The Social Yogis Project is the brainchild of Sissy Fragkiadaki. A certified yoga instructor who started donation-based yoga lessons in the alternative space Romantzo, near Omonia, she wanted to show that yoga was, in fact, a social practice. Her classes quickly grew to over 70 students, forcing her to find a bigger space. Hatha, ashtanga, vinyasa and even aerial yoga lessons are offered. After the class, join the fun and drop by the Spirtokouto Bar next door for a drink with the yoga team. It doesn’t get more social than this.
The Social Yogis Project, Kiriadon 13, Athens, Greece, +30 69 7590 8742
Founder of Athens Yoga Center, Maja Zilih is an experienced registered yoga teacher who also trains future yoga instructors. She founded the Athens Yoga Center as a place where yogis, from beginners to advanced students, could come and practise in a dynamic way and discover their full potential. Lessons include hatha, anusara, kundalini, vinyasa/flow, restorative, prenatal and postnatal yoga as well as mum and baby yoga, yoga for kids as well as relaxation and meditation lessons. It’s a perfect place to de-stress after a long week in the office.
Athens Yoga Center, Louise Riencourt 65-67, Ambelokipi, Athens, Greece, +30 21 3038 3611
Located in Psychiko, Hot Yoga is a relaxing place where you can practise yoga in a serene and beautiful atmosphere. In a warm environment, get ready to stretch, tone your muscles, and build a strong core with the yoga classes. Mind you, Hot Yoga includes a variety of lessons and also has yoga classes in English, a definite plus if you are visiting Athens but don’t want to lose your flow.
Hot Yoga Athens, 220 Olympionikon & Lykourgou, Psychiko, Athens, Greece, +30 21 0675 6770
Co-founded by Tanya Popovich, Swaha Yoga Center is located a stone’s throw away from the Acropolis metro station. The centre offers yoga and Pilates classes as well as massage therapy and yoga training courses. With weekly lessons of aerial and ballet Pilates, vinyasa, jivamukti and hatha yoga, Swaha Yoga Center also includes lessons in English so that you can practise your favourite hobby even when you’re visiting Athens.
Swaha Yoga Center, 11 Kallisperi, Athens, Greece, +30 21 0922 9251
If you think Psirri is only a nightlife hub, think again. Part of the Satyanandashram Hellas, the Satyananda Yoga Meditation Centre, founded by Swami Sivamurti Saraswati, a Master of yoga, strongly contrasts with the vibrancy of Psirri and offers a haven of peace in the heart of the city. The centre hosts a variety of classes, such as yoga for all, dynamic yoga, yoga for children, teenagers and senior citizens, and prenatal and postnatal yoga. Advanced classes on meditation or raja yoga are also available on demand. For English lessons, it necessary to make a prior arrangement; however, weekly English sessions take place on Tuesdays.