New to Yoga?

Welcome to Asheville Yoga Center

Ready for class? Here are a few tips…

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.

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.

INTRO SPECIAL

2 in-person classes for $20

INTRO SPECIAL OFFER

Purchase our in-person membership within 30 days of your Intro Special expiration date and receive a one time bonus of two FREE classes!

Additional classes expire 60 days after membership activation.

Benefits of Yoga

Pain Relief

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.

Stress Release

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.

Flexibility

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.

Weight Management

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.

Inner Peace

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.

Increased Strength

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.

Better Breathing

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.

Strengthens Heart

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. Masks are optional for vaccinated individuals and social distancing is encouraged. Please be sure to register prior to class through the MindBody app or website.

Outdoor Classes. All outdoor classes are held in the parking lot behind the AYC boutique at 62 Orange Street.

Virtual Classes. Virtual classes are hosted on Zoom. In order to best serve our clients, we use FitGrid to automatically send you a unique link approximately 30 minutes prior to class beginning.  Please check your email inbox and spam folder for an email from hello@fitgrid.com.  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.

FAQs

Can I bring my child to yoga class?

We do allow children to come to yoga class, however, the following rules must be followed:

  • Children age 8 and above are able to take class if the teacher permits it.
  • 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

Virtual classes are $10 each.

Virtual classes are hosted on Zoom. In order to best serve our virtual clients, we use FitGrid to automatically send you a unique link approximately 30 minutes prior to class beginning.  Please check your email inbox and spam folder for an email from hello@fitgrid.com.  The email will be sent to the email on file in MBO.  If you have any issues, please email guestservices@youryoga.com for support. Upon completion of class, you will receive a link to the 48-hour video recording as well. Enjoy!

In-person Classes

Indoor & Outdoor Class Drop in: $18

Indoor classes are held in the studio.

Outdoor classes are hosted in the back parking lot of our AYC Boutique located at 62 Orange St.  We have installed a large event tent so classes can continue during inclement weather. Students must register prior to arrival, as we cannot accept payment at the beginning of class.

Parking

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.

Come Clean

We practice saucha (cleanliness) – please come clan to your practice. Please also avoid any strong scents.

No Glass

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 between the hours of 12-4pm Friday-Sunday.

Have a question for us?

Our staff is kind, knowledgeable, and ready to help.

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See you in class!

Check out our class schedule to register for a class, or come to one of our workshops or events.