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10 top yoga studios in Cape Town
A selection of the best yoga studios in Cape Town and surrounds
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!
Every Tuesday evening from 6:30pm to 7:30pm, the Cape Quarter – in partnership with YogaLife offers all (beginner and experienced yogis) FREE yoga classes. Located on The Square level at the Events Area of the multi-storey lifestyle village and led by none other than YogaLife’s skilled instructors, the high quality yoga lessons are bound to have you breathing, stretching and bending your day’s stress away in no time. Suitable for anybody and everybody – irrespective of age and fitness level, YogaLife’s fully-equipped teachers are able to assist and teach yogis of all degrees. Although no prior booking is required as the sessions work on a first-come, first-serve basis, members are advised to arrive early (as well as bring their own mat, towel and water bottle) as the classes are known to be very popular. What’s more, the shopping mall is open seven days a week from 9am to 6pm which is ideal for those wishing to do a spot of shopping before the class – shoppers will find everything from a SPAR grocery and SPAR Tops! Liquor store to a wide range of fashion boutiques and interior design outlets . What’s more, the mall has an abundance of undercover parking bays available across a number of floors adding to the convenience and user-friendliness of the centre.
Cape Quarter | 27 Somerset Road | Green Point | +27 (0)21 421 1111 | www.capequarter.co.za
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
Om Revolution Mobile Yoga Studio
With special focus on private, corporate and outdoor yoga classes, The Om Revolution is leading a bit of, er, a revolution in Cape Town. Owned and run by online marketing consultant and seasoned yogi Victoria Csarmann, the mobile studio is on a mission to bring “yoga to the people” anywhere and at any time. This means that beginner and advanced yogis alike have the option of participating in a yoga session of any style in their home or backyard, a beautiful site in Cape Town and even their office or, if you don’t have space, book your very own session in their Yoga space on Loop Street. Furthermore, the flexible studio offers specialised pre- and post-pregnancy yoga classes as well. The best part? The Om Revolution caters to all ages, skill levels and body types thanks to its individually tailored sessions.
www.theomrevolution.co.za | + 27 (0)72 027 4628
African Soul Surfer Backpackers
With the double-storey lodging literally on the beach, it comes as no surprise then that African Soul Surfer boasts Cape Town’s only sea-facing yoga studio. What’s more zen than looking out onto the calming ocean while perfecting your breathing and poses, right? The backpackers hosts yoga classes 7 days a week and pilates twice a week. Session costs between R70 and R80p/p. Of course, if you want to contrast the calming effects of yoga with an adrenaline rush, the vibrant hostel integrates surf culture into its look and feel and also offers surf lessons and hires out boards and wetsuits.
Surfer’s Circle | Muizenberg | Cape Town | +27 (0) 21 788 1771 |www.capetownsurfyoga.co.za
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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