Top Yoga Studios in Cape Town: Classes, Specials, How to's, Benefits etc - 2018
Top Yoga Studios in Cape Town: Classes, Specials, How to's, Benefits etc - 2018
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Top Yoga Studios in Cape Town: Classes, Specials, How to's, Benefits etc - 2018
Looking for the best yoga classes and studios Cape Town has to offer? Whether you're an acclaimed yogi or a novice to the mat, we've got all the info you need!
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Top Yoga Studios in Cape Town: Classes, Specials, How to's, Benefits etc - 2018

Looking for the best yoga classes and studios Cape Town has to offer? Whether you're an acclaimed yogi or a novice to the mat, we've got all the info you need!
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Top Yoga Studios in Cape Town: Classes, Specials, How to's, Benefits etc - 2018
Looking for the best yoga classes and studios Cape Town has to offer? Whether you're an acclaimed yogi or a novice to the mat, we've got all the info you need!

Yoga is more than just a collection of stretches, poses and ommms - yoga is a way of life, it’s a fantastic form of exercise and it’s practiced by thousands of people all over Cape Town.

Whether you’re an avid trail runner looking to improve speed; a novice looking to join the revolution, or a yogi with years of experience under your mat - Cape Town has got the yoga studio for you!

To help you find your perfect match (and your inner zen), we’ve put together a list of best yoga studios and classes scattered around the city.

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Yoga in the Cape Town City Bowl

The City Bowl is home to a hub of yoga lovers. With over 20 studios located in and around the city centre, you have no excuse not to get that body stretching. Here are a few of our favourite studios.

The Yoga Room

The Yoga Room is a welcoming and inclusive yoga studio@The Yoga Room

The Yoga Room is a safe space to explore or start your yoga practice, they have created a space where everyone can feel included at any level of practice. The Yoga Room caters for all levels of experience and offers a variety of classes.

Classes Offered:

  • The Basics - A class aimed at drawing beginners into the world of Yoga
  • Gentle Yoga
  • Vinyasa
  • Yin Yoga
  • Yin & Tonic
  • Mom & Baby Yoga

Here they aim to help you start your Yoga journey without compromising on your comfort. They keep their classes smaller offering a more attentive and individual focus on your practice, teachers are helpful and inviting and will have you feeling like part of a Yoga family.

YogaLife

Centre your soul at YogaLife @theyogalife

YogaLife offers a variety of yoga classes that caters to a wide range of needs unique to each individual, and thus serves multiple purposes. YogaLife’s classes satisfy the fitness enthusiast, incorporate a meditative thread, and are available to practitioners at all levels – beginner through advanced.

Classes Offered:

  • Bikram
  • Power Yoga
  • Vinyasa
  • Yoga Sculpt

They offer both heated and unheated yoga with focus on creating fun, supportive classes with consistent instruction delivery and skillful and creative posture sequencing.

  • Class Schedule: YogaLife Schedule
  • Drop-in Rates: R120
    • R120 for students
  • Specials: One week free for first-timers
  • Where: 127 Waterkant Street, De Waterkant
  • More Info: Website

YogaZone

Take time to Get into the zone @YogaZone

Established in 2002, YogaZone was the first hot yoga studio in Cape Town. Their classes are geared to optimise health and wellbeing.

YogaZone is an inner-city haven welcoming all those who seek invigorating and holistic body and mind practice. With over 30 000 people having done classes with them, its yoga for all ages, body types and levels of experience.

Yoga Classes Offered:

  • Heated Vinyasa
  • Bikram
  • Yoga Nidra

The yoga room is spacious with beautiful wooden floors and a sophisticated heating and airflow system.

  • Class Schedule: YogaZone Schedule
  • Drop-in Rates: R110
  • Specials: For first-timers: R170 for 2 weeks unlimited
  • Where: 10th Floor Picbel Parkade, 58 Strand Street
  • More Info: Website

The Shala Yoga Studio

Discover the beauty of your abilities @theshalacapetown

The Shala is a creative and sacred space for people to explore the practice of yoga in Cape Town with the support of inspiring teachers. They serve to create an individual experience for each student and have classes for all levels of yoga experience.

