Yoga is an ancient practice that has garnered a great following these days. Today, it is the perfect anti-stress remedy, as it teaches followers to use physical and psychological techniques to improve health. It’s no fad, so if you want to learn some ways to relax, check out one of Singapore’s Top 10 Yoga Studios!
1) Yoga Inc.
At Yoga Inc, you can select a class that is suited to your level of fitness, by checking the difficulty levels of each class on offer. From simple stretching to pre-natal classes, and even the option of hot yoga to sweat it out, there is a lot to try here. Yoga Inc offers spacious studios with natural ventilation, so you do not have to worry about being squeezed like sardines. They have three branches located in Guillemard, Tiong Baru and Punggol respectively. Registrations and bookings for classes can be made online.
2) Platinum Yoga
Head over to Westgate, Marine Parade or Suntec City Mall to visit Platinum Yoga. There you will find more than 100 classes being taught daily. If you fill up their online enquiry form, you are entitled to a free trial class. In addition to the classic yoga styles that are taught, they also have some newer forms, such as aerial yoga, in which one performs yoga whilst suspended in the air from a hammock. If you sign up as a member, you will also be entitled to points for every class you attend, which translates into rewards. Check their website for other ongoing promotions.
3) Pure Yoga
Pure Yoga’s reach is wide, with studios as far as Hong Kong and New York. In sunny Singapore, they have three studios located in Marina Bay, Raffles Place and Orchard Road. Classes offered include chair yoga, aerial yoga, and hot yoga, among other choices. If you simply cannot decide between all the classes, you can take a simple quiz online to find out which type of yoga is suited to you, based on your fitness level and other factors. Complimentary trials are also available if you sign up online.
4) Ziva Yoga
Tiong Bahru is where Ziva Yoga’s studio is located, with a whole range of classes to choose from. In addition to the usual yoga classes, specialty classes are available here in the form of Yoga Therapy, which is meant to help those who have back or joint problems. Yoga for Kids is also taught here and is a good way to introduce your children to a safe and healthy practice that they can utilize even as adults. Schedules are available online, and bookings can be made there too.
5) Yoga Movement
With five branches throughout the island, you’ll never find it difficult locating one of their studios. Six types of classes are available, each focusing on different techniques or outcomes and with different paces as well. You can check out the focus of each type to see which is suited to your needs, and make a choice from there. They’ve also got a store full of yoga-centric products, from activewear to yoga mats. Speaking of mats, classes here are so popular, you’ll need to book a yoga mat online beforehand!
6) Anahata Yoga
As peace is an important quality in yoga, Anahata ensures that each class has a maximum of 18 students, so there is no overcrowdedness. Pay them a visit at Arab Street, where they have two studios - a heated studio for hot yoga, and a room temperature one for basic classes. Their studio is also extremely environmentally friendly, and the excessive use of paper or plastic of any kind is not encouraged. Besides classes, they also organise yoga retreats.
7) Updog Studio
Your first trial class here will be free of charge, so fret not if you are unsure about whether Updog Studio is for you or not. Prenatal classes are offered for expectant mothers who want to stay healthy throughout their pregnancies. Private yoga sessions are also available for $150 per session if you prefer that to a class with others. Call or email them to find out more.
8) True Yoga
True Yoga is an award-winning brand that has been in existence since 2004. Their center houses 7 studios, so you won’t have to get stressed about finding a spot here, and can focus completely on your relaxation and wellness. Classes are either in beginners, advanced or multi-level categories, so you can select which is most appropriate. Those who sign up for membership will be entitled to rewards, such as discounts and promotions applicable at affiliated locations.
9) COMO Shambhala
Yet another award-winning name on this list is COMO Shambala. The word ‘shambala’ itself is related to the concept of bliss, which can give you an idea of what to expect here. With retreats around the world, COMO Shambala is committed to spreading bliss to all. Try their Jetset Recovery Programme, perfect to restore you to 100% after tiring business travels. Rates for both private and group classes are available online. Enquiries can be made online as well.
10) The Yoga Co.
Home is where the yoga is? That’s the feeling The Yoga Co. wants to create, a sense of tranquility and relaxation akin to being in the comfort of one’s own home. 15 is the maximum number of people to a class here, so if you prefer classes that are a little more personal, this may be right for you. Classes include basic and intensive yoga practices, as well as area specific modules like A.B.T, which is yoga specifically engineered to work out the abs, butt, and thighs. They’ve also partnered with other health and wellness brands so members are entitled to special promos and discounts.