I love working out – I love the adrenaline rush I get after I complete a WOD (workout of the day – a.k.a. Crossfit) or the release of endorphins after a really good run. The feeling that you can never shake off is the peace and serenity you feel after an hour and a half of yoga.
I have been practicing yoga for a few years, so I have been and experienced several studios in the Miami area. Even though I have been to many I definitely have my top three that I rotate around depending on the type of yoga practice I am looking for.
*IMPORTANT: For those men reading – yoga isn’t just for woman. That's a huge misconception that needs to be nicked. I have seen plenty of guys getting sweaty and really enjoying the stretch, so I highly recommend you try it. Oh, and you are allowed to grunt in a yoga studio too. Check out this Men's Fitness article that tells you why you should practice yoga.
Prana Yoga Miami
247 Malaga Ave. | Coral Gables, FL 33134
This is the studio I started at 5 years ago, and it is always the studio I fall back on. There is something very special and serene about this place. Prana has four rooms where different classes are held depending on your needs – restorative, vinyasa, and they even have prenatal. If you are in the Gables area then you need to check them out.
Bala Vinyasa Yoga
1430 S Dixie Hwy, Suite 116 | Coral Gables, FL 33146
For those of you who are looking for a serious challenge then Bala Vinyasa is your yoga studio. Their rooms are set to a temperature of over 100 degrees for an hour and a half of vinyasa flow yoga. It is guaranteed you will start to sweat this second you settle into your first downward facing dog (don’t know what this is – look it up!).
1800 SW 1st Ave., Suite 102 | Miami, FL 33129
Skanda is my new go-to yoga studio now that I work in Brickell, and I have completely fallen in love. Even though I had been used to being in larger rooms this small, one-room studio really helps you stay grounded and focus on your yoga. I have taken a class with each of the teachers and they are all amazing. You are definitely in for a treat if you get either one of the co-owners – Lina or Ken.