As Austinites, we’re lucky to have an abundance of choices. Tacos, swimming holes, and yoga studios are plentiful. But, some are homegrown and others are not exactly from ATX. That’s why we’re always excited when we see a local business doing it big. Case in point… Black Swan Yoga’s newest Anderson Lane location.
In case you’ve never been, Black Swan Yoga is one of the only spots in town offering donation-based yoga. So you go and pay whatever you can afford. Their philosophy is that members of the community inherently want to support one another, and that philosophy works. If you drop into a class, you’ll see everyone from young hippie types to moms, and suit and tie guys all donating a variety of amounts, but enjoying the same great yoga.
While it may seem counterintuitive, this philosophy has not only made them approachable, but also incredibly successful, leading to a brand new spot in North Austin.
About the studio:
This beautifully renovated space is like the other Black Swan studios, except bigger and better! The 2000 SQFT practice space is adorned with artwork, lighting and good vibes that will get you out of your head and into your body. They pride themselves on having great playlists and even better teachers who lead flow classes suitable for all levels.
For Black Swan, community-conscious goes hand in hand with being environmentally friendly. The new space is fully equipped with infrared heat. This type of heating is not only more economical, it is also healthier. Instead of breathing in dry air like with traditional heaters, infrared heats bodies rather than the air. Science, man.
When to go
Check out their full schedule for Anderson Lane or any Austin location here. I’d highly recommend a morning class at Anderson. Snap a photo in front of the elephant wall and check out that crazy backlit ceiling.