One of my favorite parts about travel is discovering yoga studios all around the world. Every time I practice at a new studio, I experience that one hour of feeling at home. Sometimes it’s a song that plays during class or a pose I love doing that reminds me why I started this journey of Xanadu Yoga. Enjoy reading about these Five Fabulous Yoga Studios and maybe enjoy practicing at one too!

 

Montezuma Yoga, Montezuma, Costa Rica

First of all, if you do not visit Montezuma while in Costa Rica then you have not visited Costa Rica. Montezuma Yoga is a beautiful outdoor yoga studio. Classes take place in  a gazebo looking out into the ocean with the jungle behind. I LOVED this studio because they didn’t teach the typical “vinyasa flow”. They added in SO MANY hip openers, side bends, back bends, and flow variations. The classes are timed well and the ocean breeze is a lovely refresher while sweating it out in the jungle heat.

Perks of this studio:

♦Rental Mats

♦Blocks provided

♦Water Station

♦The cutest kitty

♦Natural ocean jacuzzis across the street to jump into right after class

My Yoga Body, Dublin, Ireland

I think this may be my favorite yoga studio of all time, but everything in Ireland is my favorite, so I may be biased. I actually found this studio by accident and am so glad I did! My Yoga Body is a hot vinyasa flow studio. The classes are challenging, but each pose is timed so well with each breath that the challenge becomes a craving to dive deeper into the practice. They also teach great adjustments throughout class. As a yoga teacher, I LOVED learning something new that I now bring into my classes

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Perks of this studio:

♦Rental Mats

♦Props and blankets provided

♦Monthly newsletter

♦Changing rooms

♦The studio resides in the seaside town, Dun Laoghaire. A great town to explore with a beautiful pier across the street!

Yoga Satsanga Ashram, Wales, UK

This ashram was truly a blessing in my life. The classes are taught from the Eastern Yogic philosophy. Each class is taught with a mix of asana and meditation. The instructors are full of knowledge about the practice, so ask questions! If staying at the ashram, it is completely clean eating and  everything is done as team to create community. I feel that the Western world has forgotten meditation in some ways, so practicing here was like being in a whole new world of yoga. I stayed, practiced, and studied for two weeks at the ashram. Then left glowing and feeling healthier- mind, body and soul.

Perks of this studio:

♦Mats, props, blankets provided (if needed)

♦Learning experience

♦The ashram is surrounded by windows with incredible light shining in

♦Located in the beautiful countryside of Wales

Yoga to the People, New York, NY

This studio is my heart and my home. YTTP is a donation based studio that teaches Vinyasa flow yoga.Classes are all levels. So if it is your first day to yoga or your 10th year, then this studio is for you. This is a studio that knows how to hold the space and teach from a place with compassion and SO MUCH knowledge. The studio also hosts monthly workshops and seasonal retreats with teachers from all walks of life. There are five locations in New York (two being traditional hot studios), plus three studios across the country in Tempe, Berkeley, and San Francisco. This studio is the definition of community and I promise that you will leave feeling lighter than when you first walked through the door. 

Perks of this studio:

♦Donation based

♦Mat rental

♦Changing rooms

♦Workshops & Retreats

FREE online podcast classes

♦The best city in the world!

Totally Yoga, Pittsburgh, PA

This is a Hot Vinyasa Flow yoga studio. I really enjoyed practicing at this studio, because the classes are incredibly challenging. The teachers at the studio know SO much about the practice and always teach new poses to practice at home. In my one month of practicing here, I left with many new yoga poses and adjustments in my back pocket. I was pushed to my edge in every class, but that’s what made me come back. When you’re pushed to your edge, it means you now have a new edge to reach. 

Perks of this studio:

♦Mat rental

♦First class is free

♦First membership is 50% off

♦You will leave with knowledge of new poses and adjustments

I know how intimidating it can be to practice at a new studio, but I promise you that you will grow in all these new ways in your practice, on and off the mat. If you want this new experience to be even more challenging, then take your mat to the front row of a new studio and close your eyes. Who knows, all those nerves could surprise you and take you into a blissful savasana.

Happy practicing and thanks for stopping by!

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Brytta

Brytta

Founder

Brytta is a traveling yoga teacher from NYC. Lover of glitter, SUP Yoga and climbing waterfalls. When she's not adventuring around the world and practicing yoga, you can find her in Chicago teaching at StudiosFUSE and probably eating vegetarian pizza. When she's not doing any of that, she's outside studying constellations and making wishes on shooting stars. A big fan of discovering new music, her current favorite musical artists to practice to are: The Singer and The Songwriter, MC Yogi, and ODESZA.