Need to de-stress while you get in shape? Want to check out a great place for some restorative muscle stretching? These are the best places in Nashville to find your zen and achieve inner peace through yoga.
Hot Yoga of East Nashville
If you want to be challenged physically and mentally while intertwining your body, mind, and spirit, Hot Yoga of East Nashville has just what you need. The studio offers yoga classes using the Bikram method; it also has prenatal classes in addition to those using Vinyasa Power Flow, Buti Yoga, Ashtanga and Restorative methods. The heat from the space will stretch your muscles and strengthen your cardiovascular system. Hot yoga provides detoxification, acting as preventative medicine by working your muscles, organs, glands, and joints.
Hot Yoga of East Nashville, 807 Main Street, Nashville, TN, USA, +1 615 678 8079
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Bringing together the body and mind, Liberation Yoga exists to create unity. The leader of the studio is Raquel, who takes a healing and holistic approach to yoga. She has a background in Zen Buddhism and integrates this into her yoga classes. With a focus on Vinyasa yoga, participants enhance their physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.
Liberation also offers classes from other teachers who all use different methods and take a different approach to yoga. The connecting goal of all, however, is to elevate people to a place where they find greater peace and knowledge of their bodies.
Liberation Yoga, 2907 12th Ave. S., Nashville, TN, USA, +1 615 541 5109
Shakti Power Yoga
In order to promote increased flexibility and generate sweat, Shakti Power Yoga holds classes in a heated space, which allows the body to purge toxins that can hold us back physically and spiritually. The studio offers many asana styles of yoga but focuses on Power Yoga, which is intense and challenging. Instructors use both traditional and modified versions of ancient postures in their classes, which also incorporate meditation.
There is an unheated space on the second floor where Vinyasa, Tin, Restorative and Ashtanga classes take place.
Shakti Power Yoga, 65 Music Square East, Nashville, TN, USA, +1 615 942 8100
The Hot Room
Located south of Nashville in the city of Brentwood is The Hot Room, which is a yoga and wellness center. The studio specializes in Hot Yoga and Pilates, and also offer Hot Pilates classes. The Hot 26 & 2 class goes through the 26 hot yoga asana postures and uses two breathing exercises, which stretches and strengthens muscles. The Hot Pilates class is high intensity, with the goal of strengthening your core and burning fat.
The Hot Room, 93 Seaboard Lane #1004, Brentwood, TN, USA, +1 615 457 3075
Taking a unique approach, Healing Spirit practices Svaroopa yoga, which specializes in core opening and spine decompression. The studio helps yogis find strength, awareness, calmness and peace within. The classes, which also incorporate meditation and holistic treatments, teach people to quiet their minds while intersecting the healing of body, mind, and spirit.
Healing Spirit, Sylvan Park Neighborhood, Nashville, TN, USA, +1 615 212 9642
Sanctuary for Yoga, Body & Spirit
Co-founded by Daphne and Tom Larkin, Sanctuary for Yoga, Body & Spirit offers several different yoga classes, as well as live music classes. These lessons are for beginners or more advanced yogis, and all are breath-centered, exploring the energy known as prana. The primary form of yoga offered is Prana Vinyasa Flow, but the studio also holds classes in yoga styles like Yin Yoga, Gentle Flow, and Vinyasa Flow. The environment at Sanctuary for Yoga is nurturing and challenges people to develop a strong sense of community and find stillness within.
After helping a friend open a prenatal/postnatal yoga studio in Minneapolis, Jennifer Derryberry Mann was inspired to start her own in Nashville. In 2014, Blooma Nashville Yoga was born. Jenni felt a deep connection to the Blooma concept, which opened her eyes to the importance of self-care. The studio offers classes for moms, as well as children, men, and even grandparents. From Prenatal Yoga and BYOB (Bring Your Own Baby) Yoga to Restorative Fitness and Barre classes, Blooma instills a message of well-being into everyone who walks through its doors.
Blooma Nashville, 4107 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN, USA, +1 615 797 8064
With infrared heating and antimicrobial flooring, Yoga Harmony is a community-based yoga studio that opened in 2011 and focuses on health and comfort and is a completely handicapped-accessible venue. The cork flooring offers a non-slip surface that is easy on the joints, adhering to the goal of being a space centered around well-being. The heating elements at Yoga Harmony offer health benefits like cellulite reduction, decreased joint stiffness, and the release of toxins.
Yoga Harmony, 4920 Charlotte Pike, Nashville, TN, USA, +1 615 823 3919
12 South Yoga
Also known as The Iyengar Yoga Center of Nashville, 12 South Yoga is the only certified Iyengar studio in the city. Teachers of the Iyengar system must complete a thorough training program, commit to daily practice and regular study. They must also pass an assessment exam. With a focus on detail and precision, Iyengar Yoga benefits people in two ways: it pays attention to poses so that students can absorb how to achieve them, and it offers instruction on precise body alignment that uses props like blankets, blocks, and bolsters.
12 South Yoga, 2814 12th Ave. S., Nashville, TN, USA, +1 615 385 3600
At Epic Yoga, the focus is on what’s inside. The studio doesn’t have mirrors so that students can be empowered to look within. The mission of the space is to inspire everyone who walks through the doors to become transformed by the powers of yoga and community. The instructors don’t practice with their students. Instead, they devote their attention to making sure that each person gets what they need from their class. They do this by offering tips on keeping your body safe and your mind focused.
Epic Yoga, 782 Old Hickory Blvd., Brentwood, TN, USA, +1 615 730 8368