21 places to do yoga outside in Charlotte

21 places to do yoga outside in Charlotte
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This guide is proudly presented by OrthoCarolina – our partners in healthy living. If you want more outdoor itinerary inspiration, check out OrthoCarolina’s blog. Happy exploring.

Spring is the perfect time for outdoor yoga. It’s not too hot, unless you’re into hot yoga, and winter’s chill has finally left the air.

Whether you’re a seasoned yogi or you don’t know the difference between warrior two and crow pose, there are plenty of spaces to practice.

  • Here are 21 places to practice yoga outside this spring.

Of note: Classes are 60 minutes unless otherwise indicated. Many spaces beyond the yoga studio, such as breweries and museums offer indoor yoga, but this guide focuses on where you can do outdoor yoga.

1. Aura Rooftop

Head to the rooftop at JW Marriott in Uptown for yoga and aromatherapy and reconnecting to your breath with CorePower Yoga. 

Cost: $25

Upcoming dates: May 1 from 10am until noon. Details

2. Ballantyne

Head south for SweatNET’s Ballantyne Vibe Yoga + Mimosas with Dancing Lotus Yoga + Arts on April 16 at 10am.

  • Expect DropSound headphones to help bring you closer to your 45-minute practice of yoga fused with dance, followed by mimosas.
  • Class will be at Ballantyne Park (11405 Community House Road).

Cost: $5 for SweatNET members; $15 for non-members. You must be 21 years old and have a valid ID for a mimosa. Details.

Then, on Earth Day, April 22, head to Ballantyne’s Backyard (11611 North Community House Road) for a 45-minute gentle flow class and meditation, using DropSound headphones.

  • The class will be followed by a $5 showing of the Disney movie Wall-E, food trucks and brews.

Cost: Free for SweatNET members; $15 for non-members. Details

3. Camp North End

Counterculture Club, an alcohol-free community, will lead a 60-minute yoga series at Camp North End every Sunday at 10am.
Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door and free for Counterculture Club members. Details

Photo courtesy of Counterculture Club

4. Cordial Rooftop

Dancing Lotus Yoga + Arts offers two classes at Cordial Rooftop at the AC Hotel by Marriott in SouthPark. Flow every Monday night a 6:30pm.

Cost: $10. Details.

The ELEVATE practice combines grounding yoga poses and high-intensity exercises. It’s every Tuesday at 6:30pm. 

Cost: $15. Details.

5. Devil’s Logic Brewing

Head to Elizabeth for Devil’s Logic Brewhouse Yoga every Saturday at 10:30am.

Cost: $10; includes your Devil’s Logic drink of choice, and a donation to Habitual Roots, a nonprofit helping people foster positive self-care habits. Details

6. Free Range Brewing

Every Sunday, Dancing Lotus Yoga + Arts leads a class at 10:30am with noise-isolating headphones.

Cost: Free. Details

Photo courtesy of Free Range Brewing

7. Free Will Craft + Vine

Put on your noise-isolating headphones and ground down in NoDa with Dancing Lotus Yoga + Arts every Wednesday at 6:30pm.

Cost: $10. Details

8. Freedom Park

Habitual Roots will lead three yoga classes a week at Freedom Park in Dilworth under the island amphitheater pavilion:

  • Monday and Wednesday at 6:30pm.
  • Saturday at 9am.

Expect to discuss your intentions, experience and conscious awareness topics to build good self-care habits. 

Cost: Donation-based. Details

9. Giddy Goat

Head to Plaza Midwood for Morning Flow + Joe with Dancing Lotus Yoga + Arts every Thursday at 7am. It will be a gentle flow, meant to awaken you.

Cost: $5; includes a drip coffee. Details

Dancing Lotus Yoga + Arts co-founder, Jasmine Vializ. Photo courtesy Dancing Lotus Yoga + Arts

10. Harvey B. Gantt Center

Yoga on the Rooftop is every Sunday at 12:30pm, led by Sajeedah Jones, surrounded by skyline views. 

