Yoga’s popularity continues to rise, and with it the number of yoga studios around the Twin Cities. But how do you know which is the right class for you? These studios will help you every step of the way to find the perfect class, the perfect movements, the perfect center for you and guarantee that you leave feeling refreshed and restored.
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One Yoga Studio
721 W. 26th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55405
(612) 872-6347
www.one-yoga.orgFighting through Minneapolis’ busy Uptown may not seem like the best way to find your center. But when you step away from it all at One Yoga’s studio it’s like the stress simply melts away. Open since 2002, this nonprofit yoga studio opened to provide yoga classes for those “who lack access to, cannot afford, or have been historically under-served by the yoga community.” With classes for beginners and the more advanced, it’s a great place to support as it supports you.

RiverGarden Yoga Center
455 7th St. W.
St Paul, MN 55102
(651) 270-6643
www.rivergardenyoga.comLocated just outside of St. Paul’s downtown on busy West 7th St., stepping into River Garden is like stepping into a zen center. It’s quiet, well-lit with natural light, and that natural feeling of exposed brick of the building around you. With classes morning, afternoon and evening, you can fit a class in no matter how busy your schedule. Added bonus: the first class is always free for local residents.

Yoga Center Of Minneapolis
212 3rd Ave. N., Suite 205
Minneapolis, MN
(612) 436-4700
www.yogacentermpls.comThe mission here is to undo all the stress and damage of day-to-day life, and the teachers here are dedicated to doing exactly that. The idea is that a close bond between student and teacher will create a more personal experience, and thus be more beneficial for both. It’s more than just fancy stretching that might help you sleep better. No matter what class you’re looking for, you’ll find it here.

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Tula Yoga & Wellness
99 Snelling Ave. N.
St Paul, MN 55104
(651) 645-5551
www.tulayogawellness.comA fantastic location in an old firehouse only adds to the experience at Tula. All types of yoga are offered here, from aerial to gentle, candlelight to recovery and chronic pain yoga. There is even yoga offered for children and teens, and family yoga classes so that everyone in the household can get involved and enjoy yoga together.

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Yess Yoga
23 E. 26th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(507) 429-4374
www.yessyogastudio.comSouth Minneapolis is a tight-knit community full of residents proud of their neighborhood. Yess Yoga takes that to heart, focusing on community as part of the strengthening process. This is a great studio for students of all levels, and their calendar will let know what classes are when and with who. Are you a beginner looking to just try it out? You can spend just $10 for a 10-day trial to see if it’s for you, and there are student prices available for those paying for school.

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Saint Paul Union Depot
214 4th St. E.
St Paul, MN 55101
(651) 202-2700
www.uniondepot.orgPro tip: If your schedule allows, there is free yoga at Saint Paul’s refurbished Union Depot every Saturday morning at 9 a.m. and every Tuesday at noon, led by 925 Studios, for those who want to do basic yoga and don’t want to pay for a membership.

Adrian Schramm is a resident Saint Paul writer with a passion for all things local. Through his work with Saint Paul Almanac and Minneapolis Examiner at Examiner.com, as well as in the kitchens of bars and restaurants around town, he has discovered what truly makes the Twin Cities tick.
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