From Vinyasa to Paddle Yoga, Bikram to Kundalini, Mallorca offers a fantastic range of holistic experiences for the mind, body and soul. Stretch, flex, meditate and tap into total serenity at one of these popular yoga spots across the island.
Located down a quaint cobbled lane that opens up to a pretty light-dappled courtyard, Zunray yoga is a popular haunt for Palma yogis. The large space with double height ceilings has a wonderful open and airy feel to it, perfect for peaceful and reflective practice. The classes are varied with plenty of Hatha sessions alongside pregnancy yoga, yoga for kids and even Sridaiva – an alternative movement class also known as Bowspring Yoga, which focuses intensely on correcting the posture.
Carrer de Sant Feliu, 17, Palma, Spain +34 971 72 31 83
This cosy little studio, dotted with candles and bathed in incense, oozes tranquility. Step inside this lovingly reformed bread factory for a variety of classes which promise to bring about a sense of spiritual well-being. Alongside regular offerings of Hatha and Vinyasa, you’ll also discover ‘Yoga Nidra’ sessions and Buddhist inspired ‘vibrational concerts’, both of which utilise quartz crystals and alchemy mineral singing bowls – known for their ability to induce a higher state of relaxation.
Carrer de la Gerreria, 20, Bajos, Palma, Spain +34 687 74 73 60
Situated in the foothills of the mountains, this stunning retreat near Pollensa is the perfect place to indulge in an intense week of yoga and self-reflection. The elegant building built with a sensitivity to the nature which surrounds it, is abound with tranquil spaces in which to relax and nurture the mind, body and soul. Workshops run throughout the year and alongside the yoga workouts there are a wide variety of activities on offer including hiking, art classes, massage and meditation.
Cami Vell de Pollensa, Campanet, Spain +34 639 30 64 32
If – like Madonna and Robert De Niro – Kundalini yoga is your thing, head to this beautiful dedicated space in the Santa Catalina area. Meditative classes focus on chakra alignments with special emphasis on breathing and mantras making beginners feel rather light-headed. Immersive gong baths here are euphoric and you will undoubtedly leave sessions feeling relaxed, refreshed and enlightened. Special Kundalini experts host regular events and workshops for dedicated practitioners and children are invited twice a week to join in, thus making for a great community atmosphere.
Carrer de Despuig, 62, Palma, Spain +34 971 71 77 87
Earth Yoga is arguably one of the most popular and well known holistic centres in Palma. Vinyasa is the focus here, and classes are offered in a variety of languages well-suited to the international community in this city. The mother and baby groups are also heavily attended here, as well as lesser known Yin-Yoga where poses are held for up to three minutes encouraging healing in the meditative stillness of both body and mind. Those looking to take their hobby further will be pleased with the range of teacher-training courses available here throughout the year.
Carrer de Despuig, 34, Palma, Spain +34 971 91 88 40
Bikram yoga enthusiasts will be hard pushed to find many places to practice on the island. The uber-modern studio of Hot Yoga Mallorca in Son Dureta, however, has a jam packed timetable dedicated to this sweaty workout. Alongside the usual Bikram and Hot Yoga schedule, you will find ‘Karma Yoga’ – an hour and a half of asanas in a candlelit and music filled room – or the newly developed system called ‘Fierce Grace’, a heart-thumping activity blending classical Hatha, Asthanga and Bikram principals.
Carrer Albó, Locales 5-6, Palma, Spain +34 640 21 31 95
Nestled in the beautiful village of Sa Cabaneta, this exquisite retreat is really quite special. The Tramuntana Flow provides an indulgent experience where yoga, meditation and good nutrition combine to fully nourish and restore the mind-body-soul balance of attending guests. Classes are held in either a spacious 80-metre squared studio in the main building with its floor to ceiling windows, or on the open air terrace overlooking the pretty pool and gardens. The sensational views of the verdant landscape, aromatic almond and fig orchards and looming mountains beyond making this a truly unique place to practice.
Carrer de n’Olesa, 63, Sa Cabaneta, Spain
Fly Fusion is a concept that fuses yoga with gymnastics and pilates to increase flexibilty, balance and coordination whilst experiencing the positive effects of being suspended in the air. By dangling from large stretchy, ribbon-like hammocks, yogis are able to open up the hips, chest and shoulders and benefit from the pull of gravity with an elongation of the spine. There are very few places offering this popular form of Aero-Yoga on the island and even harder to find teachers coaching in the English language, so only attend here if you can comfortably follow Spanish.
Av. de Jaume III, 26, Palma, Spain +34 971 71 39 76
Soller Stand Up Paddle Yoga
Why not quite literally push the boat (or paddleboard) out and have a go at this innovative and exciting form of yoga. Paddle Yoga will test your concentration and balance further than usual as you try not to topple into the ocean throughout the poses. Hour long sessions are held every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday out on the water in the middle of the enchantingly pretty Port Soller. Sundays are particularly special, however, with a sunset class at the ‘golden hour’ where you will be submerged in a balmy and tranquil haze of warm light whilst you workout.
Polígon des Través, 7, Port de Sóller, Spain +34 971632439
Balneario Beach Yoga
Head to the white sandy beach of Illetas for a workout in the fresh air with a spectacular view of the turquoise ocean. Hatha flow sessions at this beach club are hosted by bilingual Zunray yoga teachers every Wednesday and Saturday mornings throughout the summer season. Prices are steeper than most at €20 per attendance, though a coffee or mineral water from the gorgeous restaurant and the hire of a mat is included in the charge.
Paseo Illetas, 52 A, Calvià, Spain +34 971 40 10 31