Updated July 2018.
Best Yoga studios in Canberra
While there are so many physical and mental benefits to be gained by incorporating a regular yoga practice into your exercise regime, finding the ideal studio is often easier said than done.
When you can’t find a studio that matches your style, timetable, budget and location requirements, chances are you’ll give up before you really start to notice the benefits. To make it a little easier to find a studio that suits you and hopefully entices you to continue past the expiry of your trial pass, here’s a snapshot of what’s on offer at some of the better yoga schools around Canberra.
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Flourish Yoga in Braddon is a small light filled studio, tucked away on Mort St, above Crust Pizza. Leaving the busy streets of Braddon, it’s lovely to find a calm quiet space just one floor up from the street. Their focus is on making yoga accessible to everyone, so if you’re a newbie it’s a great option.
The main style taught is vinyasa flow, but you can also try a slower paced yin or restorative class. They also run regular beginners and meditation courses and offer a full suite of family yoga options, including prenatal, mums n bubs, pre-schoolers and kids classes.
If you’re starting out, your best option is the $30 for 2 weeks deal – you can attend any classes you want, giving you a chance to try a variety of styles and a few different teachers.
After that, if you’re going to go regularly, their unlimited membership is a great option ($39 per week) or, if you can only make it once a week, go for the 10 visit pass ($220).
The new kid on the block, here. is a beautiful studio located in Canberra’s inner-north suburb of Downer. The contemporary Japanese interior features six meter high ceilings, hand-crafted oak furniture, and tonnes of natural light. Space and the friendly team within it create a cosy, community-focussed vibe that helps to set this studio apart.
Classes are based on a Vinyasa framework and have a great sense of flow to them. The yoga is active and run by highly-trained instructors who provide a range of progression options for the different poses, so you can make things as easy or as difficult as you like. Their yoga is carried out to a carefully curated soundtrack that wanders its way from chill-hop to ambient to classical. The room is run at 24 degrees Celsius and classes are capped at 18 people so we never felt cramped. It’s a great space to hang out in after class too, where the owners brew up specialty coffee on the house (from Canberra’s own Redbrick Coffee).
Based on the principles of mindfulness and slow living, here. is a wellbeing studio also offering Psychology, Physiotherapy, Pilates and corporate wellbeing packages.
All bookings are through their website with new students able to pick up a two-week intro pass for $50. From there you can buy casual classes ($25), a ten pass ($220), or memberships ($800 upfront for 6 months of unlimited yoga, or direct debited at $39/week which includes unlimited yoga and pilates classes).
With studios in both Braddon (in the Ori Building on Lonsdale St) and Lakeside (in Soundy close next to Mercy Health), they specialise in yoga, pilates and barre. They have group classes in both standard and heated rooms and also do one-on-one private lessons.
They cater well for beginners but are also great for more experienced yogis, holding regular workshops and masterclasses and even doing the odd global retreat in places like Bali. They even provide yoga teacher training if you want to take it to the next level.
You can do a class with one of the co-founders (Bonnie or Roz) or any of their 15 other instructors – if you don’t like the style of one of the instructors, there are plenty of others to choose from!
They have heaps of pricing options, whether you want to do a casual class ($26), a three-week trial, get a multi-class pass, or a 1, 3, 6 or 12-month membership. They also give concession discounts. When you go, just make sure you remember to take your mat or you’ll need to pay $2 to borrow one of theirs.
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