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The best yoga studios in Singapore

Don't namastay in bed – get yourself to one of these yoga studios for a good stretch

By Michelle Ng and Time Out Singapore editors |
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It doesn't matter if you're vinyasa virgin or a kundalini king. There are plenty of yoga studios dotted around Singapore that cater to various styles and levels sans the fast-paced grind of HIIT classes. With their basic foundational moves, challenging inversions and choreographed yoga flows, the highly-skilled trainers at these boutique yoga studios can help you find your zen in this busy, busy world. 

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The Yoga Collective

Rochor

Founded by Sandra Riley Tang of local band The Sam Willows and yoga teacher Maylis Cao, The Yoga Collective counts traditional yoga philosophy as its bedrock. Its classes incorporate other forms of exercises such as calisthenics and HIIT (high intensity interval training) to build strength, flexibility and stamina while conditioning your muscles through their full body workouts. Teacher to student ratio is kept at a maximum of 1:18. The Yoga Collective has a second outlet at 43 East Coast Road.

Class types Nine different classes: Ashtanga, Hatha, Flow, Back to Basics, Arm Balance and Inversions, Yin, Yin Yang, Core and Triple Threat Bootcamp.

Price $35/all-day pass and packages start from $220/month.

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Yoga+

Chinatown

You’re guaranteed to work up a sweat at the photogenic studios of Yoga+, where classes are vinyasa-based and cater to a wide range of abilities. The studio also aims to bring the yoga experience beyond the mat through collaborations with local brands and initiatives with a focus on health and wellness to instill mindful living – expect regular art jams and book clubs in the studios. Classes can fit up to 15 students at a time. 

Class types 12 different classes: Basic, Flow, Power, Power+, Invert, Invert+, Stretch, Revitalise, Prenatal, Yoga Dance, CardioFlow (yoga and HIIT) and Yogasthenics (yoga and calisthenics).

Price $30/single class and packages start from $140/five classes.

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Freedom Yoga

Bukit Timah

Drenched in natural light, the cosy 25-mat studio tucked away in a quiet corner of Holland Village accommodates both hot and non-hot classes. It also has a unisex changing and shower room. Kick off your shoes and let loose in Flo-ga, a choreographed yoga flow at Freedom Yoga where poses are performed to the beats of the latest radio hit. The goal is to bend, twist and balance through warriors, triangles, lunges and half-moon poses as gracefully as possible. Sounds too challenging for those with two left feet? No problem – the teachers start the class with a warmup and go through simple routines multiple times before piecing them together in the last 15 minutes of the class for the ‘finale song’, if you will. Freedom Yoga is also available at 137 Cecil Street (#13-01) and 39 Amoy Street.

Class types 12 different classes: Basics and Basics II, Power Up, Power Up 75, Crunch Time, Upside Down, Freedom Flow, Yin Yang, Time Out, Freedom Blaze, Flo-ga and Yogahour.

Price $30/single class and packages start from $250/10 classes. 

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The Yoga School

Raffles Place

At this studio, you’ll be practising against a stunning backdrop of Singapore’s city skyline – and its stylish lounge to hang out in afterwards doesn’t hurt, either. Classes range from Iyengar Yoga and Yin Yoga to more unique offerings such as Hatha Radja and Kundalini. Expect internationally acclaimed yoga teachers the likes of Yiannis Mukta Om from New York to host special workshops from time to time.

Class types 10 different classes: Hatha Radja, Flow, Meditate, Prenatal, Begin, Kundalini, Lyengar Yoga, Core, Build and Yin.

Price $38/single class and packages start from $280/10 classes.

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Yoga Inc

Tiong Bahru

Depending on the day and your luck, you’ll be greeted by Ah Bui, the resident ‘PR manager’ at Yoga Inc – a rescue dog whose breed and age remains a mystery to owner Ashly Lou. Yoga Inc prides itself as a ‘very local studio’ – instructors are not paiseh to speak in Singlish as they teach. Studios are not air-conditioned and are capped at 20 students.

Class types 12 different classes: Basics, Hot Classic, Hatha, Hatha 2, Hatha 3, Flow, Warm Stretch, Yin, Restorative, Core, Prenatal and Kids Yoga during the school holiday period.

Price $30/single class and packages start from $250/10 classes.

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Hom Yoga

Raffles Place

Find your zen at Hom Yoga and give back to the community while you’re at it, too. Founder Malvina Kang brands Hom Yoga as a ‘socially conscious yoga studio’ as the social entrepreneur works closely with non-profit organisations and the local community to ‘inspire a more inclusive future for all’. Its Community Classes are taught by teacher training graduates and all proceeds are donated to its long-term charity partner Singapore Committee for UN Women. 

Class types 13 different classes: Yoga Basics, Vinyasa Flow, Hot Hatha, Classical Hatha, Yin, Hot Flow, Ashtanga, Ashtanga Fundamentals, Yin Yang, Anusara, Universal Yoga, Prenatal and Community Class. Additionally, Hom Yoga is launching a Mini Glow Yoga Club with yoga and mindfulness-based classes for children of all ages.

Price $32/class and memberships start from $190/month.

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Upside Motion

Orchard

Increase flexibility, build lean muscles and train your core at any of the three classes offered at Upside Motion, including yoga. Awaken your body and mind by performing various Ashtanga asanas, learn about basic breathing techniques, build your muscles and correct alignment. There are three classes that range from dynamic workouts to slow-paced styles. Other outlets are located at 36 Armenian St (#02-03) and 6A Shenton Way (B1-01/02).

Class types Yoga beginners, yoga vinyasa and yin yoga.

Price $49 for a single class and packages start from $355/month.

