It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of New York City and never chill out. Living in this fast-paced place, you’ll find yourself in go-go-go mode at all times. But sometimes you need to take a break from your busy life and just woosah. That’s where yoga comes in—the perfect time to breathe, stretch, shake, and let it out. Practicing yoga is a great way to center yourself, relax, and burn a crazy amount of calories all at once. You don’t have to be an advanced yogi to reach the ultimate level of zen. You’ll find that stretching out your tense muscles, practicing deep-breathing exercises, and connecting with your mind, body, and spirit will relieve you of so much stress. From turned-up hot yoga sessions to the most tranquil spaces, New York is home to some of the coolest yoga studios.
If you’re looking to tune out the noise and tone up your bod, read on for the 20 best yoga studios the city has to offer.
Can you even imagine a yoga class featuring a candlelit room with infrared heating blasting hip-hop? Y7 Studio is notorious for providing its yogis with a vibe like no other while getting their sweat on. Here, a good time is definitely guaranteed.
240 Kent Ave.
430 Broome St.
25 W. 23rd St.
58 E. 11th St.
1459 Third Ave.
Sky Ting Yoga
As soon as you enter the light and airy headquarters of Sky Ting Yoga, you’ll feel relaxed. This space welcomes all levels ready and willing to practice a combination of hatha, vinyasa, Taoist, and Katonah yoga styles along with special breathing and meditation techniques.
55 Chrystie St.
Stråla Yoga is all about strengthening your connection with your mind, body, and spirit to live out your healthiest life. At Stråla, they celebrate the diversity of every person who seeks to get free, so all levels are welcome to practice.
You can expect an intimate experience of movement, stillness, song, and silence during a class at YogaMaya. The instructors spread their love of Asana, Kirtan, and spiritual teaching through the practice of traditional Vinyasa yoga.
135 West 20th Street
If you’re seeking more balance and peace in your daily life, you will not regret trying out a class at YogaWorks. At this studio, they celebrate diverse teaching styles and offer thoughtful modifications when it comes to movements because they truly believe that yoga is for everyone.
53 Court Street
1319 3rd Avenue
50 South Buckhout Street
37 West 65th Street
Pure Yoga offers just that: pure yoga. Its studios equip yogis with over 100 classes each week in 27 different styles taught by the top instructors in New York City. There’s a reason these classes fill up so fast—you’ll gain a top-of-the-line experience.
204 West 77th Street
203 East 86th Street
Yoga Union specializes in movements particularly for back care. Founder Alison West made it her mission to create a yoga studio takes the practice a step further and truly transforms the lives of its participants. Not to mention the gorgeous aesthetic of the studio makes your experience that much more enjoyable.
37 W. 28th St.
Om Factory Yoga
Om Factory isn’t your average yoga studio. Its idea of namaste can involve everything from traditional vinyasa yoga to taking flight with aerial yoga, AcroYoga, and circus yoga.
265 W. 37th St.
If you’re new to the practice, Yoga Vida is for you. Its philosophy is to make yoga accessible and inclusive for everyone, so you’ll definitely feel welcomed in this space.
99 University Place
55 Prospect St.
416 Washington St.
Bode NYC was born Bikram Yoga in August 1999—the first Bikram yoga studio in Manhattan. The studio has since changed its name, hence being called Bode NYC, but it features a variety of yoga classes, including Traditional Hot Yoga, Hot Bode Flow, Hot HIIT, and Yoga Nidra Meditation.
182 5th Avenue
It's all about a bringing on a creative energy flow at Sonic Yoga studio. This space offers a friendly atmosphere with classes for beginners, Prana Vinyasa Flow, Sacred Fertility Prenatal Yoga, and more. There's even Sonic Kids Yoga, so you can bring the little ones along.
944 8th Avenue
A center for conscious living and yoga, Reflections Yoga boasts itself as a hub for self-exploration. Classes at Reflections help you take a deeper look at who you are, and help with supporting your current self and continuing to evolve.
227 E. 24th Street
Zen vibes fill the air (and mind) at Yoga Agora in Astoria, NY. The Queens-based studio opened in 2010 and is known for being a place where those seeking community and space to move, breathe, and meditate can go. They offer a plethora of classes, including drop-in classes so you can stop in whenever is most convenient for you.
You know that feeling of renewal that we all love so much? That's what you get when walking out of a Bikram Yoga class. Bikram Yoga has several benefits, including increasing circulation and detoxifying the body.
5500 Broadway, Bronx
518 W. 145th Street
8302 5th Avenue, Brooklyn
38-01 23rd Ave, Astoria
New York Yoga
New York Yoga offers Vinyasa Yoga, which is breath-synchronized movement, and Hot Yoga. The studio also offers an Intro to Yoga workshop for yoga "virgins."
1629 York Ave.
132 E. 85th St.
Laughing Lotus Yoga Center
From retreats to teacher training to online classes and, of course, in-studio Lotus Flow classes, Laughing Lotus Yoga Center has it all for the yogi in us. The Lotus Flow class infuses timeless yoga traditions with music and divine inspiration. In addition to their NYC center, Laughing Lotus can also be found in NOLA and San Francisco.
636 6th Ave.
Dealing with hormonal imbalance? Mang'Oh Yoga is here to help you balance it out. This studio offers workshops surrounding yoga practices for hormonal balancing, in addition to a number of classes for beginners to experts.
322 E. 39th Street
The Yoga Studio
Located in Astoria, Queens, The Yoga Studio, which was built on inclusivity, not only provides yoga classes for all, it also offers spa and astrological services, a women's circle, and a community that feels like family.
22-56 31st Street
Bend + Bloom
Welcome to Bend + Bloom Yoga where you not only can get your yogi on, but if you're a new parent, the Brooklyn located studio also offers you a 6-week new parents' support group, a tiny tots workshop, and kids yoga. Bend + Bloom also has yoga classes for those who have experience trauma or loss.
708 Sackett Street