Get Your “Om” on at These Hudson Valley Yoga Studios
Perfect your downward dog, test your balance in crow pose, and breathe better at these calming Hudson Valley yoga studios.
When it comes to local fitness trends, yoga leads the way in the Hudson Valley. It has a wealth of benefits, from an improvement in posture and greater flexibility to a decrease in stress and greater clarity of mind.
In the Hudson Valley, yoga studios offer classes and take advantage of natural settings from Troy to the Tappan Zee. Here are a few spots to get you moving mindfully.
A former winner of Best Yoga in our Best of the Hudson Valley Awards, Alma brings peace and poise to Newburgh. From yoga for beginners to hot vinyasa and deep tissue flows, this yoga studio has something for all interests. Both in-person and virtual classes are offered, so you can enjoy your class from the comfort of your home or experience the environment created by Alma, complete with specifically heated rooms for each class.
Barre Body and Soul
Using a blend of yoga, Pilates, and ballet, this New Windsor studio offers some of the most unique classes in the Hudson Valley. The studio’s balance of movement and meditation ensures every yogi can find something for them. The Barre Fusion class is set to upbeat music, combining yoga and Pilates with orthopedic stretching and a ballet barre for alignment and stability. The Slow Flow class introduces foundational movements and poses to yogis of all experience levels with a focus on connecting movement to breath.
Bodhi Holistic Spa
To complement its spa and salon program, Bodhi offers a medley of yoga courses at its Warren Street site. Get moving with friends at community yoga or start Sunday morning strong with an hour of Pilates. Afterward, cool off with a browse through the onsite shop, which stocks workout wear and natural beauty products.
The Body Art Barn
Reach new heights—literally—at The Body Art Barn this year. The yoga studio is one of the few in the Hudson Valley to practice aerial yoga, the routine that sets participants on supported, swing-style bands to improve flexibility and posture.
Good Karma Studio
In addition to its standard mat classes, Good Karma brings fun and fitness to Albany with its aerial and bungee yoga classes as the only certified circus arts studio in the Capital Region. With variations for kids and those with hip and lower back tension, the center is a dream for families and friends who want to get loose.
HeartSpace Yoga & Healing Arts
With its community-minded approach, HeartSpace operates a conveniently located space in Albany. This yoga studio offers a range of styles, from Kundalini Flow, which can be dynamic and energetic or slow and meditative, to Gentle Hatha, which works well for all levels.
Hudson River Yoga
Hudson River Yoga is a virtual connection for yogis of all levels of experience. Primarily offering classes on Zoom, each session is easily tailored to the individual. The studio boasts a “yoga is for EVERYbody” attitude, offering accessible yoga for students with physical limitations. In the Move, Stretch, and Restore class, Yin stretching and restorative yoga are taught to get your body moving.
Jai Yoga School
Founded in 2015, Jai is a swoon-worthy upstate studio that incorporates instruction and practice into its classes. Whether you opt to begin the day with a 6:30 a.m. class or kick back on Friday with a happy hour session in a heated room, you’ll be planning a return trip before you leave the school.
Mountain Breeze Yoga
At Mountain Breeze, yoga is an activity for everyone. Instructors lead beginners through Gentle Blend, a Hatha class that prioritizes posture and is ideal for pre- and post-natal practitioners. For more advanced yogis, the Vinyasa Blend sessions are a great way to center energy and improve awareness.
Newburgh Yoga Shala
Relatively new to the Hudson Valley, the Newburgh Yoga Shala offers Mysore-style Ashtanga and Vinyasa classes, with a focus on mindfulness and breath control. Yin yoga and prenatal practices are also taught. The Shala invites yogis to embark on international yoga retreats each summer as well, with the 2023 retreat taking place in Mallorca, Spain.
Pure Mountain Yoga
Located on the second floor of the Tannersville Antique Center, the Pure Mountain Yoga studio emphasizes approachable yoga classes in a variety of styles. Basic Yoga is a dream introduction to the poses for beginners, while Kundalini Yoga is ideal for householders who want to combat stress.
For soon-to-be moms who want to exercise and relieve stress, Putnam’s prenatal yoga classes are a must. Designed to bring strength and focus to assist with post-pregnancy recovery, the sessions provide relaxation and movement all at once. Beginner and advanced courses are also available.
Red Tail Power Yoga
Red Tail delights with fitness-based classes that integrate serious fitness with traditional yoga components. Think music-powered and HIIT-style classes that get your heart racing and your body toned. Sold? Yeah, we are too.
Sadhana Center for Yoga & Meditation
Hudson’s Sadhana brings the focus to yoga practice with mindful classes that work with locals of all experience levels. Hatha welcomes beginners, while Qigong focuses on alignment and Prana guides practitioners through the flow of life.
With prime location in the Hudson Valley, Shakti Yoga studio brings dynamic styles of the ancient practice to the region. Check out Vinyasa and Fundamentals of Yoga, which focus on foundations like breathwork and relaxation.
Sol Full Yoga
The recipient of the 2022 Times Herald-Record Readers’ Choice Award winner for yoga/Pilates studio, this welcoming yoga retreat is a must for anyone who craves variety without the drive time. With options that include everything from beginner and restorative to barre, hot vinyasa, and Yin, the Monroe hotspot caters to those looking for a particular style and those hoping to try something new. Plus, advanced yogis can head out to Walton Lake for SUP Yoga sessions on stand-up paddleboards.
Stone Wave Yoga
Committed to fostering an uplifting community, Stone Wave offers classes for yogis of all experience levels. From toddlers and prenatal sessions to Vinyasa and HIIT classes, there’s a session for everyone at this studio.
Troy Healing Arts
For private yoga that’s tailored to you, check out Troy Healing Arts. The integrative center offers massage and bodywork in addition to customized yoga classes that prioritize posture correction and total body wellness.
Willow Tree Yoga
This intimate studio in Rockland County is the perfect place for yogis of all experience levels to come and practice together. The All-Level Yoga class accommodates beginners in their very first session, as well as advanced yogis who have been practicing for years. Each class is tailored to those who walk through the door, so no two classes are ever the same. Monthly meditation classes and Vinyasa flow are also available.
Yoga Lab in Kingston fuses clean designs with simple, restorative sessions that are perfect for individuals who crave dedicated time to decompress and recharge. Classes range from Open Yoga, designed to improve movement and awareness, to Kundalini, which emphasizes both the emotional and physical center.