133 Pearl St, Boston, MA617.901.4480 | website
- Neighborhood: Financial District
- Hours: Mon-Fri 6 am-8 pm, Sat 8:30 am-noon
Tucked on a side street in the financial district is a quaint little yoga studio called OM WARRIOR. This zen loft offers multiple Vinyasa sessions throughout the day for only a $15 drop-in fee ($12 for students!), with mats to rent if you need one. Marc McDonald runs the studio and guides most sessions — he's attentive to your posture and helps you achieve full stretches without any pressure to leave a comfort zone. The Vinyasa (sequence linking breath with posture) can be strenuous, but only if you want it to be. Marc gently guides your body into positions, and his series range from simple sun salutations to hand stands. He's got enough blocks for everyone to take modifications if they need it, and the room is hot enough you'll be dripping in no time (though it isn't technically 'hot yoga'). Stop by for an evening class and you'll realize during final stretches, as you lie down in savasana, that Marc's dimmed the lights, lit candles, and any and all street noise feels miles away.