Class Descriptions

Our mission is to make practicing yoga more accessible, attainable and approachable for all ages, bodies and abilities. No matter what your level of skill or wellness goals, Waynesville Yoga Center has something for everyone. Not sure where you belong? We’re happy to point you in the right direction:

L = level >> L: 1 = beginners >> L: 1/2 = beginner – intermediate >> L: 2/3 = intermediate – advanced

If you have mobility issues and/or cannot get up and down from the floor, any L:1 class should be safe + accessible. If you attend L:1/2 or higher, you should be comfortable getting up from and down to the floor – and comfortable moving in and out of downdog.

Not sure what downdog means? Or still unsure about which class is right for you? See our New to Yoga page for guidance…

Aromatherapy Slow Flow

L: 1/2

Integrate pure essential oils with slow, mindful flow yoga to strengthen your body while reducing stress for your mind.


L: all

Derived from the Primary Series of Ashtanga, this class will lead you through the Sun Salutations, several standing and balancing poses, as well as a few seated postures. This class emphasizes alignment, breath, and dristi (gaze) to cultivate strength, flexibility, and focus. Open to all levels and experiences with yoga.

Barre Above®*

L: 2/3

Fusing the best of Pilates, yoga, aerobics, and strengthening dance exercises, Barre Above™ utilizes isometric strength training (holding your body still while you contract a specific set of muscles), combined with high reps of small range-of-motion movements.  

This delivers a results-driven workout that is not only fun and dynamic, but will sculpt your body and get you into absolutely amazing shape.

Barre + Flow

L: 2/3

Our signature blend of barre + flow yoga integrates the best of ballet sculpting with yoga toning and stretching

Beginners Flow

L: 1

This gentle vinyasa flow class is perfect for those who have done yoga in the past and want to ease back into practice. If you’re not familiar with yoga, we suggest you start with Yoga Basics first. If you try Beginners Flow and find it very accessible, check out one of our Level 2/3 flow classes

Breakdown of Beginner Flow

L: 1

This is an interactive class where you will explore alignment, breath and the basics of a flow practice. This is suitable for beginners or those who are new to vinyasa flow. 


L: 1

Breathwork is an active-meditation that encourages your physical body to relax and your thinking mind (aka…your conscious mind) to become still. This enables direct access to your subconscious. The subconscious space within each of us holds our old patterns, habits, and belief systems that are no longer supporting our highest good. You may recognize this in your own life as stress in your mind and body, sickness, grief, anger, sadness, etc… When we can bring awareness to this part of our being, via this somatic release practice, healing happens and we begin to feel lighter, clearer, and free.

Buti Yoga®*

L: 2/3

a soulful blend of yoga, cardio-intense movement, tribal dance, and deep abdominal toning. It models the way energy moves in nature with deep spiral engagement and empowers you to go beyond “working out” and truly move from within.

Buti is an Indian Marathi word that means a cure hidden beneath the surface and this practice encourages you to look within to find your power and own it. Intermediate to advanced, expect to sweat! 

Buti + Flow

L: 2/3

Buti + Flow incorporates the soulful movement of Buti Yoga wound into a flow-style class without the cardio and some of the more advanced aspects of the practice.  This class is great for those who are intimidated by full-scope Buti or for those who love Buti but don’t want the cardio. Don’t worry, you will still sweat!

Buti Glow®*

L: 2/3

Buti Glow is Buti Yoga under black lights with glow in the dark body paint and glow sticks! Let go of any inhibitions you may have and sweat with intention.

Buti Yoga® + Bubbles

L: 2/3

Join your classmates and instructor after Buti Yoga for some adult beverages and get to know one another!


L: 2

DEEP is a Buti® trademarked low-impact movement sequence that enhances balance and connects mind to muscle. DEEP combines micro-movements with touch to connect the brain to innervated muscle and restructure the deep core.

Fascial Flow

Fascial flow is a vinyasa style class with mindful movement to loosen up and release chronic holding patterns throughout the body, including the fascial system.

