Yoga Classes – The 7 Hong Kong Studios We Love in 2021

by | Apr 11, 2021 | 0 comments

Doing Yoga in Hong Kong isn’t just about exercise; it’s a lifestyle choice and a great one to contrast your hectic life.

Let’s start by saying we know it ain’t cheap to practice yoga in Hong Kong, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t deals to be had. There are plenty of yoga studios all over this cool and classy city, but how do you go about choosing the one that’s right for you, your lifestyle, and your budget. 

There are free yoga classes around Hong Kong, but you’ve got to be pretty flexible – pun kind of intended – to get to them. 

Align your chi with your budget and needs. Take a deep Ujjayi breath. Strengthen your core. We’ve got your spine, with our complete guide to yoga in Hong Kong. 


We’re going to get into:

  • The huge benefits of practicing yoga
  • Why doing yoga in a studio in Hong Kong is important
  • Top tips for some free yoga in Hong Kong
  • Our picks for the best yoga studios based on location, budget, and variety

So you can continue on your yogi path and develop your poses to a deeper level. 

 

What are the benefits of yoga classes in Hong Kong?

This city is bustling. It’s why we love it and, hopefully, you do too!

It’s a cool city full of interesting vibes, amazing jobs, and plenty to do. Throw all this together, and you can begin to forget to look after your body and spirit. 

Yoga is great for seeing your body through the city stresses and bringing you back to the center. Some of the many benefits of yoga to your life in Hong Kong include:

  • Effective, all-over muscle toning that builds strength
  • Up to 250 calories burned in a one-hour, Hatha yoga session 
  • Immediate and long-lasting benefits to your mental well-being
  • Greater physical flexibility and stronger core, making everyday life easier

 

What yoga styles are available in Hong Kong?

There’s the complete range of yoga available across the city to match any taste, from the deep and challenging Yin yoga to the pacey and down-right sweaty Bikram yoga and everything in between. 

The full range of yoga styles you can expect to find classed for in Hong Kong are:

  • Hatha
  • Vinyasa
  • Yin
  • Bikram
  • Power 
  • Aerial
  • Balance

Along with plenty of others that will keep you contorting to your chakras’ content.

 

Why do I need a yoga studio in Hong Kong? 

Visiting a yoga studio in Hong Kong is going to keep you on top of your game, no matter how experienced a practitioner you are. A yoga studio can help spot a misalignment, give you new variations, and also build a sense of community in a city where life can get distant. 

Yes, we know there are loads of YouTube yoga classes. Can they correct your hips in warrior two? Will they send someone over with blocks to support your knee during the pigeon pose?

 

Are there famous yoga YouTubers from Hong Kong?

Not heard of Coffee Lam? Ok, so you might not be up on the influencer du jour, but Coffee Lam is a hot celeb online, and she’s known for her fitness workouts. 

This is one of her most-watched videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CUElY7AFzY.

She presents in Cantonese, which might help you brush up on vocabulary if you’re learning, but it does come with English subtitles. 

If nothing else, being able to throw her name in a conversation should help you bond with Hong Kongers at your yoga studio. 

 

Where can I do free yoga in Hong Kong?

1) Best location for yoga classes: Lululemon

Lululemon regularly host free yoga lessons in Hong Kong in their stores.

Practice here because:

  • You’re right in the middle of a yoga shop for inspiration
  • There’s a whole  network of other fitness groups to get involved with
  • You can just drop right in without booking ahead

What you should know:

  • The classes aren’t guaranteed to be the same time or place every week

Summary:

  • Lululemon has six stores across the city selling their superb quality, great value yoga, and fitness kit, and their free yoga sessions are a great piece of community engagement.
  • You need to follow the store on Eventbrite to keep track of where and when their classes are.

 

Where can I practice yoga on a budget in Hong Kong?

1) Best location for inexpensive yoga classes: Yoga Union

There are many great yoga classes available in Hong Kong.

Practice here because:

  • There’s a range of yoga styles available such as Hot Hatha and Detox Hot Vinyasa.
  • The classes are kept small and ran by locally-renowned yogi Adam Wei
  • It’s in central so probably close to your office
  • Mats and blocks are provided as standard

What you should know:

  • The schedule is limited and can change each month

Summary:

  • If you’re not too fussy about the type of yoga you practice, check out the ever-changing classes available at Yoga Union.
  • It’s also a great way to try out new types of yoga before you look for a studio where you can get a regular contract and a guaranteed spot for your mat.
  • The most amazing thing about Yoga Union? You pay for what you feel the class was worth, with a suggested contribution of $150.

Location:

  • Yoga Union, 13/F Tin On Shing Commercial Building 41-43 Graham St, Central

 

2) Best location for yoga classes on a budget: IKIGAI

Ikigai offers drop-in prices at $190 a session for yoga classes in Hong Kong.

Practice here because:

  • At IKIGAI, you can take a standard yoga class or explore other options like their sound meditation and sound healing classes.
  • Book the classes you want to join online ahead of time when you’re a member, ensuring you get the class you want. 

What you should know:

  • The pricing structure lets you pay for a month and get eight, twelve, or unlimited classes for $1,600, $1,890, or $2,190, respectively, or you can buy bundles of drop-in sessions are valid for three or six months. 

Summary:

  • This is a super cute and friendly boutique yoga studio in TST; you will like the personal care.
  • Take advantage of the introductory offer, with unlimited yoga available for two weeks for just $590, so you can check this is the place for you.  

