Top 10 Must-Do’s in Atlanta
Kashi Meditation Center Atlanta
Thank you Dr. Chelsea Jackson for inviting us to your home studio! Kashi is a soothing and soulfully nourishing place to learn yoga and meditation. Upon entering, you’re greeted by peaceful sounds, incense, books, altars, and warm rooms. This is such a metaphor for the yoga community in Atlanta, which is very loving and accepting.
Ponce City Market
Take the Beltline Bike Ride and head to the Ponce City Market! It’s the old Sears warehouse converted into modern and spacious indoor and outdoor dining, coffee bars, a dessert shop, and stores. It’s a great place to explore all the different cuisines from everywhere in the world.
Kale Me Crazy
This is the only place that made my grits extravaganza feel OK … I went back every day while I was in town. The Warrior was my favorite! It’s rich in nutrients and flavor. Kale Me Crazy is also close to the park, so you can go for a nice stroll after you get your juice or smoothie.
Taylor Harkness was one of our favorite meet-ups while in ATL! What a sweet and inspiring yogi! This man is living, breathing, and practicing yoga. The space is beautiful and bright with natural light and high ceilings. Local yogis were extremely excited to hear about the tour, and we really enjoyed the Southern hospitality in this incredible space.
This gem is the beating heart of Atlanta! Anyone who loves Atlanta eventually ends up back at Piedmont Park. You will find all kinds of different people enjoying all kinds of activities or playing in the active oval, lots of pups, and people just enjoying watching the ducks and turtles in the pond.
Sacred Chill West
Co-owner Octavia Raheem along with Meryl Arnett and Annelise Lornider created an incredible space for the practice of yoga on and off the mat. Octavia’s class was SOULFUL and DEEP, and because this is a place to cultivate a healthy, mindful, and positive life, it was one of my favorites so far!
Atlanta Botanical Garden
We really enjoyed the Botanical Garden, despite what felt like 100% humidity. This is a great place to go if you want to get out of the sun and explore some beautiful wildflowers! I suggest renting bikes and taking them through the garden route so you can enjoy the Atlanta skyline.
After a nice stroll through the Botanical Garden, be sure to head over to Basecamp Provisions, Atlanta’s tiniest restaurant. Basecamp Provisions provides Atlanta Beltline travelers with the perfect place to relax, refuel, and hydrate. It’s a converted Airstream that offers a wide variety of menu and drink options, from kombucha and tacos to acai bowls, salads, smoothies, soda floats, tea, coffee, and more.
Elspeth’s class was the perfect way to start the weekend! This community of dedicated yogis is a prime example of Atlanta’s new yoga community. Every single person had a big smile on their face and was super friendly. El’s playlist lingered for hours! We could tell she very carefully curates the music in her class to enhance the philosophical theme. I can’t wait to go back!
Press & Grind
I have been gluten-free for the last 16 years of my life, so when I say that this place has the BEST GF bread, you know I mean business. I got an egg sandwich on GF bread and an almond milk latte and I was all set. It was excellent, and a great place to have brunch after visiting Highland Yoga! I’m looking forward to coming back here and trying the rest of the menu.