300 / 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Updates

We’ve made some changes to our 300 / 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training program:

Lower Price

We have updated the price to $250 per module.
>> this is a discount of $45 for every module!
>> if you pay as you go, this equals a $810 price cut for the full program

We are offering an additional discount if you pay in full upfront.*
>> $4,050 for the program upfront
>> this is an additional $450 discount!

* If you’ve already paid for modules and want to change to paying in full, email us and we will update your record.

Total Time Update

We are changing to a 2 year program.** Every module will be offered once every two years. If you need to miss a few modules due to scheduling challenges, that’s no problem: we make room for that in the program structure.

You have the option to make up 3 missed modules. This new structure is meant to promote accountability & your success in the program.

** if you’ve already taken a module, it still counts!

Virtual Options

We recognize that we are still living in the era of COVID, which can further complicate things when choosing to commit to a program of this nature. That is why we are giving you the option to take up to 3 modules virtually:

March 4 – 6: Pranayama, Mudras, and Bandhas with Candra
November 11 – 13: Yoga for Aging Gracefully with Jay
December 9 – 11: Proper Ethical Boundaries in Yoga with Jay

See a module you would like to take virtually? Let us know here!

Why are we making these changes?

1. The shorter time frame encourages accountability and commitment to the program. Doing research on other programs, we found that a 1- to 2-year timeframe is pretty standard.
2. The significant reduction in price makes this an even better value, especially compared to other programs.
3. The structure is closer to a 200 RYT program, which makes more sense in terms of content retention and absorption.
4. Our teacher-to-student ratio allows for more interaction and communication with both the instructors and fellow students.

More Information & Details

Yoga Alliance, which is the governing body for Yoga teaching qualifications in the US, has strict standards for all Yoga Teaching Training programs. 300 / 500 hour programs require a significant amount of supervision and contact from lead teachers, so there is consistency in terms of content and lecture. We are remaining compliant with these standards and guidelines as they change over time.

Stay tuned for 2022 module dates. You don’t have to enroll in the program in order to take advantage of these modules and price changes: take any modules you like a la carte, at any time that works for your schedule.

Click here for the program overview, and email us with any questions you might have: hello@waynesvilleyogacenter.com 


We’ve Got You Covered… 
Whether you want to experience a weekend immersion retreat for self-care/self-study – or whether you’re looking to pursue your 300-hour RYT.

At Waynesville Yoga Center, we offer weekend-long immersions into the current teachings and themes in Yoga. These workshops are relatable, affordable, and fun! After two years of a pandemic, if you’re looking for a sign to reignite your love and study of yoga, THIS IS IT! Schedule and details below!

2022 Schedule
March 4-6: Pranayama, Mudras, and Bandhas* (VIRTUAL OPTION) with Candra
April 8-10: Yamas and Niyamas with Leigh-Ann
May 13-15: How Yoga Can Improve the Health, Flexibility, and Mobility of Our Connective Tissue* with Jay and Tara
June 3-5: Creative Use of Props: Chair, Wheel, Bolsters, Blocks, Therapy Balls, and more!* with Jay
July 8-10: Yoga for Special Considerations* with Jay and Lynda
August 5-7: Restorative Yoga with Amber
September 9-11Modern Yoga Inclusion: Race, Gender, Size, Ability, and More in the #MeToo Era*with Renee and Leigh-Ann
October 7-9: Sequencing Magic* with Leigh-Ann
November 11-13: Yoga for Aging Gracefully* (VIRTUAL OPTION) with Jay
December 9-11: Proper Ethical Boundaries in Yoga* (VIRTUAL OPTION) with Jay
*denotes a required module

We made some updates to our 300-hour program, including a price drop and adding virtual options. Learn more about those changes here. Our goal is to keep everyone safe & healthy, so if you have any covid concerns or virtual requests for a module, please let us know.

Not ready to commit to YTT?
No problem! You can take any of these modules a la carte. Here is a link to all immersive workshops we are offering.

Don’t Miss Your Chance
Every module will only be offered only once every two years, to make room for all of the other cool stuff we’re doing.  In addition, we are closing registration 5 days before each module. Save the dates – and don’t miss your chance to participate in 2022! 

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  • “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

  • “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.

  • “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

  • “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

  • “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

  • “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.

  • “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.

  • “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.

  • “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 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.

  • “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

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

    – Michelle G.C.

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

    – Steve S.

  • “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.

  • “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.

  • “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

  • “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.

  • “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

  • “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.

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274 S Main St
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