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One of Stockholm’s most popular yoga studios, Yogayama, is located in Stockholm’s posh Östermalm district but that doesn’t mean it only caters to the city’s elite. The studio, which opened in 2004, offers a number of different yoga disciplines and prides itself on its sense of community. There’s also an excellent restaurant on the second floor serving organic or locally sourced food, as well as regular evening events.
Styled on New York yoga studios, Urban OM classes are mostly held in English and are known for their playful, relaxed nature. Don’t be fooled, though – the instructors are serious about what they do and classes run the gamut from basic or Kundalini yoga to therapeutic yoga and meditation.
The teachers might be Swedish but they all did their training in English so language is not a problem at AcroYoga – in fact, roughly 50% of classes are offered in English. There are Friday drop-in classes, as well as everything from weekend getaway courses and workshops to Thai massage and acrobatics.
With instructors coming from a variety of backgrounds, such as physical therapy and dance, Altromondo focuses on overall wellbeing for everyone. As such, it offers both private instruction and group classes, including ones for pregnant women, those with physical challenges, and men only.
Formerly Bikram Yoga Stockholm, the name of this place says it all. Hot Yoga Stockholm offers bikram as well as other classes, all within the Ghosh tradition, where all yoga is performed in a heated room. The teachers are renowned throughout the city for being helpful as well as challenging. Bring plenty of water and towels – the heat is on.