For many New Yorkers, the most reliable way to calm down, decompress and escape the crowded chaos of the city is to attend a yoga class. Here are a few well-reviewed studios where you can work on your cobra, downward dog and tree poses.
Just a five-minute walk from the NU Hotel, Tangerine specializes in vinyasa flow classes in warm environments. This is not Bikram yoga. The sequences are different and the temperature is a much cooler 95 degrees. It’s a preferred style for many people, but you won’t know if you’re one of them until you try it.
This Cobble Hill yoga studio offers a beautiful space to retreat, focus and expand your yoga practice. Mala offers an eclectic selection of classes including many options suitable for beginners.
If you’re looking to practice yoga in an intimate setting, Yoga Pole Studio is the space. The unique style offered here incorporates poles and other props for low-impact exercise that improves strength, balance and flexibility. The Brooklyn Heights studio is a five-minute walk from NU.
Prana is sanskrit for “breath” or “life force,” and breathwork is the heart of every class offered at Prana Power Yoga. The studio emphasizes that focus on maintaining a steady breath is essential for practicing to your full potential. Just seven short blocks from the NU Hotel, Prana Power Yoga has been ranked one of the top 25 yoga studios in the world by Travel + Leisure Magazine.
Through its wide range of course offerings, this Boerum Hill yoga studio has something for every yogi. Classes are designated by skill level and focus. A range of yogic traditions influence the teaching style for which Yogasana is known and the studio offers classes designed to help practitioners realign their feet and manage or heal back pain.
If you’re in Brooklyn for an extended stay, check out the trials and packages offered at these yoga studios. You can score some pretty good discounts, and may even leave New York feeling more calm and relaxed than when you arrived!