In 2020, health and immunity were in the international spotlight like never before. Unfortunately, especially at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, serenity and tranquility weren’t easy for many of us to achieve, and our physical fitness took a proverbial back seat.

Now, with yoga studios across Middle Tennessee open for classes, you can pursue improved personal wellness—both inside and out—in a community of like-minded students. Today, we’re bringing you our list of the best local yoga studios in Middle Tennessee. While things may be a bit different than they were pre-pandemic, classes are in full swing; the only thing missing is you!


Sanctuary for Yoga
Nashville, TN
sanctuaryforyoga.com

Sanctuary Yoga was founded by Daphne and Tom Larkin in 2004. Since its doors first opened, Sanctuary has remained dedicated to its founding principle: providing the people of Nashville with a space to evolve and grow as they take a creative yoga journey. 

Currently, Sanctuary offers classes in-person and online. As part of their focus on community wellness, the owners have decided that temperature checks are required upon each student’s check-in, and masks must be worn. 

Sanctuary Yoga offers a variety of classes, including:

  • Sanctuary Vinyasa Flow
  • Lunch Hour Flow
  • Early Morning Flow
  • Anjali Restorative Yoga
  • Candlelight Flow and Restore
  • Yin Yoga
  • Slow Flow
  • Super Gentle
  • Candlelight
  • Dharma
  • Y12SR : The Yoga of 12-Step Recovery

Free Flow Yoga
Franklin, TN

freeflowyoga.com

Free Flow Yoga won “Best Yoga” this year in Williamson’s Best, and it’s easy to see why. Between their infectious cheer and dedication to supporting every kind of body within Franklin’s community, Free Flow has easily endeared itself to a huge following. Whether you want a monthly pass, a once-in-a-while class, or a place to host a birthday party for someone quite small, Free Flow Yoga has you covered.

During the pandemic, they’ve made changes to keep their clients safe. In their larger studio, only 8 students may attend in person per class, while their smaller studio only holds 4. Check their app to preview class capacity; you can easily see how much space each participant will have by viewing the “instructor bubble.”

Free Flow Yoga offers the following classes:

  • Vinyasa Flow
  • Power Flow
  • Slow Flow
  • Restorative
  • 11:11 Yoga Fusion
  • NuPower Sculpt
  • Fly Bounce
  • LYT Yoga
  • Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga

Hola Yoga
Nashville, TN
holayogastudio.com

Hola Yoga’s “less is more” approach focuses on classic, alignment-based yoga. By focusing on essentials, each student is given the tools to embrace yoga at every stage of their lives. This inclusive studio has made substantial procedural changes to keep Nashvillians safe during the pandemic, including:

  • Requiring masks until students are situated on their mats
  • Frequent sanitization of surfaces and fixtures
  • High-tech air purification along with open doors and windows, weather permitting
  • Temperature checks at the counter
  • Reduced class size that preserves a 6-foot distance between each student
  • Towels, lockers, and showers temporarily not available
  • Teachers temporarily stopping hands-on adjustments
  • Students who are unwell, or have been in contact with an unwell person, are asked to stay home

Classes offered at Hola Yoga include:

  • Vinyasa Yoga
  • Heated Vinyasa
  • Slow Flow
  • Yin Yoga
  • Ashtanga Vinyasa
  • Heated Fusion
  • Power Lunch
  • Restorative
  • Skillful Vinyasa
  • Intermediate/Advanced Heated Vinyasa
  • Flow + Core
  • Flow + Restore
  • Flow + Yin
  • YogaStrength

Arden Yoga & Wellness
Murfreesboro, TN

ardenyoga.com

Arden Yoga is Murfreesboro’s yoga therapy resource. The owner, Kira Whitaker, has had a career arc that includes nursing, yoga certification, and health coaching. Thanks to her nursing background, she has always been careful to disinfect her studio and wash her hands between classes. In addition to her ongoing disinfection protocol, Kira requires students to wash before entering class. She is not performing hands-on adjustments at this time.

Arden Yoga is open for in-person and online classes through Zoom. Rather than offering multiple types of instruction, Kira incorporates the following 8 pillars of wellness into each session:

  • Daily Rhythm & Balance
  • Movement, Exercise, & Play
  • Food & Nourishment
  • Environment
  • Sleep & Rest
  • Relationships & Community
  • Mindy-Body Connection
  • Spirit & Soul

Steadfast & True Yoga
Nashville, TN
steadfastandtrueyoga.com

Gillian St. Clair, owner of Steadfast & True Yoga, has built this intentional community around the mantra “right actions, less distractions,” with an emphasis on ensuring that the yogic practice is accessible to all. Since its opening in 2010, Gillian’s studio has continually expanded. Today, more than 40 classes are taught every week at Steadfast & True.

