Fitness

Get Your Zen On | 6 Sunshine Coast Yoga Spots

By Fiona Willett - 16 Oct 2015

Yoga is a one-stop shop for all your fitness needs; with a reputation for building strength and flexibility, reducing stress and anxiety as well as hitting the natural reset button for your emotional and mental wellness, there’s really no excuse not to do it!

If you’re a yoga amateur on the coast, the great news is you’ll be spoilt for choice. Check out our top picks for the best Sunshine Coast’s yoga studios.

Zenko Yoga

With five fully qualified instructors and a large sunlit studio only a stone’s throw from Mooloolaba Beach, Zenko Yoga in Buddina is one of the best Sunshine Coast yoga studios we’ve come across. Zenko teaches power flow yoga—a dynamic style incorporating Vinyasa sequencing, which means each part of the body is stretched, aligned and toned throughout the one-hour class. Zenko offers new student 7-day passes starting at $30—meaning you can trial each session for a week before taking the membership plunge.

Where: 9/5 Lutana Street, Buddina
Contact: 0412 849 844

Hinterland Yoga

With classes stretching from Montville to Palmwoods, Hinterland Yoga is a place for friends to relax and unwind. Hinterland Yoga offers a range of styles including “gentle” and “very gentle” classes, perfect for those in rehabilitation or as a pre-natal solution that caters for an expanding tummy.

Where: 2/50 Maple Street, Maleny
Contact: 07 5478 5334

Engage Yoga

Engage Yoga, tucked away in luxurious Sunshine Beach, is the complete boutique yoga experience. Studio director Jo Pennell is not only an experienced instructor of 21 years, but a registered nurse, making the Engage experience holistically safe and grounded. Engage practices gentle Vinyasa flow and offers beginner through to advanced workshops as well as mindfulness meditation, pregnancy yoga, restorative yoga and yoga therapy. Beginners are encouraged here!

Where: 1/22 Duke Street, Sunshine Beach
Contact: 0448 503 749

Bikram Yoga Sunshine Coast

If you’ve shied away from yoga in the past because you “won’t sweat” during the workout, the Bikram experience is for you. Bikram Yoga Sunshine Coast offers the original hot workout which entails 90 minutes of stretching, flexing, balancing, and posing in a purpose-built heated room. Bikram offers a range of extra health benefits for the practicing yogini—including a deeper stretch from a warmer body, a mentally challenging environment (not dissimilar to working out inside a sauna) as well as toxin-releasing qualities from the large quantities of fluid you’ll be losing during the session. If the Bikram challenge sounds like your cup of tea, classes are held in coastal Caloundra. Cap your workout off with a cold-pressed juice by the ocean once you’re done!

Where: 4A Lynne Street, Caloundra
Contact: 07 5492 6888

Kat Harding Yoga

One of the very special things about yoga is that unlike SoulCycle or the classic gym workout, you can take it outside. Kat Harding encompasses the notion that yoga is essentially about reconnecting mind, body, soul and earth; hosting classes on the sand in Noosa Main Beach and Noosaville. Kat’s pop-up style Sunshine Coast yoga classes mean your flexibility training comes with a dose of fresh air, perfect for those looking to wind down after a long day cooped up in an oxygen-shared office space. If you’re looking to upskill on a stand up paddleboard, Kat also hosts an array of SUP yoga training workshops along Noosa’s prestigious canals.

Where: Various locations across Noosa

Akasha Physio & Yoga

Yoga can be a safe and effective way to get your blood pumping again during times of rehabilitation or physiotherapy. Akasha Physio and Yoga, hosted by trained yoga instructor and practising physiotherapist Sarah Korzeba, utilises the healing properties of yoga combined with the science of physio. Sarah’s method of yoga is perfect for treating acute sports injuries, postural issues, bodily aches and pains and respiratory issues. So if you’re looking to get fit while on the mend, this Sunshine Coast yoga class could be your non-medicated solution.

Where: 741 David Low Way, Mudjimba

Contact: 0411 470 916

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Image Credit: Kat Harding Yoga

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