New to Yoga?
Welcome to Asheville Yoga Center
Ready for class? Here are a few tips…
Wear clothing that does not restrict movement. Loose or fitted stretchy clothing.
Practice on an empty stomach. Allow at least 2 hours after a large meal before practicing.
Yoga is practiced in bare feet.
Listen to your body. You should not feel any sharp, shooting, or pinching pains while practicing yoga. If you do, come out of the pose immediately and signal to your yoga instructor so they can help you adjust the posture.
Heart condition? Injured? Be sure to let your yoga instructor know if you have a heart condition or any other serious ailment before class starts.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is your check-in procedure?
First, we are so excited to have you join us at the studio! If this is your first time visit, we have some suggestions to help make your visit as easy as possible:
- Please create a Mindbody account with us, that way you will be able to sign into class with ease. You can create your Mindbody account here. Note: You will be asked to sign a waiver in order to participate in classes.
- Once you have created a Mindbody account, you will be able to enter your payment information and select which class pass you would like to purchase.
- You can register for class through the Mindbody app or on our class schedule page by selecting “register” next to the class you would like to take.
- When you visit the studio, simply select “check-in” on any open IPad in the lobby.
If you have any questions or issues, please contact Guest Services at firstname.lastname@example.org OR call us at 828-254-0380.
Can I bring my child to yoga class?
We do allow children to come to yoga class, however, the following rules must be followed:
- 8-15 year olds can attend a class with a parent. Parent and child should arrive 10-15 minutes prior to class for teacher’s approval and hot yoga classes are not recommended.
- Children 16+ may attend any class by themselves providing they have a parent/guardian sign the waiver.
- Children are not allowed to wait in the lobby while parents are taking class.
- All parents are responsible for ensuring that their child is not disrupting class.
- The child cannot be disruptive. If the child is disruptive, the parent and child can be asked to leave at the teacher’s discretion.
- All children must have an MBO account with a signed waiver on file. All pricing is the same regardless of age.
Virtual classes are $10 each.
Virtual classes are hosted on Zoom. In order to best serve our virtual clients, will send you a unique link approximately 30 minutes prior to class beginning. Please check your email inbox and spam folder for an email from email@example.com. The email will be sent to the email on file in MBO. If you have any issues, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for support. Upon completion of class, you will receive a link to the 48-hour video recording as well. Enjoy!
Single Regular Class: $18
Single Community Class: $10
Membership options & Class Rates
Studio classes are held in the studio at 211 S. Liberty Street.
We have three parking lots – just look for the “yoga parking” signs directing you to additional lots.
Cell Phone Usage
We like to think of our studio as a sanctuary! Please silence your phone when you arrive.
For the safety of other students, glass containers are not allowed inside the building.
Mats & Props
We are now offering mat and block rentals. All borrowed props must be sanitized after use. If you need any additional props, you may purchase them in our boutique or in our studio lobby.
Benefits of Yoga
Yoga can ease pain. Studies have demonstrated that practicing yoga asanas (postures), meditation or a combination of the two, reduced pain for people with conditions such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, auto-immune diseases and hypertension as well as arthritis, back and neck pain, and other chronic conditions. Some practitioners report that even emotional pain can be eased through the practice of yoga.
Yoga reduces the physical effects of stress on the body. By encouraging relaxation, yoga helps to lower the levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Related benefits include lowering blood pressure and heart rate, improving digestion and boosting the immune system as well as easing symptoms of conditions such as anxiety, depression, fatigue, asthma and insomnia.
Yoga helps to improve flexibility and mobility, increasing range of movement and reducing aches and pains. Many people can’t touch their toes during their first yoga class. Gradually they begin to use the correct muscles. Over time, the ligaments, tendons and muscles lengthen, increasing elasticity, making more poses possible.
Yoga (even less vigorous styles) can aid weight control efforts by reducing the cortisol levels as well as by burning excess calories and reducing stress. Yoga also encourages healthy eating habits and provides a heightened sense of well-being and self-esteem.
The meditative aspects of yoga help many to reach a deeper, more spiritual and more satisfying place in their lives. Many who begin to practice for other reasons have reported this to be a key reason that yoga has become an essential part of their daily lives.
Yoga asanas (postures) use every muscle in the body, helping to increase strength literally from head to toe. And, while these postures strengthen the body, they also provide an additional benefit of helping to relieve muscular tension.
Yoga teaches people to take slower, deeper breaths. This helps to improve lung function, trigger the body’s relaxation response and increase the amount of oxygen available to the body.
Even gentle yoga practice can provide cardiovascular benefits by lowering resting heart rate, increasing endurance and improving oxygen uptake during exercise.
Focus on the Present
Yoga helps us to focus on the present, to become more aware and to help create mind body health. It opens the way to improved concentration, coordination, reaction time and memory.
YOGA FOR BEGINNERS
Start out at a level you can handle.
Everyone is different and that’s why we offer online yoga classes every week. We recommend taking any of our classes marked “beginner friendly” for anyone who is new to yoga or who may be getting back into a practice after taking some time off.
Find classes and class package options that fit your schedule, your budget, but more importantly, fits your practice!
Class Information and Guidelines
All Levels Welcome! All classes are open to all levels of students. Our instructors are adept at offering options for multiple levels of practitioner. Beginners are encouraged to start with beginner-friendly classes.
Indoor Classes. All indoor classes are held in our studio at 211 S. Liberty Street. Masks are required for all individuals and social distancing is encouraged.
Virtual Classes. Virtual classes are hosted on Zoom. In order to best serve our clients, we will send you a unique link approximately 30 minutes prior to class beginning. Please check your email inbox and spam folder for an email from Zoom. The email will be sent to the email on file in MBO.
48-Hour Video Access. At the conclusion of your virtual class, you will receive access to a recording that is accessible for 48 hours for you to enjoy.