How to Find Yoga Classes Near You

How to Find a Yoga Class
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When you're just getting into yoga, it can be difficult to figure out how to find the yoga classes, teachers, or centers that will fit your needs. Luckily, there are some online directories that can help you find local classes. 

If you are new to yoga, always look for beginner level classes. These will be best suited to your emerging practice and you can always move up later if you want more of a challenge.

As a general rule, hatha classes tend to be more gentle and slow paced, while vinyasa classes are flowing and more dynamic. Use our types of yoga cheat sheet if you need to go deeper into identifying different styles of yoga classes.

General Directories

Covering a wide breadth of yoga styles and locations.

1. Yoga Journal Directory

  • Find teachers, studios, and teacher training programs internationally by location or style. Yoga Journal is the most prominent yoga magazine in the U.S., so their listing tend to be very up-to-date. 

2. Yoga Alliance Directory

  • The Yoga Alliance sets the standards for becoming a registered yoga teacher. Look up registered teachers and training programs by style and location. This directory can help you find the most reputable yoga studios in your area. Whenever possible, choose Yoga Alliance registered teachers, since this guarantees they will have received at least 200 hours of training.

    3. Everything Yoga

    • A search-by-ZIP code directory of yoga studios, so you can find something right in your neighborhood. This website also sells premium yoga mats if you need to get your own mat. 

    4. Yoga Finder

    • A really good resource for finding yoga classes internationally, this extensive listing of teachers, studios, and retreats, includes the option to subscribe to a yoga events newsletter for your area.

      5. Yogoer

      • Great resource for finding yoga studios in New York City. If you get their app, you can easily find the closest yoga studio to where ever you happen to be in the city.

      Specialized Directories

      If you are looking for classes in a specific style, the best resource is usually the official websites. Here are links to the teacher directories of several popular styles, as well as links to more detailed info on those styles.

      1. Anusara: Heart-centered flow yoga.

      2. Ashtanga: Intense vinyasa following a set series of poses.

      3. Bikram: Hot yoga, always the same 26 postures.

      4. Integral: Hatha yoga for all levels.

      5. Iyengar: Alignment based hatha yoga.

      6. Jivamukti: Vinyasa flow with spiritual teachings.

      7. Kundalini: Breathing exercises and kriyas.

      8. Baptiste Power Vinyasa: Athletic hot flow.

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