Laurels
Best Yoga Studios
in Columbia
2017

Why These Yoga Studios?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored yoga studios on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best yoga studios in Columbia, SC.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Amsa Yoga Studio

Amsa Yoga Studio welcomes yoga practitioners from beginners to advanced yogis at a variety of classes in Columbia. Classes are available in Yin Yoga, Yoga Basics, and more for all levels with Mixed Levels, Vinyasa Flow, and Warm Weekend Flow for more advanced students. Multiple class passes are available with five classes or 10 classes with no pre-registration ever required for any session.

Columbia, SC(803) 738-5305

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Begin Within Yoga & Wellness

Begin Within Yoga & Wellness is yoga training and therapy offered at City Yoga or Sandlapper Elementary School in Columbia by Yoga specialist Ginger Doughty. Ginger is a 500 eRYT and also has extensive martial arts and meditation training. Her practice includes training in Hatha Yoga Postures, Yoga Therapeutics, Nidra iRest, and Kundalini Yoga. She is a Certified Yoga Warrior with training for post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury as well as Healing Touch. Ginger is available for individual or small group private lessons. Clients reported “Ginger is most definitely the best yoga teacher” and “Ninja ‘Jinga rocks!”

Columbia, SC(803) 315-0390

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Bikram Yoga

Bikram Yoga is the only affiliated and certified Bikram Yoga studio in Columbia. The 3,700 square feet state-of-the-art studio is heated to approximately 105 degrees with 40% humidity and has carpeted floors and mirrored walls. The hot yoga room is maintained at 95 degrees has antimicrobial flooring, mirrors, and a new HVAC heating system. The studio offers 18 classes per week in the 26 poses of Bikram Yoga and seven sessions of Inferno Hot Pilates for students of all levels.

Columbia, SC(803) 730-8225

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Chapin Yoga Center

Chapin Yoga Center is a yoga studio in Chapin with a variety of classes for families and adults of all levels in beginning and advanced yoga techniques. Students can choose from basic sessions focused on movements and breath work to more advanced classes for fitness and fun. A Family Yoga class is available on the first Sunday of each month geared toward elementary and middle school-aged children and younger. The center also offers special event workshops for children, Yoga Nidra Class, Chakra Balancing Yoga Class, and SUP Yoga classes on Lake Murray.

Chapin, SC(803) 816-1080

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City Yoga

City Yoga is a yoga and wellness center in Columbia that offers classes for all levels of yoga practitioners. Classes in Yin Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Ashtanga Primary Series, and the Feldenkrais Method are available. The iRest Yoga Nidra class is free to active military members and their spouses, and Kids’ Yoga Classes are available for younger students. All classes cost $10 and no pre-registration is ever required. City Yoga hosts workshops and retreats and is a Yoga Alliance Registered Rasika Yoga School offering 200-hour Basic Registered Yoga Teacher Training.

Columbia, SC(803) 799-5400

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Fit Columbia & Fit Yoga

Fit Columbia & Fit Yoga is a fitness gym in Columbia offering classes in yoga, Pilates, martial arts, and group fitness to students from beginners to advanced practitioners. The 1,000 square feet studio includes a yoga wall with ropes and harnesses to allow students to hang upside down or practice the more challenging Iyengar yoga poses. Classes in Wall and Aerial Yoga are available for private or semi-private groups. Instructors practice and teach Kundalini Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Thai Yoga Massage, and Aerial Yoga.

Columbia, SC(803) 529-4075

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Grass Roots Yoga

Grass Roots Yoga offers yoga classes at the Palmetto Performing Arts Studio in Columbia for students at every level. Mitchell Hughes received his Yoga Teacher Certification in 2004. He specializes in working with injured athletes and clients in chronic pain using yoga to help in relief and recovery of movement and agility. Root Camp is a twice weekly class which is a combination of yoga, martial arts, cardio, core, and fitness training for beginning to advanced students. Classes are held on Mondays and Wednesday and some portions of the class are held outside when weather permits. Root Camp is eight weeks with a total of 17 classes.

