Ready to plunge into this peaceful form of art?
Yoga is not just an ancient spiritual practice, but can be the cure to all your stresses. The ‘art of living’ is more than just burning calories and toning those muscles — it’s a complete mind-body workout, with a focus on breathing techniques. It comes with several benefits, from having an improved posture and healthy blood flow, to a delightful sense of accomplishment when you master the posture you’ve been working on for months. Needless to say, we all need to seek some inner peace, most notably with office-bound jobs and our never-ending hustles.
Whether you’re a city dweller looking for an escape from your daily routine, or a traveler seeking a serene space to indulge in a yoga session, luckily Bangkok boasts a wide array of yoga studios across many neighbourhoods. Don’t know where to begin? For both newbies and for yoga experts, we’ve narrowed down some of the best yoga studios in Bangkok that will perfectly suit your needs.
If you want to master the art of yoga, head to Absolute You. One of the pioneers of hot yoga in Thailand, this creative studio just turned 17 years old, and now boasts 14 outlets across the city. Want to find a sequence to match your fitness level? Absolute You offers a variety of classes including Vinyasa yoga, Hatha yoga, Yin Yang, Absolute Fit, Hot series, Hot Flow, and many other styles. For yoga enthusiasts out there, the fitness boutique is really where you can foster your passion for the art under experts who will guide you through each posture. Taking a trip to Singapore? They’ve got two outlets in Singapore too if you don’t want to miss your favourite hatha yoga class.
Absolute You, 11/F, Amarin Plaza Phloen Chit Rd, Lumphini, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok; +66 2 252 4400.
If yoga is your gateway to rehabilitate your mental stress or if you are looking for a solution to cure a particular health issue, this serene space could be your ultimate destination. The classes at Divine Yoga are designed based on the teachings of the renowned Bihar School of Yoga in India with all kinds of levels – from low intensity to high intensity. Whether you opt for the Yoga Therapy II session or hit the Stress Management & Office Syndrome class, this yoga boutique is dedicated to offering therapeutic classes that ensure you feel good afterward.
Divine Yoga, 283/40 Home Place Building, 8/F, Sukhumvit 55 Rd. Soi Thonglor 13, Bangkok; +66 2 712 7100.
Yoga Loft Metropolitan Studio
Just across the picturesque scenery of Lumphini Park, Yoga Loft Metropolitan Studio houses a tranquil space for all city dwellers. Head over to this edgy studio after work to train for some basic yoga to unwind or try the power yoga to sweat it out. Best part? You can either walk in or take a monthly pass.
Yoga Loft Metropolitan Studio, 141 Witthayu Rd, Lumphini, Bangkok; +66 9 2942 5924.
Fancy doing Yoga Fly? Pilates Station is a fully equipped pilates studio where you can grasp the best combination of all fitness methods: yoga, pilates, dance, and aerial acrobatics. This fresh approach of exercising on a hammock was introduced by Patricia Duchaussoy to bring a fun twist to yoga practice. The classes here are conducted in small groups so you will get complete attention from the instructor to work on your regime, too.
Pilates Station, Jasmine City Building (BTS Asok), 2/F, Corner of Sukhumvit Soi 23, Bangkok; +66 2 661 7468.
Flow. Element. Balanced Charas. Repeat. At Yoga Elements, you learn the foundations, and smoothly flow into your meditative zone. Channel your energy and balance your chakras with the Himalayan Full Moon Swinging bowls. If you are interested in Vinyasa yoga, expect to learn the basics of meditation, the art of pranayama, and chanting, for a state of meditative calm.
Yoga Element, 185 Dhammalert Building, 7/F, Sukhumvit Rd., Bangkok; +66 2 255 9552.
Located in the heart of Asok, the cosy Yogatique is all about feeding your inner curious yogi. With an assortment of styles, this small community hub focuses on flexibility, holistic approaches, and even takes you step-by-step with a special 8-part yoga philosophy.
Yogatique, 116/8 Soi Sukhumvit 23, Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110; +66 2 662 0172.
Prem Yoga & Ayurveda Center
This community-oriented yoga studio is home to authentic traditional yoga teaching that offers extraordinary therapeutic aspects. Whilst the centre hosts a variety of yoga classes from power yoga to intense hatha yoga, you can request for a private pranayama class, too. Specialised yoga classes for chronic aliments are also one of the specialties here. Apart from that, the community here often also hosts morning talks on health- and wellness-related topics if you want to go even further.
Prem Yoga & Ayurveda Center, Sawan Court, Sukhumvit soi 26, Bangkok; +66 8 5019 6143.