One of my original intentions for this blog was to compile a list of places that had men focused yoga. Women have gyms that are tailored for women and are havens where they can go, work out, and feel comfortable. I believe guys would benefit from this same model when it comes to yoga.
I’ve spent a few posts discussing some of the barriers and some of the attractions of yoga to men. It’s my desire to set up a resource where men can find yoga that is welcoming to them, invites us in, and allows us to have fun. As I have said before, yoga is not really a competitive sport. It is about giving the practitioner comfortable space to practice and grow.
I have done a little (by no means exhaustive) searching to see what I could find. I am disappointed to say that the options I was able to find were very sparse.
I am adding a page to hold what I have found so far, and I welcome additions to this list. I would like to make this a resource for finding guy focused yoga anywhere. I hope this is useful and something that grows over time.
For those in the New Jersey area, the options are:
Yoga for Dudes – a six week series at Devotion yoga starting Tuesday October 15 2013. This is run by a very good friend of mine, Jay Karlinski. This is an energetic, challenging guy’s version of yoga. You can find more information at the following sites.
For the schedule and to sign up
Surya Yoga in Hoboken is great hot studio that has lots of guys come to classes. A variety of teachers keep the classes varied, challenging and fun.
Pride Center Yoga in Princeton, NJ also has guy focused classes. I haven’t been there myself, but here is the link to the site
For those in the New York area:
Broga Yoga in Riverhead, NY. I have heard good things and they are focused solely on guys.
JoshInNYC – Runs classes specifically for guys in the heart of Chelsea.
I ask that if you can, support these endeavors. And if you have others, please post/send them to me and I will add them.