Category: 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

We Can’t Control the World, but We Can Control Ourselves

(if we’re lucky…)

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that we are not in control; the illusions we construct to convince ourselves otherwise are just that; and our attempts to maintain control can cause a lot of suffering. The acceptance of uncertainty is a crucial part of evolution as humans – and as much as it sucks, it’s necessary for growth & inner peace.

The empowering thing is that, if we’re lucky, we can control ourselves. Those of us who have experienced deep suffering understand that even self-control is illusory! There are levels of pain that can strip us to the mercy of our experience, to pure survival, in which we cannot control our circumstances or even our response to them.

And some of us have experienced firsthand that what we think is our nature & character is also volatile! What we have always been able to rely on as our inner constructs are just that: constructs, that can be altered – totally out of our control – by hormones, chemicals, and physical vulnerabilities.

With so much vulnerability and uncertainty, how can we find safety & comfort? As the world around us shakes, where do we find our inner peace?

One way to both face the frightening reality of not having control – and gain more control & clarity within ourselves – is Yoga! In Yoga, we practice not knowing what’s coming next… and leaning into that uncertainty.

We learn how to keep our balance when we’re shaky, and how to keep our breath smooth & steady as we’re being challenged. We become adept at staying cool in the midst of fire.

Yoga helps us face parts of ourselves we may not like and sit in the discomfort of our own minds. We practice finding stillness in the noise, calm in the storm, and being ok with quiet.

Yoga empowers us to realize that we actually don’t need constant distraction to busy our minds. That we are enough, just as we are; and that as we develop a better relationship with ourselves, we’re better able to navigate the world around us.

Learn how you can put Yoga to work more powerfully, deeply, and richly than just taking classes. By investing in Yoga Teacher Training (YTT), you’re not just gaining a certificate (and the skills to back it up) to teach. You’re committing to a journey of self-exploration and evolution that can change the world – by changing yourself.

YTT will teach you how Yoga is so much more than just creating shapes with the body – and give you the background knowledge to see how it can transform lives. It will give you a better understanding of how we all tick, and how we can be our best selves in this crazy world.

We can’t control external circumstances, but we can hope to control our responses to them, especially with the tool of Yoga under our belts. Join us to understand how this all works, and how you can integrate this knowledge.

Click here for program details – or email ytt@waynesvilleyogcenter for specific questions.

What Can YTT Do For You!?

what can ytt do for you?I can’t tell you how many people I’ve seen pick up our flyer for YTT (Yoga Teacher Training), and put it right back down, saying “Oh no, I don’t want to teach”. You can see the mental block flit through their brain of “Teaching yoga!? Heck naw!!”

Unfortunately, there’s a huge misconception that teaching is the only function of a YTT program. It may seem counterintuitive, but preparing you to teach yoga is actually a positive side benefit of YTT!

YTT is a deep dive into the self. Coming face-to-face with who you really are, after the external constructs have been stripped away. It’s an opportunity to discover your strengths, confront your weaknesses, and ultimately secure a more clear understanding of who you are and where you want to go next.

It’s so funny to watch students get into the training and have that “aha” moment of “oh, I get it: teaching yoga is just a tiny part of this journey!” We actually laugh about it in class as they reach that point of understanding in the training course.

Don’t get me wrong: if you are 110% focused on teaching yoga, YTT will absolutely empower you with the knowledge & skills to do exactly that, successfully. But, if you’re open to more, Yoga Teacher Training offers a richness of experience and solid tools to be a better human.

What Can YTT Do For You!?

// Navigate the Intensity of 2020 – and Beyond

Current times are calling us to discard what no longer serves us, especially from the past, and be very intentional about what we want to bring into our future. Life always asks us to engage in this process; but 2020 has brought it into the forefront for many. It’s joyful, liberating work – but it can also be scary & intense. YTT can assist you in this process of sloughing away what has outlived its usefulness – and empower the next stage of growth for a richer, more expansive future.

While Yoga itself cultivates these invaluable tools, YTT takes it to the next level, sealing into your nervous system and body tissues this ability to find your center, no matter what is happening around you. While always of incredible value, this skill set is immensely beneficial in dealing with the uncertainty and intensity of our new COVID-19 world.

// Build Flexibility & Adaptability

Most people associate Yoga with physical flexibility, but don’t realize how much this informs the non-physical as well. Yoga Teacher Training can help you become more flexible mentally, emotionally, and socially, learning how to have greater compassion & understanding with others. In the divisiveness of the current age, honing our ability to stay within ourselves – while also having increased capacity for healthy communication with others – is invaluable.

