Whether you’re into vinyasa or hatha, or you’re looking for a beginner class to learn your downward dog from your warrior pose, Prague
has a yoga studio for you. While the capital of the Czech Republic
might not be immediately synonymous with this most ancient of Indian art forms
, the variety of addresses on offer begs the opposite – here’s our round-up of the best in town.
Yoga Prague is led by two experienced instructors with a long list of credentials. Indian native Aruna Singhvi has been practicing yoga since she was a child, and has been teaching it for over 30 years. Jiří Čumpelík, who also studied in India, combines the practice of yoga with kinesiology principles and meditation. Classes are held in a large and airy studio, and students can choose to have individual lessons to address special concerns. Otherwise, the studio offers group traditional hatha yoga classes, as well as pre-natal classes.
Soukenická 1197/7, Praha 1-Nové Město, Czech Republic, +420 607 506 673
This is an eclectic studio that offers several types of yoga, including dynamic ashtanga vinyasa, traditional ashtanga mysore, hatha yoga and vinyasa yoga. Both group and private classes are available. In addition to traditional classes, Yoga Space also offers workshops and drop-in classes, a rarity in Prague as most classes require advanced registration.
Politických vězňů 911/8, Praha 1-Nové Město, Czech Republic, +420 776 678 999
The owner and founder is a certified yoga instructor who is also a former Moulin Rouge dancer. Although she still leads some classes, there are also additional instructors (all fully certified) here. Bikram Yoga has a special ventilation system that ensures a steady and even flow of very hot air, making it one of the best places in Prague to practice bikram (hot) yoga.
Na Pankráci passage between the numbers 121 and 125, Prague 4, Czech Republic, +420 224 222 892
Vinohrady Yoga House
Vinohrady Yoga House offers a nice mix of hot yoga, vinyasa flow yoga, the more modern power yoga and special classes of yoga for seniors, yoga for women, and yoga for a healthy back. They also offer a unique class called yogalates, which combines the principles of yoga and Pilates and focuses on strengthening the core and spine.
J. Masaryka 252/6, Prague 2-Vinohrady, Czech Republic, +420 731 457 924
A unique studio that offers not only classes for adults, but also for kids and teens as well, at Wellness Yoga there’s no pre-registration required and you can borrow all equipment right before a class, so you don’t have to buy a mat or anything else. In addition to traditional hatha yoga classes, they also offer yoga for stress management, wellness yoga and naam yoga (a mix of kundalini yoga, meditation and chanting).
Plavecká 400/12, Prague 2-Nové Město, Czech Republic, +420 736 647 156