Living in a cosmopolitan city can leave you feeling tired, tense and heavy. Lucky for us, the number of yoga studios in Singapore seems to be growing exponentially.
It’s the perfect practice to heal and rejuvenate mind, body and soul, whether you’re a newbie or attained instructor certification. We’ll help you find the best studio to meet your needs and goals.
For “Normal People”
Kate Porter Yoga’s Hatha based classes range from beginner to advanced and vary according to your preferences (increase in flexibility, restorative, bootcamp). Small-class sizes and simple touches like chilled tea and cold towels after class give KPY a community feel. Mats, blankets, blocks and straps provided.
#01-27 Laguna Park, Tel: 9781 3403
For The All-Rounder
Focusing on mind, body and spirit, COMO Shambhala Urban Escape offers a wide range of yoga classes, Pilates, nutrition and massage therapy and some alternative medicines. With classes like Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, kids’ yoga and their unique Gyrotonic classes, the certified and experienced teachers will have you reaching zen. Classes are small, facilities well equipped.
At #06-01/02 Delfi Orchard, Tel: 6304 3552
For Prenatal Yoga
If the Singapore heat has you desperate for more, step into Updog Studios which specialises in hot yoga for beginners to experienced yogis. You’ll find classes like Hot Hatha, Hot 26, Hot Fusion, and some non-hot classes like Hatha and Flow. Updog may be most well known for their prenatal classes due to the nurturing and supportive environment. As a boutique yoga studio, the certified teachers and staff are personable and approachable. Full facilities including mats, props, towels, showers, and bathing products provided.
#02-05A Big Splash, Block B, 902 East Coast Parkway, Tel: 6440 0282
If You Like It Hot
Bikram Yoga Harbourfront is a true Bikram studio offering 90-minute classes based on 26 postures in a 40 C room. The set positions can be adjusted according to your level of experience and have been designed to provide optimal health benefits. In addition to full facilities, the studio also has a state-of-the-art heating and sanitising system to keep the steamy room feeling fresh.
#03-13/14, Harbourfront Centre, Tel: 6272 3900
Grow At Your Own Pace
Ever have that dream where you are flying or floating through the air? At Simply Yoga, you can make your dream come true with aerial arts classes for adults, families and kids. Traditionalists will love the Dharma, Hatha, Flow and other yoga classes. Simply Yoga accepts practitioners at all levels and will help you grow at your own pace.
#03-23/24/25 Katong V, Tel: 6348 6828
For After-Work Practice
With several locations, heaps of classes and easy online booking, True Yoga will accommodate even the busiest of schedules and gives you flexibility to try all types of yoga in a friendly setting. Breathe easy knowing you can always find a class.
Level 4, Pacific Plaza, Tel: 6733 9555; and Level 4 Ocean Financial Centre, Tel: 6536 3390
For Mums & Babies
Head to Om Shiva Yoga for an open-air yoga practice set in lush green surroundings. Offering the most popular styles – Hatha, Ashtanga, Sivananda, Yin, Power – Om Shiva also has Mums & Babies Yoga and Meditation. Small classes are taught in English, Mandarin and Japanese. Toilets, mats and showers available (bring your own towel).
#01-02B, HorseCity, 100 Turf Club Road, Tel: 9090 2257
With islandwide locations and a variety of classes, Yoga Movement caters to anyone looking to try different types of yoga. The original location on Carpenter Street is an old shophouse; one step in and you’ll feel at home. Each subsequent location has been designed with a similar quaint, cosy feel. The facilities may vary but all provide mats, showers and changing rooms.
31A & 33A New Bridge Road, Tel: 6534 4670
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By Kathleen Siddell, The Finder, June 2015
Photos: Courtesy of Studios