The best yoga studios in Cape Town

Top 10 Yoga studios in Cape Town

I am so excited to be writing a post on two of my favourite things, yoga and Cape Town. I am a Cape Town girl, currently living in London, but home will always be close to my heart. Over the last few years, yoga has become a big part of my life. As every yogi knows, it’s not just about the poses, it’s about freeing your body and your mind. Yoga is a passion and a way of life! I am loving that I have the opportunity to try out different yoga classes all over the world now while travelling. You learn something new everywhere you go, and of course, you get to experience the teachings and wisdom of many different yogis. The yoga studios in Cape Town are world-class and definitely worth looking into.

As the yoga craze hit a few years ago and started to spread all over the world, South Africa was no exception. In fact, the rise of yoga in the country started more than seven decades ago when the Dalai Lama himself visited Durban to teach about the principles of yoga. But, as like everywhere else in the world, there has been a rapid interest and uptake in the practice over the last few years, since the emergence of yogis on social media platforms like instagram.

You could say that Cape Town and yoga go together like yogis and green tea. Cape Town is the heart of South Africa. It’s been voted the most beautiful city in the world several times, and if you’ve ever visited you will know why. The perfect combination of culture, cuisine, landscapes, and of course yoga, Cape Town is a world-class destination.

If you’re ever in the Mother City and feeling inspired to discover your inner yogi, there is no better place. Cape Town is no stranger to the bliss of yoga and hosts numerous top class yoga studios that will undoubtedly speak to your soul. Whether you are a newbie or an established yoga guru looking for a new place to free your yogi spirit, the yoga studios in Cape Town will blow your mind.

Best yoga studios in Cape Town

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1. Yoga Life – CBD

Yoga Life is located in the heart of Cape Town and offers a wide range of classes that meet the needs of each unique person. These include; Vinyasa, Power, Bikram, and Sculpt. These classes are designed to satisfy the fitness enthusiast, incorporate a meditative thread, and are open to yogis of all levels. Classes are offered in both heated and unheated environments, with a focus on creating fun and supportive classes.

The studio is open Monday to Saturday with classes at various times throughout the day. Drop in classes will cost you R130 (about $10.50) but newbies are offered a free week of unlimited sessions. If it’s your first time here, you can go for free. Who doesn’t love a freebie, right? Also, Yoga Life offers a 200-hour teacher training course. So if you are going to be in Cape Town for a while and are thinking about getting a yoga teacher qualification, then check it out.

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2. Yo Yoga – Claremont and Pinelands

Yo Yoga is based in the Southern suburbs of Cape Town and now consists of two branches. Their original studio in Claremont, and you can find their brand new studio in Pinelands. These are both happy, relaxed, and healthy spaces, and a great place to unwind after a long day. The Pinelands studio was opened in February 2018 and has a more industrial look, but both have excellent lighting and a welcoming vibe.

They offer yoga classes in the styles of bikram, yo bikram, ashtanga, and vinyasa flow. They are open from Monday to Sunday throughout the day and offer newbies one week of unlimited classes for as little as R120 (about $9). Drop in classes will also cost you R120. Both studios have shower and changing facilities, so don’t sweat if you have somewhere to be before or after your class.

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3. Air yoga – Woodstock

Air yoga is the only Jivamukti-oriented shala studio in Cape Town. For those of you who don’t know, Jivamukti is a vigorous and innovative form of Hatha. It’s a formation of Vinyasa-based physical style which incorporates music, meditation, and chanting with each session. It’s not for everyone, but if this sounds intriguing to you, then check it out.

They also offer classes in the form of ashtanga, restorative and, of course, acra yoga. Classes take place daily, throughout the week and are suitable for yogis of all levels. Air yoga offers a beginners special of R200 (about $15) for unlimited sessions for a week. They also now offer a Vinyasa Teacher Training course for all those budding instructors.

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4. The Source – Constantia

The source is located in Constantia and offers both yoga and pilates classes. So if you aren’t too keen on the yoga thing, then why not give pilates a try. Yoga classes consist of Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Hot Flow, and Tai Chi, as well as a special Vinyasa-based ‘Gentle Yoga’ that aims to master ultimate mental, physical, and emotional relaxation, while also strengthening certain parts of the body.

