Boston Yoga Classes for Every Musical Taste
There was a time when “yoga music” was synonymous with “nap-inducing.” Not anymore. These days, there’s a yoga class for just about any music preference, from African to reggae.
Below, our round-up of yoga classes with music in Boston:
Afro Flow: Afro Flow holds classes at the Dance Complex in Cambridge. Classes fuse yoga and dance, using the beat of African drums to get participants moving.
$16 per class. 536 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, afroflowyoga.com.
Acorn Yoga: Start your weekend nights at Acorn’s glow yoga classes, set to a loud, upbeat playlist. Glow sticks and glow paint are included in the admission price.
$20 per class. 576 Washington St., Brighton, 617-208-8201, acornyoga.org.
Coolidge Corner Yoga: The Urban Beatz class at this studio uses eclectic playlists incorporating everything from hip hop to house music. Classes are held in a heated room.
$16 per class. 1297 Beacon St., Brookline, 617-879-0861, coolidgeyoga.com.
C-Town Studio: Every Thursday, C-Town Studio holds Flow & Beats, a power vinyasa-meets-dance class set to a hip hop playlist. Classes are an hour long, and not heated.
$16 per class. 314 Main St., Charlestown, 617-548-1504, charlestownyoga.com.
Meghan Rozanski: Instructor Meghan Rozanski teaches Yoga, Beats & Bootcamp, a fusion of yoga and bootcamp with a pop and hip hop playlist. Some weeks have a specific focus, such as lower body or abs.
$15 per class. 715 Boylston St., Boston, movewith.com.
Yoga Works: If the crowd that packs the room for hip hop yoga classes at Yoga Works (formerly Back Bay Yoga) is any indication, this trend isn’t going anywhere. The classes are 90 minutes long and held in a heated room. Expect explicit lyrics and great playlists.
$15 per class. Yoga Works Back Bay, 364 Boylston St., Boston, 617-375-9642 and Yoga Works Comm. Ave, 1032 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, 617-277-9642, yogaworks.com.
Samara Yoga: Make your after-work vinyasa class even more relaxing with live cello music in an extra-long savasana pose.
$16 per class. 249 Elm St., Somerville, 617-629-2299, samarayogastudio.com.
Be. Yoga: The Bump Your Flow class at this Somerville studio doesn’t conform to just one style of music, instead pulling in selections from a variety of genres and eras.
$15 per class. 440 Somerville Ave., Somerville, 617-623-9642, beinunion.com.
Yoga Hub: Head to Pop Allston’s Yoga Hub, which offers hour-long reggae classes on Sunday mornings. Classes are donation-based, with a suggested donation of $10.
Suggested $10. 89 Brighton Ave., Allston, yogahubboston.com.
Chrissy Vaccaro: Instructor Chrissy Vaccaro—who also plays in the band Petty Morals—teaches her rock and roll yoga classes all over the Boston area. It’s a classic vinyasa class, set to a not-so-classic playlist.
Check movewith.com. for schedule and pricing information.
Radiant Yoga: This South Boston studio holds Rock and Flow classes each week. Regular students can even put in song requests through the studio’s Facebook page.
$17 per class. 516 E 2nd Street, 617-610-9642, radiantyogaboston.com.