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)

Prison Yoga Project

Prison Yoga Project
James Fox
Asheville Yoga Center
June 1, 2018
12:00 am - 12:00 am

Prison Yoga Project
with James Fox
June 1 - 3, 2018
300hr YA
All Levels Welcome

Save $75 if you sign up by April 20, 2018
$275 with Early Bird Special!
($350 after April 20, 2018)

Friday, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Saturday, 10:00am – 1:00pm | 3:00 – 6:00pm
Sunday, 9:00am – 12:00pm | 1:00 - 4:00pm

"Our objective is to provide prisoners with a mindfulness tool to draw on their yoga practice when they’re not doing yoga. If they’re tangled in a confrontation on the yard, or upon release, or tempted to go back to using, they can draw on what they have learned from yoga for practical solutions. They can do it without actually having to do a yoga pose to get the value. That’s the transformational, rehabilitative value of yoga."
~ James Fox M.A. Founder and Director

The Prison Yoga Project (PYP) in collaboration with Asheville Yoga Center is offering a special training for yoga teachers and committed yoga practitioners interested in working with at-risk populations including the incarcerated. James Fox, founder and director of the Prison Yoga Project, will lead a weekend training drawing on his experience of teaching yoga and mindfulness meditation to incarcerated youth and adults, including fifteen years at San Quentin Prison. The training is intended for anyone interested in bringing yoga to underserved and/or traumatized populations.

Curriculum includes:

  • PYP’s evidence-based, mindfulness infused approach to adapting yoga for those impacted by trauma including the incarcerated.
  • An in-depth orientation for teaching yoga in the unique socio-cultural environment of prisons.
  • A thorough investigation of the practical application of yoga for emotional and psychological issues.
  • Strategies for establishing yoga programs in detention centers and rehabilitation facilities.
  • Instruction in specific asana, pranayama and meditation practices that have been proven effective with prisoners and others impacted by trauma (military veterans, homeless, refugees, etc).
  • The role yoga and mindfulness play in support of restorative justice principles and practices.

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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