With continuing education as a focus, The Shala offers beginners classes, advanced practices, workshops, courses and certified Yoga teacher trainings.

Yoga Classes Offered:

  • Vinyasa
  • Pre Natal
  • Jnana
  • Yin Vinyasa

The studio and café are housed in a gorgeous Heritage building on Dunkley Square, where every detail has been created with intention. It offers changing rooms, shower facilities, a plant-based soul food cafe, and a gorgeous yoga studio with restored wooden floors and eco-friendly paint.

Wild Thing

release your inner wild child @wilthingmoves

Wild Thing is a contemporary yoga studio situated in the heart of Sea Point, Cape Town founded by Lexi Ryman and Dominique Vieira.

Yoga Classes Offered:

  • Hot Vinyasa
  • Vinyasa Flow
  • Chakra Vinyasa (Vinyasa with a focus on connecting with your bodies vortexes of energy)
  • Wild Thing Moves (40 min HIIT workout)
  • Community Flow Classes ( These special classes are run on "a pay what you can afford" and are offered twice weekly.

Wild Thing Yoga are breaking down the stereotypes of the yoga community, by making yoga accessible and affordable to everyone. These community flow classes proceeds are all donated to the Earthchild project, a great way to give back and uplift the community.

This funky studio offers a variation of Vinyasa based yoga and body conditioning classes running from early morning through to the early evening throughout the week. Their classes cater for all levels and aspiring yogis.

  • Class Schedule: Wild Thing Schedule
  • Drop-in Rates: R150
  • Specials: 1 FREE week to Cape Town Residents
  • Where: The Point, 76 Regent Rd, Sea Point
  • More Info: Website

Unraveled Yoga

it's time to inspire & play @unraveledyoga

This funky new yoga studio based in the heart of Cape Town is a must-visit! After opening their doors on the 1st of April 2017, they have already taken the yoga scene by storm with their fresh, trendy studio and colourful vibes.

Classes Offered:

  • Vinyasa Flow
  • Unique advanced playtime

A visit to this studio promises to leave you feeling unraveled and ready to take on the world! They also offer teacher training programs and workshops designed to inspire your practice.

  • Class Schedule: Unraveled Yoga Schedule
  • Drop-in Rates: R140
    • R120 for students
  • Specials: First class is free
    • 10% off your first monthly unlimited package
  • Where: 107 Bree Street
  • More Info: Website

Air Yoga

Air Yoga and Meditation is an affiliate Jivamukti Yoga studio that offers Jivamukti Yoga classes and traditional Ashtanga Yoga style.

Classes Offered:

  • Jivamukti (Open; Spiritual Warrior; Beginners; Restorative)
  • Vinyasa
  • Meditation

They offer regular workshops with local and international teachers. This studio embodies creativity, style and consciousness - it’s a must-do!

  • Class Schedule: Exhale Yoga
  • Drop in Rates: R130
  • Specials: First-timers,
    • Aerial Yoga - Drop in Class R180 (60min class)
  • Where: 66 Albert Rd, Woodstock
  • More Info: Website

Hot Dog Yoga

Redefine the ordinary @hotdogyogastudio

Hot Dog Yoga is located in Sea Point on the Atlantic Seaboard with close proximity to the beach and CBD. They have three beautiful window encased yoga studios with mountain and sea views.

Yoga Classes Offered:

  • Ashtanga
  • Hot Yoga
  • Vinyasa
  • Power Yoga
  • Iyengar
  • Restorative
  • Pre Natal
  • Beginners
  • Yin Yoga
  • Kids Yoga

The floors are sprung and made of real wood to be kind to your knees and joints during yoga practice. The studio is tranquil and supportive and although they offer a variety of styles of yoga, all of their classes share one thing in common – a comfortable space in which to explore and nourish the body, mind and soul.

