Weve gathered the best of Surry Hills yoga studios.
InYoga feels like a sanctuary amidst the bustle of inner-city Sydney. The studio is beautifully designed with high ceilings, timber floors and an ambience that immediately calms. The aim of InYoga is to encourage people to bring the philosophy of yoga off the mat and into their lives by focusing as much on the mind as the body. Co-owners Rod Galbraith and Nicole Walsh combine their different yoga backgrounds (Rod has studied traditional practices in India, while Nicole has a more contemporary approach) to create a style of yoga that is rooted in tradition, while relevant to modern city dwellers. Vinyasa is the bread and butter at InYoga, but more intimate Yin, pre-natal and meditation classes are also on offer.
115 Cooper St, Surry Hills NSW 2010 |(02) 9282 9282 | www.inyoga.com.au
BodyMindLife has been a key player in Sydneys yoga scene for years, with studios in Surry Hills, Redfern, Potts Point and Bondi. The Surry Hills studio is bright and spacious with three yoga rooms, a pilates room with 12 reformer machines, a space for guided meditation and pre and post-natal classes, yoga training facilities and a Wellness Centre with massage, reiki and kinesiology. With so many offerings, BodyMindLife is one of Sydneys more holistic yoga studios, and to top things off theres free herbal tea and wifi in the oh-so-relaxing Yogi Lounge.
Level 1, 84 Mary Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010 |(02) 9211 0320 | www.bodymindlife.com
A little different to your average yoga studio, Urban Yoga combines music, visuals and movement in a modern interpretation of this ancient practice. You wont find any gongs or yogi jargon here. Instead, Urban Yoga adds an upbeat soundtrack of original DJ mixes whilst a huge high def screen displays epic sunsets, rainforests, waves and other equally mesmerising imagery. The classes range from beginners to advanced with different styles and paces to suit any level, goal or mood. The Urban Base class is great for newbie yogis or those who like to take it slow. Urban Flow is a faster paced, dynamic flow class for more seasoned yogis. Urban Warrior, whilst slow and steady, builds hardcore warrior strength and is one of the most challenging Urban classes. Both mood-boosting and soothingly hypnotic, Urban Yoga is an entirely immersive experience.
Level 1 401 409 Cleveland St, Surry Hills NSW 2010 |(02) 9310 3271 | www.w1ll.co