Our intention

Yoloha is here to help you build your physical skills, challenge you along the way, and achieve a greater sense of presence. Our classes are built for all levels, from beginner to advanced, and will guide you to a greater state of health, well-being, and connection. Each class will allow you to increase your body awareness, flexibility, and strength all while decreasing stress and providing a platform for personal growth. Everyone is unique, and your experience will be too. We recommend that you try all of our styles to experience the breadth of our offerings. Importantly, we are here to help guide you. As we too were once in your shoes, both as a brand new student and an avid practitioner, we are here to guide you during your yoga and fitness journey. Please call our studio or talk in person to any of our excellent staff and they will be able to assist you directly. Most importantly, know you can do this! See you on the mat.

OUR CLASSES

Yoloha Power & Hot Power

A fun, mixed-level vinyasa flow linking mind, body and breath with many modifications offered to amp up your practice. Class begins and ends nice and slow with a crescendo of heat-building poses in between. Whether you’re looking for a workout or to get your mind right after a long day, this class is for you. Hot power heated to 85-90 degrees.

Yoga Basics

We will work to break it down for newbies and seasoned yogis alike, giving us all a better understanding of how to move our bodies in a safe and effective way. The sequencing in this class is a bit slower with a deeper focus on alignment. We will offer lots of modifications and cues for everyone in the room, making this a fun and challenging class for every body!

Radiate and Meditate

This is an open level class that gives students the opportunity to explore body, breath, and mind. The class will have elements of both invigoration and relaxation; designed to leave practitioners feeling in tune and complete.

Align and Flow

Breath, foundation, alignment: this all levels class will start with grounding postures and build into a controlled warrior flow. Throughout class, cues will be given consistently to encourage your body into YOUR “perfect” form. Although this class will never be the same, as we think it is important to challenge the body in new ways, it will have repeated elements and foundational postures. If you are a beginner, this is a great class to try out and if you are an experienced practitioner, we guarantee we will find a way to challenge you.

Vin to Yin

The term “yoga” means to join, to form a union, to yolk, or to balance. All yoga is yoga and all of us need all of it. This class incorporates a little bit of everything. Vin to Yin starts with around 30-45 minutes of a yang style vinyasa flow to work all of the muscle groups, incorporate breath work, and warm the body. The remainder of the class is imposed of a yin, deep stretch, and restorative series that will get into those rigid areas of the body, and focus on the more meditative, cooling, and still side of the Asana practice. This challenging, opening, and energizing class is a well rounded way to begin your day.

Yin

This deeply meditative class targets the connective tissues of the body. Longer held poses offer deep relaxation and release of physical tension, especially in the hips and low back. Yin is a wonderful practice to balance out your busy life and is a great compliment to our more vigorous yoga classes. All levels are welcomed.

Surf Conditioning

A class geared towards surfers and those looking to improve their cardiovascular conditioning through functional training. Class will begin with 15 minutes of yoga that would be ideal before heading out in the water, then a 30 minute HIIT class for all levels, (think body weight, battle ropes, free weights and indo boards) closing with 15 minutes of yin yoga perfect for after a solid surf sesh…cross training for the water if flat! Wear sneakers and bring water!

Yoloha Burn

Think muscle not momentum. This slow power flow will challenge your mind and body, while allowing you adequate time to breathe and feel into the pose. We will work towards peak poses, while building heat with muscular endurance exercises. You will leave feeling empowered and ready to take on the day!

Buti Yoga

If booty dancing and yoga had a love child; Buti yoga would be the end result. Get ready to blow off the stress of the day, shake your booty and raise your heart rate in this high intensity, core-focused, aerobic dance work out. Buti Yoga is a dynamic musically driven physical practice fused with primal movement, HIIT cardio, tribal dance and deep (DEEP!) core engagement.
Buti yoga is a WONDERFUL complementary practice to vinyasa, weight lifting, and yin practices; it’s great for new moms who are wanting to rebuild strength in their lower bellies and pelvic floors, too!
Most importantly, it’s a safe environment to connect with your feminine nature (Shakti energy) with other beautiful, powerful people! Get ready to shake it, and let those pony tails fly— bring a friend and make it a yoga date!

