Best Yoga Instructor in Boston


Rebecca Pacheco

Rebecca Pacheco, a South End resident whose first book, Do Your Om Thing, was recently published by HarperCollins, teaches her brand of traditional yoga mixed with modern philosophy at Equinox…Read More

2013 Best Yoga Instructor

Mark Finneran, Baptiste Power Yoga Institute


Mark Finneran can’t twist himself into a pretzel, and that’s precisely why his classes are perfect for us mere mortals. He’s mastered the everyman style of instructing hot yoga: encouraging,…Read More

2012 Best Yoga Instructor

Back Bay Yoga, Sweat & Soul Yoga, and Equinox

That Lululemon chose this California-cool yogi to lead hundreds of people in al fresco downward dogs in Copley Square to fete its new Newbury store didn’t surprise her devotees: Kaufenberg’s…Read More

2011 Best Yoga Instructor

David Vendetti, South Boston Yoga

South Boston

If you had told us a few years ago that one day we’d be scrambling to get to a yoga studio in Southie, we’d have thought you were nuts. Yet…Read More

2010 Best Yoga Instructor

Ame Wren

A self-described “yoga mutt,” Ame Wren borrows liberally from various yoga traditions, and even incorporates music and dance—the result being a more intense, less snoozy workout. Be prepared to sweat…Read More

2007 Best Yoga Instructor

Amy Leydon, Exhale and The Sports Club/LA


A former Emmy-winning television producer, Leydon spices up traditional (but challenging) vinyasa-flow yoga with inspiring music and unexpected sequences to show aspiring yogis how to find their own path to…Read More

2006 Best Yoga Instructor

David Magone

It’s annoying when a toned yogi informs you, as you struggle with a simple pose, that soon you’ll be balancing on your chin. But under David Magone, that’s not only…Read More

2004 Best Yoga Instructor

Noel Schroeder


Yoga has gone from niche to the norm. Instructors teach the masses in mat-filled locations everywhere in the city—the gym, the spa, the private studio. All of which makes truly…Read More

2003 Best Yoga Instructor

Glen Cunningham, Baptiste Power Yoga Institute


In characteristic Baptiste Power Yoga fashion, the temperature during Glen Cunningham’s methodical Vinyasa-style classes is set to a steamy 90 degrees (though the room feels much hotter). But the unique…Read More

2002 Best Yoga Instructor

Rolf Gates, Baptiste Power Yoga


For yoga fiends, Baptiste’s intense, heat-infused Vinyasa style has become a secular church in its own right. So it’s only fitting that a descendant of six generations of ministers should…Read More

1999 Best Yoga Instructor

Ronnie Brissete, The Yoga Studio


Teaching in a beautiful home studio, this yoga expert has a loyal following—and an unbounded passion for her discipline. Individual and group classes are taught with precision, kindness, and humor….Read More

1995 Best Yoga Instructor

Barbara Benagh Yoga Studio


The Yoga Studio’s Barbara Benagh gets high marks for her gentle but firm approach to Hatha yoga. With more than 20 years under her belt, Benagh has built up a…Read More

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