Yogis visiting Valencia in Spain needn’t worry about missing out on their favourite class. Whether you prefer hot yoga, meditation or an outdoor workout, there’s something to suit everyone. Here’s our pick of the best.
Yoga Flow VLC
A bright, modern yoga studio in the trendy district of Ruzafa offering everything from ashtanga to vinyasa, Yoga Flow VLC offers classes for various levels, with drop-in sessions available, and friendly instructors. And to top it off the prices are very reasonable, too.
Enjoy the traditional practices of hatha raja or ashtanga vinyasa yoga here at this relaxing space. Through their practice, the instructors aim to help students disconnect from the daily grind and reconnect with their spiritual side. You can take a beginner’s course, a block of classes, or book a one-off session. See their website for details.
If you like your yoga classes hot and sweaty, Valencia has several studios just for bikram yoga devotees. Try the 90-minute Bikram Hot Yoga class at the famous Finca Roja building, incorporating 26 postures in a room heated to 105°F/40°C. This is said to loosen up the joints and muscles, enabling a deeper stretch.
Whether you’re a follower of a macrobiotic diet or not, you can enjoy dynamic yoga classes at The Macriobiotic Institute of Spain‘s centre located in the heart of Valencia, where classes focus on meditation and self-awareness. The centre is connected to the elegant, popular vegetarian and macrobiotic restaurant, Kimpira.
A small network of yoga centres across Portugal and Spain, CPYoga organises courses for all levels in Spanish, Portuguese and English. Their aim is to assist students as they follow their own path, leading to an “unconditioned state of mind”. Their small, welcoming studio is tucked away down a little street close to Angel Guimera metro station.
Integral Yoga aims to help practitioners achieve full mental and physical health, preventing illness and promoting spiritual realisation. Sounds good, right? Try it out for yourself at their studio in Valencia. Beginners are welcome and you can try a free class, though be aware that they are taught mainly in Spanish.
You won’t find a better yoga studio than the beautiful Turia riverbed gardens, a lush city park that winds its way through the entire city centre. Here you’ll always find people running, biking and doing all kinds of workouts al fresco, and that includes yoga. Join a group session such as those with Yoga with Jennison, fun, donation-based classes taught in English and open to all levels.
Yoga in the Turia Gardens, Valencia I Courtesy of Yoga with Jennison in Valencia