With the weather starting to warm up, spring is the best time to take a break from your weekly grind and lay out some yoga mats for some much needed exercise and meditation. Whether it’s in a yoga studio, on a retreat or just practicing by yourself in the park, you’ll find the perfect place to reach your inner nirvana.
YogaOasis offers a number of options to practice the art of yoga including Yoga on the Rooftop at Playground. Here, participants enjoy a lovely view of downtown and the surrounding mountains at sunset from the roof of the Playground Bar & Lounge. The space also offers yoGlow in the in-house studio, where yogis can illuminate themselves with neon paint and glow bracelets as they exercise in a black light-filled room. 2631 N. Campbell Ave., 520.322.6142
If you want to do yoga the classic way, Yoga Vida is the place to check out. They teach hot yoga and a practice called Ghosh—invented by an Indian bodybuilder around the early 1900’s—which centers around physical alignment, stillness and sequence. 2925 E. Grant Road, 520.326.5853
Mindful Yoga Studio
This studio has classes for all levels of yoga experience including the easiest (available to those with physical limitations), beginner (with no prior experience required) and intermediate (with physically demanding exercises expected, including yoga for back care). Check the website for a schedule of classes including overcoming anxiety, breaking bad posture, gong meditation and others. 1101 N. Wilmot Road, Suite 123, 520.300.4378
Yoga at Reid Park
Reid Park is not only the site of the annual Yoga Festival in October, but also a place where Tucson residents and visitors can go to practice their outdoor yoga, weather permitting. The 131-acre park has an abundance of grassy areas and shady spots perfect for practicing your poses. 900 S. Randolph Way, 520.477.6432
Located in the heart of downtown Tucson and close to the University of Arizona campus, this yoga studio was one of the first affordable yoga centers in the country; the drop-in rate for a regular yoga class is just $6. They also put on plenty of events including a partnership with Hotel Congress that offers 60-minute yoga sessions, free movie nights and much more. 150 S. Fourth Ave., 877.882.9642