What is Yoga?

It is usually defined as Union. The term yoga comes from the Sanskrit word "yug" which means to yoke or bind together. Yoga is Enlightenment. Yoga is the experience of bliss that lies beyond the whirlings of the mind. 
A comprehensive yoga practice uses the mind (meditation), the body (posture or asana), and the spirit (Bhakti) to shed the layers that stand between us and our Hearts - where knowledge and truth transform into wisdom and happiness. We don't do yoga. Yoga is the goal. We do practices that liberate the body and soul and may lead us to yoga.

Having Polly as one of my main yoga teachers has been a heart opening experience. Her grace and strength of touch in the studio will take you farther than you have before in your practice. I had an In Class Private with her, and it deepened my practice in one class more than a months worth of asana.
— Banff Luther

Polly's Teaching Schedule

Urban Yoga Charleston

Thursday 6:00pm & Saturday 9:30am

Upcoming Workshops & Retreats


What can I say? Awesome, Incredible, life changing, life-affirming, inspiring,
Awesome, the yoga, the scenery, the people, the food.
Incredible, the scene of calm the moment I arrived in Bali.
Life-changing, the visit to “the healer” was beyond life changing, it was also life affirming. The knowledge and gentleness I was treated with is more than I can say.
My yoga teachers Polly and Willis were inspiring!
I am going back!!!
— Sally Pittman