Awakened Heart 200 hour Ashtanga/Hatha-based Yoga Teacher Training Program provides a well- rounded and intelligent presentation of the deep-rooted history of yoga and how this age old practice can be used for personal transformation, healing, and growth on and off the mat. Taught by Ashley Nunn and Alisha Nissenfeld, our Yoga Alliance registered program offers individuals an opportunity to learn about and embody:

  • Personal and Professional Ethics and Responsibility

  • Teaching Guidelines

  • The History of Yoga

  • The 8 Limbs of Yoga

  • The Yoga Sutras of Pantanjali

  • Physical and Subtle Body including The 5 Koshas and 7 Chakras

  • Pranayama

  • Chanting/ Mantra

  • Deliberate sequencing for beginners and open level classes

  • How to find your voice, teach from your heart, and offer an empowering practice

  • Anatomy to better serve individuals with injuries and limitations

  • Meditation

  • Traditional Ashtanga Primary Series

  • Asana inspired by several yoga traditions

  • Assists and Modifications informed by intelligent alignment principles to ensure stability and safety

  • Trauma Sensitive Yoga.

Our comprehensive and progressive approach is designed for individuals who are ready for a life-changing journey. This training is a valuable tool that will teach you how to integrate clear intention and present moment perspective with the path you are already on. If you’re willing to dedicate yourself to the curriculum, embody the teachings, and are interested in knowing yourself and others with an open mind and an open heart, this training is for you. Expect to join a safe and supportive community, full of love, challenge, and inspiration.

 Trainees will graduate with the knowledge of how to teach private sessions as well as group sessions to beginner and open level practitioners.

Note: Based on our years of learning, practice, and teaching we believe the Ashtanga series, and the 8 Limbs are at the center of all yoga teachings and offers a wonderful template for self study and reflection. The curriculum in this training gleans from the Ashtanga method along with Vinyasa and Anusara principles, which are all under the umbrella of Hatha Yoga.



Director and Lead Instructor  of Awakened Heart Yoga School, Ashley Nunn, received her teacher training from her beloved guru and dear friend, renowned instructor and yogi, Larry Schultz aka The Rocket Man. Ashley practiced with Larry for many years and taught at his studio in San Francisco, It's Yoga. She also assisted in Larry's international teacher trainings from 2004-2007. Though Larry passed away in 2011, he remains ever present as the voice in Ashley's head during her practice as well as guiding her forward on her path of embracing all 8 limbs of Ashtanga Yoga and to continually saying "Yes!" to the grand adventure of life.



Co-Facilitator Alisha Nissenfeld MSW, RYT-500, began exploring yoga 18 years ago, and in 2001 she became a certified teacher through Sonic Yoga in NYC. During that time, Alisha also completed a Masters in Social Work, and has worked with individuals in treatment facilities utilizing Talk and Behavioral Therapy (primarily yoga) as a form of empowerment/motivational therapy, relapse prevention, and detox. Alisha is a learning enthusiast and regularly attends Continue Education Workshops with renowned teachers across the world. In May 2014, Alisha and her family moved to North Carolina and is passionate about spreading her love and light through her connection to the earth, community building, and  mindful- intentional living. She recently completed her 300 hr. Therapeutics Training through Asheville Yoga Center and is passionate about working with individuals to heal from physical or emotional trauma. Alisha is available for private sessions, small group sessions, workshops, Thai Yoga Massage, and Gong Bath Meditations. Alisha honors all her teachers from the past and the present.

DATES (Subject to Change)
Course meets one Saturday and Sunday a month in 2019:

March 2nd and 3rd
April 6th and 7th
May 4th and 5th,
 June 15th and 16th
Mid July to Mid August will be Mysore month: trainees practice as a group 90 minutes a day, 5 days a week for 4 consecutive weeks.
Aug 20th- all homework and required logging is due.
Sept 7th and 8th Final Evaluations and Graduation

Saturday: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am – 6:00pm

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$2,800 (If paid by October 1st 2018 )
Audit: $600 *Audit is for those who have already received 200 hour training certification and seek to ignite their practice.

Location information will be provided upon registration

Awakened Heart Yoga School