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10 Yoga Studios in Seattle That You Have to Visit

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Are you sleepless in Seattle? Then check out these 10 awesome yoga studios!

We reached out to some of the coolest studios in the Pacific Northwest to see what makes them special, and find out their thoughts on the Seattle yoga community.

So grab a coffee, settle in, and find your new yoga home!

1. Whole Life Yoga

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What kind of yoga do you teach at Whole Life Yoga?

Whole Life Yoga is dedicated to the Viniyoga style of yoga. The viniyoga approach to yoga is highly adaptable, meditative, and coordinates movement with the breath. This approach is uniquely healing and can be used by people of all levels and physical abilities, including those with limited mobility.

What do you feel makes your studio special?

I opened Whole Life Yoga in 2001 to reach out to people who think they “can’t” do yoga. We specialize in “Yoga for Real People™.” We aren’t super bendable Gumbies and we don’t rock the yoga fashion world. We’re everyday people, finding balance and greater health through yoga.

What’s your favorite thing about the yoga community in Seattle?

The diversity and the abundance. There’s a yoga studio and a Starbucks on every corner. If you don’t like one yoga studio, there are a dozen more within a short driving distance. And more yoga in the world is a good thing!

Check out Whole Life Yoga right here.

2. 8 Limbs Yoga

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What kind of yoga do you teach at 8 Limbs Yoga?

We teach both Flow and regular old Hatha, Levels 1-3. We also offer Ashtanga yoga, Kundalini yoga, Pre- and Postnatal yoga, Kids, Tween, and Family yoga, Yoga for 50+, Yoga for Every Body, Gentle yoga, Restorative yoga… and that's just the physical practice! We also offer meditation and pranayama series, yoga sutra study, as well as many other workshops and trainings.

What do you feel makes your studio special?

We have a very welcoming and supportive environment that encourages people to listen to their bodies and hearts and practice in a way that supports their life. Our motto is "Many Paths, Find Yours, Follow Yours" and we support that with our programming, including our 28 Day Commitment in February, when we help practitioners commit to daily practice, whatever that looks like.

What’s your favorite thing about the yoga community in Seattle?

I'd say the depth of practice. People here go deep. We have lots of grey and rain, and I think that lends to introspectiveness and contemplation. And yoga has been a strong practice here for many decades.

Find out more about 8 Limbs Yoga here!

3. SHAKTI Vinyasa

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What kind of yoga do you teach at SHAKTI Vinyasa?

As a Baptiste Affiliate Studio we specialize in Power Vinyasa. We also offer Creative Vinyasa, Yin yoga, and a large variety of workshops taught by in house and guest instructors.

What do you feel makes your studio special?

SHAKTI is all about personal growth and empowerment. Our instructors offer a wealth of experience and a powerfully nurturing environment. We believe in "Being a Yes" both on and off the mat. Our students come from a variety of backgrounds and it is exciting to see them find their place here. Having been open for 13 years we have witnessed all the growth and change in the local community, honoring our origins while riding the wave of constant change.

What’s your favorite thing about the yoga community in Seattle?

The yoga community is incredibly vibrant here! There are many wonderful studios offering a wide variety of instructors and styles. There is literally something for everyone. We are truly lucky to have such a welcoming and diverse yoga community.

Check out SHAKTI Vinyasa here!

4. Modo Yoga Seattle

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What kind of yoga do you teach at Modo Yoga?

Modo Yoga is based in a foundation of Hatha yoga, with branches in Vinyasa and Yin. Each class is based on breath, alignment, depth, and expression. We also have 7 Pillars that are deeply engrained into the vision of our yoga: Be Healthy, Be Accessible, Live Green, Live to Learn, Community Support, Reach Out, and Be Peace.

What do you feel makes your studio special?

The diversity of students who walk in our doors. The practice at Modo Seattle is accessible to all levels and attracts many students who would otherwise choose to not practice because they don't think they're able. We see all walks of life, ages, and personality types because of the accessibility in sequencing, language, and facilities; and by the dynamic nature of the classes.

What’s your favorite thing about the yoga community in Seattle?

Everyone is connected! When you meet teachers or owners of other studios, there is an immediate feeling of friendship and solidarity in the vision we are creating for the world. It's also a very mature yoga community, in that there are over 300 studios that shine this way — so imagine the number of teachers (and students!) who make this city brighter!

Find out more about Modo Yoga Seattle right here!

5. shefayoga Roosevelt & hauteyoga Queen Anne

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What kind of yoga do you teach at shefayoga Roosevelt and hauteyoga Queen Anne?

We offer classes in Power Vinyasa, Hot Hatha, Yin, and Restorative. All classes are heated around 90ish degrees, except Hatha, which is closer to 100 degrees. All of our teachers teach their own unique style, so every class is different.

What do you feel makes your studio special?

Community, growth, and discovery! My vision is to build relationships that go beyond the mat. I encourage students to interact and provide a light-hearted environment by playing music, offering tea after class, and know peoples names. I seek for each student to study themselves and to take the practice well beyond the asana so that they can be the best version of themselves. My goal is for people to be challenged. I want students to walk through their fears so they discovery they have more than they think they do.

What’s your favorite thing about the yoga community in Seattle?

I have been in the yoga business for 7 years and I love watching it grow and evolve. So many people are integrating yoga into their lives. Many more yoga studios have opened and there are many choices out there for people to find exactly what type of yoga resonates with them. All yoga is good yoga, you just have to find a place that speaks to you.

