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Alongside fantastic seafood, beautiful historic sites, and a booming tech and education scene, Boston, Massachusetts has been a hub for a dynamic and rich yoga culture. Some of the most sought after teachers in the United States have (at one point or another) called Boston home and contributed to the local schools and stylings of yoga. Among them are Baron Baptiste, Rolf Gates, Patricia Walden, Ame Wren, David Magone, David Vendetti, Jacqui Bonwell, Goldi Graham, Bo Forbes, and so many more.
As a Boston native living and teaching yoga in San Jose, people always ask for great yoga recommendations when they visit the East Coast. So here are some of my favorite studios, teachers, and awesome places to seek out:
South Boston Yoga | 36 W. Broadway, Boston, MA
When possible, I try to take a class with one of the owners, David Vendetti and Todd Skoglund – but I’ve honestly never had a bad class.
Lexington Power Yoga | 1762 Massachusetts Ave, Suite 204 Lexington, MA
If I want a good butt-kicking, I’ll look for Owner Jillian McDonough’s classes. If I want some yoga soul in a bottle, I’ll seek the wisdom of Studio Manager, Lorraine Shedoudi. Much like SBY (above), it’s hard to find a bad class in this lot!
North End Yoga | 256 Hanover St. 3rd Floor, Boston, MA
Remember that local legends list above? You’ll find Ame Wren at this delicious little studio, which boasts a well-packed schedule with a wide variety of options and styles.
OUTDOOR MEDITATION / BEAUTIFUL WALKS
Arnold Arboretum | 281 acres and over 15,000 individual plants!
Rose Kennedy Greenway | Fun splash zones, a garden, and carousel right in the heart of downtown.
Castle Island | A waterfront wonder on the tip of South Boston.
Harbor Islands | Take a ferry and explore (sometimes they even have yoga classes out there!).
Charles River Esplanade | A beautiful walk along the river with playgrounds, concerts, and more.
FOOD (Because, well, why not?)
Not The Healthiest – But Much Beloved: Sweet Cheeks Q, Highland Kitchen, Puritan & Company, Craigie on Main, Union Square Donuts, Flour Bakery & Cafe, Stephanie’s on Newbury, Regina Pizzeria, Boston Public Market, Modern Pastry