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Do you have your 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training certification and want to take your teaching (or learning) journey to the next level? Have you been considering a 300/500 hour YTT program in order to get your RYT-500 status?

Join Waynesville Yoga Center for an accessible and unique 300/500 hour YTT program!


Some training programs are so packed, you feel like you’re lost in the crowd. Our yoga teacher training programs are only open to a limited number of participants, so you’re always part of an intimate, supportive group.

This can not only make you more successful, logistically, in the program – it also helps you gain safe, supportive access to the deeper and more vulnerable aspects of advanced Yoga studies.


Our 300 hour program offers some unique modules not found in other trainings, such as Trauma Knowledge in Yoga – or Yoga for Hand & Wrist Issues.

We believe that taking our practice off the mat is a vital function of living the 8 limbs and are excited to offer some “outside the box” modules for your Yoga education.


Learn at your own pace, on your schedule!


Why fight the traffic, intensity, and crazy parking of the city when you can complete your training at our gorgeous, retreat-like location?!

Waynesville Yoga is located in a beautiful historic building, just off Main Street: you get the convenience of being downtown but the quiet feeling of private space. Enjoy our beautiful wrap-around porch when it’s warm – or relax in front of our library fireplace when it’s cool.


While we of course teach the history of Yoga – according to Yoga Alliance standards – we don’t espouse any particular religion or belief system. While Yoga acknowledges the unseen presence of spirit or soul – and seeks to reconnect body with that soul – we don’t adhere to any particular dogma. We’ve had folks of many faiths tell us they appreciate this adherence to acceptance vs. a particular dogma.


We realize that many of you work and have lots of things to juggle, so all of our modules are held on the weekends with a hybrid program.

You will have access to the modules online to review at your own pace, and then we met in person Saturdays 12-5 and Sundays 9-11:30am.

Of the modules offered, 14 are required – and you must complete 18 total – giving you 7 options for the other 4 elective modules. Here is what is coming up:

September 8-10: Yoga Sutras with Candra

October 13-15:  Yoga to Facilitate Rest & Yoga Nidra with Lisa

November 10-12The Psoas and SI Joint and How They Affect Yoga* (VIRTUAL OPTION) with Jay

December 9-10: Modern Yoga Inclusion

January 6-7: Proper Ethical Boundaries with Lisa Manning

February 3-4: Ayurvedic Principles with Candra Smith

March 8-9: Alignments, Adjustments and Assists with Jay MacDonald

April 13-14: Pranayama with Candra Smith

May 11-12: Meditation with Lynda Saffel

June 8-9: Yamas and Niyamas with Lisa Manning

Review online materials before 300 hour weekend with in-person training at the following times:

Saturdays 12-5pm

Sundays 9-11:30am

Anyone is welcome to take modules a la carte, without enrolling in the 300/500 YTT program. Gain knowledge, deepen your practice, and attend only what interests you! Register for any of the modules on our class calendar, without the application or administrative fees.

IN ORDER TO ENROLL in the 300 hour program, trainees:
:: must have their RYT-200
:: must have been practicing yoga for at least 2 years
:: must document at least 100 hours of teaching yoga before receiving their 300 hour certificate

// the max teacher to student to ratio is 1:20
// you have 2 years to complete the full training program
// each module costs $250
// Of the modules offered, 14 are required – and you must complete 18 total – giving you 7 options for the other 4 elective modules
// a non-refundable application fee of $125 secures your spot in the program: click here to claim yours
// there is a $50 administrative fee at the completion of the program

To confirm your participation in the program (and/or check your status), click here.

Change Fee: We know that life happens, so if plans change after the registration deadline, you won’t have to forfeit the entire workshop purchase amount. Instead, there will be a change fee of $75 and the amount you paid for registration can be used toward another immersion workshop.

For more information and/or program details, contact us: // 828.246.6570

(For details about our 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training program, contact us – or click here…)