Location:

  • IKIGAI, Unit 1207, Wing On Plaza, 62 Mody Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui

 

Which studio has the most locations for yoga classes in Hong Kong?

Pure Yoga

Pure is a very popular yoga studio in Hong Kong; they offer a wide range of yoga classes.

Practice here because:

  • They have a whole range of yoga classes available, catering to all levels
  • You can level up your yoga game with aerial yoga and even learn Indian dance
  • There are options for private classes to avoid the masses and get one-on-one tutorial
  • With 12 locations across the city, you’re never far away from a potential class

What you should know:

  • The super-popular yoga classes in Hong Kong are usually packed out

Summary:

  • Odds are, you probably already know someone who has a Pure Yoga membership; they’re the biggest chain of yoga studios in the city.
  • The instructors you encounter are likely to be well-known within the yoga community, although you might not get much interaction with busy classes.
  • Pricing for Pure Yoga classes across Hong Kong will vary – you’ll get a price depending on how many locations you want to access and the number of classes you want to take. Check with your friends and colleagues before you ask Pure for a price to know what you negotiate. Generally, you can expect to pay at least $1,000 a month for a membership.

Locations:

 

Where do I go for boutique yoga classes in Hong Kong?

Flex Studio

The Yoga Room allows you to try the first class yoga class in Hong Kong for free.

Practice here because:

  • They have pilates and barre as well as yoga, with loads of styles available
  • The program includes kids classes so you can take them along at the weekend
  • Packages for different combinations of classes help tailor your workouts

What you should know:

  • Prices per class aren’t cheap

Summary:

  • Opened in 2005, Flex Studio has a boutique environment that’s really cool to practice in, but you do pay for the privilege.
  • They’ve now got two locations – one over in Wong Chuk Hang and a much more accessible studio right in the heart of Central.
  • You’ve got a chance to really switch up your yoga with different styles on offer and explore other classes like pilates.

Locations:

  • Central: 3F Man Cheung Building, 15-17 Wyndham Street, Central
  • Island South: Shops 308-310, One Island South, 2 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang

 

Where do I go for good yoga classes in Central Hong Kong?

Yoga BamBam

Practice here because:

  • You don’t have to pay any membership fees; just drop into the classes you want
  • There are all kinds of yoga classes on offer, such as aerial, flow, and inversions.
  • They offer Aerial Arts for Kids, which should get your little ones using loads of energy.

What you should know:

  • The prices aren’t low, at $300.

Summary:

  • A boutique yoga studio located in a leafy corner of Central, Yoga BamBam may be close enough to your office to dive over for a class before hitting happy hour in Central.
  • The environment is super calm and relaxing with natural materials, large windows, and cool lighting systems.
  • To get the class schedules, you need to download an app to your phone.

Location:

  • Yoga BamBam, 10 Shin Hing Street, Central

 

I’m looking for yoga classes in Wan Chai; where do I go?

Yoga Aloha

Practice here because:

  • There’ll never be more than 14 mats in the class
  • The pricing structure is fair, with student discounts available
  • Classes start as early as 7 am for a pre-office wake-up session

What you should know:

  • The classes only cover beginner and intermediate levels; there are no advanced classes.

Summary:

  • The classes and Yoga Aloha have a nice price structure, allowing you to buy bulk packages that are valid for two, three, or six months rather than committing to a long-term membership.
  • It’s designed in relaxing colors and they aim for the place to be a calm oasis, exactly what you need from your Hong Kong yoga class.

Location:

  • Yoga Aloha: 1/F Fu Tak Building, 367 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.

 

FAQs

How many yoga studios are there in Hong Kong?

Full disclosure – we’ve not sat down and counted. It’s a lot, though.
One of the first things I noticed when I moved to Hong Kong was the large number of people practicing yoga regularly. At first, it took me by surprise, but given how hectic the city can be, it makes sense that people devote time to staying centered and improving their mental well-being

Where can I buy a yoga mat?

We absolutely love HKTV Mall, and along with everything else you can pick up there, you can get a range of yoga mats to match your budget. Otherwise, for something a little more lux, check out yoga mats at Selfridges. You can get free shipping on all items purchased from Selfridges for 12 months for a relatively low one-off fee. 

Can I do yoga every day?

Daily yoga practice offers you so many benefits. The benefits include; increased flexibility, increased strength, better focus, and feeling calmer.
So you can certainly practice yoga every day, as long as your body and mind are up to it. With the range of budget yoga studios we’ve found for you, there are great classes across the city to choose from.

What are the best teacher training courses?

Anahata Yoga
– The Anahata Yoga teacher training courses are renowned for having great yoga teachers. If you’re looking for an authentic, calming environment, this is a great option. The teacher training courses here are accredited by Yoga Alliance and Asana Andiappan College of Yoga and Research Centre.
Pure Yoga
– Another option is Pure Yoga. Pure offers a large variety of teacher training courses that Yoga Alliance accredits. Pure Yoga offers basic teacher training courses and more advanced courses such as the Wild Lotus 300-Hour Teacher Training Programme. While Pure Yoga’s environment is very Instagrammable, it always seems to have a rather hectic vibe.

 

Finally

Hong Kong is a yoga-mad city. You’ll find plenty of different yoga classes here. Before committing to one particular studio, try out as many yoga classes in the city as you can. This will help you understand the vibe of each studio and determine which suits you best.

If you want to learn more about fitness in Hong Kong, read our Hong Kong Ultimate Fitness Guide. In this article, we cover free or discounted gym trials, the best gyms in Hong Kong, as well as why we love F45.

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