Workshops

Asheville Yoga Center is one of the most popular yoga schools in the Southeast. Our foundational programs are designed to enhance your personal knowledge, deepen your practice and provide you with the confidence and skills necessary to safely experience or teach yoga.

AYC offers single-day yoga events, weekly series, and multi-day workshops and intensives to help you deepen your personal practice or continue your education as a yoga instructor. Our world-renowned instructors provide the expertise in their respective fields to help you grow and fully engage with life through the practice of yoga.

Events  300 Hour/Workshops  200 Hour  150 Hour  50 Hour

Community Kīrtan (IN-PERSON or VIRTUAL)

Michael Johnson

September 16, 2022 | 7-8:30 pm | 62 Orange Street, Asheville NC 28801

Friday, September 16, 2022

7:00-8:30pm

All Are Welcome
By Donation

Join us for an evening of inspiring Kīrtan and community with Michael Johnson and friends!

Open your heart with Bhakti devotion to enjoy the presence of community and celebrate the divine energy within. With music and devotion, we will create a space for sangha (community) with one another.

Everyone is welcome, no previous experience required.

All Donations will benefit the Asheville Yoga Center Teacher Training Scholarship Fund

*Donations will be accepted in-person at Asheville Yoga Center. Please bring cash or card with you!

Foundations of Meditation (IN-PERSON)

Michael Johnson

September 20-October 18, 2022 | 6:15-7:15 pm | YACEU Credit Available

September 20 – October 18, 2022

Tuesdays, 6:15-7:15pm


Save $25 if you sign up by August 30, 2022

$174 with Early Bird Discount!

($199 after August 30, 2022)


Want to learn four powerful meditation techniques gradually, step by step? Each session builds each week to help you learn how to develop automatically stable, clear and calm attention (śamatha), insight that interrupts the causes of suffering (vipaśyanā), an abundance of positive emotions for healthy relationships (mettā) and the skill to sort out your thoughts on a wide range of issues (vicāra). 

This weekly series includes:

  • 5 in-person sessions at our studio
  • 4 powerful meditation techniques
  • 28 daily emails with guided meditations including daily email support
  • Access to an optional daily live-stream guided meditations from 6:15-6:35am (ET) followed by Q&A
  • A certificate of completion worth 15 YACEUs

Tuning In & Turning Inward: A Gentle Yoga, Breath, & Live Music Meditation for the Autumnal Equinox
(IN-PERSON)

Shala Worsley & Verena Wieloch

September 22, 2022 | 6:30-8:30 pm

September 22, 2022
6:30PM – 8:30PM
In person at Asheville Yoga Center

All Levels Welcome!

Cost: $30

with Yoga Instructor Shala Worsley & Musician Verena Wieloch

Join us for a Gentle Yoga, Pranayama, & Live Music experience to mark the Fall Equinox. In this practice, you will connect with the energy of the Autumnal equinox by tuning in and turning inward. In Western North Carolina, the fall equinox marks a time when our senses begin to register a shift from the warmth and brightness of summer toward the cooler, darker days of the season ahead. This is a time to appreciate the harvest and then clear the land. Through a combination of gentle yoga, pranayama, and the healing vibrations of live music, we’ll celebrate the inner harvest and clear our mental landscape in order to make room for what’s to come next.

During this workshop participants will:

  • Experience the synergistic effect of gentle yoga, pranayama, and the healing vibration of live, meditative music
  • Experience the usefulness of preparing the body to sit for pranayama with gentle asana which facilitate the flow of prana
  • Experience extended pranayama practice sessions enhanced by meditative live music
  • Have opportunities to explore the meditative states of gratitude and spaciousness

Hatha Vinyāsa Flow for Pisgah Conservancy (DONATION)

Nishita Shah

October 1, 2022 | 12:15-1:15pm

Saturday, October 1st, 2022

12:15PM-1:15PM

All Are Welcome
By Donation 

*Donations can be made directly to The Pisgah Conservancy onsite (cash) or online (card)

Donate to Pisgah Conservancy

All proceeds from this class will benefit The Pisgah Conservancy, a local nonprofit that was founded in 2015 to preserve the natural resources and scenic beauty of the Pisgah Ranger District.

