Asheville Yoga Center
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
with James Fox
June 1 - 3, 2018
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.
- 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.
Required Reading:(do not need to bring to class)
James Fox M.A. is the founder and director of the Prison Yoga Project (PYP), an organization dedicated to establishing yoga and mindfulness programs in prisons and rehabilitation centers worldwide. Since 2002, he has been teaching yoga and meditation to prisoners at San Quentin Prison other California State prisons, and guest teaching at prisons throughout the U.S. He has developed a special program for incarcerated military veterans using innovative approaches to adapting yoga for P.T.S.D. and to address mental health issues related to their active duty. His book, Yoga A Path for Healing and Recovery, published in January 2010, has been requested by and sent to over 17,000 prisoners free of charge. He teaches courses at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, has served as an advisor to the National Institute of Health sponsored Chicago Urban Mindfulness Program, and in 2015 received a Yoga Journal Karma Yoga Award.
300 Hour Advanced Studies Teacher Training Modules
Choose 11 modules in total from these four categories:
- Pick at least one 3-day course
- Pick at least one 4-day course
- Pick at least one 5-day Intensive
- Pick the remaining eight courses from any of the four categories (weekend, 3-day, 4-day, or 5-day*)
*You must complete 11 separate modules for graduation. Most modules offered multiple times per year.