Montpellier’s yoga studios offer something for everyone all over the Mediterranean city. From simple beginner classes to advanced bikram, read on for the best studios to practice yoga.
Eight different classes are offered at the Yoga Iyengar studio, from complete beginner to advanced, classes for seniors and relaxation sessions. Yoga attendees here can be as young five years old and workshops, internships and mini-courses are also available throughout the year. The studio is light and airy and is situated in the Arceaux neighbourhood of Montpellier; perfect if you don’t want to have to drive right into the centre of the city.
Yoga Iyengar, 1 Rue Duval Jouve, Montpellier, France, +33 961 385 138
Hot Yoga Montpellier offers it all; bikram, hot yoga, vinyasa, yin and more. The studio itself is centrally located in the city – under 10 minutes from Saint Roch train station and Montpellier’s main square Place de la Comédie – andis spacious and well-lit with wooden flooring and floor-to-ceiling mirrors. Prices start from €20 and there is a useful €30 tariff for an unlimited class, one-week trial. Whether your focus is strength, flexibility, balance, endurance or a combination of all, you’ll easily be able to find a class to suit you in this established studio.
THEYOGiINME Yoga is more of a concept than just a studio. Created by Layla Philip and with a studio also in Marrakech, THEYOGiINME Yoga focuses on how to include yoga practice amongst the mayhem of modern life. The studio in Montpellier shares its entrance with Joy HealthyFood restaurant, adding to its “live the yoga life” vibe. A busy weekly schedule includes all the disciplines you could be after, from integral to pre-natal. Trial class has a €10 price tag and you can subscribe for up to a year at a time.
THEYOGiINME Yoga, 54 Rue Estelle, Montpellier, France, +33 695 896 257
Shakti was set up in 1992 by Jean-Marie Perreand remains one of Montpellier’s most popular yoga studios. This one is for those interested in the teachings of yoga, going more in-depth with training workshops covering yoga practice (according to Bks Iyengar), the pedagogy of teaching, therapeutic aspects of yoga, anatomical and physiological basics concerning the body, and mind-centring. English and Spanish are spoken here, too, so if your French isn’t at a level to follow a class, no problem.
Shakti Association, 18 Rue de l’Université, Montpellier, France, +33 467 662 421
Five types of yoga subscription packages are available at popular Yogivibe studio, all with varying prices. Firstly, ‘Dynamic Yoga’ includes beginner to intermediate levels such as Strong Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Power Yoga and fleX-Men. The ‘Meditation & Pranayama’ package offers sessions based on concentration and breathing tools. There is a package for pre-natal yoga and also for babies and kids. Finally, if you feel like one-on-one sessions would be beneficial, you can sign-up for ‘Yoga Coaching’. Classes are kept fairly small so there’s more interaction.
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