The source is offering a special package that will cost you R250 for unlimited classes for two weeks (about $20). A drop in class will cost you R125 (about $9.50). This studio allows you to discover how physical yoga provides a doorway to a deeper understanding and compassion for self which makes it one of the best yoga studios in Cape Town.

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5. The OM Revolution Studio – CBD

This is one of the most unique yoga studios in Cape Town and offers classes from just about anywhere in the city, The OM Revolution give private, outdoor, and corporate yoga classes. This is, in fact, a mobile Yoga and wellness service. The great thing is that you can enjoy your yoga class in the comfort of your own home, office, or backyard. These classes are in the form of Pranayama (breath) Yoga, Vinyasa, Prenatal Yoga, Meditation and kids yoga.

I love that OM Revolution allows you to explore the beauty of Cape Town on a yoga mat. It’s for anyone who is seeking a spiritual yoga blend of mind, body, soul and nature. They charge R150 (about $11.50) per an outdoor yoga experience and only R50 for a public yoga class (about $4). This studio is perfect for all the travelling yogis and truly one of the best yoga studios in Cape Town.

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6. Sangha Spot Yoga and Wellness Centre – Muizenberg

Found in the heart of Muizenberg village and offering a variety of different classes, Sangha is a true gem. Some of their most popular classes include Vinyasa, Hatha, Iyengar, and even acro yoga. They also offer a unique class, known as kundalini, which is a practice that releases spiritual energy at the base of the spine.

Classes are open to students of all levels and take place in the mornings and evenings during the week. There are no classes on a Friday. A drop in class will only cost you R90 (about $7). The studio also hosts various events which you can find more about on their website.

Email: [email protected]

7. Hot Dog yoga Studio – Sea Point

From hot vinyasa to flowing vinyasa, power yoga and restorative yoga, this studio offers it all. The aim here is to make yoga available to all kinds of people, no matter what their level of experience may be. They also host various workshops and events, such as tips for relieving stress using meditation and yoga.

Classes take place mornings and evenings during the week, some afternoons, and the studio is even open over the weekend. A drop in class will set you back R120 (about $9). You can also get a 5 class pass for R480 (about $37) and this is valid for two months. This is perfect for if you have a bit more time in Cape Town.

Email: [email protected]

8. Yoga Body Space – Constantia

The motto of this studio is “a place to move – a space to be still” and I absolutely love it. This sums up the point of yoga to the very core. They offer yoga, meditation, and regular workshops to help students to increase their knowledge and deepen their practice. Classes are offered in the form of move and meditate, yin, Iyengar, and vinyasa.

You can pop in for a class for R100 (about $7.50) or opt for a week unlimited package for R150 (about $11.50). Classes take place Monday to Sunday at various different times, so it’s best to check their website for details. They also offer massage therapy packages for back pain, anxiety and depression, headaches, and digestive disorders among other things.

Email: [email protected]

9. Wild Things – Sea Point

This contemporary yoga studio is located in the heart of Sea Point and offers a variety of vinyasa style yoga and body conditioning classes. You can expect a more upbeat and youthful vibe here, where you will be made like part of the family. Possibly the best part about this studio is that it offers surreal views of the Atlantic coastline, right from the comfort of your yoga mat. The view alone makes it one of the best yoga studios in Cape Town.

A drop in class will cost you R150 (about $11.50) and an 8 class pass will set you back R650 (about $50). It’s by no means one of the cheaper options on this list but the price is worth it. Classes take place Monday to Sunday with morning and evening sessions.

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10. Wellness connection – Hout Bay

Wellness connection is known for being one of the best yoga teacher training schools in South Africa. They also offer yoga classes in a stunning glass and wood studio set in an indigenous forest. What’s not to love right? Classes are offered in the form of vinyasa and hatha, and they also have a beginners class that is designed to instruct newbies or those wanting to explore and understand poses a little better.

A drop in class will cost you R100 (about $7.5) and a five class pass will cost R460 (about $35). Classes take place between Monday to Saturday, and usually only in the morning. If you are looking for an afternoon or evening class then this one won’t for you. But, if you are looking at completing your yoga teacher training course then this is the best among the best yoga studios in Cape Town and, in fact, the country.

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