The Yoga Epicenter of Detroit is Right Around the El Moore

The El Moore, a sustainably rehabilitated and operated residential apartment building and urban lodge, is a beautiful oasis located in the heart of Midtown Detroit. Situated at 624 West Alexandrine at 2nd Avenue, the El Moore is close to freeways and the nearly completed M-1 Rail line on Woodward Avenue, but just as importantly, is perfectly situated for walking and biking to the many amenities nearby.

When you stay at the El Moore, either as a resident or as a guest, you will experience a perfect balance of serenity and community, but if you’re looking for some additional “Om” there are three excellent yoga studios within just a few blocks. Whatever your preferred style of yoga, all you need to do is grab your mat and head out to one of the beautiful nearby studios. All three studios have outdoor bike racks installed if you choose to ride to their locations.


Bikram Yoga Midtown Detroit

download The original “hot yoga,” Bikram Yoga Midtown Detroit is the only official Bikram studio in the City. Located in a beautifully restored industrial building at 55 West Canfield between Cass and Woodward, this locally owned and operated yoga studio offers traditional 90-minute Bikram Hot Yoga classes, as well as 60-minute Bikram classes, and 60-minute warm Yin Yoga classes seven days a week. Sarah Weckerle, the founder and owner of Bikram Yoga Midtown Detroit, is a long-time practitioner and teacher of Bikram Yoga, and like all of the teachers at her studio, was certified after graduating from an intensive nine-week Bikram Yoga teacher training program.

Be Nice Yoga Studio


Update 06/24/16: Monica Breen, the owner of “Be Nice Yoga,” recently announced that she will be closing her studio. She announced that the last day of classes will be July 24, 2016. 

One of the first yoga studios in Detroit, Be Nice Yoga is located on the corner of West Alexandrine and Woodward. Be Nice Yoga is considered a “boutique” yoga studio: independently owned and operated with smaller classes and varied yoga styles offered. You can practice Vinyasa, Yin, Abhyasa, Hatha, and Restorative yoga styles, as well as participate in meditation and various workshops, or sign up for yoga teacher training. Monica Breen, the founder and owner of Be Nice Yoga has built a strong yoga community of “friends and family” and instructors in Detroit over the past fifteen years.

Detroit Yoga Lab

dyl-small Detroit Yoga Lab, located at 69 West Forest between Woodward and Cass, is celebrating its fourth year in business. When you participate in this yoga community, you can take classes in several styles of yoga, including power vinyasa, candlelight yin, slow flow, fusion, and yoga bootcamp. Classes range in length from 60 to 75 minutes and are available seven days a week. Detroit Yoga Lab founder and owner Naomi Gold has designed her studio to be known for its sense of community, inclusiveness, connectivity, and determination for all new and continuing students.

All three of the wonderful yoga studios in Midtown offer a welcoming environment, a strong commitment to Detroit, and a passion for helping people maintain a healthy lifestyle through a regular and consistent yoga practice. All three studios offer “new student” specials, single class prices, and ongoing monthly or yearly packages.