Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
AYC is committed to creating and maintaining an environment in which all employees, students, and guests feel welcomed and engaged in the practice of yoga. We believe that yoga practice extends beyond the classroom and is meant to be shared with our community to make yoga accessible regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, or national origin. We also bring this philosophy to our hiring practices as an equal opportunity employer, where we strive for each employee to participate and contribute to the success of the business and are valued for their skills, experience, and unique perspectives.
Inspire by helping each other recognize our greatness.
Empower one another by enhancing our strengths.
Engage fully with each other in every interaction
Support each other by creating an environment where we can all reach our fullest potential.
Commitment to Sustainability
Our solar-powered, environmentally sustainable campus is one of the few in the country that was designed specifically for yoga from inception. The studio sits on a lushly landscaped campus of edible, aromatic, and native trees and plants. Bamboo floors and plenty of windows with southern exposure make for lovely spaces to experience our celebrated teacher trainings, classes, and workshops.
While designing the studio, we considered both our environmental impact and the needs of a yoga studio. It is oriented on an East/West axis so there is plenty of natural light and a passive solar advantage is achieved. Day lighting is used throughout to reduce the need for electric lights and we placed the windows high in the yoga rooms so there would be plenty of room for working at the wall.
Bike Friendly Business
We are proud to be recognized by the League of American Bicyclists with a Bronze level Bicycle Friendly Business award, earning a place alongside 1,366 businesses across the country contributing to the movement to build a more Bicycle Friendly America.
As yogis, we value the well-being of both our planet and our community. By supporting bicyclists, and providing amenities, we can decrease our carbon footprint, reduce healthcare costs, strengthen our community, and build a fun and healthy work culture.
Living Wage Certified
We are Living Wage Certified by Just Economics WNC. This means we pay our team a fair wage, not just the minimum wage required by the federal government that doesn’t realistically allow for employees to cover basic necessities. We respect and care for our team and offer them free unlimited yoga to make sure they know that.