OUR TEACHERS

Kate Counts
200hr RYT

With a college degree in education, Kate spent half a decade of her early adult life teaching Fourth Grade. During this time, Kate’s journey with yoga began as her time on the mat became a go-to for stress release – a way to regroup and truly focus on herself. After 5 years of teaching, she moved on to become a mom to three wonderful children, using yoga during each pregnancy as a way to witness the miracle of life growing within.

Years later, Kate started teaching fitness classes and training at a local gym. Yoga continued to be a major part of her life – now as a way not only to relieve stress, but as a way to sooth sore and tired muscles.

This is when Kate decided to pursue her 200hr RYT through Gaea Yoga Center in Mt. Pleasant in 2013. Through the last couple of years Kate has gained an appreciation for anatomy and the function of yoga, mainly focusing on skeletal variation, which makes us all so unique in our own bodies!

AshleyAnne Brown Yoloha Yoga Factory Teacher

ASHLEY ANNE
500HR RYT

AshleyAnne is a 500hr RYT, she received her 200 hr YTT from the Kripalu Yoga Center in 2012, and continued her studies finishing her 300 hr YTT from the Passion Yoga School in 2017. Her classes follow the Akhanda Yoga lineage, a traditional Indian style asana practice focusing on the energetic body. She holds space for her students to explore their primal human nature. Her classes advocate yogis to dive beyond the physical experience and connect internally with pranayama and meditation. She creates a sacred space for the community of students too feel silly, vulnerable, playful and whole. AshleyAnne specializes in stand up paddle board yoga, and prenatal yoga (85 hr YTT) Both classes offer the opportunity for her to fulfill her dharma (purpose) to empower and connect women to the nature and beauty surrounding them and within them.

Sara Jones Yoga Teacher Charleston

SARAH JONES
200 HR RYT

Sarah first stepped onto her mat in 2006 during finals week at the College of Charleston. What started as a heavy, anything-but-flexible method for dealing with stress and anxiety, soon became a graceful, go-with-the-flow way of life – especially after she was introduced to the styles of Baron Baptiste. Ten years later, Sarah received her training at Charleston Power Yoga. Now, with Baptiste Power Vinyasa at her foundation, Sarah enjoys instilling the benefits of yoga and mindfulness to students of all levels and can be found doing just that right here on James Island.

Emily Shoemaker Yoloha Yoga Factory Teacher

EMILY SHOEMAKER
200hr RYT

Yoga has been the main gateway for growth in Emily’s life. It has made her stronger and more flexible physically, it has taught her how to truly love herself and to love others, how to begin to let go of judgement and fear, how to persevere, and how to be more patient. She learns these lessons daily on her mat over and over.

Her favorite lesson is that even when she falls (which happens often), she can just get back up, find her breath, ground her feet, (or head or hands) onto her mat, and start again. She loves sharing these lessons as well as being a guide and a witness to the growth of others.

Emily received her 200 hour yoga teacher training in 2012. She also received her certification in children’s yoga in 2014.

Katherine Johnson Yoloha Yoga Instructor

Katherine Johnson
200hr ryt

Kat began practicing yoga when she was 13 as a way to spend more time with her mother. But she fell in love with power yoga during her college years as a way to deal with stress and challenge herself physically. She completed her yoga teacher training at Charleston Power Yoga in 2015 after spending a few years there as an assistant. She is a firm believer in the personal power of this practice and that each yogi can create an experience that fits their unique body and self. Kat tailors her classes to offer variations and modifications so that her students can confidently choose their own journey on their mats.

JENNY BROWN
200hr RYT

Jenny is the founder and main instructor at Shaka Surf School on Folly Beach.She’s an all-star surfer and a local legend.In addition to being an incredibly reassuring and encouraging force in the water, she’s been teaching yoga and pranayama for 20+ years.She routinely leads surf and yoga retreats in the Caribbean and Central America. You can catch her classes here at Yoloha and on the beach both independent of and in conjunction with surf sessions.She knows that the ocean and the earth as a whole are constantly reminding us how to fall back into rhythm, and she shares those messages beautifully.

