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 September 2312:15 - 1:45 pmHOT Power Flow
Saturday September 23 5:45 - 7:00 pmWARM Flow & Yin
Sunday September 24 8:30 - 10:00 amHOT Power Flow
Monday September 25 7:00 - 8:15 pmWARM Power Flow $10

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.