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)

Decoding the Yoga Sūtra

Decoding the Yoga Sūtra
Michael Johnson
Asheville Yoga Center
June 22, 2018
12:00 am - 12:00 am

June 22 - 24, 2018
300-hour YA credit
All Levels Welcome

Save $50 if you sign up by May 11, 2018
$250 with Early Bird Special!
($300 after May 11, 2018)

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

Come for a weekend of reflection on the most authoritative text on yoga philosophy. Originally written in a codified version of Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit, this text requires a commentary to make sense. Although the most popular commentary by Vyāsa (called the Yoga Bhashya) is the standard, there is a rich forest of other commentarial traditions that have emerged from the original text over the millennia.

In this workshop, we will unpack the Yogasūtra's greatest hits in a way that makes sense with a 21st century understanding of a wide variety of contemplative traditions, as well as the latest research in social neuroscience. You will also learn techniques for studying each sūtra that can help you engage your students with meaningful insights while they practice.

Required Reading (click on book title to purchase):
Any translation and commentary of the Yoga Sutras
We recommend

Yoga: Discipline of Freedom: The Yoga Sutra Attributed to Patanjali by Barbara Stoler Miller

Yoga: Sutras of Patanjali by Chip Hartranft

Recommended Reading (click on book title to purchase):
How Yoga Works by Geshe Michael Roach
The Yoga Handbook by Stephanie Keach
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Sri Swami Satchidananda
The Essence of Yoga by Bernard Bouanchaud 

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More Info: Yoga Sutra & 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