The Best Yoga Studios in Manhattan
It’s no secret that Manhattan’s hustle is best balanced with some mindfulness. And while there are myriad ways to unwind and reconnect to one’s inner being in the concrete jungle, we’re particular fans of yoga. The ancient healing technique is a winning trifecta of stimulating exercise, restorative stretching, and focused breathing. Read on for some of the best yoga studios in Manhattan, including in neighborhoods around The Knickerbocker, where you’re bound to walk out feeling refreshed.
Yoga Studios in Midtown
As the name suggests, Yoga Spa Lounge is part yoga studio, part spa with an array of classes and treatments available. Yoga classes are available for drop-ins, with set class passes, monthly memberships, or even private sessions.
In Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen, Sonic Yoga is known for its nurturing environment that exemplifies community over competition. Go during the off-hours to avoid crowds in the reception area, and enjoy a unique Vinyasa experience in the wood-floored studio filled with natural light.
At Atthena Yoga, small classes are the main draw at this intimate yoga space on 46th Street in Midtown. NYC professionals give the studio high praise for its combination of challenging workouts and meditative results.
Yoga Studios in Union Square
Take flight at Om Factory with aerial yoga, acro yoga, and even circus classes. Straight-up Vinyasa is popular too.
Exceptionally large studio spaces make Yoga Vida, in Union Square and NoHo, one of the city’s best places to practice yoga. Gorgeous loft spaces with floor-to-ceiling windows and a plethora of class options are another.
The modern Y7 Studio (with five locations across the city) is focused on Vinyasa-style yoga flows in heated spaces, all within a vibey atmosphere. Sleek bathrooms with tiled showers and auto-locking lockers make it an ease to get in and out. Monochrome interiors and 2,500-square-feet of space make it the perfect location for hot yoga by candlelight. Y7 Studio Flatiron’s 4,000-square-foot space features two studios, two “refresh bars,” showers, and more.
Another New York chain, bodē nyc, which has a Flatiron studio, offers Original Hot Yoga, Vinyasa, and HIIT classes.
Yoga Studios in Chelsea
Chelsea is a hotbed for popular yoga studios spanning a range of yoga styles. Founded by the late, highly respected BKS Iyengar, who introduced yoga to the West, the Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York is a go-to spot for both beginners and advanced yogis, thanks to the emphasis on clear instruction and proper physical alignment.
The bright and airy YogaMaya is known for its 60-minute dynamic Vinyasa flows and welcoming atmosphere. Meanwhile, for something totally different, Laughing Lotus Yoga Center offers classes centered around laughter yoga — designed to get you laughing and bring more joy into your life — along with Vinyasa flows and cherry playlists.
Yoga Studios in the Upper East Side & Upper West Side
The Upper East Side is home to outposts of bodē nyc Upper East Side and Y7 Upper East Side.
Known for its upscale appeal, the Upper West Side’s premier studio Pure Yoga offers your choice of Ashtanga, Iyengar and hot yoga among the studios’ plethora of classes, after a day of shopping or museum visits. Bodē nyc also has a branch in this neighborhood with bodē nyc Upper West Side.
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