UPDATED NOV 11, 2019
Whether it’s flowing into a heated room, savasana by candlelight, or adding in some silks; your mind and body will thrive from a new yogic experience. Stretch outside your bubble and check out some of these incredible Phoenix studios.
So, you’re not Gumby-flexible, don’t eat grass for breakfast, and still shave your armpits. Then this yoga studio is for you (but hardcore hippy yogis are welcome too!). In fact, they LOVE new people. Sumits is a North Phoenix hot spot — we’re talking 105 degrees hot! But hey, the heated space will help you get closer Gumby-level flexibility.
This Central Avenue studio opens its doors to yogis and yoginis from all walks of life. For early birds, there is 5am Mysore or a 6am class to get your day flowing. For night owls, they have 7:30pm candlelight flow. Or, hit two birds with one stone by attending their $5 Karma class. All proceeds go to local charities, so you’ll be doing a good deed while finding your inner peace.
Speaking of fun nights, have you heard of “Sip & Swing” at Elevate Yoga? What could be more fun than giving aerial yoga a go? You get a 75-minute class followed by a drink of your choice at the Dressing Room. All for $35 in advance, 40 at the door!
Ever dreamed of a gym where you can get a Phenomenal Flow AND Party on a Bike? You’re in luck! Those are two of the classes at MIC in Phoenix (MIC’s Tempe location only offers the bike). You get the best of both worlds with crushing cardio and energizing mind-body workouts. And, with all of the calories you’ll be blasting on the bike and mat, you can refuel with something healthy from Kaleidoscope Juice, located right inside.
With classes like Yoga Sculpt, CoreRestore, and Hot Power Fusion, you can enjoy a bit of everything on your mat. And, if you can’t make it to the Scottsdale or Tempe studios, you can now enjoy CorePower Yoga On Demand. For $19.99/monthly, you can flow, sweat, and savasana — whenever, wherever.
The Foundry was The Valley’s first Bikram studio. If you ask them, they’ll say they were hot before it was cool. With locations in PV, Old Town, and Tempe you won’t have to drive far to be part of this incredible workout that has swept the nation. Not only do they offer the 90-minute class but you can take a 60- or 75-minute class to build up stamina.
Floo-id YOGA, in Scottsdale, immediately gives the sense of being at home. Step inside and transport to a calm space away from rush hour traffic. Included in their jam-packed schedule is a real gem: $5 Friday Flow. They also offer monthly “Glow with the Flow” classes — black lights, upbeat music, glow necklaces… sounds like a fun Saturday night!
At Sutra, it’s all about playful vibes, upbeat music, and real people. Their classes are ranked on four levels from chill to grind— you’ll know exactly what you’re getting yourself into. If you feel like you need to recover and chill then go for Bliss Out. If you want to burn calories, get focused and grind then attend Max Flow!
True Hot Yoga will quickly become your new favorite studio. Walk into their judgment-free heated room and see for yourself. The set sequence will lead you to fast improvements. But the peak of the class is the yoga dances: three sequences that get your blood pumping. And get ready to move; their upbeat music makes the hardest part the most fun!
Sweat and move! Two things this Scottsdale studio wants you to do. Try a heated or unheated class, they both do the trick. But our favorite is ESenEM Movement, where the structure changes every class to keep you on your toes (maybe even literally). Your first class is free and then you get 30 days for $30.
Brightening each day in the heart of Tempe is the Laughing Buddha. And we don’t mean a fat happy guy with life philosophies; we mean a yoga studio. You’ll tap into your inner being with a room that is 1,000 square feet, has skylights, and cruises at a mild 80 degrees.
Modern Yoga was quick to become one of the most popular studios in Scottsdale as soon as it opened in 2016. Owner John Salisbury is recognized as one of the best teachers in the Valley, and he keeps his schedule full of classes that help develop strong yogis, including Ashtanga Primary, Ashtanga Second Series, Ashtanga Mix, Mysore, and Core Flow. And if you follow Modern Yoga on Facebook, you may even catch one of these classes live from their Mevo feed.
Phoenix is one of five lucky cities to have Yoga to the People. They started out by simply listening. What they heard is that yoga has become an expensive hobby taking away from its true meaning (Um, yes!). Yoga to the People then took action! Now, they offer yoga classes that are completely donation-based — they suggest a $10 donation for their traditional hot, power hot, and power Vinyasa flow classes. After experiencing one of their flows, you’ll understand why so many people open-handedly and open-heartedly contribute.
Don’t let the 100-102° temperature and 60-70% humidity intimidate you. The Biltmore Studio’s signature class, Biltmore Hot, will make you feel absolutely amazing inside and out. You’ve got six chances a day at each of their two locations (Phoenix and Scottsdale) to try this bad boy out. If you’re not in the mood for a hot Vinyasa-Bikram combo, try the Yin Restorative class to relax or Hot Barre to tone it up! As if regular barre wasn’t hard enough, right?
A dynamic mother-daughter duo owns this beautiful studio, where they happily invite you to burn, bike, and breathe — with barre, Spin, and yoga, of course! With three studios inside Sweatshop, the term “triplesweat” has become a hashtag fave for the students who take post-savasana selfies!
This hot yoga studio in Arcadia is definitely sizzling, especially when they celebrate $10 drop-ins on Fridays —TGIF! But you certainly don’t need to wait until Friday to get your flow on. The weekly schedule includes their 65-minute Radi8HOT, 60-minute Radi8Flow, and 50-minute Radi8ExpressFlow classes. All classes turn up the heat, keeping you toasty, so you can get extra bendy.
This Queen Creek studio has four 60-minute class formats on the schedule. The studio’s Journey, Warrior, and Strength classes are hot, hot, hot, while their Patience class is non-heated. Journey is a set sequence. Warrior is flow class. Strength is a core-building, yoga-sculpt class. Patience is a Yin-restorative class. While these classes may be enough to attract new yogis to the mat, how about Motto’s $10 Thursdays or New Student special: five classes for $25!