When it comes to finding the best yoga centre in New York, Manhattan and Brooklyn are the two commonest names. Besides, the parks of the city namely South Ozone Park, Central Park, Bryant Park, Palisades Park and Prospect Park are some of the hotspots of yoga and fitness activities, thanks to a plethora of yoga studios clustered within and around the greenery.
Specializing in yoga, aerial and circus gymnastics on the rooftop and indoor studio, Om Factory on 873 Broadway organizes workshops and teachers training in advanced aerial, aerial yoga, mellow flow, Ayurveda, prenatal yoga, vinyasa yoga etc. kids classes and private training are also available along with aerial dance, acroyoga and bungee.
Sky Ting Yoga
With workshops regarding soothing stiffness, joint mobility, restorative yoga and gentle chair yoga Sky Ting offers services in Chinatown, Williamsburg and Tribeca. The common classes include full body vinyasa, pranayama, relaxing meditation, sacral chakra flow, back bending etc.
The internationally renowned studio on Upper East and West Side locations offer Vinyasa, hot power yoga, Astanga, Yin yoga, slow flow yoga and meditation. With changing colour tone for each class including Pure Heat, Pure Mind, Pure Alignment and Pure Flow, the studio also has fully-equipped post-class sessions, rainforest-themed showers and spacious locker rooms.
Featuring a classy penthouse charm for ‘Yoga That Resonates’, this cheerful studio in Chelsea offers low-intensity Mellow Hum, core strengthening Foundation Hum, moderate-paced Unified Hum and the advance Dynamic Hum classes. Each class comprises 39 students and for a rigorous experience, you can try the 8-week Intensive.
With over 600 yoga classes to choose from, including slow flow, Vinyasa, meditation and Ashtanga, Yoga Vida also offers private lessons and regular workshops. The four branches in Union Square, Noho, Dumbo and Tribeca provide 200 and 300-hour Teacher Training, mentorship program, reiki certification training, prenatal and kids yoga teacher training.
The candlelit, hip-hop beat-bumping Y7 studio has a state-of-the-art heating technology with infrared that keeps the room temperature within 80-90 degrees to stimulate sweat. With twelve branches in New York namely Bryant Park, Park Slope, Easy Village, Soho, Tribeca, Union Square and Upper East Side, Y7 offers 60-minutes WeFlowHard Vinyasa, Slow Burn Vinyasa and Restore.
New York Yoga
All levels, Power Flow, Basic Flow and Gentle Vinyasa, hot yoga, prenatal yoga and workshops are offered at the two branches of Lexington Avenue and York Avenue. They offer private in-studio and at-home sessions, corporate yoga, and yoga tailored for nutrition, depression, kids and runners.
Through asana, spiritual teaching and kirtans, YogaMaya offers Vinyasa Yoga emphasizing on alignment, flow, philosophy and devotion. In a traditional ambience, this studio in Chelsea also provides prenatal yoga, workshops, retreats and teacher training of 200-hour and 300-hour yoga.
This first Bikram Yoga studio of New York, Bode NYC in Manhattan specializes in Hot Bode Flow, Yoga Nidra Meditation, Hot HIIT and Traditional Hot Yoga with more than ten classes daily. The state-of-the-art anti-microbial floors and eco-friendly heating systems make the 26 posture sequences of Bikram Yoga comfortable.
Kundalini Yoga East
Each class spanning 75 to 90 minutes of Kundalini Yoga East at Union Square starts with the divine chanting of the Adi Mantra followed by warm-up exercises or pranayam. The series of Kundalini Kriya exercises range from simple movements to moderate and strenuous exercises according to the students’ comfort levels. Over twenty Kundalini Classes are held each week alongside workshops, Sat Nam Rasayan classes, Sadhana, Gong and three Teachers Training Classes.
Modo Yoga NYC
Located in West Village and Williamsburg, Modo Yoga offers outdoor classes at Pier 62 of Hudson River Park and the Springs. The class is divided into Modo, Modo Flow, Free Style Flow, Core Flow, Yang Yin, Yin, Take Flight, Restore and Reset, Modo Love and live Music Karma Classes. The studio also offers donation-based Karma Classes and every April, the annual Grow Your Yoga campaign is organized.
With institutes in New York and Brooklyn, Iyengar Yoga Association has been upholding the ancient Indian philosophy and tradition of Patanjali Yoga Sutras as developed by B.K.S Iyengar for over 75 years. Apart from four levels of teaching, there are community classes and classes regarding breast health, HIV, postnatal/parental, pranayama, sutra study, restorative, women health etc.
Apart from these, you can also check out Yoga Union, Alo Yoga, Jivamukti, Yoga Agora, Sonic Yoga, Integral Yoga Institute, Yoga Junction, YogaWorks and Reflections Yoga for yoga in New York. So, which yoga center do you think we missed? Let us know in the comments below.