Asheville Yoga Center Class Schedule


Shaela Christner

Shaela Christner

My path to Yoga began after a dance-related injury. At the time, I was training in classical ballet, and I was practicing up to five times a week in the studio (and just as much outside of the studio). One evening during class and our after warm up, we were all stretching. As I transitioned into a front split, something I did on a daily basis, I heard a loud and violent grinding sound — I tore my hamstring. I learned a lot of difficult lessons from that day, none of which I realized immediately. For the next six months, I went through waves of excruciating pain. There was no comfortable position to find relief: standing hurt, lying down was uncomfortable, and sitting was the worst of all.

As my body healed, a close friend suggested I try taking a yoga class. Where one chapter ends, another begins: that first class set into motion what would eventually become my life passion. The teacher from my first class became my mentor for the next two years, until I decided I wanted to do more with what I was learning and feed my yearning for a deeper understanding of Yoga. I wanted to share with others the freedom from the body and mind that I was discovering; a release of pain both internally and externally; and the vitality that comes through breathing and living fully. I packed a suitcase and moved to Los Angeles to study and become certified through YogaWorks, where I became a Yoga Alliance Certified teacher.

As a teacher, my aim is to create a safe and friendly environment where students can come to learn and practice self care. To move thoughtfully; to listen to your body, to let go of the mind chatter; to breathe; to feel; to be. My passion is to share my knowledge, to help alleviate pain of all kinds, and to help others find happiness, acceptance, and love through the practice of Yoga.

I teach a variety of classes, from power vinyasa to therapeutic yoga, and I focus on

alignment to ensure the health and safety of the body.
I hope to see you on the mat where we can smile, play, and grow together!

Sat Naam • I am. You are. We Are.

Class Schedule for Shaela

Saturday November 1812:15 - 1:45 pmHOT Power Flow
Saturday November 18 5:30 - 6:45 pmWARM Flow & Yin
Sunday November 19 8:30 - 10:00 amHOT Power Flow
Monday November 20 7:00 - 8:15 pmWARM Power Flow $10
Wednesday November 2212:30 - 1:45 pmHOT Power Flow

Events hosted by Shaela

November 24, 2017
12:00 am - 12:00 am

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.