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)

Libby Hinsley

Libby Hinsley

Libby Hinsley, PT, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, is a Licensed Physical Therapist in NC and Certified Yoga Therapist through the International Association of Yoga Therapists. She has been teaching yoga in Asheville for over 10 years. In 2008 she was fortunate to study at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram in Chennai, India in the tradition of Krishnamacharya and Desikachar. Since that time, she has focused her study on therapeutic yoga in the viniyoga tradition. Her teaching style is down to earth and invites the practitioner to deeply investigate breath and movement in order to achieve a greater understanding of the body and the self and create habits that support well being. She teaches components of the Asheville Yoga Center’s 200 Hour Teacher Training programs, and is the Director and Lead Instructor of our 300 Hour Therapeutically Oriented Teacher Training Program. In addition to teaching yoga, she is co-owner of Asheville Holistic Physical Therapy, where she integrates Yoga Therapy with Myofascial Release and other manual therapy techniques to address a wide variety of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular complaints including back pain, chronic pain, and pelvic floor dysfunction.

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