In this class, we will incorporate pranayama (breathing practices) along with asana and meditation for a 60-minute practice to get you moving for your day. This class utilizes a combination of holds to increase stability as well as dynamic flows to truly move prana in and through our bodies.

Stick around after class and enjoy some food, live music, and more from our neighbors, Looking Glass Realty during their annual Block Party! All proceeds from the event will go toward the Pisgah Conservancy.

Click here to learn more about the event

6 Week Series: Refine Your Poses (IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL)

Joe Taft

October 5 – November 9, 2022 | 6:15-7:45 pm

October 5 – November 16, 2022
Wednesdays, 6:15PM – 7:45PM
In person or Virtual

All Levels Welcome!

Cost: $80 for entire series

This six weeks series will be dedicate to refining a few different common yoga poses such as downward facing dog, triangle pose and others. Not only will we look at the general form of the poses but the subtle actions inside the pose.

If attending virtually:

This course will take place virtually via Zoom as a live online meeting. You will receive directions on how to login prior to the start of the training. Participation during the live sessions is encouraged so that you can ask questions and receive the most interaction possible. However, we realize it may not be possible for you to attend all of the live sessions. Therefore, we will email you links to the video catalog of this training upon conclusion. The recordings will be accessible for one week to allow you to catch up on anything you may have missed in class.

Asanas, Meridians, & The Five Elements (IN-PERSON)

Gota Cebrero

October 7 – 9, 2022  |  300-hour YA credit  |  All Levels Welcome

October 7-9, 2022

All Levels Welcome

300-hour YA credit

Save $25 if you sign up by September 23, 2022

$375 with Early Bird Special!

($400 after September 23, 2022)

Schedule:

Friday: 6pm-8pm

Saturday – Sunday: 8am-12pm & 1pm-5pm (EST)

Contact Hours: 18

Non Contact Hours: 2

All matter is composed of five elements: water, wood, fire, earth & metal. These five elements represent fundamental principles that influence every aspect of our lives. In this training, we will explore the five elements and how they relate to and influence the function of our meridians, internal organs, and emotions.

Using mindful flow sequencing, we will learn how to restore a harmonious flow to our original essential Self. Participants will come away with an enhanced understanding of the subtle body, mindful meditation and the art of sequencing mindfully.

We will explore how to create a sequence for each of these elements with the corresponding meridians , internal organs and the emotions that relate to each one of them. You will be able to apply this ancient knowledge to your personal practice, to your classes and when working with clients one on one.

Topics We Will Cover:

  1. Mindful flow vinyasa practice
  2. Five elements & the meridians
  3. Mindful meditation
  4. Chakras in relation with the elements
  5. Subtle body visualizations, pranayama & mantra
  6. How to apply this knowledge to your daily practice/ sadhana
  7. Sequencing in relation with the seasons
  8. Yogic, Chinese and Ayurvedic point of view in relation with meridians, nadis and the five elements

Required Reading:

Insight Yoga by Sarah Powers

Meditation Saved My Life by Phakyab Rimpoche

The Body Clock in Traditional Chinese Medicine by Lothar Ursinus

4 Week Immersion YTT October 2022 (IN-PERSON)

AYC Teacher Training Staff

October 10 – November 4, 2022

October 10 -November 4

SPECIAL OFFER (SAVINGS EXTENDED): $2,449 Tuition (Full price: $2599) valid until 9/17/22.

Schedule:

Monday-Friday

8:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-5:00pm

Approximately 24 hours total of recorded content will be mandatory outside of regular class times.

Welcome to the deepest yoga practice you will ever experience! Yoga teachers are constantly diving deeper into themselves to become better, more compassionate and wiser. If you think you have what it takes to inspire others with the art of teaching, then join in on this journey of ultimate transformation! You don’t have to aspire to teach though… this yoga immersion will deepen your own practice and transform your life!

