If it’s been a while since you last stepped foot into a yoga studio, the thought of a stretching session might conjure less-than-motivating images of cluttered, multi-purpose rooms – the kind with dust-laden floorboards you’d be hesitant to lay your head on. Fortunately, things have come a long way.
In partnership with Proud & Punch, we’ve rounded up some of the most aesthetically pleasing options, just in time for those “new year, new you” resolutions.
All for One
As good for social-media fodder as it is for your health, Yarraville’s newly opened All for One is a one-stop wellness shop. Here, yoga, Pilates, physiotherapy, psychology, nutritional services, meditation, massages and more are offered at one striking site.
Visually oriented types will feel contented by the studio’s minimalistic but warm design – complete with wooden accents and abundant plant life.
Visitors to Preston’s Core+ can expect to bask in the natural light of this spacious, orderly and ship-shape studio while working on their core strength. Choose between reformer and mat Pilates in a pared-back, distraction-free environment.
Perched above High Street, the Preston studio joins a dappling of Core+ spaces across Melbourne, and offers a “chill-out zone” where visitors can take a moment to unwind before classes.
Stepping into the all-new Warrior One in Mordialloc will feel more like checking in to a retreat than entering a gym. Busy yogis can breath a sigh of relief within this urban sanctuary that boasts a beachside location and a befitting holiday-like mood to match.
After an invigorating yoga session in the contemporary studio, visit the Tribe Wellness Bar for a restorative smoothie or warming cup of chai.
An unlikely coupling of two beloved fitness movements – hip-hop and yoga come together at Richmond’s Yoga 213. A menu of varying yoga and meditation classes is taught onsite, but it’s the happy-making, music-centred hip-hop yoga that tends to draw in the curious, from the beginner to the adept.
A vibrant portrait of The Notorious B.I.G hangs on a wall overlooking a relaxed lounge area at the fun-filled studio, which, you may have perceived by now, is no regular yoga space.
With its distinctly polished style, you’d be forgiven for thinking this physio, Pilates, yoga and mediation studio was instead a contemporary art gallery – the artworks being the cutting-edge equipment that sits inside this white-walled space.
Inside the sophisticated locale, minimal furnishings and uncluttered decor allow visitors to focus on the health-enhancing tasks at hand.
Like a chic, inner-city boutique hotel, Prahran’s Humming Puppy is both elegant and inviting. A modern fit-out, refined ornamentation and warm lighting lures participants inside – where they will quickly discover something unusual.
There’s one marked difference immediately noticeable about the yoga room at this studio: as its name suggests, there’s a gentle hum emanating from the space. Engineered by Arup, the humming room is designed to enhance and deepen visitors’ experiences using specified frequencies.
This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with Proud & Punch.