4150 & 4154 Herschel St., Riverside
Ananda Kula specializes in ashtanga and vinyasa yoga, with an emphasis on proper breathing, yoga anatomy and intelligent alignment. Home to the Kula Yoga School and Kula Yoga College, Ananda Kula also offers 200-hour and advanced 500-hour teacher training programs. Classes are held daily.
Artoga Yoga, Art & Theater offers classes for kids and teens, ages 3-16, as well as holiday and summer camps, in-school programs and birthday parties, and workshops for parents and teachers. Artoga is a holistic program combining yoga and the arts, including visual arts, theater, dance and music.
BACK TO BALANCE AYURVEDA
1807 Penman Road, Neptune Beach
Ayurveda, “The Science of Life,” is India’s ancient method of holistic care. By utilizing simple, practical and affordable methods such as diet, routine, oils, meditation and yoga, healing can begin to prevent imbalances.
BIG FISH POWER YOGA
484 Osceola Ave., Jax Beach
All classes are taught in the Baptiste power vinyasa yoga style, including intro series to power yoga, all levels of flow and power vinyasa. Classes are held daily; for schedules, and fees, visit the website.
BIKRAM YOGA JACKSONVILLE
1388 Beach Blvd., Jax Beach
Bikram Yoga is a 90-minute series of 26 postures and two breathing exercises done in a room heated to 105 degrees Fahrenheit and 60 percent humidity. This aids the body in the healing process, restoring systems to healthy working order as nature intended. Proper weight, muscle tone, vibrant good health and a sense of well-being follow.
BIKRAM YOGA ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH
700-A Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine 819-6900
1440 U.S. 1 N., Palencia 819-6900
Bikram Yoga’s program is demanding and effective. All levels are challenging and will receive equal benefit from the 26 ordered postures and breathing exercises. A flexible schedule of daily classes ensures many opportunities to get in shape. The brand-new U.S. 1 studio is now open.
3738 Southside Blvd., Ste. 105, Southside
Classes are designed to increase core strength, range of motion and flexibility, an ideal blend of body weight strength training, core awareness and deep stretching that will recover, balance and stretch sore, tight and weak muscles. Classes are offered Monday through Saturday.
1615 Thacker Ave., San Marco
Bliss Yoga offers classes daily with some of the area’s most experienced instructors, as well as teacher certification and workshops. Bliss Yoga is an open-hearted yoga community in San Marco, dedicated to the study and practice of yoga as a path toward personal growth and self-realization. Classes include power, gentle flow, warriors flow and athletic yoga.
THE BODHI TREE
1817 Third St. N., Jax Beach
The Bodhi Tree offers positive instruction to help students develop a pure mind and body practicing yoga and meditation, building self-awareness and self-acceptance while creating balance, strength and flexibility. Peaceful yoga is ideal for seniors, beginners and those ready for a gentle flow. Active yoga features a steady flow of moderate to advanced work with longer recovery at the end; some experience is helpful. Classes are held Monday through Saturday; for details, visit the website.
BRENDA STAR WALKER
Brenda Star Walker, LMT, CYI, is a certified yoga instructor and a licensed massage therapist catering to all ages and abilities. For 17 years, she has offered free yoga classes for all ages and abilities 11 a.m. on the first Sunday of the month at Memorial Park, located on Riverside Avenue in Jacksonville. Walker also teaches yoga one-on-one at your location.
CITY YOGA-DOLCE SPA
2225 A1A S., Ste. B8, St. Augustine
City Yoga offers an integration of styles and lineages rooted in the ancient art, philosophy and science of yoga, with classes for beginners through advanced, held in a safe, non-competitive environment. Styles include ashtanga, hatha, power, restorative, kripalu and lakulish.
120 N. Second St., Amelia Island
Yoga teacher Lisa Waas offers the Iyengar method of instruction, featuring a safe, systematic progression of poses with an emphasis on alignment, with a modification for injury, illness, inflexibility or size. Small classes are held Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays; for details and fees, go to the website.
CONSCIOUS MOVEMENT YOGA
426 West Town Place, Ste. 120, St. Augustine
Professional instruction is offered in a friendly, welcoming environment, to help tone the body, quiet the mind and cultivate awareness. Classes are held morning and evening, Monday through Friday.
3 Davis St., St. Augustine
Discovery Yoga aims to be a tool for self-empowerment and personal growth by improving relaxation, flexibility, strength and endurance. Daily classes include kripalu, yin, vinyasa and meditative flow; herbal and spiritual counseling, workshops, onsite student housing, a Yoga Basics course for beginners and yoga teacher certification are also offered.
8 LIMBS YOGA
804-D Anastasia Blvd. St. Augustine
This cozy yoga studio offers a variety of classes in ashtanga yoga, with classes offered at all levels from beginner to advanced. 8 Limbs welcomes all comers, from athletes to surfers to Boomers and more.
13364 Beach Blvd., Ste. 324, Southside
El Grabar offers private and/or group sessions for restorative relaxation yoga, basic fundamentals and functional movement therapy. The classes, focused on releasing stress and chronic pain through relaxation, breathing and stretching healthy movements, are held Monday through Saturday; go to the website for details. Certified, experienced instruction for all levels.
GO YOGA AMELIA ISLAND
708 S. Eighth St., Fernandina Beach
Go Yoga is an eco-friendly green yoga studio, with a boutique. A total of 22 classes include gentle hatha, hatha vinyasa and hot power yoga (Baptiste) classes are held daily; workshops, standup paddle yoga and belly dancing are featured. For a schedule and fees, visit the website.
391 Third Ave. S., Jax Beach
Jax Yoga Studio offers yoga classes Monday through Saturday, taught by Joyce Savitz, ERYT, MT, the only certified anusara teacher in Northeast Florida. Private reliable instruction, therapeutic yoga and massage therapy are available by appointment. Savitz, with more than 25 years of experience, offers a relaxing atmosphere in her yoga studio, with bamboo floors and high ceilings.
JAX PRENATAL YOGA
First Coast Center for the Arts, 725 Atlantic Blvd, Ste. 20, Atlantic Beach
Women at all stages of pregnancy can safely work on strength, endurance, flexibility and balance while practicing relaxation and birthing techniques to aid in an easier birth. Class is held 7-8 p.m. every Monday.
Solar Building, Granary Whole Foods, 1738 Kingsley Ave., Orange Park
Minich is an independent instructor offering classes in the Kripalu tradition, suitable for all levels from beginner to more experienced students, 6:30-7:45 p.m. every Thursday. Emphasis is placed on body awareness, the individual, compassion and breath to deepen the practice. As part of the Yoga Freedom Project, Minich holds a donation-based yoga class 10-11:30 a.m. Jan. 19 followed by a healing circle for human-trafficking victims and QiGong breath empowerment, led by Stephanie Tindal. Proceeds benefit The Somaly Mam Foundation (somaly.org).
LIFE’S JOURNEY YOGA & WELLNESS
2301 Park Ave., Ste. 302, Orange Park
This studio offers an environment where one can feel calm, connected and empowered, featuring a variety of classes and workshops, including Pilates, Yogalates, mind/body and heated power classes.
869 Stockton St., Ste. 7, Jacksonville
Lotus Yoga is a community-based yoga studio located upstairs on Stockton Street in the heart of Avondale. Classes offered include ashtanga, karma, vinyasa, restorative and kundalini workshops.
M BODY YOGA
3807-A Southside Blvd., Southside, 565-1005, mbodyyoga.com
217 First St., Neptune Beach, 565-1005
1533 San Marco Blvd., San Marco, 748-9642
MBody Yoga is a Baptiste power vinyasa yoga-affiliated studio, practicing an athletic style of hot yoga, offering daily classes and several workshops year round, with an emphasis on variation to meet individual levels of skill.
MINDFUL MOTION YOGA
3546 St. Johns Bluff Road S., Ste. 119, Southside
This studio offers a variety of daily classes, including power, basic hatha, gentle hatha, yin yoga and restorative yoga to gain strength, cultivate peace, release tension and build flexibility. Many classes are open-level, allowing those of differing abilities to grow together. Yoga teacher training program starts Jan 26.
OUT THE BOX FITNESS, YOGA & MORE
636 Kingsley Ave., Orange Park
Classes for all skill levels are held daily in a welcoming, friendly atmosphere, tailored to an individual’s needs. Pilates and tai chi are also offered.
THE PERFORMERS ACADEMY
3674 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville
Classes of power vinyasa yoga are held three times a week in Studio C.
PILATES ON THIRD
319 10th Ave. N., Jax Beach
(917) 664-2972, pilatesonthird.com
Yoga classes include gentle flow and slower, passive stretching. Strength of mind and body is the focus of the classes, held daily. Check website for details.
POWER YOGA SAN MARCO SOUTH
3825 Hendricks Ave., San Marco
Serving the area for more than 10 years, Power Yoga features vinyasa yoga, which heats the body internally and builds strength, increases cardiovascular endurance and calms convenient. The studio offers classes on a first-come, first-served basis.