  • Class Schedule: Hot Dog Yoga Schedule
  • Drop-in Rates: R120
  • Specials:
    • One week trial for local residents only
  • Where: 202 Main Rd, Sea Point
  • More Info: Website

GuruRamDas Kundaini Yoga Studio

Explore your inner zen @gururamdasyogastudio

This gem found in the heart of Cape Town is a must-see for anyone looking to celebrate life through the practice of yoga.

Yoga Classes Offered:

  • Kundalini
  • Meditation and relaxation
  • Sadhana

Experience the perfect balance of inner and outer beauty. This spot encourages you to “simply be”.

Yoga South Africa

Take your yogi skills to the skies @yogasouthafrica

Yoga South Africa is a majestic yoga studio situated in the heart of Camps Bay in Cape Town that teaches the practice of Iyengar Yoga.

Yoga Classes Offered:

  • Iyengar Yoga (Beginners; General; Intermediate; Therapeutic)

Iyengar Yoga is a conscious refining and balancing of the Asana to bring about a still and focused mind.

  • Class Schedule: Yoga South Africa Schedule
  • Drop-in Rates: R160
  • Specials:
    • R610 - 1 class per week (Monthly)
    • R800 - Unlimited classes (Monthly)
  • Where: The Little Glen, off Blinkwater Rd.
  • More Info: Website

Yoga Studios in the Southern Suburbs

The Southern Suburbs boasts some of the best yoga classes Cape Town has to offer. From Yo Yoga to Yoga Spirit, the southern suburbs should be on every yogis' list of yoga studios to visit. Here’s a few of our favourites.

Yo Yoga

Channel your energy into the perfect pose@yo_yoga_ct

Yo Yoga offers Bikram, Yo Bikram, Ashtanga, Vinyasa flow yoga, workshops and teacher training throughout the year. Their aim is to help you to improve both your physical and mental wellbeing through the regular practice of yoga.

Yoga Classes Offered:

  • Bikram
  • Yoga Flow
  • Ashtanga

This beautiful studio is a relaxed, happy and healthy space where you can unwind, exercise your body, relax your mind, breathe and sweat.

  • Class Schedule: Yo Yoga Schedule
  • Drop-in Rates: R120
    • R100 for students
  • Specials:
    • First timers: R120 one week unlimited
    • R500 one month unlimited
  • Where:
    • The Powder Mill, 5 Sunrise Circle, Ndabeni/Pinelands
    • Cavendish Close, Warwick Street
  • More Info: Website

YogaSpirit

Based in the heart of Constantia, this tranquil yoga studio offers yoga to all ages and abilities.

Yoga Classes Offered:

  • Bikram
  • Vinyasa
  • Yin
  • Power Vinyasa (hot)
  • Fushion Express (hot)

With the aim of helping you develop self-awareness through movement, conscious breath and attention to detail, this yoga studio should definitely be on your top to-do list.

  • Class Schedule: YogaSpirit Schedule
  • Drop-in Rates: R130
  • Specials:
    • First timers: R180 for 2 weeks unlimited
  • Where: Constantia Village
  • More Info: Website

The Source

Said to be the place for a playful journey of self-mastery, this yoga studio offers a variety of yoga classes aimed at helping you find your inner zen.

Yoga Classes Offered:

  • Vinyasa Flow & Hot Vinyasa
  • Source Yoga
  • Gentle Yoga & Beginners Yoga
  • Yin Flow

With a personalised Source Yoga, Vinyasa, Yin and Gentle yoga classes on offer, a yoga class at this studio will leave you feeling balanced and energised. Enjoy a refreshing drink while over looking their beautiful lawns as the wild rabbits happily hop along in the grass.

