The current situation in our lovely city is far from ideal. I am among those who is feeling more and more anxious, depressed, frustrated and negative not mentioning weird headaches, back pains and neck stiffness. After speaking with friends and reflecting on my aches I realised that it is all connected; our bodies are sending us signals. This load of anxiety and stress can not be handled so easily. Normally yoga lovers would simply go to Yoga studio and practice.
When on yoga mat, one just switches off completely from the surrounding world; only with one’s inner self. No thoughts about viruses, being scared of getting infected or where to buy a toilet paper or flour to bake a bread. For an hour its just yoga.
Due to the current risk of Covid19, Hong Kong Government decided to close all yoga studios, to prevent people from getting infected. All yoga centres have currently closed their face-to-face classes.In this article, we list 4 very good yoga studios which have adapted to the new situation.
Most of them uses ZOOM as a platform for online yoga teachings. It is actually very easy. Thank goodness for technology 😊!!
The Iyengar Yoga Centre of Hong Kong
This yoga centre in the heart of Sheung Wan offers different types of classes, from intensive to more restorative at different levels (introductory and then levels from I to IV), so you can definitely find one suitable for you.The Iyengar Yoga Centre of Hong Kong does not charge membership fees, you simply pay for the classes that you attend. The easiest way to pay for classes is with your credit card through their IYCHK app, or via the online class schedule system.
The cost: 150 HKD for 60-minute online classes and 200 HKD for 90-minute online classes.
You need ZOOM to participate.
The centre has a shop (also online) to buy yoga mat and other props.
Address:19 Floor, The Pemberton22-26 Bonham StrandSheung Wan, Hong Kong
Another great yoga studio in Sheung Wan. Kita Yoga offers mostly vinyasa based classes varying from more active and intensive exercise to restorative slower paced vinyasa classes. To release deep-seated tension it proposes KITA Yin class with passive long-held poses.
Cost: Introductory (unlimited week) - 300HKDDrop in - 300HKD10 classes package (valid 6 months) – 2750 HKD20 classes package (valid 6 months) – 5000 HKDUnlimited month – 2000 HKD
To participate in Kita Live classes, book yourself in for class by clicking on RESERVE A MAT on their website, use ZOOM app with an email that you will receive 30 mins before class with link and password details and of course grab your mat 😉
Address:1U Lam TerraceSheung Wan, Hong Kong (right next to Lof10 coffee shop)
The Yoga Room:
It is a boutique yoga studio in Sheung Wan with four studios (on the 3/F, 4/F, 6/F and 16/F). It has small classes with gives a sense of intimacy and closer relation to the teacher. All levels of practitioners are welcome from very beginners to the advanced. The Yoga Room offers group classes in Hatha, Vinyasa, Hot Flow, Yin & Candlelight Yin, Yin Yang, Ashtanga, Yoga Therapy, Restorative Yoga, Warm Stretch, Gentle Flow, Detox Yoga, Yoga Nidra & Meditation, Mindfulness, Core, AntiGravity®, Wheel Yoga, Forrest Yoga among others.
It also offers private classes at their studio or at your preferred location which might be an interesting option in the current situation 😉.
This yoga studio has its own eshop with mats, props, clothing and books. For online classes the school is using ZOOM app.
Address:Xiu Ping Commercial Building,104 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan, Hong KongStudio
The Anahata Chakra is the fourth primary Chakra located at the heart centre and represents love, compassion, charity, humor and courage. You can find all these features in yoga instructors teaching in this school.
Among others, this yoga studio offers Yoga Therapy, Hatha Yoga, Hatha Flow, Sun Vinyasa, Slimming Yoga, Destress Yoga, Back Care Yoga, Core Yoga, Power Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation and Kids Yoga. Something for everyone 😉.
To practice online with Anahata Yoga you need to download ZOOM app.
The school offers online shopping with yoga mats, props, dvds, books and yoga accessories. 4qd
Address:18/F, One Lyndhurst Tower, No. 1 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong
Practicing Yoga was never more convenient, in the comfort of your home. So enjoy yoga and continue to get mental peace and physical exercise!!