Salute the Californian sun at Melbourne’s first hip hop yoga studio, Yoga 213. Styled after a Venice Beach surf shack, the studio is complete with recycled timber, surfboards, pineapples, a vibrant oil painting of Biggie and a neon sign that says ‘to be happy,’ which sums up owner and founder Sammy Vealls attitude to life. Yoga 213 offers five West Coast-inspired classes: Hip Hop 1 for a morning dose of vinyasa; Hip Hop 2 where you can groove along with Snoop Dogg; Yin Yoga for deep poses in a darkened room; Chill Yoga to practice basic vinyasa to the sound of smooth reggae; and Home Base where the focus is on breath. At the end of each class, you can relax with a short savasana.
Casual classes $25
Yoga 213, Level 1, 97 Swan Street Richmond, VIC, Australia, +61 3 9428 9047
‘To sweat is to pray, to make an offering of your innermost self,’ said Gabrielle Roth, and at One Hot Yoga, sweat is guaranteed with studio spaces heated from 21-37 degrees Celsius, encouraging ‘Conscious Conditioning.’ Classes are designed by Lucinda Mills, in collaboration with Rob Mills, to create an oasis of wellbeing through the use of contemporary architecture and refined yoga poses. There is a variety of yoga and Pilates classes on offer, including their signature Slow Hot Flow at 37 degrees Celsius, Power Flow, Grow Your Flow, Yin, Friday Flow and Mediation Party.
One Hot Yoga, 36-48 River Street, South Yarra, VIC, Australia, +61 409 103 674
Find your chakra in the heart of the CBD, above Flinders Lane, at Move Yoga. Opened in late 2014, the studio aims to revitalise and nourish through Power Vinyasa. Designed by Hecker Guthrie, the studio blends Japanese and Scandinavian architecture for a no-fuss, tranquil space heated from 28-35 degrees Celsius. There are more than 28 classes per week, catering to all fitness levels, including an express lunchtime class for those with busy work schedules.
Casual classes $25
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