• 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 Phyllis 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
  • Sunday
    Time Class Teacher Book
    4:00pm - 5:30pm Restorative Tami View Details


May 12, May 15, May 16, 2019 classes.

May 14, 2019, 5pm class.

Memorial Day Holiday, May 25 – 27, 2019.


  • Sutra Study Group Next group study, May 18, 2019

    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, May 21, 2019

    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.

  • Yoga Nidra Class Wednesday, May 29, 2019

    Calm Your Mind and Body by Reaching Deeper Levels of Consciousness with the Yoga Nidra Technique!
    Wednesday, 6:00 – 7:15pm.

    Yoga Nidra is a practice that calms the mind and body so that a deep state of rest and spacious awareness is experienced. Your teacher will lead this class with gentle movement, guided breathing and relaxation using specific Yoga Nidra techniques. Once the activity of the mind is suspended, a state of deep inner consciousness can be reached.

  • Movie Screening Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 7:30pm

    Iyengar: The Man, Yoga and the Student’s Journey
    Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 7:30pm

    Iyengar Yoga Charlotte is hosting this feature length documentary by Jake Clennell. This intimate portrait of Iyengar showcases the profound spirituality embedded in his practice. Our screening at the Manor Theater will be Green Lighted once we have sold the 46 tickets required. Purchase your tickets here and join us for an inspiring evening!

  • Spacious Relief July 13, 2019

    Love Your Lower Back with the Rope Wall!
    $75 for the class.
    Saturday, July 13, 2019, 12:30 – 3:30pm

    Enjoy the spaciousness and relief that comes when you take the time to give your lower back some love with the rope wall.  In this intimate workshop, you will experience fun ways to elongate the spine, create stability in the core, and keep your low back feeling strong and happy.  You also will discover just how physical and mental stress affect lower back health, what you can do about it, and if all else fails, how to get out of spasm.  You will spend plenty of time warming up before moving to a variety of poses to lengthen, strengthen, and rejuvenate the low back.  You’ll cool down in a way that helps you savor what you’ve created with your practice and time with the rope wall.  This workshop is open to those who have completed the introductory level or equivalent.  Pre-register for this special event as space is very limited.  Join us for this cozy workshop and find spacious relief in your low back!

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