KL & Surrounds
A2-3-3, Solaris Dutamas 1, Jalan Dutamas 1, KL (03 6207 8929/www.b-alignpilates.com). Few yoga centres offer pre-natal and postnatal Pilates courses. The fully equipped studio in Solaris Dutamas is staffed by certified Pilates instructors determined to help mothers reduce their birth pains. Call centre for class schedules.
11-2 Jalan Solaris 2, Solaris Mont Kiara, KL (03 6203 0112/www.cocoonyoga.com). Cocoon Yoga offers pre-natal yoga classes, designed to help expecting mothers build up stamina for labour, as well as kids’ classes for little ones ages three and up. Centre opens in conjunction with classes.
10-2, Second floor, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar, KL (03 2282 3493/www.yoga-dynamics. com). Expectant and new mothers will love the calming hatha and pranayama yoga practices that focus upon breathing techniques and relaxation. Mon-Fri, 6am-8pm; Sat, 9.30am-5pm.
23 Jalan Damai (off Jalan Tun Razak) (012 205 2714/012 251 1857/www.yogshakti. com). Located in the heart of town, this yoga centre is not only convenient to reach, it also offers baby massages for new mothers. Yogshakti also has yoga classes for kids and adults, including hatha and ashtanga yoga, as well as classes like antenatal yoga for pregnant mums. Daily, 9.30-11am, 8.30-11pm.
113A & B Jalan Sutera Tanjung 8/2, Taman Sutera Utama, Skudai (07 554 9478); 41-02, Jalan Molek 2/1, Taman Molek (07 352 6001); 28A Jalan Gaya 25, Taman Gaya, Ulu Tiram (019 752 9708/www.ompeace. com.my). Yoga, fitness, dance, therapy – PEACE has it all. The centre also conducts regular retreats to help students gain a deeper understanding of yoga. Kids aged three to nine can join specialised classes that turn yoga poses into something of a game. There are also prenatal classes for expecting mothers. (Sutera Utama) Mon-Fri, 9am-9pm, Sat, 8am-5pm; (Taman Molek) Mon-Fri, 7.308.30am, 5.30-10pm, Sat, 8am-8pm, Sun, 8-9am; (Taman Gaya) Mon-Fri, 1-9pm, Sat, 10am-5pm.
Namaste Yoga House
2A Jalan SP6, Taman Semabok Perdana (012 338 9122); 12-1 Jalan MP10, Taman Merdeka Permai, Batu Berendam (012 270 3114/www.namasteyogahouse.com). Namaste’s two yoga centres in the historical city of Malacca hosts classes every day of the week. Check out the kids and prenatal yoga programmes.
Inner Peace Yoga
Second floor, 293 Jalan Burma, George Town (016 452 5363/www.innerpeaceyogacircle. com). Located in the heart of busy George Town, Inner Peace Yoga provides a means of escape from the hustle and bustle of life. The centre offers prenatal as well as postnatal classes for new mothers. Centre opens in conjunction with classes.
Various locations nationwide (www.yogaclub. com.my). Bestowed ‘Best Yoga Centre’ by Tourism Malaysia two years in a row, Yoga Club offers a variety of classes including pregnancy yoga.