Asheville Yoga Center Class Schedule


Deirdre Smith-Gilmer

Deirdre Smith-Gilmer

Deirdre began practicing yoga in 1994 in NYC. From that moment began her 20 year love affair with the practices and teachings of yoga. Her passion is to create a sense of belonging in her classes by coupling her serious dedication with a light-hearted approach. In this way, you will find her classes are alive with questions, philosophy, and humor based on connecting real life situations to the physical practice.

Deirdre’s background as a professional modern dancer encourages her creative spirit to choreograph every “class as an intimate concoction of equal parts inquiry of the heart, humility of the mind, and precision in expression of the body” (student Kris H). She is constantly approaching yoga from different angles yet maintains a steady commitment to alignment, as well as, physical & emotional safety.


Her gratitude, love, and adoration for her family, community and teachers is unbounded. Her strongest experiences and trainings have been in the Krisnamacharya Lineage through Ashtanga Vinyasa, Iyengar, Vini Yoga (Desikachar in Madras, India) and Anusara (formerly Certified). Deirdre is E-RYT 500 Yoga Alliance Certified.

Class Schedule for Deirdre

Monday September 2512:15 - 1:45 pmAlign & Flow

Time(s)Class NameStaff NameRegister
Tuesday September 19, 2017
7:15 amWARM Power Flow Rosie
8:15 am*Slow Flow $10Alisa
8:30 amWARM Flow & Yin Nathalie
10:00 am*Slow Flow & Restorative Paige
10:15 amAlign & Flow Joe
12:15 pmHOT Flow & Yin (No Pre-Registration Offered) Shala
12:30 pm*Gentle Restorative & Yin Kris
2:15 pm*Flow & Yin $10Carole
2:30 pmSlow Power Flow $10 Tucker
4:00 pmWARM Flow & Yin Tucker
4:15 pmWARM Power Flow MaeganRegister
5:30 pmWARM Ashtanga MixTanyaRegister
5:45 pm*Yin KimberleyRegister
7:00 pmWARM Power Flow $10CaitlinRegister
7:15 pmFlow & Yin MikeRegister
Wednesday September 20, 2017
7:15 amHOT Power Flow RuthRegister
8:15 amFlow & Yin $10AmyRegister
8:30 amWARM FlowCaitlinRegister
10:00 amWARM Ashtanga JonathanRegister
10:15 amBhakti Flow MichaelRegister
12:15 pmWARM Flow & Yin MaeveRegister
12:30 pm*Gentle Restorative & Yin TanyaRegister
2:15 pmWARM Flow & Yin $10CeaRegister
2:30 pm*Gentle Flow & Yin $10ElizaRegister
4:00 pm*Gentle Restorative & Yin MichaelRegister
4:15 pmFlow & Yin AmyRegister
5:30 pmHOT Flow & Yin (No Pre-Registration Offered) ShalaRegister
5:45 pmBhakti Flow MichaelRegister
7:00 pm*Gentle Restorative (with Live Music) $10BeccaRegister
7:15 pmWARM Flow & Yin LeaflinRegister
Thursday September 21, 2017
7:15 amWARM Power Flow RosieRegister
8:15 am*Slow Flow $10AlisaRegister
8:30 amWARM Ashtanga TanyaRegister
10:00 am*Gentle Restorative & Yin PaigeRegister
10:15 amAlign & Flow JoeRegister
12:15 pmHOT Flow & Yin (No Pre-Registration Offered) ShalaRegister
12:30 pm*Back CareLibbyRegister
2:15 pmWARM Power Flow $10TuckerRegister
2:30 pm*Flow & Yin $10CaroleRegister
4:00 pmBhakti Flow MichaelRegister
4:15 pm*Gentle Flow & Restorative IzzyRegister
5:30 pmWARM Ashtanga JonathanRegister
5:45 pmAlign & Flow JoeRegister
7:00 pmHOT Kundalini Flow $10 SierraRegister
7:15 pm*Yin MikeRegister
Friday September 22, 2017
7:15 amHOT Power Flow MaeganRegister
8:15 am*Gentle Align & Flow $10IzzyRegister
