Yoga has been increasing in popularity over the last decade. It’s no longer an exercise with a “just for women” stigma, but rather is finally being respected as a full-body workout promoting strength and flexibility for men and women alike.
Since yoga studios are typically opened by teachers, you could argue that a studio can only be as good as its teachers. Below we’ve listed the best yoga studios in Nashville and mentioned either the teachers who founded or own the studio, or if they no longer teach, we recommended a couple of other teachers to check out. The “best” yoga studio is also your opinion, since each studio has a slightly different way of teaching or practices a different form of yoga altogether. For example, some people love hot yoga and some people don’t. If you’re new to yoga, we recommend checking out several studios to see what the best fit is for you.
In no particular order, here are the best yoga studios in Nashville.
Best Yoga Studios in Nashville
Sanctuary for Yoga
Sanctuary for Yoga opened in 2004, which makes it one of the most established yoga studios in Nashville. Tom and Daphne Larkin are the founders of the studio, and they are great teachers to check out if you’re new to yoga or the studio. While Sanctuary for Yoga focuses on Prana Vinyasa Flow, they also offer other classes like Yin Yoga and even prenatal yoga classes.
Located in Green Hills, it’s a pretty convenient location to park and get your yoga on. They also have a boutique if you’re in need of a yoga mat, accessories or clothing.
Hot Yoga Plus
Hot Yoga Plus is one of the most popular hot yoga studios in Nashville. They have several locations, but we recommend the Elliston Place studio since we’re focusing on Davidson county. While the studio does focus on hot yoga, you can also find non-heated rooms where power flow and restorative yoga take place. A couple teachers we love over there are Dawn Cunningham and Brent Coleman.
Steadfast and True Yoga
Steadfast and True Yoga recently relocated to historic Germantown. The studio was founded by Gillian St. Clair in 2010, and continues to gain traction as one of the top yoga studios in Nashville. A lot of the classes at Steadfast and True are Ashtanga or Vinyasa based, however, they also mix it up with classes like Acro yoga on Thursday nights.
Hot Yoga of East Nashville
Hot Yoga of East Nashville is fairly new to the yoga scene but has blown people away. This studio opened in 2012 by Brooke Asbury as she saw a need for hot yoga on the East side. We hear so many people rave about their experience at this studio. The focus is on Hot Yoga, but there are also Vinyasa and prenatal classes. New students can get a killer deal of 10 classes for $20!
Kali Yuga Yoga
Kali Yuga Yoga is also located in East Nashville and is owned by Leah Lillios King. This studio is known for having a wonderful community of people. Kali Yuga Yoga offers a range of classes with some being in a normal temperature room and others being in a heated room.
Shakti Power Yoga
Shakti Power Yoga is a studio off Music Row near downtown Nashville. Founded in 2012 by Kelly Farina-Carter and Lauren Farina, Shakti Power Yoga has definitely developed a tribe of loyal students who spread the word about the studio. Classes range from a sunrise flow to power hour at lunch time.
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