Our 200-hour program is an intensive study course for those wanting to deepen their understanding of Yoga, as well as prepare students to teach and practice safely, successfully, and compassionately. We will cover all the physical, philosophical and scientific aspects of yoga, by introducing you to some of the best yoga specialists here in the southeast.

Foolproof Your Teaching (IN-PERSON or VIRTUAL)

Rosie Mulford

October 13 – 16, 2022  |  300-hour YA credit  |  All Levels Welcome

* You can now attend this course either in-person or virtually!

October 13-16, 2022

All Levels Welcome

300-hour YA credit

 

Save $50 if you sign up by September 29, 2022

$600 with Early Bird Special!

($650 after September 29, 2022)

 

Schedule:

Thursday-Sunday: 8am-12pm & 1pm-5pm (EST)

Contact Hours: 32

Non Contact Hours: 4

In this training, we will explore a strong & effective method for sequencing and theming. This workshop is a comprehensive study of different types of yoga including various benefits, contraindications, anatomy, and history. Using Rosie’s fool-proof method, you will enjoy more variety & creativity in your classes through your sequencing and theming. This will also empower you as a teacher to be able to teach a range of classes and connect with your students!

In this course you will:

  1. Build confidence 
  2. Strengthen your sequencing and theming 
  3. Incorporate anatomy into your classes
  4. Incorporate philosophy into your teaching
  5. Learn methods designed to offer continuity and variety
  6. Work with different types of students at all levels
  7. Learn about safe and effective hands-on assists

Recommended Reading:

The Little Book of Yoga Breathing: Pranayama Made Easy by Scott Shaw

Functional Anatomy of Yoga by David Keil

The Path of the Yoga Sutras by Nicolai Bachman

 

Power Yoga with Bryan Kest (IN-PERSON)

Bryan Kest

October 21 – 23, 2022  |  300-hour YA credit  |  All Levels Welcome

October 21-23, 2022

300-hour YA credit

All Levels Welcome

Save $50 if you sign up by October 7, 2022
$400 with Early Bird Special!
($450 after October 7, 2022)


Schedule:

Friday 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Saturday 9:30am – 12:00pm | 4:30 – 6:30pm

Sunday 9:00am – 11:30am

 

Friday, 7:00pm- 9:00pm Orientation to a Bryan Kest Power Yoga class.
One Hour Discussion/One Hour Yoga Class.

Saturday, 9:30am – 12:00pm  Power Yoga Class
A well-rounded flowing asana practice.

Saturday, 4:30pm- 6:30pm Long, Slow and Deep Stretch Class
A series of deep stretches that open the body, while challenging the mind.

Sunday, 9:00am – 11:30am  Power Yoga class/Wrap Up

Don’t wait, this workshop will fill up fast!

Bryan Kest’s Power Yoga Class is a well-rounded flowing asana practice integrating mental practices that enhance everyday living. This class is intended to invigorate your body and help you practice developing a calm, less reactive state of mind with dynamic flowing routines. In a Power Yoga class, you are encouraged to focus on the process and not the end result. This allows ALL levels of yoga practitioners to enjoy and benefit from the class.

Bryan Kest has been practicing yoga since 1979 and has been teaching since 1985. He developed his unique, distinctive style of yoga, Original Power Yoga, in the late 1980s. Over the years, this style, an amazing workout for the body, mind and spirit, has made him a well-known, popular teacher across the country and around the world.

Check out what Bryan has to say about the benefits of Power Yoga.

Recommended Reading:
Man’s Eternal Quest by Paramahansa Yogananda
The Art of Living by William Hart
The Heart of Yoga by TKV Desikachar
How Practicing Gratitude Can Make You Happier by Robert Emmons
Courage: The Joy of Living Dangerously by Osho

 

Annamaya Kosha: Understanding the Human Body in Asana (VIRTUAL or IN-PERSON)

Joe Taft

November 4 – 6, 2022  |  300-hour YA credit  |  All Levels Welcome

*You can now attend this training either In-person OR Virtually!

