Welcome to UB Yoga.

At Urban Breath Yoga, we love new yoga students.  In fact, we have an ongoing introductory special for people new to UB Yoga: 30 Days of Yoga for $30. It's available for purchase only at the studio (not online) and gives you an unlimited 30-day pass to the classes on our regular schedule here.  

Be sure to ask for the 30/30 special on your first visit and remember there's no need to pre-register for regular classes.  Just arrive 10 min before class start time to take care of you purchase and get settled in.   

In addition to our made-for-beginners drop-in class called Yoga Basics (which you can just show up to - no need to pre-register or buy your package ahead of time -  check pricing and schedule) you'll find information below about our other beginners programs including our free beginner workshop called Yoga 101 (a one time, two-hour intro) and our popular beginner series- Intro to Yoga (same group meets once a week for 4 weeks).

Read on to get the details on pricing and the best way for you to get started practicing yoga.  Be sure to check out the studio FAQ which lays out basic yoga studio etiquette and answers some common questions about how things work at UB.  Don't forget to visit our membership page to see how to make yoga at UB a regular part of your life.

Yoga 101 Workshop - now FREE!

101Learn the ins and outs of yoga in this safe, fun and free beginner workshop.  A "workshop" is different from a class because it involves lecture and discussion, in addition to yoga practice.  With this made-for-beginner experience, you'll cover the fundamental poses, breath and meditation techniques that form the foundation of yoga class.  Expect to leave the workshop with a basic understanding of poses, how a regular yoga class flows and functions, and yoga studio etiquette. You'll be prepared to have a worry-free experience in our Yoga Basics classes. 

Because this 2 hour introduction really breaks down several poses and provides many modifications, this workshop is great for those wanting to feel more confident getting in and getting out of poses through more personal attention. This workshop is designed for newbies but is also helpful for students who want to review the basics. This two-hour workshop is now free but you must sign up online.  We have this workshop almost every month so check below to see when the next one is scheduled!

Passionately protective of her Beginner students, our Yoga Advisor Madeleine is here to get you started on your path and can point you in the right direction as far as teachers and classes that will fit with your needs. Not sure if Yoga 101 is right for you?  Contact Madeleine here.

Intro to Yoga Series

introWant a lot more structure, time and detail as you get started with yoga?  No problem.  We've got a program that suits you.  Take our Intro to Yoga Series to learn about yoga in a simple, complete, slow paced and organized way.  This class meets once a week for four weeks and requires pre-registration.  The cost of this 4-class series is $50.  You can also do our introductory special (30 Days for $30) along with or after completing this beginner series.  If you don't see the Intro to Yoga Series scheduled below, feel free to email us and ask when the next one will be.  We run them about every two months.  


Beyond Basics

Beyond Basics is for the newer yogi who is falling in love with yoga, and wants to dive right in to a deeper understanding and jump start their path. Grasp the spiritual elements of yoga as they tie in to your daily yoga practice, and learn to integrate yoga teachings into your life as a real tool toward growth.
This immersion style training will flow through a well rounded yoga class with formal pranayama practice (breath work) and guided meditation. Then cozy up to talk more deeply about ancient yoga philosophy, yogic lifestyle, the broader practices of meditation and mindfulness, and yoga's evolution on the world stage. 
Expect to establish more of a personal relationship with several pranayama and meditation techniques as well as a familiarity of several different styles of yoga, including Yin, Restorative, Vinyasa, Hatha, and Kundalini. At the end of the immersion, the teacher is available to advise each student individually toward the Urban Breath teachers and classes that will best suit the practitioner going forward. 
Bring all of your questions! Perhaps also bring a snack, water, tea, socks, pen, journal.  
This workshop only offered a couple of times a year.  Please contact us if you are interested but don't see it scheduled below.
$45, please sign up online. 

