You’re sure to get a good work out if you take in Rome’s plethora of historic sights by foot but if you’re looking to maintain your yoga practice during your holiday, you’ll want to drop into one of these studios. From aerial and power yoga to guided meditation and artistic practices, these studios will cater to your body and mind. With active communities and frequently planned extra curricular activities, they’re popular with locals and will make you feel right at home in Rome.
Conveniently located along Rome’s central Corso Vittorio Emanuele, Zem Yoga Studio is a bright and calming oasis in the middle of all the action. Owned by American yoga practioner Amity Neumeister, Zem offers a range of classes in a multicultural environment that is a favorite with expats and travelers. Zem’s thriving community is, in fact, one of its greatest assets and Zem encourage drop-ins to check out the studio during Community Fridays, offering heated vinyasa yoga classes at a discounted rate (sometimes followed by a glass of prosecco for those who want to partake). Zem offers heated and non-heated vinyasa, hatha and yin yoga classes in English and Italian.
Rome’s most popular power yoga studio is undoubtedly Ego Yoga, situated in the heart of Prati on Via Cola di Rienzo. The studio was founded in 2001 by Max Grossi and Marika Moretti, two Italian yoga practitioners who were certified in the US and have brought Mark Blanchard’s highly lauded True Power Yoga methods to the Eternal City. The focus here is on strength and the studio offers a number of energetic courses, including hatha vinyasa, true vinyasa flow and ashtanga, as well as its grueling true power yoga. For those who are looking for a combination cardio-yoga workout, Ego Yoga is a great bet.
With three branches in Rome holding over 50 classes each week, RYOGA is considered the largest corporately owned yoga studio in Italy. RYOGA is located in some of the city’s most popular neighborhoods, including Trastevere, Prati and Sallustiano, and each of its studios is outfitted for the highest quality experience, from air quality and temperature control to hypoallergenic flooring and soundproofed rooms. The studios offer over 20 styles of yoga, pilates and core classes in normal and heated environments, including vinyasa flow, hatha, ashtanga, mysore, kundalini and more. The studios also feature a Yoga Wall to assist students in achieving a number of diverse poses.
As can be surmised from its name, YogaArte is a yoga studio that aims to combine the best of yoga and art to help students achieve harmony, beauty, presence and creativity in their practice. This intimate little studio, located in Rome’s Prati district, offers low-impact yoga classes, including moving yoga, soft yoga, breath yoga and wake up yoga, with a focus on elegance and poise rather than intense movements and contortions. Lessons are held in Italian and the studio hosts a number of events, courses and seminars to help promote the arts. YogaArte also plans several yoga retreats each year to locations such as Ischia and Puglia.
Just steps from the Circo Massimo metro station, Yoga Aventino is a beautiful yoga studio that specializes in aerial and antigravity yoga courses which combines yoga, pilates and dance with a hammock that is elevated several meters off the ground. Aerial yoga helps elongate the body, has anti-aging benefits and functions as a fun, low-impact way to stretch the body and practice yoga without putting pressure on your joints. Yoga Aventino also offers a number of hatha vinyasa and prenatal yoga classes. Class sizes are small, meaning students receive dedicated attention from the yoga instructors, and are offered in English, Italian and French.