Staying mentally and physically stable no matter what is essential in our everyday life. Especially while dealing with pre-wedding chaos, which requires a lot of inner strength. Indeed, things like the planning process, attire choosing, and so on take a lot of energy. However, there is a key to positive thinking, a clear mind, and a calm state — taking yoga classes. This is a great way to reduce overwhelming emotions and stress. Yoga is somewhat of the art of healthy living. Its prime focus is to bring harmony between body and soul. Different breathing techniques and exercises paired with practices such as meditation can help you reduce the level of tension accumulated in your body. Check out our list of New York yoga studios that can become the first step to your stable and happy state both before and after your wedding.
Y7’s mission is to break down barriers to make yoga accessible and inclusive. Their studios are located in essential parts of New York City and Los Angeles, so you can find one close to your home. Y7 specializes in Vinyasa-style yoga, which is all about connecting the breath to your movements. Classes are designed to pace to the beat of the music — choose either their signature hard mode format or a slow burn one. What makes Y7 stand out the most is that instructors give classes in dark candlelit rooms with no mirrors. All the rooms are heated intensively, creating a detoxifying sweat that stimulates blood circulation. Have you ever heard of something like that? The idea behind the concept is simple — focus inward so you can explore your individual needs. They also have online classes if you feel like breaking a sweat at home.
Featured in Glamour, Vogue, Elle, and other editorials, Sky Ting Yoga is suitable for everyone, regardless of the level. Whether you are just a beginner in your journey or an advanced yogi, you will find a program perfect just for you. The first studio was opened in Chinatown back in 2015 by Krissy Jones and Chloe Kernaghan, inspired by art, design, and the rich culture of downtown New York. Today, Sky Ting has studios all over the Big Apple, plus a bespoke online streaming platform for wellness content. Sky Ting’s classes are based on physical postures, breathwork, meditation, and philosophy. The studio follows the traditions of Katonah yoga, Taoism, Iyengar, Ashtanga, Hatha, and Vinyasa. Choose a course of your liking to attend in person and online, or join the studio’s retreat programs to expand your yoga experience.
The name says for itself — this studio is your serene oasis of yoga and yoga only. Way before arriving on the Upper East Side and Upper West Side of New York in 2008, Pure Yoga gained popularity across Asia as the leader in the field. Besides NYC, they have studios in Shanghai, Taipei, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Pure Yoga classes are always in demand. No wonder! Different styles are taught by world-renowned instructors with rich knowledge. The Studio offers over 350 weekly classes across 20 styles, including hot yoga and meditation. Pure Yoga provides rooms dedicated for private sessions, relaxing lounges, eco-friendly locker rooms, and spacious showers — just everything you need for a top-tier experience.
The Studio was founded by Nevine Michaan, the creator of Katonah Yoga, which incorporates classical Hatha yoga with Taoist theory, geometry, mythology, and other aspects. At The Studio, they believe the practice is a dialogue between mind and body, controlled by breath. While exercising, all session participants face the center of the room for a communal experience so that more advanced students can help the beginners. Dubbed a yoga hospital, The Studio is less about relaxation and more about expressing the poses with awareness and guiding the students towards better stability, competency, and imagination.
A beginner? Yoga Vida is for you! One of the studio's goals is to give its students the knowledge they can incorporate into life beyond the mat. Yoga Vita has five core values: accessibility, compassion, integrity, humility, and teamwork. Treating everyone as you would like to be treated — is the golden rule everyone at the studio follows. Consistent practice at Yoga Vita will not only benefit your health physically (hello, a sweet set of abs!), but it will bring you mental stability and peace of mind. It is a welcoming place where you will make new friends and find a big family of supportive people who cheer for each other even beyond the studio walls. Check Yoga Vita’s various online and offline classes, partake in their workshops, and explore private lessons if this type of session is more comfortable for you.