In the hectic Central area, getting away from all the business/busy-ness and step on a yoga mat can be such a luxurious moment. However, pampered by all the studios and styles of practice available in the neighborhood, it could be hard to choose one among them, and we pick the top 5 yoga experiences in Central for you.
Just as the name of the studio Anahata, which means the heart, brings a lot of love and attention to the class. Leading by founder and director Yogananth, who started learning yoga from his father and guru at the age of two, this contemporary studio offers traditional slow-paced yoga.
Based on the studio’s philosophy, yoga is a way of life, their tailor made classes can bring you into a more immersive experience with Destress Yoga, Back Care Yoga, Golf Yoga,Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga., etc. If you are looking for a more dedicated practice, this is the place to go.
Looking for more exhilarating yoga class? Pure has become a household name for yoga in HK and beyond. It’s reported to have around 2,000 students coming several times per week to the 800 classes in the city. With close to 100 yoga teachers, there is no doubt on finding a few who can stretch your body and mind for an awesome yoga experience.
Feeling a little intimated by the advanced poses? The diversity of yoga styles being offered can sooth your mind. Beginners can start with Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga, Mysore, Yin Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation. Ready for higher level of practice? Their monthly workshops with guest yoga masters from around the world can take you very far indeed.
The Iyengar Yoga Centre
If you have practiced yoga for some time now, B.K.S. Iyengar should be a name you would have heard of over and over again. His teaching around the world has started ever since 1936, and his style of practice is focused more on precision and alignment. So why Iyengar Yoga? The practice is a very integrative approach that develops greater health, clearer mind, stronger emotional stability and spiritual transformation. Through the postures and asanas, you will start getting in touch with your inner intelligence, and with this intelligence, you will start to develop the ability to concentrate and sustain your focus. If you enjoy a well-developed practice to build stronger discipline, Iyengar is definitely for you.
The Yoga Room
Tired of all the luxuriously designed high end studios? A boutique yoga studio might just be the option for you. The Yoga Room is located in Sheung Wan, it is such a cozy place amidst all the chaos and hustling from the area. They focus more on small classes but with high quality, personal attention can be easily found with all their classes.
Just because it’s a boutique studio, their diverse range of yoga teachers can still provide quite variety of classes, such as Hot Yoga, Hatha, Ashtanga, Yin Yoga, Yoga Therapy, Jivamukti, Mindfulness Yoga, Vinyasa, Mat Pilates, Pre-natal Yoga, Prenatal Pilates, etc. If you prefer warmth, friendliness and comprehensive experience, feel free to drop by the place and find out more.
Yoga Bam Bam
Monthly membership fee, annual membership subscription, did you just frown over the words? Yeah, not everyone enjoys being locked with a contract when you don’t even know what will happen in the next few months. Right next to all the cafes, shops & art galleries in SoHo, you can find yogis and yoginis stretching their body on the pedestrian terrace with Yoga Bam Bam. Quoting their exact words, “Teachers earn all the profit. No membership, no middle men just lots of welcome & soul.” You just pay as you “flow”.
Despite the small class style, the mixtures of different yoga instructors really deliver an unexpected experience. If you enjoy yoga and want to share with others, why just do it alone when you can share the fun with AcroYoga (Partner Yoga) here, and it’s good for all level, no experience required.
So there you have it, start unrolling your mat with these studios and bring yourself back to balance.
We have also listed a number of yoga studios here: http://wittybear.com/activity-category/yoga/