What is ele’s Readers’ Favorite Boulder Yoga Studio? Vote.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Feb 10, 2010
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Voting is Closed (You can still Vote, forever, but it won’t Officially Count).

The Eastern New Year rings in on February 14th—what better day to declare your love for your favorite yoga studio?

  • Only studios with physical locations and ongoing offerings apply—classes at homes are wonderful, but don’t a “studio” make.
  • Leave a comment below re: what your favorite yoga studio does that’s green. We encourage comments and votes re: those studios that “green” their space, marketing, mats—let’s use this coming together of fans of various studios to create a give-and-take forum for eco-friendly ideas.
  • We not only condone but encourage you to wrangle your supporters, community, aunts, uncles, nephews, distant relatives you haven’t been in touch with for years—anyone with a laptop or PC—to vote once. Vote twice, we’ll kill you.
  • One final note: don’t worry about ‘winning,” too much—this is meant to be fun, a way to bring our diverse yoga studio communities together, and a way to let new, would-be students and longtime students alike find out easily what studios have the buzz and might be worth checking out.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


22 Responses to “What is ele’s Readers’ Favorite Boulder Yoga Studio? Vote.”

  1. AnneWorley says:

    The yoga studio at Movement Climbing + Fitness is ALL green! There is a beautiful bamboo floor with a cork underlay, all props are eco-friendly… even down to the mat cleaner. And our energy is all coming from the big beautiful sun!

  2. elle says:

    LOVE the om time… the sense of community there is so bright.

  3. emilyoga says:

    Movement has great peeps and classes, including the newest kind of yoga in Boulder – Aero Yoga uses specialized yoga slings made out of recycled parachutes:


  4. cindy says:

    You left out some good ones; RallySport and Yoga Pod, just to name a couple.

  5. Yogi Climber says:

    Love the Aero at Movement, super excited for the Partner yoga Workshop too!

  6. Yoga Pod's been on the list since the beginning, think you mighta missed it..?

    Adding Rally, with thanks!

    Missing any others?

  7. A dear friend and employee of one of the studios just messaged me, said "well this is fun, but I don't get the point." Since others may feel same way, here's my response (edited for privacy):

    "The meaning of it is it's a fun page to bring together all the various yoga studios on one page, share comments about how to green their studio, and see who our readers are loving right now—which can be helpful for beginners. Spread word, lighten up!"

  8. Rolando says:

    The new Colorado Athletic Club – Boulder on 30th St. has great teachers, a variety of yoga styles, a heated studio, plus access to a full service club.

  9. elle says:

    om time has eradicated the sale of bottled water and implemented a "Bring a cup, fill it up" program in its stead. The downstairs studio has a newly placed floor made of bamboo tiles. Bring in your old yoga mat and they'll donate it to a number of fantastic causes.

  10. Thanks for sharing! What else are other studios doing to "green" and better our world?

  11. Marnie says:

    Alaya is really amazing. They have done so much for my husband who has terminal brain cancer. I believe that Kaliji's personal attention, meditation and guidance has made a world of difference in my husband's survival. They know there stuff and have their pulse on compassion . . . plus their studio is just beautiful.

  12. alaya says:

    Alaya provides Complimentary Alternative Medicine (CAM) services through yoga classes, private therapy (Ayurvedic Assessments, Private Yoga and Massage Therapy) and events grounded in the traditions of Yoga and Ayurveda.

    Ayurveda is a system for living that combines yoga, meditation, massage, food, herbs and lifestyle routines to prevent or manage disorders. http://www.alayayogaspa.com

  13. Mahmoud says:

    Alaya yoga is devotionally committed to help the community by providing a clean and spacious environment to practice yoga, gain insights about Ayurvedic medicine, the traditional healing system of India, and practice meditation. A friendly yoga studio to nourish the mind, body, spirit.

  14. alaya says:

    Alaya provides Complimentary Alternative Medicine (CAM) services through yoga classes, private therapy (Ayurvedic Assessments, Private Yoga and Massage Therapy) and events grounded in the traditions of Yoga and Ayurveda.

    Ayurveda is a system for living that combines yoga, meditation, massage, food, herbs and lifestyle routines to prevent or manage disorders.

  15. It is pretty wonderful that there are all of the yoga studios to choose from in Boulder!! I hope that it spreads like wild fire. Here in Loveland it has been pretty hard getting people to enjoy yoga and actually realize that when they pay for classes, they are paying for more than an hour or so of yoga, but they are supporting their yoga studio, helping the owners provide teachers and great instruction, helping various charities as we all believe in Seva and yoga studio owners know how to pay it forward. It would be absolutely wonderful if some of the home grown Boulder studios could expand north to Loveland and Ft. Collins. The more studios the better! May all have Peace, happiness and loving kindness.

  16. Robbie says:

    The best way to start the day is at the 7am yoga class at Alaya followed by a quick breakfast at the South Side Walnut… mmmm…. dreamy….

  17. StickInTheMud6 says:

    It's funny that Shoshoni is neither a yoga "studio" nor is it in Boulder and they're currently winning!

  18. Great point! Though Corepower has twice the votes, if you count their studios together (We'll hafta figure that one out!)
    As for Shoshoni, amen. That said, you certainly can practice yoga there, and Eldorado is pretty much Boulder…we've listed a few Louisville etc studios at readers' suggestions, too. And they've been around forever, they're one of the originals, so godspeed to 'em!

  19. Barbara Davis says:

    Shoshoni is a great spot with a total life style. The food is fantastic, the hikes are refreshing, and the spa treatments are outstanding! I don't get there enough.

  20. Sour Grapes says:


    If Elephant Journal really thinks that Core Power needs any advantages over local owned studios it seems that its interests are in fact very green- and im not talking about sustainable environmental practices. Do you think that "hot classes" are powered by logs and matches. Hmmm……….

    As yes, Eldorado is pretty much Boulder, but Shoshoni is in Rollinsville – not even Boulder County. This doesn't seem fair to local studios. I thought part of green living was trying to support locally owned businesses.

    Maybe you guys should let someone impartial host the vote next time.

  21. Better Life says:

    Sour Grapes…this doesn't sound very Yogi of you.