In case you hadn’t noticed, yoga is taking over the world. One of mankind’s oldest spiritual practices is also an excellent way to stay in shape, as regular practitioners develop and maintain muscle tone, flexibility, balance and coordination, and overall cardiovascular health. Along with the physical benefits, yoga is an excellent exercise in mindfulness and meditation. It also requires very little in terms of equipment and apparatus–all you need is a mat, a basic understanding of a few core poses, and you can practice just about anywhere. All of this makes yoga one of the best and most popular fitness options out there, and La Crosse is most definitely in on this trend, with multiple studios offering classes for everyone from complete novices to hardcore yogis.


The La Crosse Area Family YMCA integrates the four core values of Caring, Respect, Honesty, and Responsibility into each and every program they offer. The YMCA has something for all ages and abilities. They build strong kids, strong families, strong communities, Childcare, youth sports, health & wellness, teen programs and more. The Y’s extensive programming includes multiple yoga offerings at both the La Crosse and Onalaska branches, including classes in hatha yoga, vinyasa flow, classes for beginners, and flexible strength classes incorporating weights and elastic bands. Check out their calendar for class times.

Elmaro Vineyard

This beautiful Trempeleau winery offers some of the finest wines produced in the region, not to mention regular live music, appetizers, and locally-produced goods and merchandise. Oh, and yoga! On select Thursdays, Elmaro offers Fit for 50+ Yoga from 5-6pm, and Sunset Yoga beginning at 6:30pm. Or if you prefer your yoga in the morning, Yoga & Brunch is offered on select Saturdays, beginning at 9am. Check their calendar for upcoming offerings.

Root Down Yoga Studio

La Crosse’s first hot yoga studio has a variety of classes and excellent, knowledgeable instructors, ensuring a fresh experience every time you walk through the doors. Root Down places great emphasis on maintaining proper breathing as you move from pose to pose, helping you focus on the present moment, quiet your mind, and enjoy a much-needed respite from the busy outside world. Multiple membership options and multi-class packages available. First class is free!

Studio 16

Studio 16 brings the La Crosse area an innovative fitness collaboration that provides small group and personal training, yoga, nutrition, and bodywork services. Their instructors and fitness experts are dedicated to helping you reach your individual fitness and health goals. Studio 16’s yoga offerings include classes in alignment flow, yoga barre, chakra yoga, yoga/pilates fusion, and more. Book your appointment at Studio 16 today!

Tammy Z’s Yoga Studio

With 17 years of experience teaching and sharing yoga with others, Tammy Z is one of the La Crosse area’s most established yoga instructors. Her classes include offerings for beginners, prenatal classes for pregnant women, and power yoga for intermediate and advanced students. Sign up for a class with Tammy now!

The Yoga Place

The Yoga Place has offered Iyengar Yoga in La Crosse since 1988. Iyengar Yoga makes use of many props such as belts, blankets, blocks, and other bolsters, including the unique rope wall found at The Yoga Place. Chris Saudek, the director and senior instructor, started teaching Iyengar Yoga in the extension program at UW-La Crosse in 1981 after studying Iyengar yoga for 3 years and attending classes in Pune, India, at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute for 2 months in 1980. Since opening in a small studio on Pearl Street in 1988, The Yoga Place has continued to expand, moving to their current studio on Main Street in 1998. Chris’ guidance and expertise have been sought after by Iyengar Yoga studios all over the country, as she has helped several studios design and install rope walls similar to hers. Register for classes online at