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Channel your inner chi at Charlotte's 5 best yoga studios

Channel your inner chi at Charlotte's 5 best yoga studios
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By Hoodline - Published on August 01, 2018.

Looking for the best yoga options near you?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top yoga spots around Charlotte, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you're searching for a place to practice yoga. 

1. Yoga One

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Topping the list is Yoga One. Located at 1318 Central Ave., Suite D2 in Elizabeth, this is the highest-rated yoga spot in Charlotte, boasting 4.5 stars out of 94 reviews on Yelp. The establishment offers 70 classes every week, including power flow, power beats, slow flow, slow flow beats, meditation classes, prenatal classes, mommy and mini classes, monthly workshops and teacher trainings, per its website.

"I am so happy to have found Yoga One. The instructors are kind, smart and helpful," wrote Yelper Maeve G. "Everyone who attends class is respectful. They have classes that can work with almost any schedule. They will help out beginners and challenge veterans."

2. Air Aerial Fitness

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Next up is Eastover's Air Aerial Fitness, situated at 1043-C Providence Road. With five stars out of 25 reviews on Yelp, the barre class, yoga and aerial fitness spot has proven to be a local favorite. For those who are unfamiliar, Air is an intense aerial fitness training program fusing elements of conditioning, Pilates, ballet and HIIT (high intensity interval training) on aerial hammocks.

Classes include Air Foundation: a 50-minute beginner class that introduces new clients to aerial exercises on hammocks, emphasizing basic alignment, foundation and specific muscle action. Looking for something more advanced? Check out Air Flow, which fuses basic to advanced yoga poses with aerial hammocks to allow for a full body stretch, building strength and mental coordination. 

3. Bellies and Babies

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Cotswold's Bellies and Babies, located at 5109 Monroe Road, Suite E, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the yoga spot five stars out of 24 reviews. Classes include Prenatal Yoga, suitable for all trimesters for those with or without previous yoga experience to strengthen the pelvic muscles, improve circulation, reduce swelling, exercise the spine and increase overall comfort.

For those who have already given birth, check out the Mom + Baby class, where moms can tone and stretch as their babies develop motor skills. Instructors advise that mothers bring blankets to lay on their mats for their children.

4. Y2 Yoga

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Y2 Yoga, a yoga spot in Cotswold, is another much-loved go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 40 Yelp reviews. The studio offers both heated and non-heated classes, and both flow-style vinyasa and power yoga practices. (Find more class descriptions here.) Private instruction and classes for children are also available. Head over to 274 S. Sharon Amity Road to see for yourself.

5. Be Yoga

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Over in Dilworth, check out Be Yoga, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 29 reviews on Yelp. The studio with multiple locations offers beginners personalized sessions as well as introductory classes. For those ready for more, check out classes like powerful flow, aerial yoga and universal yoga. You can find the yoga spot at 1247 East Blvd., Suite 250.