Fascial Release and Renew

L: 1/2

Fascial Release + Renew is a level 1/2 practice, focused on releasing tension and opening up blockages in the connective tissue of your body. It’s a unique blend of restorative, yin, and traditional yoga poses with gentle, hands-on release techniques based on the John Barnes system of MFR release. It can be incredibly relaxing, and is a powerful tool in self treatment of chronic pain. MFR will also compliment and enhance your traditional yoga practice by opening fascial lines that may have you “stuck” in your current practice.

Flow + Align

L: 2/3

Take your practice to the next level as you build strength, test endurance, and increase flexibility. Integrate your mind and body as you prep for more advanced postures through a multi-level flow comprised of standing poses, twists, bends, and arm balances, followed by a deep, restorative stretch and relaxation.

Flow + Ground

L: 2/3

This practice moves with breath, gravity and surrender through each pose. It’s designed to gradually build toward higher energy flow sequence that pushes out what is stuck and stagnant then slowing gradually back down to a grounding calming static practice that centers and renews, then finishes with a brief meditation, bringing in a fresh and clearer perspective.

Flow + Sweat

L: 2/3

Expect to sweat in this 75 minute vinyasa flow. Students should be very familiar with the basics of Yoga Flow as this class with challenge your balance and stamina.

Flow + Yin

L: 1/2

This class blends a Vinyasa Flow with a Restorative Yin, building heat through an energizing flow and then grounding with deep stretches.

Our Warm Flow + Yin will have the thermostat turned up to help loosen your muscles- increasing flexibility and promoting weight loss. 

Flow + Tone

L: 2

Fast-paced vinyasa that connects breath to movement with the addition of using resistance bands and/or weight bar to isolate muscle groups.  You will build heat and warmth in the body with a vinyasa flow while shifting to isotonic movements using the bands and/or the weighted bar.  You always have the option to not use the bands and/or weighted bar and you will still get the isotonic movements by pure muscle engagement.  The instructor will break down each pose for proper alignment.  All levels are welcome.

Fluid Unwind

L: 2/3

Fluid Unwind is an invitation for students to deepen their connection to their breath and body through steady dynamic movements and deep stretches synchronized with the breath. This class provides time and space to reconnect, reset and restart. 

Gentle Chair Yoga

L: 1

Chair Yoga is gentle yoga that is excellent for those with balance and/or mobility issues. We may do some standing poses in addition to the chair, but don’t ever sit or lie on the floor. The focus is on maintaining freedom of movement and balance. While the class is not customized to students with osteoarthritis, the instructor will offer these modifications (ie, no twists, rounded forward folds, etc).

Gentle Yin

L: 1

A slow-paced style of yoga that holds poses for longer periods of time (45 seconds to 2 minutes+) in order to access the connective tissue in addition to the muscles. Gentle Yin means there’s a nice warm-up at the beginning and we don’t do the uber long holds of some yin classes that can be painful.

Gentle Yoga

L: 1

 Gentle Yoga is a slow paced practice for those who want a soft and nurturing practice supported by props. This class is great for beginners or those who are looking for a relaxing stretch.

Hot Stone Restorative

L: 1

A slow, gentle class that incorporates the use of heated stones in long, supported poses to help relax + renew. This class is for every level of student (even those who don’t practice yoga) or those recovering from an injury.

Iron Yoga

L: 2

Iron Yoga is a challenging, intense full body workout utilizing dumbbells for upper body weight training exercises, while performing a series of power yoga poses for the core and lower body strength. You will use a four count breathing sequence for each pose.

Juice + Jams with Jake

L: 2

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.

Lit HIIT + Yoga

L: 2/3

This class combines the heart pumping moves of HITT (High Intensity Interval Training) with the stretching of yoga. The first 40 minutes will include a variety of muscle building movements, such as plyometrics, sprints, or weights, and be conducted in circuit or group fitness style. We’ll also provide you with whatever modifications YOU need to get your optimal workout. This will be followed by 20 minutes of stabilizing and stretching the different muscle groups we used during the HIIT portion of class, to aid in recovery and repair.

