Oski Yoga, North Sydney
Humming Puppy, Redfern
Oski Yoga, North Sydney
One Hot Yoga, Potts Point
Fluid Form at La Porte Space, Rosebery
Yoga by the Sea, Bondi Beach. Photo Credit - Adette Kagan
It’s no secret Sydneysiders love to stretch it out. The city has hundreds of yoga studios, all of which put their own spin on the ancient practice. The best studios are calming and inviting, offering classes that either leave you feeling invigorated or melting into the mat. And if they’re beautifully decorated, that adds to the ambience. Lately, studio owners have been stepping up their game, turning their spaces into true urban retreats.
At these gorgeous yoga studios, you’ll want to namaste – and stay long after class is over.
At this two-storey space in Bondi, the atrium – complete with a tree – allows the light and sunshine to flow freely. Inside, it’s all about neutral hues and luxe, designer details. The Well’s yoga studio sticks to the theme, and hosts classes to cater to beginners and seasoned yogis. After your stretch, tuck into the paddock-to-plate menu at the café downstairs.
78 Campbell Parade, Bondi
With studios dotted around Sydney, you won’t need to venture far to get your flow fix. Each studio is luxe and light-filled, and inspirational quotes adorn the walls to encourage students to “raise the bar.” Whether you’re in the mood to chill or sweat it out, there’s a yoga class that suits, and the Westfield CBD location has a café for post-stretch smoothies and salads.
CBD, Bondi Beach, Burwood, Five Dock, Hurstville, Rouse Hill
When you walk into Luxe Yoga, it’s like a wave of calm washes over you – and that’s exactly the point. The Northern Beaches studio’s beautiful, minimalist interiors are designed to de-clutter your mind while you strengthen and lengthen your body in class. The timetable features power flow, hip-hop yoga and ‘broga’ classes, and there’s an in-house café serving up healthy treats.
162 Harbord Road, Brookvale
Natural light floods One Hot Yoga’s gorgeous space in Potts Point. Tucked inside a 1930s building, the studio aims to make its students feel grounded with warm timbers, white light fixtures, brass details, and raw, earthy materials. The studio has over 100 classes per week, and the rooms are heated to 21, 27 or 37 degrees.
34 Kellett Street, Potts Point
Just a hop, skip and a jump away from the Harbour Bridge in North Sydney, Oski Yoga is a zen den. With timber floors, whitewashed walls and sheer curtains to let the light in, it’s a warm, welcoming setting. The studio offers restorative, yin and vinyasa classes, as well as express classes for time-poor clients who are craving the mind-body connection that comes with yoga.
Ground Floor, 15 Blue Street, North Sydney
Over in Redfern, Humming Puppy’s studio is seriously beautiful. Raw brick walls contrast with flowy white curtains and lush bathrooms featuring black marble vanities, rain showers, and plants aplenty. The studio catches the light, and there are cushy couches to sink into before and after class to sip on a coconut water or tea before heading back to the real world.
2/146 Abercrombie Street, Redfern
This Surry Hills studio has already made a splash on Sydney’s yoga scene – and within one class, you’ll know why. Music is at the core of its classes, and it matches the mood and movement of each class, whether it’s slow-flowing or sweaty. Every room has a big screen on the wall, and the spacious studio is decked out with whitewashed ceilings, dangling light fittings, and timber floors.
Level 1, 401 Cleveland Street, Surry Hills
In Surry Hills, this spacious studio is as Instagrammable as you will be when you’re hanging in the silk hammocks. As you may have guessed, Sky-Lab is a go-to for aerial yoga classes, where you use the material to move through poses. The studio is studded with leafy plants and boasts big windows that fill the room with light along with polished floorboards.
Suite 405, 342 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills
Stretching across the top floor of a Waterloo warehouse, Fluid Form is as cool as its industrial-chic location. It’s airy and spacious, with high ceilings and tons of natural light. While it’s best known for its array of pilates classes (thanks to owner and pilates guru Kirsten King), it also offers an incredible vinyasa yoga class.
1A Danks Street, Waterloo
Top tip: Fluid Form has another, smaller space at La Porte Space in Rosebery. At the moment, it’s just offering pilates, but the wellness studio itself hosts pop-up classes all the time.
Okay, so this isn’t a studio in the traditional sense – but it’s the most quintessentially Sydney way to stretch it out. Students set up their mats at Bondi Icebergs’ outdoor area, and move through the poses while watching the waves crash against the shore. Yoga by the Sea holds drop-in classes all year round, and the cost includes entry to the iconic pool and sauna.
1 Notts Avenue, Bondi Beach
Other locations: Tamarama Surfclub, Bronte Surfclub, Manly North Steyne Surfclub, Manly Aquarium