Your Yoga Blog

Stay up-to-date on the latest from Asheville Yoga Center with our blog! Meet our teachers and hear them share more about their lives and yoga practice. Read tips on how to integrate yoga more deeply into your life off the mat. Learn more about inspirational teacher training programs, and discover new ways to deepen your practice!

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Teacher Feature: Michael Johnson

My initial experience with Yoga was a class with Jonny Kest back in 1999 in Royal Oak, MI. It was a Vipassanā meditation combined with what is now called Yin Yoga. We held each posture for about 3-5 minutes while focusing on the breath until we chose to rest. It helped me focus my attention and develop impulse control in a way that inspired me immensely. I went on to sit three 10-day Vipassanā retreats, traveled to India and completed many Yoga teacher trainings to teach it full time for the last 20 years. 

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Teacher Feature: Michael Johnson

My initial experience with Yoga was a class with Jonny Kest back in 1999 in Royal Oak, MI. It was a Vipassanā meditation combined with what is now called Yin Yoga. We held each posture for about 3-5 minutes while focusing on the breath until we chose to rest. It helped me focus my attention and develop impulse control in a way that inspired me immensely. I went on to sit three 10-day Vipassanā retreats, traveled to India and completed many Yoga teacher trainings to teach it full time for the last 20 years. 

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Eco-friendly Yoga Mats & Props

Maintaining a Sustainable Yoga Practice Plastic. Trash. Single use items. Carbon emission. These are all items that quickly come to mind when you think of types of pollution that we are battling every day. But as a yogi, have you ever considered how your practice impacts our environment? The most

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Meditation with Maeve

[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” av_uid=’av-kiqnisof’ custom_class=” admin_preview_bg=”] Nadi Shodhona Meditation Led by Maeve Hendrix [/av_textblock] [av_video src=’https://vimeo.com/490497339′ mobile_image=’https://youryoga.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/3N6A4040-1030×687.jpg’ attachment=’10377′ attachment_size=’large’ format=’16-9′ width=’16’ height=’9′ conditional_play=” av_uid=’av-kiqn26dr’ custom_class=”] [av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” av_uid=’av-kiqnh6e5′ custom_class=” admin_preview_bg=”] Meditation accounts for four of the eight limbs of yoga, and

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Asheville Yoga Center Makes Bold Plans for the Future

Beloved AYC Students and Community, We want to start this letter by expressing our immense gratitude to you, our loyal clients and supportive yoga community.  This year has brought all kinds of change and uncertainty into all of our lives, and we continue to remain in awe of your support

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Don’t Forget to Nurture Your Personal Practice

Self-Care Tips for Yoga Teachers Despite the therapeutic nature of yoga, being an instructor does not come without its challenges. With hours spent teaching multiple yoga classes at different yoga studios and events – in addition to taking time to prepare for workshops – it can be challenging to make

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Awaken Your Body for Spring

Feel Rejuvenated with Your Practice The sun stretches out, clearing away winter shadows, blooms of kaleidoscopic color emerge from the earth and the world feels rejuvenated. We have all been patiently waiting for spring, and it is finally in the air! This new season is the perfect opportunity to awaken

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“Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable.”

– Mary Oliver

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