Sick of stretching at home all by your lonesome? If you’re thinking of making a change, finally addressing your posture, or just needing to move a little, we’re rounding up 10 yoga studios across the Valley offering everything from candlelight sessions to intense hot yoga.
Get some athletic wear, remember your sweatiquette, and let’s hit the mat.
1730 East Apache Boulevard, Tempe
Acro yoga is a combination of yoga, acrobatics, and Thai massage – and that’s what you’ll get at AcroBody in Tempe. The studio holds daily classes in flexibility, handstands, fitness, and partner fitness, plus introductory classes on Tuesdays at 7 p.m., Wednesdays at 6 p.m., and Sundays at 2:45 p.m. Prices start at $13 for a drop-in class.
Bikram Yoga Paradise Valley
13637 North Tatum Boulevard, #12
Billed as “Arizona's original hot yoga,” Bikram Yoga AZ is found in both Paradise Valley and Old Town Scottsdale. Hot yoga classes range from "kids club" and 60- and 90-minute classic sessions to hot Pilates, Advanced 84, and Hot HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training). New students who are Arizona residents get two weeks of unlimited Bikram yoga for $30.
1004 South Mill Avenue, Tempe
Ever tried to “live your power"? That’s a thing over at CorePower Yoga; with locations in Chandler and Tempe – otherwise known as the ASU Yoga Studio. The Tempe location offers daily, 60-minute classes in Yoga Sculpt, Hot Power Fusion, and the CorePower Yoga 1: Free Community Class on Saturdays. Class packages start at $20 a class, and $139 a month for a Black Tag membership.
Laughing Buddha Yoga
5025 South Ash Avenue, #B16, Tempe
The stats are good at Laughing Buddha Yoga in Tempe. Sessions are conducted in a 1,000-square-foot studio, with soft cork flooring and massive skylights, and a consistent 80 degrees. Classes include the athletic Vinyasa, the gentle Yin, Yogalates, Mindful Movement, and Candlelight. Drop-in classes are $17. Costs go up to $105 for unlimited monthly class ($85 with a six-month contract).
4041 East Thomas Road, #106
The Metta Yoga Arcadia studio (with an additional location in Scottsdale) features a 3,200-square-foot space with wall-to-wall windows for that ultimate sunlight session. Classes include the one-hour Wake Up! for beginners and intermediate yogis, the 75-minute Candle Glow & Flow for more advanced participants, and Happy Hour Power on Fridays at 4:30 p.m. The first class is free at the Arcadia location, and drop-ins are $17.
9619 North Hayden Road, #112, Scottsdale
A newer studio found in central Scottsdale, Modern Yoga offers daily classes in heated settings for Wake Up + Flow, Fundamental Flow, Core Flow, and simply Flow. Non-heated classes include Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga (with both primary and secondary sessions), the self-guiding Mysore, and the deep-stretching Yin. The first class is free, drop-in classes are $18, and class packages start at $160 for one month.
Spirit of Yoga
1420 East Southern Avenue, Tempe
Set in the Tempe City Center, Spirit of Yoga is an education facility and yoga studio, and part of the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts. Classes include the fundamental Hatha, the athletic Ashtanga, and the mentally restoring SOULga – ranging from 80 to 90 minutes. There’s also the suspending Yoga Wall, a practice utilizing gravity for deep stretch and strengthening. Your first visit is free, drop-ins are $12, and unlimited monthly memberships are $70.
Sutra Midtown Yoga
2317 North Seventh Street
Sutra Studios has two locations in Phoenix: Sutra Midtown in the Coronado Neighborhood and Sutra Roosevelt in downtown’s arts district. Classes at the Midtown location include the 75-minute Tranq Flow and Central Flow – both in a heated setting with high-energy music. Single classes are $17, and new students get a two-week pass for $25. Annual, monthly, and weekender memberships are also available.
3225 North Central Avenue
Urban Yoga offers a slew of classes in its central studio. Lightly heated – typically meaning 80 to 85 degrees – classes include the morning Sunrise Flow, deep-stretching YinGong, the strengthening Ashtanga, and the unwinding Candlelight Flow to Zen. The new student special includes two weeks of unlimited classes for $25. Drop-ins are $15, and private yoga instruction is $45 for 30 minutes.
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Yoga to the People
117 East Fifth Street, #101, Tempe
One of four sites across the country, Yoga to the People’s ASU/Tempe location offers non-heated, donation-based classes. The daily power vinyasa flow classes are all 60 minutes, with special candlelit classes on Sundays at 7 p.m. Classes are a suggested $10 donation, with no registration required.