Workshops, Special Classes & Events

Our 2020 200-hour Teacher Training Program has sold out!! Email us at to join our wait-list for 2021!
Begins January 24th, 2020


Republic of Yoga’s vinyasa-based teacher training offers a balanced and insightful presentation of what Yoga is, how it works, and why it works. This unique, immersive learning experience is taught by studio co-owners Nicole Nichols & Julie Franklin. Special guest faculty includes Julee Snyder, Jennifer Campbell-Overbeeke, Dani Leah Strauss and other practioners with a broad variety of experience.

Our 200-Hour Yoga Alliance registered program presents the foundations of traditional Hatha Yoga techniques and ancient philosophy in conjunction with Tibetan Buddhist principles. This insightful and modern approach immerses students in the study of yoga while enriching their practice on and off the mat. Our training consists of over 190 hours of class time and provides the tools to teach safe, creative and well-informed yoga classes. It is for those who aspire to deepen their knowledge of Hatha Yoga and to understand why the practice is valuable beyond the physical experience of asana. Our students leave the program with a deep knowledge of how yoga can lead to happy, balanced, and integrated lives.
Get full details here

with Bethany Ranftl
Thursdays   5:30-6:45pm
Saturdays   11:30am-12:45pm

Prenatal yoga classes offer a sweet space to nurture your relationship with your growing baby. Curated sequences, modifications and meditations are developed for the specific needs of expectant mothers. Cultivate mindfulness and relaxation techniques that can be incorporated throughout your pregnancy, and build energy and endurance while strengthening your body for labor and delivery. Bethany Renee Ranftl is a 200-Hour RYT and PRYT and doula, who specializes in pre and postnatal yoga. Her classes are known for intuitive and supportive individualized attention.

with Lisa McCaskill
Friday, January 31 – Sunday, February 2
(*see below for times)

Restorative yoga deeply relaxes the body, stills the mind, balances the nervous system, and boosts the immune system. Best of all, it can be practiced by anyone. Whether you are a yoga teacher seeking to continue your education, or someone who loves the benefits of restorative yoga, join Lisa McCaskill for a 10-hour weekend training training in the art of aaahhhhh….

All props will be provided. Please bring your own eye pillow and a journal to take notes. An assortment of hot teas will be available Saturday and Sunday afternoons, please bring your own cup with a lid.

Topics include:

• Benefits of a restorative yoga practice
• History and philosophy of restorative yoga
• The use of props and modifications
• Sequencing a class
• Appropriate assists
• Holding space
• The use of breath, mantra, meditation, and visualization

Dates/Times: Friday, January 31 – Sunday February 2, 2020
• Friday: 6:30-8:30PM
• Saturday: 1:00-5:00PM
• Sunday: 1:00-4:00PM

Continuing Education Credit Hours: 9 contact hours, 1 non-contact hour.

Investment: $150 if registered by 1/17; $180 after 1/17.


Lisa McCaskill, E-RYT 200, is a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP). She completed a therapeutically focused 200-hour yoga teacher training at the Asheville Yoga Center in 2012 and immediately began teaching Restorative Yoga. Since 2012, she has participated in additional Restorative Yoga teacher trainings with local instructors as well as online workshops with Judith Hanson-Lassiter and Cyndi Lee. She continues to study everything related to Restorative Yoga.

with Soumya Raghav
Saturday, February 1

Join Soumya Raghav for a special yoga class focusing on mindfulness and movement, in order to plant the seeds for the life you want.

Designed to cultivate thoughtfulness, kindness, gratitude, self-worth and compassion into your journey throughout the year, the practice will begin with pranayama, followed by a warm up and asana practice, and concludes with a restorative savasana and chanting. All levels welcome!

Regular class pricing applies ($17 to drop-in, or one class from your package).


