VOTE! Help Us Win Best Yoga Studio in WNC for Sixth Straight Year!

It’s that time of year again to cast your vote for the Mountain Xpress Best of Western North Carolina Readers’ Poll! We have won first place for Best Yoga Studio now for five years running, which puts us in the Hall of Fame. You can help us win for a sixth year!

Xpress_BestOf_2016_Vote_BannerAd_300x250-1Voting for us as Best Yoga Studio is a great way to make a contribution to donation-based yoga without having to spend any money. You can also vote for our teachers as Best Yoga Instructor, and for Zen & Now as Best Used or Vintage Nonprofit Clothing Shop.

We feel honored to be so supported by the community we serve. For the last five years running, we have won in the category of Best Yoga Studio. This is a big deal for us, because as a nonprofit we have no advertising budget. Being awarded this honor has provided us with a lot of positive publicity that we wouldn’t have otherwise have received, and as a result, more people are experiencing the benefits of yoga practice who might not have otherwise known that our nonprofit existe

Voting will take place now through midnight Wednesday, May 4. Click here to cast your vote now!

The ballot requires you to vote for a minimum of 30 categories, so to help you easily fill out your ballot, we’ve compiled a list of 30 community partners who have supported the center with their time and resources. Please see below for the list of people who have supported us, who you can give back to with a vote in Best of WNC!


  • Local Music Festival: LEAF
  • Local Festival To Camp Out At: LEAF
  • Place To Hear Live Music: The Grey Eagle or Orange Peel
  • Art/Crafts Fair or Event: LEAF
  • Local Art Gallery: Joseph Ransmeier
  • Craft-Oriented Gallery: Joseph Ransmeier
  • Theater: Asheville Community Theatre


  • Italian: Chiesa
  • Service: Chiesa
  • Food Truck: Ceci’s Culinary Tour
  • Mexican: Cecelia’s Kitchen
  • Chocolate: French Broad Chocolate Lounge or Sinless Chocolate
  • Local Food/Drink Product: Roots Hummus, Sinless Chocolate or Buchi Kombucha


  • Accountant/CPA Firm: Platinum Group
  • Computer Repair: Charlotte Street Computers
  • Electrical/Electrician Company: MCM Wiring or Scientific Electric
  • Heating/Cooling Company: Asheville Comfort Systems
  • Architectural Firm: Alice Dodson
  • Pest Control Service: Critter Control of Asheville
  • Home Cleaning Service: Green Bee Cleaning


  • Physician: Chris Lechner
  • Chiropractor: One Love Chiropractic
  • Acupuncturist: Katie Hamilton
  • Massage Therapist: Janet Ledder
  • Alternative Healing Center: Still Point Wellness
  • Meditation/Retreat Center: Prama Institute
  • Yoga Studio: Asheville Community Yoga
  • Yoga Teacher: One of our 50+


  • Clothing, Used Or Vintage (nonprofit store): Zen & Now


  • Landscape/Grading Service: Asheville River Arts or V & V Land Management