Keep your limbs limber and perfect your downward-facing dog pose at these 11 wonderful yoga studios in Austria’s capital. From the deep heat of Bikram to the strengthening poses of Hatha, there’s a style and a studio to suit everyone.
Amazing Yoga Vienna
This studio is located in the rustic setting of a disused coachman’s garage, offering a tranquil space for undisturbed sessions. Using rooms heated at 26 °C temperature (78 °F), Amazing Yoga offers a range of classes, including Hatha and Vinyasa Flow, and special classes for children and the elderly. Check out their website for more information.
Another champion of hot yoga, this studio is expertly kitted out with “beautiful, light-flooded rooms” with oiled, wooden floors for practicing inside, and numerous showers for the sweaty aftermath. As well as Bikram, the college also offers basic Hatha yoga classes, Flow yoga and Restorative yoga.
A multi-lingual school with classes in German, English and Bulgarian. The school offers courses in Satyananda yoga, a style developed by Swami Satyananda Saraswati that explores self-knowledge and self-realization.
Bikram yoga is all the rage these days. It’s a challenging style that involves practicing your moves in a humid, high-temperature room. The benefits range from increased flexibility to low risk of injury. Yogaloft, a well-established studio in the 4th district, also offers Bikram, with 90-minute sessions in 40 °C temperature (104 °F). For those wanting to push themselves even further, there is a Yin yoga class: an intense form that combines knowledge of traditional Chinese medicine with Hatha yoga.
Originally from Greece, Anastasia set up her studio in Vienna in 1992 and has been teaching for almost 30 years. Offering classes in both German and English, she approaches Hatha yoga as “focusing on a profound and honest way of practicing as an inspiration for students and yoga teachers to trust the beauty of their existence and to unfold towards a refined state of self-reliance and inner silence.” Annual retreats to Spain and Greece are also available.
YogaKula suggests we perceive the practice of yoga as equally important to everyday tasks. “Just like your daily shower and clean teeth, your body craves exercise after a long day of work.” As well as a regular weekly schedule, YogaKula offers retreats around the country for those who want to gain an in-depth knowledge of yoga.
This lively studio, located in the hip 7th district of Neubau, is decked out with spacious, bright studios with mirror-covered walls and polished parquet floors. Lockers and showers are available for all to use.
Perfect for those unacquainted with yoga, this studio offers a series of beginner’s classes, alongside courses for the most experienced yoga fans. The two studios in the school are well-equipped with all the necessary gear, including mats, yoga sticks, yoga blankets, fans for keeping you cool, and yoga chairs. A juice bar and café are available for post-class restoration and hydration.