Laurels
Best Yoga Studios
in New York City
2017

Why These Yoga Studios?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored yoga studios on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best yoga studios in New York, NY.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Abhaya Yoga

Abhaya Yoga is located in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn and was founded in 2010 by former professional dancer and ballet teacher Tara Glazier. Classes are offered in a wide range of traditions, and every Friday night, the studio hosts live musicians including sitar players and kirtan singers to accompany the evening's classes. The Abhaya Yoga Foundation offers scholarships for yoga teacher training.

Brooklyn, NY(718) 522-3635

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Bikram Yoga Long Beach, New York

Bikram Yoga Long Beach, New York was founded in 2011 and focuses on Bikram yoga, a style developed by Yogiraj Bikram Choudhury in which the studio is kept at a temperature of around 105 degrees Fahrenheit. The studio offers 60-, 75- and 90-minute classes and several tuition options, including both class packages and longer-term memberships.

New York, NY(516) 442-3261

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Bread and Yoga

Bread and Yoga is located on Broadway in Inwood, the northernmost neighborhood in Manhattan. The studio has been offering a variety of yoga classes for children and adults since its founding in 2009. Pre- and post-natal yoga and an after-school yoga program for grade schoolers are among the studio's offerings, and classes are taught in the Hatha, Iyengar, Vinyasa, and Restorative styles.

New York, NY(212) 569-4112

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Earth Yoga NYC

Earth Yoga NYC has been offering yoga education on East 61st St. near Central Park since it was founded in 2009. The studio focuses on hot Vinyasa yoga, keeping the room heated at upwards of 90 degrees Fahrenheit during most classes, although some unheated classes are offered as well. The studio runs a Yoga Teacher Training program, and the newer instructors offer classes for free to community members.

New York, NY(646) 726-4710

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Harlem Yoga Studio

Harlem Yoga Studio is one of the most affordable studios in Manhattan and offers numerous donation-based classes on a pay-what-you-can system. The studio's classes are varied, including all-levels community sessions, Vinyasa and Restorative yoga, and "full-figured yoga" for people of all sizes. Early bird classes are offered before 9 a.m. for professionals who want to start their day with yoga.

New York, NY(917) 538-0457

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I.AM.YOU. Studio

I.AM.YOU. Studio was founded in 2009 by former finance worker Lauren Imparato. Located in Imparato's loft in Little Italy, the studio focuses on the Vinyasa style of yoga and offers group classes in an intimate setting. Imparato is also known as the author of Retox, a book of "realistic yoga, nourishment, and mindset tips" for modern lifestyles.

New York, NY(347) 320-9356

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Jivamukti Yoga School

The Jivamukti Yoga School was founded more than 30 years ago. The school is one of the oldest and largest yoga studios in New York City, with more than 500 students per day and a 12,000-square-foot facility. The instructors focus on the Jivamukti yoga style, which was developed by founders Sharon Gannon and David Life. There is also a vegan cafe and retail shop on site.

New York, NY(212) 353-0214

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Katonah Yoga

Katonah Yoga is located on West 17th St. in Manhattan and offers classes in the Katonah style, developed by founder Nevine Michaan, in addition to several other styles. Michaan has been practicing yoga throughout the Northeast for more than 35 years. The studio offers a selection of class packages, including specials for new students.

New York, NY(212) 255-2188

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Laughing Lotus Yoga Center

Laughing Lotus Yoga Center was founded more than 15 years ago by Dana Trixie Flynn, who has been teaching yoga for more than 25 and invented the Lotus Flow style. The center has locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and San Francisco and employs more than 30 instructors who teach at all levels. Donation-based community classes are available from the center's newer teachers, and the center also offers yoga teacher training programs and an apprenticeship program. Laughing Lotus also has an innovative online class program that allows students to participate from wherever they are.

New York, NY(212) 414-2903

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New York Yoga

New York Yoga has two Upper East Side locations, one on York Ave and a hot yoga studio on East 85th St. Instructors focus on Restorative, Vinyasa, and hot yoga, and classes are available for all experience levels and for expectant mothers. The studio also offers a yoga teacher training program, and discounts are available for new members.

New York, NY(212) 717-9642

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Reflections Center for Conscious Living and Yoga

Reflections Center for Conscious Living and Yoga is based in Murray Hill near Gramercy Park. Founder Paula Tursi has 20 years of experience teaching yoga and has been studying Body-Mind Centering for 10 years. The studio offers flow yoga, Franklin Method, Dynamic Stretch, Yin Yoga, and Kundalini Yoga, in addition to cardio kickboxing and meditation classes. Yoga teacher training is also available.

New York, NY(212) 974-2288

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Sacred Sounds Yoga

Sacred Sounds Yoga is located in Greenwich Village and has been offering a diverse selection of yoga classes since it was founded in 2011. The studio founder is a certified yoga instructor who leads a certified team of teachers. In addition to offering prenatal, postnatal, aerial, and Vinyasa yoga classes for students of all levels, the studio offers teacher certifications in kids' yoga, prenatal yoga, aerial yoga, and restorative yoga. The studio offers free refreshments and wifi.

New York, NY(212) 533-9642

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Sonic Yoga

Sonic Yoga was founded more than 15 years ago in Hell's Kitchen and continues to provide instruction in the Vinyasa style. Private lessons are available in addition to group classes, which are offered at the beginner level on a donation basis. The studio has an on-site boutique that sells yoga clothes, books, and supplies.

New York, NY(212) 397-6344

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Strala Yoga NYC

Strala Yoga NYC is the studio of Tara Stiles, who invented the Strala type of yoga by drawing on her experience with choreography and classical ballet. Strala is welcoming to yoga beginners and is practiced in thousands of schools across the country. The New York studio offers several variations on Strala, including classes focusing on strength, relaxation, core strength, and energy.

New York, NY(917) 488-7195

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The Atmananda Yoga Sequence Studio

The Atmananda Yoga Sequence Studio is located in Gramercy Park near Union Square and offers classes six days a week. The studio emphasizes the Atmananda Yoga Sequence, a series of asanas, or poses, drawn from the Hatha, Iyengar, and Ashtanga yoga styles and combined with the flow of a Vinyasa class. Yoga teacher training and spa services are also available, and the yoga studios can be rented for events.

New York, NY(212) 625-1511

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The Giving Tree Yoga Studio

The Giving Tree Yoga Studio was founded in Astoria, Queens by interfaith ministers Anne-Margaret Redding and Anthony Wood. The studio aims to be a "home away from home" for uprooted New York City residents, offering a variety of classes for everyone from toddlers to adults. Special prices are available for new students, and the studio also offers astrology and nutritional counseling services.

Astoria, NY(718) 728-0110

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Yogamaya

Yogamaya was founded on West 20th St. in Chelsea in 2010. The studio employs more than 20 instructors who focus on Vinyasa, or "flow", yoga. Classes are available at all levels, and women's-only classes are available, as well as some free community classes. Memberships include unlimited access to classes, and students can also sign up for individual classes or multi-class packages. Specials are available for new students.

New York, NY(212) 675-4555

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