10 WNY Yoga Studios That Offer Super Unique Classes

Fitness, Health & Wellness, Lifestyle


Written by Courtney Kelly

Published on February 28, 2023
Photo courtesy of Raw Renewal Yoga

We know how easy it is to sprint home after a long day of work or classes, throw on some sweatpants, and eat all the carbs. Which is why we’re always in search of unique, fun workout experiences. One type that is suitable for almost anyone: yoga. Western New York offers a wide variety of yoga classes – from basics to aerial, there’s likely a studio near you that can accommodate your age and level.

We came up with the ultimate guide to yoga studios that offer unique classes that will probably, maybe ~totally~ make it worth leaving your house. So grab your workout buddy and try one of the many yoga studios WNY has to offer.

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1. Yoga Parkside

2 Wallace Ave, Buffalo / Website

Yoga Parkside offers a variety of classes including outdoor and indoor classes, virtual classes, and workshops. For a unique experience in the surroundings of some of WNY’s best architecture, Yoga Parkside hosts events at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House and Graycliff Estate. The Martin House events take place in the gorgeous gardens of the property while the Graycliff classes will have you touring the 2 floors of the house.

Power Yoga Buffalo
Photo courtesy of Power Yoga Buffalo

2. Power Yoga Buffalo

  • 758 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo
  • 4575 Main St, Snyder


With multiple locations around WNY, Power Yoga Buffalo challenges you to push yourself to be the best that you can be. You are always welcome, regardless of your skill level. PYB offers an assortment of heated, and non-heated classes for beginners and those who are more advanced.

They also offer a few specialty classes that are worth checking out! One of our favorite classes that PYB offers is Pay What You Can: PYB60. This is a pay-what-you-can class designed to be accessible regardless of income or financial position. This class option is open to everyone of all skill levels!

PYB also offers the perfect class for those of you who really want to let loose and have fun with your workout. PYBeats is a traditional PYB 60 flow, but with a twist! Each class is set to hip hop beats, but pre-warning, the lyrics may get a little explicit.


Photo courtesy of Evolution Yoga

3. Evolation Yoga Buffalo

476 Rhode Island St, Buffalo/ Website

Fun fact about Evolation Yoga Buffalo: They were the first studio to bring Bikram’s yoga method to WNY according to their website. This historic studio is centrally located in Buffalo’s West Side. Evolation Yoga Buffalo offers a wide variety of hot yoga classes that range from different temperatures and durations. Although this studio takes pride in their Bikram sessions, they also offer class options for those who prefer room temperature yoga, including a Still 30 meditation class that immediately follows each Warm 60 class. Don’t worry, drop-ins are always welcome for those who just want to come and meditate.

Love in Motion Yoga
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4. Raw Renewal Yoga

17 Court St, Buffalo / Website

Raw Renewal prides themselves on creating a warm and welcoming environment for anyone that walks through their door. They focus on healing the mind, body, and soul through consistent practice, focus, and love for yourself.

Raw Renewal offers classes that are open to all levels such as Flow, but they also offer an assortment of unique classes that focus on muscle toning and weight training. HotCore is a 30-minute class, broken into pre-sequenced sets to maximize muscle toning, look and, functionality. The class is done in socks to facilitate fluid “drag” or friction creating resistance. This class will totally take you outside of your yoga comfort zone!

The studio also offers Fit Flow classes for those that want to spice up their yoga routine. Fit Flow uses free weights to challenge you in each yoga pose and adds in calisthenic training to intensify your practice. Plus the class types that set this studio apart are their Buti and Buti Flow offerings – a “calorie scorching workout that fuses power yoga with cardio intensive, body sculpting, primal movement”.


One Yoga
Photo courtesy of One Yoga

5. One Yoga

Multiple Locations / Website

For our adventure enthusiasts, we have the perfect place for you! One Yoga is rooted in nature, outside the confines of one studio. This is serious business; we’re talking about traveling yoga. This yoga experience offers scenic adventures, group classes, and private instruction throughout WNY. Visit their website to find out where the next class is happening.

6. The Practice

  • 123 Grey St East Aurora, NY 14052
  • 22 Main St Hamburg, NY 14075


At The Practice they live by the motto of “live your life to the fullest” and are here to help you do just that. The instructors are welcoming to every person and ability that walks through their doors.

One notably unique class they offer is Practice Strong. Practice Strong is a yoga class designed for students with different abilities. It is open to the public and all are welcome. This class has been adapted in many ways to accommodate the different needs of their students.


7. Heart Fire Yoga

442 Connecticut St, Buffalo / Website

The goal of Heart Fire Yoga is to prioritize the needs of people of color, LGBTQ+, women, and those affected by trauma and addiction. This welcoming studio makes sure to keep all body types in mind when designing their classes!

Besides the heated and unheated classes they offer, Heart Fire Yoga offers monthly workshops and events, guest speakers, and is a space for community gatherings.

8. I Am Yoga Buffalo

5459 Main Street 2nd Floor, Williamsville / Website

I Am Yoga Buffalo, located in Williamsville is bringing the heat with hot yoga. Each room is heated to levels reaching as high as 108 degrees. Hot yoga is proven to improve flexibility while at the same time, lowering stress and enhancing one’s overall health.

Sounds interesting but maybe you’ve never tried it? No worries, they offer classes for all different skill levels. Their options consist of hot 26/2, forrest and vinyasa classes. 26/2 is a challenging 90 minute practice that improves physical strength, flexibility and balance while enhancing mental clarity and focus. It consists of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises performed in a heated room. Forrest Yoga is renowned as an intensely physical and internally focused practice that emphasizes how to carry a transformative experience off the mat and into daily life. Vinyasa Flow yoga is powerful, energetic and playful. Each class has a strong emphasis on breath and allows beginners, intermediate and advanced students to be challenged at the same time. Just remember that with these classes being as hot as they are, hydration before and after a session is crucial.

Photo courtesy of Yoga by OWM

9. Yoga by OWM

235 S Elmwood Ave, Ste 120, Buffalo / Website

Yoga by OWM is like no other studio in WNY and that’s because their yoga is based off of suspension. The Great Yoga Wall is a system designed with adjustable straps to support different parts of the body, taking strain and pressure off unstable and/or overused joints. This type of yoga is great for beginners as well as experienced students.

Be OK Studio / Photo x Brett Llenos Smith for Step Out Buffalo

10. Be OK Studio

265 Portage Road, Lewiston, NY 14092 / Website

Be OK Studio focuses on buti yoga which may seem pretty common but trust us when we say this is not your average class. Be OK believes in the work hard, play hard mentality which means their classes run the same way. Join in on one of their black light glow classes or one of their beer yoga classes!

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This post was originally published in February 2019 and has been updated.

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Written by <a href="" target="_self">Courtney Kelly</a>

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