As you dedicated Sydney yogis will know, the city is full of fantastic yoga studios to stretch, pose and find your centre. However, for those of you who know your bikram from your vinyasa and aren’t afraid of a little trapeze action, you want a studio that offers more than just your standard up-dog.
Well, you can stop the search because we’ve already found the best luxe yoga studios in Sydney and they’re bringing some serious yoga game.
Centrally located, In Yoga offers a full and varied timetable that will suit your schedule (no matter how busy you claim you are!). While the focus of the studio’s classes are primarily vinyasa, they also offer four key classes—Flow, Align, Yin and Pre-natal for expecting mummas. On top of these sessions, In Yoga are dedicated to help you lead a yoga ‘lifestyle’, and host a range of workshops, trainings and events to cover you on all topics from meditation to mindfulness.
Manly Beach and Bondi Beach
Power Living is more of an everyman’s yogi haunt. Just a stone’s throw from the beach, the studios are bright, airy and are described as a ‘zen warehouse’. In addition to vinyasa and yin based classes, they also run groove, therapy and revive sessions that have a more contemporary take on the ancient practise. If you’re after a little retail therapy after your therapy class, you can grab some yoga pants or books on the art at their store.
This boutique and über trendy yoga studio is hot, hot, hot! Four of the six classes they offer take place in 38 to 40 degree heat so come prepared with a towel ready to sweat all those nasty toxins out. Tucked away in Darlinghurst, the studios are specially designed using sustainable timber and energy efficient electricity supplies. If that wasn’t good enough, they’re also charitable types who work closely with UN Women who run empowerment programs. Hom Yoga are doing good in and out of the studio.
As suggested by the name, this yoga studio is a bit more up-tempo and, well, athletic. There’s a ton of classes to choose from and the teachers like to switch up the routines so you’ll constantly find something new at Flow Athletic. For the lads, they’ve got Male Only sessions (tried and tested by Rabbitohs players, no less) and for the young’uns, they’ve got special children classes. The studio, found on Oxford Street, also holds fitness, strength and training sessions if you wanted to pad out your workout. Feel the burn!
Egg of the Universe
Wonderfully kooky named, Egg of the Universe, is Sydney’s only integrated yoga studio and wholefoods café. In addition to basic, intermediate and advanced classes for yogis of all abilities, the studio also offers sessions for when you have an egg in the oven and Mums and Bubs sessions for when that adorable little chick has hatched! The focus of Egg is to promote health in all areas of your life; your body, your belly and your mind.
A totally unique way to practice yoga. Suspended in the air using antigravity® hammocks, it may look intimidating at first, but once you get the hang of it (pun intended) it’s a fantastic workout. The hammocks at sky-lab relieve compressed joints and align the body properly using the power of gravity. A true mind-body experience (and very Instagram-worthy!).
Nest Creative Space, Alexandria
Nikipi are a roaming group of yogis who hold classes around the city which explore yoga philosophy, asana, pranayama and meditation. As well as holding sessions at Egg of the Universe and the Yoga Factory, their home is The Nest Creative Space in Alexandria a wonderfully artsy and inspiring place that will no doubt enhance the ancient art. If that wasn’t enough, they also hold a regular Yoga Supper Club where likeminded individuals can meet, eat and spend a mindful evening together.
More of a ‘back to basics’ studio, Preshana focuses on three traditional-style classes for meditation, stretching and breathing. They’re also running a three day Rainbow Kids Yoga workshop for parents and kiddies to learn the art in a fun, creative way. On top of this, the studio works closely with the Amala Foundation, to help fund a school in India that gives underprivileged and poverty stricken children an education. A great studio with a great, big heart!
Image credit: Federica Portentoso at sky-lab and In Yoga