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.

Heidi Vaught

Heidi Vaught

Heidi has practiced yoga for nearly 10 years and taught for almost 5. Originally hailing from Louisville, Kentucky, she received her 230-hr RYT from Infinite Bliss Yoga under the guidance and wisdom of teachers Allison Terracio, Laura Patterson, and Denise Stottomann. Besides practicing and teaching yoga, Heidi loves to garden, travel, cook, and hang out with her dog Bee. Each year she devotes one to two months to traveling and living in other places, completely submersing herself in their unique cultures and atmospheres. She finds that yoga is not unlike life, in that, if you show up often enough you will eventually find yourself in new and sometimes very strange places.

Heidi’s classes are light-hearted, uplifting, and woven with storytelling. She is inspired by ancient yogic myths, anatomy, and Asheville’s very hip (opening) yoga scene. Her classes are guaranteed to give you the confidence boost and belly laugh you need to get yourself through the rest of the day, and maybe even the week.