Houston >Fitness > The Yoga Institute
2150 Portsmouth St, Houston, TX | Directions 7709829.733406 -95.410772
Visit our website at www.yogainstitute.com for the current class schedule.
Neighborhoods: Greenway/ Upper Kirby, Central
Lovely Yoga Studio – I started going to the Yoga Institute (Houston location) about a year ago and rotate between this and two other Houston studios (The Hope Center and Joy Yoga) depending on my schedule and mood.
The Anusara yoga practiced here provides a nice balance of mind, body, and spirit. The space is beautiful and clean, and they have tons of yoga props that you can use during your practice. The teachers vary greatly in personality and teaching style - so try a few different classes to figure out which teaching styles and classes you prefer. Of the ones I've tried, I find I get the most out of the classes taught by Raye Lynn, Greg Smythe, and Janie Bowes.
-Portsmouth Street actually turns into a parking lot on that block. The studio is on the north side of the parking lot.
-You can bring your own mat, or just show up...they have everything there.
-The studio no longer has level requirements. When I started there, I was an intermediate yoga student and tried several different classes until I found the ones that worked best for me.
-At the beginning of each session (i.e., semester), they offer a free class week. They also handed free class cards for us to refer friends, so you could probably call and see if they'll let you try your 1st class for free.
The only con I can think of - it'd be helpful if they posted the detailed class calendar online so we could see which teachers and special events are are scheduled. Otherwise, this place is pretty much perfect. Go check it out!
Want Yoga? Go here. – I started going to the Yoga Institute about a year and a half ago for regular classes. The teachers there were so sensitive to my back injury at the time. Now, physically, emotionally and on every level, I'm doing so much better. The yoga that I practiced and learned at the Yoga Institute has a lot to do with that!
If you are new to yoga, this is a great place. If you have been practicing for a long time and would like a clean, beautiful new yoga home, this is a great place. If you are recovering from any kind of injury or wish to improve your overall posture and sense of vitality, this is a great place.
Absolutely the best! – Best Yoga Studio in the entire Houston area and one of the oldest. Classes are taught with a compassionate desire to truly help people. Raye Lynn, the owner is the best teacher!
Its a very special place and we are so fortunate to have a studio like this here in Houston. If you are looking to find a class, this is the one to go to.
Citysearch Editorial Review – The second outpost of this Clear Lake yoga studio offers classes in several styles and lineages of yoga.
peaceful setting – The teachers here are hitt and miss, and the class schedule is not very good. It is hard to pay at the right time. Yoga teachers seem knowledgable, though some talk too much.
I would go to this studio if it offered more classes.
Much has happened in the last two years at The Yoga Institute. Our teachers are top notch ... the best of the best. We now offer drop in rates, monthly unlimited and 5 and 10 class packages. We also offer classes 7 days a week. Come back and check us out! FREE CLASSES THIS SATURDAY, JANUARY 23, 2010!!! Check out our events page for schedules and details @ www.yogainstitute.com.
Enlightening Houstonians through yoga and meditation classes since 1974. – In Short
The serenely simple space of the Yoga Institute and Bookshop offers an uncluttered and comprehensive selection of books and tapes on yoga, meditation and all things spiritual. Yoga mats and some paraphernalia are also available, but only what's absolutely necessary. The Institute offers a variety of classes taught in the anusara yoga style, which is described as "flowing with grace and following your heart."
Need More Variety for Class Times – The Yoga Institute is a great place to practice Anusara yoga, however they are very limited in tehir class times. They offer no Friday, Saturday afternoon, or any Sunday classes. They only offer an advanced class twice a week. The yoga instructors are a hit and miss. The owner is the best teacher but the others talk to much and do not necessarily give the greatest classes. The prices have considerably increased since the renovation and there has not been any class schedule expansion. Despite all this it is a very warm and friendly environment to grow your practice.
Much has changed over the years ... We offer classes 7 days a week ranging from beginner, gentle or therapeutic classes to high energy, mixed and advanced level, Anusara?, Jivamukti infused and Vinyasa Flow classes. We also offer a variety of workshops trainigs and events. Our instructors come from a variety of lineages and styles of yoga, each providing their own unique insights from thir extensive practice, training and study. Come and check us out!
Highly recommended! – Being a yoga beginner I have found the instructors here to be very encouraging and patient, they are kind and loving and obviously enthusiastic about their yoga practice. I wish the Yoga Institute had more variety in the times the classes are offered. I understand they are going through a complete renovation and enlargement of the space so maybe more classes will be offered in the future.
Thanks so much for your review! If you haven't been back, come and check out our beautiful space! 3875 square feet! Hardwood floors, a peaceful sanctuary. We also offer classes 7 days a week at popular times of the day, evenings and weekends. Great instructors and as always loving, kind and enthusiastic, knowlegable and experienced - the best of the best are here!
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