Read more about  your Beyond Basics teacher here. Passionately protective of her Beginner students, our Yoga Advisor Madeleine is here to get you started on your path and can point you in the right direction as far as teachers and classes that will fit with your needs. Not sure if Beyond Basics is right for you?  Contact Madeleine here.

Yoga Basics Classes

basicsOur ongoing beginners class is called Yoga Basics.  You can just "drop in" to any Yoga Basics class you see on the schedule, starting whenever you are ready.  YOU DO NOT NEED RESERVE A SPOT!  We are a first come, first serve studio so feel free to  just show up at the studio.  We just ask that you be sure to come at least 10 minutes early on your first visit to complete paperwork and get settled in.  Otherwise, you may feel rushed.  

We recommend that everyone who is new to yoga take our Yoga Basics classes for at least 8 classes before progressing to the all levels classes.  If you've dabbled in yoga for a while but never got too serious, you should start with Yoga Basics, too.  We want you to have a good experience and that means starting with a class that's at your level.    Check when Yoga Basics is scheduled here.

FAQ's about Yoga and UB Yoga Studios

General studio etiquette:
Studio etiquette helps us all have a positive yoga experience. 

  • Be on time to class. If you are late, you may or may not be able to get in depending on if there is reception at the Grove location.  Since Dogtown is a one-room studio, you'll be able to get in, but we ask that you kindly don't enter if everyone is still in centering meditation at the beginning of class.
  • Our studios are open 15 minutes before each scheduled class. If arriving more than15 minutes early, you can expect to wait outside.  
  • Turn your cell phone OFF. Not vibrate, but OFF.  We can hear them vibrating!  
  • Remove your shoes in the lobby, before entering the studio where you'll be having class.
A few thing you should know...
Yoga is more than physical exercise. It is a transformative practice that integrates body, mind and spirit. Yoga practice is a way of releasing physical, mental, and emotional tensions to arrive at deeper levels of relaxation and awareness.
  • Always inform your teacher prior to class of any health issues that may affect your performance during the class.
  • Listen to your teacher's instructions carefully.
  • Breathe smoothly and continuously as you move and stretch.
  • Do not hold your breath or strain to attain any positions.
  • Work gently, respecting your body's abilities and limits.
  • Don't perform postures or movements that are painful.
  • Ask your teacher questions if you are unsure of how to perform a certain movement.
  • Pregnant women should consult their heathcare provider before beginning a practice.  
  • Menstruating women may decide to avoid inverted postures.
Awareness is fundamental to the practice of yoga. As a student, it is solely your responsibility to monitor each activity offered and determine whether it is appropriate to participate. Though a teacher is present to give instruction you remain primarily responsilbe for your safety and well being.

Is someone there at the studio all day?
At the Grove, we are often (but not always) there daytimes on the weekdays.  We have weeknight reception from 5-7:30pm and weekend reception on Saturdays 8am-12pm and Sundays 5pm-7:30pm.

At Dogtown, no. Being a small neighborhood space, we're not there all day. The doors are open 15 minutes before each class. Get there early on your first visit so that you don't feel rushed. 

What classes are for me?
If you have never done yoga before, please take Yoga Basics for at least eight classes. This will give you all the basic information and serve as your yoga orientation, giving you all you need to feel comfortable and confident as you venture into other yoga classes.  We also often offer Yoga 101 workshops and Intro to Yoga series to familiarize you with the fundamentals of the practice.  After you've completed at least eight Basics classes, feel free to attend "all level" classes. From there, talk with your instructors or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and get their advice as you move deeper into your practice.

Is it OK to eat before yoga class?
It's good to drink plenty of water before and after class, but try to come to class with an empty (or nearly empty) stomach.  

What happens if the weather is bad?
You can check to see if we have cancelled class because of the weather by visiting our WebScheduler .

What is the WebScheduler?
The WebScheduler is our online studio management system. You can login to the system to purchase a drop-in, a class card, or a membership, to make appointments, to see an up-to-the-minute class schedule with substitutions or cancellations, to see a history of your attendance, and more. Visit the WebScheduler and have a looksy!

