The true spirit of yoga is not just a mere physical practice, but a mental and spiritual journey as well. Yoga originated in ancient India and has taken many shapes and forms since its inception. The various interpretations of yoga can be experienced through the many different studios that have arrived in Jersey City. Here’s our list of yoga studios in Jersey City.
Asana Soul Practice | 124 1st Street
A Hoboken favorite, Asana Soul Practice has been operating in Hudson County since January 2017. With the second location, Asana Soul has shared its vinyasa-based yoga classes with interested JC yogis. Asana Soul sets itself apart from other studios with their classes that move to the sounds of an in-house DJ. Other classes practice their poses accompanied by live music, while some meditate in a sound bath. New moms can also bring their newborns to Asana Soul’s postnatal yoga session, Baby Soul.
Base | 60 Columbus Drive
This spot isn’t just a yoga studio but a fitness studio that offers yoga classes. The gym offers holistic yoga classes as well as other cardio and spin classes. All memberships include one personal training session with an inbody assessment, five guest passes, and complimentary 2-hour parking (per day).
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Jivamukti Yoga Studio | 171 Newark Avenue
Offering 60 classes per week that include open level Vinyasa, 1-hour spiritual warrior, beginner basics, aerial yoga, Kundalini, T’ai Chi, Restorative and Pre-Natal classes, Jivamukti always has a class to work around your schedule. Rooted in the five tenets of the famous Jivamukti philosophy, this unique yoga practice incorporates Ahimsa (compassion for all beings), Bhakti (devotional practice), Dhyana (meditation), Nada (deep listening), Shastra (the study of ancient yogic teachings and chanting). Take advantage of the unbeatable new student special: 3 months unlimited for just $249!
Powerflow Yoga | 160 Morgan Street
The popular hot yoga studio in Hoboken made its debut in Jersey City. Classes include hot power hour, hot power flow vinyasa, warm power flow basics, hot power flow HIIT, warm yin-yang yoga, and even a hot Jivamukti-inspired flow. Take advantage of the free first week of classes for new students.
Prenatal Yoga with Lauren | 201 8th Street
This is a gentle yoga class for mamas-to-be focusing on areas of the body that ask for extra attention during pregnancy. Each semi-private class is tailored to the needs and desires of the participants. Come to move, breathe, open the body in preparation for labor and delivery, and simply connect with other women. All stages of pregnancy are welcome.
Sacred Souls Yoga | 2983 John F Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 403
Formerly Roots Yoga, all classes at Roots Yoga Studio are taught in the traditional Hatha yoga style: a combination of gentle relaxation, warm-up exercise (sun salutations), yoga poses (asanas), and breathing exercise (pranayama). All levels are welcome and private sessions are available as well.
Simha Yoga Lab at 333 Grand | 333 Grand Street
Founder Steven Cheng offers a unique form of vinyasa that he describes as a combination of his teachers’ philosophies while allowing room for students to experiment and modify. He explains, “This is how my teacher, Dharma Mittra, teaches by giving the liberty to express and reinterpret the poses. There is also the discipline of alignment and structure, as taught by my other teacher, Alison West. Each class becomes the union of two with dynamic movements and structural clarity.” Beginner, open, intermediate, and advanced classes available.
Surya Yoga Academy | 41 Grove Street
A Hoboken and Jersey City staple, Surya Yoga is known for its hot flow and 75 minute hot classical Hatha classes. The studio offers unheated classes if you don’t feel like sweating. Unheated classes include an open vinyasa flow as well as a yin flow, which is a slower approach to yoga focusing on longer stretches while calming the nervous system using long slow breaths. Pre- and post-natal classes are available as well.
Urban Sadhu Yoga | 171 Newark Avenue, 2nd Floor
Urban Sadhu Yoga is a method of applying ancient yogic wisdom in a contemporary context. This method is a modern, integrated Yoga practice that incorporates many unique aspects of a traditional Yoga sadhana (practice) for the contemporary urban spiritual seeker. There are eight class types to choose from including Foundational Vinyasa and Urban Sadhu Yoga Expres.
Yoga Shunya | 395 Halladay Street, #2
In addition to the Hatha-based yoga classes for all levels (Level 1, Level 2, Express, Restorative, and Slow Stretch), Yoga Shunya rounds out its yoga offerings by hosting a popular student-led donation-based meditation group on Sundays. The group focuses on mindful meditation in the tradition of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh but is also open to all traditions and affiliations. Mindfulness generates awareness, which builds concentration, ultimately leading to insight.