Want to start learning yoga from home with one of the instructors from our studio at your own pace? Or want to learn how to manage back pain? For today only we’re offering 30% off our virtual Yoga Basics + Yoga for Back Care Programs! You can purchase now – and start later!

Click here to head to our Virtual School and enter the code CYBERMONDAY at checkout!

Covid Policy Update

Due to the ever-changing climate of Covid cases,

We have outlined a more structured policy surrounding masks, social distancing, etc. for Waynesville Yoga Center. We will continue to adhere to the ordinances of the state as well as recommendations from local and national authorities. Our studio policies are below and are dependent on the number of Covid cases in Haywood County as well as the risk associated with spreading Covid. We will be referring to this website to determine which zone we are in on a regular basis.

  • Red zone: masks required for staff and clients inside, class sizes limited, classes outside when possible, social distancing recommended.
  • Orange zone: masks required for staff inside, masks optional for clients, classes outside when possible, social distancing recommended
  • Yellow zone: masks optional for everyone, classes inside or outside
  • Green zone: no restrictions
Anytime a class is held outdoors, masks will be optional. Mask requirements are only applicable to staff or clients when inside the studio.
Below are a few additional safety protocols we have in place in an effort to protect our students and teachers.
  1. We are asking that students be diligent about wiping down any borrowed mats or props from the studio. For the time being, we will be limiting the use of props that cannot be cleaned (e.g., straps and blankets). If you can, please bring yours from home!
  2. We will continue to offer our classes outside, weather permitting. As the weather becomes colder, we may begin moving some classes indoors. Additionally, we will try to move transactions and class check-in outside.
  3. Please stay home if you have any symptoms related to COVID or have been exposed to COVID.
We appreciate this community and its flexibility to adapt to the present circumstances. We will continue to monitor cases, press releases from the Governor, and take it day-by-day in order to best serve you.

Thank you!

On-Demand Wellness Programs

We’re excited to share our virtual program platform via Teachable with you, where you can access our programs when the time is right for YOU! Our courses are thoughtful collaborations created with our students in mind. We hope you find the perfect program to support you on your journey to a balanced mind, body + spirit!

Stay tuned as we add more of our 2020 programs + brand new content!

Members Video Library

If you’re a monthly unlimited member, keep an eye out for a separate email with a password to unlock unlimited content: classes, mini samples, meditations and more…

We’re also offering a Video Library Membership for $45 or $180 for six months, click here to purchase. 

Free Video Library

We’ve added a free videos page to the website: click here to check it out!

 Nahma’StayReal Podcast

Check out Jay’s new podcast, Nahma’StayReal: Yoga On + Off the Mat! Follow along on Facebook or Instagram and we’ll be sharing them in our newsletter  (click here to sign up if you don’t already receive it).

Click here to listen to the latest episode where Sara and Jay discuss the importance of a yogic approach to food prep, nutrition and how we consume our food. Don’t miss this yummy discussion on mindful eating and intentional gratitude for each bite and every meal!

Have Something to Share?

We’d love to hear how your yoga & mindfulness practice is serving you during this intense and scary time. Send us your videos, shout outs, funny memes, or feedback: hello@waynesvilleyogacenter.com 

Thank you again for your support! We hope to help you get through this crisis – and see you after it is over. Hang in there, one breath at a time.

Team WYC

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Waynesville Yoga Center now offers both 200 and 300 hour yoga teacher training programs! We’re thrilled – and honored – to provide educational options for a wide spectrum of yoga students, including those pursuing advanced studies. Click here for details.

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Gift Certificates

Gift Certificates

Makes a great gift, for the holiday season and beyond! Fufill your gift list – or wish list – at Waynesville Yoga: class packages, massage + bodywork, WYC merch, our apothecary goodies, or a gift certificate for your loved one to spend as they choose. Click here for prices and details.

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Flow + Ground

Flow + Ground

Waynesville Yoga Center is thrilled and honored to present our own unique, branded form of Yoga: Flow + Ground! Developed by lead instructor Jay MacDonald, in coordination with our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, this signature style incorporates the best of both stability and fluidity. Click here for details.

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  • “Jay takes time to answer questions, to give help when needed in performing movements and is a gentle, calm person which helps my yoga experience.”

    – Anita S.

  • “My experience during my YTT at WYC has not only increased my confidence on the mat but has opened up endless possibilities and opportunities for a courageous, confident, and grateful life off the mat. “

    – Teresa F.

  • “What has set the program apart for me, as well, is the approach to teaching that encourages us not to focus on a “perfect” pose, but rather perfecting a pose within our bodies and the bodies of our students. This means everyone’s expression of a pose will be slightly different, and there is such beauty in that. It runs counter to so much that we are taught elsewhere in life.”

    – Kristen, B

  • “One of the things I have loved about the program is that we are not just learning how to teach certain poses; I have been learning things I didn’t even know I could learn about yoga in general, including about the subtle energies, how they tie to both anatomy and the philosophy of yoga.”

