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)
Banyan dreams of living in a world where people laugh more. A facilitator of equal parts sincerity and silliness, Banyan creates a safe environment where all forms of experience, from vulnerability to dynamism, are safe to be fully felt. His teaching style is free from dogma, and full of opportunity for self-discovery. He intends to open every door, without ever telling a student which door to go through. Banyan dances daringly along the edges of many yoga traditions and lineages, inviting students to question every rule and experience the depth of the teachings for themselves.
As a past semi-pro athlete, Banyan’s fascination with all things movement-related led him to in-depth studies of martial arts, firedance, circus clowning, ballet, motorcycle racing, human dissection, philosophy, mystical poetry, (but wait, there’s more!) and finally meditation: the ultimate movement of stillness.
Banyan synthesizes these diverse interests into a lesson for all of us — that happiness and awakening are ours for the taking. He offers a balance of playfulness and tradition, innovative modern practice and ancient knowledge. As his student, you may find yourself realizing that everything is possible with consistency, dedication and focus, and that everything is worthwhile when it is punctuated with laughter.
A certified E-RYT 500, Banyan spreads his love of life throughout the world in three to five Yoga Alliance-certified trainings a year at the 200 and 300 hour level, as well as assorted trainings and workshops.
300 Hour Advanced Studies Teacher Training Modules
Choose 11 modules in total from these four categories:
- Pick at least one 3-day course
- Pick at least one 4-day course
- Pick at least one 5-day Intensive
- Pick the remaining eight courses from any of the four categories (weekend, 3-day, 4-day, or 5-day*)
*You must complete 11 separate modules for graduation. Most modules offered multiple times per year.