Of all forms of exercise, yoga is probably the least about looks and the most about feels am I right? But we can’t deny there’s something about surrounding your practice with true beauty that just elevates the experience. If you want to try yoga in a place that’s even better looking than you are ("Hey, how you doin’?"), come salute the sun with us in these fine studios.
Mind Body Heart
Co-owners Dean and Nat aimed to make their wellness and yoga space into a magic wonderland where guests would be reminded of their childhood, when we were more flexible in both the body and mind. With billowing parachute pinned ceilings, softly draped curtains blocking out the outside world and an enchanted forest feature wall, this studio is ethereal in its beauty. The finer details compound the experience with chandeliers, a butterfly mural in the bathroom and raw-finished timber framed mirrors adorning the room. Walk in and float out, friends.
This pocket rocket of a studio is regularly packed to the gills with yogis and it’s easy to see why. The studio is mostly simplistic in décor but the massive Namaste graffiti wall that greets every forward facing posture makes it a standout. The rocking soundtrack throughout the practise and lavender-scented room spray that gently descends over the class throughout meditation makes yoga here a sensual feast.
The Raw Kitchen
If you can drag yourself past the raw goodies’ cabinet (come on now, they’ll taste better post-yoga anyway), head upstairs to the beautiful yoga space on Raw Kitchen’s mezzanine level. Dark timber floorboards contrast with the rustic white walls in this large, open space with potted ferns adding a splash of green. Head downstairs after savasana for a Peruvian caramel smoothie and we’re calling it your best morning ever. Do we know you or what?
This Perth day spa is absolutely stunning, so it's not surprising that the yoga studio is too. Offering Vinyasa Flow, Yin & Yang and restorative Hatha classes, we recommend going in the morning when they open the big doors to let the morning sun in.
In a similar vein to Raw Kitchen, Yoga Hub has got the warehouse vibe going on, as they’re stationed in an original sawtooth warehouse. White brick walls envelop this studio with chestnut floorboards underfoot and high ceilings opening the space. Vines tumble down from the high windows giving the studio a slightly wild, natural feel. P.S. They do a class called Yin and Tonics. See you there.
With the sky your ceiling, your yoga practice just had a whole new dimension added to it at Rooftop Yoga where the sky is literally the limit. With soaring skyscrapers as the backdrop, a few palm trees stretching their branches beside you and endless blue sky up above, Rooftop Yoga is a space to stretch out those limbs, feel gratitude and dream on, dreamers.
Yoga on Harris
Wander down the driveway of Yoga on Harris owner Belinda’s house and discover her little hidden oasis of a yoga studio. Built by her dad (what.a.legend), this studio is filled with different shades of light, from the smooth bamboo flooring, the sun streaming in from the north-facing windows and the oh-so-pretty mandala lead light window.
Beach Pilates Perth
These guys have nature as their studio, rolling out mats upon the grass at the northern end of Scarborough beach and conducting a sunset yoga flow. There’s probably nothing more exquisite than watching the puffy white clouds evolve into a neon peach glow while you salute the sinking sun. Get there Wednesdays at 6:15pm to soak up the beauty.
Kookaburra Creek Yoga Centre
From the beach to the forest, this gorgeous studio is like practising yoga in a treehouse. Propped on stilts, the natural wood yoga centre allows you to admire the surrounding trees from a higher aspect as you gaze over your hand in warrior two. Sublime.
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Image credit: Mind Body Heart Studio