In need of some zen? Whether you’re looking for a small friendly studio where everyone knows each other’s name, or prefer to choose from a whole host of daily classes, there’s a Munich yoga studio for you.
Popular amongst the expat crowd, Yogabee is American-owned, with classes offered in either German and English depending on the instructor. As well as regular classes covering many different types of yoga, Yogabee offers workshops on specific areas such as ‘happy hips’ and mindfulness, in addition to organising yoga holidays in Italy. They also have special yoga classes for kids. Drop-in prices are cheapest for the early bird yoga session (€12) and they also organise courses that can be reimbursed by German health insurance schemes.
Jivamukti yoga isn’t just popular in Munich at the Jivamukti studio, but is well-known amongst yogis in Germany. In this type of yoga, there’s an extra emphasis on meditation and a focus on the mental benefits of yoga as well as the physical. As it’s grown in popularity, so has the number of studio locations and classes; you’ll find Jivamukti Yoga at Gärtnerplatz, Haidhausen, and Münchner Freiheit, and classes for kids and teens. A single class costs €15, but lessons in blocks of 10 or unlimited monthly passes are available. Some courses are eligible for the health insurance reimbursement scheme.
Kundalini yoga draws its inspiration from the Tantra schools of Hinduism, focusing on accessing and releasing your spiritual energy through awareness. You’ll have to get up early to jump on this trendy yoga bandwagon at the Kundalini Centre – classes start at 5.30am! As well as classes at more reasonable times of day, the centre also runs workshops on philosophical topics such as ‘the wisdom of letting go’ to complement physical practice. A single class costs €17, and annual and monthly passes are also available for the committed yogi.
What better than a yoga studio where you can pick up a delicious buddha bowl or vegan dessert after your practice! From lunchtime business yoga to peaceful candlelit vinyasa classes, Rebella Bex takes a holistic view of body and nutrition. Classes take place in a small room next door to the café, and the studio is very centrally located on Sonnenstraße. Book your class when you pop in for lunch, or book online through their website.
Perhaps the best known of the Munich yoga studios, Airyoga offers a vast range of daily classes from early bird yoga at 7am to relaxing yin yoga sessions at 8pm. Throughout the day there are classes for all abilities and types of yoga including anusara, a flowing style of yoga similar to hatha that focuses on alignment. Prices start from €17 for a single 60-minute class, but keen yogis can also purchase blocks of classes or a month of unlimited lessons at a discount.
No matter what the weather’s doing outside, you’re sure to feel the heat as you tackle a range of 26 yoga positions in this steamy 38-degree studio! With two or three classes a day each lasting 90 minutes, Bikram Yoga Munich focuses exclusively on bikram yoga and was the first hot yoga studio in the city. You can buy classes by the hour for €23, or unlimited packages for certain periods of time. They’re also currently offering 30 days of all-you-can-sweat Bikram yoga for €30 for newcomers.