// Any of our classes labeled L:1 (Level 1) are appropriate for beginners, even if you’ve never tried yoga before. L: 1/2 means beginner – intermediate, meaning you should be familiar with standard yoga poses and are comfortable moving in and out of downdog (and up and down from the floor).

Check the level labels on class names to confirm which might be best to start with: click here for our class calendar.

// Yoga for Beginners w/ Trish: Mondays, 7 – 8 PM > this class is great for newbies or those wanting a refresher on the basics. Click here to save your spot in class.

// Beginners Flow Yoga w/ Amber: Saturdays, 10:30 – 11:30 AM > perfect for those who have a basic understanding of flow yoga but don’t want a level 2/3 class.

// Breakdown of Beginner Flow w/ Jake: Sundays, 4 – 5 PM > this class breaks down each move of flow yoga, helping you gain comfort + confidence in linking the postures to your breath for a steady, smooth vinyasa flow.

Space in these classes is limited – save your spot here.

// Yoga Basics: our signature five week series covers the basics of yoga. Now offered in Level 1, 2 and 3.

Yoga Basics Level 1 covers: seated, standing, and balance poses – and finishes with an introduction to vinyasa flow.

Yoga Basics Level 2 reviews what was covered in Level 1; deep dives into vinyasa flow; allows students to review their “struggle pose” and helps identify which classes might be best for your needs. 

Yoga Basics Level 3 gives you a taste of a variety of yoga styles: Yin Yoga; Hot Stone Restorative; MERGE Movement; Flow + Ground; and Myofascial Release Yoga.

All 3 levels are taught in a small-class format, allowing plenty of time for questions and individual attention. Students are given guidance about which weekly classes might be good to explore as they gain confidence and comfort in their yoga journey.

// Yoga Basics Crash Course is a condensed version of the five week series, in a 90-minute workshop format. YBCC Level 1 covers seated, standing and balance poses; while YBCC Level 2 is geared to vinyasa flow. Click here to find our next YBCC seminars.

// The Warm Welcome > New to yoga? Feeling a little intimidated? Let us ease you into classes with a hot salt foot soak while we review your intake form, answer your questions, suggest classes based on your personal goals + challenges, and help you feel comfortable. Includes a 20% off coupon for our boutique and a WYC sticker. Click here to schedule – $30

// The Jump Start > Ready to get started but need a little one-on-one? If you’re wanting some private instruction before jumping into classes – or coming back to yoga after an injury (or a baby!) – let us provide you with a private 45 minute yoga session. Our certified instructor will assess your body alignment, review some key poses to help meet your goals, and provide you with modifications to stay safe in classes. Click here to schedule – $50
Want to bring a buddy? 45 minutes for 2 people is $60

Waynesville Yoga Center offers private classes to support your movement + wellness goals. While all yoga offers powerful positive effects on both body and mind, one-on-one instruction allows you to really hone in on your unique focus – at a pace that is sustainable for your body.

By working with our certified instructors in a private setting, we can help you craft a practice that is tailor-made for your body, personal goals and level of experience (including addressing any injuries or health restrictions). Private instruction will also teach you how to modify yoga poses to serve your individual needs, giving you more confidence and safety in classes. Click here for pricing and details.

  • “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.

  • “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

  • “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.

  • “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

  • “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

  • “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.

  • 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.

  • “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

  • “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.

  • “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.

  • “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

  • “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.

  • “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.

  • “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.

  • “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.

  • “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 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

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