The best teachers teach from the heart.

Wherever you stand in your path, our in-depth trainings are crafted to empower you in your journey.

The best teachers teach from the heart.

Wherever you stand in your path, our in-depth trainings are crafted to empower you in your journey.

Deepen your yoga practice, presence, and appreciation for life

Empower your voice, sense of self-worth, and creativity

Learn to teach vivid, impactful yoga classes with skill & imagination in your own sincere way

Connect, thrive, and be uplifted by a community of fellow seekers

Discover Your Teaching Path

For over 25 years Asheville Yoga Center has been a beloved home for high quality, inspirational yoga teacher training in the southeast and beyond. Many curious yoga practitioners have followed their hearts to AYC to immerse more fully in our 200 hour Teacher Training Immersions; and to keep their inner flames lit and skill sets evolving in our specialized 300 Hour Immersions and Modules. Our new director Seán Johnson has also integrated the best elements of his Soul School teacher training into AYC’s time-tested methodology to create one-of-a-kind, inspirational, heart-centered yoga training programs. Wherever you are in your yoga exploration and teaching journey, we offer inspiring, rich, and resourceful paths for you.

200 Hr Teacher Training

Journey Deeper Into The Art & Craft of Practicing & Teaching Yoga From The Heart

Stoke your passion and embark on a transformative journey into the inspirational realms of yoga with our renowned AYC signature 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program. This immersive experience is designed for dedicated students eager to deepen their connection to yoga, and who wish to learn the art and craft of teaching yoga from the heart. We’ll delve into asana, pranayama, meditation, mantra, music, storytelling, philosophy, poetry, ritual and other soulful practices that will become lifelong companions to nurture your physical, mental, and spiritual health, and empower you to guide and inspire others.

300 Hr Teacher Training

Continue Evolving + Keep Your Heart Fire Kindled

Continue to follow your heart, and thirst to evolve as a yoga practitioner and teacher. Our 300 hour program is designed for graduates of AYC and any other 200 hour program who wish to dive deeper and grow within more specialized areas of yoga and teaching craft study. Choose from weeklong 50 hour immersions focused on one particular topic area as well as inspirational electives to shape your graduate education.

Upcoming immersions for 2024-2025 include: Roots of Yoga Immersion: Rekindling The Flame Teacher Tune Up; The Craft Of Teaching Yoga To Beginners; Restorative & Yin Yoga Immersion; The Business Of Yoga; and more. These programs are guided by a curated team of expert instructors who are passionate about their specialties.

Why choose AYC for your yoga teacher training journey?


Whether you are a local, or a visitor— Asheville is a beloved haven for spirituality, wellness, healthy living, conscious culture, art and crafts, farm to table food, and living a heart-centered life. We are so grateful to be a part of this amazing community and can’t think of a better and more supportive place to take your teacher training journey!

Depth, Experience & History

Our roots run deep. For over 25 years we have offered yoga teacher training programs, one of the first studios in the country to do so. We have decades of experience supporting students as well as seasoned teachers on the teacher training journey. We are proud that our teacher training programs have helped seed and grow yoga communities across the southeast and beyond— with graduates teaching in venues around the country and founding their own yoga studios and communities.

Teacher’s Teachers

Our Teacher Training faculty are passionate and inspiring yoga educators, who have dedicated their lives to yoga. They are expert “teacher’s teachers” who are deeply supportive and caring of students in our trainings. Each of our lead teachers genuinely feels that training teachers lights up their heart and gives their life greater purpose and meaning.


Our studio and training is rooted in a heart-centered approach to yoga practice and teaching. Teachers and staff are warm, friendly, positive, and loving. AYC teachers awaken gratitude, passion for life, and a life-affirming ethos.


Our trainings embrace practicing and teaching yoga as a craft and an art – encouraging freedom for creative expression, and the integration of art, music, dance, poetry, storytelling, and vivid imagery into the practice.

AYC’s Shared Campus With The Ayurvedic Institute

It’s a joy to be a part of a shared campus and wellness family that includes The Ayurvedic Institute, the premier school of Ayurveda in the West, led by Dr. Vasant Lad. Plus our other brother and sister venues The Ayurprana Listening Room, a music venue dedicated to uplifting global, sacred, and folk music in West Asheville, and the beautiful SoHum Retreat center.

What Our Students Are Saying

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If you have questions about yoga teacher training, our Yoga Training Ambassador, Julia is here to help!

“What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.”

—Ralph Waldo Emerson

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