Find out more about shefayoga Roosevelt here, and about hauteyoga Queen Anne here!

6. Kula Movement

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What kind of yoga do you teach at Kula Movement?

Hatha, Vinyasa, Forrest, AcroYoga, Pre and Postnatal, Kids yoga, Yin yoga, Restore and Renew yoga, and Pilates Mat classes.

What do you feel makes your studio special?

Kula means community, and together we're a Yoga, Pilates, Health and Wellness center co-creating aliveness, presence, and well-being! Our highly skilled instructors are complimented by extraordinary practitioners of Acupuncture, Massage, Threading and Pilates private sessions. We're a hub of goodness with organic kombucha on tap, a vibrant boutique, and most importantly, fun-loving, kind, and passionate friends to connect with.

What’s your favorite thing about the yoga community in Seattle?

Many beings, alongside many ways to move, mean that we can better co-create consciousness, compassion, and healing on a bigger scale. Being on the path of yoga, consciousness, and healing in any form opens our hearts and minds to others and beyond. Seattle has many beautiful practices, studios, and much variety to offer. We are honored to share the heart of our Kula with the greater kula of Seattle, strengthening the bond of healing and peace.

Check out Kula Movement here!

7. Lotus Yoga

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What kind of yoga do you teach at Lotus Yoga?

At Lotus Yoga, our classes include mindful, thoughtful teaching and sequencing where you are invited to practice in a way that feeds your body, your mind, and your soul. Our teachers are highly trained, and offer teachings from a blend of yoga traditions with an emphasis on teaching and practicing in a way that honors each person’s individuality and a long-term view of our yoga practices and our health.

Although many of our classes are strength-building they tend toward the slower end of “flow” or the stillness that is often referred to as “Hatha”.

What do you feel makes your studio special?

We feel that our mindful, long-term view and personal approach to yoga practice makes us special. The community at Lotus Yoga is also extraordinary! We hope to offer yoga-based tools that help each student find their yoga practice: the one that balances, nurtures, and supports them in their own well-being and best-selves as they interact with the world and their community.

What’s your favorite thing about the yoga community in Seattle?

I love the diversity of yoga offerings, the rich learning environment and the amazing and dedicated yoga students (and teachers) who power it all!

Check out what Lotus Yoga has to offer right here.

8. SOL Yoga Seattle

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What kind of yoga do you teach at SOL Yoga?

We are definitely rooted in Vinyasa (with power)! We also have Slow Flow and Restore, Gentle and Yin, Restorative, Vinyasa and Myofascial Release, SUP Yoga (we are on Lake Washington) and Yoga HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training).

What do you feel makes your studio special?

100%, hands-down, the community! You can’t help but feel the energy at SOL. I may have built the studio, but the students have put the soul in SOL! I am beyond grateful for them.

I will add also that we emphasize personalizing the practice. Alignment and poses that make sense trumps everything else. Fancy poses aren’t so cool if they leave you breaking down your body. We have a seriously strong client base, but we are all about keeping yoga real. Letting the physicality open up the doors to the mind, the heart, and the breath!

What’s your favorite thing about the yoga community in Seattle?

That we engage with one another. I may not visit other studios as often as I’d like, but when I do, I know the owners and the teachers. And… we like to flow in Seattle!

Find out more about SOL Yoga here!

9. BendnMove

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What kind of yoga do you teach at BendnMove?

BendnMove specializes in therapeutic yoga. We support the Viniyoga tradition, and all teachers have at least a 500 hour teacher certification. Other classes include Yoga for Every Body (an all levels class with adaptations to support the individual), Yoga for Strength (intended to support individuals facing osteoporosis), Yoga Fitness, and Kundalini yoga.

What do you feel makes your studio special?

BendnMove is special because of its community and how we treat each student as an individual. Most students feel like we take special care of them to make the class safe, nourishing, and even challenging enough to build self confidence. It matters that people are in the studio and we do what it takes to get people here to enjoy movement.

What’s your favorite thing about the yoga community in Seattle?

The yoga community in Seattle is quite diverse. It supports so many modalities, so people can find something that fits for their body, mind, and spirit. It is an active community, and yoga is a widely acknowledged movement modality that supports health and wellness.

Check out BendnMove here!

10. InsideOut Yoga

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What kind of yoga do you teach at InsideOut Yoga?

At InsideOut Yoga, I teach with a keen eye toward safe body mechanics, a generous dose of humor, and much encouragement for kindness and compassion toward ourselves. My teaching is also informed by Ayurvedic principles and my studies in neuroscience, Somatic Movement, and dance.

What do you feel makes your studio special?

Class sizes are small, which helps to develop a warm sense of community. I feel that there are so many things that we beat ourselves up about, that we don’t want to add yoga to that list. So I encourage working within your own physical abilities, practicing self-compassion, and staying connected to your sense of humor.

What’s your favorite thing about the yoga community in Seattle?

There is so much great yoga in the Pacific Northwest. I had been teaching yoga at the Omega Institute in upstate New York before I moved here. It was a great experience and I had some wonderful teachers. In Seattle, that has been multiplied by ten. I’ve learned so much about teaching and about myself since moving here in 1998. We are very fortunate to have so many teachers with diverse specialties here. There is so much to learn, and so many ways to grow and develop!

Check out InsideOut yoga here!

What are your favorite yoga studios in Seattle? Share what makes them awesome with the rest of the community in the comments below!

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