For someone who’s not very bendy and completely unable to balance, I sure have been to a lot of yoga studios 😉
Partly because, well, it’s my job to check places out for you guys, right? Partly because I get to attend health and fitness industry events and sometimes these events involve getting on your mat. And partly because my ClassPass has enabled me to try lots of fitness destinations without making any commitments.
So despite my lack of form and grace, I am able to compile this list for you. In no particular order (well apart from Humming Puppy which holds such a special yogi place in my heart) here are my top 10 yoga studios in Sydney. As voted by me! Seriously, go check these places out because I guarantee whichever one you choose, you will feel infinitely better at the end of a class than you did before.
Here is my list of the 10 Best Yoga Studios in Sydney:
1. Humming Puppy, Redfern
My number one destination for ‘me time’. I literally tell everyone I know to visit Humming Puppy (there’s one in Melbourne too, and watch this space, world).
Going to a class at Humming Puppy is more like an experience. It’s like going to a day spa. Literally everything about it is amazing. The staff, the smell, the interior design, the bathrooms, the coconut water and herbal teas, the sofa…
But the unique attraction is the hum itself. Yes, there is actually a hum at Humming Puppy. It reverberates through the yoga room at the same frequency as the earth’s waves, and as such, gives you a sense of being ‘earthed’ or grounded. It’s mega-relaxing and gives me sense of zen like nothing else can.
The music is specifically designed by sound engineers at a frequency to match your brain waves, allowing you to get totally in tune with your practice and get the most out of it.
But my favourite sound at Humming Puppy?
The instructors’ voices? So calm. So kind. And so soothing. It’s like pouring lavender essential oil all over your soul. Kristy, Courtney, Ali, Phoebe, I’m looking at you x
Read my original post about Humming Puppy when I first fell in love with it.
2. Urban Yoga, Surry Hills
Wow, a class at Urban Yoga is so funky! Seriously great music, incredible footage on big screens in front of you, extra teachers on hand to help correct your posture and a cheeky little head massage with essential oils at the end… also just totally love the attitude and vibe of this place.
Yoga for everyone! Wish it was nearer so I could go all the time.
3. Modo Yoga, Rosebery
I probably would never have gone if I had known, but I’m oh so happy I did because what a beautiful studio. And what a great class. Super, super sweaty (take two towels, wear as little as you’re comfortable with and drink plenty of water).
And the feeling afterwards, because you’ve sweated so much, is like you’ve been through a detox or something, you feel thoroughly ‘cleansed’. And maybe a little light-headed, so take it easy for a few minutes before you rush back to normal life.
4. Luxe Yoga, Brookvale
Luxe Yoga is a yoga studio, fitness destination, coffee lounge, place to hang out and even buy activewear. You can do loads of different types of yoga, including aerial, yin and hip hop, plus spin classes, boxing, pilates and barre.
Again, I’ve written about Luxe in more detail before, so if you want to check that out, click here.
5. Surfside Yoga, Narrabeen
Yoga in the fresh air, to the sounds of the waves lapping the shore? Yes please!
Louise Kelly who runs Surfside Yoga was my very first yoga teacher and she’s amazing. Surfside Yoga offers outdoor flow classes for all levels.
Lou also specialises in pre and post natal yoga, sports recovery yoga and kids yoga. You can also book private or small groups (how about a healthy hens party on your mats?). As the temperatures rise heading in to spring, take your mat outside
6. Modern Movement, Mona Vale
So exciting when the Northern Beaches gets studios to rival the City and East! This beautiful, light, bright studio in Mona Vale offers a range of modern classes including vinyasa, sculpt and yin (my fave).
7. InYoga, Surry Hills
This light and spacious converted warehouse feels both industrial and luxurious at the same time. InYoga has loads of classes every day for yogis of all levels.
If you’re just starting out, or returning to your mat after a break, maybe try the Align class, I loved the 90 minute one on a Sunday morning to get that serious weekend vibe going. This is a studio with a great community spirit too.
8. Yoga Bar, Westfield CBD (plus other locations)
If you work in the CBD, a trip to Westfield doesn’t sounds like it’s going to be the most zen thing you can do on your lunch break, right? But if you find YogaBar in the corner of the food court, you’ll change your perception of the shopping mecca for ever.
Quiet, with numerous class options (and membership to it’s other studios across Sydney). Read more about why I loved it here.
9. The Space Studio, Barangaroo
Sydney’s newest city suburb now boasts this gorgeous purpose-built studio offering a wide variety of yoga, pilates and barre classes, plus complimentary meditation classes. A perfect modern, light little getaway for the city worker who needs to stop and breathe.
No wonder Stylerunner chose to celebrate World Yoga Day here.
10. Power Living, Manly
Power Living has a little yoga empire across Sydney, with an excellent yogi reputation. I visited the Manly studio and was immediately struck by the warm and welcoming atmosphere, and the down-to-earth approach of our instructor that day, Marty.
The vibe and surroundings make it feel almost like a yoga retreat. Which is a pretty cool thing to achieve in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Man-Town. Also at Neutral Bay and Bondi.
On my hit-list
I’ve not visited these studios, but have heard super great things… just need more days of the week, please.
- Hom Yoga, Darlinghurst
- One Hot Yoga, Potts Point
- Qi Manly and Freshwater
- Flow Athletic, Paddington
- Egg of the Universe, Rozelle
- BodyMindLife Surry Hills, Bondi, Redfern, Potts Point
Let me know if you’ve been to any of these, and what you think of them in the comments below. Sydney, how lucky are we to have so many contenders for best yoga studios?!