Denizen’s definitive guide to Auckland’s best yoga studios

With a range of health benefits, the ancient practice of yoga has long been an essential part of our exercise routines. Whether it’s a sweat session you’re seeking, or a moment of soulful solitude, our city offers an abundance of studios that cater to a range of needs. And as we settle into winter with health top of mind, there has never been a better time to trial Auckland’s best yoga studios.

Sweat Yoga

Location: Newmarket

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Encouraging mindful movement even as the heart rate soars, Sweat Yoga’s offering is loved city-wide, with both yoga and pilates working in tandem to give its dedicated disciples a varied schedule. Founded by teacher and Bikram convert Bruce Simons, this studio has been built on the belief that yoga can change your life. Sweat’s classes, including vinyasa and HIIT pilates, promise to bring the heat this season.

Basecamp Power Yoga

Location: Grey Lynn

The Scrap Yard’s beloved Basecamp has built itself a dedicated following, not just because of its architecturally designed fit-out or close proximity to Ozone Coffee Roasters (for a post-session brunch), but because of its unique approach to many styles of yoga. We particularly love the Thursday evening Yin and Nidra class for the ultimate zen movement, and Friday’s post-work restore session with the addition of Reiki. Bliss,

Eastwest Yoga

Location: Grey Lynn

Connecting body to breath, and beyond, Eastwest Yoga celebrates a variety of modern and traditional yoga, from vinyasa and ashtanga to kirtan and meditation. Founded by mother-daughter duo, Sheryn Gieck and Amelia McCombie, the goal of every welcoming, well-balanced class is to find inner calm.


Location: Ponsonby

While Ponsonby’s Sala prides itself on being more than simply a yoga studio — and it truly is — yoga forms the core of its offering, and it truly is second to none. Sarah’s highly sought-after classes combine challenging poses with profound mindfulness to push you to better your body and soul, and the Reformer Flow classes offer the perfect balance of strengthening and lengthening. You can also book in a sauna for an extra health boost pre- or post-class.

Flourish Yoga

Location: Takapuna

For those seeking solace on the North Shore, Takapuna’s Flourish Yoga is an uplifting destination with the intention to work out mind, body and spirit. Each teacher has been carefully selected for their contribution to Flourish’s ethos, where an intimate space for connection is held in the highest regard. What we love about this space is the short walk to nearby Slöwe Studio, where you can continue your wellbeing practices with a restorative sauna.

Hot Yoga Works

Location: Queen Street

Located smack bang in the heart of the city, Hot Yoga Works is a dedicated space devoted to hot yoga and pilates, offering city-dwellers a place to find sanctuary amid the hustle and bustle of city life. The purpose-built studio has a sophisticated temperature-controlled heating system to keep the room at optimal heat, with fresh air circulation and a consistent temperature to give you the best possible workout. The heat fast-tracks all the benefits of your practice, increasing strength and flexibility.

Begin Wellness

Location: Newmarket

Centred on community, Begin Wellness offers a number of unique classes that inspire meditative movement. From Tibetan sound healing to solo Latin dance-inspired classes, to more traditional practices, here, there truly is something for everyone — offering a novel experience.

Golden Yogi

Location: Takapuna

Those dwelling on the shore would do well to add a class at the newly reopened Golden Yogi to your weekly wellness routine. Celebrating the fact that everyone is unique and in a different place or space in their life, this welcoming spot offers a wide range of styles — from more traditional Vinyasa and Hatha practices to Pilates fusion, pregnancy-specific classes, and even a bespoke class crafted with teenagers in mind.


Location: Remuera

Not your typical yoga studio, OYF offers a unique variety of 45 and 60-minute group yoga and fitness fusion classes with intense cardio and core workouts, balance training, flexibility and strengthening, complimented by deep breathing, relaxation and a calming of the mind all in state of the art FAR Infrared heat therapy.

Kanuka Yoga Space

Location: Hobsonville

For those wanting to practice yoga out west, Hobsonville’s Kanuka Yoga Space is a welcoming, light-filled studio offering classes influenced by Vinyasa, Hatha and Yin. Here, alongside all of the regular classes, teachers offer a unique fusion of yogalates, bringing together both the strength of pilates and the relaxation of yoga — a perfect pairing for fitness enthusiasts.

Yoga Ground

Location: Grey Lynn

This suburban studio offers all the makings of a blissful yoga experience. Here, classes draw from traditional Hatha and Vinyasa practices — offering a moment of reprieve from many of the sweat-styled classes found around the city. What we truly adore, however, is the Kundalini yoga sessions, that bring together elements of mantra, breath and meditation alongside movement.

Contemporary Yoga Centre

Location: Remuera

This yoga space in Remuera offers a refined schedule that considers all the needs of its students. Contemporary Yoga classes merge the Eastern and Western schools of thought, to offer a highly individualised approach to the practice that meets our modern needs.

The Space

Location: Matakana

While The Space may be a little further afield, this Matakana studio is the perfect place to drop into for a class over the weekend or while you’re away at the bach. Bringing together the foundations of yoga, meditation, and pilates, the approach to movement is unique, but one that has garnered a dedicated following.


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