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.

Amy Sims

Amy Sims

Amy Kalyn Sims, a native of Florida, is a 500-hour registered yoga instructor and professional photographer living in Asheville, NC. After graduating from the Savannah College of Art & Design in 2002, Amy moved to New York City to pursue a career in photography. While living in the big city she found she was seeking something more and decided to try yoga. What she discovered was a true path toward health and contentment.

After practicing yoga for several years, Amy completed the Sankalpah Yoga 200-hour teacher training with Mary Dana Abbott & Isaac Peña and began teaching yoga in NYC. After teaching for 2 years, she decided to further deepen her practice through the Laughing Lotus Advanced Teacher Training, studying with Dana Flynn, Alison Cramer, Raganauth Cappo, Elena Brower and a host of other amazing teachers.

Amy comes from an artistic background and tries to bring this innovative aspect to the mat. Her vigorous classes incorporate a creative vinyasa flow threaded with breath, meditation, mantras, and a passion for music.

In 2016, Amy will begin the Asheville Yoga Center 300-hour Therapeutics Yoga Teacher Training. She is honored to be a part of the Asheville Yoga Center family and looks forward to serving the Asheville community. For more on Amy, please visit 

Class Schedule for Amy

Friday August 18 2:30 - 3:45 pm*Gentle Flow & Restorative $10
Sunday August 20 8:15 - 9:30 amFlow & Yin $10
Wednesday August 23 8:15 - 9:30 amFlow & Yin $10
Wednesday August 23 4:15 - 5:30 pmFlow & Yin