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.
Originally from the hills and trees of the northeast, Ananda is at home in the Blue Ridge Mountains where she has been teaching Kundalini Yoga since 2006. Through the lineage of Yogi Bhajan, Anne Novak and Sierra Hollister, the powerful teachings of Kundalini Yoga continually connect her with her true self, the source of all, and remind her that there is no separation between yoga, breath, art and life. Ananda is passionate about sharing this ancient technology and it's amazing healing benefits because she knows that it works. Her classes intend to challenge, inspire and support each individual to push through blockages allowing expression of their fullest potential. Ananda is deeply committed to her yoga practice on and off the mat every day. She also finds blissful inspiration through trance dancing, painting, cartwheels, stilt walking and riding her motorcycle on the parkway.