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Nashville might be a little late to the "yoga" craze—but the last year has seen a definite uptick in downward facing dog. From hot yoga to power yoga, from the paddle version to the wee hours of the morning version, there's something for every seasoned yogi stopping through town.
1. Shakti Yoga. Located just off of music row, Shakti yoga offers many different classes to suit different levels—but all are hot, hot, hot. With temperatures always above 95 degrees, it's lucky that their bathroom/shower facilities are top notch. Owned and operated by two sisters, Kelly and Lauren Farina, Shakti Yoga offers a beautiful studio in the heart of one of the fastest-paced parts of town. Where better to unwind?
2. Sanctuary Yoga. With two studios (one in Green Hills and one in the Gulch), Sanctuary Yoga has quickly become one of the go-to places for expert yoga instruction. Twenty-one different teachers with different specialties offer a wide variety of practices for beginners to seasoned veterans. For nearly 10 years, Sanctuary Yoga has been a pioneer in the movement to bring more yoga to Nashville.
3. Steadfast and True Yoga. Every year, Steadfast and True Yoga facilitates countless workshops, trips, and instructional weekends, with some of the best yogis around the nation. From a 2014 Ashtanga Yoga workshop with David Swenson, to a Yoga Retreat to Nicaragua, Steadfast and True is a place to recharge, or amp up your yoga flow.