The practice of calming your body and mind through breath and relaxing postures creates an experience of peace and comfort. This is the same psychological state addicts are often searching for with substance use, which makes yoga a key element of mindfulness therapy in a recovery program. It also teaches people how to live with uncomfortable moments and be the source of their own center and happiness. A study by Harvard Health also shows yoga can help a person respond to stress more flexibly, both to remain calm and alert.
Our patients enjoy the many benefits of yoga as a part of their weekly program of activities, and it often becomes a habit that is carried with them after leaving our care. Being a Utah rehab facility, we wanted to highlight a few yoga studios throughout the state where you can continue your practice with classic and unique styles of yoga.
10 great yoga studios in Utah
1. Tadasana Yoga Studio in Park City
Tadasana Yoga Studio specializes in heated vinyasa yoga of all kinds. They have classes made for beginners, those looking for an extra burn in sculpt, and a few with a fun twist like the slow flow which lets you get deep into stretching poses.
2. Be Hot Yoga in St. George
Be Hot Yoga offers vinyasa, meditation, and yes, hot yoga classes. They also offer a suite of other fitness classes like bootcamp and barre everyday.
3. Centered City Yoga in St. George and Salt Lake City
Centered City Yoga has a variety of yoga classes including Ashtanga, also known as yoga therapy, and Anusura, which builds wellbeing through attitude, alignment and action, among many more.
4. Mountain Sandy Yoga in Sandy
Mountain Sandy Yoga has the best hot yoga classes for every purpose. The fusion and flow classes are great for exercise and the restore is best for relaxation. This yoga studio is also kid friendly!
5. In Balance Wellness in Orem
In Balance Wellness has the classic vinyasa slow and breath-paced classes combined with some unique offerings including AlReal, Ashtanga, and AcroYoga with playful acrobatics.
6. Yoga Sunne in Cottonwood Heights and Sugarhouse Alley
With classes like Kundalini, Heart, Flow-Zen, Restorative, Ashtanga, and more, Yoga Sunne has everything an aspiring yogi master could need. And with two locations in Utah, this yoga studio is on a mission to create a sanctuary for transformation.
7. Lifted Life Yoga in Alpine
Lifted Life Yoga has classes meant to be soothing and gentle as well as classes that are intended to energize and invigorate your body with power and heat.
8. Higher Ground Hot Yoga in Layton and Ogden
Higher Ground Hot Yoga offers a range of therapeutic yoga classes for all skill levels. Some of those include Ashtanga, beginners hot yoga, and Yin.
9. Sun Rock Yoga in St. George
Sun Rock Yoga offers foundational and power flow classes as well as an interesting chair yoga technique that involves sitting or standing next to the chair for support. The extra security allows yogis to confidently stretch deeper into each pose.
10. Ascend Yoga Studio in Draper
Ascend Yoga Studio takes yoga to the hillside with its weekly mountain yoga class where practice takes place outdoors. It also holds vinyasa and restorative classes in studio.
Utah is lucky to have so many great places to practice yoga and varieties of classes to choose from. Whatever form of yoga you prefer, the emotional and physical benefits of a routine practice will make a world of difference in your recovery program and will help you maintain peace, health and happiness everyday.
If you’re looking for a recovery program that incorporates yoga into its therapeutic models, call us today to learn about our mindfulness therapy program.