This studio’s COVID-19 response includes the following:

  • Temperature checks at the desk
  • Masks are required 
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • In-person classes are capped at 8 students
  • The studio is disinfected after every session
  • Live and recorded virtual classes are available
  • Pre-registration for each class is required
  • No hands-on instruction will be conducted
  • No studio mats, blocks, or towels are available
  • Students who are feeling unwell, or have been in contact with anyone who has felt unwell, must remain at home
  • Students with unlimited passes may only attend 1 in-person class per day, but may attend as many virtual classes as they like

Steadfast & True offers the following classes:

  • Vinyasa Yoga
  • Slow Flow
  • Roll and Release
  • Wall Flow
  • Monthly Meditation 

Santosha Yoga
Hendersonville, TN
santoshayoganashville.com

Santosha is a word meaning complete contentment. On the Eight Limbed Path of yoga, Santosha describes the joyful deep peace within. Santosha Yoga strives to challenge your entire being by strengthening, meditation, and deep heat. Prepare to sweat and discover your inner source of energy and connection with others. Because every yoga pose offered can be modified, Santosha yoga is ideal for all bodies and ability levels. 

Santosha Yoga has established the following COVID-19 protocols:

  • No equipment or towel rentals due to COVID; showers are closed
  • Masks are requested until you are settled on your mat
  • No hands-on assistance at this time
  • Studio is kept clean and sanitary

Classes (heated and unheated):

  • Foundations of Flow
  • Power Flow
  • Yin Yoga

Lotus Rising Yoga
Spring Hill, TN

lotusrisingtn.com

At Lotus Rising, you’ll learn under the mantra, “Yoga isn’t about getting better at posing. It’s about getting better at living.” Rather than focusing on perfection, students are encouraged to discover their highest, truest selves through attention to purpose rather than an obsession with perfection.

Lotus Rising’s COVID-19 protocols include:

  • Masks required until you are settled on your mat
  • Bring your own mat, towel, and blanket
  • In-studio classes are capped at 8 participants
  • Studio surfaces and fixtures are disinfected between each class 

Classes:

  • Gentle Yoga
  • Vinyasa Flow
  • Restorative Yoga
  • All-Levels Hatha 
  • Yin Yoga
  • Slow Flow
  • Slow Flow + Restore
  • Heated Power Flow
  • Buti

Private sessions are also available for all levels. Private lessons may be booked for individuals or small groups.


NuPower Yoga & Barre
Nashville, TN
nupoweryogabarre.com

NuPower Yoga and Barre blends the flexibility training of yoga with the strength training of traditional weightlifting through the use of the ultra-gentle, perfectly ergonomic Nubell system. Join this safe, nurturing space to connect with your community, pursue your fitness goals, and embrace the healing power of yoga.

NuPower’s COVID-19 protocols include:

  • Pre-registration for each class
  • Temperature checks at the desk
  • Masks required until your instructor says you may remove it
  • Cubby and mat numbers will be assigned to ensure social distancing
  • Each student must bring their own mat, towel, and props
  • Students may purchase props and water upon arrival to the studio

The Hot Room Yoga & Wellness
Brentwood, TN
thehotroomtn.com

Brentwood’s The Hot Room is a member of the Original Hot Yoga Association dedicated to promoting the therapeutic benefits provided by the practice of hot yoga. Since its opening in 2015, The Hot Room has gained a loyal following among wellness-minded yoga students. Grab your mat and towel and arrive ready to sweat it out!

The Hot Room’s COVID-19 protocols include:

  • Social distancing is required 
  • Ozone air filters are activated daily
  • UV light and air filtration
  • Disinfection of all high-touch surfaces
  • Open studio door, weather permitting
  • No lavender towels are available
  • Flotex antimicrobial, antibacterial flooring
  • Students who are feeling unwell, or have been in contact with others who are feeling unwell, are asked to remain at home

Classes:

  • Hot 90
  • Hot 60
  • Hot 75
  • Hatha Hips
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Inferno Hot Pilates
  • Vinyasa Yoga
  • Yin Yoga (not heated)

Hot Yoga of East Nashville
Nashville, TN
hotyogaofeastnashville.com

Hot Yoga of East Nashville seeks to help students feel more at ease in their bodies, more at peace in their minds, and connected to their communities both mentally and spiritually. By nature, hot yoga is challenging, requiring hard work in pursuit of improved strength and stamina. Arrive prepared to sweat and strive for your best self!

Hot Yoga of East Nashville’s COVID-19 protocols include:

  • Limited class size to permit 10-foot spacing between mats
  • Pre-registration for each class is required
  • Temperatures will be checked at the desk
  • Students are asked to bring their own mats
  • Towels, straps, and lavender towels are not provided
  • No hands-on adjustments at this time
  • Studio is rigorously sanitized
  • Showers are offered at very limited capacity; students are asked to shower at home
  • Students who are not feeling well, or have been exposed to others who are not feeling well are asked to remain at home

Classes:

  • Heated and unheated Vinyasa Power Flow
  • Bikram Hot 26
  • Buti Yoga
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Yin Yoga
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