• The Yoga Center of Charlotte

Charlotte’s First Yoga Studio – since 1993

Phyllis Rollins opened Iyengar Yoga Charlotte (previously The Yoga Center) in 1993 as Charlotte’s first yoga studio. Since then, yoga has blossomed in Charlotte. At IYC, six skilled teachers now offer classes anchored in the teachings of BKS Iyengar. Each is individual in their approach to teaching, so all of our classes are a unique expression of these different styles. Try each one to find the best fit for you and your learning style.


Our intro series is open to students new to Yoga, or the Iyengar method. We encourage all new students to complete our six-week Introduction to Yoga Series. These classes cover the basics of alignment, action, and philosophy according to the Iyengar tradition.


All our teachers at The Yoga Center have trained extensively in the methods of Iyengar Yoga. We are proud to have the only three certified Iyengar teachers in Charlotte teaching at our studio.


One-on-one instruction allows your lesson to be geared toward what your body needs, address muscular imbalances, and modify for any injuries and/or physical challenges.


  • Monday
    Time Class Teacher Book
    11:00am - 12:30pm Level 1 & 2 Erin View Details
    6:00pm - 7:30pm Level 1 & 2 Phyllis View Details
  • Tuesday
    Time Class Teacher Book
    10:00am - 12:00pm Level 2 & 3 Phyllis View Details
    5:00pm - 6:15pm Level 1 Tami View Details
    6:30pm - 8:00pm Intro to Yoga Series Phyllis View Details
  • Wednesday
    Time Class Teacher Book
    11:00am - 12:30pm Gentle Yoga Phyllis View Details
  • Thursday
    Time Class Teacher Book
    6:30pm - 8:00pm Level 1 & 2 Phyllis View Details
  • Saturday
    Time Class Teacher Book
    8:30am - 9:45am Level 1 & 2 Shawna View Details
    10:00am - 11:30am Level 1 & 2 Phyllis View Details


  • Fundraising Event Friday, February 21, 2020, 7:30 PM

    Knight Theater
    430 S. Tryon St.

    Cosmo and I have been in training for months to be a part of the So You Think You Can Bark event. This event will raise money for the Animal’s Medical Support Fund which helps dogs or cats in need of medical care and free spay neuter services. He was not previously an athletic dog but I promise that his down dog will inspire us all to get on the mat. You can support him by contributing to our campaign here. Our goal is $10,000 and we are on the way!
    Cosmo wants you to see how he’s doing on the training side so he has agreed to come to the studio and give you a preview on Nov. 3 at 1:30. You can contribute then and help us raise money to keep pets healthy and eliminate euthanasia of healthy pets.

  • Sutra Study Group Next study, Feb 22, 2020

    Learn the English Translation of the Sutras!
    Every Third Saturday of the Month, 12:00 – 1:00pm.

    We will use Iyengar’s translation from Light on the Yoga Sutras and copies will be provided for use during our class. We will chant the entire four books in about 45 minutes. This will continue the process of memorizing the English that some of us began during the Kristin Chirhart workshop this spring.

  • Six-Week Intro to Iyengar Yoga Series Next series starts Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020

    Broaden your horizons with Iyengar Yoga!
    $90 for 6 classes.
    Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:00pm

    This series will provide you with really meaningful instruction that will help you improve your practice and progress your poses in a safe and helpful way. Sign up online now. You can repeat Intro 1 Series on Tuesdays for a strong foundation in the standing poses.

  • A Restorative Yoga Workshop Saturday, February 29, 2020.

    Finding the Light and Love Within You.
    DATE CHANGE: February 29, 2020, 1:30 – 4:00 PM

    Like yoga, love often is described as a feeling of completeness, wholeness, or unity. Only when you find that love and union with your deepest self, are you truly whole, complete, and free to love others. With an emphasis on exploring supported backbends for opening the heart, you’ll discover a sense of deep compassion and contentment for yourself and others.

    All levels welcome.

  • Intensive at Casa Om, Cancun, Mexico March 1 - 7, 2020

    Asana Intensive at CASA OM in Mexico with Alex Cleveland and Phyllis
    Casa Om, Cancun, Mexico
    March 1 – 7, 2020

    Spend six days and five nights in beautiful Puerto Morelos. Your week will be filled with fifteen daily yoga classes rich in philosophy and a depth of teaching which will propel you to new depths of practice and understanding. We will be taking the group on a walking tour of the Botanical Gardens during our free time on Monday afternoon and a trip to the Tulum ruins on Wednesday as part of your package. Casa Om has several room options, and you can choose from a double room $1630 or a single room for $2030. This includes transportation from the airport and two delicious vegetarian meal a day as well as a group trip to the ruins. Puerto Morelos offers myriad activities to fill your free time including beach and water adventures, proximity to Mayan ruins and shopping. Or enjoy one of the many therapeutic spa treatments at Casa Om. Clear your schedule and join us for a fabulous winter break.

    Room Options:

    Dorm $1230
    Double with shared bath $1630
    Double with private bath $1830
    King or queen with private bath $1830
    Private room and bath $2030

  • Take Root and Grow with the Rope Wall Saturday, March 7, 2020.

    Celebrate the rebirth of spring by planting your roots, growing tall, and blooming with the Great Yoga Wall®.
    Saturday, March 7, 2020, 1:30 – 4:30 PM

    In this intimate workshop, you will explore unique ways to get grounded and lengthen the spine in standing poses, forward bends, backbends, and inversions.  You also will discover how to use the mind to manifest greater expansion in the spine, creating the freedom to blossom in your practice and your life.  This workshop is open to students who have completed the introductory course and above.  Pre-register for this special event as space is very limited.   Join us for this cozy workshop to take root and grow!

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