UPDATED OCT 17, 2019
Whether you’re a seasoned yogi or new to the yoga game and don’t know your tree pose from your downward dog, there’s a yoga studio in DFW that will help you connect with your mind and body.
Gaia Flow Yoga in Addison and in Uptown takes ancient yogi philosophy and translates it into modern expression. To sum it up: this studio is here to help you develop a connection between your physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental being. Even better, they offer a variety of heated classes, so whether you’re looking to strengthen your body and mind, detox, heal the body, or even stimulate your metabolism, they’ve got a flow to fit your needs. Plus, newbies get to try a week of unlimited classes for just $25. So go ahead and see what flow ignites your best self.
This simply decorated, modern studio offers a warm and inviting, distraction-free environment for yogis to relax and restore. There’s a studio in Uptown (if you could have guessed) and another in Lakewood where they offer Vinyasa, core, beginner’s classes, and more. Not only that, mats are free, showers are fully stocked, and during the week, they’re open later than most studios (they close at 9pm!). So, if you usually get home late, this is the perfect place to unwind and end your night.
Eastside Karmany Yoga is completely no-frills. We’re talking no membership requirements, no auto-renewal, no expired classes, and not even an advance sign-up option. You simply go as you please when it fits your schedule. And here, you’ll feel the community-based energy during every class and leave feeling rejuvenated. Find your heart’s center at their North Peak St. studio.
People of all ages and fitness levels are welcome to join the community at YogaSport in Oak Lawn. Just know that every class is heated and there are minimal distractions at this studio. By that, we mean there’s no music playing in the background and no mirrors. And YS specializes in a style of yoga called Baptiste Power Vinyasa, which challenges both your body and mind through a series of powerful poses. Classes aren’t easy, but you’ll feel energized and, truthfully, pretty exhausted by the time you’re done — and it’ll feel amazing.
If you’re searching for good vibes in East Dallas, stop by Super Yoga Palace in Little Forest Hills. The space has an authentic feel with lots of natural light and a bohemian ambiance. Besides the usual Power yoga and deep stretch classes, they also have Mysore-based practices. This style of teaching involves a sequence of postures that are taught one on one, all while being surrounded by the energy of others in class. It’s a great way to try something new and get out of your comfort zone.
You can find PURE Yoga Texas nestled among the shops in Mockingbird Commons in Caruth Terrace. And if you’re a fan of a Bikram-style practice featuring a set sequence of 26 yoga poses and two breathing exercises in a heated room, then this is your place. Choose from their PURE 26 class or their PURE 40 for a longer, 90-minute session. Short on time? No worries. They also offer a 60-minute Hot Hour class where you’ll get to do most of the postures in an Original Hot Yoga, just in a shorter time frame. Think of it as your express Bikram fix.
During the hour-long classes at V12 Yoga, you won’t be combining movements and poses to the soft, melodic sounds of your average yoga class. From salsa to hip-hop to rock and roll, they curate upbeat playlists specifically crafted to match each flow, creating a truly empowering practice. You can find it in the Farmers Market District on the second floor of the Historic Liberty Bank. And if you work in Downtown Dallas, their lunchtime flows are the ideal way to add some calm to your day.
Trust us when we say Yoga Pod is totally worth the visit. It’s nestled between Oak Lawn and Downtown Dallas in Victory Park — specifically, in the Terrace Building only a few blocks from the American Airlines Center (it has turquoise awnings, so you can’t miss it). They offer all sorts of dynamic flows but if you’re not sure where to start out with either their podFLOW, which focuses on breath and movement, podFIT for lengthening and strengthening, or podHOT, where you’ll sweat to purify your body and mind. There’s also a podBASICS class that’s perfect for beginners. Oh, and if you want to mix things up, take on their barre class — no grippy socks required.
VITAL Fitness Studio in Downtown Dallas has a lot to offer. And by that we mean cycling, boxing, TRX, HIIT, and yoga classes all under one roof. But the really cool thing about this fitness boutique is that it offers both regular and hybrid yoga classes. If you want to keep things slow-paced, go for their Revitalize session to ease muscle tension and increase mobility. But if you’re looking to add some spunk to your Vinyasa, go for their V3 or Flex & Flow classes. Both combine yoga and strength-training circuits, so you can practice your yoga movements, boost your heart rate, and build lean muscle all in one workout.
At Reef Point Yoga your practice is supplemented with art, music, and lighting to activate multiple senses and give you an integrated wellness experience. And all classes take place in an 85º room, so it won’t be too hot, just warm enough so you can reap the benefits of a little extra heat. Even better, they showcase art from local artists and change it regularly. Stop by their studio in Richardson by Far North Dallas, and keep an eye out for their free Yoga in the Park series for an al fresco flow.
CorePower Yoga has this whole yoga thing on lock, offering a huge range of flows, so you’ll never get bored. Get your heart rate pumping with HIIT circuits, build lean muscle with a sculpting class, or reboot with CoreRestore. Both heated and non-heated practices are offered and post workout, you can take a load off in their spa-inspired changing rooms. Check out any of their studios in Henderson, Mockingbird, Preston Forest, and Westbend to see what the hype is all about.
At The Yoga Movement in Highland Park you can get your zen on in a typical Vinyasa or deep stretch class, or take your practice to a whole new level with their AcroYoga flows. No worries if you’re not familiar with AcroYoga, the knowledgeable teachers will be with you through every airborne pose to help you learn how to build trust and practice balance, communication, and focus. Oh, and they also offer a weekly headstand class if you feel like getting inverted.
Dallas Yoga Center in Oak Lawn is like an all-in-one place to better your well-being. They offer workshops and wellness lectures. There’s a boutique with apparel, books, and Ayurvedic products. And, of course, they have tons of yoga classes (at least 70 a week, to be more specific). Whether you’re looking to master the building blocks of yoga or improve your strength and flexibility, they’ve got you covered. Plus, they have sessions focused on helping you unwind — like therapeutic yoga and both mindfulness and sound healing meditation.
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