Columbia, SC(803) 665-9642

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Infinite Yoga

Infinite Yoga is a yoga studio in Columbia with a focus on using yoga to create a better relationship between the student’s mind and body. The owner and instructor, Maxine Deutschendorf, is a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance, a member of Integral Yoga Teachers Association, and a trained LifeForce Yoga Teacher. Classes are open to all levels and private sessions are available. Maxine also offers on-site classes in Workplace Yoga and hosts seminars, workshops, or private retreats covering topics such as stress management, living mindfully, and healthy decision making.

Columbia, SC(803) 960-5371

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Mindful Living Studio

Mindful Living Studio is owned and operated by Diane Barnes in West Columbia for the purpose of sharing over four decades of yoga training and discipline. Vessel Yoga developed from her study of Kripalu Yoga, Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo, and other research. Two classes per week are available for a maximum of 10 participants and students must register in advance.

West Columbia, SC(803) 739-8701

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Pink Lotus Yoga Center

Pink Lotus Yoga Center is a yoga studio in Lexington with classes in Vinyasa, Yoga Nidra, Gentle Yin, Aerial Yoga, and more for students from beginner to advanced practitioners. Nicole is the owner and lead instructor. She is a 500-hour eRYT and regularly hosts special workshops for established yogis and teachers. All of the other instructors have 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher Certification in various disciplines such as Baptiste, Prenatal Yoga, Swing Yoga, and Gotta Yoga.

Lexington, SC(803) 931-2074

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Southern Sky Yoga

Southern Sky Yoga is a yoga studio in Columbia that holds classes for students at every level. Basic level classes are suitable for beginners with a slow pace and plenty of instructions. More moderately challenging classes are available for physically fit beginners as well as practicing yogis and include Vinyasa Yoga and Stress Relief Yoga. Advanced classes are more like individual practice sessions with less focus on instruction. Private sessions are available for personal yoga training, guided meditation, and guided relaxation by appointment only. Southern Sky Yoga hosts workshops and other special events throughout the year.

Columbia, SC(803) 338-0348

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Two Turtles Yoga

Two Turtles Yoga is a yoga studio in Lexington with a focus on small group lessons in basic yoga. The owner and instructor is a regionally certified yoga instructor through Yoga Alliance. Beginning or advanced students are welcome to learn foundational yoga poses in slow paced sessions designed to teach cardiovascular control, mental concentration, body awareness, and equilibrium while stretching and relaxing the body. Reservations are required and can be scheduled by text message or email.

Lexington, SC(803) 917-8359

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Yoga and Wellness with Anahata

Yoga and Wellness with Anahata is a yoga studio in Columbia focused on Kundalini Yoga and meditation. The owner and instructor, Nicki Anahata has over four decades of experience in the practice and teaching of yoga for health and stress management. Classes are available in Kundalini Yoga for Beginners, Mantra Mash and Meditation, and WomanLight Pregnancy Yoga.

Columbia, SC(803) 765-2159

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Yoga Masala and Masala on Main

Yoga Masala and Masala on Main has two locations in Columbia offering hot yoga classes, Pilates, and more in basic, intermediate, and advanced levels. Yoga Masala opened in 2011 with South Carolina’s only adaptive yoga class while Masala on Main opened in 2015 and offers restorative yoga and meditation classes. The studios offer 15 memberships or packages custom-tailored to the client’s needs and expectations with over 40 classes per week to choose from. The 200-hour Vinyasa teaching training program is also available by registration only.

Columbia, SC(803) 748-9642

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Yoga with Liz Locke

Yoga with Liz Locke offers 50-minute yoga classes in Columbia for all levels designed to develop flexibility, balance, and mental focus. The classes concentrate on strengthening the body to improve running efficiency and prevent injury. Non-runners are welcome to participate and students must bring a mat, a water bottle, and an open mind. Participants are invited to sign up for classes at the website.

Columbia, SC(803) 799-4786

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