Asheville Yoga Center
Event Schedule

Asheville Yoga Center is one of the most popular yoga schools in the Southeast. Our foundational programs are designed to enhance your personal knowledge, deepen your practice and provide you with the confidence and skills necessary to safely experience or teach yoga.

We offer three types of event:

  • Yoga workshops (non-certification events) 
  • 200 Hour RYT  training courses
  • 300 Hour certified training courses (Advanced Study and Therapeutically-Oriented)

The Art of Teaching Yoga 5-Day Intensive

The Art of Teaching Yoga 5-Day Intensive
Joe Taft
Asheville Yoga Center
January 15, 2018
12:00 am - 12:00 am

January 15 - 19, 2018
300-hour YA credit
All Levels Welcome  

Save $100 if you sign up December 4, 2017
$550 with Early Bird Discount!
($650 after December 4, 2017)

$250 Deposit will hold Early Bird discount, or pay in full. Balance due one week before start.

Monday - Thursday 8:00am- 12:00pm | 1:30pm – 5:00pm
Friday 8:00am- 12:00pm

After years of teaching yoga, I began to notice there were very few yoga trainings offering strategies for creating a successful theme -based yoga class. I also began to understand how my own endless effort to create original and inspiring classes lead to notebooks full of ideas on how to connect yogic actions to a story, concept or even mythology.
As a result, I created a 5-day training on how to align your core beliefs with seeing yourself becoming a teacher who has the confidence and persistence to plan inspiring yoga classes with your own unique themes. Often we are afraid to take ourselves out of our comfort zone and embrace challenges. In my opinion, the key to a successful yoga class is learning how to convey inspiring themes that not only uplift the students, but allow the teacher to continue to grow. This understanding of how our belief in the outcome of our success directly affects our performance is what educators, teachers, and neurologist are now calling growth mindset.
In this training, you will learn how to achieve a growth mindset and apply these principles to your own lives in and outside the classroom. You will learn many techniques in how to improve your teaching and furthering your students, such as how verbal cueing directly connect to the overarching theme and the breath. We will dissect how the power of setting an intention or goal for your own practice, in your classes and in your life is practicing Yoga. You will leave this training with many examples of how to create a theme-based yoga class, but also how to approach every aspect of your life with a growth mindset.

Study your own Yoga practice and habitual behavior
Empower yourself so that you can empower your students
Explore what is truly important as a yoga teacher to you
Learn the power of simply setting up a classroom
Transference and counter transference
Discover how to keep your teaching simple
Learn the “So What Mantra” – the mantra of the teacher
Explore natural breath verses breath exercises and when is it appropriate to teach which style
Teach clearly and specifically with confidence and compassion
Deepen understanding of sequencing and how to do a successful demonstration for students=
Take your language and verbal cues as a teacher to a new level, so you are clearer and more effective in becoming a safer yoga teacher
Learn safe alignment and adjustments for all body types
Theme development: learn to bring a theme into your classes in a powerful down to earth way
Sharpen your understanding of teaching meditation in a classroom environment
Question and answer sessions

A willingness to have fun and learn in a yoga intensive environment.
A desire to deepen your own practice.
A minimum of 12 months of practicing yoga, any style, with a qualified teacher.

Required Reading: (please bring to class)

Theme Weaver by Michelle Berman Marchildon

Recommended Reading:

Splendor of Recognition by Swami Shantananda (introduction and first chapter if not more)

Exquisite Love by Dr William K Mahony

The Yoga Handbook by Stephanie Keach

Buy Books Here

More Info: The Art of Teaching Yoga 5-Day Intensive & 300 Hour Advanced Studies 

Cancellation and Transfer Policy

200 Hour (200 RYT)
Yoga Teacher Training

Become a Yoga Teacher — Our 200 Hour program is lead by an expert faculty who inspire future yoga instructors and those simply looking to deepen their practice. Gain skills, knowledge and experience to be great yoga teacher.


300 Hour (500 RYT)
Advanced Teacher Training

Begin Anytime – 11 Required Modules (mostly weekends). Our most popular and flexible program: you have several years to pick and choose your courses to most enhance your own teaching style.


Therapeutically Oriented 
Teacher Training

10+ Weekends over 9 months – This course is geared mostly towards working one-on-one in private yoga sessions that contain strong therapeutic elements, with each weekend building upon the next.

300 Hour Advanced Studies Teacher Training Modules