9 Unique Places to Practice Yoga In Asheville

Summertime is around the corner, meaning outdoor activities are a must! We are blessed with having scenery most would envy right in our backyards, and there are several ways to get in touch with nature while also reconnecting with your significant other. With all the stresses that life and work can bring, it is of the essence to find ways to ensure our bodies, minds and relationships are as healthy as possible. From our picturesque parks, to scenic waterfalls, breweries, and even a salt cave, we have compiled some interesting ways to do yoga in Asheville with your love. 

Yoga + Nature

June 2nd – September 1st
Asheville Yoga Center
Cost: Donation based

The popular Yoga in the Park series is back! Classes are held on most Saturdays at 10am at Reuter Terrace in Pack Square Park. Proceeds from these donation-based classes will benefit Homeward Bound and United Way. Yoga in the Park will occur on the following Saturdays: June 2nd, June 9th, June 16th, June 30th, July 7th, July 14th, July 21st, July 28th, August 11th, August 18h, August 25th, and September 1st. 

Asheville Yoga Center
Yoga in the Park. Photo Credit: Asheville Yoga Center
July 26th – 29th
Various locations, Asheville
Cost: $50 – $430

A yogi’s dream, the Asheville Yoga Festival will feature yoga classes held in a variety of scenic locations, as well as other activities including meditation, music, talks, SUP yoga, and walking tours. Be sure to also venture to the Mountain Air Market for a bite or some shopping. The pedestrian-friendly festival combines the vibrant vibe of Downtown Asheville with the picturesque view of the Appalachian Mountains.

asheville yoga festival
Photo Credit: Asheville Yoga Festival
Biltmore Estate
Every Saturday and Sunday until October 28th
Cost: Included with stay at The Inn, Village Hotel, or Cottage

For locals who want a relaxing staycation, look no further than the Biltmore. This grandiose estate offers complimentary outdoor yoga classes for guests who stay at The Inn, Village Hotel, or Cottage. Saturday morning classes are held at The Grand Terrace of The Inn at 8:15 a.m, and Sunday classes are held at Village Green in Antler Hill Village at 8:15 a.m. Guests will be provided towels and no mat is required. 

Select dates until October 12th
12 Eagle Street, Asheville
Cost: $38

Available on a monthly basis, class last approximately 45 minutes and aim to release tension and reintegrate the 5 body sheaths of your being (physical, energy, emotional, mental, etheric). Upcoming classes will take place June 22nd, July 20th, August 17th, September 21st, and October 12th. 

Select dates from May 26th – September 1st
Catawba Falls, Blue Ridge Parkway
Cost: starts at $39

Founded in 2017 by Miranda Peterson, Namaste in Nature’s purpose is provide a way to unwind from the daily pressures and stresses while simultaneously getting in touch with nature. Beginners to advanced yogis will find a class or journey best suited for them, with choices such as the upcoming Waterfall Yoga Hikes and Mountain Yoga Hikes, each lasting between 2-3 hours. Those seeking a more immersive experience can partake in one of the various Multi-Day Retreats offered, such as the Weekend Adult Summer Yoga Camp or Whitewater Wellness Weekend taking place starting July 21st. Additionally, a portion of proceeds is donated to plant a tree via onetreeplanted.org.

Photo Credit: Namaste in Nature

Yoga + Animals

Saturdays at 10am
Sanctuary Brewing
Cost: $5

Yoga is only made better by animals; that’s just a fact. A yoga class for $5 is already a steal, but add on top of that the opportunity to interact with the Sanctuary animal family and you have a fantastic way to start your weekend. Post-class brews are a must.

Select dates until December 30th
Franny’s Farm, 22 Franny’s Farm Rd
Cost: $18

Franny’s Farm is not only going to help you bend, stretch, and reinvigorate yourself, they’re going to let you do it while baby goats roam around you. Public classes are beginners level and are held on the last Sunday of the month, but private classes can also be reserved. Upcoming public classes will take place on June 24th, July 29th, August 26th, September 23rd and October 28th. 

Yoga with Goats! Farm Friend Bend at Franny’s Farm. Photo Credit: Franny’s Farm

Yoga + Drinks

Held every Wednesday at 6pm
Oskar Blues Brewery
Cost: $5

Pack up your mat and partake in this all levels yoga class, held every Wednesday from 6-7pm. Classes are approximately an hour long and all levels are welcome to participate. Arrive early to take advantage of their weekly Farmer’s Market held from 4-7pm and featuring live music and food from Oskar Blues CHUBwagon.

upcountry brewing
Photo Credit: UpCountry Brewing
Every Sunday until December 30th
UpCountry Brewing
Cost: $5

Every Sunday join instructor Robin Lewis for Sunday Beer and Yoga at UpCountry Brewing. The hour-long classes are only $5 and are suitable for all levels. Be sure to bring your own yoga mat, and participants also receive a pour of your favorite UpCountry brew at the end of the class. 

 

Feature Image: Asheville Yoga Center


One Response to “9 Unique Places to Practice Yoga In Asheville”

  1. Beverly-Hanks

    Connect with your body. Connect with the community. Have fun! What more could you want from a unique yoga experience?

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