Pilates and yoga are a great way to unite the mind, body and spirit for better mental and physical health. Making sure the clothing you wear is durable and designed to allow your body to breathe and be more flexible is important to feel confident and comfortable during movement. Here are five of Detroit’s best places to purchase yoga and Pilates clothing, mats, books and other products to improve your overall experience.

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Bikram Yoga of Northville
122 Main Centre
Northville, MI  48167
(248) 924-2002

Also a yoga studio, Bikram Yoga of Northville understands the importance of focusing on movement and principles of yoga while wearing comfortable clothes. For that reason, they have their own boutique to sell unique brands of yoga clothing and all sorts of other yoga gear like mat bags, books and candles to enhance their client’s experience. After a hard workout in your stylish new gear, grab a Swedish massage at Bikram’s studio.

Be Free Apparel
6718 Orchard Lake Road – Suite B
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
(248) 626.3411

When the owner of the Be Free Apparel store went to a yoga class and saw everyone wearing the same yoga clothes, she decided to open her own store to offer yoga clothes that are as unique as the practice itself. Best yet, the clothes look so good they can be worn anywhere. Out to the mall, on a bike ride or to the movies, these clothes are so comfy you won’t want to take them off. Those who work out in the middle of the day between meetings will also love Be Free Apparel’s hair powder. After a sweaty Pilates session, apply some to your hair for a fresh, clean look––no water needed.

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Equilibrium Mind – Body Fitness
Bloomfield Medical Village
6405 Telegraph, Building G & H
Bloomfield Hills, MI  48301
(248) 723-6500

A studio that specializes in Pilates instruction, Equilibrium Mind – Body Fitness, has a whole line of new apparel and gear. They have lightweight tops and bottoms that help to make your workout effortless. Their new gear includes the latest trends in cute bags perfect for holding all of your Pilates gear essentials. The studio itself also offers pre and post-natal classes, Pilates for men and private studio parties.

Lululemon Athletica
2801 W. Big Beaver
Troy, MI 48084
(248) 649-6267

Located at The Somerset Collection mall in Troy, Lululemon Athletica specializes in lightweight clothing for yoga and Pilates with its very own signature fabrics that are stretchy and breathable. The store also carries a large variety of the very latest fashion trends in yoga and Pilates clothing. Meet up with other yogis and runners every weekend for Sunday yoga at a featured studio of the month.

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Padmakshi Yoga
1640 Axtell Drive
Troy, MI 48084
(248) 822-9253

A Yoga studio located at the Authentic Living Center in Troy, Padmakshi Yoga has an Amazon Padmakshi Associates store that specializes in a large variety of yoga products. Find everything from clothing and meditation bells to books, DVDs and aromatherapy to Indian foods, yoga mats and tea. If you can’t find it here, you won’t be able to find it anywhere. You can also participate in yoga and meditation classes.

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336 S State St.
Ann Arbor, MI  48104
(734) 761-6207

Located in the college town of Ann Arbor, Bivouac knows it has to keep up with the latest trends in yoga styles and gear to be successful. Having been in business for more than 35 years, the locals know they can go to Bivouac to find just what they need in yoga apparel and accessories. Find yoga straps, towels and stability blocks, mats and toeless yoga socks. It is this store’s dedication to people who love to be athletic that has kept it in business all these years.

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