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Best Yoga Studios in Cape Town
Get your downward dog on with this comprehensive list of Cape Town’s best yoga studios.
Last Updated: 7 December 2017
Yoga is the art of stretching, breathing and connecting the physical form with the spiritual form. Practices of the ancient exercise date back thousands of years. The word ‘yoga’ derives from Sanskrit and means to ‘join or unite’ which is symbolic of the union between consciousness and body; mind and soul.
21 June marks the annual celebration of International Day of Yoga. Initiated on 11 December 2014, the United Nations proclaimed 21 June as International Day of Yoga in the effort to recognise its global popularity and the many benefits associated with its practices. The theme for the 2017 celebration is ‘Yoga for Health’ and highlights the many wondrous health benefits the practice of yoga offers.
Feeling inspired enough to discover your inner yogi? You’ve come to the right place. The Mother City is no stranger to the joys of yoga and boasts numerous world class yoga studios that will undoubtedly fix your yoga itch. Whether you’re a newbie looking to join the world of yogi’s or an established yoga guru just looking for a new place to unroll your mat, we’re certain our comprehensive list of Cape Town’s top yoga studios will have something to offer you. Happy stretching and Namaste!
The Om Revolution Mobile Yoga Studio
Opening it's door in 2014, as Cape Towns first mobile yoga service, The Om Revolution has come a long way since then. With a focus on taking yoga to the people, they offer a range of services designed to suit your yoga needs. These include the very popular outdoor classes, held in the summer months of Nov-April (R70/p or R50/p when bought as a block of 4 classes) As well as yoga experiences designed to take your practice to the mother city's most breathtaking locations. (Limited up to 20 people, prices start at R1100 for a group of up to 10) If yoga away from the crowds - or the weather - is more your style, The Om Revolution also offers private lessons in the comfort of your own home. And you can even take yoga to work with their popular corporate yoga programmes. Be sure to contact their offices for more information.
6 Greenways Drive | Kommetjie | Cape Town |+27 (081) 329 4543
This inner city yoga getaway is edgy, young, fun and unique. Located on the ever popular Bree Street, this yoga studio is a little different when it comes to the traditional interior design you’d expect from a yoga studio. The walls are covered in stunning graffiti murals done by Cape Town’s own Falko One. It is fully equipped with all the bells and whistles and you can bring your own mat and towel or rent theirs for just R40. They offer classes that range from absolute beginner to seasoned professional. They specialise in vinyasa with an unraveled twist, which means they teach vinyasa flow accompanied by sweet beats.
107 Bree Street | 1st Floor (above La Parada) | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 422 1304
With a relaxed studio, happy vibes and healthy atmosphere, Yo Yoga is sure to give you all the inner-peace and tranquillity you need. It is a space where you can be yourself while unwinding, exercising your body and relaxing your mind. Yo Yoga offers Bikram, Yo Bikram, Ashtanga, Vinyasa flow yoga and much more to get you into serenity. Their aim is to help you improve both your physical and mental wellbeing through the regular practice of yoga.
Cavendish Close | Warwick Street | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 671 0888
Hot Dog Yoga
Hot Dog Yoga Studios has two yoga rooms – one used for hot yoga and the other at regular temperature for Vinyasa, iyengar, kids and pregnancy yoga training! The studio offers a range of experienced and inspiring trainers who teach yoga to all interested souls.
202 Main Rd | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 439 4888
ReUnion Yoga and Meditation
The ReUnion Yoga and Meditation studio is open to everyone. They offer a wide range of yoga asana classes and meditation. It is here where you can reconnect, refocus and replenish your reserves under the guidance of experienced yoga teachers. This is also the only studio that teaches moon sequence as well as beginner classes which focus on synergy and meditation. The yoga classes are kept deliberately small to ensure a low teacher-to-student ratio, which in turn gives you a high-quality class and the best possible practice.
29 Sir Lowry Rd | Woodstock | Cape Town | +27 (0)79 587 2281
Focussing on Vinyasa and Power Yoga, Dave Porter's addition to Cape Town's bendy scene offers 'yoga for everyone'. With love, dedication and a good sense of humour 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
African Soul Surfer Backpackers
With the double-storey lodging literally on the beach, it comes as no surprise 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 seven days a week and drop-in classed range from R80p/p - R100p/p, and R600p/p - R750p/p for a 10-class card. 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 also offers surf lessons and as well as board and wetsuit hire.
Surfer’s Circle | Muizenberg | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 788 1771
Ashtanga Yoga Cape Town
This studio specialises in 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. They are conveniently located on Roeland Street for those of you who live in the city and are looking for something accessible and close by. 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 Yoga Studio
Find your inner voice and the perfect balance between inner and outer beauty with guidance from the GuruRamDas Yoga Studio. Kundalini, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, as well as dance and meditation are practised here as well as yoga instructor training courses.
6 Park Road | Gardens | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 424 6610
The Shala Yoga Studio
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 instructors Claire and Dorly specialise in pranayama (breathing exercises), asana (physical exercises), savasana (relaxation) and meditation. Practised on the wooden roof between palm trees and overlooking the ocean this studio really is the perfect spot to relax and offers Kundalini, flowing Hatha, balancing Senior Yoga, caring pre and post natal yoga, loving Mom and Baby Yoga or a restoring Meditation and Yoga Nidra class
1 Shanklin Crescent | Camps Bay | Cape Town | +27 (0)78 936 7615
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