How to Yoga in NoLa for 2021
Are you new in town or a yoga devotee, and You’ve been searching for your yoga home, huh?
It will interest you to know that New Orleans has a wild variety of yoga studios you can always rely on to achieve the best result that your have been craving for in rejuvenation of you body, mind and spirit. The City has maintained a legacy of sanitary environment, making the atmosphere favorable for every Yogis to practice. We have taken our time to curate the best yoga studios in the city for a tremendous experience.
Wild Lotus Yoga classes stand out because of our commitment to sharing yoga in an integrative way that awakens physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual awareness. In a warm and welcoming atmosphere, our teachers share their love of yoga and offer unique perspectives on our monthly theme designed to broaden your connection to yourself, to yoga, and to the world. You are invited to experience yoga practice as a conscious expression of the life you are living and creating
We love the physicality of yoga and also celebrate the universal spirituality of yoga practice in positive, life-affirming, accessible ways – avoiding dogma and self-righteousness. Wild Lotus Yoga classes emphasize setting an intention for yoga practice, creating space for you to link the practice to what is meaningful in your life. The tools shared in class include some combination of yoga postures (asanas), breathing practices (pranayama), meditation, music, mantras, readings, poems, stories, guided visualizations, self-inquiry practices, and more-all linked consciously together. We seek to offer creative instruction throughout the class that puts generous attention on physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, energetic, and breath awareness, with a strong emphasis placed on savasana, the deeply rejuvenating period of rest at the end of each class.
We offer a wide variety of over 50 classes a week for all levels of experience. Classes are guided by a friendly staff of skilled teachers sharing inspiration through diverse styles of yoga. Offerings include numerous ongoing yoga classes, 6 and 12 week courses, meditation, kids yoga, pre and postnatal yoga, private lessons, workshops & lectures with renowned visiting teachers, teacher training, concerts, films, community service, a selection of discounted and donation-based community classes, and more!
Nola Yoga Loft operates as a yoga studio and wellness space, while being a hub for wellness-oriented individuals in the Lower Garden District of New Orleans. Our mission is to make wellness accessible to our community. In terms of yoga classes, we cater to all practitioners of all levels with several different styles of yoga. Here you can find daily yoga classes to fit your needs, including $10 community classes and a $45 one-month intro special. Our new Wellness Room is the go-to spot in our community for reiki, life coaching, massage, and community acupuncture.
As human beings, we crave interaction with others – it’s just a part of who we are. It’s also healthy for us. The studio space is cozy, and thus it is a more interactive and intimate experience than many of the larger studios around. Att The Loft we help establish better and more frequent human connections and a stronger sense of community through various events like cacao ceremonies, pop-ups, movie screenings, art classes, cooking classes, and more. As human beings, we crave interaction with others – it’s just a part of who we are. It’s also healthy for us.
The studio space is cozy, and thus it is a more interactive and intimate experience than many of the larger studios around. At The Loft we help establish better and more frequent human connections and a stronger sense of community through various events like cacao ceremonies, pop-ups, movie screenings, art classes, cooking classes, and more. This is a space for people to connect, to share, to express, to heal, to de-stress, and to learn from and with each other. It’s about community. And it’s about love – both for life and for each other.
Through the various events and activities we offer, our hope is to provide a variety of ways for people to engage in social exchange and connection and in an atmosphere where they feel comfortable coming for whatever it is they need – healing, exercise, self expression, community, new friends, good food and drinks, time way from the chaos of everyday life.
So join us for whatever it is you seek: A good stretch. A workout. Time away from the chaos. More strength. Stillness. More self love. More inner peace. A better ability to navigate through life’s potholes. Physical, mental, spiritual healing. Less stress. A sense of community. A sense of feeling like you are a part of the bigger picture… whatever you need to live a better, healthier, and happier life.
We offer high-quality, down-to-earth instruction in a friendly and serene environment. Whether your goals are to build strength, increase energy, reduce stress, relieve back pain, or experience calmness of mind, we feel very strongly that yoga will help you achieve them. Our Private yoga instruction provides an incomparable look into yourself and your yoga journey. Whether you may be at the threshold of a budding yoga practice, in need of further depth in your already existing practice, or dealing with the hurdles of an injury; a private session guarantees the time and attention necessary to elevate your poses and your approach. During private instruction you can anticipate detailed care, thorough guidance, and individualized adjustments to fit your specific situation.
We believe that the practice of yoga is not an ascent to a higher state of consciousness but rather a return to a natural state of being. Yoga is about remembering, not about achieving physical mastery, acquiring new faculties, or attaining enlightenment. We don’t believe that there is an absolute “right” pose or a “right” way of breathing. We lead people through a range of possibilities so that they may discover what is healthy and right for them. We believe that the safest, most effective, and most enjoyable style of yoga practice is a healthy blend of alignment and movement. We make alignment fun through creative imagery. We make movement safe through intelligent sequencing. We honor and respect each person’s individual faith, and we aim to foster an atmosphere of inclusivity rather than imposing a certain type of spirituality.
Swan River Yoga boutique offers a unique variety of the basic fundamental needs of a yoga practice from musical & educational resources to decorative embellishments from local artists/yogis. We also offer high quality ethical yoga brands and ethnic goods brought back by the co-owners’ travels from India and Asia, including a item new to our menu… harmoniums direct from Delhi!
Blue Moon Boutique (owned by Brigette Smith) offers high quality organic and ethical clothing from the company “Hard Tail” and others along with festive jewelry. Refreshments such as kombucha, coconut water & energy bars are also offered. We also offer Jade rubber yoga mats and Manduka Yoga mats, props, yoga bags, straps and puja/altar needs such as natural, organic incense and sage. Many goods also come directly from India including prayer shawls, scarves, Thai pants & skirts. Please come visit our boutique!
Behind the front desk find the “Buddhi Bar” (Buddhi is Sanskrit for High Consciousness) which offers numerous books based on the co-owners influences & personal studies such as Ram Dass, Sharon Gannon and David Life, Geshe Michael Roach, Radhanath Swami & more. Many of these books are required readings for our numerous trainings such as our 6 month Yoga Teacher Training, Advanced Teacher Training and Dharma Courses. Staff are on hand at these hours to answer any questions about yoga or the boutique. Also remember, coming in just before any class will also guarantee availability of our boutique.
In the heart of mid-city New Orleans, BALANCE is an urban oasis dedicated to the development of healthy bodies, clear minds, and elevated spirits through yoga and other healing modalities. Balance offers three main yoga styles to meet all types of bodies and personalities Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Align & Flow.
We also offer specialty styles to help you slow down and relax: Yin, Restorative and Prenatal. Our teachers and staff can help you find the best practice for you. We strive to continuously enrich our knowledge. For this reason, we love the individual contribution of each person and welcome the opportunity to work together. We believe that yoga is a physical, philosophical, mental and spiritual practice.