Best Mind/Body Workout

Lyons Den Power Yoga pushes participants mentally and physically
By Anne Kristoff

The classes, gyms and personal trainers to keep you Manhattan fit

Lyons Den Power Yoga
279 Church St.
It's all about power and empowerment at the Lyons Den. Opened by husband and wife duo Bethany Lyons and John Murray, Lyons Den the only place in NYC that offers Baptiste Yoga, a practice founded by Walt Baptiste and further developed by his son, Baron, who worked as part of the coaching staff of the Philadelphia Eagles for five years. The room will be very warm, though not technically “hot,” and you will be pushed mentally (Baptiste demands self-inquiry) and physically (Lyons is also a Master Instructor at SoulCycle). With the flagship Tribeca location at peak popularity, Lyons expanded to Chelsea earlier this year.

Y7 Studio
1459 Third Ave.
Yoga combined with hip-hop? Yes, please! Y7 Studio was founded by husband and wife team Sarah and Mason Levey and bills its offering as “sweat dripping, beat bumping, candlelit yoga.” Mirrors have been removed, allowing you to reflect more deeply on your practice. Celeb sightings include rapper 50 Cent and director/DJ/influencer Vashtie Kola.

Naam Yoga
171 West 72nd St.
Naam is a non-profit center with a focus on self-healing and restoration. The studio offers a variety of classes that work to get your body aligned and your energy and spirit back in tune. This is not your typical studio. Postures may be combined with moving or sound meditation, aromatherapy, and breath work. The candlelit classes are particularly popular. Naam also offers workshops, energy healing, and wellness consultations.