People all over the world go to yoga studios to relax, work out, and get in touch with their spiritual sides. There are a wide variety of yoga styles, each focusing on a different aspect of the mind and body. Just as there are many styles of yoga, there are many environments in which people can practice their craft. Here are ten beautiful yoga studios across the United States.
Exhale At These 10 Beautiful U.S. Yoga Studios
1. Liberation Yoga
Where: Los Angeles, California
Owned by a small family that values human connection and vibrant truth, Liberation Yoga allows guests to practice hatha and jivamukti-style classes. You will be in one of two rooms—an indoor asana room illuminated by twinkling lights or a semi-outdoors garden room. The tall trees, bubbling fountain, and eastern art make this a tranquil urban oasis.
2. Dharma Yoga Brooklyn
Where: Brooklyn, New York
You don’t need to break the bank to enjoy a peaceful afternoon at the yoga studio. In fact, Dharma Yoga Brooklyn is donation-only, and its wide range of classes make it the perfect destination for every ability level and budget. The beauty is in the details here—from its eclectic collection of woven blankets to the stained glass windows of this brownstone building, make it a welcoming retreat.
3. Tahoe Yoga Shala
Where: South Lake Tahoe, California
Shala, meaning “home place,” welcomes visitors with a crackling fireplace and views of the evergreen trees. Settled in the heart of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, this studio is sure to feel like an otherworldly retreat. With 35 weekly classes, Tahoe Yoga Shala is sure to have something for you.
4. Flex Yoga
Where: Wooster, Ohio
Take a deep breath in and slowly exhale—this beautiful yoga studio has classes for every ability level. This historic building has been restored, but keeps its old-world charm with exposed brick walls and large windows. The highly-qualified instructors lead students in a variety of diverse classes, including hot yoga and power vinyasa. There is sure to be a class for everybody in your family—special classes are offered for children, men, and pregnant women!
5. Dharma Yoga
Where: Austin, Texas
Illuminated by soft light and decorated with eastern art, Dharma Yoga is an inviting space for mindfulness and relaxation. Enjoy the fun music, consistent with Austin’s reputation as a music mecca in the South, as you practice hatha, vinyasa, and dharma.
6. Kindness Yoga
Where: Golden, Colorado
Through the lunette windows of this studio, rugged mountains rise up over the Colorado landscape. Take a deep breath as the natural light brightens this airy studio, giving it a close-to-nature feel. With classes for all ability levels, Kindness Yoga is a wonderful place to begin your yoga journey.
7. Amrita Yoga & Wellness
Where: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
This peaceful, candle-lit studio is the perfect urban oasis for yogis of all ability levels. This studio also features massage and Reiki, which is a Japanese healing technique. Try Intro to Kundalini yoga to restore your creativity and calm your mind.
8. Samadhi Center for Yoga
Where: Denver, Colorado
Multicolored flags hanging from the ceiling are accented by a unique light fixture at this welcoming studio. The large mural on the wall reminds visitors of yoga’s eastern heritage as they take a methodological approach to this activity. Take a step back from the pace of the big city by trying a candlelight class.
9. Prajna Yoga
Where: Santa Fe, New Mexico
The Prajna Temple, built entirely by natural and non-toxic materials, evokes a sense of relaxation and commune with nature in the high desert of New Mexico. Natural light streams in from a skylight, and richly-colored wood floors invite visitors to sit down and let any stress wash away. Japanese gardens and walkways enhance the ambience of this studio, treating visitors to a retreat-like experience.
Where: Chicago, Illinois
White brick walls, exposed wooden beams, and warm natural light come together in this Lincoln Park studio to create an aesthetically pleasing environment. This mindfulness-based practice is suitable for all levels, and will surely allow you to experience the compassion and understanding that is prized in this urban getaway.
This article was written by Marissa Fackler.
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