YTT can give you practical tools to deal with uncertainty and intensity. One of the whole points of yoga is taking it off the mat: we learn how to face the fear of not knowing what’s coming next. We practice staying calm, steady, and balanced when things are intense and hot. We get comfortable with our discomfort, as we embrace what our bodies bring to the surface. We learn how to embrace what is, versus what we want, and to create the best possible outcome from that acceptance.

// Step Into Your Dharma

Your Dharma is your highest calling, your most important reason for being here. While not every person graduates Yoga Teacher Training with crystal clear knowledge about where to go next, many students gain a huge amount of guidance on where their life is headed. Because YTT supports you in facing your ego, managing your weaknesses, and honing your strengths, it can absolutely help provide direction for your whole life.

You may realize that you actually do, in fact, want to teach yoga – but maybe in a non-traditional setting. Maybe you feel drawn to work a specific population, such as kids or elders. Maybe you start the program with the intention to teach but change your mind during the course, incorporating the knowledge in an entirely different direction. That’s the beauty of YTT: if you’re willing to get a little more authentic with yourself, both on & off your mat, it can change your whole life…

See What YTT Can Do For You

Click here for more details about the program. For specific questions, email To take the plunge and commit, secure your spot.


Leigh-Ann Renz

Leigh-Ann Renz

Leigh-Ann has been practicing yoga since 1997 and teaching it since 2005. She is attracted to fluid vinyasa styles, including moon salutations, and loves to geek out about yoga “off the mat” – such as how the philosophies behind the physical postures can enrich our journey, both for ourselves and for others. She is honored to co-teach the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training program at Waynesville Yoga Center, and loves facilitating healing services to the community. A writer, dancer, massage therapist, creative marketing nerd, and proud Mom, she can be found travelling, enjoying the rhythm of the seasons, or soaking up the natural world when not working.

Tools for a New World

There’s no denying that 2020 has been a hot, transformative period – and the future shows no sign of letting up on the intensity! Thankfully, Yoga practices help us stay grounded, curious, calm, peaceful, and even hopeful in times of suffering. It can help us sit in the difficult stuff – and give us tools to navigate an uncertain future.

One of these tools is the science of the chakras: centers of electricity in the body that correspond to organs, endocrine glands, and nerve plexuses. They teach us more about ourselves and the world around us, including how to better be in relation to others. For example, if you struggle with speaking up and advocating for yourself, you most likely have deficiency in the throat chakra, solar plexus chakra, or both.

There are breathing practices, yoga postures, meditation protocols, journal exercises, and many more applications you can implement to healing a chakra deficiency or excess. Just learning more about the chakra system and fostering better balance among these various circuit centers of electricity can cultivate more balance, wholeness, and happiness. And who couldn’t use more of that right now!?

Intro to Chakras

If you’ve never explored the chakras before, join us for a 4 week introductory series:
October 4th – 11th – 18th – and 25th
Sundays, 8:30 – 10 AM > $75 for the full series

Chakra Deep Dive

If you’ve already taken our introductory series and/or have studied the chakras previously, join our next chakra deep dive.

Typically, the chakra system is taught from the bottom up: we establish the first (root) chakra and move up the chain to the seventh (crown) chakra. While that’s a perfectly wonderful way to explore this powerful science, I find more resonance in moving from the top down. The issues covered by the lower three chakras are so immense that most of us have more ease and space in the upper chakras.

I’ve not seen this in any other chakra literature, but in our deep dive series, we start with the chakras that we’re most comfortable, building energy and confidence… so that – by the time we reach them – we’re more clear & better prepared to face the complex issues housed in the lower chakras.

Join us for this powerful, year-long journey of self discovery and knowledge:
// January 31: chakra 7 (crown / surrender, connection to the unseen worlds)
// March 21: chakra 6 (brow / thought, sight, second sight)
// May 2: chakra 5 (throat / self-expression & communication)
// June 20: chakra 4 (heart / community & harmonious connection to others)
// Aug 1: chakra 3 (gut / willpower, energy, self-esteem, boundaries)
// Sept 19: chakra 2 (sacrum / creativity, emotions, sexuality, change, partnership with another)
// Oct 31st: chakra 1 (root / stability, survival, job, money, the body, the planet, ancestors)

Sundays, 8:30 – 10 AM > $20 drop-in or $128 for the full series


If you’d more information, email leighann AT – I’m happy to answer any questions you might have, and look forward to journeying with those who are ready.

Leigh-Ann Renz

Leigh-Ann Renz

Leigh-Ann has been practicing yoga since 1997 and teaching it since 2005. She is attracted to fluid vinyasa styles, including moon salutations, and loves to geek out about yoga “off the mat” – such as how the philosophies behind the physical postures can enrich our journey, both for ourselves and for others. She is honored to co-teach the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training program at Waynesville Yoga Center, and loves facilitating healing services to the community. A writer, dancer, massage therapist, creative marketing nerd, and proud Mom, she can be found travelling, enjoying the rhythm of the seasons, or soaking up the natural world when not working.

Tick Tock!

It’s hard to believe, but there’s only 2 weeks left until our next 200 hour Yoga Deep Dive begins! If you’ve been considering joining the program, now’s the time to act.

You probably already know that the sooner you commit and pay the deposit, the lower your price. Additionally, there’s some reading you’ll want to have completed by the first weekend.

This powerful exploration of Yoga isn’t just about the practice, history, or philosophy of Yoga. It’s ultimately a commitment to yourself and the inner journey of your soul.

If you have considered teaching yoga… if you’re looking for direction & focus in your life at this time… if you practice yoga and want to solidify your knowledge… if you want to learn more about your body and health… if you want to gain empowerment and take responsibility for your wellness… join us.

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” {Lao Tzu}

The first step is the hardest: taking the plunge and committing to the journey. Next class starts Friday, February 7th: click here for details // // 828.246.6570


Real Yoga for Real Bodies

The old philosophies of Yoga were that you use your body to get into a pose. That you aren’t a real yoga student or can’t be a legit yoga teacher if you can’t do a headstand or an arm balance or a full lotus. Sadly, some schools – and some teachers – still operate from this outdated “mind over matter” perspective.

Thankfully, times are changing; and these outdated dualistic philosophies are evolving into a framework that’s more grounded, balanced, and healthy. We’re proud & honored to be on this cutting edge of yoga’s evolution, understanding that Yoga is for everyone, regardless of age, weight, gender, experience, or level of flexibility!

We know in our bones that yoga is truly for everyone and every body. Our studio motto is “Real Yoga for Real Bodies”; and this informs every decision we make at Waynesville Yoga, including our teacher training. Jay & I love watching people who felt intimidated to try yoga blossom in their practice. We also love seeing people, who never believed they could they teach, find their stride as yoga instructors.

We’re so grateful that yoga itself is healing from its own wounds and imbalances. As it does, more & more of us are coming to understand that the purpose of the poses are to get into our bodies, not the other way around!

If you’ve wanted to explore a 200 hour program, whether to teach or simply dive more deeply into Yoga, but have felt intimidated, check us out. Our program is unique: small class size; lots of one-on-one attention; small, supportive group of peers; relaxing setting… click here for details. When you’re ready to commit to being a part of yoga’s evolution, we’re here.

See how Ann & Tess experienced Real Yoga for Real Bodies in their Yoga Teacher Training (YTT):

Time – Money – Nerves

We’ve heard from a lot of folks in the past few months who want to commit to our 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) program, but have specific concerns. As we hear from more people about what matters to them, a few themes emerge as obstacles.

Obstacles to Yoga Teacher Training


Yes, it’s a big commitment! But isn’t anything else in life that really matters!? Especially a journey of self-discovery and exploration that will offers tools + resources for the rest of your life? We understand everyone is crazy busy these days (we are too!).

But we’ve also experienced first-hand how much this training can transform people and change lives – no exaggeration!

Many students have to miss one weekend; that’s just the nature of the beast in our busy modern lives. That’s why we offer the makeup weekend at the end of the program, which can also be used to review the material in preparation to graduate.

If you want to take this journey now but already have commitments for one of the scheduled weekends, don’t let that stop you!

To help support students, we open the studio up early on Fridays, to provide space for a reading & study group. Your fellow students can be an invaluable source of motivation; please feel free to connect weekly to help stay on track – or maybe enlist a buddy who’s not in the program to provide accountability for the material.

However you motivate yourself, trust us: you are worth the investment of time & energy! 😉


We get it: it’s all about the Benjamins. That’s true for all of us. However, don’t forget that the sooner you commit to our program, the less you pay! If you’ve been sitting on the fence, you could literally be costing yourself. Click here for pricing details – and see how to get a lower rate.