November 4-6, 2022

All Levels Welcome
300-hour YA credit Available

 

Save $50 if you sign up by October 21, 2022
$400 with Early Bird Special!
($450 after October 21, 2022)

Schedule:

Friday-Sunday: 8:30am-12pm & 1pm-4:30pm (EST)

Contact Hours: 21

Non Contact Hours: 3

In this training, we explore principle-based therapeutics, meaning that one thing builds on the next. This set of principles or actions in the body will help a number of injuries and imbalances that students may have.

Every session includes asana, anatomy and how to balance the musculature through yoga postures and healthy movement patterns. You will learn techniques to help students in both classroom and in one-on-one private settings. We look at “inner alignment” or how students align attitudinally, because the outer form always reflects the inner state on some level.

You will also learn how to empower your students, – so they can help themselves. Most importantly, together we’ll create a fun learning environment that allows our knowledge and body awareness to flourish.

Learning Objectives:

  • We will look at how the small injuries of the body connect to the energy body as a whole.
  • We will practice writing sequences for specific body types and conditions.
  • We will increase our understanding of how one set of instructions can help an array of different injuries and imbalanced musculature
  • You will learn techniques to help students in a classroom setting and in a one-on-one private setting.
  • You will learn how to help your students feel empowered, so they are more open to your help and feel they can help themselves.
  • We will target injuries and imbalances that we see in a yoga environment, such as sciatica, sacral iliac subluxation, low back pain and hamstring tears.
  • In the shoulder region, we will explore injuries such as rotator cuff injury, neck pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and more.
  • We will explore some of the most common injuries in the body in which their source is located in parts of the body in which most people do not have awareness.  

Required Reading (click on book title to purchase): (Do not need to bring to class)
The Psoas Book by Liz Koch

 

 

 

Yin Yoga & Yin Wisdom (VIRTUAL OR IN-PERSON)

Shala Worsley

November 11 – 13, 2022  |  300-hour YA credit  |  All Levels Welcome

*You can now attend this training either In-person OR Virtually!

November 11-13, 2022

300-hour YA credit
All Levels Welcome


Save $25 if you sign up by October 28, 2022
$325 with Early Bird Discount!
($350 after October 28, 2022)

Schedule:
Friday 6pm – 8pm (EST)
Saturday & Sunday 9am – 12pm and 1pm – 4pm (EST)
Contact Hours: 14
Non-Contact Hours: 2

Yin yoga is yoga done with a yin perspective in mind. The yin approach to yoga practice facilitates a receptive state in which you can explore your yin-side or the deeper layers of your mind and body. It’s a deep but also gentle and yielding practice which can connect us to the part of us that is more subtle and often hidden from view. There’s a certain type of wisdom that can be gained from taking this approach and during this weekend we’ll explore the following aspects of Yin Wisdom:

Receptivity: shifting from Doing to Being

Subtle Body Awareness: experiencing and enhancing the flow of energy through subtle energy channels (nadis) and regions (marmas/chakras)

The Shadow: cultivating mental and emotional health by witnessing and befriending mental and emotional samskaras (habit patterns)

Intuition: connecting with inner wisdom through the contemplation of symbols, archetypes, and other subconscious material given space to arise during the practices

During each session, participants will be guided through yin yoga practices, meditations, visualizations and self-inquiry practices to process the rich and potent yin-side material that has arisen. Integration exercises will provide opportunities for weaving the yin approach into your own personal practice and/or into your group offerings.

All who are interested in spending a weekend connecting with their Yin-sides are welcome to join!

Required Reading (do not need to bring to class)

The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga by Bernie Clark

Recommended Content:

Yin Yoga DVD by Paul Grilley (Or: http://www.paulgrilley.com/bone-photo-gallery)

Insight Yoga DVD by Sarah Powers

Buy Books Here

More Info: 300 Hour Advanced Studies   

Cancellation and Transfer Policy

If attending Live Stream:

If attending this training virtually, all sessions will take place via Zoom as a live online meeting. You will receive directions on how to login prior to the start of the training. Participation during the live sessions is required. Due to Yoga Alliance’s 2021 RYS Online Teaching Requirements, we will not be offering recordings of this course. You must be in attendance for the live sessions to receive credit.

