The five best yoga studios
Here are five of the best studios the city has to offer.
Yoga is having a serious ‘moment’ again. No longer considered a pasttime reserved for bohemian hippies, it has become the go-to for many trendy Aucklanders. We’ve collated five of the best:
1. YOGA SANCTUARY - MAIRANGI BAY
A long-time favourite for North Shore yogis, Yoga Sanctuary provides a range of classes for adults and children, and even runs retreats. No matter what your level or preferred style of yoga - the Yoga Sanctuary does not disappoint.
2. STUDIO RED - CITYWORKS DEPOT
Studio Red is essentially a spa: uncrowded and contemporary, the studio is like giant sauna, with wooden walls and polished concrete walls. It is the ultimate studio for a well-seasoned yogi, or an absolute beginner who is looking to stretch in style.
3. OM- STONEFIELDS
Enjoy a range of classes - hot or not - at east Auckland’s new off-thebeaten-track yogi sanctuary. The studio is out of the city, so it’s perfect if you’re looking for classes that are a little less crowded.
4. BIKES AND BENDS - WYNYARD QUARTER
It’s yoga: but not in the plush, warmstudios you might be used to. Simple, practical and entirely unpretentious, Bikes and Bends yoga is held outdoors, overlooking the water. Breathe in the fresh sea air, and get your bend on.
5. LAUGHTER YOGA - ACROSS AUCKLAND
Some yoga studios resemble museums more than they do places to work out - but not these studios. Laughter yoga strips back all the seriousness sometimes associated with yoga. Leave your mat at home and get giggling.