200 RYT Staff

Meet Our 200 Hour Teacher Trainers

Seek your mentors. Find your guides. Grow into the teacher you are meant to become. Our teacher trainers are among some of the most accomplished instructors in the southeast. Many have trained in the Vinyasa style under Stephanie Keach, while others have pursued training in various modalities ranging from alignment-based systems to Kundalini. No matter the lineage, AYC teacher trainers are committed to providing a well-rounded curriculum and education. 

Kimberley Puryear

Kimberley Puryear

Kimberley's personal practice began in 2003 as a way to deal with her mother's illness and passing. Yoga's ability to calm, soothe, strengthen, and heal led Kimberley to deepen her practice and understanding of this ancient science. Her love of Zen meditation, Vinyasa, and Yin Yoga have inspired her to share the healing powers of yoga and meditation with others. She practices and teaches meditation in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hahn.


Kimberley is passionate about helping students find connections between their practice on the mat and in their everyday lives. Her classes will challenge you to practice from a place of honest exploration, acceptance, and personal freedom. The result is a fun and educational class that empowers each student to create their own practice, using their own strengths and weaknesses. Kimberley's authentic, warm and lighthearted spirit will encourage you to find your own yoga voice! She is registered with the Yoga Alliance at both the E-RYT 200 and 500 hour Advanced Studies levels and is the Lead Instructor for Asheville Yoga Center's 200-hour Teacher Training
and 300-hour Advanced Training Programs.

Class Schedule for Kimberley

Tuesday June 27 5:45 - 7:00 pm*Yin

Events hosted by Kimberley