UPDATED FEB 21, 2020
Between juggling work, social, family, and personal commitments, trying to fit a regular yoga routine into your schedule can be a bit of a stretch. Luckily, there are plenty of top-notch yoga studios around the city—with everything from hot to power to Yin—to help you stay on top of your game.
Consider Humming Puppy your super-luxe, ultra-chic spot to get your Om on. The converted loft space in trendy Redfern is minimally decorated, creating the perfect, zero-distraction environment for finding your zen. Plus, mats are provided, and there are 45+ classes per week to choose from — all of which can be tailored depending on your experience level. Fitt Tip: if you love your first couple of sessions, sign up for an eight-week intensive program, or one of Humming Puppy’s immersive experiences to get more out of your practise.
A cross between a relaxing yoga studio and urban wholefoods cafe? Yes, please! Egg of the Universe in sunny Rozelle and South Eveleigh takes a holistic approach to health and well-being with energising flows and a place to recharge afterwards. Join one of their skilled teachers for one of their regular class offerings, like Power Vinyasa, Foundations for Beginners, or Restorative Yin, then head to the café for a hearty and healthy breakfast to refuel. We guarantee you’ll walk out with zero stress.
If you’re looking to transform your mind and body while taking part in an empowering experience, BodyMindLife has your spot with studios in Surry Hills, Bondi, Redfern, and Potts Point. Classes vary in intensity and temperature (they have heated and non-heated options), so you can alternate between yoga Essentials, Yin, and even Pilates sessions. And since the earliest class is at 6am and the latest is at 8pm, there’s no excuse for skipping this workout.
The philosophy at One Hot Yoga & Pilates focuses on a very simple mantra: living well. This translates to a practise of conscious conditioning, starting with a regular yoga and Pilates routine, and then allowing the mind-body exercises you’ve learned to infiltrate all other aspects of your life. Try their Slow Hot Flow (“where sweat turns to shine”) or a Power Flow session (and “bend ‘til you can’t break”). Whatever you choose, the team at One is here to help transform your everyday class from routine to ritual. Drop by the Potts Point studio to enjoy the experience One firsthand.
Flow Lab Yoga is your go-to yoga studio in the heart of Sydney CBD. With multiple class styles (think fast-paced Vinyasa and slow flows) and times per week, Flow Lab has an option for even the busiest office worker. Not only that, the timetable is nicely divided to cater for beginners, those getting back into the swing of things, or for yogis more focused on the spiritual and mindful aspects of yoga practice. After a particularly long workday, sign up for LSD, aka “Long Slow Deep” session, to clear your minds, reduce stress levels, and completely decompress.
Flow Athletic on Oxford St is more than just a yoga studio, it’s an integrated fitness experience. And for all you HIIT-loving, heavy-lifting individuals out there, this place is the solution to all your aches, pains, and lack of mobility. The Flow philosophy is 1:1:1 — one part strength, one part cardio, one part yoga, meaning you’ll incorporate an rejuvenating Flow yoga session into your routine to help minimise your risk of injury, maximise your relaxation, and increase your overall happiness. Drop by for a free session—your choice of a full 60-minute or rapid 30-minute class—and experience the Flow difference.
There’s nothing better than starting every morning with a clear mind, and at Zen Sessions (within the Pullman Quay Grand in the heart of Sydney’s CBD), you can do just that, all while basking in five-star luxury. Travellers and locals alike will be wowed by views of the Harbour Bridge and a fresh sea breeze as experienced yoga professionals guide participants through regular or slow flow sessions. And while you have the option to make a single booking, we suggest purchasing a multi-pack because—trust us—one centring savasana is not going to be enough.
A yoga session at this popular spot will have you flying high — literally! As Sydney’s first aerial yoga studio, Sky-Lab has been helping Sydney’s yogis get their airborne Om on since 2013. Sure, aerial yoga might look daunting, but don’t let the extravagant poses and looming heights put you off — it’s fairly user-friendly and offers an exciting change from your regular mat-based session. And Sky-Lab also offers private sessions, corporate classes, regular beginners workshops, and more intensive courses, so head along to their Elizabeth St studio to find your flow and learn to fly.
If you like it hot, Modo’s signature class, aptly called Modo, is for you. It’s a dynamic system of postures designed for the 37° heat that’ll open, strengthen, and detoxify your body, leaving you with that all-over blissful feeling after you step out of their simplistic studio. Once you become part of the community, you’ll see they have loads of other classes, too — Vinyasa, Yin, Yang yin (a cross between the two), and a new sculpting session called Modo Fit.
Part yoga, barre, and Pilates studio, part eco-friendly activewear outlet, and part healthy cafe, YogaBar is an-in-one fitness haven. Their studio on the 5th floor of CBD Westfield Shopping Centre is easily accessible from anywhere in the city and handy if you’re using public transport. Check out the heated and non-heated options on the timetable, and take a look at their dedicated meditation classes when you’re in need of a little extra relaxation in your life. Can’t make it to the CBD? They have five more locations scattered around Sydney.
Power Living is one of Sydney’s oldest and biggest yoga chains, with studios in Bondi Beach, Miranda, Manly, Neutral Bay, and the Junction. Bright, light, and airy, each studio is exactly what you need to relax, let go, and loosen up your body and mind. Plus, they offer yoga teacher training, a network for instructors to meet, speak, and develop their craft, as well as regular retreats and workshops. So if you’re looking for a dynamic yoga practise to help you hit your ‘reset’ button (and a supportive yoga community to back you up), you’re in good hands.
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