Chelsey Korus is quickly becoming one of yoga’s foremost teachers & philosophers. She’s been featured in PopSugar, Yoga Journal, Women’s Fitness, Fitness Magazine, Shape, and is one of the top teachers on Yogaglo. Along with an exceptional depth of practice, Chelsey is a triple major with degrees in Dance, Theater, and Vocal Performance. A decade of learning & teaching around the world has led her to design, AWAKE - a “total package lifestyle” around Soul, Spirit & Environment.
Taylor Harkness is a Board Certified Emergency & Trauma Nurse. His yoga teaching are upbeat, accessible, light-hearted, & rooted in anatomical focus. He encourages skillful movement & uses yoga with both his students & patients as a way of improving physical & mental health. His passion for the way the human bodyworks is contagious & his long-term goal is to move people toward a healthier life by blending healthcare & wellness modalities. Practice with him on Gaia.
International yoga and meditation instructor, wellness philanthropist, movement motivator, healing guide, music head, and Spiritually Fly theorist.
& The Wild Lotus Band
Bhakti On The Mat
New Orleans-Asheville trio Sean Johnson & Wild Lotus Band (Alvin Young + Gwendolyn Colman) are celebrated as one of the guiding voices of bhakti yoga in America, sharing concerts and workshops year-round. This weekend they'll be offering inspiring events featuring storytelling, kirtan, live music and soulful vinyasa yoga guided by Sean.
Michelle C. Johnson
Michelle C. Johnson is an author, yoga teacher, social justice activist, intuitive healer, & Dismantling Racism trainer. She approaches her life & work from a place of empowerment, embodiment, & integration. Michelle published Skill in Action: Radicalizing Your Yoga Practice to Create a Just World in 2017; she teaches workshops in yoga studios & community spaces nationwide. Her new book, Finding Refuge: Heart Work for Healing Collective Grief, published by Shambhala Publications, comes out July.
500 E-RYT, International Yoga Teacher, Certified Holistic Health Coach & Owner of Guruv Yoga Studios in Central Florida. Pioneering the Vinyasa Yoga movement in Central Florida.
Tymi is known in the yoga community as a “Teacher of Teachers” and a skillful graceful practitioner. Students fall in love with her dynamic, playful style of teaching, artistic sequencing and music! Self proclaimed travel junky, blogger and animal rights advocate, she is a lover of God, Life and Yoga.
DJ Drez & Marti
DJ Drez is a sound pioneer. With an ear for cutting edge sonic ambiance, a finger on the pulse of music that makes bodies move, and the vision and skill to obliterate genre and boundary with his own trademark sound and production, Drez has skyrocketed to international acclaim from the dancehall to the yoga shala.
A truly gifted teacher, Marti is known for motivating her students through her own passion.
Over the past 17 years, Carrington has created a teaching practice built on a canvas of movement, meditation, magic, prayer, service and social responsibility. Her passion is helping students unify the pieces of self into the more powerful whole. Based out of Raleigh, NC she teaches internationally and is the Yoga In Action Coordinator for Off The Mat Into the World, regional leader for CTZNWELL, and a lululemon legacy ambassador.
HawaH is an artist, author, educator, yoga instructor, community organizer, and non-profit leader. He has dedicated his life to teaching about solutions to violence and ways to peace, and has traveled to over 42 countries to facilitate interactive workshops, host dialogues, perform poetry, teach yoga, and speak with those interested in creating a caring, sustainable, and equitable world.
Sierra has been sharing yoga for 25 years. She is on the teaching staff of Warren Wilson College and also a featured teacher on Yoga International. Sierra wholeheartedly believes the objective of yoga is the alchemy of love, compassion & kindness off the mat. Sierra founded Light a Path, a nonprofit that brings somatic practices to the incarcerated, youth at risk and the unhoused with the mission “connection creates resilience.”
Kennae Miller (she/her) is an E-RYT 200, YACEP & has been teaching multiple styles of yoga since 2015. She completed her initial yoga TT at the Hawaii Yoga Institute on O’ahu, Hawaii. She enjoys the study of trauma & ancestral healing including race-based trauma & the bridging of yoga & social justice work. Her vision is to provide the tools of yoga & meditation and embodied ancestral wisdom to the essential lives of Black people that are often underserved, underrepresented & marginalized.
