What You’ll Find in the AYC Boutique

Your loved one LOVES yoga. We mean the kind of love where they’re in class four or five days a week, eager and ready to go. They always keep a yoga mat in the trunk of their car, and leggings are a permanent staple item in their wardrobe. Does this sound familiar?

It’s that time of year again when you’re ready to start holiday shopping. You want to buy your loved one something they’ll enjoy, but you’re just not sure how to shop for them!

For many, figuring out the perfect gift can be rather stressful. Say goodbye to hours spent wracking your brain and making lists of possible gift ideas, because AYC has this helpful gift guide to the Boutique. We’ve made your holiday shopping easy this year! In the Boutique, we offer an assortment of products ranging from locally made jewelry to yoga props and accessories to clothing items, all of which will help your yogi elevate their practice. These gift ideas are wonderful for those just beginning their yoga journey and for the more seasoned yogis. 

Malas Beads

Malas have been used for centuries in meditation practices, but many people wear them around their neck or wrist for everyday use. They are a sacred string of 108 beads used to recite a mantra. The beads are made of different types of crystal, wood and stone to activate their own unique characteristics in your energy system. They are beautiful and look good with anything!

Zafu Meditation Cushion

Enhance your daily meditation with a new cushion! A meditation cushion is useful for enhancing a meditation or pranayama practice by aiding the spine in proper alignment and comfort. Each print has its own unique pattern to bring a little personality to your practice. The variety of bright colors serve as inspiration to compliment your yogi’s home practice.

Hydro Flask

These beautifully crafted, double wall vacuum insulated flasks keep your yogi’s cold drinks colder and their hot drinks hotter! Easily take your drink of choice with you on the go. This is the perfect gift that can be used during any season of the year. Branded with the Asheville Yoga Center’s iconic logo, we have various styles, sizes and colors available.

Yoga Mat

Is your loved one still using the same mat from years ago? If so, it’s probably looking a bit worn out. Yoga mats are essential for any yoga practice. Get your yogi excited and smiling with a brand new mat this holiday season! We have both the Jade Mat and Manduka Mat available for purchase. These mats come in an assortment of colors, are eco-friendly and have a great grip. Easily roll them up and take them wherever you prefer to practice. For every Jade mat purchased, the company will also plant a tree which perfectly aligns with yogis who hold sustainability high among their values.

Locally Made Goods

In Asheville, we love to support our community and local artisans. The Boutique has a wide range of locally made goods from talented artists and businesses.

Jewelry: You will find beautifully hand-crafted earrings made by our instructor, Maeve Hendrix. Shop a variety of necklaces, bracelets and earrings from Soulku. Each piece has a specific gemstone chosen to encourage that element and characteristic in each customer’s life. Explore the wide variety of wrist malas and full malas made by local brand, Japa Mala.

Apparel: Leggings, scarves and umbrellas with beautiful scenes of Asheville made by local photographer, Wendy Newman.


Who doesn’t love a new pair of leggings?! They’re the perfect clothing item to stay warm and fashionable throughout the winter months. They are fun, comfortable and can be worn to yoga or even to Sunday brunch. You’ll find a variety of styles from bright fun patterns to more neutral colors. There is plenty to choose from to accommodate all shapes and sizes.

AYC Shirts and Tanks

AYC branded tank tops and t-shirts are available in an assortment of colors. These shirts are lightweight and extremely comfortable. Throw them on with leggings or jeans to complete your outfit. However you choose to wear them, these clothing items will make a great addition to your yoga wardrobe.

Long-sleeved Merchandise

With brisk mornings and colder days, it’s important to stay warm! The winter season is a tough time to brace the elements, and in Asheville, the weather can be unpredictable.  Our variety of long-sleeved shirts and sweaters are stylish, comfortable and will help guard you against the chill of winter. So whether you’re coming in for class, or just running errands around town, rest assured that you’ll be warm and ready to go!

Studio Specials

Nothing is better than yoga class! Give your loved one more! Here are some options for you:

Intro Special: This is the perfect gift for someone just starting their yoga journey. This special allows your loved one to enjoy six classes of their choice for just $36.

Class Pack: Purchase our 10-class pack for only $149.

Annual Membership: Treat your loved one to the ultimate yoga gift, an annual membership! For only $1299, receive unlimited classes for a year, 10% off of Boutique merchandise and 10% off workshops and 200-Hour Teacher Trainings, a savings of more than $100.

We hope this list has given you some new gift ideas and a little taste of the goodies our Boutique and Studio have to offer. Make your holiday shopping easier by visiting AYC!