Nowadays, we all sit a little too much. Most of the time we’re planted in front of a computer, working our day away. But sometimes you really just need to escape the grind.
Lucky for you (and everyone else in Boston), there are lot of awesome yoga studios all over the city. Each space offers an opportunity to slow down and clear your mind while breaking a sweat and moving your body. Whether you’re a first-timer or an experienced yogi searching for a power, gentle, or hot yoga session, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for and more at these 24 studios in Greater Boston.
When someone asks where to go for yoga in this city, YogaWorks Back Bay (formerly known as Back Bay Yoga) is the first place that comes to mind. With such a strong team of established yogis, you can expect to find great instructors in this studio that’s right near to the Public Garden. They offer nearly 70 classes a week in a variety of styles from Black Light Vinyasa and Hip Hop Yoga to Yin, Restore, and Roll.
Consider this the no-frills version of Yoga Works Back Bay. The sister studio to Back Bay, Comm Ave in Allston attracts a different crowd thanks to it being near Boston University. You’ll find many of the same instructors as you would at the Back Bay studio and the same high-quality experience. All of the classes are Vinyasa-based, so you’re sure to break a sweat. And there’s no shortage of unique offerings, like Hip Hop and Black Light Yoga.
Located above the hustle of Hanover Street, North End Yoga has built a cult-like following in the neighborhood. With three studio rooms, they can offer up to 12 classes a day. Some are rooted in Vinyasa, some more Pilates-based, while others will take you through the Primary Series of Ashtanga yoga. If you aren’t feeling zen enough post-savasana, you can get a massage here, too.
Started by the owners of North End Yoga, this studio is like the hip new kid in town. Those who’ve tried Asana Charlestown never want to leave. It’s a practice so rooted and welcoming, you’ll want to move right in. This studio is equal parts yoga, barre, and Pilates, and they’re pulling some of Boston’s best instructors from studios across town.
This South End studio is friendly to beginners and experienced yogis alike. With a warm neighborhood feel and classes ranging from FUNdamentals and Radically Restorative to Vinyasa with Live Guitar, you’ll be in good hands. Scoop up the newcomer’s special of one month of unlimited yoga for $30. And be sure to visit Sadhana’s sister studio, Coolidge Corner Yoga (see below for more).
South Boston Yoga is one of the biggest studios in town, and before you whine “but it’s in Southie!”, know that it’s directly across from the Broadway T stop. You’ll find classes nearly every hour of the day ranging from aerial yoga to Pilates to foam rolling. Yes, foam rolling. For 60 minutes. It’s a real pain, but your hamstrings will thank you later.
Beacon Hill Yoga is one of the newest spots around, but judging by instructors, class variety, and its neighborhood feel alone—the studio is here to stay. With classes ranging from All-Levels Vinyasa and Release Bootcamp to Pilates Fusion and Barre, there’s something for everyone. You can also check out its sister fitness studio, REPS, around the corner when you’re craving a workout with a little more intensity.
East Boston recently got its first locally- owned yoga studio and that’s something to celebrate! The Point is bringing yoga, barre, and other wellness classes to Eastie residents who’ve been longing for a way to get their Down Dog on right in the neighborhood. Look for specials from The Point, like outdoor summer mat sessions and $5 pop-up classes.
Don’t write this one off as just another fancy gym chain. Exhale has some of the most talented and well-known instructors in the city, and the post-savasana perks alone are worth checking out. Believe us when we say you’ll want live in the locker rooms at the Battery Wharf and Back Bay studios. From showers stocked with high-end products to saunas and a co-ed Turkish Hamam, you’ll find good reason to keep this spot in your rotation. The only downside? A drop-in class is $25. But with all these other wallet-friendly options, go on and treat yo’self every now and then.
Since some like it hot, we had to include Bikram Yoga Boston (with a sister studio in Cambridge) on this list. The 90-minute classes at this Back Bay studio are all pretty similar: you’ll practice traditional Hatha yoga poses and breathing techniques in a heated room. But to some, it’s just what you need. If you’re looking for this type of rigorous practice in Boston, Bikram Yoga is the place to go.
This South Boston studio is dedicated to providing a welcoming, accessible space for anyone to who wants to practice yoga. Radiant’s classes range from Vinyasa Flow to Chill Candlelight Yin to Rock N Flow, so there’s truly something for everyone. In addition to these classes, Radiant offers special sessions in other languages, for the deaf community, and other groups.
