Austin’s yoga and fitness community is easily navigable and super visitor-friendly. In fact most hotels in central Austin have a studio nearby – and if you’re downtown, just hop on a B-cycle and pedal your way to class as a warm-up! Here are a few visitor-friendly studios to try out during your next visit:
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Black Swan Yoga
One of Austin’s most beginner and visitor-friendly studios, Black Swan is a donation-based studio with three (soon to be four) Austin locations. Whether you’re staying in South Austin, North Austin or Downtown, BSY is nearby. Start your day off right and sweat off those all those breakfast tacos by dropping in for a heated, 60-minute music-fueled class. Styles range from beginner and prenatal, to flow (vinyasa-style), power flow, mysore Ashtanga and Onnit (merging yoga elements with high intensity strength-based fitness).
Head to east Austin for this community-founded donation-based studio. Practice is an intimate studio with a focus on accessibility, providing a variety of strength and restorative class styles including vinyasa, align, mindfulness and yin. If you're visiting on a Saturday, don't miss events at the studio covering everything from yoga massage and yoga nidra to dance and arm balance workshops.
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This friendly local studio is great for visitors, hosting a variety of class styles at each of the four Austin-area locations. Visit the Northwest location if you’re staying near the Domain, or schedule an appointment at the Yoga Therapy Clinic. Bring the kids for fun, family friendly classes which combine music and dance with asanas. Whether you prefer hatha, Ashtanga, Kundalini, yin or another style, chances are Yoga Yoga has a class for you.
Not only does Sanctuary Yoga embody the look and feel of a sanctuary, but you can feel even better about your practice knowing this studio is a nonprofit, supporting the Amala Foundation. Practice alongside locals in this green, treehouse-look studio; get started with a beginner class, build the heat with vinyasa or practice in the sunshine with Greenbelt Yoga (a 90 minute hike and yoga session) on Saturday mornings.
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You may be familiar with Wanderlust from their international series of yoga and mindfulness festivals, and now you can experience all the best elements of the festival in Austin. Sign up ahead of time or drop in to this trendy studio (with two Austin locations) for heated and unheated vinyasa classes, workshops, rooftop yoga and other events. Then round out your practice with something sweet (and healthy) from Blenders and Bowls or a little retail therapy at the in-studio shop.
Wild Heart Yoga
Practice alongside locals in West Austin at the intimate and calming Wild Heart Yoga. This stunning space offers heated indoor classes and a covered deck for practitioners to enjoy. Build a foundation for your practice at a beginner-friendly Foundation class, start your day with a 30 minute Vin/Yin session, balance Pilates with yoga at a Yoga Sculpt class or build the heat in an all-levels vinyasa class.