8:30 am*Slow Power Flow SaraRegister
10:00 am*Gentle Flow & YinLeaflinRegister
10:15 amBhakti Flow MichaelRegister
12:15 pmAlign & Flow RichardRegister
12:30 pmWARM Flow & Yin TuckerRegister
2:15 pmHOT Power Ashtanga Mix $10StephanieRegister
2:30 pm*Gentle Flow & Restorative $10AmyRegister
4:00 pmHOT Slow Power FlowNathalieRegister
4:15 pmWARM Power Flow KatieRegister
5:30 pmWARM Flow & Yin MaeveRegister
5:45 pm*Yin TuckerRegister
7:00 pmKundalini $10AnandaRegister
Saturday September 23, 2017
7:15 amHOT Power Flow MaeganRegister
8:15 am*Gentle Flow $10IzzyRegister
8:30 amWARM Ashtanga MixMichaelRegister
10:00 am*Gentle Restorative & Yin MaeveRegister
10:15 amAlign & Flow IzzyRegister
12:15 pmHOT Power Flow ShaelaRegister
12:30 pmFlow & Yin TuckerRegister
2:30 pm*Gentle Restorative & Yin $10 NathalieRegister
4:00 pmWARM Flow & Yin TuckerRegister
4:15 pmHOT Power FlowNathalieRegister
5:30 pm*Gentle Restorative & Yin IzzyRegister
5:45 pmWARM Flow & Yin ShaelaRegister
Sunday September 24, 2017
7:15 amWARM Power Flow KarenRegister
8:15 amFlow & Yin $10AmyRegister
8:30 amHOT Power Flow ShaelaRegister
10:00 amWARM Flow & Yin JuliaRegister
10:15 amBhakti Flow MichaelRegister
12:15 pmAlign & Flow RichardRegister
12:30 pmWARM Slow Power Flow NathalieRegister
2:15 pm*Slow Flow $10NicoleRegister
2:30 pmWARM Flow & Yin $10AnnaRegister
4:00 pm*Gentle Restorative & Yin MaeveRegister
4:15 pmWARM Slow Power Flow KendallRegister
5:30 pmWARM Flow & Yin MaeveRegister
5:45 pm*Align & Flow ElizaRegister
7:00 pm*Gentle Restorative & Yin $10 MichaelRegister
Monday September 25, 2017
7:15 amWARM Power Flow IzzyRegister
8:15 am*Gentle Align & Flow $10HilaryRegister
8:30 am*Slow Power Flow SaraRegister
10:00 am*Gentle Kundalini SierraRegister
10:15 amWARM Flow & Yin MichaelRegister
12:15 pmAlign & Flow DeirdreRegister
12:30 pmHOT Flow & Yin LisaRegister
2:15 pmHOT Power Ashtanga Mix $10StephanieRegister
2:30 pm*Gentle Flow & Restorative $10CarolRegister
4:00 pm*WARM Yin ShalaRegister
4:15 pm*Slow Flow, Restorative & YinKrisRegister
5:30 pmHOT Flow & Yin (No Pre-Registration Offered) ShalaRegister
5:45 pmBhakti Flow MichaelRegister
7:00 pmWARM Power Flow $10ShaelaRegister
7:15 pm*Gentle Restorative & Yin TanyaRegister

*Recommended for Beginners 

  • Gentle indicates the class is not vigorous, but slow and soothing, perfect for those wanting a more relaxed and softer practice. Also excellent for beginners, the elderly, and pregnant women.

  • Power indicates a vigorous practice that will challenge and energize you with its focus on building strength and concentration as you flow through powerful, flowing sequences. This type of class is meant to challenge you and your existing practice, make you sweat, have some fun, and try and inversion (or three!). Not recommended for beginners who do not have a basic knowledge of yoga postures.

  • Warm classes allow the body’s tissues to soften more deeply, as the room is kept between 80-89 degrees.

  • Hot classes involve a dynamic and challenging practice in a room heated to 90 degrees or above. You will sweat, so please bring your own mat, water bottle, and towel. First time students are discouraged from attending HOT classes, as they tend to be fast-paced, and are meant for those already familiar with basic postures.