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 and Self-Care Strategies for Chronic Pain

Yoga and Self-Care Strategies for Chronic Pain
Libby Hinsley
Asheville Yoga Center
July 27, 2018
12:00 am - 12:00 am

Yoga and Self-Care Strategies for Chronic Pain with Libby Hinsley, Will Hamilton PhD (psychologist), and Lisa Sherman LAc (acupuncturist)

July 27 - 29, 2018

300-hour YA credit
All Levels Welcome

Save $75 if you sign up by June 15, 2018
$275 with Early Bird Special!
($350 after June 15, 2018)

Friday 9:00am - 12:30pm | 2:00 - 5:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 12:30pm | 2:00 - 5:00pm
Sunday 9:00am - 12:30pm

More than a quarter of Americans have chronic pain symptoms lasting for months or years, and over half of these adults do not feel their pain is well-controlled. More of these individuals are turning to yoga to help manage their symptoms. Whether it's chronic low back pain, fibromyalgia, or headaches, the experience of pain can profoundly impact quality of life. Yoga and related practices offer amazing tools to address these issues. Offering the latest evidence based interventions from fields such as yoga, mindfulness, physical therapy, acupressure, nutrition, and health psychology, this weekend will radically expand your ability to manage chronic pain. Whether you or a family member suffers from chronic pain or you’d like to expand your skill set in helping these individuals, this weekend promises to be an endeavor into self-care that is well worth your time.

By attending this weekend training, you will:

  • Understand what pain is and how the central nervous system responds to chronic pain
  • Experience 3 practices designed to desensitize the central nervous system through asana, pranayama, and meditation techniques
  • Get comfortable with techniques for making yoga practices more accessible to those with chronic pain
  • Learn to use language, sequencing, and assists for an effective yoga practice for people with chronic pain.
  • Learn simple acupressure and self-massage techniques to address pain
  • Understand how a variety of lifestyle habits can influence the pain experience

Required Reading (click on book title to purchase): 
How to Live Well with Chronic Pain and Illness: A Mindful Guide by Toni Bernhard

Yoga for Pain Relief: Simple Practices to Calm Your Mind and Heal Your Chronic Painby Kelly McGonigal

Recommended Reading (click on book title to purchase):
The Yoga Handbook by Stephanie Keach

More Info: Yoga for Chronic Pain & 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