Hong Kong’s best yoga studios
Anahata Yoga offers a range of traditional yoga practices, from Hatha to Ashtanga Vinyasa. The studio sees yoga as a form of exercise, physical therapy and healing process. Its team of 12 teachers host regular classes and the newly introduced yoga as therapy sessions. Anahata Yoga also offers teacher training programmes and seminars for those looking to deepen their practice, as well as group, private and self-led classes, available from its Central-based studio.
Anhao Wellness was founded by former French competitive gymnast and personal trainer Estelle Neve. Occupying two floors – which span a total of 12,000 square feet – the studio offers group and corporate classes as well as personal training services. Since opening its doors in 2013, Anhao Wellness has offered yoga and reformer Pilates classes to suit a wide range of skill levels. Its most popular class, Ashtanga Yoga, is taught by famed French yogi Jean Marc Bailleul.
Located in the trendy Tai Ping Shan neighbourhood on the sleepy streets above Sheung Wan, Kita Yoga is a boutique yoga studio that offers small group yoga sessions for those in search of a dynamic practice. Beginners can opt for Kita Yoga’s foundation classes, while advanced programmes are available for more confident students. Classes can be booked at a drop-in rate or in bulk-bought packages. Private classes can also be accommodated on request.
Now in its 20th year of operation in Hong Kong, Iyengar Yoga is one of the city’s oldest yoga studios. Adopting a traditional and philosophical approach to yoga created under famed practitioner BKS Iyengar, the studio and its teachers encourage an integrative experience that benefits both body and mind, with a strong emphasis on meditation. Students are taken through the correct posture for each pose, ensuring a safe practice and furthering the potential to unlock health benefits.
With centres across Asia and North America, Pure Yoga have become a leading facility for students and practitioners of yoga. Across its 12 locations in Hong Kong, its team of highly trained professionals offer a wide range of yoga and meditation classes for beginners and advanced students, as well as teacher training courses and personal and corporate retreats. Classes can be taken by enrolling for membership to Pure Yoga at either one or multiple centres.
This boutique yoga studio in Wan Chai has all the features a modern yogi wants: a peaceful, green space to practice yoga; friendly, attentive instructors and sense of community; a convenient location; and, finally, an Instagram-worthy plant wall inside the studio. The variety of classes on offer here is a huge draw too, from aerial and candlelit yoga to core- and arm-strengthening classes and even quick lunchtime sessions for the busy folks. There’s even classes on sound healing with crystal singing bowls. Another huge attraction is its lack of monthly memberships – classes are paid via cash or PayMe.
This boutique yoga studio in the heart of Wan Chai offers an immersive yoga experience for both beginners and intermediate practitioners. Studio spaces on the first floor facility hold just 14 mats, keeping class sizes small, practices intimate and offering greater communication between students and teachers. The studio offers a variety of classes, workshops and events. Classes can be booked either as drop-in sessions or as part of a pre-paid package.
Boasting two locations in Sheung Wan – one in Tai Ping Shan next to Ladder Street and the other next to Gough Street, both in close proximity to art galleries, indie shop and chic cafés – Yoga BamBam is one of the hippest places to have a stretch at. A wide selection of traditional and creative classes are available here including aerial yoga (silks or hammock) and yoga with basic Cantonese for expats. No membership fee is required, all you need is to sign up for an online account, book a class then bam (or bambam) – you’re in.
Spread across four floors of studio space in Sheung Wan, The Yoga Room offers more than 100 classes to students each week, ranging from those suited for beginners and novice practitioners to advanced yogis. First-timers can opt for a free group class in one of many variations – from hot-flow yoga to anti-gravity, detoxifying, prenatal and more. It also offers private offsite sessions and corporate classes to be conducted in the workplace.