The Top 4 Yoga Studios in Bella Vista and Queen Village
410 Monroe Street, Queen Village
The Philadelphia location of this two-outpost yoga studio (the flagship is 45 minutes away in Lambertville) is tucked on a quiet Queen Village street. Its light-filled, second floor studio space is bright and airy, with hardwood floors, white-washed walls, high ceilings and skylights. The schedule boasts more than 30 classes a week, plus special events and series, with options for beginner to advanced yogis. Don’t miss the studio’s signature DIG Hour classes, all-levels community classes at a lower drop-in rate of $10.
The Yoga Garden
903 South Street, Bella Vista
This one-room Vinyasa yoga studio provides a quiet, distraction-free place to practice on Bella Vista’s busy stretch of South Street. While the interior space doesn’t have windows, a translucent divider, which separates the front desk from the studio space, fills the practice area with pretty filtered light. The studio’s well-stocked closet of mats and props makes it easy for beginners to try yoga for the first time. Beginners can also get their feet wet with regular brand-new beginners’ workshops to learn basic poses and breathing techniques. If you’re looking for something a bit different — and quirky — check out the Funky Fridays classes every Friday evening at 5:45. They feature a different fun and upbeat soundtrack theme each and every week.
Practice Yoga Studio
804 South 4th Street, Queen Village
You’ll feel like you’re practicing yoga in someone’s living room at this small one-room studio in residential Queen Village. The Iyengar-style studio focuses on proper alignment and precision in posture and breath control. Instructors lead yoga classes for all levels of practitioners, with a pay-what-you-can class for beginners on Thursday evenings. If you’re looking for a way to relax — like really relax — check out the Restorative class on Sunday evening at 5 p.m. The extremely slow-moving session features props for every pose for deep relaxation; it’s the ultimate way to recharge before a hectic week at the office.
822 Pine Street, Suite 4B, Washington Square West
This one-stop shop for wellness, just a few blocks north of the Bella Vista neighborhood, offers acupuncture, nutrition counseling, meditation, and massage and bodywork, along with private yoga classes with some of the Philly area’s top yoga teachers. Instructors teach Vinyasa-style yoga tailored to your goals, needs and fitness level. Private sessions come in 60- and 90-minute increments. Group yoga classes are also offered occasionally; look at the Wellnest’s roster of upcoming workshops to see what’s available.