Joe Taft believes in the power of Yoga to transform oneself physically, mentally and spiritually. Joe has been teaching in Asheville, North Carolina since 2001. He offers weekly classes, workshops, and is a member of the Asheville Yoga Center’s teacher’s training faculty. Joe’s teaching style is a synthesis of dedicated hard work, deep study, and a unique fusion of various schools of yoga, which culminates in a powerful system of yoga that is easy to grasp and practice.
Joe’s yoga evolved out of a devoted path of seeking self-expression through various athletic mediums in which he become an accomplished competitor and instructor: tennis, kayaking, skiing, and snowboarding. He earned a BS in Recreational Management from Mars Hill University in 1996. His yoga is an amalgamation of in-depth knowledge of body mechanics, a well studied understanding of the complexities of movement, and his own personal journey on a spiritual path. He has restored balance to his body after multiple athletic injuries, and helped guide his students through this methodology on their own path of healing. His therapeutic approach is highly regarded by students who are grateful for his knowledge and devotion.
Joe (E-RYT500) is a former Certified Anusara® He has had the good fortune to study with some of the world’s best teachers of asana, yogic philosophy and meditation. Joe has dedicated himself to asana practice since 1995 and infuses his classes with a life-affirming philosophy through myths and story-telling. He finds his own trials and tribulations as his primary teacher on this journey called LIFE. Joe values humor in all aspects of life, which makes his classes a fun and safe experience for everyone. Joe believes in the practice of yoga to heal, empower and transform lives.
Basics and Beyond, Yoga Six Week Series at the Asheville Yoga Center on Tuesdays from 5:45 to 7:15 PM; January 10th through February 14th, 2016.
Psoas Release Party at the Asheville Yoga Center; Saturday February 4th, 2017, 2:00 – 5:00 PM; All Levels Welcome! Cost is$40. to register and more information click HERE!
Two Workshops at Studio Vibes in Cary, NC: Holy Hanuaman for Hamstrings (morning session) and Theme Power Workshop for Teachers (afternoon workshop and teacher training); this training will provide you with concrete tools for bringing a theme into your classes in an accessible and down-to-earth way! February 12th, 2017; click HERE to register and more information.
Handstands: An Inversion Play-Shop at the Asheville Yoga Center; March 5th 2017; All Levels Welcome! Click HERE to register and more information!
Therapeutic Essentials of Yoga with Joe Taft (RYT 300!!) at Asheville Yoga Center; May 4 -7, 2017; All Levels Welcome! Save $100 if you sign-up by March 23, 2017 $350 with Early Bird Special! $450 after March 23, 2017. Click HERE to register and more information!
Yoga Workshop for Lower Back Care at the Asheville Yoga Center; July 15th, 2017; All levels welcome, especially helpful to yoga teachers and pain suffers who wish to gain further therapeutic insights. Click HERE to register and more information!
Asheville Yoga Festival Joe Taft will be teaching at the Asheville Yoga Fest! Downtown Asheville will be the retro-urban backdrop for the expanded 2017 festival that will feature over 30 presenters and 70+ offerings including yoga, music, outdoor activities, and unique health & wellness vendors. July 27th- 30th. Click HERE for more information!
The Power of Now: A Weekend Yoga Workshop on the Teachings of Ekhart Tolle interwoven with Yoga Asana at the Asheville Yoga Center; September 22 – 24th, 2017; Philosophers, yogis and seekers will especially enjoy this workshop! Click HERE to register and more information!
Joe has several classes on Yoga International for you to enjoy!