Choosing the right yoga studio can be daunting, especially when Charlotte has dozens from which to choose. So, whether you want to stay in your neighborhood, find a yoga place near that brunch spot you want to try, or attempt a new style of yoga, read this list of the best yoga studios in Charlotte to help you decide which one fits your needs best.
This flow-focused studio has two locations in Charlotte, and both have an artsy aesthetic that’s welcoming. Many classes are geared toward beginners, and for those that prefer all-levels yoga classes, Be Yoga’s regulars praise the Deep Stretch class. They also have instructors versed in some unique practices, such as aerial yoga and Nia, which follows a martial arts system.
Be Yoga, 1247 East Boulevard #250, Charlotte, NC, USA, +1 704 372 7665
There are still a few spots left for Aerial Deep Stretch with Sound Journey this Saturday 12/2 7-8:30pm at Be Yoga Carmel. Get a blissful start to your weekend with a special deep stretch class. We’ll start with a short guided meditation followed by a deep stretch class aided by the aerial hammocks and then finish class with a 30 minute sound journey savasana. If you have ever wanted to try out Aerial Yoga, but were not sure where to start, this is the class for you. During Savasana you will rest and relax in the aerial hammock while Katie and her husband Josh take you on a relaxing journey with sounds from various instruments including didgeridoos, crystal and Tibetan singing bowls, gongs, native flute and drums. To sign up, visit https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=11941&stype=-8&sView=day&sLoc=2&sTrn=100000376 #yoga #charlottenc #aerialyoga
Funky best describes the brightly painted, “designed to get your sweat on” Yoga One studios. Popular flow classes quickly fill up during peak times even though they have two locations, Central and Dilworth, which offer more than 70 classes per week. Hot yoga classes are also available here.
Yoga One, 1318 Central Avenue D2, Charlotte, NC, USA, +1 704 332 9911
This hot yoga studio employs some of Charlotte’s favorite instructors, earning six of the 23 top teacher spots by Charlotte Agenda. The weekly schedule includes over 100 classes, including their signature Y2 Yoga single and double shot classes of 14 standard postures, fast-paced flow classes, and Twilight classes with dimmed lights and mellow intensity. They also have on-site childcare for participating yogis.
Y2 Yoga, 274 S Sharon Amity Road #1, Charlotte, NC, USA, +1 704 456 9642
At NoDa Yoga, they focus on offering “a variety of upbeat styles of yoga with a focus on Gentle Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Slow Flow, [and] Chair Yoga Workshops.” The schedule includes both hot (95+ degrees [35°C]) and warm (up to 85 degrees [29°C]) classes, and partnerships with a Thai Yoga Therapy instructor and a massage therapist mean you can enjoy these services on-site as well.
NoDa Yoga, 3201 N Davidson Street, Charlotte, NC, USA, +1 704 560 6144
The Yoga Center
Charlotte’s first yoga studio wants to be your go-to place for Iyengar yoga, a form of Hatha yoga emphasizing alignment. They share 8th Street Studio with North Carolina’s certifying center for Romana’s Pilates, Pilates Body Shaping. It’s best for students who can complete their six-week introduction series unless already well versed in the Iyengar method.
8th Street Studio, 1940 E 8th Street, Charlotte, NC, USA, +1 704 372 4289
Many of the city’s top instructors also choose to teach out of either Charlotte Yoga’s Park Towne or South End location. Classes start at 5:30 am and end at 8 pm, so no matter your schedule, you can find something to fit your life. Be aware that peak times and popular classes can get jam-packed, and most classes are hot.
Charlotte Yoga, 1430 Winnifred Street, Charlotte, NC, USA, +1 980 335 1136
The Yoga Oasis
Another studio in which to try Hatha yoga is The Yoga Oasis, which has moved away from a hot-focused class schedule so that yogis can work on generating their own heat through traditional sequences. Many loyal students have been practicing here for all or most of their 16 years in business.
Head to Enlighten for your Bikram or hot yoga fix with over 65 classes offered every week. They also feature performance yoga classes that cater to athletes, runners, and cyclists, and attendees often appreciate the diversity of the classes offered here.
Enlighten, 9852 Rea Road D2, Charlotte, NC, USA, +1 704 543 8000
One instructor, two classes—that’s all that Yoga Shala offers. Attend the Sunday morning devotional class from 10–11:30 am for an asana practice that ends with 15 minutes of meditation or the Wednesday evening tantra vinyasa ParaYoga® class, meaning an emphasis on stillness and breathing exercises.
Yoga Shala, 2205 Park Road, Charlotte, NC, USA, +1 980 272 8730
This untraditional yoga and fitness studio wants you to sweat, whether in their hot power or slow flow classes or unique classes like H3, an interval training-style class with a hip-hop soundtrack, or strength-focused classes that include weights. Other options that can help strengthen any yoga practice can also be found on their schedule, such as cardio- or strength-only classes.
Vibe5, 720 Governor Morrison Street Suite 140E, Charlotte, NC, USA, +1 704 362 3311
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