Yo-Ga-tta Check Out: The Boston Yoga Scene

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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 BaptisteRolf GatesPatricia WaldenAme WrenDavid MagoneDavid VendettiJacqui BonwellGoldi GrahamBo 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:

YOGA

  • 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.

  • Other Notable Studios: Chakra Power Yoga (Waltham), JP Centre Yoga (Jamaica Plain), Open Doors (Dorchester, Weymouth), HYP Studio(Needham & Wellesley), and Centre Yoga (Lynnfield & Woburn).

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