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 MetroCycle and pedal your way to class as a warm-up! Here are a few visitor-friendly Austin yoga studios to try out during your next visit:
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BFREE Yoga is one of the oldest yoga studios in Austin, located within walking distance from the University of Texas. The locally grown, female-run vinyasa studio seeks to create a space that embraces diversity, culture and fitness in Austin. Start out with a $22 welcome week offer, and finish your class with world-class barbecue at Black's BBQ next door!
One of Austin’s most beginner- and visitor-friendly studios, Black Swan Yoga is a donation-based studio with four Austin locations. Whether you’re staying in South Austin, East 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 and Onnit (merging yoga elements with high intensity strength-based fitness).
Head to east Austin for this community-founded donation-based studio. Practice Yoga 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.
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.
This friendly local studio is great for visitors, hosting a variety of class styles at each of the three Austin-area locations. Visit the Anderson location if you’re staying near the Domain, or stop by the Westgate studio for a South Austin experience. Bring the kids for fun, family-friendly classes. Whether you prefer hatha, Ashtanga, Kundalini, yin or another style, chances are Flow Yoga has a class for you.
YTX Yoga. Credit Neil Gandhi.
Formerly known as Wanderlust Yoga Austin, drop into the trendy YTX 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.
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.