It’s no secret that the hustle of Manhattan is best balanced with some mindfulness. And while there are myriad ways to unwind and find balance 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 our favorite yoga studios, where you’re bound to walk out feeling refreshed.
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. Photo above by @toddmarshard courtesy of @sonicyoga.
At Atthena Yoga, small classes are a highlight at this intimate yoga space on 46th Street in Midtown. NYC professionals give the studio high praise for its perfect combination of challenging workouts and meditative results.
The modern Y7 Studio near Bryant Park is focused on flow. Brand new 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.
AtOm Factory,take flight with aerial yoga, acro yoga or circus classes in this unique studio. But straight-up Vinyasa is popular too. Photo above courtesy of @omfactory.
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.
Reflections, Center for Conscious Living & Yoga is a top-rated studio in New York City’s Kips Bay neighborhood for its very serene space including a zen garden. Fans rave about the beginners classes and teachers who combine meditation and yoga instruction for a complete wellness experience.
Upper East & Upper West Sides
Premier studio Pure Yoga has locations across Asia as well as in Manhattan. With locations on both the Upper West Side and the Upper East, you have your choice of ashtanga, iyengar and hot yoga among the studios’ plethora of classes, after a day of shopping or museum visits.