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)

James Fox

James Fox

James Fox M.A. is the founder and director of the Prison Yoga Project (PYP), an organization dedicated to establishing yoga and mindfulness programs in prisons and rehabilitation centers worldwide. Since 2002, he has been teaching yoga and meditation to prisoners at San Quentin Prison other California State prisons, and guest teaching at prisons throughout the U.S. He has developed a special program for incarcerated military veterans using innovative approaches to adapting yoga for P.T.S.D. and to address mental health issues related to their active duty. His book, Yoga A Path for Healing and Recovery, published in January 2010, has been requested by and sent to over 17,000 prisoners free of charge. He teaches courses at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, has served as an advisor to the National Institute of Health sponsored Chicago Urban Mindfulness Program, and in 2015 received a Yoga Journal Karma Yoga Award.

More info on James here

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