Sydney’s yoga scene is thriving. We can’t confirm it with a statistic, but we certainly hear the word “namaste” muttered more and more these days.
Sydney’s yoga scene is as diverse as the city itself. From dynamic, heated sessions that invigorate the senses to serene, mindful practices that soothe the soul, there’s a studio catering to every yogi’s journey, and we’ve whittled down the list to the best options available to help you find your happy place.
Humming Puppy in Redfern uses digital and organic soundscapes known as ‘the Hum’ to create vibrations that help ground your body and mind during your session for a truly unique experience. Their immersive Yoga classes include traditional movement, breathwork and meditation at frequencies of 7.83hz and 40hz. 7.83hz to mimic the grounding vibrations of the earth.
You can visit the puppy as much as you like for just $50 a week or pay $32 for a one-off. If you like the sound of this, though (pun intended), the regular membership is the clear bargain.
Location: Levels 1 & 2/146 Abercrombie Street, Redfern
If you like to turn up the heat on your yoga experience, One Hot Yoga & Pilates is the globally awarded studio for you! A 21-day trial membership allows you to try the heated room yoga classes and see if the award-winning architect-designed studios fit your vibe. With over 150 classes per week, you’ll be able to try Hot Yoga, Yin and Power Yoga, and Mat and Reformer Pilates.
The pricing at One Hot is a bit of a smorgasbord, depending on how often you want to go and which specific classes you are interested in. Best to check out their menu to see what works for you.
Location: 34 Kellett St, Potts Point, 2011
Looking to add a splash of dynamism to your yoga routine? BodyMindLife has three conveniently located studios across the city and is more than just a yoga studio; it’s a destination for those seeking a perfect blend of movement, mindfulness, and community.
BodyMindLife offers seven distinctive types of dynamic yoga and pilates classes, catering to every practitioner’s preferences and experience levels. From the invigorating heat of vinyasa to the soothing embrace of yin and chill flow, there’s a class to suit your mood and needs. Memberships start from $70 per week or $29 for a drop-in session.
432-434 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills
41 Hall Street, Bondi Beach
Unit 6-7, 48 Waratah Street, Kirrawee
Be One Yoga used to be the darling of Darlinghurst but recently moved to Wetherill Park. It offers six different types of classes, including its signature heated class and community charity donation class.
Other class options include Vinyasa Flow (non-heated), a challenging practice designed to build strength and explore various poses and transitions; Hot Flow in a heated room (37-40°C) for a dynamic, detoxifying experience, and Mellow Flow (non-heated)which combines vinyasa, yin, and restorative yoga with meditation and breathwork. A membership here will be $72 per fortnight, or a single class is $24.
Location: 1/24 Elizabeth St, Wetherill Park
While the name is curious and even a touch hilarious, Egg of the Universe is a serene and transformative space. With two locations, membership deals grant access to both in-class and virtual yoga sessions. If you find yourself at the Eveleigh location, you can linger after class and explore the adjoining wholefood café—a perfect post-yoga treat for nourishing your body and soul.
You can do a drop-in class for $32, pay $79 a month or $1,849 for unlimited classes throughout the year, or do a 10-class pass for $250.
Location: 713 Darling St, Rozelle
Vivid Flow has a variety of yoga practices from teachers with their distinct areas of expertise. You can even do private or specifically assisted classes in yoga, pilates, Shiatsu, Reiki, massage, and our personal favourite, assisted stretching. Classes can be purchased as standalone or in packs of five, ten and twenty, ranging from $125 – $1800.
If you like the boutique approach to your yoga with lots of personalisation, this is your spot.
Location: Shop 2/68 Sir John Young Cres, Woolloomooloo
Soul Agenda has unique yoga and meditation practices like Bikram QiGong energy cultivation and the classic traditional Flow. Their popular Mellow Flow class is a gentle, free-flowing style of yoga designed to help you feel spacious in the body and mind in a 28-degree room. If you want to take things up a notch, try the Hot Pilates High Intensity (low impact) Interval Training (HIIT) class, which includes Pilates elements, set to fun music in a heated room.
A regular membership is $79 per month, or you can try a drop-in class for $28. You can also save some pennies by paying $1,650 for a yearly membership.
Location: 383 Darling Street, Balmain
If you are visiting Sydney for a yoga retreat, Veriu Central places you within arms reach of many of these great studios. With old-world style and modern character, Wentworth House is more than just a hotel.
Staying here keeps you close to eclectic cafes, art houses, and all the other cultural landmarks of the city. Explore Sydney, hit a yoga class, then come back to Veriu to maintain your shavanssana. It’s the perfect weekend away!