Meet our yoga instructors

At Asheville Yoga Center our greatest asset is our people. Our teachers are among Asheville’s brightest and we are lucky enough to have some of the most accomplished yoga teachers in the southeast in residence at our studio. Many of our teachers have trained in the Vinyasa style under Stephanie Keach, while others have pursued training in various modalities ranging from ranging from alignment-based systems to Kundalini. No matter the lineage, AYC teachers are committed to providing a compassionate and informed space where students can find their own balance of effort and ease in the practice.

Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson

Michael has been a full-time yoga instructor for over 15 years, certified in Jivamukti, travelled to India to study Ashtanga with K. Pattabhi Jois, spent a month with Swami Satchidananda in Yogaville and completed 3 Goenka style 10-day Vipassana Meditation retreats. He now lives in Asheville and teaches weekly Bhakti Vinyasa and Yin classes, along with weekend workshops on Sanskrit, Meditation, Chakras, the Yogasūtra, the Bhagavadgītā, Positive Psychology, Yoga History and Prāṇāyāma. He is also a lead instructor for Asheville Yoga Center's 200hr Teacher Training and 300hr Advanced Training Programs.

"Michael Johnson’s classes are a beautiful mix of music, exploration of the yoga sutras, well-sequenced asana practice, and devotion to the highest virtues of humanity- and peppered with tidbits of science and humor. In my opinion, it is a well-rounded experience which gently guides the students into an exploration of what it can feel like to navigate yoga and life in the modern world with integrity, health and compassion." - Dana N.

Class Schedule for Michael

Sunday December 1710:15 - 11:45 amBhakti Flow
Sunday December 17 7:00 - 8:15 pm*Gentle Restorative & Yin $10
Monday December 18 5:45 - 7:00 pmBhakti Flow
Wednesday December 2010:15 - 11:45 amBhakti Flow
Wednesday December 20 4:15 - 5:30 pm*Gentle Restorative & Yin
Wednesday December 20 5:45 - 7:00 pmBhakti Flow
Thursday December 21 4:00 - 5:15 pmBhakti Flow
Thursday December 21 5:30 - 6:45 pmWARM Ashtanga
Friday December 2210:15 - 11:45 amBhakti Flow

Events hosted by Michael

February 9, 2018
12:00 am - 12:00 am
February 14, 2018
12:00 am - 12:00 am
March 2, 2018
12:00 am - 12:00 am
April 11, 2018
12:00 am - 12:00 am
June 22, 2018
12:00 am - 12:00 am
August 9, 2018
12:00 am - 12:00 am
September 19, 2018
12:00 am - 12:00 am
November 30, 2018
12:00 am - 12:00 am