    – 2019 YTT Student

  • “Jay met me prior to class to help me polish my yoga teaching skills. I really appreciate her willingness to meet and teach me to make me a better instructor.”

    – Brooke H.

  • “Since I started taking classes at Waynesville Yoga Center, I can now go down the stairs ‘normally’, instead of one foot at a time. I’m really pleased with how these classes are helping me.”

    – Carol L.

  • “After my first private session with Amber my body felt so good! Because of her guidance and personal assisting I highly recommend working with her.”

    – Barbara B.

  • I signed up for YTT thinking I had time to myself to focus on me, but the world has other plans. It’s still the best decision I’ve made, and I am so grateful that what I have learned has come to me at a time that I can apply it to so much real world trauma. This YTT has been a saving grace!

    – Kim T.

  • “Amber is an incredibly gifted instructor, particularly when it comes to yoga. She is calming, thorough, and provides that extra-added touch of essential oils, gentle adjustments, and themed practices. I love that Amber’s yoga classes are dynamic and she’s taught moves in her classes that I’ve never done in 15 years of practicing yoga. She’s a breath of fresh air in the yoga scene. I highly recommend her!”

    – Christine G.

  • “WYC YTT has given me such tremendous depth in my practice of yoga on and off the mat. I’ve loved seeing my evolution this year as I learned all the ways I can add yoga to my home and work life. I started just expecting to build a stronger personal practice, but now I am so excited to see where this will all take me in the years to come.”

    – 2019 YTT Student

  • “Amber, you’re an incredible teacher! You are a natural at creating flows that challenge and inspire your students.”

    – Michelle G.C.

  • “YTT provided me with the tools and knowledge to deepen my own yoga practice and help others with theirs. This program challenged me in unforeseen ways and I am so thankful to have experienced this journey with such incredible teachers and fellow students. It was truly a life-changing experience.”

    – Hayley P.

  • “That special moment when your body, mind and spirit blend into a yummy synchronized yogic OHMMMMMMM……..yeah, YTT has given me like a hundred of those so far! You guys are awesome!”

    – 2019 YTT Student

  • “Thank you all so much for offering this. It has truly been a gift in my life and I am very grateful to be part of this class!”

    – Kristen, B

  • “Jay is a wonderful yoga instructor; has great variety in classes; is always dependable (there and on time); is kind and understanding; and always available to answer questions and give additional instruction if necessary. She is calm and classes are enjoyable no matter the challenge.”

    – Myndie S.

  • “With all of my health issues, I never would have believed I could ever learn to teach yoga. WYC’s Real Yoga for Real Bodies built my confidence as a leader, reminding me that my journey is my strength, and I will actually be a better teacher because of the challenges I’ve experienced. Thank you so much for creating a program that encouraged us to bring the beauty and the beast through this incredible transformation.”

    – CJH

  • “I waited years looking for the right yoga teacher training program and WYC was definitely the reason why. I’m absolutely convinced I could not have found a program that was more creative, inclusive, or supportive. I would definitely attribute that to the meticulous design of the curriculum and incredibly talented teachers you brought in to lead so many cool facets of the course. You drew in some of the most amazing students with all this awesomeness and I’ve been so thrilled to learn alongside them this year so thank you, thank you, thank you for every last delicious bit of it.”

    – CJH

  • “Jay is an always-patient, highly skilled teacher who makes everyone feel welcome and able to participate. Her class is always a joy and rewarding.”

    – Barbara S.

  • “I haven’t felt this good since I got my puppy, ten years ago!…”

    – Steve S.

  • “I woke up one morning and realized I was 60 years old, that I could live well into my 80s and that I had to do something to improve my strength and stamina if I wanted a good quality of life. I was caring for small grandchildren periodically, and it exhausted me.

    As soon as I saw Waynesville Yoga Center was opening, I came. I am so thankful to Jay for a place where I feel safe, not self-conscious, and where I can attend classes that benefit me without feeling in competition with anyone else. Restorative and Yin have improved my flexibility and meditation skills; Beginner Flow, Flow Level 1 and Gentle Chair Yoga have increased my strength and balance and also challenged me, as has Barre and Balance!

    I feel better than I ever have – physically, emotionally, and spiritually. I have met so many new friends. All of the instructors I have had are wonderful and willing to share of themselves. Thank you, Jay, your endeavor is making a tremendous difference in so many lives!”

    – Terri M.

  • “When I first began practicing yoga, it seemed like the more I learned, the more I wanted to know. I bought a few books but still didn’t feel like a real student of the practice of yoga. When the 200 hour YTT was offered, I saw it as the perfect chance to really expand my knowledge. I have come to realize that with this deep dive into the practice of yoga, I have a strong knowledge bank that will allow me to continue to expand my knowledge of yoga for years to come.”

    – Jann F.

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