Asheville’s Top Places to Practice Yoga Outside the Studio
Asheville is known for its top-notch yoga, its eclectic vibes, and its beautiful mountain landscapes, so it only seems natural to combine all these good things.
We love practicing yoga outside of a studio. It is a great way to connect with one's inner and outer landscapes. Asheville has some of the most unique yoga experiences,
Here are our favorites:
#1 Yoga on the Mountain
Looking for a unique way to unplug, unwind and reconnect? Join us for a Yoga on the Mountain Hike.
The Classic Hike: Take time for yourself, breathe deep, relax, and immerse in the beauty of our lovely Blue Ridge Mountains! Enjoy a 2 mile round trip hike to a mountaintop with stunning views, plus an hour of yoga for all levels at the summit. We’ll bring the mats. You bring your spirit of adventure! $45/person. Approx 2hrs.
Waterfall Upgrade: Have more time? Upgrade to a 3 mile round trip hike to a pounding waterfall, plus an hour of yoga in the forest along the way for an additional $20/person. $65/person. Approx 3hrs.
#2 Yoga in the Park
During the summer, Asheville Yoga Center hosts the ever popular Yoga in the Park. These donation-based classes are held on select Saturdays at 10am at Reuter Terrace in Pack Square Park. Classes are offered by some of Asheville’s most beloved teachers, and are typically very full! All proceeds raised from the classes benefit local nonprofits.
#3 Goat Yoga
with Franny’s Farm
Ready to get zen and bend with goats? Franny’s Farm has just the class for you: Goat Yoga. Come stretch, play, laugh and get your yoga on with cute little goats. A sense of humor required; yoga experience is not. Private and public classes based on availability.
#4 Yoga at the Botanical Gardens
Enjoy a private group yoga session at the Botanical Gardens (or your vacation rental, or another location of your choosing) with an experienced local yoga instructor. Choose between a gentle/beginners, slow flow, power vinyasa, alignment, restorative, or yin practice. This is especially great for bachelorette parties and girls getaways! We’d love to help you celebrate your time together!
Cost: $25/person. Minimum Group Size 6 (or flat fee for smaller groups) Mats & props provided. Locations outside a 10 mile radius of downtown Asheville may incur an additional travel charge.
#5 Buddhi Yoga
Have you tried Buddhi Yoga? It combines yoga asana, dance, kundalini, cardio, hip spiraling, and plyometric movement with GREAT music. That’s right, a beer sounds pretty good after all that. Join on select Sundays at 11:30am at Archetype West Asheville for a 1 hour class, and then stay for a beer! All levels welcome, show up with your mat and a smile for an awesome to start your week.