Laurels
Best Yoga Studios
in Philadelphia
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 Philadelphia, PA.

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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.

Amrita Yoga & Wellness

Amrita Yoga & Wellness offers yoga classes for all levels in a studio on Frankford Ave in Philadelphia. A variety of classes is offered, including hot flow, Hatha flow, Vinyasa and Iyengar yoga, and classes specifically designed for people with stiff bodies. More advanced classes include aerial yoga, amrita flow, and advanced inversions. Specials are available for new students.

Philadelphia, PA(267) 928-3176

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Ashtanga Yoga School Philadelphia

Ashtanga Yoga School Philadelphia was founded by David Garrigues, one of the first yoga teachers certified to teach the Ashtanga style in the United States. Classes are taught in the Mysore style, in which the instructor moves throughout the room to help each student on an individual basis. New students who are curious about Ashtanga can observe a class at no cost.

Philadelphia, PA(206) 330-9216

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Blue Banyan Yoga

Blue Banyan Yoga has been serving the Mount Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia for ten years. Founder and co-director Sophie Simpson has been teaching yoga for almost 15 years and specializes in the Vinyasa tradition. The studio offers private instruction in students' homes in accordance with the philosophy that yoga should be accessible to all.

Philadelphia, PA(267) 974-6527

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Dhyana Yoga

Dhyana Yoga is owned and operated by husband and wife team John and Diana Vitarelli and has three locations in the Philadelphia area. The studio focuses on the Ashtanga Vinyasa style of yoga and offers Mysore style practice sessions, during which the teacher moves throughout the room to help each individual student. Discounts on the first month of classes are available for new students.

Philadelphia, PA(215) 496-0770

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Experience Yoga Studios

Experience Yoga Studios is located in Turnersville, New Jersey and serves students throughout the Philadelphia metro area. The studio offers a variety of cycling, Pilates and yoga classes, including Hatha, Vinyasa, Hot Vinyasa, and Yin yoga. Private lessons are available, and the studio also offers massage therapy services. Discounts are available for first-time students.

Turnersville, NJ(856) 232-3939

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Fitness Yoga Studios

Fitness Yoga Studios is a yoga and pilates studio based in Mullica Hill, New Jersey and serving the Philadelphia area. The studio specializes in Vinyasa flow yoga and serves students at the beginner and intermediate levels as well as offering 200-hour Vinyasa teacher training. Private and semi-private lessons are available, as are gift cards.

Mullica Hill, NJ(856) 241-0404

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Focus Barre and Yoga

Focus Barre and Yoga is located in Center City Philadelphia and serves the Society Hill, Old City, Rittenhouse, and West Philadelphia areas. The studio offers a combination of barre, barre cardio, and yoga classes that are designed to boost fitness and sculpt lean muscle. Owner and yoga teacher Eliakim Warren has been teaching yoga for almost a decade in the U.S. and the Bahamas.

Philadelphia, PA(215) 575-0147

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Magu Yoga

Magu Yoga is a Philadelphia yoga studio that believes in a philisophy of "intelligent, informed, and aligned." The studio owner and director, Alex Auder, has over 20 years of practice and teaching experience and was named one of the top 25 of the 100 Most Influential Yoga Teachers in America by Sonima. Alex uses this experience, along with the training of her top-notch instructors, to provide classes in fundamental, advanced, and restorative Magu Flow yoga. Magu Yoga also offers training, special events, retreats, and workshops.

Philadelphia, PA(845) 399-8934

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Maha Yoga

Maha Yoga has two Philadelphia locations and employs almost 20 experienced yoga instructors. Founded more than a decade ago by Justicia DeClue, the studio specializes in Anusara yoga and offers sliding-scale all-levels community yoga classes along with several levels of smaller classes from basic to advanced. Teacher training classes and mentorships are also available.

Philadelphia, PA(215) 864-0770

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MotherHeart Studio

MotherHeart Studio runs yoga classes at the Maas Building on Randolph Street and the Viking Mills on East Hagert Street. Owner and instructor Dawn Smelser has more than 20 years of experience teaching yoga and trained at the Yoga Institute of Mumbai under Dr. Jayadeva Yogendraji. The Studio also offers yoga teacher training programs as a Registered Yoga School (RYS) at the 200-hour level.

