real hot yoga Knoxville


Our second Knoxville location is NOW OPEN in Bearden!

Classes will be labeled either WEST HILLS (this is our original Suburban Plaza/Trader Joe's plaza in West Knoxville) or

BEARDEN (this is our new satellite studio inside Bullman's at 4589 Kingston Pike/in the Western Plaza "down under" shops behind/below Fresh Market)


New Client Intro $40 
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RHY Knoxville



8023 Kingston Pike Suite 5

Knoxville, TN 37919

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Mon & Wed
5:30am -12:00pm & 4:00pm - 8:30pm

Tues & Thurs
5:30am - 1:15 & 4:00pm - 8:30pm


5:30am -12:00pm & 4:00pm - 7:15pm

8:30am - 2:15pm

12:30pm - 5:15pm

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Knoxville Instructors

Meet the real hot yoga team of certified yoga instructors at our Knoxville studio.

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Erin is a graduate of our Johnson City studio’s Baptiste inspired, 200 hour teacher training. She began her practice 8 years ago as a supplement to long distance running, but soon realized that yoga had so much more to offer than just ‘stretching’. Over the years, she has explored many different types of yoga, but has found particular love for the energetic and strengthening nature of power yoga.
By day, Erin works as a food scientist and has a passion for developing foods that support an active lifestyle. Her classes will follow suit by focusing on strength building and the development of the mind-body connection.
Yoga has been a long-time passion for Cindy. She attended her first yoga class in 1998 and was hooked. In 1999 when she began traveling extensively for work she packed her running shoes and a yoga mat and looked to running and yoga to keep her sane, happy, and fit wherever she went.
Over the past couple years, with a lighter travel schedule she took her yoga practice to a whole new level and began practicing 3-5 times a week in a studio environment. Seeing the need for a great yoga studio in West Knoxville, Cindy completed her RYT-200 training and decided to partner with a friend and open Knoxville’s first state of the art hot yoga studio.
With a busy studio to run, Cindy teaches just one class per week, but she's always around to offer support and looks forward to meeting everyone.
Jill has been a teacher for more than half her life. As a classically-trained flutist who performs with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, her first outlet for her teaching passion was music, and she is thrilled to now be able to add yoga to her teaching repertoire. She has been a student of yoga since 2002 and completed her 200-hour RYT certification in August 2011. Professional musical performance employs breath, body awareness, energy, flow and harmony — all qualities of successful yoga practice. Jill weaves together these similarities between music and yoga into the courses she teaches, helping her students to feel harmony with their bodies and spirit, and those around them. Jill teaches all levels of Vinyasa, or flow style yoga, from beginner through power.
Many years ago in So Cal that a dear friend first introduced her to yoga, and it was “love at first practice”. Several years later Tracy moved to Knoxville and got her RYT-200 yoga alliance certification. Since then she has gone on to become an ERYT-200 and YACEP with Yoga Alliance.  
Ashtanga based vinyasa and power flow yoga is her passion and yet she definitely knows when it’s a day for a restorative class.
Her goal is to make yoga welcoming and comfortable for all and to take the “fear or mystique” out of yoga. She wants to make each class fun and enjoyable, yet focusing on breath, alignment. She is crazy in love with her  sons and is thankful and blessed to spend her time sharing and teaching yoga to practitioners new and old.
Mona Clough, RYT
Experienced in teaching both Power Yoga (Ashtanga/Vinyasa style) and passive, relaxing Yin yoga, Mona’s main practice and love is an Ashtanga-inspired Vinyasa Power Yoga. She earned her 200 hour RYT with Cincinnati Yoga School with E-RYT Will Brasher, who is a certified Ashtanga instructor and pupil of Masterji Vishwanath (nephew and former assistant to “Guruji” Patabhi Jois), also certified in America in the Kripalu Yoga tradition by Martha Abbot and in Thai Yoga Massage by Rishi Dion.
As an Equal Opportunity Yoga devotee, Mona has also studied with:
  • Bryan Kest, one of the fathers of Power Yoga;
  • Kali Ray, founder of TriYoga;
  • Integral Yoga at Sri Satchidananda Ashram “Yogaville”—meditation, relaxation and prayer;
  • Baptiste power yoga with Mark White in Knoxville and in Florida; as well as at Simply Power Yoga in Cincinnati with Heidi Fricke;
  • Bikram Yoga at Bikram Yoga Richmond.
Amy first stepped into a yoga studio in 2002 as a compliment to her running. She was hooked from that point on and began teaching in 2005.
Being a runner & all too familiar with ITBS, along with tight hammies and hip flexors, Amy tends to focus on poses for runners. Whether it be strength or flexibility.
Amy’s classes are not your typical yoga class; no Om’ing here. She teaches a blend of Vinyasa and Power Yoga, combining sequences with pauses and a few chaturangas along the way. Her classes offer both easier and more difficult versions of poses, along with some great tunes and creative sequences.
Amy teaches a multi-leveled class that provides a balance of strength, flexibility and endurance, while uniquely challenging each participant in a playful way!
Micole started practicing yoga at 16 years old as mere means to stay fit. As her practice progressed, she began to see the benefits of yoga extend beyond her mat, alleviating anxiety and fear, and reconnecting Micole with her creative spirit. It wasn't long before she knew that sharing yoga with others was her life's calling.

