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ATLANTA'S BEST YOGA STUDIOS

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UPDATED OCT 14, 2019

It’s truly an exciting time to be a yogi in Atlanta! The yoga community is passionate, vast, and crazy creative. Whether you’re on the market for a new tribe or curious about the hottest place for hot yoga, you’re sure to find a fit (or two) in Atlanta’s yogi community.

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SAMANTHA DIMAURO

FITT ATLANTA CONTRIBUTOR

Get to know the wholesome community behind Yonder Yoga, welcoming students at Westside Village and taking over for Thunderbolt Power Yoga in Buckhead Court. This studio offers hot power yoga classes on the daily and sprinkles in some fan favorites like Dubstep and Hip Hop Power Flow. Every class ends with a cool-down featuring a eucalyptus essential oil-doused Savasana towel, designed to mesh with lemongrass and lavender diffused in the room. This is relaxation at its peak.

Founder Shelly Lowther is a certified badass and Baptiste-style yoga teacher — conquering Mount Kilimanjaro is checked off her bucket list, and you can bet her classes are as powerful and motivating as she is. Sign up for weekly Power Hours out of their Old Fourth Ward location to get your butt kicked in the best way, or opt for Yinpowerment, which combines the easing elements of Yin yoga with the kick-pow-punch of power.

This studio prides itself on being the first Bikram practice in the area and keeps true to tradition. They heat the room to a solid 106 degrees and flow through a series of 26 postures in a 90-minute session. Owner Cristina Rey credits this style of yoga for the control, trust, and stability she has with her body when indulging in her hobby of free-form skydiving (perks of the job, we suppose). Come find your own purpose and get hot at their VaHi studio.

This popular yoga studio is making Atlanta sweat more than usual. They’ve made their mark all over the city—from Midtown to Buckhead to Ponce City Market—and bring with them a line-up of high-intensity workouts paired with all the focus and flow of yoga. Head to Yoga Sculpt for free weights, squats, cardio poses, and inevitably sweat-drenched yoga towels.

Wondering about hot yoga? Wonder no more. Midtown’s evolation offers beginner-level “warm” classes to quite literally warm you up. Once you’re good and cozy, hop into a Bikram or Barkan method class to put your muscles to the test. Also, keep an eye on their event line-up. They frequently offer seminars, introducing philosophy and storytelling into your routine.

On the edge of Little Five Points, you’ll find this eclectic haven for rebel yogis. They’re all about being affordable ($10 for a drop-in!), accessible (there’s something for everyone and every ability), and the home of Metal Yoga (“Melt your face off in a very relaxing and healing way,” they say). Stop by for “yogahour”—a laid-back class dedicated to perfecting your form and flow—or try “buddha-licious” and find your flow to some ’80s hip-hop.

onlYoga takes pride in creating intimate and challenging core courses, all creatively designed by the staff. Stop into their Midtown spot on a Saturday to see for yourself! That’s when they offer free Ashtanga classes for both seasoned and fresh-faced yogis. But watch their event page for the real hidden gems — you’ll see offerings like OY Aerial yoga classes, Thai massages, and body rolling workshops.

Highland Yoga flows in Grant Park, VaHi, and Buckhead, and all of the studios are heated to 93 degrees and host creatively-structured classes. For example, Heated Power Vinyasa is an all-body workout all about strength, while Slow Burn Vinyasa really focuses on your core. But the star of the show is the Yin/Restorative class, dedicated to soothing sore muscles and speeding up recovery.

Heating up in Brookhaven and Buckhead, BURN’s most popular class is Burn Sculpt Yoga: a mix of Pilates, barre, and yoga (and you can bet free weights are involved!). For added fun, you’ll wear a heart rate monitor to track your sweat sesh in real time and see it on the 70-inch in-studio TV. If this isn’t enough of a burn for you, pair your yoga with cycling and kickboxing classes.

This studio (that borders Buckhead, Midtown, and, of course, Westside) offers five distinct classes, each one focusing on a different kind of yogic style. Build your strength at the BURN power yoga classes, or RESTORE your sanity with light Vinyasa flow and a heavy dose of meditation. And if you’re still searching for your flow, this might be where you’ll find it.

Red Hot Yoga kicks your typical sweat sesh up a notch. Their Hot and Power classes are superheated to 102 degrees for some real release and relaxation after the workday. If you can’t wait until 5 o’clock, swing through Buckhead and stop in for a Lunch Crunch class to get in your midday ab workout.

Found in East Atlanta, Old Fourth Ward, and by the airport in Hapeville, Sacred Thread offers highly unique classes. Though, if we had to pick any, we’d say check out their Yoga Nidra class, a practice that includes body scan, sensory perception, and imagery exercises. Practicing it is said to ease insomnia and stimulate deep relaxation.

Formerly Infinity Yoga, this popular studio has ungone a metamorphosis and joined the expansive, nationwide YogaWorks family. In Brookhaven, Buckhead, Dunwoody, and Old Fourth Ward, yogis of all ages and abilities can get down with their signature and ever-popular classes like Heated Vinyasa, Yoga for Runners and Athletes, Power to the Core, Yoga Sculpt, Flow and Meditation, and many more. Fitt Tip: for a price to match, you can buy a YW passport to gain access to all ATL locations.

From the moment you enter its door in Grant Park, Nirvana Yoga’s studio will feel like home. The studio, with a vibe that’s sort of a cross between Buddhist temple and a ski lodge, houses a community passionate about their alignment-based and Vinyasa flows. From a Rise and Shine Yoga Flow to Moonlit Movement and all the hours between, Nirvana has everything—including Hip Hop Yoga workshops—that you need for your practice.

New to Buckhead, Bring it Om Yoga channels the vibes from New York City and LA communities, creating a clean, crisp, and, dare we say, beautiful space to deepen your practice. The infrared-heated studio offers a signature power Vinyasa, but also a low-intensity restorative flow to cultivate awareness and reflection. Bonus: being in the Andrews Square development, they’re neighbors with {SAMA} Food For Balance — refuel with a coffee, cold-pressed juice, or Brekkie Bowl!

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