Yoga has become a popular alternative to pumping iron at the gym. If two years of travel restrictions and social distancing have taught us anything, it’s the importance of breathing and spending time around our fellow humans.
The art of yoga has always been a fantastic alternative for those looking to skip the weight section of a musky gym and opt for a lighter alternative able to deliver the same benefits (and doesn’t put too much strain on your joints). Added flexibility, better sleep, higher levels of energy and activating muscles as a low impact alternative are just a few benefits that make adding a yoga practice to your daily routine a good idea.
Gone are the days when yoga was reserved for monks meditating on mountains, or people who enjoy waving palo santo in your face, the practice has now transitioned into the online space. But while enjoying a yoga practice from home is a wonderful way to keep fit and stay motivated, sometimes you just need a little human interaction.
Craving a little human interaction. Looking for a go-to yoga spot in and around the Northern Suburbs? Check these yoga studios out:
Yama Yoga is a popular choice for yogis looking to sweat and stretch. This Durbanville studio is the go-to spot for those looking to get hot – literally. They offer a range of yoga practices, including Bikram (hot yoga), something slow and steady for those looking to skip the heat, pilates and yoga for fitness. Either way, this is a wonderful studio to choose if you’re looking to get moving.
- Location: 21a King Street, Durbanville
- Contact: Visit their Facebook page | 076 177 8860
Three Little Birds Healing Centre
Three Little Birds Healing Centre is a great destination for those looking for something more than just yoga. They offer monthly events that include sound healing and numerous exciting workshops. Grab your yoga mat and enjoy a relaxing Hatha yoga class for beginners or drop in and enjoy Hatha yoga with a Somatic twist.- you won’t regret it!
- Location: 129 Murray Street, Vierlandern
- Contact: www.3littlebirdshealingcentre.co.za
Along with offering a range of yoga styles to suit your body, Yogaville is a fantastic studio if you enjoy stretching with a view. Located on Nitida Wine Farm in the Durbanville Wine Route, this charming studio is nestled amongst towering trees and rolling vineyards – now that’s yoga with a view! Make sure you check out their daily schedule as they offer a range of yogic delights throughout the week.
- Location: Nitida, Eikenbosch
- Contact: www.yogaville.co.za
As the name suggests, this studio is all about engaging your core. They offer a range of practices that will leave you feeling toned and flexible, including pilates, vinyasa yoga and Hypolates, a unique fitness exercise that allows you to engage your pelvic floor muscles. They offer a number of classes on a daily basis with limited space, so make sure that you book in advance.
- Location: Unit 2, 30 Bella Rosa Street, Bellville
- Contact: www.coreconnect.co.za
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