Last Updated 11/11/15
Bliss Flow,3527 University Ave, Madison 53705, 608/233-BLSS. This medium-sized, community-based studio works hard to be a welcoming space, and uses client suggestions to put together creative programming. They specialize in flow yoga, including Yin and Baptiste. blissflowyoga.com.
Body & Brain Yoga, 2045 Atwood Ave. #105, Madison 53704, 608/665-3081. Korean Dahn Yoga emphasizes how ki connects mind and body. Master Suhaeng Park offers free introductory consultations. bodynbrain.com.
Dragonfly Hot Yoga, 309 W. Johnson St., Madison, 608/251-3359. (They also have locations in Fitchburg, Middleton and Sun Prairie.) Their motto is “Every shape, every size, every person,” and they go out of their way to make classes useful for people who may not have the perfect body or all the latest gear. They also make it easy to fit yoga in by providing free onsite childcare. Dragonfly offers hot (Bikram) yoga, but they have other styles of yoga, as well as barre/pilates and fitness classes such as yogafit and boot camp. Their new downtown studio even has a tea lounge, showers, and a little shop full of yoga clothes. dragonflyhotyoga.com.
Inner Fire 5003 University Ave Madison, WI 53705 608/661-0167 specializes is hot yoga, but also offers flow & yin. One of the bigger studios, they have guest instructors and host retreats. They are open every day, with classes at just about every hour. They also offer teacher training. innerfireyoga.com.
Joy in Yoga is a newer studio in Monona, at 5113 Monona Drive, Monona 53716, 608.566.3638, especially created for people new to yoga. They have a wide range of classes, including Nia Yoga, and your first class is always free. They also offer Tai Chi and meditation. findjoyinyoga.com.
Kula Yoga 1809 Monroe St., Madison, 53711, (608) 709-5464. This yoga gym offers everything from chair yoga to aerial yoga, and also teaches pilates, barre and boot camp. There are special classes for both kids and older people. flywithkula.com.
Main Street Yoga, 1882 E. Main Street, Madison, 53704, (608) 347-5466. This well established east side studio offers a range of classes for all levels, including prenatal and family yoga. They have a jam-packed schedule that includes unusual offerings such as ecstatic dance and yoga therapeutics, with both passes and drop-in options. mainstreetyoga.org.
Mound Street Yoga 1342 Mound St Madison, WI 53715, 608/616-9678 This smaller studio is the oldest yoga venue in Madison, offering an assortment of yoga, pilates and meditation classes. The run a special series for beginners, as well as Kripalu, Eischens, and alignment classes. moundstreetyoga.com.
Perennial Yoga + Meditation, 5500 E. Cheryl Parkway, Fitchburg, WI, 53711, 608/288-8448 emphasizes the spiritual core of yoga, with a focus on breathing. Free Yoga 101 classes help beginners get started. This studio also offers meditation and dharma talks, and an “Eat, Breathe and Thrive” class for those struggling with eating disorders and/or body image issues. perennial-yoga.com
The Studio 613 Williamson St Ste 204 Madison, WI 53703, 608/441-5310 has a gorgeous location on Machinery Row on the shore of Lake Monona. Most of their classes are hot yoga, but they also have room temperature beginner, barre, and TRX classes. thestudiomadison.com.
Supercharge! Foods 1902 E. Washington Ave, Madison 608/230-5540. This juice bar/sprout paradise hosts experienced teachers offering classes in Bikram, Vinyasa, Hatha and Yin yoga, as well as mindfulness-based strength training. Special classes for teens.
Well Within 715 Hill St Madison, WI 53705 608 236 9138 offers yoga classes as well as alternative therapies such as acupuncture & magnet therapy. They have regular yoga classes, as well as special sessions in therapeutic yoga. wellwithinmadison.com.
Dance Life, 6725 Seybold Rd, 608/616-9440 has many classes in belly dancing, bollywood, movement classes, and yoga, as well as other forms of dance such as zumba. They offer $10 drop-ins, as well as lower price class passes. Most classes are rated for beginners and up. madisondancelife.com. Also check out shimmyinthegrain.com.
Euphoria Movement Arts, 2009 Atwood Avenue #2 Madison, 608/609-0509 is a small studio that specializes in bellydance. Anything belly, they’ve got it, from beginner classes to choreography and the intricacies of working with finger cymbals.