Bangkok is commonly referred to as “The Land of Smiles”, and fun certainly does come in tow! Take a break from the hectic streets and dive into these top 7 yoga studios for some peace and quiet for your mind and body:
1. Yoga Elements Studio
185 Dhammalert Building 7th floor Sukhumvit Soi 13, Khlong Toei, Klongtoey Nua Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Founded by yoga guru Adrian Phillip Cox, it’s no surprise that Yoga Elements is one of Bangkok’s most popular yoga studios. Classes are structured based on comfort and experience level, with five in total to choose from.
2. Absolute Yoga
Absolute Yoga holds the distinction of being Thailand’s first Hot Yoga studio. Its signature Absolute Fit class will put even the most experienced yogi to the test, with its challenging blend of yoga and cardiovascular work.
3. Lullaby Yoga
1 Life Center Q House Lumpini Floor 1st South-Sathorn Road Tungmahamek Sathorn Bangkok 10120, Thailand
(Ashtanga branch) Grand Center Point Thonglor (F Floor), 300 Sukhumvit Soi 55, Klongton Nua, Wattana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Quality is a watchword for the folks at Lullaby Yoga; all teachers are certified by the Yoga Alliance and classes are multi-level. The smaller class size also creates a more intimate setting and also allows teachers to allocate more focus to individuals who require more assistance. Great for beginners!
4. Divine Yoga
Divine Yoga holds more than 60 classes per week and instructs on practices like vinyasa, power and hatha yoga. Many of the staff are yoga masters themselves so if you do decide to take on personal lessons, rest assured that you’ll be in good hands.
5. Yoga Fly at Pilates Station
Jasmine City Building, Sukhumvit Soi 23, Wattana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
If you haven’t guessed it already, Yoga Fly specialises in aerial yoga, where exercises are performed while you’re suspended in a soft hammock above ground. It might sound intimidating, but it actually allows for modifications of regular movements that help make them easier and less stressful on the joints. Classes are on the small side, so be sure to reserve your spot in advance.
6. Iyengar Yoga
3rd Floor Fiftyfifth Plaza Building, 90 Sukhumvit Soi 55 ( at the corner of Thong Lo 2), Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Yoga might seem like a very relaxed practice, but it requires a fair bit of concentration and focus to be able to practice it effectively. Iyengar Yoga is definitely appreciative of that fact, and is reflected by the amount of focus they place on precision, breathing and detail. Definitely more of an experience than your run-of-the-mill class.
7. Outdoor Yoga
Does the idea of communing with nature while you meditate sound appealing to you? Lumpini Park offers outdoor yoga sessions twice a day (7AM and 6PM), with each lasting for about an hour. Classes are conducted in Thai however, so it would help if you are at least familiar with the language. Don’t worry too much about it; the teacher will help you with your poses if required!
Yoga is a great exercise for not only that, but also for your body. Don’t be fooled by its Zen-ness; it can be just as challenging a workout as your favourite HIIT session. Even if you’re not a fan of yoga, there’s nothing wrong with adding some flexibility and mindfulness into your life!