Best of Boston

BEST Yoga Instructor

2015 BEST Yoga Instructor

Rebecca Pacheco

Rebecca Pacheco, a South End resident whose first book, Do Your Om Thing, was recently published by HarperCollins, teaches her brand of traditional yoga mixed with modern philosophy at Equinox and in private practice. (She also posts videos on… read more»

2014 BEST Yoga Instructor

Glen Cunningham, Sadhana Yoga


We’ve loved Glen Cunningham’s classes for the better part of a decade, and on good days, his instruction helps us remember why we hit our mats. (On bad days, a few of his signature words of wisdom certainly don’t hurt.)… read more»

2013 BEST Yoga Instructor

Mark Finneran, Baptiste Power Yoga Institute


Mark Finneran can’t twist himself into a pretzel, and that’s precisely why his classes are perfect for us mere mortals. He’s mastered the everyman style of instructing hot yoga: encouraging, imparting wisdom, and throwing in a good joke or two… read more»

2012 BEST Yoga Instructor

Back Bay Yoga, Sweat & Soul Yoga, and Equinox

That Lululemon chose this California-cool yogi to lead hundreds of people in al fresco downward dogs in Copley Square to fete its new Newbury store didn’t surprise her devotees: Kaufenberg’s challenging hip-hop classes are so much fun, we often forget… read more»

2011 BEST Yoga Instructor

David Vendetti, South Boston Yoga

South Boston

If you had told us a few years ago that one day we’d be scrambling to get to a yoga studio in Southie, we’d have thought you were nuts. Yet here we ar—and it’s all a testament to David Vendetti…. read more»

2010 BEST Yoga Instructor

Ame Wren


A self-described “yoga mutt,” Ame Wren borrows liberally from various yoga traditions, and even incorporates music and dance—the result being a more intense, less snoozy workout. Be prepared to sweat when you register for her classes at Equinox, Sports Club/LA,… read more»

2007 BEST Yoga Instructor

Amy Leydon, Exhale and The Sports Club/LA


A former Emmy-winning television producer, Leydon spices up traditional (but challenging) vinyasa-flow yoga with inspiring music and unexpected sequences to show aspiring yogis how to find their own path to limber inner peace. Free advice: “Remember that yoga is noncompetitive…. read more»

2006 BEST Yoga Instructor

David Magone

It’s annoying when a toned yogi informs you, as you struggle with a simple pose, that soon you’ll be balancing on your chin. But under David Magone, that’s not only possible, but likely—just look at the limber loyalists in the… read more»

2004 BEST Yoga Instructor

Noel Schroeder


Yoga has gone from niche to the norm. Instructors teach the masses in mat-filled locations everywhere in the city—the gym, the spa, the private studio. All of which makes truly personalized yoga something of a rarity. Noel Schroeder is the… read more»

2003 BEST Yoga Instructor

Glen Cunningham, Baptiste Power Yoga Institute


In characteristic Baptiste Power Yoga fashion, the temperature during Glen Cunningham’s methodical Vinyasa-style classes is set to a steamy 90 degrees (though the room feels much hotter). But the unique playfulness Cunningham brings to each rigorous session in the Boston… read more»