Let go of the stressors of every day life before starting your day. Whether you're trying to figure out work-life balance, need to shape up your practice or just nail tree pose, there are plenty of studios to enjoy a very early morning yoga sweat sesh.
MBS Fitness • Though MBS Fitness (multiple locations, mbsfitness.net) features a plethora of other classes — everything from barre to pilates — morning yogis will want to spend the wee hours with instructor Katie Goodman (often at the King William Studio) for Sunrise Power Flow, an all-levels practice that gives participants a natural burst of morning energy while overlooking a tranquil city landscape. Rates start at $15 for drop-ins, $65 for a five-pack and $125 for a 10-pack.
Synergy Studio • If you're hoping to jazz up your practice, Synergy Studio (300 E. Grayson St., 210-824-4225) offers 6:45 a.m. Nia, a barefoot technique that combines modern and jazz dance, aerobics, martial arts, yoga and body integration therapy. Rates start at $15 for drop-ins, $50 for a four-class card, $88 for an eight-class card and $180 for a 20-class card.
Southtown Yoga Loft • Blending meditation and breathing exercises with yoga poses to awaken your soul, the Root to Rise and Shine classes at Southtown Yoga Loft (724 S. Alamo St., #2, 210-838-0643) are led by Stacie Orsagh from 6 a.m. to 7:15 Tuesdays and Thursdays. Classes are held in this dimly lit, exposed brick studio that serves as a refuge from bustling Alamo Street and rates vary from $70 for a five-class pass to $250 for a 20-class pass or $17 for drop-ins.
The Union • Yogis who want to turn up the heat during their power flow before heading into work will want to check out Alamo Heights and Huebner Oaks studios of The Union (multiple locations, theunionsa.com). Hot Yoga 90-minute classes at Alamo Heights are offered Monday through Friday at 6 a.m. with a 60-minute version available Monday through Friday at Huebner Oaks. Rates start at $20 for drop-ins, $139 for a 10-class card and $159 for a one-month unlimited membership.
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