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Waynesville Yoga Center

4.87

Based on 23 reviews

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NPS Score 9.1/10


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274 South Main Street

Waynesville, NC, USA

Types of Yoga Taught

Flow Yoga

Fitness Yoga

Gentle Yoga

Specialty Yoga

Trainings Formats

Weekends only

Non-residential
trainees commute to the program

Modules
several, shorter immersions

Languages

English

About Waynesville Yoga Center

Waynesville Yoga Center is a dynamic, inclusive, community-based RYS, offering a 200 and 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training program - we have recently migrated both YTT programs to a hybrid form, offering online and in person instruction. We also host Yoga Alliance CE courses...

Waynesville Yoga Center is a dynamic, inclusive, community-based RYS, offering a 200 and 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training program - we have recently migrated both YTT programs to a hybrid form, offering online and in person instruction. We also host Yoga Alliance CE courses for those wishing to build their 300 or 500 hour certifications. 

This is in addition to a variety of weekly and pop-up classes; workshops + events; a sweet boutique stocking our in-house line of apothecary goodies, and much more - all housed in a beautiful 1902 historic building. Visit waynesvilleyogacenter.com for details.

Our mission is to offer Real Yoga for Real Bodies > and our signature style is Flow + Ground, a beautiful fusion of both movement and stillness, strength and stretch.

Nestled at the foot of the inspiring Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, about 40 minutes west of Asheville, WYC is honored + excited to both share yoga with our community - and to support its growth and evolution! Join us for all of your yoga needs and wellness goals.

First Registered August 2018

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  • 5 out of 5
    By: Carol Little Apr 07, 2024

    I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Waynesville Yoga Center. The instructors provided a warm and welcoming environment for learning and sharing the love of yoga - I am so pleased that I chose WYC for my Teacher Training!

    • General Comments

      I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Waynesville Yoga Center. The instructors provided a warm and welcoming environment for learning and sharing the love of yoga - I am so pleased that I chose WYC for my Teacher Training!
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Michael Edwards Mar 28, 2024

    The 300-hour yoga teacher training at Waynesville Yoga Center (now the Yoga and Bodywork Collective) was in person, in-depth, and amazing. The teachers were all knowledgeable and presented their material well. The course content was relevant and interesting with enough flexibility to appeal to person interests. I highly recommend this course and any offering at The Yoga and Bodywork Collective.

    • General Comments

      The 300-hour yoga teacher training at Waynesville Yoga Center (now the Yoga and Bodywork Collective) was in person, in-depth, and amazing. The teachers were all knowledgeable and presented their material well. The course content was relevant and interesting with enough flexibility to appeal to person interests. I highly recommend this course and any offering at The Yoga and Bodywork Collective.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Jennifer F. Wood Dec 03, 2023

    The instructors of WYC are very knowledgeable and unbelievably kind. I was able to talk to them if something came up with me. They listened and helped me through out the process of becoming a yoga teacher. Any questions I asked they answered. Any challenges I had they helped. WYC was very assessable. The schedule was doable and worked well with my job schedule. I couldn't have asked for a better place to learn to be a yoga teacher.

    • General Comments

      The instructors of WYC are very knowledgeable and unbelievably kind. I was able to talk to them if something came up with me. They listened and helped me through out the process of becoming a yoga teacher. Any questions I asked they answered. Any challenges I had they helped. WYC was very assessable. The schedule was doable and worked well with my job schedule. I couldn't have asked for a better place to learn to be a yoga teacher.
  • 4.5 out of 5
    By: Scott Carson Oct 24, 2023
    Training Program held on Jan 21, 2022—Oct 16, 2022

    Waynesville Yoga Center was a great place to go through my YTT for my RYT 200. The spacing out of the training was what drew me to the studio, so that I had sufficient time to digest the information from the various YTT modules. The studio is warm and welcoming to any and all yogis.

