As in much of the rest of the country, the Philadelphia yoga scene traces its roots to the late-1960s fascination with all things Indian, led by the Beatles and other countercultural influencers. Nearly half a century later, the ancient practice is popular with aspiring yogis from all walks of life, as generations have found it helpful in improving both physical and mental fitness. The city’s numerous yoga options include everything from strength-focused sessions at Philly Power Yoga (which also offers Pilates
classes) to a cozy, mom-and-pop vibe at Dhyana Yoga. For practitioners of any skill level it’s easy to find a class and get stretching.