Namaste! Where to get your Yoga on in Sydney
Yogis, if you’re looking for the best Yoga studios in Sydney, stop the search right now! We’ve listed the top five city studios for some serious sun salutations.
Sydney isn’t just an urban jungle full of cold-pressed juice bars, saltwater pools and vegan restaurants, it’s also a city where people love to work up a sweat in various asanas.
Sydneysiders, particular Eastern Suburbs peeps, are remarkable. You see them, tall, tanned, toned and blonde knocking back Gin and Tonics at The Bucket List at Bondi Beach into the early hours of the morning. You also see the same people a few hours later in their Lululemon pants with Soy Flat Whites in their hands, Yoga mats strapped to their backs ready for a morning Vinyasa.
After a visit to the local Yoga studio they’ll, without fail, be tucking into a gluten-free (or possibly sourdough) toast with smashed avocado before going for a dip in the ocean, whilst of course, Instagramming the whole experience #yogalife #beachyoga #sydneyyogi.
So next time you’re in Sydney why not join the Yogi crowd? Vinyasa, Bikram, Ashtanga, Yin and Hatha there’s something for everyone – newbie or pro.
You’re probably already familiar with how awesome Yoga is for both body and mind, I’m talking wellness on steroids here. A Yoga session will not only make you feel a million bucks and ten years younger, you’ll also build up impressive strength in the upper body, core and leg muscles – it’s a win-win baby!
So what are you waiting for? Time for Chaturanga and to strengthen those triceps, and here’s where to do it:
1.Body Mind Life (Bondi Beach, Surry Hills, Redfern and Potts Point)
Considered by many as the number one Yoga studio in Sydney, Body Mind Life offers over 300 classes weekly across their Surry Hills, Bondi Beach, Redfern and Potts Point studios.
Here you can enjoy beginner classes (Yoga Essentials 28°C) to more advanced classes (Yoga Open 30°C). The studio is also offering Anti-gravity classes and Pilates.
A big bonus is free wifi, herbal tea, lockers, organic wash products, hair dryers and straighteners.
2. Urban Yoga (Surry Hills)
Urban Yoga is a pretty cool place for people who enjoys a more non-traditional approach to their practice.
This is where teachers run classes to the beats of DJ mixed tunes with cool backdrops of sunsets and oceans.
Students can book their ‘high performance’ mats online and enjoy Urban Flow, Stretch and Base classes in the stylish studio.
The changing rooms are amazing and the location isn’t too shabby either.
3. Humming Puppy (Redfern)
If this place will turn me into a humming puppy, I’m game!
If the name itself isn’t enough to convince you to visit this yoga studio perhaps the Mellow Hum, Unified Hum, Dynamic Hum and Deepen Your Hum classes will.
Humming Puppy, located in Redfern, encourages students to experience a ‘unified and holistic practice’ and doesn’t prescribe to any specific style of Yoga rather a mix of what their teachers have practised and learnt.
Students will sweat it out in 27 °C classes following the principles of breath-pranayama, movement-asana and awareness-meditation.
Limited to 39 places per class there is more than enough space between each mat for beginners through to the most experienced Yogis to stretch out.
4. Yoga Village (Potts Point)
This small and intimate studio located in the heart of trendy Potts Point is a gem for anyone looking to ‘experience the way yoga was intended to be taught’. These guys aren’t mucking around with new Yoga styles.
Here traditional Ashtanga and Hatha are taught in small classes where adjustments are common.
Teachers draw from genuine traditions of yoga and encouraging students to learn the asanas series in a supported environment.
The studio also offers Yin and Restorative classes and all classes are in non-heated rooms.
5. Hom Yoga (Darlinghurst)
With studios in both Singapore and in Darlinghurst in Sydney, Hom Yoga is the place for anyone looking for a stylish and contemporary yoga studio offering both hot and non-heated yoga classes.
The principle of the studio is to encourage students to experience the great level of wellness and fitness as a result from practicing Yoga.
Classes cater to all levels of experience and the studio offers pretty good deals and trial passes.
Julia Gralberg is a freelance travel writer, editor of Hotel & Resort Guide, Lux Nomade and founder of Boutique Communications Consultancy, Lux Collective. When she isn’t busy jumping in hotel beds and eating her way through breakfast buffets you’ll find her on her yoga mat.