15 Hudson Valley Yoga Studios to Get Your Ohm On
Whether you engage in a hot yoga practice to become more flexible or prefer a gentle flow to chill out, there are plenty of local classes to choose from in Upstate NY. There are beginner’s classes and yoga teacher training classes, plus classes you can take to start or end your day. And let’s not forget how good it feels to awaken your chakras and/or improve your posture. Every yoga center has a slightly different take on the practice and may focus on different disciplines, so check out this list before heading out with your yoga mat.
Bodhi Holistic Spa | 543 Warren Street, Hudson | 518-828-2233
Bodhi Holistic Spa is a mindful and inspiring environment where individuals find holistic health and wellness. The spa features eight intentional spa treatment rooms, a welcoming setting for yoga practice, a boutique curated with holistic products and workshops and classes to help you heal, relax, and find solid ground. The spa’s teachers are trained to guide yoga and meditation in a way that calms the body and mind, all while pressing into relaxation, strength, and peace. Bodhi offers Hatha Yoga—pairing poses with breathing techniques—restorative and chair yoga, as well as Pilates.
Rhinebeck Yoga Center | 6400 Montgomery Street, Fl 3, Rhinebeck | 845-876-2528
At Rhinebeck Yoga Center the goal is to make visitors feel comfortable as soon as they walk in the door, whether they are trying yoga for the very first time or have practiced for years. A fun and nurturing space to grow a yoga practice, the center offers classes for every level of the practitioner as well as yoga teacher training at the 200 and 300-hour levels. Yoga classes are held seven days a week, as well as workshops by expert teachers, live music yoga classes, kirtan (call and response chanting), and yoga retreats.
Stone Wave Yoga | Gardiner & New Paltz | Contact
Stone Wave has two locations, one in Gardiner (with stunning mountain views) and a newly opened studio in Poughkeepsie (just steps away from the Vassar campus in the beautiful Arlington Business District). Classes feature an environment that focuses on the mind-body-spirit connection for all levels. For practitioners, Stone Wave offers fantastic training, immersion and mentorship programs.
The Yoga House | 785 Broadway, Kingston | 845-853-8277
Ranging from gentle to active, the center’s various classes include Vinyasa, Yin and Ashtanga disciplines, as well as accessibility-focused yoga, restorative yoga and meditation. While emphasizing practical and philosophical principles, alignment and biomechanics, the classes respect the deep roots of yoga. Yoga House also offers workshops, training and community events.
Yoga Lab | 243 Fair Street, Kingston | 845-481-3108
Yoga Lab lets the traditional tools of yoga guide the practice: postures, chanting, breath work, meditation, philosophy, self-inquiry, mantra and mindfulness. Classes are inspired by Hatha, Ashtanga, Yin, Iyengar, Sivananda, Restorative, Jivamukti and Kundalini Yoga. The common thread that runs throughout is mindfulness and loving-kindness. The class’s gentle underlying tone encourages participants to practice self-care and focus inward.
Saugerties Yoga | 32 Partition Street, Saugerties | 845-859-9642
Whether it’s your first time stepping onto a yoga mat or you’re perfecting your scorpion, Saugerties Yoga has you covered. The center specializes in all-level classes, with some specifically for beginners and some for advanced students. Each class connects participants to their bodies through movement, breath and meditation. Rise and Shine virtual classes can help you start the day off with an hour to focus on yourself and your practice.
The Hot Spot | 218 Plaza Road, Kingston | 845-331-8800
The philosophy at The Hot Spot is that yoga is for everyone. It’s never too late. You are never too old to start from scratch again. Hot yoga, performed under hot or humid conditions, can be challenging, but also offers benefits for everyone, including increased flexibility and stamina. The Hot Spot’s classes include Warm and Hot Gentle Yoga, Hot Power 50, and Warm Vinyasa. Check out Black Light Fridays!
Clear Yoga | 6423 Montgomery Street, Ste 17B, Rhinebeck | 845-546-9642
Clear Yoga’s instructors teach Iyengar yoga, a practice that integrates the body, mind and emotions. Iyengar Yoga is a powerful and sophisticated discipline with far-reaching benefits. Poses are taught in simple terms that help you pay attention to what’s going on in your body, so you have the tools to become stronger mentally and physically. Clear Yoga offers classes for all ages and abilities—beginner, basics, intermediate and advanced—as well as yoga therapy classes.
Woodstock Yoga Center | 10 Deming Street, Woodstock | 845-679-8700
Woodstock Yoga Center offers Iyengar Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Qi Gong, sound healing, philosophy classes, kirtan chanting and restorative yoga classes, plus private sessions. Beside in-person and online classes, the center also has a Yoga Boutique offering gift items, yoga clothes, yoga props, books and artist consignment pieces.
Vitality Yoga Flow | 271 Main Street, #23, New Paltz | 845-419-1660
All levels of yoga are welcome at Vitality Flow Yoga. Although beginners can and do attend any of the yoga intro lessons, some great options for beginners are Yoga Basics, Slow Flow (heated and unheated) and Alignment Flow, which focuses on proper alignment. The center also offers a Meridian Flow Yoga program for chronic pain, anxiety and autoimmune disorders, which features guided specific breath practices to bring the nervous system back in balance.
Shakti Yoga Woodstock | 1685 Sawkill Road, Woodstock | 845-389-5826
Founder Linda Winnick has created an insightful approach to yoga practice using her knowledge of yogic philosophy, anatomy and physiology, plus her extensive Ayruvedic background. Classes are offered in the fundamentals, Mixed Level Vinyasa and Restorative Yoga. There’s even an Afro-Caribbean Dance and Yoga class that starts with dance, eases into yoga and ends in a mindfulness segment.
Little Blueberryy Boutique and Yoga Studio | 99 Partition Street, Saugerties | 845-244-8840
The Little Blueberryy boutique offers a selection of jewelry, gifts and clothing, while the yoga studio offers classes to help you get in shape and live a more balanced life. The studio is a warm and welcoming space with classes for various levels of practitioners. Private sessions—for one to three individuals—are available for those who prefer to work out alone or with their best friends.
Sadhana Center for Yoga and Meditation | 403 Warren Street, Hudson | 518-828-1034
Class styles include Vinyasa, Yin and Restorative Yoga as well as eclectic movement forms. Classes are designed to be thoughtful, playful and build strength. Virtual classes are also available and you can purchase a pre-recorded class to watch as often as you like. The center also offers teacher training, including a weekend immersion schedule
Whole Sky Yoga | 10 Old Route 213, High Falls | 845-706-3668
Whole Sky Yoga is an open resource for non-judgmental self-exploration and development through yoga. The studio offers a professional yoga experience and a reliable diverse class schedule. The team of eight to 12 expert instructors offers 30+ weekly classes in a variety of yoga styles, plus educational workshops, special events and customized individual instruction. In-person and virtual classes are offered.
Pure Mountain Yoga | 6045 Main Street, Tannersville, NY | 518-589-4001
Pure Mountain Yoga, provides a soothing atmosphere and offers all levels of yoga. Our goal is to provide a safe, tranquil and supportive setting with outstanding instruction to help improve overall health, reduce stress and aim for a peaceful and calm mind through the practice of yoga. Everybody is welcome! It is their deep conviction that mastery in Yoga is not measured by how deeply you can bend or how long you can hold a pose, but the degree of conscious awareness that you bring to every part of your body. There is no better time to start than the present. They offer private yoga & sound healing meditation classes in addition to their regular scheduled classes.
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