Yoga is so much more than an exercise program. Sure, with regular practice, you’ll improve your fitness and increase your strength. But what’s more, yoga gives you an opportunity to tune deeply into your body, to quiet your mind, find peace and contentment, and reduce stress.
Whether you’re a total beginner or a seasoned yogi, finding a studio and teacher that you gel with is essential. In this article, we’ll share our top picks for yoga studios in the Canberra region.
Take a risk. Try out one of the studios listed below. Start your lifelong yoga journey.
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What Makes a Fantastic Yoga Studio?
What should you look for in a potential yoga studio? Here’s what we think:
- A calm atmosphere. When you step foot in your yoga studio, you should feel an instant sense of calm. There shouldn’t be distractions, loud noises, or any other obstacles preventing you from connecting with your body and breath.
- Excellent teachers. Different yoga teachers give different styles of classes. Some are more intense, some include pranayama or meditation, and others offer delightful savasana head massages. Find a teacher that you connect with and you’ll be sure to get back on the mat time and time again.
- A yoga style you enjoy. Did you know there were a whole bunch of different yoga styles to choose from? Some studios of a whole range, while others focus on just one. Opt for a studio that offers a yoga style you enjoy.
- Flexible pricing options. If you’re planning on making yoga a part of your everyday routine, it’s crucial to find a studio with flexible pricing options. Many offer unlimited yoga for a weekly fee, which is a fantastic, money-saving option for the committed yogi.
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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. The 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 chillhop 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, Physio-led Pilates and corporate wellbeing packages.
All bookings are through their website. First class is free and then you can pick up a two-week intro 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 $79/fortnight 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.
Based in Phillip, this studio has one of the most comprehensive yoga programs around with more than 10 different styles you won’t find everywhere, including Bro-gi (beginners yoga for ‘bros’) and chair movement classes. They also do tai chi, pilates, stretch and dance classes. Because they’re located in the Stellar Canberra building, it’s also super convenient if you want access to things like childcare, a gym, other group fitness classes or a café.
If you want to try something a little different, do one of Tack’s classes which combine yoga and movement, drawing inspiration from his background in cultural dancing in Mumbai, New Zealand and Hawaii. While they don’t offer have specific prenatal classes, if you’re pregnant, just tell the instructor at the start of the lesson and they’ll give you options throughout the class to make your practice pregnancy-friendly.
The studio is light, bright, spacious and clean, there’s free parking in the building and they have an app where you can book all your classes. Just remember to take your own mat. You can do a casual class for $25, but they also do a ‘first class free’ promotion for newbies.
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).
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