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)

Yoga for Life

Yoga for Life
Gary Kraftsow
Asheville Yoga Center
February 23, 2018
12:00 am - 12:00 am

Yoga for Life with Gary Kraftsow
February 23 - 25, 2018
300-hour YA credit
All Levels Welcome

This workshop is full. To be added to the waitlist please contact: 

Friday, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm | 3:00 - 6:00 pm

Saturday, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm | 3:00 - 6:00 pm
Sunday, 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

The insights of the Ancients from Vedic India have both deep and practical relevance for modern living. We will explore specific Yogic teachings and practices that provide methods to help us achieve our highest potential. This weekend with Gary Kraftsow, founder of the American Viniyoga Institute, will include lecture and practice to help move individuals towards optimum health by adapting the various means and methods of practice to the unique condition, needs and interests of each individual. This allows teachers and practitioners to individualize and actualize the process of self-discovery and personal transformation required to achieve our highest potential.

Friday, February 23: 10:30 - 1:30pm Cultivating a Conscious Relationship with your Spine - Asana

Are you living for your yoga practice, or using your yoga practice to help you live your life? Focusing on the spine, we'll consider what is essential for creating and maintaining a healthy and integrated structure. Then we'll explore how to use breathcentric asana as a functional tool to help you move through life with stability and ease. Includes breathcentric asana.

Friday, February 23, 3:00 - 6:00pm Cultivating a Conscious Relationship with your Nervous System - Pranayama

Do you ever find yourself fluctuating between fatigue and stress? Would you like to understand how to use your practice to manage your energy? Focusing on the autonomic nervous system, we'll consider how to create and maintain balanced energy throughout the day. Then we'll explore how to use breathcentric asana and pranayama as functional tools to help you move through life with vitality and relaxation. Practice includes breathcentric asana and pranayama.

Saturday, February 24: Cultivating a Conscious Relationship with your Heart - Tantra
10:30 am – 1:30 pm | 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Do you recognize that your thoughts, emotions, and behavior mutually influence each other, are provoked by your conditioning, and form the basis of your personality? Would you like to overcome troubling emotions and experience more happiness and love in your life? Come explore Tantric practices as a functional tool to help transform dysfunctional patterns of thought, mood, and behavior and actualize your highest potential. Practice will include breathcentric asana, pranayama, meditation, mantra, and chakra sadhana.

Sunday, February 25, 10:30 - 2:30pm Cultivating a Conscious Relationship with your Mind - Meditation

Do you have clarity about who you are and where you are going? Would you like to deepen your self-understanding and create a life guided by your values and priorities? Focusing on the mind, we'll explore issues like choices and life orientation. Then we'll explore meditation as a functional tool to help you set a direction for your future, and move through life with purpose and grace. Practice will include breathcentric asana, pranayama, and meditation.

Home Practice: Because this is an Advanced Studies course, we are assuming you have or have had in the past a daily practice. We recommend continuing, or re-starting this and recommend picking the same time to practice every day, as the body craves regularity. Practicing in the am or pm is entirely up to you; both have their own benefits. Try to stay on your mat 30-120 minutes and enjoy your practice! The required reading will help with this.
Upon registration you will receive an immediate email confirmation containing details about the workshop and information regarding the studio. 

Required Reading before training: (do not need to bring to class unless you want your book signed)
Yoga for Wellness by Gary Kraftsow

Recommended Reading before training: (do not need to bring to class)

Yoga for Transformation by Gary Kraftsow

The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice by Gary Kraftsow

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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