Yoga has become one of the most picked choices amongst fitness buffs all around the world. It is no surprise that the yoga “storm” has hit and flourished in the city of Hong Kong. Known as one of the most popular global financial hubs in Asia, Hong Kong is filled with various thriving businesses and the number of yoga studios located within the city has been growing progressively. Read on to find out more about some of the top yoga studios that you can find in Hong Kong!
1. Bodywize Yoga & Day Spa
G-2/F, 1 Wong Nai Chung Road, Happy Valley
If you like the sense of weightlessness that comes with aerial yoga, give Bodywize a go! With its Zen Buddhism-inspired décor, you’ll be able to unwind and rejuvenate your senses as you twist and twirl up above.
2. Yoga BamBam
28 Pound Lane, Sheung Wan & 10 Shing Hing Street Central
With classes as quirky as its name, it’s very hard not to fall in love with Yoga BamBam! Its “no clichés, no bullshit” philosophy allows them to drop the veil of pretence that sometimes come with traditional yoga studios. Students will get to choose from a variety of classes that include Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga.
3. Yoga Central
2C Welley Bldg, 97 Wellington St
Yoga Central specialises in teaching Iyengar Yoga, named after founder B. K. S. Iyengar, one of the foremost yoga teachers in the world and author of the famous yoga “bible” Light On Yoga. Its bilingual environment makes it a welcome choice for both locals and expats.
Shops 308-310, One Island South, 2 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang
3/F, Man Cheung Building, 15-17 Wyndham Street
While yoga is traditionally an Indian philosophy, many in the West have adapted its practices to focus on more athletic qualities. Flex offers this style of yoga in the form of Chakra Flow, Prana Flow, Core Flow and Detox Flow. Its flexible class schedule makes it perfect for busy professionals.
5. The Yoga Room
3/F, 4/F, 6/F & 16/F, Xiu Ping Commercial Building, 104 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan
Classes at The Yoga Room are a perfect fit for both beginner and advanced students. The classes are kept small (15 at a time) in order to keep the atmosphere relaxed and slightly more personal. They also hold larger outdoor classes, so be sure to check their website for updates.
6. Yoga Aloha
1/F, Foo Tak Building, 367 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai
Run by a small team of passionate yoga instructors, Yoga Aloha is a great place to start one’s yoga journey as many of their classes are designed specifically for beginners. You’ll be able to select from a range of Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Flow and Yin Yoga classes, the latter of which is based on Taoist concepts.
7. Anahata Yoga
18/F, One Lyndhurst Tower, No. 1 Lyndhurst Terrace
“Lukewarm” is last word you’d use to describe your experience at Anahata; many of the instructors there hold advanced degrees in yoga and yoga therapy! Aside from the knowledge and expertise offered within, you’ll also be able to bask in the gorgeous ambience created by soft lighting and contrasting wood tone.
8. Prajna Yoga
Unit 03, 10/F, Yuen Shing Industrial Building, 1033 Yee Kuk West Street, Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon
The founders, Pooja Sharma and Kishore Kumar, hail from the birthplace of yoga itself. In fact, many of the instructors at Prajna Yoga are in fact veteran practitioners of Indian origin. Classes offered cover both ends of the spectrum – relaxing sessions that have you focus more on breath control and posture, and fast-paced classes designed to make you sweat it all out!
There are some great options in the list above for you to try out if you’re living in Hong Kong and thinking of picking up yoga. It’ll be a good tool to sooth both your mind and body in the hustle and bustle common to city living. Just pick one that is close to your location and give it a whirl!