The 10 Best Yoga Studios in Delaware!

The mental and physical health benefits of yoga are numerous. Whether you’re a seasoned yogi or you need to start working on your flexibility, channeling your inner Zen is an excellent solution. To boost your physical health through flexibility and toning muscles to relaxing your mind, check out these 10 first-rate yoga studios of Delaware.   

1. Liberty Yoga, Newark, DE

At Liberty, co-owners Christine and Erin reportedly have “over a thousand hours of teaching experience,” and each of them is committed to helping people feel stronger and more flexible through the power of the Yamas.  Offering workshops, tradition yoga, and specialty yoga classes, Liberty encourages everyone to come “rest, renew, restore, relax, and reduce stress,” with classes that make use of blocks, blankets, and bolsters to support every pose. Plus, essential oils, music, and dim lights will help melt tension away as you drift slowly toward your own personal Zen.

2. Inner Light Yoga, Wilmington, DE

Since 2001, founder Rita Stirparo felt the calmness and soothing yoga. Inner Light Yoga focuses on offering a “warm, welcoming space for all levels of yoga experience,” and classes are rooted in the truth and principles of yoga. Many sessions are taught by candlelight, and students are encouraged to listen to their own breath to establish their pace. 

3. Be Barre Fit, Hockessin, DE

Barre is a one-hour workout based on Pilates, yoga, and ballet, and it is all the rage in the First State. Plus, the movements are reported to be “low impact, easy on joints and tailored for a wide range of body types & ages.”  Also, the one-hour classes are held three to four times a week and will help you burn fat, build muscle, strengthen your core, and enhance balance and flexibility.

4. Pure Yoga Pilates Studio, Wilmington, DE

Founded in 2007, Pure Yoga Pilates Studio combines the principles of dance, yoga, and Pilates and is built on the “yogic concept of walking the middle path.” So, whether you are a first-timer or an advanced practitioner, you can find your path at Pure Yoga. Plus, flow yoga and gentle yoga classes are perfect for those with sports or previous injuries, and you can also find more advanced classes like Barre, Vinyasa, and yoga fusion.

5. Every1Fitness, Rehoboth Beach, DE

Every1Fitness is a gym offering yoga and Pilates class, but they don’t cater to bodybuilders, and, according to their website, “85 percent of their member are first-time gym users.” So, no pressure, really. And there are plenty of options: get a group pass for class sessions, train solo, or ask for help from a personal trainer or nutritionist. Plus, with the healthy mix of yoga, tai chi, and Pilates, you’ll be headed toward Zen in no time.

6. Empowered Yoga, Greenville and Newark, DE

The mission at Empowered is to “provide a clean and welcoming space with enthusiastic and learned teachers.” Their classes preach clarity of the mind as well as an increased sense of awareness. The belief here is that through repetition and practice, one can achieve body, mind, and spirit alignment, which will create a more fulfilling lifestyle. Some concepts that are taught are “Breath Awareness, Meditation Guided Imagery Deep Relaxation.”

7. Yoga U, Wilmington, DE

Yoga U is a studio dedicated to improving the health of its practitioners. Their highly-trained and experienced instructors offer engaging and challenging classes in a non-gimmicky, down-to-earth studio. Self-described as casual and “not fancy,” Yoga U has been helping clients “feel better” for more than 15 years.

8. Higher Power Yoga and Fitness, Dover, DE

Higher Power offers hot yoga, aerial yoga, barre, boot camps, and more. Their philosophy is to promote safe, fun yoga for all ages and teaching the fundamentals and precepts of the exercise first and foremost. Higher Power encourages you to proceed through the complex and challenging levels of yoga by starting with a proper foundation, like ensuring the safety and effectiveness of every pose. 

9. Ocean Vayu Yoga, Ocean View, DE

Newcomers to the yoga scene, Ocean Vayu Yoga was established in 2016.  They offer an extensive list of classes, including Ashtanga Vinyasa, Mysore-style Ashtanga, Vinyasa flow, gentle, prenatal, chair, and restorative yoga.” Plus, find tai chi, meditation classes, private sessions, and more at Ocean Vayu. 

10. Ignite Yoga, Rehoboth Beach, DE

Ignite Yoga is primarily a hot yoga studio that offers weekly Vinyasa classes. In addition to “power yoga” classes, you will also find 60-minute Baptiste inspired classes plus “Slow Flow” (non-heat) sessions. Find power is learning postures, breathing techniques, and just being still at Ignite Yoga.

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