Yoga offers many physical benefits—a strong, lean bod, increased flexibility, and increased vitality, just to name a few—but it’s the mental bliss that comes with a Vinyasa or Bikram session that really has us sold. And when you throw a beautiful Brisbane yoga studio into the mix we are all the more blissed out (great decor tends to have that effect).
If you’ve been looking for an excuse to try a yoga class or get back into it, we’ve found some of Brisbane’s most beautiful yoga studios to help you out.
If you like your yoga with a side of luxury, TotalFusion Newstead is a good bet. Located in the new Lucent building, the TotalFusion yoga studio features a stunning salt wall (yep!) and virtual reality classes on demand, in addition to their instructor-led sessions. Offering a variety of heated classes including Total Flow, Hot Total Flow, Hot Power Vinyasa, Roll and Release, and the more relaxed Flow Restore Meditate class, there’s something for everyone, whether you’re a yoga junkie or just getting into it. And when you’re done tapping into that golden river of auspicious chi, TotalFusion has a refuel bar dishing up natural snacks and beverages.
Yoga In Daily Life
An urban oasis where you can escape the hustle and bustle of inner city life, Yoga In Daily Life’s classes take place in a huge old barn-like hall with a curved ceiling. Bright yellow walls and colourful mats lining the floor for every class ensure the whole vibe is just one of sunshine and joy, and you’ll find classic yoga classes for beginners to experts on the schedule, along with guided meditation sessions.
Bend & Fly Yoga
Not only does West End’s Bend and Fly Yoga take place in an airy, sheer curtain lined studio full of greenery, it’s also hung with aqua green apparatuses that you’ll find yourself hanging from throughout the class, which, while intimidating, definitely add to chilled vibes. Not your average lie on the floor and streeeeeetch yoga, this class will (hopefully) have you swinging around upside down looking as graceful as the setting itself.
Set up in a delightfully peaceful studio in Burnett Lane, Shri offers a sanctuary away from Brisbane’s busy city streets. Unplug, unwind, and escape the noise of the world as you seek refuge inside Shri’s peaceful walls. The space boasts earthy polished wooden floors ideal for stretching out and reconnecting. Offering non-heated, alignment-based classes based on the Anusara method, classes cater for all levels of experience, from intro to advanced yoga to teacher training, and include alignment-based hatha, meditation, yin, restorative, and slow flow yoga.
CBD and Holland Park
You’ll find Stretch Yoga studios in Brisbane’s CBD and Holland Park, oozing an ethereal, tranquil vibe that is perfect for working on your Downward Dog. The spaces here are open and welcoming, with soft lighting and a simple colour palate that soothes your senses. They offer Hatha, Yin, Vinyasa and Power Vinyasa, renamed to help you choose the right class for you, from beginners to serious Yogi!
Harlow Hot Yoga
Newstead and Milton
If you find Bikram Yoga a tad too hot and too rigid, but still kinda love it, Harlow Hot Yoga may be just what you need. Harlow Hot Yoga is heated to a gentle 33 degrees, allowing your muscles to really relaxxxx. This warehouse style studio has a clean aesthetic that’s perfect for getting your stretch on, and offers a range of classes perfect for beginners through to advanced, including ballet-inspired classes.
Bulimba, Wynnum and Camp Hill
Inna Bliss have three Brisbane locations, at Bulimba, Wynnum and Camp Hill and each one is just as light and airy as the last. The Wynnum studio boasts a soothing white palate with soft light trickling through the windows and views of the water, while the Camp Hill has fresh breezes, flowing curtains and timber floors. See? Bliss! The focus here is on building strength and reconnecting with the mind through Vinyasa Yoga, and they offer classes for beginners, pregnancy yoga, and teacher training.
My Health Yoga
Located in New Farm, My Health Yoga offers a soulful studio space with wooden floors and gentle lighting, perfect for taking some time out for yourself. You’ll find everything from Vinyasa, Yin and general yoga to restorative classes and specific classes for beginners. It’s a welcoming environment and, being in New Farm, you know you’ll be able to get a great cup of coffee and a sweet treat afterwards.
Cultivate Calm Yoga
As the name suggests, Cultivate Calm focusses on easing tension through movement and breathing, but the beautiful studio doesn’t hurt, either. A delightfully open loft-like space with high ceilings, wooden floors and splices of timber set among hanging lights, it creates an ethereal vibe that is instantly both relaxing and rejuvenating. Based in East Brisbane, Cultivate offers meditation, Yin and Vinyasa Yoga classes from beginners’ level to pro-Yogi.
Raw Power Yoga
A crowd favourite, Raw Power Yoga studios have a distinctly community feel about them. Their Albion studio boasts a gorgeous space with high ceilings, hanging pendant lights and a vibrant murial, all combining to create a relaxing ambiance ideal for perfecting your poses. Classes include Raw Yin, Raw Power, Long, Slow & Deep and Raw Alignment, to name a few.
Ascot & Grange
Home to some of the most beautiful yoga studios in Brisbane, SoHo Yoga’s stunning Ascot and Grange digs offer a premium Brisbane yoga experience. Serving up a mix of Vinyasa, Relax and Restore, Roll and Release, and Vinyin classes, and catering to all skill levels and types of attendees (they offer pregnancy and kids classes, too), it has something for everyone.
With a sky blue instructor podium, dangling planters and wooden flooring, you’ll feel calmer just walking through the doors of Budhi Yoga. With 20 classes a week and regular workshops and retreat, there’s something for everyone, including Vinyasa, Hatha, Ashtanga, restorative and deep stretch. Some classes are heated, but only to a comfortable 26-28 degrees, just enough to get you feeling loose and limber.
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