Julie Luisi
200hr RYT

Julie was dragged to her first yoga class on the beach with her well-intended mother at the tender age of 13 and let’s just say that she wasn’t sold. Flash forward 10 years or so and Julie found a way back to her mat through hot power yoga. Despite her initial resistance, thinking yoga was just a bunch of stretching, she soon learned that it was so much more. Julie quickly fell in love with the physicality that this practice offers and, through getting on her mat more and more, experienced the transformational power that comes with moving intentionally in your own body. Yoga became the saving grace in Julie’s life. The breath, the movement, the community, it has healed her in so many ways, both physically and mentally. In 2018, she decided the greatest gift would be to share this practice with those around her and Julie became a 200 hour RYT through Charleston Power Yoga.

 

Christine Lentz Yoga Teacher Charleston

Christine Lentz
200hr RYT

Yoga is my anchor.

When the world is spinning around me or the waves are rough, I can come back to my mat and reconnect to the moment, to my body, to my breath and eventually find a sense of gratitude and connection. Everything else seems to fade into the background. Yoga, and all it’s wisdom allows me to remember who I am at my core, to come back to the present moment and to let go of all the “shoulds”.

Originally from Ohio, I moved to Charleston 5 years ago and absolutely love it! I have been a yoga student since 2005, and am still learning! Traveling the world with my love, cherishing a good glass of red wine, and taking a walk on the beach, are some of my favorite things.

I received my 200 hour from Gaea Yoga Center & am currently pursuing my 300 hr training from Asheville Yoga Center. My favorite styles to teach and practice include a Slow, Powerful Flow, Yin, Meditation, Pranayama and Yoga Nidra.

Kate Yoloha Yoga Factory

Katie Beaver
200hr RYT

Katie first practiced yoga in high school when it was recommended by her tennis coach as a way to stretch and prevent injury. At the College of Charleston, while studying for her degree in Sociology, yoga remained present in her life mostly on a physical basis. But after graduating, as she started exploring life as an “adult”, she felt her yoga practice transform into something more than just a movement routine. Yoga became a way for her to find deep connection and a sense of calm within. While practicing around town at many studios she soon realized she wanted to dive deeper into her yogi path. She trusted her gut and enrolled in the 200-hour certification through the Gaea Yoga School that she completed in 2017.

Everyone has different reasons for coming to the mat and Katie enjoys guiding students of all ages and levels into their own unique experience. Katie hopes her students leave her class feeling accomplished and enlivened, both in the mind and body.

Darcy Yoloha Yoga Factory Teacher

Darcy Mahan
200hr RYT

Darcy’s goal is to share a compassionate, body-positive approach to the practice of yoga. She especially loves teaching Yin, vinyasa flow, and kids yoga, always with an emphasis on mindfulness. Her yoga practice has taught her to be aware of the stories we tell ourselves and accept as truth, as well as the importance of making this self-chatter positive and liberating rather than limiting. She strives to provide classes that will strengthen your confidence as well as your muscles.

Darcy truly believes that every body is a “yoga body,” and her classes include variations for brand-new students and advanced practitioners alike. In a hustle-and-bustle culture, it is Darcy’s intention that her classes will provide you with an oasis of calm and kindness.

Jennifer Mitchell
200hr RYT

I am a believer of holistic, mindful and intentional living. Whether this be a physical practice or supplement for the body, therapy for the mind or clean choices of foods and wines, it all plays a role. My journey began as a personal one, self seeking, traveling and delving into practices that fed my soul. Yoga, water therapies, authentic connections, being with family and friends and simply being human are a few of those means. I have a background in mental health, years of yoga and therapy trainings and of course my hardest and most humbling endeavor yet, being a mom. I am on staff with Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, volunteer for numerous organizations and coordinate community events. I am always in the midst of transition to finding my best self. It is there where I show up most authentically and have presence in all I do, so I strive to have compassion both for myself and others, always. In essence, I am simply BEING.