Keep in mind that our program is more affordable than any other we’ve seen in the Southeast – and that our reading list is less than other schools too. Additionally, we’ve partnered with Wall Street Books to create a book buy back program to help you save money.


One of the most beautiful things that yoga offers each of us is the opportunity to face our fears and challenge our egos. “Am I strong enough? Am I smart enough? But I have that shoulder injury… I’ve only been practicing for a few years. What if they find out who I really am?”

You are strong enough. You are smart enough. Your Yoga is ready to receive your injuries, your past traumas, and all of the parts of yourself that you don’t like or are afraid to show the world. Your Yoga can support healing for every aspect of your life and every level of your being.

Our program doesn’t promise to fix your old injuries, or heal your deepest wounds. But it does provide the framework for you to heal and take care of yourself. It will give you the tools to prevent injury going forward – and address injuries when they can’t be avoided. It will offer you the chance to realize that you’re more than enough and perfect exactly the way you are.


The next program starts on February 7th – we’re ready if you are!? Click here to get started; or contact us if you need more information. We’re happy to answer any questions you might have: // 828.246.6570



Leigh-Ann Renz offers yoga + massage at Waynesville Yoga Center


Leigh-Ann Renz is a massage therapist, yoga instructor, and part of the management team at Waynesville Yoga Center.

Yoga Teaching Training: “That’s a Lot of Money to Deepen My Practice!

Yes, it is… but Yoga Teacher Training is about so much more than just deepening your yoga practice! Yoga Teacher Training will help you learn about your body in a way that will serve you for the rest of your life, helping you avoid injury. It will empower you to recover from injury when it can’t be avoided. You’ll learn how to move + live with less pain, which benefits not only you, but also your children, parents, friends & family.

It’s about recovering from trauma, both mental + physical. It’s about developing better body awareness and taking responsibility for your own health. It’s about aging better, more gracefully and with less discomfort. On top of all of this, it’s a journey of self-discovery and growth you’ll never forget!

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” {Mahatma Gandhi}

What’s the best way to change the world in 2020? Change yourself with Yoga Teacher Training! Release what no longer serves you; tap into what it is for your highest good; and transform yourself from the inside out. This deep inner healing will ripple out into your family, your community, and the world. This will help foster not only health + happiness for your own life, but for all beings.

Want More Information?

Saying yes to this journey is the first – and most important – step. We’re here to facilitate your transformation when you’re ready: // 828.246.6570 // click here for program details.

If you’re contemplating getting your certification, check out this article from Body Positive Yoga: Q&A: SHOULD I GET MY 200-HOUR YOGA TEACHER CERTIFICATION?

Or if you want to get a better feel for our program and want to hear hear about it from someone who’s already completed it, contact us and we will put you in touch with one of our recent graduates!


Yoga Teacher Training at Waynesville Yoga Center

200 Hour YTT in the Heart of the Smoky Mountains!

Would you love to get your 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) certification in the Smoky Mountains!? YTT programs are incredibly popular nationwide, and many folks come to the Asheville area for this training. While we love “Ashe-Vegas” and the many amazing yoga schools there, many of us prefer a quieter, calmer, and 200 hour YTT in the heart of the Smoky Mountainsmore intimate setting.

Let’s be honest: why deal with the traffic, tight parking, and general intensity of the city, when you can get a rock solid 200 hour YTT certification in the calm, relaxing heart of the Smoky Mountains?

Only 30 minutes west of Asheville, Waynesville is relaxing, accessible, and has hardly any traffic. We have a sweet little downtown, with a very walkable Main Street, and tons of affordable lodging within minutes of Waynesville Yoga Center. Lake Junaluska – perfect for both contemplation and exercise – is just 10 minutes away and adds to the richness of the area.

Our YTT program is limited to 12 participants (six in-person and six virtual while COVID restrictions are in place), meaning that you get the intimacy and support of a smaller group, while still experiencing top-notch instruction from a variety of Yoga Alliance certified teachers.

Relax on our gorgeous front porch – or snuggle up in front of the fireplace in our cozy library. Drink in the beauty and stillness of the majestic Blue Ridge mountains, and walk downtown for a bite to eat in between training sessions.

Whether you live in the area or are traveling a distance, use these weekends as a mini-retreat for mind, body, and soul. Learning in this environment will not only help you take the information in better – it will also be deeply nourishing for your psyche too!

