So You Think Yoga Isn’t Hard? These Classes Will Make You Think Again

Yoga is often stereotyped into the recovery and meditative category, however it can be equally challenging and effective on the workout front. If you’re looking to amp up the intensity of your practice, try throwing a few of the following styles into the mix!

Class Type: Power Yoga

Why: The name says it all. Power up your practice with plyometrics and weights, and get that added burn on top of your practice.

Studio Recommendations:
Charlotte Yoga Studio (Charlotte)
Frame – Shoreditch (London Metro)
V Power Yoga (Columbus)
Minnesota Power Yoga (Minneapolis)

Class Type: Heated Yoga
Why: Looking for that sweat factor? If you’re craving a solid sweat sesh, heated classes will have you drenched and also give you a power-packed stretch in your poses. This will also aid in releasing muscle tension more efficiently.

Studio Recommendations:
M Power Yoga (Baltimore)
Epic Yoga DC (Washington, D.C.)

Class Type: Hybrids
Why: If your attention span is short when it comes to yoga, a class that changes up the routine is the answer. Enjoy yoga alongside another favorite form of exercise for a fun and balanced workout.

Studio Recommendations:
Hot Yoga For Life (Portland)
Vital Fitness Studio (Dallas)

Class Type: Aerial Yoga
Why: Added support from aerial silks will help you deepen your practice while also adding a new level of intensity in inversions. Challenge yourself in a completely new way.

Studio Recommendations:
Stardust Fitness – Doral (Miami Metro)

Class Type: Dharma Yoga
Why:  Dharma yoga is a challenging, physically absorbing vinyasa series that incorporates balancing, twisting, back bending and lots of inversions. Push your practice to the limit in this faster paced vinyasa-style class!

Studio Recommendations:
Yotopia (London)
Dharma Yoga – Eastside (Austin)
Dharma Yoga (Vancouver)

Mandy Gragg is a New York City-based certified personal trainer and an active fashion and beauty blogger. She shares her fitness, fashion, and skincare tips on her blog Haute Unofficial. Follow her sporty adventure on Instagram for more fitness, beauty, and active fashion inspo.