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The Ten Best Yoga Studios in Miami

It's official: Yogis have taken over Miami. They outnumber juice bars and frozen yogurt shops combined. From the über-luxurious — with classes costing $30 to $40 apiece and memberships going for $2,000 to $3,000 per year — to hole-in-the-wall rooms and free sessions in gardens, Miami is all about namaste. 

Whether you practice on a mat or in the air (flying yoga is a real thing), these studios will satisfy your craving. From one-day-only class options to session packs and monthly memberships, one of these yogi havens will make your plank less painful and your child pose last longer. 
10. Plank Yoga Studio
This Aventura studio offers semiprivate classes. That means each class size is limited, which allows instructors to be more hands-on with each student. Classes are open to all levels and cost $30 per session. For $250, you can get an unlimited membership.
  9. I Am Equilibrium
Considered a holistic gym, I Am Equilibrium in Doral is not just a yoga studio — it's a place for guests to heal and inspire. Classes range from ab- and glute-intensive aerial sessions to candlelit sessions, breathing and stress exercises, and chakra classes. The studio also holds workshops and training sessions that focus on specific topics. A five-class package costs $60. Unlimited classes for one month is $99.
8. 305 Yoga & Outreach
At locations in Miami Shores and Miami Lakes, yoga transcends the mat. Besides leading 60-, 75-, and 90-minute vinyasa sessions, 305 Yoga's founder, Terri Cooper has created Yoga Gangsters, a national nonprofit that uses yoga to serve youth in crisis. Her organization offers free yoga programs to thousands of children in schools, jails, and shelters. Joining this studio gives you the chance to help yourself as well as others. Sign up for a class online for $18, or pay $20 at the door. Class cards and memberships range from $90 to $300. 
7. Love Life Wellness
This Wynwood studio offers more than just yoga classes — it's a center of wellness with a juice bar and café, health and lifestyle counseling, massage rooms, and a gear store. The place offers vinyasa at all levels, in addition to hot and restorative yoga and kids' classes. Drop in for $20 or shell out $160 a month for unlimited classes.
6. Ayama Yoga Center
If you thought yoga was a fancy excuse to lie on the ground in weird positions for an hour, think again. At Ayama Yoga Center, located at NE 163rd Street and Biscayne Boulevard, you learn to fly. Instead of a traditional vinyasa session, hammocks add an aerial dimension. Whether you're a frequent flyer, a seasoned yogi who's never flown before, or new to yoga, Ayama's aerial class welcomes all ages and levels. There are also hatha, flow, and meditation classes. A single class costs $22, and an unlimited monthly pass is $240.

5. Green Monkey Miami Beach
Green Monkey has outposts across South Florida, but its Miami Beach location offers a variety of class styles, including beachside or waterfront sessions. Right now the studio is offering the first month of unlimited yoga classes for $69 — a steal compared to most studios.
4. Trio Yoga
Located in midtown, right between Wynwood and the Design District, Trio caters to your mind, body, and spirit. Besides traditional classes, like flow, hatha, and restorative yoga, the studio offers acroyoga — a partner class mixing acrobatics, yoga, and healing arts. Get a week of unlimited classes for $65 or a month for $190.  
3. Miami Life Center
From offering an introduction to yoga experience to morning sessions and more advanced classes, Miami Life Center runs different classes all day long at its South of Fifth location in Miami Beach. Parking is free on residential streets Monday through Friday before 6 p.m. 
2. Class Pass App
Every yoga studio brings something different — from traditional on-the-mat classes to meditation and breathing exercises, semiprivate experiences, and even flying yoga. If you can't decide where to splurge, consider the Class Pass app. Users pay $99 per month to attend a bevy of studios across the city. But there's a catch: A user can go to the same studio only three times. Still, with most of these studios charging a small fortune, it's worth it. Participating studios include 305 Yoga, Ayama Yoga, Green Monkey, Bikram Yoga, Miami Life Center, Trio Yoga, and more than 40 others scattered across Miami-Dade.
1. Free Yoga Across Miami
The best things in life are free, including yoga. No, there's no catch. A variety of locations across the Magic City offer free, hourlong yoga sessions. At 7 a.m., 5 p.m., and 6 p.m., Third Street in Miami Beach provides free classes catering to all levels. Classes are available every day, 365 days a year. Bayfront Park also offers complimentary yoga Mondays and Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and Saturdays at 9 a.m. In Coconut Grove, head to Peacock Park every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. and to the Mayfair Hotel rooftop every Saturday at 8 a.m. Dig deep enough and discover more free sessions around town to get your fix without breaking the bank.

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