New Year's Eve Intention Setting Practice (IN-PERSON)

Richard Fabio

December 31, 2022 | 7-9 pm

Saturday, December 31st, 2022
7:00 – 9:00pm
All Levels Welcome
$30

Take time this New Year’s Eve to cultivate the upcoming year. Most people make a New Year’s Resolution and drift away from their goal after just a few months, but the essence of our resolutions is always so inspiring and positive. What happens?

This year, by utilizing our yoga practice, we will take time to tune in, become fully aware of our wants and needs and distill them into our resolutions for 2023. No prior experience is necessary, and all levels of yoga are welcome. This is both a deeply inward experience and a joyful celebration of our aliveness.

This workshop will be offered both in-person at the Asheville Yoga Center and online. A link to access the live workshop online will be sent a few hours before the workshop begins to the email on file in MindBody.

Breath: Physical & Subtle (IN-PERSON or VIRTUAL)

Richard Fabio & Joe Taft

January 6-8, 2023  |  300-hour YA credit  |  All Levels Welcome

January 6-8, 2023

300-hour YA credit Available
All Levels Welcome
In-Person

Save $30 if you sign up December 23rd, 2022
$300 with Early Bird Discount!
($330 after December 23rd, 2022)

Schedule:
Friday: 5:30-8:30PM
Saturday & Sunday: 9-12 & 1-4

Contact Hours: 15
Non-Contact Hours: 2

Breathe. In this course Joe and Richard will share breath teachings from their over 40 years experience working with the body and breathing. You will learn multiple pranayams by experiencing them, understanding their benefits, and how to share these techniques with your students and friends to ensure retention.

Topics we will cover:

  • Next level understanding of the breath (pranic body) to improve your asana and your teaching
  • The intersection of pranayama and modern science
  • Subtle body anatomy and alignment and its impact
  • Breathing to change your pranic body
    How to cultivate a prana-based yoga practice

Required Reading:

Breath by James Nestor

'Breathing Underwater: Spirituality & The 12 Steps'
(IN-PERSON)

Rosie Mulford

January 10 – February 14, 2023 | 6-7:30 pm

January 10 – February 14, 2023
Tuesdays, 6:00-7:30pm
All Levels Welcome

Save $25 if you sign up by December 27, 2022
$150 with Early Bird Discount!
($175 after December 27, 2022)

This 6-week workshop series is inspired by Richard Rohr’s, “Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps” Throughout this series, we will explore The Twelve Steps as described in this powerful book and how they connect with Spirituality and Yoga. Join Rosie as she takes you on a journey to gain a deeper understanding of how the ancient principles in the Gospels and the modern-day Twelve Steps can help to free those who struggle with addiction.

Interweaving yogic philosophy and asana to “connect the dots,” this 6-week workshop will include discussion, movement, pranayama and relaxation.

This course is open to all recovery paths and no prior yoga experience is required.

We will unpack 3 major principles of addiction:

1. We all have a universal addiction to the way we think
2. We must recognize that we are already that which we seek to become and we already have that which we desire
3. We need to rid ourselves of the heaviness of the ego in order to see what we are and what we have

Required Reading:
Breathing Under Water by Richard Rohr

50 Hour Immersion January 2023

AYC Teacher Training Staff

January 9-13, 2023

SCHEDULE

Monday-Friday
8:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-5:00pm

Build a Foundation for Your Practice & Teaching

Asheville Yoga Center has been training yoga teachers for over 25 years and we are now looking forward to expanding our teacher training schedule!

Our program is built to nurture every student or teacher at any level – from deepening your personal practice to becoming a certified instructor. Our philosophy is that there are “Many Paths that lead to One Truth” We provide the core essentials and encourage you to follow your destiny through different paths of yoga. In yoga, we are always students who are looking to learn more and we are here to serve you.

