Asheville Yoga Center Class Schedule


Mike Closson

Mike Closson

Mike's passion and motivation for practice, be it yoga or meditation, is to provide a safe and playful environment to embrace the present moment. His classes integrate mindful movements and pranayama in hopes that, with openness and curiosity, we will find quiet stillness and our own intuitive teacher.

Mike discovered Yoga in 2008, and participated in his first teacher training in 2012, but it wasn’t until he landed at Asheville Yoga Center that he discovered the whole wide world of Yoga and found his true passion to teach. He received his 200-hour certification from Asheville Yoga Center, has trained in the Power Vinyasa methodology, and is also currently working towards his 500 Hour Certification with AYC.

He credits his teacher, Kimberley Puryear, with reigniting his study of the teachings of Thich Nhat Hahn, as well as instilling the value of maintaining a regular meditation practice. Coming from a background in coaching youth athletics, he is also certified to teach Mindfulness to Youth, and has taught yoga for the past two years with a youth camp in Asheville.

Time(s)Class NameStaff NameRegister
Friday November 17, 2017
7:15 amWARM Power Flow Maegan
8:15 am*Gentle Align & Flow $10Izzy
8:30 am*Slow Power Flow Caitlin
10:00 am*Gentle Flow & YinLeaflin
10:15 amBhakti Flow Michael
12:15 pmSlow Align & Flow Richard
12:30 pmWARM Flow & Yin Tucker
2:15 pmHOT Power Ashtanga Mix $10Stephanie
2:30 pm*Gentle Flow & Restorative $10Amy
4:00 pmHOT Slow Power FlowDenise
4:15 pm*Slow Flow Katie
5:30 pmWARM Flow & Yin Maeve
5:45 pm*Yin Tucker
Saturday November 18, 2017
7:15 amWARM Power Flow MaeganRegister
8:15 am*Gentle Flow $10DeniseRegister
8:30 amWARM Ashtanga JonathanRegister
10:00 am*Gentle Restorative & Yin MaeveRegister
10:15 amAlign & Flow JoeRegister
12:15 pmHOT Power FlowShaelaRegister
12:30 pm*Slow Flow & YinTuckerRegister
2:15 pmHOT Power Ashtanga Mix $10TuckerRegister
2:30 pm*Gentle Restorative & Yin $10 TanyaRegister
4:00 pmHOT Power FlowNathalieRegister
4:15 pm*Yin TuckerRegister
5:30 pmWARM Flow & Yin ShaelaRegister
5:45 pm*Gentle Restorative & Yin IzzyRegister
Sunday November 19, 2017
7:15 amWARM Power Flow ShaelaRegister
8:15 amFlow & Yin $10AmyRegister
8:30 amHOT Power FlowShaelaRegister
10:00 amFlow & Yin JuliaRegister
10:15 amBhakti Flow TanyaRegister
12:15 pmSlow Align & Flow RichardRegister
12:30 pmWARM Slow Power Flow DeniseRegister
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 MaeveRegister
Monday November 20, 2017
7:15 amWARM Power Flow IzzyRegister
8:15 am*Gentle Align & Flow $10HilaryRegister
8:30 am*Slow Power Flow CaitlinRegister
10:00 am*Gentle Kundalini SierraRegister
10:15 amWARM Flow & Yin CaitlinRegister
12:15 pmAlign & Flow DeirdreRegister
12:30 pmHOT Flow & Yin LisaRegister
2:15 pmHOT Power Ashtanga Mix $10StephanieRegister
2:30 pm*Gentle Flow & Restorative $10MaeveRegister
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 LyndseyRegister
Tuesday November 21, 2017
7:15 amWARM Power Flow RosieRegister
8:15 am*Slow Flow $10AlisaRegister
8:30 amWARM Flow & Yin NathalieRegister
10:00 am*Slow Flow & Restorative IzzyRegister
10:15 amAlign & Flow JoeRegister
12:15 pmHOT Flow & Yin (No Pre-Registration Offered) ShalaRegister
12:30 pm*Gentle Restorative & Yin KrisRegister
2:15 pmWARM Power Flow $10TuckerRegister
2:30 pm*Gentle Flow & Yin $10CaroleRegister
4:00 pmWARM Flow & Yin TuckerRegister
4:15 pmSlow Power FlowJuliaRegister
5:30 pmWARM Ashtanga MixTanyaRegister
5:45 pm*Yin KimberleyRegister
7:00 pmWARM Power Flow $10CaitlinRegister
7:15 pmFlow & YinRichardRegister
Wednesday November 22, 2017
7:15 amWARM 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 pmHOT Power FlowShaelaRegister

*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.