New Curriculum | Additional Faculty | In Person or Online

Discover, Live & Teach Your Yoga

Combine the comfort and community of a local studio with the expertise and resources of a higher learning institution. We support your growth as both a person and a teacher!

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Experience Asheville Yoga Center

Training Yoga Teachers for over 26 years

Setting the YTT Standard Since 1997

3,000+ graduates

Why You Should Come Train With Us

Not all training programs are made the same, our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Qualification is based on developing you, as a yogi and a teacher. This personal journey of growth, held in a compassionate community that will enable you to learn, grow, and discover the path awaiting you!

Flexible Training Online or In-person

Learn Ayurveda with The Ayurvedic Institute

Exclusive discounts on class packages

Learn in Community in Asheville

Special rates with local Marriott and Hilton hotels

Join us at Asheville Yoga Center - Where All Paths Lead To One Truth - Come Discover Yours!

What’s special about our programs

Learn Your Own Way Online or In Person

Our 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training is offered both online and in person – this hybrid flexibility means you can work with the programs coordinator to move between the 2 formats when needed so that you can attend online, in person, or a mixture of both! 

Rolling Enrollments

Many programs can only offer a single training a year but due to our robust roster of teachers and the support of a rigorous training program, we are able to offer more trainings throughout the year so you don’t have to wait to get started on your teaching journey.

Variety of topics for personal and professional development

After 25 years, we have dialed in and elevated our offerings to cover all the essentials and basics of becoming a teacher while also offering classes that expand your horizons, deepen your personal practice, and set you up for success as a professional yoga teacher. Here are some examples of the exciting topics you will study:

  • The 5 Koshas
  • Anatomy
  • Asana foundations
  • Ashtanga
  • Ayurveda
  • Business and ethics
  • Bhakti Yoga
  • Chakras
  • Hands-on adjustments
  • Hatha Yoga
  • Iyengar Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Nutrition
  • Partner Yoga
  • Power Yoga
  • Philosophy
  • Pranayama
  • Karma Yoga
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Sequencing classes
  • Student teaching
  • Special Considerations
  • Vinyasa Yoga
  • Yin Yoga
  • Yoga Nidra
  • …and more!

"My classmates were amazingly loving, helpful, and supportive. We cried, we laughed, and cheered for each other, and we continue to support each other."

We share our campus with The Ayurvedic Institute – the oldest Ayurvedic school in the U.S. which has been training healers since 1984 and is directed by world-renowned Ayurvedic physician and author, Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc. In this training you will be exposed to Ayurvedic philosophy, nutrition doshas, cooking demonstrations, and basic principles of Ayurveda to give you a holistic approach to healing.

Learn from professional yoga teachers who live their practice day-in and day-out. Yoga philosophy, the concept of dharma, and the spiritual path are a big part of what we teach and live at Asheville Yoga Center. In this training, you will dive into the 8 Limbs of Yoga and other philosophical concepts around your yoga practice by those who have embraced these concepts in their lives. We focus on teaching yoga not just on the mat, but off that mat as well to incorporate yoga in your everyday life. 

Through our parent company, AyurPrana, we have access to an incredible amount of resources that our students can benefit from. As mentioned we share a campus with The Ayurvedic Institute – with communal lounge spaces and a library. You will also have access to all the public classes at our yoga studio and can attend music and live shows at The AyurPrana Listening Room!

With a vibrant art, food, and music scene, Asheville is a special gem nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains! Asheville offers the perfect backdrop to our 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training programs, allowing our students to explore a myriad of wellness and lifestyle experiences all over this vibrant city and the surrounding when not on their mat.

We’re Yogis First and Teachers Second

Every teacher had their own unique gifts and were so consistently professional, caring, goal oriented, and personable. I will definitely miss this experience as I have made so many new friends and learned so much about my passion for yoga and myself and human nature in general.

Our curriculum is built by a faculty with a mixture of different backgrounds, lineages, and training styles. We have a core faculty of teacher trainers who guide you throughout the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training program, as well as special guest instructors that share different perspectives on their particular niche.

Our core faculty includes instructors from Dharma Yoga in NYC, Anusara, Kaiut, our very own Asheville Yoga Center, and more. We are also proud to have shared faculty with The Ayurvedic Institute, the premier Ayurvedic school in the west, led by Dr. Vasant Lad.

Yoga Alliance certified 200-Hour Training

Once you graduate from our program you are able to become an accredited Registered Yoga Teacher 200 – with Yoga Alliance. This is the first step on the yoga teaching ladder in the U.S. and allows you to begin teaching public yoga classes.

Get Your Questions Answered!

If you have questions about yoga teacher training, please reach out to our Yoga Training Ambassador!

What You Get

Our course is resource rich and filled with useful learning aids and support materials that will enable you to get the most out of your training and set you up to begin your teaching journey!

The course is life changing. Yoga is more than the poses. The instructors are so knowledgeable of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the Gita, yoga history, Chakras, Kundalini, Anatomy, Asanas, Pranayama , Meditation and more. My personal yoga practice has changed so much for the better. My last Vinyasa flow Yoga class I just taught included pranayama and meditation and I had a yoga teacher tell me it was one of the best classes she had been to in months. AYC has made me a better yoga instructor and person.

Sequence charts

Inspired by Ayurveda, you will be introduced to 3 unique AYC sequences (based on the elements of earth, water, and fire) that meet different body needs and types. You will experience these sequences through different teachers with different yoga lineages and perspectives. This form of instruction is rare in the yoga teacher training space – but enables you to graduate the program with a  variety of sequences to enrich your personal practice and to guide your early teaching. 


Digital library

Our digital library features 12+ hour long videos  from our teaching staff including faculty from The Ayurvedic Institute & Dr. Vasat Lad. These videos will present in depth information on different topics related to the training. You will have access to this digital library for up to 6 months after your training ends so that you can refer back to the content even after the course is finished.

Open Office Hours with Instructors

Interact with our team of instructors in between sessions and post training to get your questions answered. We want to nurture your teaching and help build your confidence as a teacher and practitioner.

1-on-1 training with instructors

You’ll get to experience 1 to 1 instruction with experienced teachers who can provide personalized feedback to you to help empower your teaching skills. Our teacher to student ratio means that you can benefit from more instruction and get to experience different feedback from various instructors, creating a well-rounded learning experience.

Respected & specialized guest teachers

Our program connects instructors from all over the Asheville yoga community, so you’ll enjoy learning from different local & visiting instructors who bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and perspectives.

Expand your offerings as a teacher

Our 200 hour Training program will give you ample opportunity to master teaching, but more than that, we will help you explore your own voice, passions, and interests so that your light can illuminate others on their yoga journey and can offer you the reward of teaching from the heart.

Upcoming Webinars

For those seeking to advance their yoga practice and strengthen their connection to yoga, our webinars offer an excellent opportunity. Join us to learn directly from our expert instructors and engage in live Q&A sessions, allowing you to explore our programs thoroughly. Don’t miss this chance to take the next step in your yoga journey!