May 14, 2013
Five yoga studios in Cape Town
Natalie Roos’ body was born in Johannesburg… but her soul was always Capetonian. At the age of 14, Natalie started work in the television industry, presenting popular local kids TV show, KTV. Ten years and another TV job later (presenting celebrity gossip show JIP on Afrikaans music channel MK), Natalie made the move down to Cape Town where she started her blog, Tails of a Mermaid (www.tailsofamermaid.com). Her love for the internet and all things communication-driven became a natural progression to a career in Social Media, where she worked in an agency managing the online presence, content and reputation of various brands.
Natalie’s passions include cats, communication and Cape Town.
Cape Town is the perfect place for keen yogis – there many yoga studios in and around the city. From Bikram, Vinyasa and Ashtanga to Immersion and Kundalini, there is a studio, class and payment option for every yogi, from beginners to those who have been practising for years.
Cape Town has a very passionate and dedicated yoga community – yoga is a big part of the Cape Town community and spirit, and as every yogi knows, it offers an excellent form of exercise and relaxation. Many of the studios offer drop-in classes as well as short-term sign-up options for travellers who are keen to explore the local yoga scene.
Here are five yoga studios in Cape Town:
A favourite among many locals, Yogazone offers Bikram and Vinyasa classes, all suitable for beginners as well as experienced yogis. Conveniently located in the heart of the City Bowl, the studio is within walking distance of Long Street and many hotels and backpackers' establishments. Sign up for its special offer of 10 classes at R120 (within two weeks), or attend a drop-in class for R90.
Address: 10th floor, Picbel Parkade Building, 58 Strand Street
Telephone: +27 (0)21 421 8136
Located in the heart of Cape Town’s up-and-coming art and design district, Woodstock, Air Yoga offers a variety of yoga and meditation, with Ashtange yoga being the foundation for its other styles and practices. There's a Fundamentals Course from May 18 to June 7 for those interested in learning more about the practice. The studio also offers a variety of treatments such as Thai traditional massages and reflexology. Drop in for a class at R70 or sign up for 10 classes at R500.
Address: 4th floor, Woodstock Exchange, Albert Road, Woodstock
Telephone: +27 (0)73 584 2978
Another firm favourite among locals, YogaLife is located in the picturesque neighbourhood of De Waterkant. It offers both heated and unheated classes for every level of fitness and practice. Join its free one-week trial, or sign up for five classes at R390 or 10 classes at R690. Drop-in classes are available at R90 per class.
Address: 127 Waterkant Street, De Waterkant
Telephone: +27 (0)21 418 2884
GoYogah is situated in Clifton and offers daily classes, as well as two-hour workshops on Saturdays for those looking for a more intense session. Drop-in classes are R100 per class.
Address: 35 Victoria Road, Clifton (opposite Valhalla)
Telephone: +27 (0)83 225 9312
Hot Dog Yoga is located in Sea Point on the Atlantic Seaboard, with two studios, facing the mountain and the sea. Classes are offered up to eight times daily in various disciplines. Drop-in classes are R100, or you can sign up for 10 classes for R700.
Address: 202 Main Road (next to Chas Everitt), corner St Johns Road, Sea Point
Telephone: +27 (0)21 439 4888