Modo Yoga West Village

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bySally Meehan, October 22, 2017

If you’re looking for a heated vinyasa studio, Modo Yoga West Village is about as good as it gets. You can enter for the first time as a beginner and build a beautiful practice that will leave you stronger, more grounded, and in a better head-space every time you walk out the door. The teachers are some of the best that the city has to offer, and there is enough variation in the classes that your practice can be whatever you want it to be here. Modo is a reliable, challenging, feel-great space where you can get your namaste on.



Modo flow is a vinyasa class that will get your heart rate up and your blood pumping. You will build flows from the ground up in the heat making them more complicated as you go along. This class is great to get a good workout in, but also is incredibly meditative by nature. A majority of the class is spent flowing and exploring standing postures, which makes the floor poses all the more juicy at the end. Great workout for body and soul.


Although the teaching staff roster at Modo Yoga is one of the best in the city, Lawrence is a standout in our eyes. With a bandana keeping his hair off his face and a textured voice (that once in a while reminded us of Shaggy from Scooby Doo), Lawrence really knows how to teach yoga. He makes simple flows incredibly connected and powerful, and often times challenges his students to try new things in a way that makes them attainable. He is fantastic at making basic flows enriching and enlightening, and is a master of creative and difficult flows as well. We learn something new every time we sweat with Lawrence.  


Like all good West Village spaces, the Modo Yoga studio has character and charm. There is a wall of plants in the lobby and half animal/half yogi paintings on many of the walls. The wood-floored rooms have great natural sunlight and are often lit by candles or fairy lights at night. For the most part, the heat control is great, although weʼve gone to a couple of classes (out of MANY) that have been a little too cool. There are lockers and showers with few frills, but itʼs never dirty. There is always hot tea available and awesome yogi merchandise (plus vegan cookbooks and beaded earrings). There’s a very particular smell when you walk in that we’ve grown to love over time.

Modo Yoga West Village

434 6th Ave #2, New York, NY 10011
West Village Yoga $$$

Modo Yoga West Village

West Village Yoga, $$$

434 6th Ave #2, New York, NY 10011

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