Ladies, we all know that our lifestyles are getting increasingly busy and stressful with lots of work to be done. How do we keep ourselves graceful at all times while juggling the demands of work and family? As modern ladies, it is so important for us to look perpetually energetic, smart and healthy even as we deal with multiple responsibilities! Fret not, because there are ways to maintain a peaceful and happy state in mind and body. One such approach is to take up Yoga.
Yoga is the exercise that we should go for if we want to de-stress and keep our bodies fit and flexible. It helps us become more aware of our bodies’ posture, alignment and patterns of movement, thus helping us to achieve a graceful body language. The first step to start our yoga journey is to find the right yoga studio to learn and practice yoga. You can consider taking up classes in one of these top 5 yoga studios in Singapore. Some of them provide free trial sessions so you can experience their classes without paying a single cent!
Yoga Inc provides a friendly environment for yoga practitioners. Yoga Inc is more than just a Yoga studio, it is a Yoga community. The highly skilled instructors are passionate and have a deep love for Yoga: Yoga’s positive impact on their physical and emotional well-being have changed their lifestyles. Other than providing personalized services to Yoga students, they also conduct workshops like the ‘7 days challenge’ occasionally to form bonds among students and instructors and to make yoga fun. It is also worth mentioning that with the recent closure of Affinity Yoga, they are currently extending their helping hands to Affinity Yoga members by providing free classes for them from 17 September to 31 October 2014.
Additionally, if you are an animal lover, you will love Yoga Inc as they are supporters of SOSD (Save Our Street Dogs). They help to collect old towels to donate to SOSD for use. You can expect to see their brand ambassador Ah Frog (a frog soft toy) frequently in their studio as well as on their website and Facebook page. Also, spot their cute dog Ah Bui around their studio.
Course Fees: > Single drop in (per class) - $35 > One week unlimited First Timer Pass - $70 > 10 class cards membership (3 months validity) - $300 Click here for more membership options
Free trial classes: Not available
Yoga Inc @ Mountbatten
Outlet Factsheet: > Studio rooms without air conditioning. Ceiling fans and windows are available for natural ventilation. > Ladies changing room with 6 showers, 1 toilet, 44 lockers and 3 hair dryers. > Men changing room with 2 showers, 12 lockers and 1 hair dryer. > Unisex toilets. > Chill out area with water dispenser. > Retail area with Yoga apparels, Yoga mats and drinks.
Contact: Click here to check the contact, address and opening hours.
True Yoga belongs to The True Group, one of the largest fitness and wellness groups in Asia. With a combined 34,000 square feet of space in its Orchard Road and Raffles Place outlet, True Yoga provides a convenient, clean and spacious environment for yoga classes. Besides providing Yoga classes, True Yoga also organise events and workshops regularly to enhance members’ yoga skills as well as bond their members and instructors. One of their interesting events is the ‘Fusion Night’, an annual event of Yoga and dance to promote the message of keeping fit.
Also, on top of providing traditional and contemporary yoga classes, True Yoga provides kids yoga classes, Pilates classes and dance classes like Bollywood dance. There is a great variety of classes in True Yoga to satisfy everyone’s different needs. To top it off, free trial sessions are available.
Course fee: from S$148 per month.
Current promotion: Membership of $98 per month
Free trial classes: Available
True Yoga @ Pacific Plaza
Outlet Factsheet: > 13,000 square feet > 7 studios (2 Hot Yoga Studios, 1 Yoga studio, 3 Personal Training studios, 1 Pilates Reformer studio) > More than 40 showers and 400 lockers > Steam rooms, both men and women > Members’ Relaxation Lounge > Exclusive VIP Black Card Lounge with OSIM massage chairs > Online booking for members
True Yoga @ Ocean Financial Centre
Outlet Factsheet: > 21,000 square feet > 9 studios (2 Yoga studios, 1 Hot Yoga studio, 1 Dance studio, 4 Personal Training studios, 1 Pilates Reformer studio) > More than 30 showers and 500 lockers > Members’ Relaxation Lounge > Exclusive VIP Black Card Lounge with OSIM massage chairs > Online booking for members
Hom Yoga specializes in hot yoga. Hom Yoga offers a wide range of hot yoga classes such as Hot Hatha, Hot Hom and Hot Flow. They have specially designed studios in a hot environment for sweating and detoxification. Their studios are trendy, beautiful, light-filled and environmentally friendly, with floor to ceiling windows in the Orchard Central studio. Not only does it facilitates a fresh hot yoga experience, the studios also inspire a nature-friendly lifestyle through the usage of energy efficient lighting and non-toxic, ecologically friendly cleaning products. Hom Yoga’s two studios are located in central locations at Raffles Place and Orchard Central.
Course fee: > 1 week of introductory offer - $49 > One month membership - $345 > 10 class card (valid for 6 months) - $290 Click here to view more membership options.
Hom Yoga @ Orchard Central
Updog Studio Singapore
Grandstand Studio @ The Grandstand
Updog Studio is a Hot Yoga Studio offering hot yoga classes - Hot 26, Hot Hatha, Hot Flow, Postnatal Yoga and Yoga Abs. They also offer non-hot yoga classes like Prenatal Yoga, Hatha Yoga and Ashatanga Yoga. Updog Studio believes in combining alignment techniques of the body with breath techniques for calming and balancing the mind. The highly skilled yoga instructors there are all women who come from diverse backgrounds, bringing with them a strong passion and enthusiasm for yoga.
Practitioners are guided to achieve physical and mental healing through experiencing body alignment, breathing exercises and proper diet. There are two studios in Singapore, the Grandstand Studio is located at The Grandstand building in Bukit Timah District, and the Big Splash Studio is located near East Coast Parkway.
Course fees: > Drop in class (per session) - $45 > 10 regular yoga classes (valid for 4 months) - $320 > One month (unlimited) - $360
Free trial classes: Available for first time students
Big Splash Studio @ East Coast Parkway
BYCH Hot Yoga
BYCH Hot Yoga provides a calm, relaxing and clean environment for people from all walks of life to learn and grow through the regular practice of hot yoga. As its name suggests, you can expect to find wide variety of hot yoga classes in BYCH Hot Yoga. Be ready to sweat a lot while practising the hot yoga, but it is good for physical and mental wellness as sweating detoxifies your body.
BYCH Hot Yoga offers 2 types of traditional hot yoga classes: BYCH Classic and BYCH Cardio. BYCH CLASSIC is Traditional Hot Yoga practised over 90 minutes in a room heated to 40ºC; comprising a fixed sequence (26 Hatha Yoga postures + 2 breathing exercises) of standing and floor postures that is designed to safely stretch and open the body in preparation for the next posture. BYCH CARDIO is an efficient 60-minute class, focusing on all standing postures & a few selected floor postures. The combination of the heat and intense pacing of the sequence of postures create a great cardio effect. This is a heart-pumping express workout for runners and busy people who love aerobic exercise. It is also a perfect combination when mixed with the Classic 90-minute workout.
The studio is located at Raffles City, a convenient location for working professionals to de-stress.
Course fees: > Single drop in (Classic 90 min) - $50 > 7 days unlimited first timer trial - $100 > 1 month unlimited (non-members) - $550 Click here for more details on Membership credit system and private class
Free trial class: Not Available
BYCH Yoga @ Raffles City
Contact: Click here to check the address, opening hours and contact number.
Updates October 2014: BYCH is now shifted to Dhoby Ghaut, Regency House