Yoga in Hong Kong has evolved from a novel hobby for mostly well-off expats, to a way of life for many local HK’ers. Originated in India, yoga is a combination of physical, mental, and spiritual practices as we know it. When performed regularly, yoga is capable of providing relief from the numerous issues we come across in our day to day life. And in such a stress-filled city like Hong Kong, Yoga can do wonders for your mental health.
The Iyengar Yoga Centre of Hong Kong
Currently, under the hands of George Dovas, The Iyengar Yoga Centre of Hong Kong was founded in the year 1999 by Linda Shevloff. This institute is based on the teachings of yoga master B.K.S Iyengar, regarded as one of the foremost yoga masters of the world. The main agenda with “Iyengar Yoga” is to train your body to move with ease within your limitations with the help of props like belts, blocks, blankets. If this interests you, go and attend the 60-minute orientation they offer for students who are new to yoga and the Institute.
The Iyengar Yoga Institute of Hong Kong | 19 Floor, The Pemberton, 22-26 Bonham Strand Sheung Wan, Hong Kong | Tel: +852 2541 0401.
The journey of “Prajna Yoga” rooted from the seed of love of Kishor Kumar and Pooja Sharma. A couple who fell in love during their yoga journey in Hong Kong and later founded this warm and inviting space. Now, teaching yoga over thirteen years, they offer various types of yoga classes from beginners to advanced in a variety of style, ages and abilities held by a team of Indian yoga teachers. They have additional facilities like showers, lockers and a yoga boutique which adds up to ease.
P.S. Here you are encouraged to love the life you live.
Prajna Yoga | Unit 03,10/F Yuen Shing Industrial Building, No. 1033 Yee Kuk West Street, Lai Chi Kok, Kln | Tel: Tel: +852 2371 2515.
Life Management Yoga Centre
Life Management Yoga Centre aka LMYC is a non-commercial yoga centre of Hong Kong which focuses on teaching all the branches of yoga under one roof. Namely Hata – Physical Postures, Raja – Philosophy, Dhyana – Meditation, Bhakti – Devotion and Karma – Yoga of Action. Here they focus on giving a deeper insight of mind and soul so that you can live your life beyond body and mind pain.
LMYC | 35, Kimberley Road, 11/F Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong | Tel: +852 21919651.
Innovative Yoga by Yogaraj CP
Yogaraj started practising yoga at the age of 5, then with the help of his father, S. Chidhambaram, who had learnt yoga from the masters in Himalaya. Today, he is a renowned yoga teacher himself and teaches his form of yoga called “Innovative Yoga”. With his years of practice and experience in Hata Yoga, his yoga form concentrates on variations and long-held postures. The class is said to be challenging enough to improve your flexibility, strength and stamina.
Innovative Yoga by Yogaraj CP | Tel: +852 2736 2294.
Andiyappan Yoga Community
Andiyappan Yoga Community is a volunteer-based, non- profit organisation. It aims to share yoga with the people who cannot afford yoga classes or those who may have special needs or circumstances. And the best part being, each one of their volunteers is certified with the International Yoga Academy. Inspired by the teachings of Yogananth Andiappan, a group of his students founded AYC in the year 2010.
Andiyappan Yoga Community | 1901, One Lyndhurst Tower, No, 1 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong | Tel: +852 29137510.
Well, we hope you have gotten that tiny boost you needed. It is the new year, do good to yourself.