  • Class Schedule: The Source Schedule
  • Drop-in Rates: R125
  • Specials:
    • First timers: R250 for 2 weeks unlimited + 1 private session
  • Where: 11 Townsend Avenue, Diep River
  • More Info: Website

YogaWay

Align yourself with your fellow yogi's

YogaWay is nestled in the heart of Newlands Village Cape Town. They are a very small and intimate studio, offering a nurturing and gentle way of finding your own practice.

Yoga Classes Offered:

  • Beginners
  • Vinyasa
  • Pregnancy Yoga

YogaWay studio offers Yoga classes for all levels making you feel welcome from the minute you step inside.

  • Class Schedule: YogaWay Schedule
  • Drop-in Rates: R100
  • Specials:
    • First timers: first class is free
  • Where: 9 Ohisson Way
  • More Info: Website

Yoga Studios in the Northern Suburbs

The Northern suburbs of Cape Town are home to a handful of great yoga studios dedicated to providing peaceful, relaxing and tranquil yoga classes. If you’re looking to spread your wings and venture out into the ‘burbs- here are some yoga studios that would love to have you.

Yama Yoga

Perfect your extended side angle pose @yamayogadurbanville

Based in Rosenpark, Cape Town, Yama Yoga offers a wide variety of Yoga classes designed to get your body moving and your mind relaxing.

Yoga Classes Offered:

  • Bikram
  • Hot Vinyasa
  • Yoga Basics
  • Power Yoga

To encourage a healthy lifestyle, Yama Yoga has teamed up with Amuse Wellness Deli to provide healthy, balanced meals. The deli offers low-Gi Meals, Paleo and Banting meals.

YogaVille

Become one with your mat yogaville_yoga_durbanville

If you’re looking for a yoga class in Durbanville, head over to YogaVille and pick from a list of 3 different yoga styles.

Yoga Classes Offered:

  • Vinyasa (Challenge, Beginners, Slow, Ashtanga)
  • Yin Yoga

This studio offers Yin yoga, Vinyasa flow and normal Vinyasa classes suited to all.

Gita Yoga

Soak in all the benefits of this beautiful practice@gitayogakenridge

This beautiful and tranquil boutique yoga studio is situated in the leafy and picturesque studio in Kenridge Heights. It boasts gorgeous views over the surrounding Durbanville winelands.

Yoga Classes Offered:

  • Private beginners classes
  • General Hatha classes
  • Gentle Hatha classes
  • Postnatal

Experience the deep benefits of a Gita style yoga class while enjoying the benefits of increased flexibility and strength.

Outdoor Yoga Cape Town

If you’d like to take your mat outdoors and experience the art of yoga while breathing in fresh air, then these mobile outdoor yoga classes are for you. Take a look at what Cape Town has to offer or any outdoor yogi’s out there.

The Om Revolution

Ommm beneath the sun @theomrevolution

The Om Revolution is a mobile Yoga and wellness service that was founded in 2014. Their mission is to bring Yoga to the people, making this beautiful form of meditation and exercise more accessible to everyone.

By bringing Yoga into the convenience of your home, office, backyard, etc., the team at Om Revolution have enabled you to include it into your life on YOUR terms.

Exclusive outdoor experiences are offered at Kirstenbosch Garden, Chapman’s Peak, Signal Hill, The Company Garden, Clifton Beach, Blouberg Beach and Table Mountain.

  • Public Class Schedule: The Om Revolution
  • Drop-in Rates: R50 outdoor yoga
  • Where: Company Garden’s; Century City Clifton Beach.
  • More Info: Website

Pop-Up Yoga Cape Town

Stretch yourself along the seashore @popupyogacpt

This travelling yogi provides pop-up yoga classes in and around Cape Town suitable for all ages. Some of the most popular outdoor spots include Keurboom Park, the Rondebosch Common, Rhodes Memorial and Muizenberg Beach.

  • Follow these pop-up yoga events here.

The Benefits of Yoga

Yoga does far more than increase flexibility and improve muscle tone. The benefits of yoga are ten-fold which is why the practice has become one of the most popular fitness trends worldwide.