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Pure Yoga

Raffles Place

Pure Yoga’s studio is decked with yoga practice rooms that are equipped with heaters for hot yoga, wall rope and aerial yoga equipment. A range of yoga classes in traditional and contemporary styles are available, including lyengar, Jivamukti, pre-natal yoga and even one for new mothers and babies. You can buy yoga garb and gear from the in-house Pure Apparel brand or grab a quick post-workout protein smoothie at the good food juice bar.

Class types Specialised classes include advanced, aerial yoga, yoga wheel, yoga balance, wall rope yoga, upside down, kundalini, kuchipudi, kirtan, Indian dance, core, chair yoga and Bollywood fusion. While grounding classes include alignment, basic asana, satyananda, yin-yang and hatha. Dynamic classes include ashtanga, sun salutations, dharma yoga, forrest yoga, jivamukti, mysore, navakarana vinyasa, vinyasa and universal yoga. There are also healing yoga classes for yin, relaxing, meditation and therapy, as well as hot yoga for a good sweat sesh.

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Yoga Movement

Raffles Place

Yoga Movement has been around since 2012 so you can be sure they know their stuff. All the classes are multi-levelled as instructors will modify poses to make sure everyone is catered for. Yoga Movement has five other outlets at East Coast, Orchard 22, Robertson Quay, Tanjong Pagar and Tiong Bahru. 

Class types Classes are split into eight main categories – Basics, Core, Power, Zen, Power Flow, Monster Hot, HIIT and Level Up.

Price $35/single class and packages start from $130/month.

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Yoga Lab

Tanjong Pagar

Yoga Lab offers a range of classes to suit all levels from complete beginners to experienced yogis. There are classes to find your zen such as Stretch and Hot 26, and classes to learn the proper postures such as Power and Flow. If you're not fired up enough for one class, you can also choose two different classes with the help of Yoga Lab's Chemistry chart to help you get to the practice you want. Duration of the classes range between 45 to 90 minutes. Yoga Lab has two other outlets at 27 Boon Tat Street and 135 East Coast Road.

Class types Classes are split into Biology and Physics. Biology focuses on all-round physical wellness and includes private yoga, stretch, core and pre-natal. Physics, on the other hand, explores various postures and poses and includes wheel yoga, power, flow, advanced yoga and basics.

Price $30/single class and packages start from $250/10 classes.

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True Yoga

Orchard

The award-winning True Yoga offers over 35 different types of yoga, hot yoga, dance, and pilates matwork classes across eight studios. There's also a spacious member’s relaxation lounge, shower and locker facilities, as well as steam rooms for both men and women – giving you a complete wellness experience.

Class types The extensive list includes asana and pranayama, ashtanga, cardio and core, gentle yoga, hatha, hot yoga, power, sivananda, traditional, vinyasa, yin and more.

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Jal Yoga

Kent Ridge

Jal Yoga is a spacious yoga studio offering a number of unusual yoga classes – one of which is infrared yoga.  Frequent yoga practitioners may be quick to dismiss infrared yoga as another gimmick or simply just hot yoga masquerading under a different name. It’s not. Those who’ve stepped into a hot yoga room are no strangers to the heated (and often stuffy) atmosphere of the room where temperatures hit almost 40°C. Infrared yoga is significantly cooler at 36°C but the main difference lies in the way heat is distributed. Infrared heat warms up your body – and only your body – without heating the surrounding air. That means you don’t have to struggle with a stuffy nose and fainting spells which can occur in a regular heated room. At Jal Yoga, each of its 28 mats has an infra heat panel directly above to ensure the infrared heat directly permeates your body – thus alleviating aches, increasing circulation, clearing skin issues, fighting incoming colds and eliminating flu.

Class types 18 different classes including Laughing Yoga, Kinetic Yoga, Upa Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Runners' Yoga, Mat Pilates and Barre.

Price $45 for a single class, packages range from $155 to $159.

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Platinum Yoga

City Hall

Stretch your muscles for this award-winning yoga studio runs classes that will work both the mind and body. We're talking classes that combine traditional and modern practices fit for all ages and fitness levels. There are also personalised group classes that target specific muscle groups. Looking to amp up your practice with a personal trainer? Get in touch with one of the yoga gurus for a one-to-one session tailored to your preference.

Class types Traditional practices are based on iyengar yoga, ashtanga yoga, shivananda yoga, pranayama and meditation, with modern hatha yoga like hot, vinyasa flow, dynamic, power, aerial, anti-aging, wheel, HIIT and therapeutic yoga.

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Art of Yoga

Bedok

It’s easy to find your zen in this minimalistic boutique yoga studio tucked away in a cosy nook of East Coast. Art of Yoga runs 69 classes with a maximum number of 20 students per class in 17 yoga styles, so you’ll definitely find one that’s right up your alley. While you’re at it, pick up a variety of artisanal products from homegrown brands such as Homemade Handmade and The Mala Company.

Class types There are a variety of classes from a full ashtanga mysore program and vinyasa yoga (power flow and power yoga) to gentle yoga and hatha yoga.

Price $30/single class and packages start from $260/10 classes.

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The Yoga Mandala

Tanjong Pagar

Located in Telok Ayer, this yoga sanctuary makes it the perfect spot to unwind after the working grind in the CBD. Spearheaded by founders Jessica Sinclair and Nicole He and backed by their team of yoga gurus, The Yoga Mandala offers a comprehensive list of group classes that transform your mind, body and soul through the practice of asana, pranayama, dharana and dhyana. Classes are also conducted in both English and Mandarin. Whether you’re just starting to improve your body flexibility or a master at all twists and bends, this friendly studio is here to help you with your yoga flow.

Class types Classes are classified into three levels – beginner, intermediate and advanced – and include Chinese hatha vinyasa, Chinese yin yoga and acrovinyasa, amongst others.

Price $30/drop-in class and packages start from $220/10 classes.

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