There’s no lack of yoga studios in Hong Kong, but let’s face it: spending your first few sessions as a beginner in a packed room of 30 — a common sight in commercial gyms — can be daunting. Regardless of whether you’re a seasoned yogi or a newbie, graduating to a boutique yoga studio can help you elevate your practice.
Not only do you benefit from the smaller classes and more personalised attention, but boutique studios tend to also offer more niche focuses to suit eclectic interests and needs. Plus, there’s plenty more opportunity to build a close rapport and even friendship with your instructor and fellow classmates. Check out our pick of the top boutique yoga studios in Hong Kong below.
Located in a leafy, sun-dappled corner of Mid-Levels, this quaint yoga studio is the ideal setting for a soft yet energetic start to your day (it’s right by an indie coffee shop to boot!), with small classes, eclectic playlists and chilled vibes. Favouring a holistic practice, their star classes are vinyasa-based Kita Flow classes which emphasise sequencing and breathwork. There is also a slower, restorative Candle-lit Mellow class and Meditation class. For those hoping to burn more calories, there’s also Kita Sculpt, which combines a full body resistance band workout with small cardio bursts, with core-strengthening moves inspired by yoga.
Price: Classes start from HK$300 for a drop-in class; HK$300 for one week of unlimited trial classes for first-timers.
Kita Yoga, 1 U Lam Terrace, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, +852 5323 1978
Friendly neighbourhood yoga studio Yoga Bambam is a self-professed leader in the resurgence of boutique yoga studios in recent years — particularly in the Aerial Yoga camp. The studio has two locations, offering an eclectic array of classes from Acroyoga to Aerial Silks to Introductory classes and Inversions. Its Central location is often a pop-up space for a variety of wellness-focused brands, while its Pound Lane branch favours more of a community spirit — partnering well with eco-forward vegetarian eatery Mana! Cafe next door.
Price: The first class with each new teacher is HK$150, repeat visits HK$200. Loyalty packages are available upon request for longer commitments.
Yoga Bambam, 28 Pound Lane, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong; 10 Shin Hing Street, Central, Hong Kong
The Yoga Room
A longtime fixture on Hong Kong’s yoga scene, Sheung Wan stalwart The Yoga Room can be considered as the OG of boutique studios — and with that comes its expertise in an eye-opening range of classes. There’s plenty to choose from, from Hatha and Vinyasa to Hot Flow; Candlelight Yin to Detox Yoga; Mindfulness classes to AntiGravity Yoga; Wheel Yoga to Forrest Yoga; and even Pre-natal Yoga for mums or yoga for mums and babies. You can rest assured that you’ll receive ample personalised attention with the small class sizes set in bright and spacious yet homey surrounds.
Price: Class drop-in costs HK$280, with small packages from 10 classes starting from HK$2,000, as well as yearly memberships available. Free trial class for first-timers available.
The Yoga Room, 3/F, 4/F, 6/F & 16/F, Xiu Ping Commercial Building, 104 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, +852 2544 8398
Lemon Drop Studio
This high ceilinged, bright and cosy yoga studio tucked in the neighbourly streets of K-Town is a favourite of many yogis in search of an uplifting environment to their practice, and they’re soon expanding to a new studio in the Hong Kong University area this September. One of the most popular sessions is their monthly yoga and HIIT combo class, which pairs 45 minutes of sweaty HIIT with 45 minutes of yoga stretching to recover and repair — it’s sometimes accompanied by hiking and sunbathing if weather permits! On top of its clean, comfy surrounds, Lemon Drop is committed to using eco-friendly equipment made from recycled cork.
Price: Drop-in classes cost HK$220, with special prices for class packages, such as four classes in two weeks at HK$840, or HK$400 for four early morning 7am or 8:15am classes. First trials are discounted at HK$180.
Lemon Drop Studio, Shop 2, 37B Cadogan Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong
Conveniently located in the heart of Wan Chai, this bright studio — like its moniker suggests — is a friendly and welcoming place for yoga beginners and intermediate students alike, with class sizes of up to 14 mats. One-on-one private sessions are also available. From basic flow classes to more niche focuses such as core- and arm-focused training, as well as restorative sessions such as stretching and Candlelit Yin, there’s something for everyone, all taught in Aloha’s signature warm-hearted nurturing style.
Price: Drop-in classes cost HK$270 per session, and packages for 10 classes HK$2,200. Trial classes at HK$100 are offered for those thinking to purchase a package thereafter.
Yoga Aloha, 1/F, Fu Tak Building, 367 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 2565 7088
Dubbed a ‘movement studio,’ SharedSpace was founded by Clare Lim and Aaron Martin to spread the teaching of movement from all genres. Aside from yoga, the studio also teaches an eclectic array of classes, from parkour to acrobatics to weights training. Currently, Sharedspace is Asia’s only provider of Katonah Yoga, a synthetic Hatha practice that also incorporates teachings from Taoist philosophy and sacred geometry, focusing on well-balanced poses that help the body support its own structure intuitively.
Price: Drop-in classes cost HK$250 each, and first-timers at SharedSpace can try three initial classes for HK$300.
SharedSpace, 31/F, The Sharp, 11-13 Sharp Street East, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, +852 6687 3701
For those who are based on Kowloon side, Tsim Sha Tsui boutique yoga studio Samantha Yoga (it also has a sister studio, One Yoga, in Wan Chai) is a great place to start. Very similar offerings can be found at both of their airy and inviting spaces, ranging from traditional practices such as Hatha, Vinyasa or Ashtanga to more unconventional classes such as Aroma Stretch and Aroma Flow — incorporating the healing power of essential oils — and Dharma Yoga Wheel classes, which is great for office workers who need a good back stretch!
Price: Trial price for newcomers costs HK$180 for two classes. A regular pass for four classes is HK$600, with packages available for 10 or 20 classes.
Samantha Yoga, Room 1005, 10/F, Cheung Lee Commercial Building, 25 Kimberley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 6537 8399