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 Power of Now

The Power of Now
Joe Taft
Asheville Yoga Center
September 22, 2017
12:00 am - 12:00 am

September 22 - 24, 2017
300-hour YA credit
All Levels Welcome

Save $50 if you sign up by August 11, 2017
$250 with Early Bird Special!
($300 after August 11, 2017)

Friday, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Saturday, 9:00am – 12:00pm | 1:30 – 5:30pm
Sunday, 9:00am – 12:00pm

Being in the Now, or what we often call the present moment, is one of the most powerful practices of life (or Yoga). Paradoxically, when we learn how to be in the Now, we deepen our ability to learn from the past and plan for the future. The book, The Power of Now, is a masterpiece that aligns beautifully with ancient yogic teachings. I have spent several years contemplating and meditating on Tolle's powerful teachings and wish to share my insights and connect his work to the practice of asana, meditation and yogic philosophy. Come spend the weekend with us as we explore these teachings through our asana practice, group discussion, and most importantly, and through grounding through the body.

Topics We Will Explore:

Why be present?
How goal setting plays a roll in being present.
Learn story's and myths that offer simple examples of the power be being in the Now.
Explore how the teachings such as Patajali Yoga Sutra and the Bhagava Gita relate to being Present.
The experience of Now as an in-the-body experience.
Using awareness to refine your yoga poses.
Explore how being present is powerful to us as yoga teachers and students.
Understanding how the Now makes us more "Happy" or what we call in Yoga "Full".
Do you have a mind or does your mind have you?
Exploring complimentary opposites and how that can guide us to "truthfulness".

Required Reading:
The Power of Now, A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckard Tolle (any edition)

Recommended Reading:
The Yoga Handbook by Stephanie Keach
Bhagavad Gita by Stephen Mitchell
Stillness Speaks by Eckard Tolle

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More Info: The Power of Now & 300 Hour Advanced Studies

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