YogaBilbao can be found in between the Azkuna Zentroa cultural centre and the Bilbao train station. It’s a small and cosy space with red walls, polished wooden floors and a warming glow from Himalayan salt lamps. It is run by yoga teacher Ainhoa Rangel who teaches classic yoga with a strong influence from Kashmir. As well as yoga classes, she also offers meditation and mindfulness workshops and pilates classes. Rates range from €50 per month for a weekly class (plus a €40 registration fee) to €230 per quarter for biweekly classes and no extra registration fee.
María Díaz de Haro 10bis, 1º, 48013 Bilbao, Spain +34 629 77 79 57
Central Yoga Bilbao, as the name suggests, is about as central as you can get in Bilbao, not far from Plaza Federico Moyúa. It was started by Manuel Morata who studied yoga training in France, Switzerland and India. His Hatha yoga classes focus both on the physical and mental sides of yoga, and have been influenced by many great yogis. Sessions are offered throughout the day on Tuesdays and Thursdays and once in the evenings on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Enquire for prices.
Don Diego López Haroko Kale Nagusia, 27, 48009 Bilbo, BI, Spain +34 649 04 20 31
Centro MAYA Bilbao opened in 2015 and specialises in offering prenatal yoga classes for pregnant women. The space is warm and cosy with lots of soft lighting and colourful cushions. The centre also offers breastfeeding consultations, reflexology for expectant mothers, workshops on motherhood, and postpartum yoga classes with babies. There are also normal Hatha and Vinyasa yoga classes, as well as oriental and contemporary dance lessons.
Zubiaurre Pintores Kalea, 3, Bilbao, Bizkaia, Spain +34 686 39 13 52
Located in the Santutxu district, Centro de Yoga Inyegar follows the teachings of Indian yogi B. K. S. Iyengar (1918-2014). The method is based on Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and puts emphasis on the practice of asanas (yoga postures) and pranayama (yogic breathing). It’s all about precision, intensity and mental strength and aims to calm the nervous system, as well as improve flexibility, strength and balance. You can find Inyegar yoga centres all over the world. Prices of the classes are based on monthly attendance – €55 for a weekly class and €80 for a biweekly class.
Menendez y Pelayo Marcelino Kalea, 16, 48016 Bilbo, BI, Spain +34 634 41 33 52