10 top yoga studios in Cape Town

A selection of the best yoga studios in Cape Town and surrounds

Cape Town is a sports haven in which yoga is quite the growing trend.  Meaning 'union' yoga has its roots in Sanskrit 'vuj' which unifies the mind, body and soul. We have selected some of the best yoga studios in Cape Town and surrounds to simplify your (re-)entry into the world of yoga. All you have to do is roll out your mat and assume the downward facing dog position. Namaste!

1- The Yoga Life

Focussing on Vinyasa and Power Yoga Jessika Munnell, Andrew Gowans and Dave Porter's new addition to Cape Town's bendy scene offers 'Yoga for everyone'. With love, dedication and a good sense of humor your teachers will help you to find your appropriate level and there are even free classes for beginners.

127 Waterkant Street | De Waterkant | Cape Town | +27 (0)21-418-2884

2 - YogaLife Classes at the Cape Quarter Square

As part of its lifestyle offering, the trendy Cape Quarter Square shopping complex in Cape Town’s De Waterkant offers free (yes, free) Vinyasa yoga classes every Tuesday evening during the warmer months from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. The sessions are led by experienced instructors from respected studio YogaLife and, weather permitting, they take place in the lifestyle village’s pretty alfresco piazza, a serene space for stretching, bending, flexing and meditating. All classes are tailored to beginners, so anyone is welcome; just be sure to bring along your own mat if you have one or arrange to borrow one with centre management. Yoga lessons will continue until May or June 2014, when it starts getting too cold, and then will pick up again in spring when things start heating up again.

27 Somerset Road | De Waterkant | Cape Town| +27 (0) 21 421 1111

3- Yoga Zone

Regarded as one of the oldest yoga studios in Cape Town with more than eight years of practice,  health and personal wellbeing is of the utmost importance. Studios are equipped with changing rooms and showers making it easy to integrate yoga classes into your everyday life. Yoga Zone practice Bikram, Vinyasa or Power Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga and beginners can opt for 10 hours in two weeks for only R120. There are special rates for students, seniors and families.

58 Strand Street | Cape Town | +27 (0)21-421-8136

4- Shanti Cape Town

Shanti Yoga practices Ashtanga yoga taught by Krishnamacharya and Sri K. Breathing exercises and meditation are top of the curriculum and international yoga trainers regularly visit the studio in Cape Town to share their wisdom. Their onsite shop will satisfy all your yoga needs and they also offer workshops.

Temple House | Corner Buitenkant & Roeland St | Cape Town | +27 (0)84-358-9863

5- Gururamdas Kundalini Yoga Studio

Find your inner voice and the perfect balance between inner and outer beauty with guidance from the Gururamdas Kundalini Yoga Studio. Iundalini, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, as well as dance and meditation are practiced here and yoga teacher training is available.

6 Park Road | Gardens | Cape Town | +27 (0)21-424-6610

6- It´s Yoga Cape Town

Rocket Series is an Ashtanga sequence designed by owner Larry Schultz and taken from the second and third series of Ashtanga. This style of yoga benefits all levels of experience with psychological, physical and spiritual refreshment as well as an awareness of what makes life positive. The studio offers teacher training, workshops and relaxing retreats. It is located in sunlit Table View and close to the beach.

12 Marine Circle | Table View | Cape Town | +27 (0)71-172-5205

7- Karma Shala Yoga

Explore yoga with the help of experienced and dedicated teachers in a bright studio with wooden floors. Each yoga class has a maximum of fourteen participants in order to guarantee individual attention. After the course you can have some food and enjoy a refreshing drink in the Cook Shop or treat yourself to a massage. The studio offers courses for beginners, teacher training, synergy courses and workshops.

117 Hatfield Street | Gardens | Cape Town | +27 (0)82-642-5256

8- Adi Shakti Yoga Centre
Yoga instructor Vanessa specializes in pranayama (breathing exercises), asana (physical exercises), savasana (relaxation) and meditation. Practiced on the wooden roof between palm trees and overlooking the ocean this studio really is the perfect spot to relax and also offers private lessons.

1 Shanklin Crescent| Camps Bay | Cape Town | +27 (0)78-936-7615

9-Anjali Yoga

Connect mind, body and soul at Laura Anjali Montesant's centrally located studio which offers yoga, Hatha yoga, yoga dance Akhanda and restorative yoga, according to the principle of Indian guru Yogi Vishvketu. Laura also offers yoga for children.

47 Commercial Street | Ground Floor & 1st Floor Maremoto | 230 Long Street | Cape Town | +27 (0)79-103-3744

10- Jai Yoga

A family business ran by Jacqueline and Syed Jai Yoga's motto is to "Take off your shoes and leave the world at the door ...."  Courses include Bikram yoga, Vinyasa yoga classes and private lessons are available. After training, you can relax, enjoy a massage or breathing exercises.

The Spearhead | 42 Hans Strijdom Ave | Foreshore | Cape Town | +27 (0)21-418-0974

11- The Centre Yoga Meditation

In the Centre Yoga Meditation mind and body are connected and the cooperation of the two components is of vital importance for health, balance and harmony. The offer is therefore principally based on physical and mental well-being and services include support via telephone, email or Skype. A clinical team is on hand to provide a health check before training and teacher training programs are also available.

55 Somerset Road | Somerset Lane | Cape Town | +27 (0) 82-377-1994

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