    • General Comments

      Waynesville Yoga Center was a great place to go through my YTT for my RYT 200. The spacing out of the training was what drew me to the studio, so that I had sufficient time to digest the information from the various YTT modules. The studio is warm and welcoming to any and all yogis.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Cydney Hinson Oct 24, 2023

    I loved the teaching at WYC. The teachers are encouraging and open to new ideas. The training was broad and inclusive.

    • General Comments

      I loved the teaching at WYC. The teachers are encouraging and open to new ideas. The training was broad and inclusive.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Debbie Gouldin Apr 14, 2023

  • 5 out of 5
    By: Jessi Stone Apr 03, 2023

    An amazing experience with a small cohort of people! Love how trauma informed the program is and how the teachers encourage you to find your own path to what you want and how you want to teach.

    • General Comments

      An amazing experience with a small cohort of people! Love how trauma informed the program is and how the teachers encourage you to find your own path to what you want and how you want to teach.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Hanna Arrington Jan 14, 2023

    I loved the flexibility of the course and all the knowledge!

    • General Comments

      I loved the flexibility of the course and all the knowledge!
  • 4.5 out of 5
    By: Jamaica Taylor Dec 05, 2022

    I overall enjoyed this program. It was accessible for my schedule around my family & work. Being you are in class one weekend a month as opposed to other programs that are a full time commitment for a shorter period of time made it all possible to obtain my certification. I feel the curriculum could use some work as far as how it is broken up, but overall I learned a tremendous amount and left the program with confident ability in teaching yoga.

    • General Comments

      I overall enjoyed this program. It was accessible for my schedule around my family & work. Being you are in class one weekend a month as opposed to other programs that are a full time commitment for a shorter period of time made it all possible to obtain my certification. I feel the curriculum could use some work as far as how it is broken up, but overall I learned a tremendous amount and left the program with confident ability in teaching yoga.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Stephanie Dula Dec 05, 2022

    I'm so glad I chose Waynesville Yoga Center for my 200 certification. The instructors are extremely knowledgeable about everything from yoga philosophy to practical guidance on cueing. The biggest differentiator is the extensive time each student spends actually teaching, which is far and above other programs. I got such valuable feedback on my unique teaching style and learned how to tailor it to my strengths. The focus at this school is not how the pose looks, but at the way each student can express it effectively within their own abilities.

    • General Comments

      I'm so glad I chose Waynesville Yoga Center for my 200 certification. The instructors are extremely knowledgeable about everything from yoga philosophy to practical guidance on cueing. The biggest differentiator is the extensive time each student spends actually teaching, which is far and above other programs. I got such valuable feedback on my unique teaching style and learned how to tailor it to my strengths. The focus at this school is not how the pose looks, but at the way each student can express it effectively within their own abilities.
First Registered August 2018

School Reviews

Total Reviews: 23

By Carol Little RYT® 500

Apr 07, 2024

I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Waynesville Yoga Center. The instructors provided a warm and welcoming environment for learning and sharing the love of yoga - I am so pleased that I chose WYC for my Teacher Training! Full Review

By Michael Edwards E-RYT® 200, RYT® 500, YACEP®

Mar 28, 2024

The 300-hour yoga teacher training at Waynesville Yoga Center (now the Yoga and Bodywork Collective) was in person, in-depth, and amazing. The teachers were all knowledgeable and presented their material well. The course content was relevant and interesting with enough flexibility to appeal to person interests. I highly recommend this course and any offering at The Yoga and Bodywork Collective. Full Review

All Reviews (23)

Teaching Staff

Jay MacDonald

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Lisa Manning

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Amber Kleid

E-RYT® 200, RYT® 500

Sara Lewis

E-RYT® 200

Lynda Saffell Lynda Saffell

RYT® 200

Tara Scarborough Tara Scarborough

RYT® 200

Candra Smith Candra Smith

E-RYT® 200, RYT® 500, YACEP®

All Teaching Staff (7)

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