Life in New York can be intense. Many find a respite in their yoga space...
...which can offer a breath of fresh air and an escape from the concrete jungle. The city’s yoga scene is diverse and layered, so whether you're a seasoned yogi or just getting started on your journey, you’ll be sure to find something suited to your needs. From rooftop studios with stunning views, to cozy, candlelit spaces, there's a yoga studio in New York for every mood, price point and preference.
Some mistakenly believe that yoga is about flexibility and stretching, when its benefits go so much deeper than that. The best yoga studios focus on creating a mind, body and soul connection, leaving you with a renewed sense of inner peace and calm.
Our highly-trained Experience Evaluators anonymously visited New York’s leading yoga studios, scoring each visit across more than 250 objective standards, so whatever kind of yoga experience you’re looking for, The Fit Guide will help you find the very best.
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CorePower Yoga Rock Center
Address 12 W 48th St, New York, NY 10036
As well as traditional forms of yoga such as Vinyasa, CorePower infuses HIIT, strength and ‘sculpt’ into their session, offering a distinctive, modern take on the practice.
We were guided by a friendly, attentive instructor who met us as we arrived, before taking us through a flow of both cardio and slower paced movements. She radiated a positive energy, kept her energy high throughout and connected with the members before and after the session.
Of the two CorePower Yoga clubs we visited, the Rock Center location scored the highest, so if you’re looking for a modern, fresh blend of yoga with motivating instructors, make sure this is on your list.
CorePower Yoga Rock Center won The Fit Guide 4-Star Award and our 4-Star Class Experience Award.
Address 119 W 23rd St level 2 suite 200, New York, NY 10011
Humming Puppy is an Australian yoga brand that's made an impact on the New York scene since its 2018 launch. Each class projects their signature 'hum' that is omitted during the class at a particular frequency that enhances and enriches the experience. The hum, combined with a beautiful space, contribute to a special and relaxing class.
Confident, knowledgeable instructors and friendly reception staff round off the experience.
Humming Puppy won The Fit Guide 4-Star Award for the overall experience, with the class achieving our Recommended score.
Y7 Studio Flatiron
Address 25 W 23rd St 3rd floor, New York, NY 10010
Y7 is a fresh, fun yoga brand with a distinctive and refreshing feel. At Y7 Studio you can expect an accessible class that uses less technical and traditional yoga terms, along with candle lit rooms, supportive coaches and a range of hip hop and other beats to create a modern feel.
Their 'no mirror' policy helps you lose yourself in the tunes and focus on the practice.
Y7 Studio Flatiron our 4-Star Class Experience Award and achieved our Recommended rating for the overall experience.
bodē nyc Flatiron
Address 182 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010
Bodē nyc is an independently-owned, female-led studio that has been serving up hot yoga for over two decades, making it one of New York’s most established and longest-serving. Bodē also offers Vinyasa, Yin and elements of HIIT to complement the hot yoga practice that they’re famous for, across three Manhattan-based locations.
During our visit to their Flatiron studio we found the experience smooth and effective, led by a knowledgeable instructor.
Bodē nyc in Flatiron District score a Recommended rating for the overall experience and won The Fit Guide 4-Star Award for the class experience.
Modo Yoga West Village
Address 434 6th Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10011
Modo Yoga has branches across North America and even a location in Paris, but they proudly stand for individuality, stating that each studio has a unique look and feel. Their practice is underpinned by six pillars, including accessibility, health, peace and being respectful of our planet.
We visited their single Manhattan studio in West Village and discovered a friendly team, a well-structured class and lots of natural light.
Modo Yoga West Village scored a Recommended rating for both the overall experience and the class experience.
Address 12 West 27th Street 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10001
Souk was created in the belief that there’s not one formula that fits all when it comes to yoga. Offering a practice that serves the “diverse bodies and lifestyles” of their New York community, Souk offers a range of in-person and live-streamed classes. Whether you're just getting started, rehabilitating an injury, wanting to deepen your practice, or simply just trying to wind down, Souk has a session for you
Our visit to the Souk studio was led by a competent and knowledgeable instructor with a nicely designed studio, with the disco ball being a particularly fun touch!
Souk scored a Recommended rating for the overall experience and also Recommended for the class experience.