Exploring the yoga scene in a city is a great way to get a feel for the different neighborhood cultures, find new events, and meet new people. This is half the fun of joining a yoga studio, right?? These Nashville yoga studios are the best in the city, and they each have a unique character that reflects the neighborhood each resides in.
Tuck your yoga mat under your arm and give them a try!
Inner Light Yoga
With hustle and heart anything is possible — Inner Light Yoga’s message is posted in Instagram-worthy fashion on the back wall of the studio. And it’s true, anything is possible, especially at Inner Light where the instructors put together empowering playlists combined with strengthening poses. This high-energy studio right in 12th South teaches yoga, but these classes are yoga workouts, so expect to break a sweat.
Who doesn’t want to flow it out in a cool and trendy space? This plant-filled studio is part gym, part plant shop, and part art boutique — which means it’s the most gorgeous place to take your workout. Plus, Growhouse offers two types of meditation classes, Vinyasa flow yoga, and Buti yoga in the bustling Five Points area of East Nashville.
Right off Wedgewood Ave. around the corner from 8th Ave. South, Yogasoul seeks to empower you with a variety of classes and workshops like acro yoga, candlelight Vinyasa, Yin yoga and more. Weekly classes include a variety of hot yoga flows, a class just for protecting your wrists, live music flow, yoga strength, and a Yin, pranayama, and meditation class. If you’re looking to spice up your practice, Yogasoul has just what you need.
Sanctuary for Yoga
If you want to dive deeper into your practice, then Sanctuary in Green Hills is the place for you. Their longer classes can go up to an hour and a half, and allow time for instruction and practicing inversions. Don’t be intimidated though, the yogis are passionate about their practice, and they are there to help you explore your own passion for yoga (even if you don’t want to go upside-down).
Fahrenheit Yoga Studio
Fahrenheit Yoga previously called Brentwood home, but they are currently in the process of building a new studio in the historic 12th South neighborhood. While not officially open yet, if their old studio is any indication, you can expect the use of infrared heating technology and eco-friendly cork cushioned floors for the ultimate hot yoga experience.
Hot Yoga Plus
This modern studio in Elliston Place has a big city feel, which probably stems from the enormous amount of events Hot Yoga Plus is involved in. In addition to ass-kicking hot yoga, Hot Yoga Plus also teaches paddleboard yoga with Paddle Up Nashville, and they’re starting a marathon team!
If you like it hot, Yoga Harmony is your spot. They use infrared heat which makes the class much less humid than other heating methods (we’ve got enough humidity in Nashville). While not quite Bikram, their hot90 class is pretty close, and they also have 60- and 75-minute versions for the days you want to take it easy. Their Tender Lovin’ Harmony class is a restorative can’t-miss, but you’ll need to make reservations in advance.
Currently bringing the sweat to Brentwood and the booming Green Hills area (coming soon), Nashville yogis can’t get enough of CorePower Yoga. The reason? This yoga space is all about fitness. If you’re new to yoga, see how the practice can actually be an effective workout. If you’re an avid yogi, CorePower will take your practice up a notch by incorporating strength and cardio moves into their flows.
Small World Yoga
Small World Yoga has been connecting Nashville communities to the power of yoga and bringing yogis together since 2014. And with a recently-opened brick-and-mortar studio, they’re continuing to give back in a big way. Stop by the Music City’s first non-profit community yoga studio on 17th Ave. S for Power Vinyasa, Deep Rest, or a weekly donation-based Community class. We can’t think of a better way to benefit your body and your soul.
Hot Yoga of East Nashville
Hot Yoga of East Nashville is a cool East Nashville yoga studio that offers something for everyone, from meditative to some of the most fun sessions you’ll find in a yoga practice. You’ll definitely get the neighborhood vibe here, and you can support it, too. Give back to the community by joining their donation-based class that benefits an East Nashville charity.
Steadfast and True Yoga
Flowing in Germantown, Steadfast and True Yoga is edgy, innovative, and varied. Take anything from Ashtanga and Iyengar to Hatha Vinyasa and Hatha Opening. This conversational studio—everyone is always smiling—focuses on the student and what he or she needs from the yoga practice.
Making their home in the ever-so-charming 12th South neighborhood and off Central Ave., Liberation Yoga is a fun, friendly place where you can get in some flows taught by elite teachers. How elite? Raquel, the studio owner, has a background in Zen Buddhism, and she provides a nice synergy between yoga and inner connection.
Kundalini Rising Yoga
If you haven’t tried Kundalini yoga yet, you’re missing out. But you don’t have to go far to find it. Kundalini Rising Yoga is across the street from Belmont University and within walking distance to 12th South and Edgehill neighborhoods. Their meditative and healing classes will transform your mind and body, while also working muscles you didn’t even realize you had.
Eighth Ave. is booming with cool new spots and now, you can add an awesome yoga studio to the list. NuPower Yoga offers a fresh take on the traditional practice by incorporating nuBell weights into their classes. Unroll your mat in their heated flow, Vinyasa, or restorative yoga classes and get ready to leave feeling balanced and rejuvenated. Still wondering what nuBell weights are? Stop by their studio and see for yourself.
Shakti Power Yoga
Right on Music Row in the center of town, Shakti is a Nashville favorite. This colorful studio is set in an old house, providing a true sanctuary to come and detox. It’s like doing yoga in your living room — but without the cat. Plus, they offer heated power flows as well as some rare gems like Yin and Tantra yoga.
If you need variety in your workout, then Studio 51st in The Nations is your spot. Bounce, dance, cycling, yoga, and barre — Studio 51st has all of your exercise needs covered. Keep your heart rate up and your body aligned and focused in their Vinyasa flow, power flow, and restorative yoga classes.
Hot yoga-lovers of West Nashville, Sumits Yoga is your new favorite place. Sumits, right in between Bellemeade and Bellevue, offers your traditional hot yoga class, along with a hot Vinyasa flow, a core strength, yoga, and pilates fusion, and an ambient class that focuses on breath and self awareness. Zen out and get in a killer sweat sesh at the same time.
Looking for more than just a yoga studio? You’re in luck. Climb Nashville is just as much a climbing and fitness gym as it is yoga studio. Both the West and East Nashville locations offer a variety of yoga classes from yoga strength and Vinyasa flow to restorative yoga and a meditation and yoga fusion class. After you’ve stretched it out, you’ll be fully ready to take on the toughest problems on their indoor climbing wall.
**Updated by Kate Wilke, August 2018