OUR STUDENTS

Luanne Rowland
Luanne Rowland
18:02 09 Oct 19
Yoloha is absolutely the best yoga studio. The instructors are top notch. They are very knowledgeable and very welcoming and inspiring. They have a wide variety of classes, and the class descriptions are right on. But even if you go the same class every week, it is always different within the parameters of the description. I look forward to going every time.read more
Sarah Dalechek
Sarah Dalechek
14:57 05 Oct 19
Went to the studio for the first time today and tried a class as well as the cork yoga mat. I will definitely be back for another class as well as to purchase the mat. This mat is incredible especially for hot yoga because the sweat is absorbed into the cork material and you aren’t sliding everywhere!read more
Emma Senn
Emma Senn
23:41 04 Oct 19
Wow! I have nothing but good things to say about this place. The atmosphere is so calming and I think its so neat that the warehouse where they make the cork mats is right next door to the studio. SO cool! The power vinyasa class was rewarding physically and mentally. I will definitely be back for another class very soon 🙂read more
Tara Ellis
Tara Ellis
19:45 14 Sep 19
Today was my first experience at Yoga Factory by Yoloha. I took a power class and Kat was the instructor. I loved it! She was amazing and her class was challenging to say the least. 75 minutes of pouring sweat and I can't wait to go back! Definitely suggest this place to anyone interested in cleansing, clearing, and a challenge. Thanks Kat!read more
Cassandra Tulloh
Cassandra Tulloh
16:05 19 Aug 19
This is by far my favorite studio in Charleston. The instructors are absolutely amazing- really well trained and professional. You can tell that the practice of yoga is lived by each and every instructor, and it's real yoga: the mental and physical aspects, not just an exercise routine. Highly recommend!read more
Donya Satriale
Donya Satriale
21:42 18 Aug 19
I am absolutely blown away by this yoga studio! The instructors are amazing and truly inspire and encourage you. I really enjoyed the classes outside on the yoga deck and really looking forward to the garden that is underway! 🙂
Meghan Ward
Meghan Ward
20:33 09 Aug 19
Yoloha is awesome! I have taken many different classes from various instructors and they are knowledgeable and incredible. The vibe at Yoloha is inspiring and I always leave feeling rejuvenated and challenged! The yoga deck is a great addition and so fun to be outside for your practice. I cannot recommend Yoloha enough! I love lifting weights and the hot power yoga, Buti yoga and surf conditioning have left me feeling better than I have in years! Namaste!read more
Elizabeth Bryant Resch
Elizabeth Bryant Resch
16:39 07 Aug 19
I love that I found Yoloha! The Tuesday morning hot power yoga was awesome.
Lexie Wease
Lexie Wease
02:51 01 Aug 19
What an amazing studio! I was very interested in checking out the different yoga studios in the Charleston area and I decided to try this one. It was such a great experience. The instructors are very knowledgable and welcoming to all levels of people practicing yoga. I also really loved the environment. It is very relaxing and has a very natural and earthy vibe. Highly recommend this studio!read more
William Sloan
William Sloan
07:27 31 Jul 19
As a competitive tennis player my knees have taken a beating which has limited my court time. Having relied on tennis as a means of staying in shape, I was getting out of shape. Yoga became part of the solution and Yoga Factory turned it up a notch by introducing cork mats to me along with offering a variety of classes designed for specific outcomes. The clean look and feel of the "Original" mat appeals to me most. The firm grip prevents slipping and the cushioning capacity is easier on my knees. I recommend rotation through all the classes for the physical, mental, and emotional benefits for which each is designed. The instructors appear to be sincerely interested in providing a quality session each time. I am pleased with my experience.read more
Karl Marx
Karl Marx
15:48 23 May 19
I decided to check this place out while visiting Charleston, and it was an amazing choice. I went to Vin to Yin, and the class was incredible. The teacher was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. I love yin classses, but often find the long poses on the boring side. However, this was the perfect mix of effort and ease. I wish I lived here: I would be here every day. Thank you so much!!!read more
Jennifer Wray
Jennifer Wray
11:32 20 May 19
Never could get into yoga but have been going here for a few weeks and loving all of the classes and instructors! Highly recommend!
Joyanna Clark
Joyanna Clark
02:14 16 May 19
I LOVE this place! Such great, friendly energy and a very welcoming atmosphere. They offer a wide variety of classes to accommodate all levels of yoga and the teachers are seriously what makes this place so special. I can't say enough good things about Yoloha. Sign up for the new student $30 Unlimited for your first month and you'll be hooked. This yoga studio does not disappoint!read more
