Have you ever scrolled through your Instagram feed, spotted a friend balancing on one leg in a textbook-perfect Tree Pose overlooking the vast cerulean ocean, and sighed enviously because you wished you could do the same? Well, maybe it’s time to fulfil those clandestine yearnings by taking up some yoga classes at one (or more) of these studios!
1. Soul Box
Fairgrounds Lt. 3 Lot. 14, Jalan Jend Sudirman Kav 52-53, Kawasan SCBD Sudirman, RT.5/RW.3, Senayan, Kby. Baru, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12190, Indonesia
Soul Box is already well-known amongst the working crowd that frequent the CBD area for its wide range of fitness programmes. Its yoga classes are equally diverse: Ashtanga, Power Vinyasa, Jivamukti, Bikram, Yin Yoga and Antigravity (aerial yoga).
2. Union Yoga
Having one location in the north (Kelapa Gading) and the other in the south (Dharmawangsa), Union Yoga draws in a fair crowd thanks to its zen-inspired interiors, experienced teachers and relaxing yoga classes. When you’re done, kick back with an ice-cold coconut as a post-workout snack!
While Yoga@42 does offer a variety of yoga classes for every level of expertise, its specialty lie in its practice of Bikram Yoga. While this style of yoga can be considered to be quite challenging for some, their Bikram’s Beginning Yoga Class will allow you to leave your first session feeling light, relaxed, and rejuvenated.
4. Gudang Gudang
Jalan Kemang Timur No 88 Jakarta, South Jakarta
Gudang Gudang holds its yoga sessions either in the Joglo – a traditional Javanese semi-outdoor space that happens to be surrounded by a lush tropical garden – or their twin indoor studios overlooking a koi pond. Either way, you’re in for some beautiful scenery as you stretch and pose your way to a healthier you!
5. Ashtanga Yoga Shala
Jalan Brawijaya X No 5 Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta
Beginners at Ashtanga Yoga Shala can opt for the Ashtanga Led class to receive extra care and guidance from its qualified instructors while more experienced practitioners can jump right into the traditional MySore program. If you’re looking for a multi-level Ashtanga studio, this is the place!
6. Life Changing Studio
Ruko Garden House Blok A No 28, Bukit Golf Mediterania, Pantai Indah Kapuk, North Jakarta
An exclusive studio which features state-of-the-art equipment, Life Changing Studio’s certified instructors also offer guidance in a variety of yoga styles such as Hatha Yoga, Hot Yoga, Vinyasa and Iyengar Yoga. Little ones can also have fun in Kids Yoga while mum and/or dad are right next door!
7. Asmaradana Sanctuary
Jalan Kemang Utara V No. 45E, South Jakarta
If morning yoga is your cup of tea, Asmaradana Sanctuary just might become your first stop every morning before heading off to work. Open only on weekdays, Asmaradana is Kemang’s newest yoga studio but already has a burgeoning community surrounding it.
8. Rumah Yoga
MILENIA, Jalan Bangka Raya No 115 Kemang, South Jakarta
“Rumah” means “home”, and that is exactly what Rumah Yoga aspires to be with its fully equipped yoga studio. Yogis will be able to further explore their practice, be it Ashtanga, Hatha, Power Yoga or Prenatal Yoga in a calm and nurturing environment.
It goes without saying that practising yoga brings benefits such as boosting your flexibility, reducing back pain and improving your spiritual wellbeing. While it may be difficult trying to take time out of your hectic schedule to practice traditional yoga, perhaps signing yourself up for a class will come as a simpler solution. You just might make a few friends along the way as well!