Yogis may not agree on which type of yoga is best, but they certainly agree that the exercise has life-changing benefits. So why not try out a few styles and figure out which type of yoga is your favourite? Meditate, stretch out, breathe, relax – here are some yoga studios in Jakarta that we love. Namaste.
Whether you’re a complete beginner, a casual practitioner or an advanced student, here are our recommendations to the best local yoga spots worth checking out. Grab a mat – your mind and body will thank you.
Zen-seeking warriors should check out Kemang’s newest yoga studio Asmaradana Sanctuary. Open exclusively for morning classes from Monday to Friday, you’ll be sure to love the outdoors set studio and community feel from fellow practitioners. Follow their Instagram to find out their schedule.
Asmaradana Sanctuary. Jl. Kemang Utara V No. 45E, South Jakarta. p. +62 81 2884 1978.
Definitely one of our favorites! Soulbox is a collective fitness space that offers many other programs, but we especially love their range of yoga classes. Located at the very top of the Fairgrounds complex in SCBD, their beautiful loft-style studios are stylish and minimalistic, and their awesome yoga instructors teach everything from Ashtanga, Power Vinyasa, Jivamukti, Bikram, Yin Yoga, and Antigravity.
Soulbox. Fairgrounds Level 3, Lot 14 SCBD, South Jakarta. +62 21 5140 0030.
Union Yoga has two locations in South and North Jakarta – one in Dharmawangsa and the other in Kelapa Gading. This boutique studio is a favourite for their zen spa-like interiors, and their experienced and encouraging intructors. Nothing feels better than relaxing in their peaceful space with an ice-cold coconut after taking in a challenging Bikram class. Other classes offered are Acro Yoga, Sveda Yoga, Hatha Yoga, and their popular prenatal yoga class called Yo Mama.
Various locations. Check Union Yoga’s website for schedule.
Gudang-Gudang Yoga Studio
Who even knew a place like this existed in the middle of Jakarta? Gudang-Gudang Yoga Studio is a charming joglo-style sanctuary nestled in the residential neighborhood of Kemang. The studio is part of Gudang Gambar Art Gallery that sells wonderful paintings that are a treat to browse through right before class. We love their Sunday morning Jivamukti session. Other styles of yoga include Hatha, Vinyasa, and Beginners Basics, but keep checking their Facebook page as their schedule is not always the same.
Gudang Gudang Yoga Studio. Jln. Kemang Timur No. 88, South Jakarta. +62 21 718 0173
Yoga@42 is one of the city’s first players offering Bikram and hot yoga. With many locations throughout Jakarta – there are studios in Senayan, Kemang, Kelapa Gading, and Serpong – you can expect a roster of experienced teachers to guide you through your practice. You’ll meet many traveling teachers making Jakarta on their stop here, and they always have lots of interesting life stories to tell!
Various locations. Check Yoga@42’s website for schedule.
Ashtanga Yoga Shala
Serious Ashtanga enthusiasts and curious beginners are all welcome here! The Ashtanga Yoga Shala provides both the traditional MySore style for regular practitioners, and Ashtanga Led classes for those needing guidance and extra advice on postures from the teacher.
Ashtanga Yoga Shala. Jln. Brawijaya X No. 5, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta.