International Yoga Day 2021: 15 Best Yoga Studios in Hong Kong
Yoga has had a huge surge in popularity in recent years, and it's not hard to see why. From being known to improve strength and flexibility, to relieving anxiety and stress, and even improving heart health, yoga is the magic workout that can do it all.
If you're looking to add yoga into your weekly routine, give one of Hong Kong's best yoga studios a try. With a variety of classes, teachers and studios to choose from, you'll be spoilt for choice.
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1/15 Flex Studio
One of Hong Kong’s most trusted premium yoga studios, Flex Studio specialises in diverse yoga and Pilates disciplines.
With two locations in Central and Wong Chuk Hang, Flex Studio offers a broad range of speciality yoga classes, from power sculpt yoga, hatha yoga, to yogalates, which draws upon yoga asanas and classic Pilates exercises.
The pristine, contemporary boutique environment offers a relaxing atmosphere, while the changing room offers soft towels, luxury shampoos and state-of-the-art equipment.
Flex Studio, Shops 308-310, One Island South, 2 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, +852 2813 2212; 3/F Man Cheung Building, 15-17 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2813 2399, flexhk.com
With a Central location and a soon-to-open second studio in Causeway Bay, Ikigai is committed to creating transformative experiences in the form of yoga, meditation and movement-based practices—"The Three Limbs of Ikigai".
The mirrorless boutique studio’s orange walls are designed to evoke feelings of power and peace, creating a welcoming space for a diverse range of classes, from classic vinyasa yoga and hatha flow to modern variations like yoga for runners.
Ikigai Central, 7/F On Lan Centre, 11-15 On Lan Street, Central, Hong Kong; Ikigai TST, 62 Mody Road, Unit 1207, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 9013 3701, ikigai.hk
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3/15 Anahata Yoga
A spacious, modern yoga studio dedicated to the practice, research and teaching of yoga, Anahata Yoga has a team of highly qualified instructors who are of great yoga lineage and have immense teaching experience up their sleeves.
Offering more than just an alternative to exercise, Anahata Yoga specialises in a comprehensive Yoga Therapy Series, which is tailored to meet the specific health needs of city dwellers. This includes core yoga, back care yoga, destress yoga, slimming yoga and more, in addition to traditional styles of yoga such as Patanjali yoga and Shivananda yoga.
Anahata Yoga, 18/F, One Lyndhurst Tower, No. 1 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2905 1822, anahatayoga.com.hk
4/15 SambalaBhu Yoga
With a mission to promote yoga in an authentic and traditional way, SambalaBhu yoga is a place where students are guided to find the rhythm of body, the melody of mind and the harmony of soul through yoga practices.
The instructors are equipped with academic qualifications, extensive teaching experience and robust knowledge of yoga science. A wide variety of yoga classes are offered, from traditional yoga to modern variations, intensive physical practice to breathing and mindfulness therapy.
SambalaBhu Yoga, 23/F, Tiffan Tower, 199 Wan Chai Road, Hong Kong, +852 3586 9630, sambalabhuyoga.hk
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5/15 Yoga Bagel
A yoga and wellness community that encourages “good vibes only”, Yoga Bagel was formed by a team of passionate and highly qualified yoga instructors who specialise in different styles of yoga practices.
For deep stretching, founder Wing Yu’s classes will help you loosen up your hip and hamstrings, and shoulders and back. For a high energy practice, try the power yoga class, which focuses on proper muscle engagement and body alignment through creative sequences choreographed to an energising playlist.
Yoga Bagel, 13/F, Mirage Tower, 13-15 Thomson Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 9298 1851, yogabagel.com
6/15 Samantha Yoga
The sister studio of One Yoga, Samantha Yoga is the brainchild of Samantha Sin who is known for her dynamic yoga classes comprising breath-inspired movement and balanced sequencing.
With three studio locations in Sheung Wan and North Point, Samantha Yoga offers specialty classes such as aroma stretch and back care, as well as lunch express yoga for those who need a quick release.
Samantha Yoga Sheung Wan, Flat B, 11/F, Hang Lung House, 184-192 Queen's Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong; Samantha Yoga North Point, Unit1, 13/F, 108 Java Commercial Centre, 108 Java Road, North Point, Hong Kong, +852 6537 8399; samantha-yoga.com
7/15 Yoga Aloha
A boutique yoga studio in the heart of Wan Chai, Yoga Aloha can hold up to 14 mats in each class to offer a small class size that ensures individual attention.
As the name Aloha suggests, the yoga studio is a place that cultivates joy, love and peace, offering open-level yoga classes such as alignment and candlelit yin, as well as intermediate level yoga classes including Aloha flow core, arm flow and Dharma yoga.
Yoga Aloha,1/F Foo Tak Building, 367 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 2565 7088, yoga-aloha.com
With a serene, airy space in Discovery Bay, YogaUP feels more like a wellness sanctuary than a yoga studio. The studio boasts calming sea views and a spacious terrace which makes for the perfect backdrop for Instagram-worthy yoga poses.
The uplifting and relaxed ambience creates an inviting space for yogis of all fitness levels to engage in mindful yoga practices. Inspired by Bikram Yoga, their signature Hot 26+2 class is a sequence of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises practiced in a heated room.
YogaUP, 1/F Unit 6 & 7, Block 2, North Plaza, Discovery Bay, +852 8197 5591, yogaup.com.hk
9/15 Santi Space Yoga and Wellness
Combining the power of nature and inspiring yoga practices, Santi Space is an urban oasis in the heart of Wan Chai. The studio is adorned with greenery to allow a relaxing yoga practice in a calming environment away from distractions.
An array of classes, workshops and specialised healing services are offered to help practitioners shape a healthier body, find peace of mind and make positive lifestyle changes. Among all the yoga classes offered, restorative yoga with crystal singing bowls is an uplifting class that combines passive yoga poses with singing bowl meditation to help purify the body’s energy system.
Santi Space Yoga and Wellness, 5A, Lockhart Centre, 301-307 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 96028864, santispacehk.com
10/15 Kita Yoga
Previously tucked away in a quiet studio in Sheung Wan, Kita Yoga has moved out of its old location and will be relocating to a new studio soon. Before that, however, Kita Yoga has joined The Upper House for a summer residency, bringing their energy healing yoga classes to the luxury hotel's indoor Sky Lounge on the 49th floor.
Try the signature Kita Flow, a holistic practice of the asana (physical) with a strong emphasis on creativity and alignment, weaving together a blend of other lineages, together with pranayama (breathwork) and meditation. The style of class varies depending on the teacher, but you are guaranteed to feel restored and rejuvenated afterwards.
Kita Yoga (The Upper House Summer Residency), Sky Lounge, 49th floor, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong; kita-yoga.com
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11/15 Lemon Drop Studio
Previously located in Kennedy Town, and now calling HKU station home, Lemon Drop Studio is a brightly lit studio offering yoga classes and HIIT training. For yoga, sign up for the relaxing stretch; stretch & restore; gentle vinyasa; and back care yoga if you're looking to unwind after a long day, or if you want to push yourself, go for the barre + yoga class; yin yang; energised flow and detox yoga.
If you're an early riser, they also do a morning flow with meditation to help you set an intention for the day ahead.
Lemon Drop Studio, Room 2515, Hong Kong Plaza, 188 Connaught Road West, Sai Wan, Hong Kong, +852 9812 5989; ldshk.com
The cool kid on the block, Flowga is Hong Kong's first infrared heating yoga studio that opened early 2020. Expect candlelit hot yoga classes, hip hop beats and an industrial-chic studio that's made for post-flow selfies.
All classes are 60-minutes, with five different types of classes for you to choose from. From all-level hot vinyasa, to high-intensity cardio-based hot yoga flow, and a slower-paced class that'll help you tap into your inner self more. If music makes you feel like dancing, the Inside Flow will be perfect for you—the class follows a curated sequence that goes along with different types of music.
Flowga, Unit F, 1st Floor, Winner Building, 37 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong; flowga-studio.squarespace.com
Originated as a wellness retreat concept from Bali, Fivelements is an all-in-one wellness sanctuary that offers everything from meditation classes, yoga, breathwork and more.
With over 30 different types of yoga classes on offer, you'll be able to try out all sorts of classes before finding the one that resonates with you the most.
Fivelements, Level 13A, Tower One, Times Square, 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong; fivelements.com.hk
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14/15 The Practice Group
With two locations located in Hong Kong, The Practice Group first opened its sun-soaked Central studio in late 2017, offering small-group yoga classes in both English and Cantonese.
The fully equipped studios come with male and female changing rooms, showers, as well as lockers. For classes, a variety of different ones are available daily—alignment yoga, which focuses on the precision of postures; all-levels AntiGravity stretch & strength on the hammock; vinyasa flow; prenatal yoga that'll help expecting mothers connect with their babies; AntiGravity aerial yoga; sweat-inducing power yoga and more.
The Practice Studio Central, 4/F, C Wisdom Centre 35-37 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 9855 7693; thepracticegroup.com
Note: The Sha Tin branch is currently under renovations. For the latest updates, follow their Instagram page
15/15 Shan Studios
Located in Wong Chuk Hang, Shan Studios is a spacious, inviting yoga studio that feels so comfortable that you'll want to call it your second home.
Offering lunchtime yoga sessions that are perfect for office workers nearby, try the power flow early in the morning to find focus for the day, or sign up for the lunchtime yogic sleep class for days when you need a little more rest.
Shan Studios, 902 Sun Hing Industrial Building, 46 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Hong Kong, +852 9306 6788; shanstudios.com
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This article was originally published on March 3, 2020 and was updated on June 21 2021.