Here's Portland's favorite form of exercise — and the best spots to sweat in style

Here's Portland's favorite form of exercise — and the best spots to sweat in style
Flex & Flow | Photo: Julie L./ Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on November 20, 2019.

What does Portland have in common with Austin, Charlotte, Oklahoma City and Milwaukee?

According to ClassPass' 2019 fitness trends, those cities share the most popular form of group exercise class: yoga.

Want to know where to go when it comes to Portland's most popular workout? To find the top yoga studios in the area, Hoodline analyzed data from Yelp, Facebook and ClassPass to identify which studios are the most popular. Read on for the results.

(Bonus: You can try them all out if you're a member of ClassPass, a monthly fitness membership that provides access to thousands of different studios, gyms and wellness offerings.)

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Firelight Yoga

1475 N. Killingsworth St., Overlook

Firelight Yoga | Photo: ClassPass

Open since 2015, Firelight Yoga is Portland's favorite yoga studio by the numbers, with 4.8 stars out of 16,869 reviews on ClassPass, 4.5 stars out of 110 reviews on Yelp and 1,225 fans on Facebook. It's the top yoga studio in the entire Portland metro area, according to ClassPass' rankings.

"Firelight Yoga PDX believes that inside each of us, is a flame of light," according to the business's ClassPass profile. "Our inner “firelight” manifests as the transformations we make and express in different forms, including emotions, thoughts and wisdom. Cultivating this fire gives us clarity, insight courage and joy."

Learn more about the selection of classes at Firelight Yoga on ClassPass here.

Yoga Pearl

925 N.W. Davis St., Pearl District

Yoga Pearl | Photo: ClassPass

Also among Portland's favorites is Yoga Pearl, with 4.8 stars out of 9,284 reviews on ClassPass, 4.5 stars out of 93 reviews on Yelp and 3,477 fans on Facebook.

"Yoga Pearl is dedicated to providing a space of education and exploration for our community," Yoga Pearl notes on its Yelp page. "Established in 2002 to meet a need in Portland's Pearl and downtown neighborhoods, Yoga Pearl's healing arts are centered around traditional and contemporary yoga practices. In addition to yoga classes in a variety of traditions and styles, the Yoga Pearl's wellness center offers bodywork, massage, acupuncture, and other healing modalities."

See what people are saying about the different classes at Yoga Pearl on ClassPass here.

Yoga on Yamhill

124 S.W. Yamhill St., Downtown

Yoga on Yamhill | Photo: ClassPass

With 4.4 stars out of 245 reviews on ClassPass, 4.5 stars out of 68 reviews on Yelp and 1,959 fans on Facebook, Yoga on Yamhill has garnered plenty of local fans.

"Yoga on Yamhill is dedicated to the practice and teaching of yoga," states the business's profile on ClassPass. "Their teachers are committed professionals with a wide range of backgrounds who share a common vision of making the ancient science of yoga accessible to all people. They foster a non-competitive, "stay in your own practice" approach, encouraging awareness of pranayama (breathing exercises) and meditation, in addition to the asanas (postures) to bring the practice of yoga to a deeper level."

Learn more about the classes at Yoga on Yamhill on ClassPass here.

Flex & Flow

1461 N. Skidmore St., Overlook

Flex & Flow | Photo: ClassPass

With 4.7 stars out of 309 reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of 41 reviews on Yelp and 836 fans on Facebook, Flex & Flow holds its own among the competition. It's been open since 2015.

"Flex & Flow is a community-centered yoga, bootcamp and fitness studio," explains the business's ClassPass profile. "The Flex & Flow community helps unleash your inner athlete through fun, upbeat and dynamic yoga and fitness classes. No matter where you are on your fitness journey, Flex & Flow classes will both challenge and support you."

See what people are saying about the classes at Flex & Flow on ClassPass here.

CorePower Yoga

2277 N.W. Quimby St., Northwest

CorePower Yoga | Photo: ClassPass

With 4.8 stars out of 5,108 reviews on ClassPass, four stars out of 60 reviews on Yelp and 178,144 fans on Facebook, CorePower Yoga is another popular local pick. Please note, though, that the Facebook fans are spread across the business's multiple locations. It's been open since 2002.

"Strengthen, balance and detox the body and mind with CorePower's unique styles of yoga, set to energizing music," according to the business's ClassPass profile. "No matter your age, strength or flexibility level, CorePower Yoga has a yoga class to meet you where you are! CorePower Yoga strives to increase awareness and widespread adoption of yoga by making yoga accessible to everyone, through a variety of yoga styles, for beginners and more advanced yoga students, and class times to meet any schedule."

See what people are saying about the offerings at CorePower Yoga on ClassPass here.

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