Looking to do some stretching pre-or-post Boston marathon? Here is a quick guide of some of the great places to practice yoga in the city.
Of course I haven’t been to every studio in Boston and I’m sure there are some fantastic places that I’m missing. Feel free to share any suggestions you may have in the comments section — we’d love to hear from you.
All One Yoga: I may be biased because I teach here, but I love this small, intimate studio. There are a variety of classes to choose from including Power, Hot Hatha, Forrest, and Pre-natal yoga. Classes are capped at 30 people per, and offer hands on assists, cool cucumber towels, and great playlists depending on the class. www.alloneyogaboston.com
Back Bay Yoga: One of the larger, more popular yoga studios in Boston. There are three practice rooms and more than 80 classes to choose from per week. This is a great spot if you’re looking for a selection. The classes will be on the bigger side and classes at peak hours have a tendency to fill up fast so reserving ahead of time is recommended. www.backbayyoga.com
Baptiste Power Yoga: I love a hot, sweaty, intense flow so I am partial to Baptiste. These heated power classes all follow a fairly similar flow, and ometimes heat is exactly what tired, tight muscles need. Beginners should ease into these classes, perhaps trying an hour-long noontime class first. They have studios in Brookline and Cambridge. www.baronbaptiste.com
Karma Revolution Yoga: There are three Karma studios around the city but the one in Allston just became a donation-based studio. Students are asked to pay what they can, which can be as little as $1. I love the sentiment behind paying what you’re able so that everyone can enjoy the benefits of yoga. www.karmayogastudios.com
If you’re looking to do some light stretching before — or recovering from — your race yoga is great way to be active. It also may speed along the healing process and give your body a break after logging all those miles.
Photo of Lisa Horvath by Will Pine Photography.
Article by Lisa Horvath.
Related: WalkJogRun guide to Yoga for Runners