Yoga is a one of our favorite ways to relieve stress and find inner balance, especially in the craziness of NYC. It’s an ancient technique used to center the mind and improve your physical, mental, and spiritual health. But not everyone is well versed in the proper methods and may need help to get into the right groove. You’ll often require trained teachers who specialize in techniques such as breathing control, relaxation, dietary expertise, and physical poses. That’s where studios come in! To help you find some peace, we’ve put together a list of studios across the city that we believe have the best yoga in NYC!
1. Y7 Studio, Various Locations
Y7 Studio is a chain of yoga studios with locations all over the city. They offer intense candlelit yoga sessions that are meant to make you sweat. All their studios are heated to between 80 and 90 degrees using infrared technology to help with blood flow and increase relaxation. Sessions take place in a dark room with no mirrors and music in the background, an environment meant to force participants to focus on their inner selves. This unique ambiance has made Y7 studio one of the fastest growing companies in the country with the best yoga in NYC.
East Village – 250 E Houston St
Flatiron – 25 W 23rd St, 3rd Fl
Park Slope – 478 Bergen St, Brooklyn
UES – 1459 3rd Ave
Williamsburg – 170 S 1st St, Brooklyn
2. The Studio, LES
The Studio is an LES yoga studio specializing in Hatha practices that include focused meditation and Taoist principles. They offer regular classes and intensive programs focusing on a particular technique or skill set. They also offer live stream sessions for those who can’t make it in person but still want to learn from the experts! The Studio is known for providing a communal experience, where students are positioned in the room’s center and encouraged to help each other master the techniques taught in class.
Where: 302 Bowery, 2nd Fl
3. Pure Yoga, UWS
Pure Yoga is one of the trendiest NYC studios right now and it’s probably due to their wide range of class options to pick from. Whether you’re after the Figure 4 Barre classes or private meditation lessons, there are so many educational opportunities for you to take advantage of. Their main classes focus on specific goals like the “Pure Flow” class (breathing) or “Pure Mind” (meditation), so keep that in mind as you decide on what to focus on. This studio is also membership based, so remember that as you weigh your options!
Where: 204 W 77th St
4. Om Factory Yoga, Union Square
The Om Factory is a yoga studio located just north of Union Square that offers ariel yoga and circus classes. Ariel yoga is a technique that combines traditional yoga with acrobatics, where students learn to practice poses while suspended in the air by a cloth hammock. They also offer circus classes, where students can learn the fundamental techniques practiced by circus acrobats. The Om Factory started in NYC but later expanded to locations all over Asia, including Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, and Taiwan.
Where: 873 Broadway, 2nd Fl
5. Iyengar Yoga Institute, West Village
The Iyengar Yoga Institute is a yoga studio in the West Village dedicated to the practices of Iyengar Yoga. Founded by B.K.S. Iyengar, this method seeks to make yoga accessible to people of all ages and body types. The technique focuses on precise postures and breathing controls to achieve the best results. This studio offers in-person, online, and hybrid classes for beginner and advanced students. They also host frequent workshops on different techniques and philosophies to give students a holistic understanding of the Iyengar method!
Where: 227 W 13th Street
6. Bhakti Center, LES
The Bhakti Center is another yoga studio on the Lower East Side that offers a wide range of classes centered around the practices and techniques of Bhakti Yoga. Bhakti yoga is designed to use spiritual practices to bring one to a divine consciousness, based on the teachings in sacred texts like the Bhagavad-gita. Popular courses include Rooftop Yoga or Meditation 101. In addition to yoga classes and workshops, they offer spiritual guidance through lectures and group programs like a pilgrimage to India.
Where: 25 1st Ave
7. Kula Yoga, SoHo & Williamsburg
Kula Yoga’s studios are among our favorites in terms of a welcoming atmosphere. With their warm natural light beaming through the windows and washed brick interiors, this aesthetically pleasing studio is perfect to ease the mind and body. Their mostly known for their Mysore Ashtanga yoga class, but they also offer tons of online classes and workshops daily that you can stream on your phone or devices! We think this is one of the best yoga studios if you’re looking for an in-person/online hybrid.
SoHo – 481 Broadway, 3rd Fl
Williamsburg – 85 North 3rd Street #113, Brooklyn
8. Sky Ting Yoga, Chinatown
Sky Ting Yoga is an intimate yoga studio in Chinatown that offers classes in various styles. The light-filled, loft-like setting is the perfect place to start your day and offers gorgeous views of the Manhattan Bridge. They have classes with experienced instructors and courses where students can learn new techniques and approaches to yoga. Students can also choose to participate in retreats, where they travel to a location outside the city to immerse themselves in yoga practice in a picturesque setting!
Where: 17 Allen St
9. Humming Puppy, Chelsea
Humming Puppy is a state-of-the-art Australian yoga studio located in Chelsea. Classes are offered in a minimalist setting with sparse wood floors, large windows, and black walls designed to help students achieve total focus. They are famous for the deep hums that soundtrack the class, which they claim helps increase relaxation and breathing on a physiological level. They offer multiple classes with different styles of humming that increase in intensity based on the experience level of the participants.
Where: 119 W 23rd St
10. YO BK, Greenpoint & Williamsburg
Last but not least is our favorite local Brooklyn studios, YO BK. Boasting two different locations, their focus on small class sizes and passionate instructors makes this one of our favorite spots to do a yoga session. Their classes range in difficulty and technique, including Baptiste Power Vinyasa yoga, traditional hot yoga, yin yoga, Inferno hot pilates and even aerial yoga! If you’re looking for some yoga in NYC that will “stretch your mind and body,” then you know where to go!
Greenpoint – 607 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn
Williamsburg – 20 Broadway #108, Brooklyn
11. The Yoga Common, Midtown
Choose between an all-inclusive membership ($160/month) or a digital only membership ($85/month) at this yoga studio that offers tons of yoga classes, workshops, and guest passes. There are typically 3-4 live classes per day, with several on-demand options always available too! They have everything from a low key ‘Yin & Meditation’ class, ideal for beginners to a ‘Vinyasa Flow’ class that will make you sweat to the max! Learn more here.
Where: 322 E 39th St, Office 1
12. Modo Yoga, West Village & Williamsburg
This eco-friendly yoga studio boasts two different NYC locations, and a variety of classes that you can take in-person or virtually. The classes themself vary in technique and purpose (from “Modo” to “Core Flow”) and are taught by top-of-the-line instructors. Plus, they’re currently running an introductory offer of $80 for an unlimited first month! Learn more here.
West Village – 434 6th Avenue, Floor 2
Williamsburg – 109 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn