UPDATED FEB 3, 2020
We could all use some space to sweat, stretch, breathe, and be present after a busy day. Thankfully these Philly yoga studios are here to help you find your flow and upgrade your fitness.
CPY came to Philly at the end of 2015 but quickly made their mark for three things: their central location in the heart of Rittenhouse, their expansive schedule (up to 16 classes offered daily), and their steep cost (up to $27/class). However, fans know that you get what you pay for. That includes immaculately maintained locker rooms and spacious studios paired with the most energetic instructors in town. Their classes range in both temperature (over 100 degrees in their Hot Power Fusion classes!) and pace, but they offer a week free to any newcomers.
YOGA HIVE has East Passyunk buzzing with excitement. This intimate studio right on the Avenue has been embraced by the local community largely for their special workshops and themes. They’ve hosted goat yoga, bro-ga (yoga for the bros), glowga (glow in the dark yoga!), and even equestrian yoga. But beyond the animals and accessories, their dedication to welcoming and accessible classes for every level keeps yogis coming back for more!
This Baptiste yoga studio lets you power up at locations in Fishtown as well as Northfield, New Jersey. When you arrive, you’ll find a challenging and empowering practice that’ll leave you sweaty and stoked for the next class. Grace & Glory emphasizes their community vibe above all else. Meaning, you’ll grow in spirit and strength as the instructors make a point of getting you out of your comfort zone on the mat. Keep your eye on their Facebook page, too, where they post about free/community classes!
You won’t have to bend over backward to get groovin’ at Yoga Habit — they’re known for their Power Flow classes and ultra-sweaty studio. Really, if you like it hot, you’re going to be in good company at this Fairmount favorite. New to the spot? Try their 21 days for $21 Pass to give the classes a go for three weeks. For members, they offer complimentary mat rentals and towel usage, making it easier than ever to start (and stick with) good yoga habits. Fitt Tip: stick around for savasana and you’ll be rewarded with cold, soaked lavender towels aka the ultimate cool down.
If you’re looking to roll out your mat for a steamy workout, this place has you covered. Their 90-degree heated Power Yoga class is a surefire way to get your heart pumping and your body bending. If you want to challenge yourself in a new way, this spot offers a seemingly never-ending supply of classes, including Pilates, Barre, and Mindful Flow at their studio on Walnut Street.
It’s no secret Rebel wants to introduce you to yoga with a twist (or get you into a WhatsApp motivational group should you need it). The activewear boutique, community hangout, and studio in Chestnut Hill is the complete package, with plenty of all-level Vinyasa classes designed to really strengthen you while you stretch. And if heat isn't your thing, the Settle Your Rebel class finds that difficult-to-find balance between relaxing and working out. Once you’re finished with class, make sure you stop by their in-house juice bar for kombucha on tap and organic snacks and smoothies.
Yogis of all levels come to Maha Yoga’s Center City hub for their welcoming and restorative space. You’ll find supportive instructors who can help take your practice to new heights. From the gentle yoga and yogahour (a fun and sweaty 60-minute class) to acroyoga and the handstand how-to class, you’ll be in good hands at Maha. An added bonus? Maha is the premier studio for chronic pain sufferers and even offers a restorative class for those with Parkinson’s.
Community-based, people-oriented classes at Three Queens Yoga will help you get fit, find peace, and realize your yoga potential. Their schedules offer a little bit of everything from your traditional class to creative classes like The Core, a Pilates-yoga hybrid. For the newbs, try The Basics. In a time-crunch? Try the quick and fun 45 class. Feeling super strong or stretchy? Look no further than Dynamic and Slow Flows. Plus, keep your eyes peeled for their epic workshops, where you can get fierce as you flow!
Find true health, establish a deeper connection, and discover the power within. This power yoga studio in Philly and Westmont, NJ is on a mission to help you do those three things, and so much more. Anjali roots their practice in the Baptiste methodology, meaning you’ll strengthen your body as well as your mind. And during the summer months, you can take your practice to the water; try your hand at SUP Yoga (that's stand-up paddleboard, if you don't know). It adds a whole new meaning to finding balance through your practice.
There’s no doubt about it that this community—well, _communities _in Manayunk and University City—knows how to sweat, smile, and strengthen its students. The fact they teach Baptiste Power Vinyasa means classes will be energizing and empowering at the same time. Plus, they crank the heat to that oh-so-hot 90 degrees, guaranteeing you’ll leave drenched in sweat, and yet, walk away feeling refreshed and energized. We’ll just chalk that up to the magic of the Hotbox team and community.
Amrita Yoga & Wellness is helping the Fishtown and Graduate Hospital communities find their flow one chaturanga at a time. Amirita, whose name translates to “immortal” in Sanskrit, wants everyone to feel the perfect balance of yoga and wellness. Sweat through a yoga session, hit the reformer in a Pilates class, or you try your hand at Aerial Yoga where you’ll really feel the stretch as you hang through aerial silks. No matter which you choose, you’ll be feeling more like yourself when you’re done.
Three words: Yoga. For. Everybody. Philly Yoga Factory is entirely donation-based, meaning you can pay-what-you-wish for all classes (they recommend a minimum $7 donation). They share a space with a hot yoga studio, so prepare yourself for some serious heat. Also, come ready for something new because teachers and students alike explore all kinds of styles, from strength training classes for runners and athletes to cross-over and sensory Aroma Yinyasa classes. Fitt Tip: keep your eyes peeled for the occasional mindful meditation and hoop dancing class — you never know what’ll pop up!
In a neighborhood known for its museums, Priya’s a true work of art. And, if you’re new to hot yoga, it’s an ideal spot to start as their instructors guide students through the process in a totally non-threatening environment. Plus, they host a number of themed classes in their bright and clean classrooms. All in all, it’s a safe and welcoming space for those wanting to up their yoga game, beginners and advanced included. Take advantage of their intro package — $40 for a month of unlimited hot yoga is a total steal.
Joining the Old City scene in late-2018, Mind Over Matter is known for its signature melding of yoga and barre. Helmed by two veterans of the former Torc Yoga studio, the namesake Mind Over Matter class incorporates the micro-movements of barre and the strengthening holds of yoga into one hour-long session. You'll feel the burn and hear the playlists (they’re always fire.) Add in its other power yoga, Vinyasa, Barre, and mat Pilates classes and you have one complete studio experience.
With locations in Rittenhouse, South Philly, and Fairmount, it’s no wonder this place has become home for so many yogis on the move. Delightfully unpretentious, each studio offers classic Vinyasa- and Yin-style classes in bright and clean spaces. And, with more than two dozen teachers on hand, you’ll have your fair share of classes to choose from. Sick of swampy hot yoga classes? Don’t worry — these studios are air-conditioned to a crisp 75-degrees year round, so you’ll be breathing easy.
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