You’ve splashed out on Lululemon, your muscles ready to fire with lungs and heart opened, to de-stress, get bendy, flexible AF and let your Zen vibes reach a new level. Now, where to go?
We’ve put in the hard work for you, having tried and tested the best yoga studios on the Gold Coast where you can headstand, salute the sun, downward dog, pigeon, swan, Om and endorse yourself in a gorgeous meditation and come back to centre. Namaste.
Gold Coast Yoga Centre
Gold Coast Yoga Centre in Palm Beach is the longest running yoga studio on the Gold Coast, and we now know why! Twenty years of providing us Coasters with yoga classes, bringing tradition into our 21st century lives. Originally opening in 1996 and still flowing strong with the same five-star teachers, this crew knows yoga. Gold Coast Yoga Centre have created classes that are best for you and your current level with classes available from beginner through to level three advanced. Walk into their ambient studio and be comforted with the best class that suits exactly how your body is feeling that day—no challenges, no pushing boundaries—just you, your mat and ultimate presence. We vote Gold Coast Yoga Centre as the best yoga studio on the Gold Coast for ambience, environment and embracing your free-flowing style. If you’re looking to take your yoga to the next level, contact them about their expert teacher trainings.
Essence Of Living
Essence of Living is the best yoga studio on the Gold Coast for the yoga enthusiast and traditionalist. Located in Mermaid Beach, Essence of Living is a self-nurturing yoga sanctuary, with two large upstairs studios, an extensive class list, plus highly trained and well respected teachers. Essence classes do exactly as they promise, to bring you back to your Essence of Living—grounded, re-entered and clear—you won’t even know yourself when you walk out of an Essence class. Reactionary? Stressed? Who, me? Hint: Give yourself at least five minutes before you drive home from class, as you will leave these classes with your Zen next level.
Northern Gold Coasters, Soul Centre is your go to for one of the best yoga studios on the Gold Coast! One hour of the perfect balance of power, strength, bodied breath and relaxation. This beautiful studio in Southport provides all the above. Soul Centre’s classes are run by highly experienced and qualified teachers, who are down to earth offering easy explanations where beginners can find themselves comforted without too much yoga lingo and experts can be challenged further in their practice. Struggling with taking your yoga to the next level or hitting your favourite move? We nailed our first headstands here!
Ritual Yoga is a Pinterest board of a studio, complete with wooden floorboards, dream-catchers, and—as their website puts it—“a great living space where you can enjoy free wifi and are welcome to sit, have a cup of tea and catch up with friends.” Averaging 10 classes per day with a room set up for Pilates Barre, this could very well be our favourite thing about Palm Beach (forgive us, Barefoot Barista!).
Miami Yoga Room
“I don’t have time” can no longer be an excuse with Miami Yoga Room. Miami is the go-to for one of the biggest timetables on the Coast with classes running from 6am to 7pm. What’s your style? Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Yin, Flow? They have got you covered. Miami Yoga Room’s spacious studio provides a fresh, spacious space to completely express your movement, nail your handstands and perfect your backbends with their supportive (and very patient) teachers. Our recommendation Vinyasa with Nalini or Sunday arvo Yin and Meditation.
The Studio Upstairs
The Studio Upstairs is one of the best yoga studios on the Gold Coast for the non-yogi; with mobility work for the gym-goer that hates stretching, plus brain and muscular activation for those of us who don’t particularly enjoy hard core workouts at the gym. Co-owner of The Studio Upstairs in Burleigh, Elle (of @elle_fit) was diagnosed with scoliosis and chronic fatigue in her early 20s and through the power of reversing her own health diagnosis, created the successful online business, Elle Fit Active, helping people all over the world with their health, movement, life longevity and functionality. Inspiring is an understatement. Lucky for us Gold Coasters, Elle has teamed up with Exercise Psychologist Bek and has created the beautiful, boutique The Studio Upstairs in Burleigh. Group classes not your thing? A movement or muscle group you want to work on? Contact Elle and Bek about a one-on-one appointment. Oh, and the studio’s sunset views are a must see!
The Body Method
Cornerstone Stores, Tugun
If you’re a Pilates fan, you’ll already be familiar with The Body Method brand, who boast one of the most attractive studios on the Coast. An organic expansion of their flagship studio in Tugun, this larger, even more magical new space in Currumbin’s Cornerstone Stores hosts yoga, Barre, meditation, as well as Pilates and workshops (from pregnancy yoga to women’s wellness), and we’re so ready to sign up. Seriously, this dreamy, light-soaked space needs to be experienced to be believed, and it’ll be impossible to walk away from a class without slipping into a total Zen-like state of mind. We are definitely adding The Body Method to our pick of the best yoga studios on the Gold Coast.
Breathe Holistic Wellness
Looking for something a little more private? This beautiful boutique studio in Broadbeach Waters provides the best small group yoga classes on the Gold Coast, with a maximum of six people— so make sure you book your spot! Yep, no daunting large classes if you fall in your headstand or get stuck in pigeon pose. Breathe Holistic Wellness classes are targeted towards your specific needs such as muscular release, pre-natal, mobility and aroma yoga or grab your gang and book your own weekly sessions with their expert teachers and other body professionals chiropractors, masseurs and psychologists. These small classes provide a one-on-one approach to your body and specific needs—you’ll become an expert, flexible and aligned AF with Breathe Holistic Wellness. Best yoga equipment is supplied too; soft recyclable yoga matts and fluffy bolsters—no sore knees here!
Boheme & Body
Boheme & Body is your exact destination for a one-hour getaway. Walk into Boheme & Body’s elegant Varsity Lakes studio and forget about all the worries, stresses and other annoying shit that happened prior in the day. Be served with hot herbal tea before to a valuable hour of you time. Boheme & Body have created their own signature yoga classes which have a sequence of poses designed specifically for incorporating harmony and balance within our busy 21st century lives. Boss riding your arse? Boheme & Body yoga. Partner being an idiot? Boheme & Body yoga. Stressed AF? Boheme & Body yoga. Need a holiday? Boheme & Body yoga. Trust us, you will leave these classes grounded and re-centred. Promise.
Peace Mojo House
Peace Mojo House is a gorgeous yoga studio overlooking the Burleigh Parklands. Head along to one of their night-time classes and immerse yourself in the ambience of candlelight yoga, which provides the perfect wind down after a hectic day’s work. Peace Mojo House cater for kids, mums and bubs, plus pregnancy yoga. Try something a bit different and join in on partner’s yoga, where you can meditate, exercise and enhance your relationship together or ask them about their private tuition to skyrocket your yoga improvement.
The Floating Lotus
Helensvale's Floating Lotus is a full spectrum yoga studio with all the bells and whistles, with 35-plus classes weekly from yoga stretch to balance and flow. And once you’re head over heels with The Floating Lotus, you can sign up to one of their endorphin-inducing retreats or workshops, at which time you will be fully inaugurated as a Floating Lotus fanatic.
For the Currumbin yogies, Sprout Yoga offers you traditional yoga with good vibes (Vinyasa to Flight Facilities!) and unbelievable holistic health and wellness support throughout your whole practice and yoga journey. Sprout Yoga teachers provide a diverse range of health knowledge with their backgrounds ranging from nutritionist, Chinese medicine and exercise science. Sprout Yoga classes are designed to help those relieve structural body pain while preventing and facilitating recovery from injuries. Looking to improve your surf techniques? Try a Sprout class specifically designed with moves, poses and techniques from pro-surfing coaches to get you surfing your best waves.
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