Aimee Louise Davy
Aimee Louise Davy
17:05 17 Apr 19
My husband and I love the classes and the vibe at Yoloha. We appreciate all of our instructors and have tried almost every class. We leave feeling super good each time and have found our studio! Love the cork mats and the community.
Andrea DesLauriers
Andrea DesLauriers
15:02 29 Mar 19
I love this studio so much! All the instructors are very knowledgeable and friendly and the overall atmosphere is just very relaxed. They also have a variety of their cork mats you get to use during classes which are amazing.
Aileen Lewis
Aileen Lewis
16:53 15 Feb 19
Really love having such a great yoga studio on James Island. Love the varied class offerings. Keep up the fantastic work!
Amelia Nadilo
Amelia Nadilo
15:47 07 Feb 19
When I first moved to Charleston in January I had my mind set that I would try out various studios to find one that had all I was looking for: variety of classes, knowledgable teachers, a welcoming space, and soul. After visiting Yoloha, I need not look any further. The teachers at Yoloha are so individual with their styles and offerings, and that is such a strength of a yoga studio. They have purposefully crafted classes that help members find their edge, peel back the layers of themselves, and get out of their heads. It is a safe, supported, and positive space. The other members are incredibly friendly, which adds to the charm of the studio. Yoloha has it all, and even more importantly, it has soul - and that is what creates a community.read more
Christine Pimm
Christine Pimm
02:20 10 Jan 19
Favorite studio in Charleston.... very knowledgeable instructors and a relaxing comfortable setting. I taught Hatha for years in the 90s....a lot has changed...but I'm inspired once again.
Maggie Standley
Maggie Standley
14:04 05 Dec 18
I'm so glad I found this yoga studio - Yoloha! visiting Charleston, staying on James Island and needing a recharge/recenter - I took yesterday morning's align/flow with Ashley Anne and super highly recommend! Thank you! I love the space, the cushy cork mats and will be back this morning!read more
Abigail Elsey
Abigail Elsey
16:15 23 Nov 18
Yoloha is such a great studio and they offer several unique workshops and classes. The staff is WONDERFUL and welcoming! The cork yoga mats are amazing and a complete game changer. This is the studio that helped me discover my deep love of yoga and I'm forever grateful for their kindness and dedication to wellness. Highly recommend!read more
Liz Lantz
Liz Lantz
14:47 21 Nov 18
Practicing at Yoloha always makes me feel refreshed, renewed, and empowered. The space (really great natural elements incorporated inside 4 walls), and the teaching style of the instructors are very welcoming to all levels of yoga practitioners. More than any other studio, I found that the people who practice there are also really friendly and welcoming! Every time I go to class I talk to someone new...and more than just a 'hey'. I'm so happy to have this studio on James Island!read more
Suzanne Dieter
Suzanne Dieter
15:26 30 Oct 18
I purchased the Vacation Pass while we were in town visiting family and I wish I could transport this studio back home with me 😊. I've taken two classes so far, Yoga Power and Align & Flow. Kat taught the Power class and she kicked my butt! I could feel the workout the whole rest of the day. Today I took Align & Flow, and, man, I LOVED it! AshleyAnne is an amazing teacher, she verbally cues you up on everything and helps bring your mind back when it wanders. I'm really looking forward to Radiate & Meditate tomorrow. Thanks so much for providing such an awesome space!read more
Lindsay Burick
Lindsay Burick
13:32 29 Oct 18
So happy to have found this studio on James Island! The space is beautiful and peaceful and very clean. The teachers are amazing and every class I’ve been to has been great! Super easy/convenient scheduling and location, plus they have all the props you might need. Great experience all around!read more
L Pace
L Pace
16:38 23 Oct 18
I tried Yoloha Yoga Factory based on the recommendation of a friend. They have a wonderful $30 first month New Client special, which I purchased. What a great deal! Unlimited yoga classes for one month allowed me to try a variety of classes, some of which I had never tried before, such as yin yoga. One of the best things about Yoloha is that it is a small studio, which provides an intimate feel for your practice. There are few distractions (good for a busy mind!) and it is immaculately clean. They provide plenty of props and the instructors are hands on, if you would like them to be.I think this studio is unique to the Charleston area and I would highly recommend that you give it a try.read more
Pure Sports Service
Pure Sports Service
19:14 17 Oct 18
I had one yoga class under my belt last month and after just a few classes i feel very comfortable walking in to any yoga studio with out being totally lost! Going to Yoloha after work or during lunch saves the day! I will definitely continue to learn from the lovely people at Yoloha.
