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Best Yoga Studios in New York City
2021

Why These Yoga Studios?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored New York City Yoga Studios on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

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

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Read more about our selection process

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 10003

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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 10011

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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 10011

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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 10012

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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 10012

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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 10003

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