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.

Kimberley Puryear

Kimberley Puryear

Kimberley's personal practice began in 2003 as a way to deal with her mother's illness and passing. Yoga's ability to calm, soothe, strengthen, and heal led Kimberley to deepen her practice and understanding of this ancient science. Her love of Zen meditation, Vinyasa, and Yin Yoga have inspired her to share the healing powers of yoga and meditation with others. She practices and teaches meditation in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hahn.


Kimberley is passionate about helping students find connections between their practice on the mat and in their everyday lives. Her classes will challenge you to practice from a place of honest exploration, acceptance, and personal freedom. The result is a fun and educational class that empowers each student to create their own practice, using their own strengths and weaknesses. Kimberley's authentic, warm and lighthearted spirit will encourage you to find your own yoga voice! She is registered with the Yoga Alliance at both the E-RYT 200 and 500 hour Advanced Studies levels and is the Lead Instructor for Asheville Yoga Center's 200-hour Teacher Training
and 300-hour Advanced Training Programs.

Class Schedule for Kimberley

Tuesday June 27 5:45 - 7:00 pm*Yin

Events hosted by Kimberley