Yoga and the Sunshine Coast were pretty much made for each other. And while “enlightenment” or “liberation” is not a place we have officially reached (and probably never will), there’s still no feeling quite like tuning out, to tune in. If you know what I mean.
But, let’s be honest, finding a yoga studio that suits your individual needs, both mentally and physically, can be a mission. So, to help you on your yoga journey and guiding you one step closer to your studio match made in Zen, we’re rounding up the best yoga studios in Noosa.
For those who live for summer on the Coast, and love breathing thick, humid air, then Aloha Active is your yoga match made in Zen. At Aloha Active, you’ll be prompted by teachers who have been taught by Bikram himself, so while we can’t promise it’s anywhere close to easy, at least you know you’ll be learning from some of the best. At a whopping 38-degrees Celsius and 40 per cent humidity you’ll be bending, stretching and pushing yourself further than you thought possible. If 90 minutes out of your day is too big of a chunk, try the 60-minute express class. Aloha also offers classes in Hot Pilates (HIIT), power flow, vinyasa and yin yoga to name a few.
Where: 153 Cooyar Street, Noosa Junction
If turning off your stress switch and coming back to the present moment is a daily struggle that you want to get a grip on, then get your muddled head to Yoga Circle. Tucked just off Gympie Terrace, Yoga Circle is a place where you can reconnect to your body, mind and breath through a range of different yoga styles including Vinyasa and Iyengar. This riverside gem is also a fave among soon-to-be-mamas with their pregnancy yoga and birth prep classes.
Where: 8 Thomas Street, Noosaville
Peregian Beach Yoga
Fancy your yoga class with ocean glimpses and sea breezes? Let’s be honest, this is THE dream! But a little south of Noosa, it’s actually the reality for Peregian Beach Yoga studio. Run by Sherry Eastwood for almost 20 years, this intimate space is home to beginners, yoga basics and pregnancy classes, as well as private tuition.
Where: 4/7 Kingfisher Drive, Peregian Beach
Kat Harding Yoga
We’ve spoken about this lovely lass’s beach classes before, but if you’re after something a little different and crave exercising on the water rather than next to it, then book in to one of Kat Harding’s SUP yoga classes. With up to eight other yoga-lovers, you’ll float on Noosa River while practising poses. Sounds tough, hey? Apparently it’s easier than it looks, and all levels and abilities are welcome.
Where: Gympie Terrace, Noosaville
One of the newest yoga studios in Noosa, having only opened their doors a few months ago, Engage Yoga sits in the heart of Sunshine Beach. The beautiful, flowing, Vinyasa style is the star of the show at Engage, with all-level classes offered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Find balance and heighten your awareness by taking some extra time out and booking in for a meditation class.
Where: 1/22 Duke Street, Sunshine Beach
Noosa Yoga Centre
Some yoga studios are awesome but lack a flexible timetable to get a class in between that after-work cocktail and dinner or, a home-cooked brekkie and the weekend market run. Noosa Yoga Centre is NOT one of those. Offering over 10 classes each week, there’s no excuse for you not to fit in sun salutations between knocking things off your to-do list.
Where: 2/10 Sunshine Beach Road, Noosa Junction