Keep your limbs limber and perfect your downward-facing dog pose at these wonderful yoga studios in Austria’s second largest city and the capital of Styria, Graz. From the deep-heat sweats of bikram to the strengthening poses of hatha, there’s a style and a studio to suit everyone.
A studio inside Bikram Hot Yoga Graz | Courtesy of Bikram Hot Yoga Graz
Bikram is one of the newest trends in the yoga community and is quickly becoming one of the most popular forms. The Bikram Hot Yoga Graz is an advocate of the style (as you may have guessed from the name), and promotes it as producing “countless health benefits”. There are many different courses offered, with lessons for beginners and student discounts. Visit the company website to find out more and book a session.
Set up in 2000, this progressive school has established itself as a successful institution, teaching both beginners and those who are well accustomed to salutes to the sun. Light, sunny rooms give a sense of calm and tranquillity, and the teachers, headed by Maria Sintschnig, are all well experienced and always on standby to offer a helping hand. With over 40 different styles offered, you’re sure to find one that suits you.
One of the polished studios | Courtesy of Yuna Place Graz
Oiled solid wood floor, underfloor heating and mud walls for optimum indoor climate make this yoga studio very special. There are many different classes offered, with some special offers for students. Yuna Place Graz organises retreats and workshops throughout the year for those who want to take their practice to the next level.
Shoonya Yoga specialises in hatha and vinyasa | Courtesy of Shoonya Yoga
At Shoonya Yoga, you have the choice of learning hatha and vinyasa in courses at beginner and advanced levels. Free trial lessons are offered, giving you the chance to try before you commit. Courses are always conducted in relatively small groups so that the teacher can focus on individuals.
The tranquil interior of the studio | Courtesy of Moksharth Yoga
Run by Swami Vigyananda, who is originally from India, Moksharth Yoga’s philosophy is to teach the discipline in its purest form. Swami Vigyanda is one of the most experienced teachers in Graz, having studied yoga since childhood. The studio is designed to be calm and relaxing, and the courses are suitable for all levels. The first lesson is completely free of charge.
A chic and modern studio offering courses including those for children and teenagers. The centre is run by Silvia Metawea, who has been practising yoga for over 30 years and is passionate about her craft and swears by its benefits.