Namaste all the way to these Calgary yoga studios

Let’s face it, we could all use a little extended R&R now and then, but life doesn’t always allow us a lot of time to recharge. In just one hour-long session, however, yoga detoxes both the mind and body to improve overall physical health. Get your Zen on and lift your fitness level at these Calgary yoga studios.

Yoga Santosha

320-1800 4 St SW, Calgary, AB T2S 2S4

This studio takes the classic asanas (poses) to the next level with its unique class schedule. Mindful movement sessions include yoga barre, which combines aspects of yoga, ballet and Pilates. Stretchy and cinematic Bollywood dance and musically inclined yoga groove. Santosha classes are the new and improved “me time” for those of us who are always on the move.

Synergy Fitness YYC Ltd

218-333 Aspen Glen Landng Sw, Calgary, AB T3H 0N6

Offering a variety of warm and heated classes, Karma Yoga’s inspiring instructors push you (gently, of course) to find balance on and off your mat. Whether you choose the all-over alignment of hatha, the whole-body poses of flow or restorative and deep-stretching yin, you’ll end each session energized and fulfilled. All classes are set to music. This close-knit studio welcomes new and old yogis of all levels with open hearts. Located in Aspen Glen Landing Shopping Centre.

Passage Studios

200-524 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0C8

Togetherness is the goal at this relaxing Beltline studio, and it features some of the lowest rates in the city for hot, warm and non-heated classes. Feeling adventurous? Try out some tai chi. Try out Yoga Passage’s Sunday afternoon karma community class, sans membership, with only a small donation or a non-perishable food item. Sweat out the morning, or de-stress after a long work day – this downtown studio offers classes from 6 am to 9 pm weekdays.

Yoga & Meditation Centre

B-2028 33 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2T 1Z4

At Yoga & Meditation Centre you’ll find authentic Buddhist meditation in the middle of the city. Each yoga class acts as a moving meditation, but true silent meditation classes are offered at varying times throughout the week. The centre’s skilled teachers push yogis to deepen their practices and lift their hearts. Smaller class sizes allow for plenty of instructor attention through each twist, turn and flow.

Bodhi Tree Yoga Centre

821 14 St NW, Calgary, AB T2N 2A4

Foundational yoga practices alongside intensive Acro, Core and Inversion sessions: practice makes perfect at Calgary’s Bodhi Tree Yoga. Foundational classes guide students through basic yoga postures and breathing exercises, yet even experienced yogis will learn a thing or two. Core strengthening classes lead up to Bodhi Tree’s challenging acro yoga (buddy up for airborne exercise!) and inversion sessions (an upside-down take on core-building poses). These yogis teach their students how to keep their hips, chakras (and their lives) aligned while maintaining a higher desire to give back.

Harmony Yoga Pilates Studio

3160 118 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2Z 3X1

Find harmony and your strongest inner warrior with a little help from Harmony Yoga Pilates. Located just east of Barlow Trail on Deerfoot Trail Southeast, this versatile studio offers Pilates, classic yoga and fusion classes under one roof. Yoga classes include prenatal, preschool and youth, multiple-level Hatha courses as well as yoga meditation sessions.

Holistic Institute of Health & Fertility

150-4411 16 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T3B 0M3

Yoga helps release, stretch and strengthen muscles all over the body. At the Holistic Institute, your health and fertility take top priority with yoga sessions focused on those muscles used during pregnancy. If you’re expecting, this may be a pre- and post-natal studio for you.

Mandala Art Centre

226-5401 Temple Dr NE, Calgary, AB T1Y 3R7

Mandala Art Centre offers both yoga and art courses. A greater understanding of a yogic practice allows students to better express themselves in the centre’s daily art classes, which include a mix of projects in various mediums such as drawing, painting and printmaking. Certified yoga instructors teach beginner yogis basic breathing exercises and simple poses, and classes cater to individual needs, promising perfect relaxation for adults, teens and children. Music therapy is also available upon request.

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