Inside the Nashville Yoga Mecca Where LeAnn Rimes, Dierks Bentley Are Finding Inner Peace

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LeAnn Rimes photographed on November 16, 2014 in Los Angeles.

Top yoga destinations: New York, Los Angeles... and Nashville? “The scene has really exploded,” says Daphne Larkin, who founded Sanctuary for Yoga nearly a decade ago with partner Tom Larkin. The studio, which specializes in vinyasa flow, has done private sessions ($100/hour) with Ashley Judd, Jennifer Nettles, LeAnn Rimes and, recently, Christina Aguilera, who was in town to shoot Nashville -- Dierks Bentley has been known to stop by for regular group classes ($15) too.

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“Tom and Daphne are geniuses,” says yoga devotee Rimes, who adds: “Not only has yoga strengthened muscles I never knew I had, it has calmed my mind. It has given me a space to open my body and heart.” 

This story originally appeared in the May 30 issue of Billboard.


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