Feel the vibrations of the drums as you connect breath, heartbeat, mind & body to your practice. As featured by The Washington Times, CBS, and Washington’s WTOP news, Brad Ellsworth of Druminyasa® has been playing drums and percussion for over 25 years. Brad is a yoga teacher and founded Druminyasa by connecting his love for rhythm, drums and movement. www.druminyasa.net
a 500 hour RYT, Regenerative Black Farmer, musician and community leader. She has spent years connecting breath, body, strength, movement, & energy to cultivate a holistic approach to being with the land. She's host of the “Inspiring Minds Series” at the Mind & Life Institute, a Certified Yoga of Recovery Instructor, and trained in Accessible Yoga. She has been an advocate for propelling the voices of BIPOC forward to share their embodied practices and wisdom.
Founder of FreeBody Therapeutic Massage Clinic and West Asheville Yoga, Cat is a chronic pain specialist known for her deep knowledge of anatomy. She blends the use of therapeutic rolling with strengthening and opening yoga, breathing practices to soften the nervous system, and guided meditations for restoring balance and harmony at all levels of being.
J Miles, creator of Maha Vira Yoga, has been dancing to the rhythm of life since childhood. Yogi, martial artist, body worker, retired breakdancer, community activist, & the son of a Baptist minister, J Miles has been learning & studying eastern arts & philosophy for nearly two decades. J has crafted a style tempered by real life experience & humor, yoga philosophy, & the importance of breath as a guide and a source of strength.
Alignment & Flow
Joe (E-RYT500) has a deep passion for teaching and love of people. He has been dedicated to the path of teaching yoga for nearly two decades and is a full-time teacher at the Asheville Yoga Center. His playful and uplifting classes are a synthesis of alignment and flow and incorporate a powerful and overarching theme to a funky, upbeat playlist. Joe's yoga videos are featured on Yoga International and the School of Wholeness and Enlightenment (SoWE).
Movement & Dance
Lisa Zahiya travels nationally and internationally as a life coach, event facilitator, coach, and speaker. Lisa is based in Asheville, NC where she is the founder & owner of Studio Zahiya, four time winner of "Best Place to Take a Dance Class" in Asheville, NC. She also owns Zahiya Bellydance, a comprehensive Bellydance program, Asheville Bachelorette Parties, and BE HER, a coaching program for entrepreneurs.
Ösel (Michael Johnson) composes music for maintaining steady ujjāyī breathing during yoga. Each one of Ösel's 12 albums are over an hour long and carefully timed for a yoga session that increases polyvagal tone and resilience. clearlightyoga.com.
Great Abiding Yoga
When you practice with Tara, you get more than a teacher on the mat; you gain guidance for your daily life. Inside the studio, no two classes or workshops are ever the same. Students are not told what to do, they are empowered to listen to their own bodies. Tara recently moved to Asheville from Richmond, VA, and is ERYT200, ERYT500, RCYT, YACEP and a Certified Coach and Mentor.
Kristin Luna Ray is a PSEP (Somatic Experience Practitioner) , and is ERYT-200 Yoga Certified. Luna leads a variety of classes, workshops and retreats, is a musician and international recording artist, and an activist for developing holistic and sustainable community collaboration. Luna has a BA in Community Studies, and is a Co-Founder of True Nature Education () and The CREER Service Organization (501c3).
Joe Falco is an experienced Health & fitness instructor certified in CrossFit, Mobility, Yoga, & Ayurveda. He was certified by Yoga Works in 2014 and became an Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist in 2015 from the Himalayan Institute. He has since taught over 4000 hours of Yoga Instruction including co-leading four Teacher Trainings. His passions and studies extend to the realms of music, recovery, artwork, freemasonry, tantra, and eastern philosophy.
Tucker's teaching style is to guide students carefully & gracefully into their bodies, offering many levels of mental, physical, and spiritual practices according to the needs and openness of the individual. He teaches sequences that are safe & powerful for yogis/yoginis to practice sustainably for the rest of their lives. Tucker is a sensitive, kind, & playful guide for those on the yoga path. He imbues his classes with love & insight and seeks to improve the lives of others
I'm a full time instructor in Charlotte NC with 20 classes a week at 3 different studios. I love inspiring curiosity, play, and purpose in my students. My intention is to encourage my students to tap into their physical, mental, and emotional powers to bring their practice and their lives more alive.
Get ready to be set free. Heather Parks, a Hot Vinyasa Flow Instructor will set your heart on fire. She’s been teaching at Hot Yoga Asheville for 5 years, practicing yoga for 18 and has been certified since 2012 from AYC. Her flows are creative, playful & will leave you feeling strong and inspired.