RADIANCE BIKRAM YOGA
1225 Hendricks Ave., San Marco
Bikram yoga is a demanding routine of 26 strengthening and toning postures, practiced in the detoxifying calm of a heated 105-degree studio in a clean, modern facility. Several classes are held each day, at varying rates; check the website for details. Radiance Bikram Yoga won our 2012 Best of Jax readers’ poll for Best Yoga Studio.
RADIANT WELLNESS CENTER LTD.
1183 Salt Marsh Circle, Ponte Vedra
Joan Ryan, RYT, IYT, and husband James, CHT, RYT, are certified instructors in yoga therapy and modified kripalu, offering private and semi-private lessons to meet individual needs and abilities, as well as hypnosis, meditation, reiki and ayurveda. Group classes are offered, as well as corporate and conference lessons and workshops.
RESTORATIVE YOGA THERAPY
UNF DCE, University of North Florida Division of Continuing Education, 12000 Alumni Drive, Jacksonville
This course, held 6:30-8 p.m. every Thursday, Jan. 10-Feb. 7, offers an opportunity to learn how to release inner-body tension and strengthen these core muscles through a guided sequence of stretches, balancing core support system for flexibility and movement. Registration fee is $79. Check website for additional yoga instruction.
179 Marine St., St. Augustine
The St. Johns County Council on Aging offers Laughter Yoga, a series of laughter exercises combined with yoga breathing techniques, 10 a.m. Mondays at River House; free for members; $3 for nonmembers. Intermediate yoga is held 8 a.m. Tuesdays; $4 for members, $5 for nonmembers.
SUSAN LEE YOGA
Lee offers yoga classes for relaxation and self-nurturing, throughout East Arlington. Flow into poses encouraged to cultivate healing energy and self-acceptance. With each pose, tired muscles, old injuries and worn joints begin to relax and rejuvenate. Private lessons by appointment are also available.
3576 St. Johns Ave., Avondale
Group classes are taught by licensed medical professionals who are also certified Polestar Pilates instructors. Pilates is similar to yoga emphasizing strengthening and stretching the body while focusing the mind. Centering mentally and physically, breathing fully and exploring while respecting the body’s limits are integral principles in the classes.
THRIVE, AN INSPIRED LIVING STUDIO
106-C Canal Blvd., Ponte Vedra
Classes are based on kripalu yoga to create a balanced body, a compassionate heart and an expressive spirit. Classes, which include Yogalates and YogAromatherpay, are held Monday through Saturday; check website for details.
673 Third St. S., Jax Beach
Power vinyasa classes focus on breath, flow and strength. Held in a warm room, with a blend of movements and meditation, the program is a supplement to training to clear the mind and reform the body.
YOGA DEN STUDIO AND BOUTIQUE
2929 Plummer Cove Road, Mandarin
Yoga Den offers a variety of classes and workshops for all fitness levels, including power yoga, restorative, mind/body, hatha, pregnancy, Pilates and Yogalates. Private lessons, corporate packages and gift certificates are available.
YOGA LIFE STUDIO
9948 Old Baymeadows Road, Southside
Located in Deerwood Village, Yoga Life offers serenity, Kripalu, Ashtanga, power Vinyasa, peaceful flow, serenity and prenatal yoga in an inviting, supportive atmosphere. Private lessons, workshops and teacher certification are available.
1112 Third St., Ste. 11 & 12, Neptune Beach
Yoga Mix features a blend of styles set to fun, inspirational music, which is believed to move the soul and the body. Trained instructors offer daily classes for all levels; check the website for schedule and fees
YOGA THERAPY OF JACKSONVILLE
Anastasia Brazhnykova offers yoga basics, therapy for all ages, nidra, advanced asana and kriya, as well as chakra balancing and meditation techniques. Classes held daily; for schedule and fees, visit the website.
Y YOGA INC.
961687 Gateway Blvd., Ste. 201E, Amelia Island
Classes integrate traditional hatha yoga styles for all ages and fitness levels, promoting stress relief, weight loss, athletic conditioning, general wellness and rehabilitation, designed to enhance strength, flexibility and balance through breathing (pranayama) and physical awareness techniques (asanas).
1188 Edgewood Ave., Jacksonville
This therapeutic yoga center’s environment allows students to progress at their own pace. Each class offers an understanding of physical alignment in postures, greater muscle awareness and attention to breathing techniques.