Alexia Zecopoulos
Alexia Zecopoulos
12:39 15 Oct 18
My experience here has been incredible so far! I love the wide range of class times, the amazing instructors, and the all-inclusive + peaceful environment. This studio has helped me to form a new found admiration for yoga and for my body!
Taylor Taylor
Taylor Taylor
00:38 05 Oct 18
The hot yoga classes are awesome. Such a good workout! All the teachers are great, too!
Mira Kraft
Mira Kraft
13:58 30 Sep 18
LOVe. Destressing, uplifting experience every time. The classes are challenging, instructors are high caliber and the bright locale is lovely. Also love that it’s off the beaten path with easy parking, but that’s just a small bonus, I would certainly brave a challenging commute and parking situation for Yoloha any day:)read more
John Scrughan
John Scrughan
13:39 29 Sep 18
I love this studio!! The instructors are inspiring and motivating as well as personable. I always feel amazing after a class!!! It is very convenient that they offer a wide range of class types and class times, so it is easy to find time to fit one of these amazing classes into your schedule. I highly recommend!!read more
Lauren Comar
Lauren Comar
12:49 25 Sep 18
I have really enjoyed the classes and teachers at Yoloha. Great space for yoga - small and intimate yet light and airy. The teachers are so knowledgeable and the classes are consistently challenging. I always leave the studio feeling so much better than when I walked in.
Jacinda Standley
Jacinda Standley
12:26 14 May 18
This review is subject to change because I haven’t actually taken a class here yet, but I came by this morning to talk to someone about signing up not knowing what to expect, and it turns out that the front door opens right into the studio. So when people come in it interrupts whatever yoga session is going on. Embarrassing! So the instructor came out and told me that she was in the middle of a session and would be done at 8 and then basically shut the door in my face. Ok. I thought, “I’m not going to let that bother me; she is obviously teaching right now so I will come back at 8.” So I come all the way back at 8 and there is nobody here and the door is locked after I told her I would come back. I just feel like that was very rude and disrespectful of my time to not tell me she was not going to be here, and now I also have no idea how I’m supposed to sign up for these classes if every time you walk in you’re interrupting a class? Very uncomfortable, and I wonder if the classes are interrupted often? Maybe take a cue from Charleston Community Yoga and at least curtain off the studio so people can still come in and talk about memberships? Just a suggestion.read more
Hillary Sabbato
Hillary Sabbato
20:46 29 Mar 18
This is such a beautiful space with open and welcoming teachers. Love that this sweet studio is on James Island, so close to home. I have gotten to experience class with Emily, Jenny, and Sarah who all lead beautiful classes in their own style. Highly recommend checking this place out and can't wait to see how it grows!read more
Christine Lentz
Christine Lentz
12:03 29 Mar 18
Love love love having this yoga studio on James Island! Amazing energy and inspiring teachers. Loved Jenny, Kate, and Celia’s class so far! Excited to have this little gem in the community.
Gordon De Puy
Gordon De Puy
23:21 19 Feb 18
This is a really great studio with really dedicated instructors. I can't think of a better way to start the day off then with the challenging and meditative stretching that concludes the Vin to Yin classes that Emily teaches. The long-lasting effects of the deep stretches are a real game changer. I've also taken the power classes taught by both Celia and Katie and both instructors taught classes that surpassed my expectations and made it hard to leave class not feeling grounded and focused.read more
Morgan Rhodes
Morgan Rhodes
17:45 26 Jan 18
I attended two classes at Yoloha since its opening and they were both incredible. Both of the teachers (Emily & Celia) led very mindful, intentional classes that were just as challenging physically as they were meditative and grounding. The space was just as beautiful. I am just so happy to have a studio on James Island and was so delighted my experience so far exceeded my expectations. I shall return!read more
Katlin Chadwick
Katlin Chadwick
15:04 23 Jan 18
Truly a wonderful addition to James Island! The space is beautiful. Love that you have a choice of cork mat types (all hand-made by yoloha!)I like that there is a diverse offering of classes - some slower-paced and focused on breathe and alignment, some focused on holding poses, and others quicker power flows that build lots of heat. Also, all instructors teach a little differently, are very welcoming and open to feedback, and want to customize the practice to you.Would highly recommend!read more
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