Micole is trained in Sanga or community yoga, a hot power Vinyasa that focuses on service to others and reuniting each person with their one True Self. She completed her 200 RYT training through the Yoga Shelter, founded by Erik Paskel, in her hometown of Detroit, MI. She plans to continue her training to further specialize in teaching athletes and children.
Georgia earned her 200 hour certification with Mark White and Shelly Lowther in a Power Yoga, Baptiste Inspired Program located in Beaufort, South Carolina. Though a recent graduate, she is infatuated with teaching and devoted to sharing the benefits of the practice and the lifestyle.

Diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis as a child, Georgia turned to yoga for an alternative medicine at the ripe age of nine and has never looked back. Originally using yoga to heal the body, she has only more recently turned to Power Yoga for strengthening as well.

Dedicated to sharing this practice with others, Georgia teaches an energetic practice that combines power with self-healing and presence.
Emily completed her 230-hour yoga teacher training at The Asheville Yoga Center in Asheville, North Carolina. As a long-time yoga practitioner she loves the empowering, nurturing, calming, soothing, balancing, and joyful gifts it offers every time she steps on her mat. As an instructor she loves to share this with you!
Emily loves to teach, travel, hike, play with her dogs, hang out with her friends and meet new people, and she loves how yoga helps her do all of these things. She also loves that yoga can become a common language and bring people together, and she is passionate about creating a safe space for people to move and breathe.
Emily is a natural born teacher. In addition to teaching yoga, she is also a French professor.
Kristi first discovered yoga in Boulder, CO but committed to a steady practice when she moved to Nashville in 2008.  With a committed practice she became stronger, had more energy and started to eat and sleep better. On days she practiced her mind was more centered, she was more accepting and patient with those around her.
In 2012 she decided to take teacher training, completed her RYT200, and immediately started teaching Hot Hatha and Power Yoga in Nashville.
Her goal is to create a space, where students are challenged mentally and physically in a safe, supportive environment. Likewise she continues to seek out opportunities to challenge herself through workshops, new teachers, and a committed practice.
Kristi has loved getting to know a new community of yogis in Knoxville! 
Gary was one of our top graduates from our 2015 Real Hot Yoga 200-hour Yoga Alliance teacher training. 

Since then he's become an important part of our team and been voted as one of the top yoga instructors in Knoxville.

Gary is known for his creativity both in the sequencing of his classes as well as playlists. 

Gary's philosophy in yoga (and life) is "you don't have to be perfect, you just have to be present." All you have to do is show up and have fun - in Gary's classes and in your life!

Keaton is one of our top graduates from our 2015 Real Hot Yoga 200-hour Yoga Alliance teacher training. We are excited to welcome him to our team of exceptional instructors.
Keaton, in turn, is excited to share his knowledge and passion of yoga with all of you. 
Joanna Goan is an ERYT-200 & RYT-500 Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. Her teaching style incorporates a rigorous practice to deepen your journey into strength, mindfulness, endurance, and flexibility. She takes pride in the energy she brings to her students and will always encourage you to push your edge far beyond the limitations of your mind.

In addition to being a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Joanna is also currently enrolled in a Health Coach Training Program to become a Nationally Board Certified Health Coach. She embraces the significance of an overall healthy lifestyle that nourishes the mind, body, and spirit to realize personal transformation. 

Karen started on her fitness journey 30 years ago; Body Building, Aerobics, Tennis, Personal Training, Spin, Pilates, and finally YOGA. She accidently fell into teaching, started training in all the above disciplines, and became a certified instructor.
For yoga specifically, she completed two 200 RYT sessions, with a strong emphasis on Hatha, Karma, Jnana, and Bhakti Yoga. Her desire to watch and teach and help people break through and become strong and confident are her motivation behind teaching and seeing the amazing. She also enjoys witnessing the physical, mental and emotional shifts that people make through exercise.
Everything she trained for before yoga, was her preparation for yoga. Yoga finds us when we are ready. Those who are inflexible, need yoga to become more flexible. Those who are weak, need yoga to become strong. Those who are stressed, need yoga to become relaxed. She hopes to see you on the mat soon!
As a lifelong runner, Brandie had always used yoga as a means of counteracting the stress running put on her body. It was also a way of dealing with the demands of being a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom. It wasn't until she discovered the Baptiste methodology that she really fell in love with yoga and kissed her running shoes goodbye.
Baptiste yoga not only met the physical intensity that Brandie loved from running, but it also helped her to create space, awareness, peace, and confidence in her life on and off the mat. She has since had the privilege of training with Baron Baptiste and other well-known yoga teachers. 
Brandie finished her Baptiste training in late 2016 and immediately began teaching at Real Hot Yoga to get her required 100 teaching hours. Through teaching at Real Hot Yoga she acquired the required hours and hands-on experience to become Knoxville's first Baptise Certified teacher. 
Brandie is thrilled to continue sharing her passion for Baptiste Power Yoga at Real Hot Yoga. 
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