Don’t ignore CorePower Yoga just because it’s a big operation with studios in more than 20 states. You can practice at two spots in Boston (Comm Ave. and South End/Ink Block) that have a local, welcoming feel. Classes are designed to get your heart pumping, so get ready to sweat. And if you’re across the river, you can visit CorePower’s Cambridge spot at Fresh Pond.
Four sisters started Health Life Yoga after being inspired by their mom’s dedication to mediation in the ’80s when mindfulness wasn’t the buzzword it is now. You’ll find the original studio on Beacon Hill and a second one near MIT/Kendall in Cambridge. Classes range from the Vinyasa-based Groove ‘n Flow to the gently-heated Restore ‘n Restart.
Coolidge Corner Yoga (CCY) is doing something different in the city. It seems like a typical studio when you first walk in, but then you turn a corner and feel like you’ve walked into your own apartment, complete with a community kitchen, tables, and couches. The homey vibe creates instant community making you want to linger to connect with your fellow yogis. A few of Boston’s best instructors have joined the CCY roster, and you can find a huge range of classes from Core Flow to Yoga for Athletes. Try them all with a New Member Pass—30 days of unlimited classes for $30.
Most people describe Down Under Yoga as a more serious studio. It’s your call if that’s a positive or negative, but you’ll find more intense classes and in-depth workshops at this spot. Down Under is a place where you quickly sense everyone knows what they’re doing, and it’s the studio to join if you’re looking to deepen your practice. Find out if it’s right for you when you snag the Newcomer Special of $30 for 30 days of unlimited yoga. If you love it, check out Down Under’s Cambridge studio, too.
A staple of the Cambridge yoga scene, O2 Yoga has been hosting Ashtanga-inspired Vinyasa classes since 1998. O2 hosts tons of workshops throughout the year and does yoga teacher training if you’re ready to turn your practice into a profession. Be sure to pop into the O2 Vegan Cafe for a snack after class, and check out the Somerville studio for even more classes.
You’ll find The Breathing Room in Central Square above Life Alive (which is the perfect place to stop for a post-yoga juice). The studio offers an incredibly diverse line-up of classes in an intimate environment (most accommodate just nine people). From Healing Yoga and Morning Molasses Flow to Kundalini Yoga and Yoga for Athletes, there’s something for just about every type of yogi.
This Cambridge studio offers reliably sweaty classes with rooms heated to 90-95 degrees. Their core class is the Prana Power Yoga Flow™, a fast-paced Vinyasa class that’s fairly standard, no matter who teaches it. Music isn’t a guarantee here if you’re looking to groove while your body moves. Though, make sure to read the class descriptions because there are a variety of styles from Prana 2 Music to Slow Flow and Meditation.
Some yoga studios specialize in one type of yoga, but not Karma. You’ll find a diverse class offering at this Harvard Square studio (with another location in the Back Bay). Unwind with the Friday Yoga Nidra class, the perfect chill sessions after a hectic week. Or try one of Karma’s Vinyasa, Hatha, or Slow Flow classes. No matter what you pick, your karma’s sure to get a boost.
This Union Square yoga studio is so popular, it outgrew its former space above Bloc 11 and now has a new home on Somerville Ave. just outside the square. Most of the classes at be. in Union are taught in rooms heated to between 80-90 degrees, so it’s a good place to get your sweat on. be. offers a wide range of classes for beginner and experienced yogis, has a teacher training program, and hosts retreats to destinations like Mexico. Sign us up!
Nestled in the heart of Union Square, Bow Street Yoga is a true community gathering space, where you’re likely to see your neighbors practicing on the mat next to you. Bow Street’s classes are mostly just called ‘yoga’ and that’s exactly what you’ll get at this welcoming space. The Basics class is a great place to start if you’re new to yoga or coming back to your practice after a time away. Or maybe you’re looking to relax with a restful Unwind session (note: it works).
Samara Yoga can be found in the heart of Davis Square, Somerville’s biggest hub, and is a big part of the local community. Stop into Samara for a classic Vinyasa class or wind down with a restorative class. Samara also offers special sessions like Vinyasa with live cello, chakra workshops, and retreats.
Ever wish you didn’t have to schlep your yoga gear around all day before your after-work class? Then you’re going to love Some.Yoga.Studio, which provides mats, props, water, and anything else you might need in class. Beyond feeling super pampered, Some.Yoga.Studio’s unique classes like its Signature Vinyasa Flow and Yoga Werk! will leave you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed.
Start your summer Sundays off right with an hour of yoga in the beautiful Minot Rose Garden in Brookline. Brought to you by the awesome instructors at Coolidge Corner Yoga, these all-levels, Vinyasa mat sessions are the perfect way to unwind before brunch. The best part? The classes are completely free!
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