Philadelphia, PA(484) 885-9081

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nava yoga center

nava yoga center is located in The Navy Yard in Philadelphia at the corner of 12th Street and Constitution Avenue. The studio offers a variety of Vinyasa flow classes, including hot flow and slow flow, and specializes in injury rehabilitation and prevention. New students who register for the studio's eight-week Beginners Series receive 15 percent off any of the studio's other classes.

Philadelphia, PA(267) 592-3167

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Philly Power Yoga

Philly Power Yoga is located on Walnut Street between 20th and 21st in Philadelphia. The studio offers classes in pilates, barre, cardio, and yoga, including hot power yoga, beginners' yoga, stretch and restore, and prenatal fitness yoga. Private group classes are available in addition to one-on-one lessons. New students can drop in on weekday yoga classes for only $10.

Philadelphia, PA(267) 908-5395

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Philly Yoga Factory

Founded three years ago, Philly Yoga Factory was the first exclusively donation-based yoga studio in Philadelphia. All classes are offered on a pay-what-you-can basis and include a wide variety of styles, such as Vinyasa, Yin, and hot yoga. Studio director and owner Katelynn Ingersoll has studied at Bikram's Yoga College of India and the Ayurvedic Institute's Ayurvedic Studies Practitioner Program.

Philadelphia, PA(215) 977-9642

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Ploome

Ploome is a Philadelphia-based business that describes itself as a "community-driven fitness and lifestyle boutique." The facility offers small group classes in yoga, pilates, and cardio barre. Several specials are available for new clients, including a month of unlimited classes for $159. Classes for two and private one-on-one classes are also available.

Philadelphia, PA(215) 238-0200

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Power Yoga Works

Power Yoga Works is located in Malvern and has been teaching Philadelphia-area students for more than 15 years. Founder Bill Raup has been named in Philadelphia Magazine as one of the best yoga instructors in Philadelphia. The studio specializes in power yoga and offers classes at several levels. New students can take two classes for the price of one.

Malvern, PA(610) 889-9642

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Studio 34

Studio 34 is "a yoga studio, a community space, and a center for the creative and healing arts" that has been serving the West Philadelphia community since 2008. The studio offers yoga classes aimed specifically at queer and trans people and at people in recovery from trauma, as well as classes in the Hatha, Vinyasa, and Yin traditions. Students can volunteer at the studio in exchange for free classes.

Philadelphia, PA(215) 387-3434

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tAra Yoga

tAra Yoga is a small yoga studio that recently moved to Chestnut Hill in Philadelphia from its original space in Abingdon. The studio was founded in 2013 and offers Vinyasa flow classes at beginner through advanced levels. New students can take unlimited classes for 30 days for only $39, and single-class drop-ins are also available.

Philadelphia, PA(215) 305-8325

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The Yoga & Movement Sanctuary

The Yoga & Movement Sanctuary was founded in Philadelphia in 2016 by Noah Julian and Emile Sorger. The studio's instructors believe in the mystical properties of yoga practice and draw from a wide variety of traditions in their teaching styles. New student specials are available as well as community classes, which are cash only and cost only $5-7.

Philadelphia, PA(401) 862-6634

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Verge Yoga

Verge Yoga is located on Lancaster Ave in Wayne and serves students throughout the Philadelphia area. Founder Cara Bradley has been studying various movement disciplines for more than 30 years and founded a nonprofit to provide yoga and mindfulness classes in urban schools in Philadelphia. The "Verge Experience" is built around merging the elements of foundation, stability, and flow, and the studio also hosts meditation retreats.

Wayne, PA(610) 971-0518

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Wake Up Yoga

Wake Up Yoga has three locations throughout Philadelphia: one in Rittenhouse Square, one in South Philly, and one in Fairmount. The studio specializes in the Vinyasa and Yin styles of yoga and employs more than 35 experienced instructors. A wide range of flow classes is available, including prenatal classes, classes for mothers and babies, and a lighthearted "Playful Flow" class.

Philadelphia, PA(215) 235-1228

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Whole Body Yoga Studio

Whole Body Yoga Studio is located in North Wales, Pennsylvania and serves the Philadelphia metro area. Owner Patty Ferry has been teaching yoga for more than 15 years and received her official 200-hour Pranakriya Teacher certification in 2008. The studio accepts students of all ages and experience levels, offering a variety of classes in the Hatha and Vinyasa traditions. Prenatal, restorative, and hot yoga are also available.

North Wales, PA(215) 661-0510

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