Where to Take Yoga for Beginners in Boston
These classes will have you posing like a pro in no time.
Boston is a daunting place to be a yoga newbie. With a studio on seemingly every block, it may seem like everyone—everyone except you, that is—already knows how to downward dog like a pro.
Never fear, first-timers. We found 11 local studios that offer classes just for beginners. Whether you’re just starting a yoga practice, reconnecting with your mat, or simply want to take it slow, here’s where to take yoga for beginners in Boston.
1. Basic Flow Fundamentals at Artemis Yoga
Brand new yogis can get the basics under control at a slow, doable pace. Take it until you’ve gained the confidence to join a higher-level class.
$17 drop in. Artemis Yoga, 639 Mt. Auburn St., Watertown, artemisyoga.com.
2. Asana Roots at Asana Charlestown
Put your yoga practice on the right path with this fundamentals class. It’s great for beginners, or those who want a skills refresher.
$18 drop in. Asana Charlestown, 20 City Square, Charlestown, asanacharlestown.com.
3. Basics at Bow Street Yoga
Before you become an expert, you have to learn the basics. Bow Street Yoga wants to help you do just that, with a basics class that lays the foundation for a strong yoga practice.
$16 drop in. Bow Street Yoga, 34 Bow St., Somerville, bowstreetyoga.com.
4. FUNdamentals at Coolidge Corner Yoga and Sadhana Yoga
This class, offered at sister studios CCY and Sadhana, helps build a strong foundation by focusing on common postures, transitions, and alignment. Beginners can expect clear instruction and individualized assistance.
5. C1 at CorePower Yoga
CorePower’s classes are handily separated by difficulty, from C1 (a non-heated, beginner-friendly class that breaks down tough postures) all the way up to experience-required, high-intensity C3. Select locations also offer restorative classes that are appropriate for all levels.
$25 drop in. Multiple locations, corepoweryoga.com.
6. Flow Foundations at Down Under School of Yoga
Flow Foundations is only one of Down Under’s beginner-friendly options—it also recommends Iyengar level one, gentle, and Relax & Renew classes.
$18 drop in. Down Under School of Yoga, 1054 Beacon St., Brookline; 306 Walnut St., Newton; 2000 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, downunderyoga.com.
7. Fundamentals of Alignment at JP Centre Yoga
Proper alignment is a cornerstone of yoga. This class will make sure you have it down pat before progressing to more challenging styles.
$16 drop in. JP Centre Yoga, 670 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, jpcentreyoga.com.
8. Yoga Basics at Majestic Yoga Studio
This Cambridge studio offers a recurring workshop just for beginners looking to get started. The Yoga Basics series meets once a week for two months.
$315 for entire series. Majestic Yoga Studio, 223 Concord Ave., Cambridge, majesticyogastudio.com.
9. Vinyasa Basics at North End Yoga
Newcomers can expect sun salutations, balance practice, seated poses, and breath work in this class. Don’t worry about getting left behind—the class moves slowly and is perfect for beginners.
$16 drop in. North End Yoga, 256 Hanover St., Boston, northendyoga.com.
10. Basics at O2 Yoga
If you’re new to yoga, consider this class. While still challenging, the class focuses on foundations and moves a little slower than O2’s other offerings. It’ll build knowledge while pushing your limits.
$16 drop in.. O2 Yoga, 1001 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, and 288 Highland Ave., Somerville, o2yoga.com.
11. Vinyasa Basics at YogaWorks
This toned-down vinyasa class helps new students master the fundamentals. YogaWorks also offers slow flow classes that yogis of all levels can follow.
$18 drop in. YogaWorks, 364 Boylston St. and 1032 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, and 25 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill, yogaworks.com.
Ready to move beyond beginners’ classes? Check out our handy guide to yoga styles.