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.

Tucker Shelton

Tucker Shelton

Tucker Shelton M.A., E-RYT 500 has been studying yoga for nine years and teaching for eight. His style is lighthearted but deeply transformative. He holds 780 RYT training hours in Hatha, Ashtanga, Yin, Restorative, Bhakti Vinyasa, Vini, Senior, Therapeutic, Children's, Pre/Postnatal, Vinyasa Krama, Anusara, Shadow, and Kaula Tantra Yoga forms. He has also studied 200 hours of Thai Yoga Massage in Chiang Mai, Thailand and has a Masters with Honors in Contemplative Religious Studies and Sanskrit Language from Naropa University in Boulder, CO. He has taught and studied throughout the United States and around the world, from New Zealand to India to Mexico.

Tucker's teaching style is to guide students carefully and gracefully into their bodies, offering many levels of mental, physical, and spiritual practices according to the needs and openness of the individual. His specialization is in what he terms "Longevity Yoga," or teaching sequences that are safe and powerful for yogis/yoginis to practice sustainably for the rest of their lives. Tucker is a sensitive, kind, and playful guide for those on the yoga path. He imbues his classes with love and insight and seeks to improve the lives of those with whom he shares his gifts.

Class Schedule for Tucker

Friday March 2312:15 - 1:30 pmWARM Flow & Yin
Friday March 23 5:45 - 7:00 pm*Yin
Saturday March 2412:30 - 1:45 pm*Slow Flow & Yin
Saturday March 24 2:15 - 3:45 pmHOT Power Ashtanga Mix $10
Saturday March 24 4:15 - 5:30 pm*Yin
Tuesday March 27 4:00 - 5:15 pmWARM Flow & Yin