Our 50-hour program is ideal for students who are interested in taking the next step in their yoga practice, and would like to build a foundation before diving into 200-hour teacher training.

Our 1-week immersion is perfect for students who want to immerse themselves in yoga basics during a one week session. This course will cover the same content as the 2-weekend format.

This course will include a new posture sequence that will grow and expand as you continue on your training journey with Asheville Yoga Center. You’ll also learn basic philosophy, asana, and breathing techniques that will help you create a personal practice to enhance your everyday life. This training will also feature a unique crossover with Yoga’s sister science, Ayurveda.

This is a unique offering that will build your confidence as a practitioner and is suitable for all levels.

What’s Included?

  • 50 Yoga Alliance hours that can later be applied to your 200-hour Yoga Alliance certification
  • A Unique AYC Class Sequence with an array of ways to evolve it for different body types
  • Partnership with the Ayurvedic Institute
  • Guest teachers and Kirtan performers
  • Immersion and Weekend schedule options

January 2023 8 Weekend 200 Hour Training

AYC Teacher Training Staff

Begins January 13, 2023 

Early Bird Savings: $2649 Tuition (Full price: $2899) valid until 12/26/2022.

Welcome to the Deepest Yoga Practice you will ever experience! Yoga teachers are constantly diving deeper into themselves to become better, more compassionate and wiser. If you think you have what it takes to inspire others with the art of teaching, then join in on this journey of Ultimate Transformation! You don’t have to aspire to teach though… this yoga immersion will deepen your own practice and transform your life!

Our 200-hour program is an intensive-study course for those wanting to deepen their understanding of Yoga, as well as prepare students to teach and practice safely, successfully, and compassionately. We will cover all the physical, philosophical and scientific aspects of Yoga, by introducing you to some of the best Yoga specialists here in the Southeast.

Please reach out to programs@youryoga.com if you have any questions!

SCHEDULE:

  • Friday: 5:00pm-9:00pm
  • Saturday: 8:00am-12:00pm & 1:00pm-5:00pm
  • Sunday: 8:00am-12:00pm & 1:00pm-5:00pm

8 Weekends

  • January 13-15, 2023 
  • January 27-29, 2023
  • February 10-12, 2023
  • February 24-26, 2023
  • March 10-12, 2023
  • March 24-26, 2023
  • April 7-9, 2023
  • April 21-23, 2023

50 Hour Two-Weekend February 2023

AYC Teacher Training Staff

February 3-5, 2023 & February 17-19, 2023

SCHEDULE

Fridays:

5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Saturdays:

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Build a Foundation for Your Practice & Teaching


Asheville Yoga Center has been training yoga teachers for over 25 years and we are now looking forward to expanding our teacher training schedule!

Our program is built to nurture every student or teacher at any level – from deepening your personal practice to becoming a certified instructor. Our philosophy is that there are “Many Paths that lead to One Truth” We provide the core essentials and encourage you to follow your destiny through different paths of yoga. In yoga, we are always students who are looking to learn more and we are here to serve you.

Our 50-hour program is ideal for students who are interested in taking the next step in their yoga practice, and would like to build a foundation before diving into 200-hour teacher training.

Our 2-weekend program is an accessible option for students who have commitments during the week and would like to split up their training into two weekend sessions.

This course will include a new posture sequence that will grow and expand as you continue on your training journey with Asheville Yoga Center. You’ll also learn basic philosophy, asana, and breathing techniques that will help you create a personal practice to enhance your everyday life. This training will also feature a unique crossover with Yoga’s sister science, Ayurveda.

This is a unique offering that will build your confidence as a practitioner and is suitable for all levels.

What’s Included?

