UPDATED JUL 14, 2020
Hardcore yogi? Timid first-timer? Somewhere in between? Should you down dog in a small studio, feel centered in a serene heated room, or pair your practice with some weights? We’ve broken it down for you so you can find the perfect space to roll out your mat.
CorePower Yoga almost needs no introduction in Denver. They’ve got your asana covered with numerous studios in Denver and a collection of others in surrounding ‘burbs. And classes? There's so many that you’ll find the one you want at any time of day. CorePower is your spot if you’re into mixing a solid workout with yoga mindfulness, too. Check out Yoga Sculpt, and see what happens when you combine yoga flow with weights (hint: lots of sweat and a toned bod — that’s what).
If you’re new to yoga, it can be intimidating. You agree? Then skip over CorePower for The River, a smaller community with studios near Civic Center Park and Five Points. Their vigorous but purposeful Power Vinyasa classes are both accessible and welcoming to newbies and challenging for regulars. Have an injury or special consideration? The River also offers adaptive yoga classes to cater to almost any need.
What fit freak doesn’t like endorphins? If you’re looking for a well-rounded place with a solid community and high-quality yoga classes, Endorphin is your spot. Endo (as the regulars call it) makes it easy, with studios all over the city. Want to ease in? Try a combo class and tack on a yoga flow after a cycling or rowing session for a truly balanced approach. Bring on the good vibes.
No guys, not that kind of high. A yoga high. This downtown spot wants you to feel that bliss you can only get from an invigorating flow! An awesome option for downtown workers, get here for a 55- or 75-minute class to break up your work day. Classes aren’t heated and take a slower pace, so you won’t leave drenched, but you will definitely leave renewed to take on the rest of your day.
The Freyja Project is a mind-body haven in the Highlands. The bright and clean studio offers a variety of yoga (and dance and barre) classes. Keep it traditional, or try something new, like Freyja BUFF (which incorporates weights and cardio into a yoga flow), Candlelight Yin, or Warrior Flow. Wondering about the name? It’s inspired by the Norse goddess Freyja. It was said that she rode into battle to collect the souls of valiant heroes (we have to admit, she sounds pretty awesome).
Not your typical yoga studio, Outlaw Yoga is a revolutionary power yoga community. Their classes are technically simple, but physically challenging. They aim to bring yoga to all the people. Whether you’re a young, urban vegan or a middle-aged, meat-loving cyclist, you’re welcome at Outlaw. Check ’em out at their flagship studio in Littleton.
Who says yoga needs to be complicated? RiNo Yoga Social has daily classes that don’t require you to sign up or purchase a membership. A kind of anti-yoga studio, they’re a place for Denver yoga teachers to rent space and offer whatever classes they want. Every class is unique and affordable, so whether you’re a commitment-phobe or just like variety and flexibility, you’ll love RiNo Yoga Social.
The low-key and cheery vibe at Yoga Pod will take away any hesitation you have to give yoga a try. Sweat it out with a twist on hot yoga, stay with a more traditional flow, or mix it up with a strengthening Yoga Tone class. Plus, Yoga Pod has four locations around Denver and the ’burbs (plus one in Boulder), making it that much easier to squeeze in some time on your mat.
Bringing yoga to the Tech Center, ONE Yoga offers a range of practices: Power, Hatha, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Gentle, Restorative, and Kundalini. Seriously, this clean studio feels like a relaxing spa. Pair your practice with ONE’s bodywork services in the form of massage, acupuncture, or Reiki for a full-on om experience.
Tula focuses on hot yoga, with traditional 60- and 90-minute classes. They also offer a music-only (that’s no talking!) hot yoga class, and a Forrest Yoga class in a heated room. All of the instructors have special training in injury prevention and healing, so Tula is an ideal place to practice if you are nursing an injury or bouncing back after surgery. Find Tula in their Alamo Placita studio.
If Bikram is your jam, this is your spot. These folks are Bikram purists and want to share that love with you. Classes at their Northeast Denver studio are always heated to 105° (it feels like 200) and make for some intense sweating to match their powerful asanas. Don’t worry, though — newbies are very much welcome. They even offer some tips on etiquette and expectations to ease any apprehension.
This San Diego-born franchise is expanding all across the nation and finally laid down its mat in Denver. At its location in Cherrywood Square in Centennial, yogis can find a clean, minimalistic studio that focuses accessibility and inclusiveness. Like the name says, YogaSix offers six different class formats: Y6 101, Y6 Power, Y6 Hot, Y6 Slow Flow, Y6 Sculpt and Flow, and Y6 Stretch. Whether you’re trying to slow down and find your breath or challenge your strength, YogaSix has a class for you. Fitt Tip: They have plans to expand throughout the city — be on the lookout for new locations to be announced!
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