It’s officially Yoga Week here at HBFIT, and we’re getting ready to lay out our mats and get our flow on. Whether you’re a regular yogi or a beginner looking for a place to get started, there are so many options at studios around the city. We rounded up a few of our favorite local studios, so check them out and try out a class. Namaste!
Modo Yoga combines a love both for yoga and environmental consciousness to create a calm and healthy environment in their West Village studio. Their studio offers hot yoga classes, flow classes, and even live music classes. We love that their studio fosters a healthy, green, peaceful community.
Upbeat and unexpected, Y7 is not your average yoga practice. For those days where you need both a calm mind and a crazy sweat, Y7’s classes are the perfect mix. In a fun, action-packed hour, Y7’s “We Flow Hard” classes are candlelit and choreographed to hot new music, so you’re guaranteed to sweat it out and leave the class feeling completely empowered.
Yoga Vida is all about accessibility and compassion. Their yoga classes are designed to let everyone into the practice of yoga without any judgments or pressure. We love their variety of classes that include a restorative class and a live music practice. They even offer a prenatal class created to strengthen the body and increase stamina in preparation for labor.
Yoga for Bad People at Bandier
If you’re looking for a more light-hearted approach to yoga, Yoga For Bad People is a fun way to get your body moving in a humorous class. Held at Bandier’s Studio B on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, we love that this class is totally calming but super fun. They even hold retreats throughout the year for when you need some downtime to just let go, reflect, and reset!
Shaktibarre is all about female empowerment and sustainable wellness. Their classes combine yoga methods with aspects from barre class, so you can get that extra toning in with your flow. It’s more intense of a workout than an average yoga class and you’ll leave feeling so accomplished. We also love that the studio has a healthy café that serves refreshing snacks made with local ingredients.
Byline: Rebecca Muller