Whether it’s yoga studios, nature hikes or even meditation retreats, Arizona is home to a number of zen spaces and calming activities that tourists and locals alike can indulge in—and with all of the obstacles that this year has introduced, having a place to breathe and unwind is more important than ever before. Here are some of the best locally owned yoga studios in the Valley.
Instructors at Phoenix’s floo-id YOGA have a different approach to health and wellness. The team’s belief system is that total wellness isn’t just about achieving mental, physical or emotional peace—it’s about integrating all of these elements together in order to form the perfect yoga routine and change your life for the better. For more information about floo-id YOGA, visit www.flooidyoga.com.
Elevate Yoga & Wellness
At Elevate Yoga & Wellness studio in Phoenix, instructors take traditional yoga and meditation techniques to new heights—literally. While community members can enjoy the same peace practices they’ve come to love, they can also indulge in aerial yoga. The studio offers classes for all levels of experience, so anyone can experience an elevation in mind, body and spirit. For more information, visit www.elevateyogaaz.com.
Sutra Studios’ primary goal is to break the mold on how traditional wellness is viewed and understood. The Phoenix spot is regarded as the first creative collaborative, family-operated, neighborhood studio that provides a lively environment with a goal to celebrate life. The instructors believe in achieving a self-love that lasts far beyond your yoga class. For more information, visit www.sutrastudios.com.
Metta Yoga is comprised of a team of yoga instructors and meditation professionals who support their guests via a relaxed atmosphere, a joyful attitude, and variety of classes that are catered to all levels. Plus, they’re currently offering online classes on a weekly basis for those who are looking to channel their inner zen through a COVID-friendly outlet. Metta Yoga has two Valley locations: Phoenix and Scottsdale (part of The Phoenician). For more information, www.newmettayoga.com.
This studio offers a glimpse into the future of yoga and meditation, thanks to their extensive number of classes and offerings. Visitors can join the growing community of Phoenix yogis and participate in breathwork classes, heated flow, yoga sculpt, and even hip hop experiences. For more information, visit www.yogaonyx.com.