Yoga studios around Minnesota allow residents and visitors alike to maintain and discover their Zen. Whether flow yoga is your style, or you’re more into the intensive hot yoga, there’s a studio in the North Star State for you. Here are some of our favorite places to breathe, stretch, and get our “om” on.
Now with a second studio in St. Louis Park, Yoga Center Minneapolis is consistently considered one of, if not the, best yoga studios in the state. Its highly experienced teachers offer a regular schedule of classes, across all levels of expertise and a variety of disciplines. In addition, YCM offers teacher courses for those wishing to share yoga with others.
JEM Yoga offers several different classes across a few disciplines for yoga students of all levels. In addition to the regular class schedule, JEM also combines yoga with other experiences, such as paddling or beer tasting, to introduce or encourage yoga to folks in the area.
One Yoga is a nonprofit organization that offers more that 60 weekly yoga classes with something for all levels and abilities, across a range of different practices. What really sets it apart from the competition, though, is that its dedicated staff and volunteers are working on a mission to make yoga more accessible to everyone, regardless or background or income level.
Offering Kundalini and vinyasa flow yoga, Ancient Traditions Healing combines classic movement and breathing techniques with the rugged beauty of Minnesota’s North Shore. The natural surroundings of the area are often enough to calm the soul, but with a little extra work on your chakras, you may be tempted never to leave.
Yoga Tribe, in downtown Rochester, specializes in Prana Vinyasa yoga, which is a holistic approach to flow, movement, and breathing. In addition to regular, adult classes, Yoga Tribe offers yoga courses for children ages four and older, as well as regularly-scheduled special events.
The Saint Paul Yoga Center was the first studio in Minnesota’s capitol city. The Center offers a wide range of classes for all levels of expertise and experience across a variety of practices. In addition to its regular classes, the SPYC also schedules regular specialty workshops that focus on particular constituencies or focuses, such as body awareness.
For more than two decades, Bluewater Yoga Studio has helped Minnesotans in the Red Wing area work toward a unity of “body, breath, and mind.” The studio offers a survey of yoga techniques and principles, as well as special events and classes that focus on chanting, breathing, and relaxation.
Yoga North’s experienced, certified instructors teach regularly-scheduled classes across the disciplines of hatha, vinyasa, and soma yoga. The studio offers instruction for students of all levels, from beginners to those interested in becoming yoga instructors. Occasional special events, like yoga on the shores of Lake Superior enhance the studio’s calendar.
Using the Sanskrit word for balance in its name, Tula Yoga & Wellness strives to create a community of balance in their St. Paul community. With a schedule variety that ranges from aerial to yin yoga practices, you’re likely to find a class to your liking at Tula. To make yoga more accessible, Tula offers a donation-based class fee for most of their drop-in classes.
Muddy Waters Yoga—aptly named for a yoga studio in a town on the Mississippi River—offers a full schedule of yoga classes for all levels and ages, including kids’s classes. In addition to regular classes in vinyasa, yin and restorative yoga, Muddy Waters also offers specialty courses like adaptive chair yoga, seva yoga, and offsite sessions.