  • 50 Yoga Alliance hours that can later be applied to your 200-hour Yoga Alliance certification
  • A Unique AYC Class Sequence with an array of ways to evolve it for different body types
  • Partnership with the Ayurvedic Institute
  • Guest teachers and Kirtan performers
  • Immersion and Weekend schedule options

50 Hour Immersion March 2023

AYC Teacher Training Staff

March 13-17, 2023

March 13-17, 2023: 50 Hour YTT Immersion

SCHEDULE
Monday-Friday
8:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-5:00pm

Build a Foundation for Your Practice & Teaching
Asheville Yoga Center has been training yoga teachers for over 25 years and we are now looking forward to expanding our teacher training schedule!

Our program is built to nurture every student or teacher at any level – from deepening your personal practice to becoming a certified instructor. Our philosophy is that there are “Many Paths that lead to One Truth” We provide the core essentials and encourage you to follow your destiny through different paths of yoga. In yoga, we are always students who are looking to learn more and we are here to serve you.

Our 50-hour program is ideal for students who are interested in taking the next step in their yoga practice, and would like to build a foundation before diving into 200-hour teacher training.

Our 1-week immersion is perfect for students who want to immerse themselves in yoga basics during a one week session. This course will cover the same content as the 2-weekend format.

This course will include a new posture sequence that will grow and expand as you continue on your training journey with Asheville Yoga Center. You’ll also learn basic philosophy, asana, and breathing techniques that will help you create a personal practice to enhance your everyday life. This training will also feature a unique crossover with Yoga’s sister science, Ayurveda.

This is a unique offering that will build your confidence as a practitioner and is suitable for all levels.

What’s Included?

  • 50 Yoga Alliance hours that can later be applied to your 200-hour Yoga Alliance certification
  • A Unique AYC Class Sequence with an array of ways to evolve it for different body types
  • Partnership with the Ayurvedic Institute
  • Guest teachers and Kirtan performers
  • Immersion and Weekend schedule options

150 Hour Immersion March 2023

AYC Teacher Training Staff

Begins March 20, 2023

SCHEDULE:

  • March 20-24, 2023
  • March 27-31, 2023
  • April 3-7, 2023

Monday-Friday
8:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-5:00pm

150-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program:

Build a Foundation for Your Practice & Teaching

Asheville Yoga Center has been training yoga teachers for over 25 years and we are now looking forward to expanding our teacher training schedule!

Our program is built to nurture every student or teacher at any level – from deepening your personal practice to becoming a certified instructor. Our philosophy is that there are “Many Paths that lead to One Truth” We provide the core essentials and encourage you to follow your destiny through different paths of yoga. In yoga, we are always students who are looking to learn more and we are here to serve you.

Continue your yoga journey through 150 HR Training evolves from the 50-hour introductory program and qualifies for 200HR Yoga Alliance Certification. This course will expand on the core sequence taught in the introductory course and dive deeper into asana, pranayama, philosophy, the 8 limbs, and more!

Continuing curriculum for a 200 hr TT Certificate

  • Asheville’s yoga’s amazing Faculty of teachers
  • 150 hr evolved core AYC Sequence with an array of ways to evolve for different body types
  • Partnership with the Ayurvedic Institute
  • Guest Teachers and Kirtan performers
  • Immersion and weekend options

Our 3-week immersion is perfect for students who want to immerse themselves in yoga basics during a one week session. This course will cover the same content as the 2-weekend format.

Longevity Yoga: The Art of Wasting Time (IN-PERSON or VIRTUAL)

Tucker Shelton

March 31 – April 3, 2023  |  300-hour YA credit Available |  All Levels Welcome

March 31-April 3, 2023
300-Hour YA Credit Available
All Levels Welcome

Save $75 if you sign up by March 17, 2022
$575 with Early Bird Discount!
($650 after March 17, 2022)

After studying numerous styles of yoga over the last 15 years, always with a leaning towards sustainable practices, Tucker now focuses on teaching the Kaiut Yoga Method. This method is focused on longevity and long-term mobility rather than quick fixes, and along with Tucker’s other studies serves as the inspiration for the content of this training. 

This module presents twenty sequences for students to take away for home practice. It is complementary to other Longevity Yoga modules, but previous modules are not required in order to attend this one. 

