The RYT500 at Asheville Yoga Center requires CPR certification, and I got mine this morning online for free from the following place:

First Aid for Free


They also have a Facebook page:


Here is their video of CPR helping to save a life:

Even if you don’t have a requirement, consider the training. You may save a life.



Jim Ray RYT200 cell: 984-459-0458
Yoga is not about the fancy pose. It is about getting into your head, and your heart. It is about taking what you learn on the mat into your life off the mat. Jim completed RYT200 teacher training at Republic of Yoga in Cary, NC, and is currently enrolled in RYT300 teacher training at Asheville Yoga Center.

Jim Ray

Teacher Training Certificate

RoY 200hr Certificate Jim Ray

Well, it is official. I completed the teacher training yesterday and now have my first certificate. Now, the journey begins. In two hours, I will be teaching my very first open level class to a new audience at a new studio. Let the games begin.

Here’s our awesome class of graduates:


Jim started Yogaray.org in 2014 and a free yoga practice for seniors in his home. He completed RYT200 yoga teacher training at Republic of Yoga with Nicole Nichols in 2015. Jim practices yoga daily and enjoys vinyasa flow that synchronizes the breath with the movement.
Here’s a sample video of vinyasa flow:
My goal is to bring yoga to others to help them the way my teachers have helped me. Jim
On his day job, Jim formed Neuse Networks in 1997 that specializes in managed services (MSP) to remotely automate IT maintenance and to take IT labor out of the equation. He focuses on combining conventional client/server technologies with virtualization, mobility, and cloud technologies to implement computer networks for voice, video, and data. His education includes Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from NC State 1985. He has been in IEEE since 1980 (Senior Member, past Chair for Eastern North Carolina Section 2010, past Chair for NC State Student Branch 1981). He lives in Cary, NC with his wife and two sons.
Jim Ray
Contact Info:

Jim Ray, President
Neuse Networks – Managed Services Behind the Scenes, After-Hours, and Out of Your Way since 1997
web: www.neuse.net phone: 919-838-1672 x100 email: jim@neuse.net
For service, email ticket@neuse.net and call 919-838-1672 option 1.

Cary Yoga Teacher Meetup

Sun & clouds
Gathering of Teachers and Teachers in Training to study yoga poses, assists, and sequences for Continuing Education.
Some of the folks in the teacher training class have expressed an interest in gathering for practice outside of the class room training. This Meetup intends to facilitate that gathering.
 Jim Ray