* Cancellation policy applies (see website for details).

with Zora Savage
Saturday, February 1

All our lives are filled with stress. Yoga Nidra provides the “reset” button we all need by promoting deep relaxation, rest and rejuvenation for our nervous system, leading to better health.
Yoga Nidra means Yogic Sleep. It is a state of conscious Deep Sleep. In Meditation, you remain in the Waking state of consciousness and gently focus the mind, while allowing thought-patterns, emotions, sensations, and images to arise and go on. However, in Yoga Nidra, you leave the Waking state, go past the Dreaming state, and go to Deep Sleep, yet remain awake.
Join Zora Savage for this deeply rejuvenating experience in a special class. No experience is required. Regular class pricing applies ($17 to drop-in, or one class from your package).


* Cancellation policy applies (see website for details).

with Amy Murray
Sunday, February 2

You know the many benefits of Yoga, but do you wonder what more you could gain from a Pilates practice? Are you looking for a way to build strength in your body without putting stress on your joints? Have you considered how a stronger core could support not only your yoga practice, but your life in general?

Learn this and more in this special Pilates mat class, taught by Amy Murray, a Certified Pilates teacher with 17 years of experience. Experience how Pilates exercises can enhance muscle balance, improve posture, and condition the body for optimal functioning.

In this class you will:
● Perform a series of mat exercises designed to lengthen and strengthen your body
● Learn core concepts: neutral pelvis, spinal articulation; and how strength is built through opposition
● Link your breath and movement (similar to yoga)
● Learn how to engage your abdominal muscles
● Discover your “POWERHOUSE”
● Leave feeling amazing and refreshed!
This class is geared toward students new to Pilates, or returning to the practice after some time away. Come dressed in comfortable clothing. $20
*Students with bone density concerns will be given modifications.


* Cancellation policy applies (see website for details).

with Teagan Greene
Tuesdays, Feburary 4, 11, 18, 25

We know how busy young people are these days, and the pressures they face with peers, stress, anxiety, school and home life. We’ve developed a 4-week series of 60-minute classes just for teens and tweens (ages 11 to 16).

This unique cumulative course starts with a basic understanding of what yoga is (a multi-dimensional life-skill, in addition to a physical practice that resembles exercise). From core philosophical principles, to a basic exploration of standing poses, forward bends, twists, back bends and even inversions, this course offers essential tools to cultivate emotional and physical balance. Breathing techniques and meditation are also introduced as healthy ways to cope with stress and anxiety, while having fun with a group of like-minded kids.

Finally, a class just for teenagers, taught by someone who understands them better than anyone–another teenager! Join 200-Hr RYT Teagan Green for this 4-week course in a non-competitive environment, designed to address and relieve the pressures many teens and tweens face today.

All are welcome, no experience is necessary.

Dates: Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30PM
2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25

Course Fee: Full course, $48; $15 to drop in.

For more information about Teagan Greene, visit the Teachers section of our website.

*Cancellation policy applies (see website for details).


with Sherry Hill & Alisha Nissenfeld
Monday, March 16

This special class features chanting, meditation, and a gentle yoga practice co-taught by Sherry Hill and Alisha Nissenfeld, culminating in a 20-minute extended savasana with a gong bath played live by Alisha. For this deeply nourishing and restorative experience, students are supported comfortably with bolsters and blankets. Aaahhh…

Regular class pricing applies ($17 to drop in, or 1 class from your class package). Class size is limited. We encourage you to reserve a spot in advance.

* Cancellation policy applies (see website for details).

with Michael Johnson
Friday, March 27

Michael Johnson returns to Republic of Yoga! Learn how yoga combined with a clear understanding of Poly Vagal Theory (PVT) can help you reduce anxiety, live longer, increase resilience and experience deeper intimacy in your relationships. Poly vagal theory explains three different parts of our nervous system and their responses to stressful situations. Once we understand those three parts, we can see why and how we react to high amounts of stress. It’s a fascinating explanation of how our body handles emotional stress, and how we can use yoga practices to rewrite the effect of trauma.

This all-level Bhakti Vinyāsa session will move slowly with music for steady ujjāyī breathing (6 breaths a minute) to increase Poly Vagal Tone, strength, balance and flexibility. All levels welcome, $40.

* Cancellation policy applies (see website for details).