Let me guess: you’ve had a busy week, full of ups and downs. The kids need rides, the boss is riding you, and you’d give anything to just get away. It sounds like you could use an hour or two of serenity and bliss. That’s where yoga comes in. Whether you’re a beginner or a yoga master, the following 10 yoga studios in Maryland will have a class perfect for you.
Thrive Yoga in Rockville, Maryland, has everything you might want in a yoga studio. The ambiance is relaxing, with oriental décor and knowledgeable, friendly hosts. They have a rewards program, and varying pricing guidelines depending on how often you will use their services. Yoga classes include aerial yoga, breath and meditation, and deep delicious stretch, among many more.
Blue Heron Wellness provides a wide variety of services, including therapeutic massage, waxing, teacher training, meditation, acupuncture, chiropractic care, skincare, workplace wellness, and yoga. Yoga classes include Yoga Over 50, Gentle Core, and Mixed Level Yoga, among others. You can even work towards a yoga therapy certification.
The Yoga Center of Columbia in Columbia, Maryland, has been in business for 25 years and have provided instruction to over 10,000 students. Come on out for community yoga with various teachers, or sign up for a class or workshop. The class schedules change depending on the season, so check the website for the most up to date agenda.
Willow Street Yoga offers some of the best deals and discounts around, as well as high-quality yoga instruction. Their schedule changes depending on the season, but you can always sign up for classes like Mindful Yoga and Meditation, Sprouts (yoga for 2-4 year-olds), and Seeds (yoga for crawlers through two years old).
Evolve Yoga and Wellness in California, Maryland, offers free classes every second class. In other words, come in and pay for one class, and the next one is on the house. Classes include various modalities, such as Pilates, tai chi, meditation, yoga dance, massage therapy and pranassage. Evolve is a registered yoga school and offers training classes as well.
Yoga Centric makes it easier than ever to start yoga classes, with their 30 Days for $30 promotion. They offer heated and non-heated classes daily, as well as a boutique on the premises to purchase hip and affordable attire. Classes include heated Vinyasa yoga, non-heated traditional yoga, novice level yoga, and many more.
Crofton Yoga serves the Anne Arundel County of Maryland, specifically Crofton, and the Mid-Atlantic Region generally. Crofton Yoga provides “welcoming, vibrant, high quality yoga for Every Body that honors the mind, body and spirit,” according to their website. To those ends, classes include various yoga styles, prenatal yoga, and kid’s yoga.
Everything about Yoga Bliss says “Namaste.” They offer beginners and mixed level classes geared toward health. Yoga Bliss premier memberships are $108 a month and includes unlimited yoga, 15 percent off all workshops, five free guest passes, a free Yoga Bliss t-shirt and a Yoga Bliss bag. They have a full range of classes, including Candlelight Slow Flow, Yin/Yang, and Yoga Bliss Happy Hours.
Bikram Hot Yoga has three locations: one in Riverdale Park, Maryland; one in Takoma Park, Maryland; and one in Washington D.C. In addition to regular classes, they have full-on yoga retreats, which include week-long trips to Mexico and other exotic locales. The schedule changes regularly, but you can expect a solid mix of Bikram Yoga, Hot Pilates, and Boot Camps.
Unity Woods Yoga prides themselves on their timelessness, eschewing trendiness. According to their website, “Unity Woods is one of the best known and most widely respected yoga centers in the country.” Their classes have focuses on posture, breathing, and special courses for students of all levels. B.K.S. Iyengar’s teachings have informed their classes, and as one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World,” he is one of yoga’s most well-respected teachers.