Hone your balance, stamina, flexibility, and endurance at these top yoga establishments in the city
Breathe. Meditate. Relax…which would be way easier to do if you could only find the right yoga place amidst the many gyms and studios out there! Zen-seeking warriors, have no fear: we’ve ommed our way to enlightenment. Here’s your cheat sheet to navigating through all the yoga studios in Singapore.
Best yoga classes for small groups
Here, it’s all very personal: each class is tailored to your progress and needs. Recovering from a medical condition? Sign up for a private class. Their studios might be small, but they’re well equipped and this also means small class sizes with greater focus. Read our first take on COMO Shambhala here.
Located in the CBD, Yoga Mala’s a haven for urbanites – if you’re hankering quiet time, you’re welcome to drop in at your convenience. Though it lacks the flashy facilities of large chain studios, the space is intimate and classes are kept small for personalised attention. To kick off a busy workday on the right note, book a morning class to get into a calm headspace.
Best hot yoga classes
Bikram Hot Singapore Yoga
For beginners, Bikram Hot Yoga’s classes are perfect for you. Each class is geared towards newbies, so relax and remember to breathe as you align yourself into a pose. Classes are made up of a fixed set of 26 doable poses, and two breathing exercises to work each part of your body – just remember to take it easy, and slow as your body adapts to the room temperature.
Bikram Yoga, 164A/166A, Rochor Road, Bugis Village, Singapore 188440
Nothing quite lifts the spirit like a cleansing session of hot yoga. Hom Yoga’s locations in Orchard Central and Raffles Place are gold for busy bees – pop in for a sweat-dripping workout, made up of consistent flow movements and a structured series of postures.
Hom Yoga @ Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road, #06-12/13, Singapore 238896, p. 6238 0101. Hom Yoga @ Raffles Place: 3 Canton Street, #02-01, Singapore 049745, p. 6438 0103. For more information on opening hours and class schedules at each studio, see website.
Best yoga studio facilities
Pure Yoga’s studios were made for working professionals. Its three locations in Ngee Ann City, Asia Square and Chevron House were made for tranquil escapes from work. Case in point? All three feature chill-out lounges, with some outlets boasting daybeds and rainforest showers. Prepping for work after a morning sesh is also a breeze, thanks to spindryers, food and juice bars and tablet and phone chargers ready for your use.
Pure Yoga, Locations in Chevron House, Asia Square and Ngee Ann City.
Loosened up after class? Relax – True Yoga at both Pacific Plaza and Ocean Financial Centre has a cosy Members’ Relaxation Lounge and Steam Rooms for both ladies and gentlemen. There’s enough space in their changing rooms in case you haven’t had enough of stretching.
True Yoga @ Pacific Plaza, 9 Scotts Road, Level 4, Singapore 228210, p. 6733 9555.
Pure Fitness at Asia Square 32,000 sq-ft play space includes big lockers, vanity kits, spacious bathrooms with 20 shower cubicles and big lockers for easy storage. With complimentary Wi-Fi access, refreshments, and a Relaxation lounge, you might not want to leave this place.
Pure Fitness, Location in Asia Square and Ocean Financial Centre.
The Yoga School
At 39 floors high, The Yoga School is a real sanctuary amongst the skies: its floor-to-ceiling windows look out onto the breathtaking backdrop of the Singapore skyline. But it’s not just the view that’ll bring the downward dog-lovin’ droves in: The Yoga School’s space is an absolute stunner. The sunlit, serene haven is decked out in an earthy, soothing palette of white, beige and brown, and features chic wooden furnishings, and plush armchairs complemented with vintage accents. Its facilities are no runner-ups either; within the spacious bathrooms, you’ll find luxuriously soft towels by high-end local brand Ploh and personalised toiletries by Aromatherapy Associates.
The Yoga School, #39-01 OCBC Centre, 65 Chulia Street, Singapore 049513.
Virgin Active Fitness
Even yogis get tired, but charging up is easy at Virgin Active Fitness. Get some much-need shut eye at the Relax and Recovery Zone in the Raffles Place locale or cosy sleep pods or lie back on the daybeds as you detox in the Himalayan Salt Inhalation Room. Don’t have time for a meal? Stop by the lounge to load up on healthy food and beverages by SaladStop! and Nutrition Depot.
Virgin Active Fitness Club, Locations in One Raffles Place, Tanjong Pagar Centre and Holland Village.
Best affordable yoga classes
Here’s one that won’t break the bank and includes everything you need – Yoga Movement lets you book a mat at just $30 per class, and their yoga classes come with Hot and Non-Hot options. Class sizes can reach 29 participants, but the homey environment in both studios and focused lessons make up for that. We’ll be spending our weekends at their popular Monster Hot classes!
Ever been intimidated by a class full of chiselled, limber yogis? We know that feeling all too well. But rest assured that you’ll be made to feel nothing but comfortable at Yoga Lab – the studio prides itself on being accessible to all. Rates here are incredibly affordable – its 10 classes package is priced at $200, 20 classes at $350 and 50 classes at $750.
Yoga Lab, Locations at 135 East Coast Road and 60B Duxton Road.
Pronounced may-rah-kee, Meraki Yoga is a sanctuary for westside yogis. Located amongst One North’s verdant foliage, the studio features large floor-to-ceiling windows for abundant natural light, and a lounge on the second floor for you to take a breather before your class. Classes here include hatha, vinyasa and and hot, and are kept small.
Meraki Yoga, One North Residences, 7 One-North Gateway, #01-15, Singapore 138642.
Om Shiva Yoga
Take in the lush greenery and fresh air at Om Shiva Yoga – these guys conduct classes outdoors! Class sizes are capped at 25, so you’ll get the guidance you need for all those poses you’re getting into. Drinking water and tea will also be provided so you’ll always be hydrated.
Om Shiva Yoga @ Horse City, 100 Turf Club Road, #01-02B, Singapore 287992, p. 9090 2257; Om Shiva Yoga @ Chip Bee Gardens, 45 Jalan Rumia, Singapore 278000, p. 9869 5392. For more information and for class schedules, see website.
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