Andrea Fournet owner and founder of AYC has been awarded the certificate of yoga therapy from the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Her style of yoga – VariYoga – has a therapeutic approach to the practice and study of yoga.
Front Desk Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 12:30pm and Saturday 8:30am – 11:30am
The Arkansas Yoga Center is a peaceful, spiritual, eco-green facility, custom designed and built with the student in mind. The many different classes taught at AYC help reduce stress and create a sense of calm and relaxation on your journey to optimal health. The Arkansas Yoga Center has been its own identity since 1998, bringing quality yoga classes and teacher training for all ages and abilities to NW Arkansas for over 25 years. With 9 therapeutic classes a week as well as over 20 classes for beginner to advanced students, AYC offers VariYoga, Yin Yoga, Gentle/Therapeutic Yoga, Kundalini T’ai Chi, Feldenkrais, and Meditation. Competent certified teachers with over 300 hours of training in the VariYoga style — created by Andrea Fournet and Bryan Fowler — are influenced by the Hatha yoga styles of Iyengar, Yoga Therapy, Power Flow, Ashtanga, Kundalini, Viniyoga, as well as Thai Yoga Therapy, Pre-Natal, and Teen Yoga.
AYC is the largest teacher training program in the State!! Registered with the Yoga Alliance since 2001. The Teacher Training Certification (RYT) you receive at the Arkansas Yoga Center is of the highest quality. AYC meets the new qualifications to provide continuing education: Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP) which provide a directory of qualified Continuing Education providers. This special designation is designed for experts in the yoga community to set themselves apart and teach courses that qualify as Continuing Education hours for RYTs. Professional development and certification is offered through our yoga TEACHER TRAINING.
Voted as the NUMBER ONE STUDIO in Northwest Arkansas by the readers of CitiScape Metro magazine 9 YEARS in a row. In 2011 AYC and VariYoga was endorsed by National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Celebrating our 10 year anniversary, Mayor Jordan and the City of Fayetteville made a Proclamation and declared October 10th Arkansas Yoga Center Day!
VariYoga offers an array of Yoga Therapy focusing on physical, mental and emotional benefits. You can expect to improve joint and muscle flexibility, increase strength and endurance, normalize weight, improve posture, and decrease back pain. Additionally, your mood and attention can improve as our meditation techniques help bring mental calmness and stress relief. It will help you to find inner awareness, invigorate your body and mind, be FREE of pain, and feel young again. (Arkansas Yoga Coop and Arkansas Yoga Club)
AYC is located just off College Avenue in Fayetteville, Arkansas. We have over 30 group classes each week. Visit the Class Schedule page for more information. Private sessions are available. Visit our online shop to purchase the VARIYOGA BOOK (a style now available in a book, consisting of signature posture series for life. 6 sets of warm up sequences and 8 sets of advanced sequences, which are now practiced both nationally and internationally. All very safe, accessible, and sustainable for everyone and everyBODY!), VariYoga DVD, class cards, private sessions, gift certificates, and much more!
“Top 5 Yoga Centers”, Vogue Magazine.
“Veteran yoga instructors Andrea Fournet and Bryan Fowler recognize that “one size does not fit all” in this yoga instructional for both beginners and seasoned yogis. Working on an attractive set with Asian-style furnishings and backed by calming piano music, the teachers lead viewers through a warm-up and strengthening series of poses…Both sessions conclude with a relaxation segment. Clear instructions, a comfortable studio set, good camera work, and helpful yoga adaptations make this useful for both seasoned and new yoga students.” –Candace Smith, Booklist Online
“Yoga DVD collection development is not an easy task, since many discs will not be appropriate for every audience…VariYoga is a perfect disc for any collection. It is brief yet demonstrates simple and accessible Hatha yoga poses. VariYoga is recommended for all libraries, especially in communities that have a strong interest in therapeutic exercise.”—Manya Shorr, Sacramento P.L., CA
AYC’s founder and director, Andrea Fournet E-RYT500, is the director of AYC’s Yoga Teacher Certification Program. Andrea has certified over 500 beginner 200 hour level teachers and over 100 advanced 300 hour level teachers. She is also a professional speaker and business consultant. Her knowledge of yoga is brought into thousands of homes each week through her TV series, Yoga with Andrea. Visit the TV Schedule Page.
Andrea is also familiar with the benefits of yoga for athletes, having been the yoga coach for the University of Arkansas Men’s Basketball team the year they won the NCAA National Championship!
Namaste from Andrea and your Arkansas Yoga Center Family
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