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.
Kathleen Hersey was certified as a yoga instructor through Wanderlust Yoga in Austin, Texas in 2012. What began as a fun way to exercise, listen to good music and enhance her professional swimming career soon revealed a deeper meaning. With the help of gracious and eternally patient teachers in the Austin and now Asheville yoga communities, Kathleen found a clear path to transform, challenge and heal her body, mind and spirit. It is this gift of a safe, clean space Kathleen wishes to pass on in her class. Based largely on her background in the Ashtanga tradition (Ashtanga meaning Eight-limbed), Kathleen's classes will leave you feeling physically glowing, whimsically playful and spiritually joyful. She hopes you are encouraged to accept this offering of yoga with a most steadfast kind of love.