ABOUT ASHEVILLE COMMUNITY YOGA:
Asheville Community Yoga is a 501(c)3 nonprofit donation-based center, with the mission of making yoga accessible to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay.
Asheville Community Yoga is located at 8 Brookdale Road in north Asheville, NC, less than a quarter mile off the Elk Mountain Road exit from I-26.
HELPFUL LINKS FOR BACKGROUND:
- Wellness Expansion: Learn more about who we are, where we started, how we’ve grown over the past six years and what we’re up to in 2016. With 50 teachers offering 80 classes a week, and many of those classes at capacity, Asheville Community Yoga is on the precipice of a major expansion to double its size this year, when the nonprofit will buy its building and expand into the other half to add two more studio spaces for its 7,000 students.
- Truly Donation-Based Yoga—No Minimum, All Love: People often ask us about our pricing, and it’s true: Asheville Community Yoga’s classes operate completely on a donation-based model. What does this mean? A suggested love-offering is $5 to $15 per class, but we only ask that you give what you can when you can.
- Voted Best of WNC Yoga Studio For Fifth Year in a Row: Since its inception in 2010, Asheville Community has been recognized with the Best Yoga Studio honor in Mountain Xpress’ Best of WNC readers’ poll for the past five years running.
- About Us, History and Model: Get an overview of our humble beginnings and insight into our model for those who seek to create a donation-based yoga nonprofit in their area.
Executive Director Michael Greenfield: firstname.lastname@example.org
VISUAL ELEMENTS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST: Email Michael for high resolution photos of the center, students practicing yoga, teachers leading classes and other special events. We also have video of the same items available for use by media.
BY THE NUMBERS:
2010 Year that Asheville Community Yoga opened to offer donation-based yoga
10,000 Estimated students at Asheville Community Yoga in 2016
60,000 Estimated total visits to Asheville Community Yoga in 2015
50 Instructors who teach free as a way of giving back at Asheville Community Yoga
80 Classes offered each week at Asheville Community Yoga
$30,000 Student scholarships given in the past five years to trainings at our center
$150,000 First-phase fundraising goal for Asheville Community Yoga’s expansion
$114,000 Money raised in 2015 for the expansion by community donors and grants