The Top Yoga Studios In Singapore
Singapore isn’t short of a yoga studio, in fact it is fair to say studios of the yoga kind are a leading category of the growing Singapore fitness industry. On just about any given neighbourhood street or tucked high above the crowded CBD, you can find devoted yogi’s bending into their king pigeon pose alongside newbies reaching to their toes for the first time alike.
The popularity for the practice doesn’t go unfounded – with benefits of stress regulation, enhanced wellbeing, combatting postural deviations and of course, increased flexibility – yoga has long been a “cure-all” for the modern horror story that is our burnt out, stressed out, rushing human race.
With so many spots on offer around town, we got bendy at the best to bring you the top Yoga studios in Singapore where you can get your OM on.
With four locations across Singapore’s downtown district (Asia Square, Chevron House, Ngee Ann City and the newly opened Suntec City) Pure Yoga makes the stress-busting practice of yoga accessible for busy city workers. The internationally renowned yoga brand resides here in expansive, light filled studio spaces, paired with spa-standard facilities and relaxation lounges, which are home to many highly experience instructors. At Pure, you’ll find a mix of advanced practitioners who come for the exceptional standard of classes and the desk workers who shake off the 9-5 on the mat. With over 130 classes on offer at each location – from heated, Vinyassa, chair and rope to more restorative or hatha practices, there’s a yoga style to suit every body, even pre-natal for expectant mothers. Transparent level structures ensure you’ll be met wherever you are in your yoga journey and though the classes can be on the larger size, you’ll be looked after should you come carrying any previous injury. It’s also impossible to mention Pure without a special shout out for the complimentary tea…it’s addictive. Be warned.
Ascend Yoga Therapy
Connecting deep to the spiritual heart of Yoga, Ascend Yoga Therapy is the yoga studio in Singapore to come to be nourished, nurtured, revived and restored. Alongside ascending chakra yoga flows, you’ll find a schedule that honours the practices which support and uplift the physical, emotional and subtle bodies. With sound healing, gong meditations, essential oil classes and reiki on offer, the mystical team at Ascend ensure that yoga goes far beyond just a regular, physical asana practice. The warm and inviting studio overlooking boat quay almost envelops you in, inviting you to meet and discover yourself through the Chakra yoga system and become a part of the growing community of seekers, light healers and yoga practitioners in attendance.
In their loft-style location in the heart of the CBD, Freedom Yoga aims to liberate your body and mind through the yoga practice. Helping you find freedom from the stress of everyday life, the deconstructed space and minimal interiors, mimic the eradication of internal noise and chaos that can come with a dedicated yoga practice – assisting you with a release from urban life to become present and calm on the mat. With both heated and regular studios, you can either opt for a challenge in power or inversion sessions, or find balance and inner harmony with restorative and yin practices. Whatever your choice, you’ll find release here.
If you’re looking to advance your regular yoga practice by throwing in the challenge of arm balances, inversions or twists to the traditional formats, then Yoga + is the yoga studio in Singapore for you. Many of the classes at Yoga+ are layered with progressions heading towards advanced peak poses that may at first appear daunting, but realistically keep you present beyond repetitive sun salutations and humbled at the scope to be continuing learning in the practice. Though they do excel in energetic, dynamic practices of power, flow and yogasthenics (a cross-pollination of yoga and calisthenics), you will also find revitalised, stretch and Yin offerings on the schedule. With exceptionally pretty, converted shophouse locations, Yoga + is the perfect studio for the yogi who may also like to snap a quick shot for their insta post-flow!
When it’s yoga with a spicy kick you’re after, Yoga Movement is the answer. With six studios dotted across Singapore, Yoga Movement levels up your traditional practice with its twist of class styles and duration. Ramping up the intensity with Monster Hot and Power Flow practices, or the hybrid workout HIIT Yoga, the classes may be multi-levelled, but guaranteed to push you beyond your usual comfort zone – so don’t forget to breathe! If that all sounds a bit too, well, intense, don’t worry you can also find some nourishing practices at a slower pace on the schedule. Plus, if you drop by the Robertson Quay location, you’ll be able to nourish not only your spiritual practice, but your body too as they share a space with Grounded by Common Man.
The Yoga School
Perched atop the OCBC building it’s not uncommon to find suits unwinding in this atmospheric sanctuary in the sky. Gorgeously equipped and appointed, The Yoga School, oozes minimal luxury and transports the practitioner from the bustling streets below to a peaceful oasis, with the scene set to revitalise body and mind. With a philosophy of seeing yoga as a tool by which to find calm amongst everyday chaos, the schedule focuses on practices which elicit a sense of slowing down and regeneration – with a range of restorative, Kundalini and meditation classes on offer, alongside flow and build classes ready to challenge the yogi's with an existing fundamental practice.
At either one of their two peace-inducing locations, at Hom Yoga you will find a variety of flow styles suitable for the yogi who likes to mix up their schedule. With both heated and regular studio experiences, Hom Yoga operates with a multi-level format, which tends to be more beneficial for the experienced practitioner who knows their warrior 3 from their standing split. Alongside their regular practice, you can also find the adorable mini glow yoga club – a yoga experience for mothers, fathers and their young children to enjoy together. Within the airy, bright spaces of Hom Yoga you’ll find short and sweet classes, making it easy to get in a flow on your lunch break or the space to totally unwind at the end of a long day.
At this renowned urban escape, you’ll find an offering of various yoga styles led by internationally accredited practitioners who can cater to all levels from the Yogi newbie to the advanced, inversion-loving, devoted attendee. With levelled classes on offer, across Hatha, Iyengar and Power classes, at Como Shambhala you can find a session most suitable to your needs, or schedule in a 1-1 for undivided yogic attention. For the mamas-to-be, you will also find pre and post natal specific sessions to help assist wit the pregnancy journey, alongside childrens classes designed to introduce your little ones to a healthier lifestyle from the get-go.