From trail runners to ballerinas, rock climbers and boxers, yoga is practiced by people from all walks of life.

The reason? These top benefits speak for themselves!

  • It improves flexibility, strength, balance and endurance
  • It boosts emotional and mental health
  • It boosts immunity
  • It boosts sexual performance
  • It helps fight food cravings
  • It prevents degenerative diseases
  • It helps reduce pain
  • It improves posture
  • It helps ease stress

Yoga Styles Explained Simply

If you’re anything like us, you’ve been confused by the many different styles of yoga out there. With so many styles on offer, each offering their own benefits, choosing a style to meet your needs can be quite tricky.

To help you get to grips with these different styles, we’ve put together a simple guide to the most commonly practiced yoga techniques.

Bikram Yoga

This is definitely one of the favourites in Cape Town. Practiced in a hot, sauna-like room, Bikram features a series of 26 basic yoga postures.

Some classes are even practiced in a toasty 40 degree room with the slow movements getting your heart rate pumping and body dripping with sweat. If you’re looking for a deep stretch and a relaxing detox, Bikram Yoga is for you!

Vinyasa

This is an active and athletic style of yoga with its roots established from the traditional ashtanga practice. The beauty of this style of yoga is that it doesn’t follow the same sequence every time. With each instructor having their own style, Vinyasa Yoga provides you with a fun, playful way to embrace the world of yoga.

Yoga Sculpt

Yoga Sculpt is a class that incorporates hand weights and high-intensity cardio bursts for a maximum calorie burning effect. The hand weights add a new challenge to traditional yoga classes.

Yoga Sculpt also incorporates cardio exercises to get your heart pumping and your blood flowing. And of course, there’s always a challenging core workout mixed in!

Yoga Nidra

Also commonly known as yogic sleep, this practice is a very powerful meditation technique. This systematic meditation technique is a state in which the body is completely relaxed and you become increasingly aware of the inner world by following a set of verbal instructions.

Prenatal Yoga

This practice is specifically designed to tone the physical body, especially the pelvic floor, hip and ab muscles in order to prepare for the birthing process.

Prenatal yoga is said to help relieve common pregnancy discomforts such as back pain, nausea, insomnia, and headaches.

Jnana Yoga

Jnana (wisdom or knowledge) is perhaps one of the most difficult of the main paths of Yoga. The practice of Jnana yoga requires that the mind be used to transcend the mind’s identification with its thoughts and ego.

Jivamukti Yoga

By incorporating chanting, meditation, pranayama, philosophy, and music into a vigorous flowing asana, or vinyasa practice, Jivamukti emphasizes bringing ancient teachings alive in a contemporary setting.

Iyengar Yoga

Iyengar Yoga is characterised by the practice of asana and pranayama but has an innovative approach to precision and alignment, planned sequencing, timing and the use of props.

Hatha Yoga

This style is a physical yoga practice that encompasses nearly all types of modern yoga. Put simply, practicing a Hatha class means that you’ll get an intro to the most basic yoga postures. You probably won't work up a sweat in a Hatha yoga class, but you will leave feeling relaxed and stretched out.

Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga is a rigorous style of yoga based on ancient yoga teachings. Follows a specific sequence of postures, Ashtanga is similar to vinyasa yoga except that it follows the same poses in the same order. It is practiced in a warm room and will leave your muscles feeling worked.

Anusara Yoga

Anusara is often described as one of the purest forms of yoga designed to encourage students to express themselves through the various poses to their best ability.

Power Yoga

Power Yoga is a vigorous, fitness-based approach to vinyasa style yoga. This popular yoga includes the athleticism of Ashtanga,while including a vinyasa flow element.

Yin Yoga

This is a very quiet and meditative style of yoga that focuses on lengthening connective tissue. This practice is passive and it really let’s you relax and enjoy the abilities of your body.

So now that you've got all you need to know about yoga in Cape Town, why not grab your mat and head out to find your inner peace.

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