If you’re looking for a warm and welcoming place to keep or begin practicing, then Amsa Yoga is a sure bet for you! Purposely low tech and non-dogmatic, yogi pair Kimberly and John Puryear opened their studio in 2008 to provide variety to a city that, at the time, had only one other thriving studio. You’ll find a strong sense of community here where regular practitioners welcome newbies with open arms to join in their vinyasa, yin, and hatha practices. Keep an eye on the upcoming events at this studio as well! You may just find brilliant yogis like Sadie Nardini, Rod Stryker, or the South’s very own Stephanie Keach stopping by to share their wisdom and teach a workshop.
Located in the East side of Columbia, this single studio space floods with natural light from the glass door and front windows, giving it a comfortable and embracing feel. Chances are you’ll be greeted by studio owner, Kimberly, as you enter. She likes to check in her students personally and ensure that they feel welcomed. After class, feel free to pop across the street for a bite to eat at Panera Bread or shop some fair trade products at World Market.
Studios: One open studio capable of holding 40+ practitioners.
Classes: All-levels & Basics classes; Dynamic, hot, & gentle vinyasa; Restorative yoga and Yin yoga; Yoga for Women Cancer Survivors. Amsa offers a 200-hour Yoga Alliance teacher certification program.
Amenities: Cubbyholes to store your things, 2 unisex bathrooms, a cold water fridge, and fresh brewed tea in the winter.
Boutique: N/A. But look for mats, t-shirts, and books coming for sale soon!
Flooring: Wood laminate with subflooring underneath for a little extra bounce in your asana.
Parking: Ample parking with spillover into the Pier 1 Imports parking lot of necessary.
Vibration: Funky and fun! Comfortable and non-dogmatic. Buzzing with positive energy and a wonderful sense of community. Yogis you’ve never met will start up a conversation with you before and after class – a great place to meet new people and expand your circle of yogi friends!
140 Pellham Drive
Columbia, SC 29209
Phone: (803) 695-0031
City yoga is located in the Five Points district of Columbia near the USC campus. The studio has been at this location since 2003. City Yoga is a dedicated Anusara Studio. Their speciality classes include: hot yoga, vinyasa flow yoga, kids yoga, and prenatal yoga, all of which are taught using the spiritually uplifting Tantric philosophy and Universal Principles of Alignment Yoga at the heart of Anusara Yoga. Class offerings include levels 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3 Anusara classes, levels 1, 2, 3 vinyasa flow classes, gentle, hot, prenatal and kids yoga.
This beautiful facility was designed by the studio owner and founder Stacey Millner-Collins. It is truly a pleasure to practice in this space. The practice rooms are inspiring down to the detail. The large studio has windows that lead onto a lovely deck space and “backyard”. The changing rooms are a great added benefit! It was apparent that his studio is supported by a strong yoga community. The studio offers a warm, family oriented bhav.
Studios – 2, one capable of supporting 20+ practitioners one capable of supporting 45+ practitioners
Amenities – 2 restrooms, separate changing room, water fountain, great windows and views
Flooring – Amazing eco-friendly cork flooring. This floor type enhances every type of practice.
Bodywork – N/A
Childcare – N/A
Store – Nice store, complete apperal selection, books, DVD’s, mats, straps, blocks, meditation cushions, CD’s and mat bags
Parking – building has adjacent parking lot with plenty of spaces
Vibration – together, giving, dedicated and uplifting, environmentally friendly and open
2121 College Street
Columbia, SC 29205
Phone: (803) 799-5400
Columbia, SC 29201
Expecting Well Maternity Spa and Wellness Center is physician owned and supervised, offering Prenatal/non-prenatal yoga and pregnancy safe spa services: all trimester massage, skincare, non-toxic nails, waxing and sugaring hair removal, as well as wellness education for pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. You do not need to be pregnant to enjoy our safe products and services. We strive to be a resource center for growing families.
Studios – one studio capacity 15
Bodywork – yes
Child Care – N/A but possibly in the near future
Flooring – environmental and joint friendly cork flooring.
Store – dermalogica(R) skin care, resource and education center, more items being added in the future.
701 Whaley Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 765-2159