There’s enough stress in our daily lives – why make your 200 hour journey more intense than it needs to be!? If you’ve been considering a 200 hour YTT program in the city, consider ours at Waynesville Yoga Center in the heart of the Smoky Mountains: click here for details…

get your YTT certification in the heart of the Smoky Mountains

Congratulations to Our 200 Hour Teacher Training (YTT) Program Graduates!

As our first class of Teacher Training (YTT) draws to a close, I understand why CJ uses the word “delicious” to describe the program.

The students have all worked so hard, Congratulations to Our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program Graduates!both in a practical manner, diving deeply into Yoga lineage; learning the logistical aspects of teaching; and doing the difficult work of getting clear about the direction of their lives!

Now, they get to enjoy the satisfying, nourishing fruit of their of all their hard work. They’re prepared and confident to teach, in whatever location & style that most resonates with them. Many of them will go on to claim their 200-RYT through Yoga Alliance.

They’re stronger and more balanced, both physically & emotionally. They’ve deepened their practice and have a sense of where that will take them next. They’ve cultivated a different perspective about their life’s trajectory overall, gaining insight and wisdom about the journey.

Jay and I are so proud of each and every single one of them. We can’t wait to see how their Teacher Training (YTT) experience continues to enrich and support their goals going forward, both personally & professionally. And we’re honored to have been on this journey with them.

The next program starts in January. Click here for full details – or here to see why you should pick our program over other options.


Leigh-Ann Renz

Leigh-Ann Renz

Leigh-Ann has been practicing yoga since 1997 and teaching it since 2005. She is attracted to fluid vinyasa styles, including moon salutations, and loves to geek out about yoga “off the mat” – such as how the philosophies behind the physical postures can enrich our journey, both for ourselves and for others. She is honored to co-teach the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training program at Waynesville Yoga Center, and loves facilitating healing services to the community. A writer, dancer, massage therapist, creative marketing nerd, and proud Mom, she can be found travelling, enjoying the rhythm of the seasons, or soaking up the natural world when not working.

Why Choose Waynesville Yoga’s 200 Hour YTT?

200 Hour YTTWhy should you pick our 200 Hour YTT program?

:: Calm :: avoid the traffic & intensity of the city; and get your 200 hour certification in the calm, tranquil mountains of Waynesville, North Carolina

:: Great Value :: more affordable than any other Yoga Teacher Training we’ve found in the Southeast

:: Real Yoga for Real Bodies :: our course is accessible & realistic for all ages, body types, and levels of experience. We believe that yoga belongs to everyone

:: No Dogma :: while we honor the lineage of yoga’s knowledge & philosophy, we don’t endorse or teach any dogma or religion

:: Practice Teaching :: Get lots of practice – and gain confidence – actually teaching yoga

:: Small Group :: With a max of 14 participants accepted, you can count on a supportive, intimate group – which fosters learning and builds your confidence

:: Sustainable Schedule :: We meet once a month from January – October, offering a reasonable pace to absorb & integrate the information – and keep up with daily life!

:: COVID-safe :: We will continue to follow the governor’s recommendations for COVID-19 protocols, doing our very best to keep you safe – and comfortable!

200 Hour YTT Schedule & Pricing

Fridays: 6 – 9 // Saturdays: 9 – 6 // Sundays: 9 – 5

2022 Dates: January 21 – 23 || February 18 – 20 || March 18 – 20 || April 22 – 24 || May 20 – 22 || June 17 – 19 || July 22 – 24 || August 19 – 21 || September 16 – 18 || October 14 – 16

14 Students Max:
// 1st 4 people @ $2,250
// 2nd 4 people @ $2,500
// final 6 people @ $2,750

200 Hour YTT Syllabus

// Anatomy & Physiology
// Nutrition
// Yoga Fundamentals
// Philosophy, Ayurveda, Tantra
// Ni/Yamas – Ethics – Sutras
// Chakras, Vayus, Mudras
// Yoga for Trauma & Chronic Pain

Buti Yoga® >> Yin >> Vinyasa Flow >> Hot Stone Restorative >> Myofascial >> Yoga for Seniors >> Pre/Post Natal >> and so much more!

Details / More Information

For program details: click here – or contact us:

Feeling confused about YTT options? Check out this article on 6 Tips for Selecting a Yoga Teacher Training Program

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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.

  • “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.

  • “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

  • “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.

  • “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.

  • “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.

  • 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.

  • “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.

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

    – Steve S.

  • “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

  • “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

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

    – Michelle G.C.

  • “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.

  • “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 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.

  • “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

  • “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

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