What should I bring to class?
We recommended to bring your own yoga mat, but if you don’t have one you can use one of ours. Other than that, you don't need to bring anything to your yoga class.

What should I wear to class? 
Wear comfortable clothes that you can move in, and take off your shoes in the lobby before entering the studio practice space. You may find form fitting clothing is best as it stays out of your way as you move through poses, and practicing barefoot is ideal as it helps with grip on the mat.   Limit use of perfume just before class.  

What's the best way to contact the someone at the studio?
The best way to contact someone is to send an email to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Second best way is to leave a message at 314-421-9642. The email is checked many times throughout the day and voicemail is checked once a day. That said, our administration takes the weekends off so if you leave a voicemail on Friday at 5pm you most likely won't hear back until Monday morning.


What people say about UB Yoga

Here's what some students say:

"Was great! Look forward to coming again tonight!"

"Really appreciated being warmly greeted at reception, and was impressed with the design and layout of the studio. Gong immersion with Phoenix was wonderful! She clearly went to a lot of effort to share a beautiful practice."

"I thought Maggie was great! Really enjoyed the class."

"I enjoyed the mommy and me yoga class. The instructor was very sweet!"

"Very welcoming for my first visit. I'm looking forward to coming back!"

"Really enjoyed my visit and look forward to trying new classes this month."

"Loved it!"

"A very enjoyable experience! Maggie was wonderful and welcoming. I'm looking forward to the rest of the sessions in the prenatal class I'm enrolled in." 

"Front desk staff were very friendly and quickly got my husband and I started on our 30/$30 deal. I took my first Yin class ever and loved it! the studio provided everything we needed which is a huge plus! Maddie did a great job of personalizing each person's yoga practice and helped everyone meet their own needs! She is very eager to help her students find balance in both body and mind."

"My time was wonderful. Maggie was a great instructor, I felt very comfortable even though I am a super beginner. Looking forward to many more classes!"

"I thought Angie was very professional and did an excellent job. My first class was a wonderful experience."

"Really enjoyed my first visit to UB Yoga! Felt very welcome and comfortable which helped me enjoy a wonderful relaxing practice led by Mallory. She did a great job balancing time in front of the class but also interacting with students helping them go deeper into their practice then they might have thought they were able to! Just a great great experience!"

"I had a wonderful first experience with UB!"

"Loved my first prenatal yoga class. Any muscle tightness/soreness was gone after the class. Felt amazing. Maggie was wonderful."

"Up until a couple weeks ago, I had been intimidated by yoga studios. I had a host of worries and uncertainties about my abilities, but was still intrigued by yoga and its extensive history. I saw the Groupon and decided it was the perfect opportunity to give it a try. I found it incredibly helpful to use the interactive website. I was able to orient myself with the location of the studio, the classes and the teachers, even schedule my first class, from the comfort zone of my computer."

"I am loving the Basics class. Joe is the perfect instructor for beginners (and advanced practitioners who’d like to brush up on their skills). Upon entering the studio my first visit, I let him know it was my first yoga class ever and he was really nice about explaining everything down to where I should place my mat. Any awkward or self-conscious feelings I had when I walked in were gone in time for opening meditation. His great teaching is what has me coming back to that class and I feel like I'm learning a lot. Because of my great introductory experience, I'm so excited about continuing yoga and incorporating it into my wellness routine!"

"Very friendly atmosphere and knowledgeable instructors. Affordable price for such great service!"

"Loved the Yoga 101 workshop! Instructor (Maddie) was very knowledgeable and made us all feel very at-ease. I now feel like I can confidently show up to a yoga class without being completely lost. "

"I liked the atmosphere. Will definitely come back."

"Friendly staff & nice class. Joined the $30/30 day deal- Excited to try other classes & the other location."

"The atmosphere is wonderful and everyone is extremely inviting! thank you!"

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