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FIND YOUR FLOW: 14 INCREDIBLE YOGA STUDIOS IN HOUSTON

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Lindsay McClelland

MAY 17, 2019

Let’s face it — finding a yoga studio is kind of like choosing a new pair of yoga pants. They both need to fit, showcase your personality, and allow you to feel comfortable and at home.

Well, whether you prefer restorative flows or a sweaty Vinyasa, come from CrossFit or the couch, the Bayou City has a plethora of yoga studios to help you find the fit to your flow. So limber up, try something new, and roll out your mat at our favorite yoga studios in Houston.

YogaWorks

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With seven studios across the city, you’re bound to find a convenient space to get on your mat. Whether you’re into hot yoga or Forrest, YogaWorks (formerly YogaOne) has something for every yogi. And with an in-studio juice bar at the Midtown studio, you can hydrate with a delicious juice or smoothie after class. Bonus: thanks to the studio’s assimilation into the YogaWorks family, even if you can’t make it to the studio, you’ve still got online instruction in your living room.

The first yoga-only studio in Cypress, Shaka Power Yoga focuses on building a community with ‘aloha,’ which is more than just the Hawaiian word for hello. It also means love, peace, and affection. And what is shaka? It’s a Hawaiian hand gesture to greet someone! You’ll find heated and non-heated flows in this outside-the-loop yoga community, plus fun events like Yoga in the BEERbs, a class held at a local beer garden. Aloha to that!

Place one hand over your heart and one hand over your belly. You feel that? That’s what The Atrium is tapping into with yoga classes that focus on heartfelt intentions and building a Vinyasa flow that makes you stronger from the inside out. Set up on Westheimer Rd. in River Oaks, stop by for inspiring Vinyasa flows and workshops designed to help you grow in your practice.

Revolution Studio

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Featuring creative Vinyasa sequencing set to music and powerful class themes, you’ll leave Revolution Studio feeling relaxed and inspired. It’s more than just a yoga studio, though — this boutique fitness concept also serves up indoor cycling classes at all of their locations. So you can hustle and flow in Sugar Land, Memorial City, River Oaks, and Uptown Park (coming summer 2019)!

BIG Power Yoga

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Everything’s bigger in Texas (we know this by now), and that includes yoga. With studios in Montrose and Memorial, BIG serves up Baptiste-style yoga and a community passionate about living life to its fullest. And if you’re sold on their style, try their bi-annual 40 Days to a Personal Revolution to deepen your practice, meet new friends, and create something bigger in your life!

This Montrose studio offers more than just yoga classes (though, the yoga’s pretty excellent, too). Upon entering the cozy studio, you’ll find whimsical decor, a welcoming space, and a boutique with handmade jewelry and meditation cushions. Sign up for workshops on meditation, goal setting, and even dreamcatcher crafting to stay inspired in your practice and everyday life.

If you’re ready to heat up your practice, then grab your mat and head to Hot Yoga Houston. This Bikram-style studio in Rice Village specializes in challenging 90-minute classes that focus on 26 yoga postures and two breathing exercises, and it's all taught in a 105° room. But the trick here is not to see how deep you can go into each pose. Rather, the real challenge is keeping your breath steady and calm while you move through each standing and sitting series. Trust us — it's harder than you think.

If you’re ready for a heart-pumping sweat, make your way to Hot Yoga Plus for a steamy Bikram yoga class. Featuring the original hot yoga method, you’ll move and breathe in a climate-controlled room heated to 105° and 40% humidity. Talk about some serious prep for H-town summers! In addition to Bikram, you can also check out the hottest (literally) high-intensity workout — Inferno Hot Pilates.

Established in 2004, this longstanding studio offers residents of The Woodlands 14 different yoga styles to choose from, including everything from Vinyasa and slow, gentle flows to Yin Yoga. And if you're not sure where to start, they got you — recommending which practices are perfect for beginners and which classes are better for the more experienced yogi. And on top of all that, they also offer teacher trainings and workshops, plus special discounts for students, teachers, seniors, and veterans.

This Heights studio does things a bit differently. BEYOGA offers non-heated yoga in four flavors: BE FLOW, an alignment-based flow; BE STRONG, which fuses traditional yoga postures with bursts of strength-building cardio movements; BE ZEN, a Yin flow with mental and physical flexibility in mind; and BE BASIC, where you’ll learn there’s no shame in starting from square one. So if a truly holistic approach is what you're after, this is your place.

Black Swan Yoga

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With affordable classes and prime locations in The Heights and West University, Black Swan Yoga is ready to turn up you yoga practice in more ways than one. Not only are their classes heated to a cozy 90º to get your sweating, they also infuse all their flows with bumpin’ music to take your mind off the muscle burn. Seriously — you won't find a studio in the city with a more fun (and challenging) workout. Bonus: Black Swan shares its space with JuiceLand, so you can refuel with a nourishing smoothie as you head out.

With a studio in The Heights and two more in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Salt Power Yoga’s community (or kula) knows no bounds. Their signature power Vinyasa is a practice rooted in a mixture of breath and movement, and their namesake all but assures you’ll leave with some fresh salt (read: sweat) on your yoga mat. And when you're working with a short schedule but don't want to skip your practice, they offer a quick, 30-minute session, so you can get in, get out, and get on with your day.

Sit in stillness at this mindful, zen-filled Oak Forest studio. MOVE Yoga focuses on finding inner peace but also on movement with purpose in both heated and non-heated classes. You won’t be able to check your reverse warrior alignment in the mirrors, though, this studio believes your practice is a time for feeling rather than seeing.

If it's a story you're after, there is no better studio in Houston than Montrose Yoga Cooperative. Owned and operated by a collective of instructors, this Richmond Ave. studio provides a variety of heated and non-heated Power Vinyasa practices, basics classes, candlelit flows, and fusions, all given character by the styles and personalities of each teacher. But this almost never happened; after their initial soft opening in August of 2017, the studio was destroyed by Hurricane Harvey. However, like a phoenix from the ashes, this co-op was reborn — rebuilt on the foundation of a strong, intelligent yoga community.

**Updated May 2019.