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, efficient, and fun 300/500 hour YTT program!

// INTIMATE GROUP > some training programs are so packed, you feel like you’re lost in the crowd (and this can feel even worse when they’re conducted via Zoom!). 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.

// UNIQUE MODULES > 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.

// 2 YEARS TO COMPLETE THE PROGRAM > learn at your own pace, on your schedule!

// BEAUTIFUL LOCATION > 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.

// NO DOGMA > 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.

// AFFORDABLE > our 300 hour program is more affordable than any other comparable training we’ve found in the Southeast. As of November 2021 we have cut our prices even further to make it more accessible!

// REALISTIC SCHEDULE > we realize that many of you work during the week, so all of our modules are held on the weekends: Friday evenings, all day Saturdays and half-day Sundays. This is not only more realistic & convenient for a typical work schedule, it also means you’ll have at least some of your weekend left!


Of the modules offered, 14 are required – and you must complete 18 total – giving you 7 options for the other 4 elective modules:

1. Alignment, Adjustments, and Assists for the Modern Yoga Class* > January 13, 2023
2. Chakras > coming soon in 2024
3. Creative Use of Props: Chair, Wheel, Bolsters, Blocks, Therapy Balls – and more!* > coming soon in 2024
4. How Yoga Can Improve the Health, Flexibility, and Mobility of Our Connective Tissue* > coming soon in 2024
5. Meditation* > coming soon in 2024
6. Modern Yoga Inclusion: Race, Gender, Size, Ability, and More in the #MeToo Era* > coming soon in 2024
7. Pranayama, Mudras, and Bandhas* > coming soon in 2024
8. Proper Ethical Boundaries in Yoga* > December 9, 2022
9. Restorative Yoga > coming soon in 2024
10. Sequencing Magic* > October 7, 2022
11. Sutras > June 23, 2023 
12. The Ayurvedic Principles in Relation to Yoga > October 13, 2023
13. The Psoas & SI Joint and How They Affect Yoga* > November 10, 2023
14. Yamas and Niyamas > September 8, 2023
15. Yoga for Aging Gracefully* > November 11, 2022
16. Yoga for Better Posture: Back – Shoulders – Neck – Head* > March 10, 2023
17. Yoga to Facilitate Rest & Yoga Nidra > April 14, 2023
18. Yoga for Hormone Health > August 11, 2023
19. Yoga for Hypermobility* > May 12, 2023
20. Yoga for Joint Health* > July 14, 2023
21. Yoga for Special Considerations* > February 24, 2023
*required modules


Fridays: 6 – 9 PM
Saturdays: 9 AM – 6 PM (with a one hour lunch break)
Sundays: 9 AM – 1 PM


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
// the program begins in 2022; see below for upcoming module dates
// 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: ytt@waynesvilleyogacenter.com // 828.246.6570

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

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5:30 pm Juice + Jams with Jake @ Waynesville Yoga Center
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Stretch, Flow + Sip with Jake Join Jake for this fun BYOB Friday evening event which will have you moving to a theme playlist or  band. Expect head-bobbing in addition to your asanas. September 9:[...]
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Stretch, Flow + Sip with Jake Join Jake for this fun BYOB Friday evening event which will have you moving to a theme playlist or  band. Expect head-bobbing in addition to your asanas. September 9:[...]
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Wheels of Life: Deep Dive Into t... @ Waynesville Yoga Center
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Each chakra has its own tone, feel, essence. None of them is any more valuable than the others; yet, when each chakra is strong and clear, they harmonize together in a beautiful system of balance.[...]
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Yoga & Myth: Going Deeper @ Waynesville Yoga Center
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6:00 pm Yoga for Aging Gracefully (Immer... @ Waynesville Yoga Center
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5:30 pm Juice + Jams with Jake @ Waynesville Yoga Center
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  • “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.

  • “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.

  • “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.

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

    – Steve S.

  • “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.

  • “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

  • “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

  • “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.

  • “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

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

    – Michelle G.C.

  • “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

  • “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.

  • “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

  • 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.

  • “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 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.

  • “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 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.

  • “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.

  • “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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