Merge Flow

L: 2

Merge Flow Yoga is a unique movement therapy that emphasizes making fluid connections within your fascial system. With Merge, you can train, heal or recover by identifying healthy movement patters that support your structural integrity. Think of these movements as a massage for your central nervous system- helping you establish balance within your fascia.

Mindful Slow Flow

L: 1

A class designed to shift your mental state which is achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations. Choreographed yoga movements (w/pose variations) and breath work  to a calming music playlist. The speed/energy of the class is slow and grounding,  allowing you to be more authentically in your body, in the present moment.Each Sunday offers a new theme/concept of positive introspection to better influence the student/practitioners coming week.

Mixed Level Flow

L: 2/3

This class offers options for a range of skill levels. Students should be familiar with the basics of Yoga Flow and be able to get up and down off the floor easily.

Power Core Yoga

L: 2/3

This class is meant to get your heart rate-up and then challenge your core strength to help build muscle and increase your balance.

Private / Group

Private classes are sessions tailored to your needs. They can be conducted 1-on-1 (private) or in a small group that shares a common goal (group). Contact us for details: 828.246.6570 –

Restorative + Yin

L: 1/2

This class will consist of easeful stretching, accessing the connective tissue in addition to the muscles, and long posture holds. 

Restorative Yoga + CBD Oil

L: 1

Relax into gentle yoga postures held for 5 minutes or longer using bolsters, blocks, straps and blankets to support the body in this restorative yoga class. While engaged in easeful stretching, students will also have the opportunity to apply a topical therapeutic CBD product to relieve sore muscles and joints and aid in pain relief and inflammation.

CBD oil is known to decrease anxiety and relief depression, help with arthritis management, and aid in the management of Multiple Sclerosis.

Restorative + Yoga Nidra

L: 1
Grab your props and join Renee for restful, releasing, restorative practice followed by deep Yoga Nidra “yogic sleep” relaxation that is sure to rest the mind, regenerate the soul, and ready the body for a good night’s sleep.

Slow Flow

L: 1/2

Slow Flow is a basic flow yoga class, in which movement is linked to the breath in a active series of yoga postures. There may be deeper stretches after warming up, but most of the class will be moving from one pose to the next. You should be familiar with the basics of vinyasa flow, such as moving from updog to down dog and back to standing. For those not familiar with these movements – or wanting a step down – please check out Beginners Flow.

Smooth Moves + Gratitude

L: 1/2

This practice will be gratitude focused, with a warming and creative vinyasa flow. You may bring a journal if you wish and expect a short ab sequence.

Strength, Balance + Restore

L: 1/2

 Strength, Balance + Restore is a fusion class. The first two-thirds of the class will focus on building strength and balance and will close out will restorative poses. 

Yin + Yang Yoga

L: 1/2

In Taoism Yin is the receptive principle and Yang is the active.  This class will integrate slow, alignment based flows balanced with floor time where poses are held for longer periods.  Expect to move, and expect some quiet time bringing balance to our bodies, mind and spirits.

Yoga for Arthritis

L: 1

From the most common form Osteoarthrtis to the most complex form of Arthritis- this class can help! This practice will use Yoga Tuneup Therapy Balls to massage and target specific areas of the body and help ease arthritic pain.

Yoga for Back Care

L: 1/2

This is a gentle, level 1/2 class that will stretch and strengthen the muscles of your core, increasing support for your entire body.Learn simple techniques to build back health for life – while decreasing pain and increasing mobility.

Yoga for Beginners

L: 1

Perfect for those brand-new to yoga: this is a 101 class for those wanting to learn (or re-learn) proper yoga form. This small class will be slow paced with personalized attention from the instructor, who will also offer modifications particular to your body’s needs. This class is also helpful to determine what style of yoga or class that’s best suited for you.

* = Specialty Class

PLEASE NOTE: classes with an asterisk next to the name are specialty classes and substitutes may not be available, should the regular teacher need a sub
  • “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

  • “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

  • “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.

  • “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.

  • “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.

  • “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

  • “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.

  • “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.

  • “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

  • “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 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 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

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

    – Steve S.

  • “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 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

  • “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.

  • “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.

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