Serving Raleigh, Smithfield, Clayton, Benson & Goldsboro, NC areas.

News from the Yoga Connection


New location is located on 110 N. John St, Goldsboro next to the Matchbox restaurant. We are taking applications for yoga teachers now. Must have a 200 or 500 RYT to apply  Click here to ask questions or to apply to be an instructor.

Events & classes are color coded by location:  Smithfield    Goldsboro


Workshops, Trainings and Events

200-hour Yoga Teacher Training: Now Enrolling for 2015

We have successfully . Martha Catz leads this training, bringing over 14 years of teaching experience, more than 800 hours in yoga therapeutic training, and a graduate degree in Health psychology to each training. If you are wanting to bring yoga to people as a method of health and wellness, please contact The Yoga Connection or visit our 200 hour teacher training page. Our trainings are oriented for those considering advanced training in Therapeutic Yoga.

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500-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training:

a Therapeutic Perspective

This training program will introduce you to the foundations of yoga therapy; deepen your existing knowledge of yoga; and prepare you for bringing yoga to populations that need the healing benefits of this ancient practice. You can begin anytime as this is a rolling admission and continuos course.

Please click here for more information regarding the training, requirements, schedule & modules, and pricing.



Restoration Yoga Training

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Restoration yoga is more than supported, restorative poses. Restoration yoga is therapeutic movement blended with the relaxation poses of restorative yoga. Rest poses are essential for calming the mind and body, but if there are bio-mechanical reasons for the tension, dis-ease or lack of range of motion, these conditions need a therapeutic approach to improve. Learn healing and developmental properties of therapeutic movement which improve function and reduce discomfort; and then the restorative poses that support and continue the healing therapy. Open to Yoga teachers, and health care professionals.

At present we only have 2 spots left for the July training. Please register soon.


Yoga for COPD, Asthma, and other pulmonary conditions.

August: Friday 15 from 6:00-9:00pm  and  Saturday 16th from 10:00am-12:00pm & 1:00-5:00pm

This workshop focuses on some of the basic causes of respiratory disease and methods within the full spectrum of yoga that can work to improve the distress often associated with pulmonary conditions.

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Classes & Updates

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Couples Yoga

The 3rd Friday of July is couples yoga. Only $10 per couple, now that’s is an offer you can not refuse!! No experience necessary, just curiosity, fun and relaxation.

July 18th, Friday 6:00-7:00pm

Monthly meditation in both Smithfield  & Goldsboro  

5:45-6:30pm: July Monday 21st, $5 per person.    Goldsboro  

5:45-6:30pm Wednesday 23rdth, $5 per person.    Smithfield                                                                                                                 

Meditation is becoming the new way to self care and reduce the daily impact of stress on body and mind. Stress impacts not only our sense of well-being but negatively affects our cardiovascular and immune system, and our digestive functions. Learn methods to calm yourself, ease the anxious mind, and create a more balanced, responsive you.



Reiki with Toni Dafeldecker RN, BCHN, LMBT  

Toni s a certified Reiki Master Practioner & Teacher. She has also complete additional Advanced Reiki Certification in Karuna Reiki and is a board certified Holistic Nurse.                                                                      By appointment only: Please call Toni: 919-522-0508

We look forward to seeing you at the studio. Every month we hope to offer something new for your well being.


Martha Catz, M.S.,  E-RYT-500
The Yoga Connection