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A Beginner’s Guide to Yoga in New Orleans

If you’re looking for quality chaturangas and down-dogs while you’re staying in the Big Easy you don’t have to go far. Yoga in New Orleans is blossoming. Traveling community groups and neighborhood studios offer fun and fresh classes every day of the week.

Yoga Events

Nomadic yoga clubs around the city offer classes nearly every day of the week in new and fun locations. NOLA Tribe Yoga is probably the most popular.

Headed by infamous Nola yogis Baye Elizabeth and McKensie Kirchner, the tribe offers various vinyasa classes throughout the city. Sunrise yoga classes take place Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Wednesday evenings there’s a $5 social yoga event hosted at the Tchoup Yard. Their newest event is their poolside series with The Drifter Hotel, $15 gets you an hour class, all-day access to the pool and a complimentary mimosa.

Image from NOLA Tribe Yoga Instagram

Yoga on the Bayou with Brooke Bailey is every Saturday at 8:30 and is free to the public. They meet on Bayou St. John under the oak trees, near the corner of Dumaine and Moss Street.

Brooke’s classes are great for students of any level and feature the beautiful backdrop of the historic Bayou. Brooke also runs an online yoga community platform named Yoga Lagniappe. You can get upcoming yoga event calendars delivered straight to your inbox.

Yoga in New Orleans Studio Guide

Mid City

Balance Yoga + Wellness: 120 S. Cortez Street

Swan River Mid City: 2940 Canal Street

French Quarter

Magnolia: 301 Basin Street #2

CBD

Reyn Studios: 725 Magazine Street

Metarie

Yoga and You Anywhere: 2628 Metairie Lawn Drive #205

Marigny / Seventh Ward

The Church of Yoga: 1480 N. Rocheblave Street

Uptown

Wild Lotus: 4842 Perrier Street

NOLA Yoga Loft: 2042 Magazine Street, Upper Level

Image courtesy of Balance Yoga + Wellness Facebook page

Yoga in New Orleans by the Week

Here’s a suggested weekly schedule for a well-rounded practice throughout the city.

Monday:

Discounted Restorative Yoga: 5:15 p.m. at Swan River Mid City

Tuesday:

Vinyasa and Vino: 6:30 p.m. at NOLA Yoga Loft

Wednesday:

Tribe Yoga at the Tchoup Yard: 6:30 p.m. with NOLA Tribe Yoga

Thursday:

Heated Hour Flow: 12:00 p.m. at Reyn Studios

Friday:

Friday Night Bhakti Flow: 6:00 p.m. at Wild Lotus Yoga

Saturday:

Mysore Style Ashtanga Yoga: 9:00 a.m. at Balance Yoga + Wellness

Sunday:

Guided Meditation: 9:30 a.m. at the Church of Yoga

Let us know where your favorite studios are in the city! Or let’s meet up and practice together.

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