According to Carolyn, creative director at South End's newest yoga studio, boutique and juice bar, there are no excuses as to why you can't visit Breathing Room. In the yoga room, the floors are made of bamboo, which is "good for the knees," she says, and classes range from beginner to advanced. Carolyn and her partner Lynette wanted to go as green as possible, which affected everything from design choices to using reusable shopping bags. The Pure Bar offers fresh-squeezed juice and organic tea and coffee. In the retail area, you can find sophisticated brands of yoga wear, including Lululemon Athletica, a first in Charlotte. And to support the local arts, Breathing Room will show local art and be a part of the South End gallery crawl, where they will offer a special yoga class with a live musician. "There's so much more than yoga here," says Carolyn. "Yoga is everywhere in life."
Location: 214 W. Tremont Ave.
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-8:15 p.m.
Contact: 704-335-3315, www.breathingonline.com