UPDATED FEB 24, 2020
Whether you prefer restorative flows or a sweaty Vinyasa, Houston has plenty of yoga studios to help you find the fit to your flow. So, limber up, try something new, and roll out your mat — here are the best yoga studios in the city.
With seven studios across the city, YogaWorks makes hitting the mat convenient and easy. 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 post Shavasana. Bonus: because the studio has become a part of the YogaWorks family, you can access online instruction in your living room for days when you can’t visit the studio.
As the first yoga-only studio in Cypress, Shaka Power Yoga focuses on building community that’s all about “Aloha”. And, if you think that’s just Hawaiian for “Hello”, think again. It also means love, peace, and affection. And what about “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. Yoga classes here focus on heartfelt intentions (think: sustainability, devotion, creativity) and building a Vinyasa flow that makes you truly makes you stronger from the inside out. Set up on Westheimer Rd. in River Oaks, or stop by for inspiring Vinyasa flows and workshops designed to help you grow in your practice.
Thanks to their creative Vinyasa sequencing, music, and powerful class themes, Revolution Studio will leave you in a state of complete relaxation and inspiration. It’s more than just a yoga studio, though. This boutique fitness concept ups the ante with indoor cycling classes at all of their locations. So you can hustle and flow in Sugar Land, Memorial City, River Oaks, and their newest operation at Uptown Park.
Everything’s bigger in Texas (we know this by now), and Houston’s yoga studios are no exception. 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 excellent, too). Step inside their cozy studio and you’ll find whimsical decor, a welcoming space, and a boutique with handmade jewelry and meditation cushions. Sign up for workshops on meditation and goal setting, or the occasional craft-class (did someone say dreamcatchers?) to stay inspired in your practice and everyday life.
If your practice craves intensity, 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 — all in a 105° room. The trick here is not to see how deep you can go into each pose. Rather, challenge yourself to keep your breath steady and calm while you move through each standing and sitting series. Trust us, it's harder than you think.
Ready for a heart-pumping sweat? Turn to the masters at Hot Yoga Plus for a steamy Bikram yoga class. These classes feature the original hot yoga method, so get ready to 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 Woodlands studio offers 14 different yoga styles to choose from, including everything from Vinyasa to Yin Yoga and slower, gentler flows. And if you're not sure where to start, they got you. They know which practices beginners should take 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 you’re after a truly holistic approach, look no further. This is your place.
With affordable classes and prime locations in The Heights, Midtown, and West University, Black Swan Yoga is ready to turn up your 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.
Sit in stillness at this mindful, zen-filled Oak Forest studio. MOVE Yoga focuses on finding inner peace but also on building movement with purpose, and that includes movement that helps you think. Drop by for both heated and non-heated classes. Fair warning, 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, you’ll find one at Montrose Yoga Cooperative. Owned and operated by a collective of instructors, this Richmond Ave. studio features a variety of heated and non-heated Power Vinyasa practices, basics classes, candlelit flows, and fusion — all enhanced by the styles and personalities of each teacher. But the classes almost never happened. After their initial soft opening in August of 2017, the studio was destroyed by Hurricane Harvey. Like a phoenix from the ashes, this co-op was reborn and rebuilt on the foundation of a strong, intelligent yoga community.
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