors is very beneficial because as we age we tend to lose our balance.
When you begin something new always remember to be kind to
yourself, "the strongest trees grow the slowest."