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)

The Art of Teaching Yoga 5-Day Intensive

The Art of Teaching Yoga 5-Day Intensive
Joe Taft
Asheville Yoga Center
January 14, 2019
12:00 am - 12:00 am

January 14 - 18, 2019
300-hour YA credit
All Levels Welcome  

Save $100 if you sign up December 3, 2018
$550 with Early Bird Discount!
($650 after December 3, 2018)

$250 Deposit will hold Early Bird discount, or pay in full. Balance due one week before start.

Monday - Thursday 8:00am- 12:00pm | 1:30pm – 5:00pm
Friday 8:00am- 12:00pm

In this training we will learn and refine our teaching language, sequencing, and imagination to improve our classes.

This 5-day workshop will show you how to align your core beliefs with your teaching, giving you the confidence and persistence to plan inspiring yoga classes with your own unique themes. We are often afraid to take ourselves out of our comfort zones and embrace challenges. However, the key to a successful yoga class is learning how to convey inspiring themes that not only uplift the students, but that also allow the teacher to continue to grow. This understanding of how our belief in the outcome of our success directly affects our performance is what educators, teachers, and neurologists are now calling growth mindset.

You will learn how to achieve a growth mindset and apply these principles to your own lives inside and outside the classroom. You will learn many techniques to improve your teaching, such as how verbal cueing directly connects to the overarching theme and the breath. We will explore the power of setting an intention or goal for your own practice, in your classes and in your life. You will leave this training with many examples of how to create a theme-based yoga class, but also with the tools to approach every aspect of your life with a growth mindset.

Curriculum Objectives:
Study your own yoga practice and habitual behavior.

Empower yourself so that you can empower your students.

Explore what is truly important as a yoga teacher to you.

Learn the power of simply setting up a classroom.

Transference and counter transference.

Discover how to keep your teaching simple.

Learn the “So What Mantra” — the mantra of the teacher.

Explore natural breath vs. breath exercises and when is it appropriate to teach which style.

Teach clearly and specifically with confidence and compassion.

Deepen understanding of sequencing and how to do a successful demonstration for students.

Take your language and verbal cues as a teacher to a new level, so you are clearer and more effective in becoming a safer yoga teacher.

Learn safe alignment and adjustments for all body types.

Theme development: learn to bring a theme into your classes in a powerful down-to-earth way.

Sharpen your understanding of teaching meditation in a classroom environment.

Question and answer sessions. 

Required Reading (click on book title to purchase): (please bring to class)

Theme Weaver by Michelle Berman Marchildon

Recommended Reading (click on book title to purchase):

Splendor of Recognition by Swami Shantananda (introduction and first chapter if not more)

Exquisite Love by Dr William K Mahony

The Yoga Handbook by Stephanie Keach

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More Info: The Art of Teaching Yoga 5-Day Intensive & 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