Designed as a practice intensive, this training will include 4+ hours of practice per day along with lectures and discussions that explore theory and technique.

What You Will Learn: 

  • Principles of the Kaiut method 
  • Unlearning Yoga to learn Longevity Yoga 
  • Reframe the art of teaching, examine your approach to guiding students, and explore ways to improve 
  • Study philosophy of Yoga and how it relates to this method

Please note: Kaiut teacher training can only be offered by the founder of the method. Therefore, this 300hr module is designed to be an introduction to Kaiut for teachers of other yoga modalities, and it will present information that is outside of but complementary to the Kaiut Method. This is the perfect place to start for those who are curious about the method. For those who practice Kaiut this is also an excellent way to dive deeper. 

Required Reading: 

Younger Next Year by Chris Crowley

50 Hour Two-Weekend April 2023

AYC Teacher Training Staff

April 14-16, 2023 & April 28-30, 2023

SCHEDULE
Fridays:
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Saturdays:
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Build a Foundation for Your Practice & Teaching

Asheville Yoga Center has been training yoga teachers for over 25 years and we are now looking forward to expanding our teacher training schedule!
Our program is built to nurture every student or teacher at any level – from deepening your personal practice to becoming a certified instructor. Our philosophy is that there are “Many Paths that lead to One Truth” We provide the core essentials and encourage you to follow your destiny through different paths of yoga. In yoga, we are always students who are looking to learn more and we are here to serve you.

Our 50-hour program is ideal for students who are interested in taking the next step in their yoga practice, and would like to build a foundation before diving into 200-hour teacher training.

Our 2-weekend program is an accessible option for students who have commitments during the week and would like to split up their training into two weekend sessions.

This course will include a new posture sequence that will grow and expand as you continue on your training journey with Asheville Yoga Center. You’ll also learn basic philosophy, asana, and breathing techniques that will help you create a personal practice to enhance your everyday life. This training will also feature a unique crossover with Yoga’s sister science, Ayurveda.

This is a unique offering that will build your confidence as a practitioner and is suitable for all levels.

What’s Included?

  • 50 Yoga Alliance hours that can later be applied to your 200-hour Yoga Alliance certification
  • A Unique AYC Class Sequence with an array of ways to evolve it for different body types
  • Partnership with the Ayurvedic Institute
  • Guest teachers and Kirtan performers

150 Hour 6-Weekend May 2023

AYC Teacher Training Staff

Begins May 12, 2023

SCHEDULE

  • May 12-14, 2023
  • May 26-28, 2023
  • June 9-11, 2023
  • June 23-25, 2023
  • July 7-9, 2023
  • July 21-23, 2023

Friday-Saturday

Friday: 5:00pm-9:00pm

Saturday: 8:00am-12:00pm & 1:00pm-5:00pm

Sunday: 8:00am-12:00pm & 1:00pm-5:00pm

150-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program:

Build a Foundation for Your Practice & Teaching

Asheville Yoga Center has been training yoga teachers for over 25 years and we are now looking forward to expanding our teacher training schedule!

Our program is built to nurture every student or teacher at any level – from deepening your personal practice to becoming a certified instructor. Our philosophy is that there are “Many Paths that lead to One Truth” We provide the core essentials and encourage you to follow your destiny through different paths of yoga. In yoga, we are always students who are looking to learn more and we are here to serve you.

Continue your yoga journey through 150 HR Training evolves from the 50-hour introductory program and qualifies for 200HR Yoga Alliance Certification. This course will expand on the core sequence taught in the introductory course and dive deeper into asana, pranayama, philosophy, the 8 limbs, and more!

Asheville’s yoga’s amazing Faculty of teachers

  • 150 hr evolved core AYC Sequence with an array of ways to evolve for different body types
  • Partnership with the Ayurvedic Institute
  • Guest Teachers and Kirtan performers
  • Immersion and weekend options
  • Our 3-week immersion is perfect for students who want to immerse themselves in yoga basics during a one week session. This course will cover the same content as the 2-weekend format.