India had been cradle to Yoga Asanas since ancient times. From that Yogi practicing Asanas in the Himalayas to hip studio where you practice yoga with martial art and also grab detox drink, the journey of Yoga has been fascinating. Mumbai’s urban lifestyle has given huge emphasis on Yoga classes as regular ritual. Whether you have private instructors coming home or practicing Yoga by watching Shilpa Shetty Video or hitting that innovative yoga studio in your neighborhood, Mumbai is all about charged endorphins!!!
Stretch, bend and relax at these yoga studios in Mumbai:-
Founded in 1918 by Shri Yogendraji, The Yoga Institute is the oldest organized center of Yoga in the world. Known as the Father of Modern Yoga Renaissance, Shri Yogendraji aspires to take yoga to every household and emphasizes on the practical applications of yogic ideals in daily life. The Yoga Institute conducts intensive camps to give you an insight into Yoga Practices. These camps feature Asanas, Pranayamas, Kriyas, Yogic concepts, diet, games, recreation, attitude training, relaxation and meditation. Along with regular classes and workshops, the center also offers training to teachers.
Where: Shri Yogendra Marg, Santacruz East, Prabhat Colony, Mumbai
Started by Samanta Duggal and Shaleen Parekh, Yoga Sutra Studio has a loyal army of followers. Yoga Sutra operates three different packages- 8, 12, and 24 packs- for classes valid for anywhere between 6 weeks to three months. While enrolling students, it gives them the work calendar, which enlists various courses and teachers. A student can walk-in any time and join the yoga class-in-progress or teacher of his choice which made them an instant hit. From Hatha yoga to Ashtanga Yoga, each Yoga Posture is practiced with precision. The studio also has “Yoga Kids” for under-fours and an in-house physiotherapist who combines principles of alignment, anatomy and yoga therapy.
Where: Worli Sports Club, Adarsh Nagar, Worli, Mumbai
Bharat Thakur has taken Yoga beyond the norms. He has developed ‘Artistic Yoga’’ which is an interactive community for Yoga, Power Yoga, Asanas, Exercises, Fitness, Health, Weight Loss, Meditation & Stress Management. He claims that his innovative, dynamic, and powerful new system of yoga affects the body like no other form of exercise, combining ancient yogic techniques (asanas, pranayam, bandhas, kriyas, and mudras), with modern cardiovascular training and stretches. Apart from the studio classes, virtual training is available. Accommodating up to 20 people, this South Mumbai yoga studio located in a posh residential building has wood floors, mirrors on one wall and a garden view.
Where: Raheja Classique Club, Next To Infinity Mall, Link Road, Andheri West, Mumbai
Where: Studio#214, Pure Max Fitness Studio, Linkway Estate Building, Above Greens Restaurant, Link Road, Malad W, Mumbai,
Have you imagine practicing yoga asanas while you could feel the soft breeze from the sea? That is exactly what Yogacara treats you to!!! Gifted with a view of the sea, Radhika Vachani’s Yogacara is a tranquil haven. Apart from intense meditation, Yogacara primarily focuses on all levels of Hatha Yoga. With a traditional approach to heal the body and energy, each session accommodates up 10 people. Besides yoga, classes are also offered for meditation, preventive and rejuvenation therapies, and therapeutic massage. It also hosts various retreats in the Himalayas called the Living Yoga & Hiking Retreats, led by Radhika Vachani, founder of Yogacara, along with Vikram Maira, an experienced high altitude trekker. Walk out feeling refreshed and with Lemon Barley Smoothie from the in-house café!!!
Where: Shoeb Manzil/SBI Building, 1st Floor, Sangeet Samrat Naushad Ali Marg, Branch, Bandra West
The Yoga House is housed inside colonial bungalow in quaint Chimbai Village in Bandra West. In this seaside enclave the couple has created a destination for the health-conscious — a studio, boutique and health food café. Ajit Tapaswi and Maud Chuffart believes that yoga is the most valuable Indian inheritance of the present and it is an essential need of today. This yoga studio organizes a variety of yoga classes, retreats, and workshops. The Yoga House hosts more than 30 Hatha yoga classes a week for all levels, and has at least ten in-house instructors on the average. Recent workshops hosted here include one on meditation yoga featuring live classic music.
Where: Nargis Villa/ Water Bungalow, Sherly Rajan Road, near Rizvi College, opposite ICICI Bank, Mumbai,
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