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  • Writer's pictureAmy Leggett

The Best Place to Find Your Zen in Saratoga Springs...Yoga Mandali


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Ganesh calling before yoga class.

Tucked away off the hustle and bustle of Broadway in downtown Saratoga Springs, is a peaceful haven of tranquility called Yoga Mandali. Yoga Mandali is a yoga studio providing a wide range of classes, teacher trainings, workshops, kirtans and other special events. It has been voted Best Yoga Studio by The Saratogian, Saratoga Today and Capital Region Living. I can personally say it was instrumental in my healing following my divorce. Yoga Mandali provided me a community, a way to heal my mind and my body and a peaceful retreat to just BREATHE.


But you don't need to live in Saratoga Springs to enjoy a class at Yoga Mandali. Drop ins are always welcome! If you want to continue your yoga practice while you are away, or if you just need to decompress after an exciting day at the track, Yoga Mandali is here for you.

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Peaceful space at Yoga Mandali to practice yoga.

The Studio Space:

Yoga Mandali is located right on Broadway right smack in the middle of downtown Saratoga Springs. The studio is on the second floor of the Saratoga Marketplace. A sign outside of the door directs you up a set of stairs that take you to a beautiful space above all the activity happening on Broadway below.

There are two different rooms where classes occur and a store for all of your yoga and meditation needs. The main yoga room, pictured above, has beautiful arched windows, an abundance of plants and candles and plenty of room to provide the perfect space to find your zen. During the summer, they also offer rooftop classes which is a nice option and is really enjoyable.

Yoga Classes, Workshops and Special Events:

Yoga Mandali offers a variety of classes and can accommodate all yogis from beginners to more advanced. They also offer classes in different types of yoga so you can expand your practice by incorporating Vinyasa, Kripalu, Yin and Restorative classes. Yoga Mandali provides Pre-Natal and Post-Natal classes for new mothers. Yoga Mandali's website provides a great description of the various types of yoga, recommendations of specific classes based on ability level from beginner to advanced, and a weekly schedule of classes. Check out that information here. I love to incorporate Yin and Restorative Yoga with the traditional Vinyasa practice. Doing these classes on a regular basis has noticeably improved my flexibility and has reduced some of those aches and pains that tend to increase with each birthday.


In addition to weekly yoga classes, Yoga Mandali offers a wide variety of special events and workshops. These events are open to the public and are a great addition to a regular yoga practice. Upcoming special events include a Full Spectrum Healing Chakra Series, Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga, Womens's Circle: A Journey to Self Healing and Unwinding Your Fascinating Fascia. There are many other upcoming events in a wide-range of topics. A description of all upcoming events and to register, click here.


As mentioned above, Yoga Mandali also offers teacher training for those interested in becoming a yoga teacher. They are constantly offering different certification courses for current or future yoga teachers to complete their training. Information on those trainings can be found on their website.


Pricing:

Price for a drop in class is $20 ($15 with student ID). Local Saratoga residents get their first class FREE! There are a variety of other pricing plans including 5 and 10 class packages and monthly unlimited passes. They also offer unlimited class yearly memberships which include additional perks like monthly guest passes, discounts on store merchandise and discounts on special events and workshops. If you are visiting from out of town, they also offer an unlimited weekly pass. Check out all the different pricing packages here.


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Meditative candles for peaceful yoga practice.

Yoga Mandali is one of my favorite things about living in Saratoga Springs. If you live nearby, I encourage you to check it out. Your body and mind will thank you! If you are just visiting, be sure to include a class (or two or three) in your itinerary. Again, your body and mind will thank you! I personally recommend a Yin or Restorative class for a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. Namaste.

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