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)

Janelle Railey, MA, LPC, RYT

Janelle Railey, MA, LPC, RYT

Janelle Railey MA, LPC, RYT is a licensed psychotherapist, meditation instructor, experienced yoga teacher and trauma researcher. Her work is primarily concerned with developing trust in the human experience through a self-sensing awareness of the present moment. Through her personal and professional work she has come to know that such awareness sets the stage for a direct and fresh experience with life – the prerequisites for transforming suffering into understanding.

Janelle has a deep reverence for the limitless potential of the human spirit- which she witnesses first hand in her work with others. She has deep gratitude for the privilege of studying with master teachers in many wisdom lineages. Her training and education have been a twenty-year endeavor including Contemplative Psychotherapy, advanced yoga teacher trainings, Buddhist meditation and philosophy, Authentic Movement, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, neuroscience and perinatal psychology. Her approach to trauma integrates her clinical experience with the dynamic, creative nature of human beings.

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