Yoga BamBam Top Yoga Studios in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong, home to the iconic Big Buddha, Victoria Peak and Star Ferry. The city is a wonderful mix of concrete jungle and lush greenery, country parks and hiking trails, but is also famous for being the international finance hub of Asia and a serious “work hard, play hard” philosophy. It’s no wonder that people are embracing yoga for the physical, mental and spiritual benefits and yoga studios are popping up like daisies across the city.

I reached out to some of the coolest yoga studios in Hong Kong to see what makes them unique, and find out their thoughts on Hong Kong’s yoga community.

1. Yoga Bam Bam

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What kind of yoga do you offer at Yoga Bam Bam?

We offer Traditional Yoga yet specialize in free spirited joy. From Hatha to Aerial Yoga, from AcroYoga, Hip Hop Yoga to chanting Meditation. Yoga BamBam offers a mixed bag of rebellious cool vibe.

What do you feel makes your studio unique?

We give total control to the teachers to be authentically themselves and in turn we offer our students freedom in their own practice. No cliches, no bullshit. No membership. At the Sheung Wan studio we share our terrace with the vegetarian MANA! Cafe and encourage our students to connect on and off the mat. At the Central Yoga BamBam studio we are surrounded by hip places to dine & party. After class, we hang out!

Hong Kong is a fast-paced, urban city and is often described as a place where “East-meets-West”. How do you feel that impacts the yoga community there?

In such a fast paced city full of people, yoga in Hong Kong tends to be very asana-based. We’ve found that our students actually need to calm down. They often need a hug or a loving smile just as much as we do.

10 Shin Hing Street Central  & 28 Pound Lane Sheung Wan www.YogaBamBam.com

2. Yoga Central

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What kind of yoga do you offer at Yoga Central?

Yoga Central offers Iyengar Yoga, which is a form of Hatha Yoga named after Mr. BKS Iyengar. In short, Iyengar Yoga focuses on alignment, sequence, timing and integration of body and mind to maximize the benefits of yoga practice.

What do you feel makes your studio unique?

We provide a sanctuary to busy executives to rejuvenate their body and mind with yoga practice. Lunch Yoga Monday to Friday is our special commitment to the central business district executives here.

Hong Kong is a fast-paced, urban city and is often described as a place where “East-meets-West”. How do you feel that impacts the yoga community there?

Our bi-lingual yoga classes exemplify Hong Kong’s special environment – on average we have 70% locals and 30% foreigners in such classes, while we only have 3 local teachers out of 8 – thus more English-speaking classes. But, Asians spend more and more time in search of body & mind well-being programs like yoga!

3. EPIC

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What kind of yoga do you offer at EPIC?

Epic offers a dynamic yoga curriculum with over 20 different Yoga and AntiGravity class types for our members to choose from 4 different locations.

What do you feel makes your studio unique?

We pride ourselves on offering a familial environment for all our members, creating a community, rather than a training facility.  Our Epic Yoga Studio is perfect for our Yoga Instructors, including Masters Victor Chau and Hari Krishna, to help our members perfect their practice, breathing and ability to calm and relax their minds.

Hong Kong is a fast-paced, urban city and is often described as a place where “East-meets-West”. How do you feel that impacts the yoga community there?

Our international team of instructors and Yoga Masters come from different parts of the world including Hong Kong, China, U.S.A, India. This allows our members to communicate with our instructors in the language they feel most comfortable.

4. Bodywize

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What kind of yoga do you offer at Bodywize?

Our classes are suitable for all levels of ability and are categorized into Body Training, Flow Yoga, Core Yoga, Basic and Easy, Static and Level 1, Detox, Meditation and Therapy.

What do you feel makes your studio unique?

We moved into this building to combine spa & wellness with 21st century convenience and personalized yoga service. The interior blends classic ambience and zen buddhism décor with state-of-the-art amenities, boasting 6000 square feet of pampering space for the premier spa and wellness center. We feel this studio can be the right place to share love and compassion for ourselves and others.

Hong Kong is a fast-paced, urban city and is often described as a place where “East-meets-West”. How do you feel that impacts the yoga community there?

We get mostly female clients, a mix of locals and expats. When we were in Happy Valley, it was 60% western, and 40% local. Interestingly, we are now reaching out to a higher percentage of almost 75% local and 25% western clientele in Causeway Bay.

5. Flex

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What kind of yoga do you offer at Flex?

We offer a range of classes including Hatha and various types of Vinyasa from Detox Flow, Core Flow, Prana Flow and Chakra Flow, Ashtanga to Recharge and Restore classes. We also have Pre-Natal and yoga classes for Teen Athletes.

What do you feel makes your studio unique?

Flex is what I would describe as boutique –  instructors get to know students and their bodies well, make hands-on adjustments and provide individual attention.  This enables students to make progress in their practice, rather than get lost in a crowd.  We only hire very experienced teachers who teach specific and unique classes based on their training background.

Hong Kong is a fast-paced, urban city and is often described as a place where “East-meets-West”. How do you feel that impacts the yoga community there?

Western style, fast-paced, athletic yoga is very popular here. Fast-paced also means that people need to look for relaxation and de-stress within their practice, as their typical lifestyle doesn’t afford much down time.  Thus, we find it important to offer a wide variety of yoga class styles.

6. The Yoga Room

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What kind of yoga do you offer at The Yoga Room?

The Yoga Room offers over 100 classes per week designed for the beginner to the advanced. We offer Hot Yoga, Hatha, Ashtanga, Yin Yoga, Yoga Therapy, Jivamukti,  Mindfulness Yoga, Vinyasa, Mat Pilates, Hammock Yoga, Wheel Yoga, Detox Yoga, Pre-natal Yoga, Prenatal Pilates, Mum & Baby Yoga, and Kids Yoga. All classes are taught by certified instructors.

What do you feel makes your studio unique?

We have 4 studios and we offer over 100 classes per week but we keep it personal and intimate. Our classes are small with 15 mats maximum with a very warm atmosphere.

Hong Kong is a fast-paced, urban city and is often described as a place where “East-meets-West”. How do you feel that impacts the yoga community there?

Hong Kong is a magnet for workaholics – the average weekly working hours of Hong Kong people is 48.4. Undoubtedly, Hong Kong people are overworked. People in Hong Kong are crazy about yoga and they really need it. They love to have classes outdoor as they work so much they enjoy doing outdoor activities. We also have a lot of corporate clients; we send our teachers to companies to give yoga classes in their meeting rooms. This is the great thing about our city – people work hard, they are certainly in need of yoga and they do find ways to incorporate this into their busy lives!

7. Pure Yoga

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What kind of yoga is offered at Pure Yoga?

Pure Yoga offers a variety of different yoga styles. We have classes such as Hatha, Hot, Vinyasa, Wall Rope Yoga and more. Our yoga classes fit under a 5 pillar yoga system: Healing, Grounding, Dynamic, Hot and Specialised. These pillars help to guide and support the student through their yoga journey.

What do you feel makes your studio unique?

We offer a comprehensive list of diverse yoga styles to suit all our students’ varied yoga needs and intentions. We also offer a very accommodating schedule, with many classes throughout the day.

Hong Kong is a fast-paced, urban city and is often described as a place where “East-meets-West”. How do you feel that impacts the yoga community there?

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Although Hong Kong lays behind the West in the progress and popularity of yoga, we are still at the forefront of yoga development in Asia. World-renowned teachers consistently add their influence to the growth of yoga in Hong Kong by hosting yoga trainings here. Most of our students are ‘global citizens’, often practising and learning about yoga all over the world and bringing these influences back to the Hong Kong community. Pure Yoga

 

 

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