Cost: Free for Gantt Center members and $10 for non-members. Details. 

11. Lenny Boy Brewing Co.

One Fest, by Dancing Lotus Yoga + Arts, will feature yoga, music, healing and arts on May 7 from 8:30am until 10pm. It will include more than 45 indoor and outdoor classes and workshops, plus a DJ glow yoga party, vendors, food trucks and more.

Cost: Tickets start at $30. Details

Plus, you can practice yoga every Thursday at 7pm and Saturday at 10am at Lenny Boy. Classes are held outside when weather permits.

Cost: $5; includes a 6 oz. kombucha after class. Details

Photo courtesy of Lenny Boy Brewing Co.

12. Metropolitan

Head to Midtown for a rooftop (Level 6 of the parking deckif you need a landmark, look for Trader Joe’s on the ground level) sunset flow with NoDa Yoga’s Grace Millsap and DJ Soulsong on April 12 at 6pm.

Cost: Free for SweatNET members; $15 for non-members. Details

13. Mint Museum Randloph

Dancing Lotus Yoga + Arts will lead you through a grounding practice every Saturday at 10am using DropSound noise isolating headphones.

My thought bubble: I took a class last summer, and it was so peaceful.

Cost: $10; free for museum members. Details.

Photo courtesy of Dancing Lotus Yoga + Arts

14. NoDa Brewing 

Head to NoDa Brewing’s Lawn every Sunday starting May 1 at 10:45am.

Cost: $5. Details.

15. Pinhouse

Join Dancing Lotus Yoga + Arts for yoga every Saturday at 10am.

Cost: $10. Details

Plus, head to Plaza Midwood for Ladies Lifestyle Network Spring Experience on April 23 from 11am until 2pm. Charlotte Pop Up Yoga will lead the class, followed by a journaling session. 

Cost: $22.50; includes a beverage, snacks and sweets, a journal and vendor samples. Details.

16. Rosie’s Coffee & Wine Garden

Disappear into an idyllic garden in NoDa for a gentle morning flow with Dancing Lotus Yoga + Arts every Friday at 8:30am.

Cost: $10. Details

Photo courtesy of Dancing Lotus Yoga + Arts

17. Summit Seltzer

Fuse dance and yoga in during a 45-minute class in Wesley Heights with Dancing Lotus Yoga + Arts.

  • Wear supportive sneakers. A mat is not required.

Cost: $10. Details

18. Sweet Grass Farm

Yoga with goats. That’s right, goats, at Sweet Grass Farm in Huntersville. Mats are provided, and newcomers are welcome, but you’re encouraged to wear a shirt with sleeves.

Cost: $30. Details.

Upcoming dates: April 30, May 14 and 28.

19. U.S. National Whitewater Center

Tuck Fest includes 19 chances to practice from April 29 through May 1. Details.

Memorial Day Celebration, May 28-29, features seven classes. Details.

Cost: Most classes are free, but standup paddle board yoga is $30 or free for annual pass holders. Also, you do have to pay for parking ($6).

Plus, Daily yoga runs May through September:

  • Monday 6:30pm
  • Tuesday 9:30am and 6:30pm
  • Wednesday 6:30pm
  • Thursday 9:30am and 6:30pm
  • Friday 9:30am and 6:30pm
  • Saturday 9:30am, 11:30am and 6:30pm
  • Sunday 11:30am and 2:30pm

Cost: Classes are free, but you do have to pay for parking ($6). Details.

20. Urban Farm at Aldersgate

Head to east Charlotte  for a twilight flow with Dancing Lotus Yoga +Arts.

Upcoming dates: April 15 and 29 and May 13 and 27 at 6:30pm.

Cost: $10. Details

21. Victoria Yards

Inspire the Fire’s FIRE FEST at Charlotte SHOUT! in Uptown will celebrate Black culture, music, art food, fashion and dance. Plus it will include a trap yoga class. Expect a vinyasa-style flow, with a live DJ spinning trap music.

Cost: Free. Details


Photo courtesy of Dancing Lotus Yoga + Arts


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