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Style of Yoga: Beginner’s, Flow, Heated, Yin, Restorative, Chair, Children’s
All That Matters has been serving the community since 1995. The instructors teach more than 130 weekly yoga classes—as well as workshops and professional trainings—at locations in Providence, East Greenwich and South Kingstown. The South Kingstown studio features a retail store and health center that provides acupuncture, chiropractic, massage therapy and reflexology. All That Matters makes it easy to embrace a healthy lifestyle by offering a variety of membership packages and $30 for three weeks of unlimited yoga for new students. The studio has been listed in Rhode Island’s Best many times.
215 Main St., South Kingstown
401-782-2126 ext 2
Style of Yoga: Hatha and Kriya
The instructors at Ananda Meditation & Yoga Center inspire joy, love and peace through spiritually-oriented hatha yoga, kirtan, kriya yoga, meditation and more. The studio is based in the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda and was founded by Swami Kriyananda, a direct disciple of Yogananda. The center is located on a beautiful country road that provides ample opportunity to commune with nature. Weekly Sunday service includes meditation, music, chanting, readings, inspirational talk and an uplifting Festival of Light ceremony followed by potluck lunch.
40 Collins Rd., Hopkinton
Jane Viscolosi has been practicing and studying the teachings of yoga since 1996. She has taught thousands of classes to Rhode Island students since 2002 and has co-facilitated yoga teacher trainings in the area prior to opening her own studio. In 2015, she introduced Believe You Can, a Yoga Alliance RYS-200 registered school. Viscolosi is a RYT-500-hour certified Baptiste power vinyasa yoga teacher. As Baron Baptiste is her primary teacher, she has also completed yoga teacher training with Beryl Bender-Birch and Ana Forrest.
Style of Yoga: Classical, Restorative, Gentle, Yin
Grace School of Yoga was founded in 2009 by Judy McClain (e-RYT, RYT 500), a devotional yogi and Grace ashram resident. The school is a space for supporting growth in body and spirit through the practice of classical yoga and meditation. McClain’s teachings are inspired by her guru, Sri Dharma Mittra. She is a recipient of Best Yoga Instructor in Newport County by readers of Newport Life Magazine, and the studio is a winner of the Best of Rhode Island Monthly award. Yoga classes are available for all experience levels.
35 Weaver Rd., North Kingstown
Style of Yoga: Mysore-style Ashtanga and Jivamukti
Jala Studio is a unique and uplifting space that integrates yoga and art. The riverfront studio specializes in Mysore-style Ashtanga and Jivamukti yoga, the only studio to do so in the Providence area. Vinyasa flow, gentle yoga, workshops and private classes are also available. Teachers are experienced and caring, most with more than a decade of teaching experience. Jala features a gallery with rotating artwork expressing yoga, or the idea of union, to link asana and creativity.
285 S. Main St., Providence
Style of Yoga: Prana Flow and Energetic Vinyasa
Laughing Elephant Yoga encourages all students to be themselves both on and off the mat. The space inspires a sense of community where practitioners and instructors alike believe in each other and laugh often. The classes are a mix of the prana flow and energetic vinyasa style developed by Shiva Rea. Laughing Elephant Yoga offers teacher training programs and several exciting workshops. The studio is also the recipient of the Best of Rhode Island award for its popular outdoor yoga sessions.
4372 Post Rd., East Greenwich
Style of Yoga: Yoga Stretch, Forrest, Power, Beginner, Anti-Gravity
Raffa Yoga Active Relaxation Center has been serving yogis throughout the community since 2000. The industry-leading, green-built, energy-efficient facility features three yoga studios, 21 massage and therapeutic treatment rooms, six health therapy relaxation rooms, a raw juice bar and a wellness boutique. The studio is also in the process of installing a new cedar Finlandian sauna. Monthly memberships are available for both yoga and therapeutic massage. The certified yoga instructors each have a unique teaching style and can accommodate all experience levels.
19 Sharpe Dr., Cranston
Style of Yoga: Baptiste and Non-Heated Vinyasa
Rhode Island Yoga Center, located at the University of Rhode Island, in Kingston, is a year-round yoga studio that specializes in hot yoga. More than 20 yoga classes are on the schedule weekly and feature a variety of styles including Baptiste, Buti and non-heated vinyasa. A friendly staff offers a range of specialized workshops, meditation sessions and complimentary child care. All who are interested in getting a deep workout while having fun, including beginner yogis, are welcome to strengthen both body and mind.
99 Fortin Rd., Kingston
Styles of Yoga: Svaroopa Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga
Natalie Schiffer, CSYT, RYT-500, E-RYT-200, currently offers classes and private yoga therapy in Svaroopa yoga at multiple locations in Rhode Island. Schiffer has more than 700 hours of teacher and yoga therapy training in the advanced levels of Svaroopa yoga and continues to study with the Svaroopa Vidya Ashram in Pennsylvania. Svaroopa uses specially aligned poses and supportive propping for core and spinal opening to soften the body and cultivate peace of mind. The classes are accessible to beginners and can deepen the practice of experienced yogis.