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Named one of Travel + Leisure’s top world yoga studios, AgoraLucis has quite the reputation, but for all the right reasons. Situated in the upscale Mexico City neighbourhood of Polanco, known for having a swathe of spas, gyms and dining hotspots, you can dip your toe in many pools of health and wellbeing at this all-in-one centre. From Capoeira and Tai Chi to massage and yoga, this is the perfect studio for the ambitious among you, who want to give everything a go.
Agoralucis, Lafontaine 78, Polanco, Ciudad de México, México, +52 55 5281 7550
Originating in Boston, the concept behind O2 Yoga studio was brought to Mexico City by Stephany Weingerz and now has two branches in arguably two of the capital’s most high-end locations, Santa Fe and Polanco. For Vinyasa fans, O2 might just be the place for you given that they specialise in this dynamic and challenging style. However, there are many other classes to choose from if you want to ease yourself in to the yoga scene. Refresh yourself pre- or post-class with a juice from the onsite juice bar.
O2 Yoga, Anatole France 139, Polanco, Ciudad de México, México, +52 55 2624 2667
A range of classes is also on the schedule at Green Yoga, which has several branches across Mexico City all offering the same high level of teaching, guidance and services. Their mission is to bring yoga to the masses, and as such they offer level-based sessions meaning everyone from beginners to advanced pupils will find something for them at Green Yoga. We recommend paying a visit to the Condesa branch and trying your hand at some Ashtanga or the intriguing sounding Air Yoga.
The studio walls at Blanco Yoga are appropriately and rather pleasingly white, which undoubtedly helps in your pursuit for inner peace during a yoga class at this well-recommended yoga hotspot in Mexico City. With a wide choice of yoga styles to indulge in, from Dharma and Vinyasa to Hatha and Ashtanga, you’ll certainly not find yourself at a loss regarding what to take. They also offer excellent prenatal, antenatal and mother and baby yoga classes too.
Blanco Yoga, Calle Milán 44, Juárez, Ciudad de México, México, +52 55 5546 3228
Classic yoga styles like Vinyasa and Ashtanga can be found at Inspira Yoga, which is considered one of Mexico City’s most upmarket yoga studios. Having said that, even with the typical styles offered, one of the best classes you can take part in at Inspira Yoga is undoubtedly their Acroyoga session. You’ll be treated to an incredible mixture of acrobatics and yoga that you never thought possible; the physicality of the former merges seamlessly with the teachings and principles of relaxation promoted by the latter.
So technically Diana Cazadora is not the name of a Mexico City yoga studio (that we know of); rather, it’s the name of one of the capital’s most famous landmarks, as well as the site of a weekly (every Sunday at 8.30am), outdoor yoga class. If you’re just passing through the city and don’t fancy paying large sign up fees for a traditional studio, then having a go at open-air yoga might be the perfect solution. Take your own mat and some water, and enjoy the community spirit.
Finally, the excellently named Jellyfish Yoga Center is the place to be if you want to give hot yoga, a.k.a. Bikram yoga, a go. All the celebrities are doing it, after all… The hot room at Jellyfish Yoga Center reaches a temperature of 42 degrees celsius and the sessions last for 90 minutes, plus a cool quirk of this spot is their rotating roster of international yoga teachers, meaning you might be taught by a Texan, a Brit, or even a Spaniard. Just make sure you bring a towel for that all-essential post-Bikram shower.