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.

Nathalie Claes

Nathalie Claes

Probably located in a tent, somewhere in the woods,

Nathalie is a lover of all things wild and outdoor. Searching for a deeper connection to nature led her to a remote corner of Lantau Island in Hong Kong in 2013, where she was introduced by a friend to her first sun salutation. The more time she spent on her mat, the more she felt grounded in the world around her - and began to weave elements of yoga asana, pranayama and meditation into her environmental workshops.

Inspired by her outdoor yoga practice, Nathalie taught her first yoga class in the mountains of Arctic Sweden during a backpacking trip. It was here that she realized the power of practicing yoga in nature. The more people connect with nature first hand, the more we can protect it and learn about ourselves in the process. This experience inspired her to pursue a 200 hour yoga teacher training with the Asheville Yoga Center in 2015.

She believes in many things. Taking care of the body + soul. Intuitive movement. The healing powers of the sea. Sipping tea. Running away to the woods. Holding others up. Exploring the world. Her classes are designed to awaken your senses, enhance your focus and help you reconnect to the Inner Wild.

Class Schedule for Nathalie

Saturday June 24 4:15 - 5:30 pmHOT Power Flow
Tuesday June 27 8:30 - 10:00 amWARM Flow & Yin