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Best yoga studios in Hong Kong

Where to train your body and your mind

By Time Out Hong Kong
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In a city as hectic as Hong Kong, taking the time to find your zen is no easy task. But that’s not to say there aren’t places to do just that – the city is filled to the brim with studios and spaces to help Hongkongers get, and stay, mindful. From specialised studios like Kita Yoga to gentle, beginner’s sessions at places like Pure Yoga or Iyengar Yoga, the choices are nearly endless. Whether you’re a seasoned yogi or new to the practice, with the right intention, there’s a place to practice that’s perfect for you. We’ve put together a list of some of the city’s best yoga studios and spaces to help you narrow down your search. By Amanda Sheppard

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Hong Kong’s best yoga studios

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Anahata Yoga

Sport and fitness Yoga and Pilates Central

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 13 teachers host regular yoga classes, alongside meditation and therapy sessions. Anahata Yoga also offers teacher training certificate courses for those looking to deepen their practice.

Anhao Wellness
Anhao Wellness
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Anhao Wellness

Sport and fitness Yoga and Pilates Sheung Wan

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.

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Kita Yoga

Sport and fitness Yoga and Pilates Sheung Wan

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 those who are more seasoned. Classes can be booked at a drop-in rate or in bulk-bought packages. Private classes can also be accommodated on request.

Iyengar Yoga
Iyengar Yoga
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Iyengar Yoga

Sport and fitness Yoga and Pilates Sheung Wan

Iyengar Yoga is one of the city’s longest-running 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.

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Pure Yoga Pacific Place
Pure Yoga Pacific Place
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Pure Yoga

Sport and fitness Yoga and Pilates Admiralty

With centres across Asia and North America, Pure Yoga has become a leading facility for students and practitioners of yoga. 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. 

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Santi Space interior
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Santi Space

Sport and fitness Yoga and Pilates Wan Chai

This boutique yoga studio in Wan Chai has all the features a modern yogi wants: a peaceful, green space to practice yoga; friendly, a 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 strengthening classes and even quick lunchtime sessions for the busy folks. There are also classes on sound healing with crystal singing bowls. Another huge attraction is its lack of monthly memberships – classes are paid via cash or PayMe.     

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Yoga BamBam
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Yoga BamBam

Sport and fitness Sheung Wan

Boasting two locations in Sheung Wan, 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, and then bam (or bambam)  you’re in. 

The Yoga Room
The Yoga Room
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The Yoga Room

Sport and fitness Yoga and Pilates Sheung Wan

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 variations such as – hot-flow yoga, anti-gravity, detoxifying, prenatal, and more. It also offers private offsite sessions and corporate classes to be conducted in the workplace.

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