The practice of Yoga has traveled through centuries from ancient India as a physical and mental discipline to today’s modern world of exercise. Although most yoga classes in Zurich are taught in German, do not allow this to intimidate you…as once you take your first class, you will soon realize that ‘Yoga is a universal language.’
The city of Zurich has a wide variety of Yoga Studios and below you will find some of our favorite studios:
Find your Inner Balance…Yogi’s and Yogini’s travel from all over the world to attend a class or workshop at Air Yoga. Attracting famous yoga instructors from California to India, this studio’s calendar of events is worth watching. Their 2nd location just opened near Zurich HB, so be sure to find the location most convenient for you! Bonus: Air Yoga has a nice selection of English-taught classes and workshops.
Oberdorfstrasse 2, 8001 Zurich (map)
Website . Tel: +41 43 499 01 01
Bringing yoga to people…An ideal yoga studio for professionals working in Zurich’s city center. Convenient class times allow you to maximize your schedule with lunch-time and post-work classes. Instructors are true professions and the website enables you to register as a new student, buy a membership and even book classes! Now that’s yoga for type-A personalities!
Hot and Worth the Sweat…In 90 minutes, you will complete 26 poses and 2 breathing exercises in a room that is heated to 40 degrees Celsius. Bikram Yoga is a very specific set of exercises that does not vary from instructor or location. The poses are demanding, but no advanced knowledge of yoga is required. The series of excersises help to circulate waste out of the blood, detoxify the body and encourage joint lubrication and rejuvenation.
Grüngasse 21, 8004 Zurich (map)
Website . Tel: +41 43 243 35 80
Healthy, Dynamic and Balanced…Immerse and improve your yoga practice in this peaceful studio featuring a serene lobby, modern changing rooms and one spacious practice room – subtly decorated with candles, plants and chimes. Located a few minutes from SihlCity Mall, Yoga Lives opened in 2008 by Olive Ssembuze who loves to help students explore new possibilities. Classes begin at CHF 26, which includes a mat and locker. To compliment their English teachings, workshops and special events, Yogalives offers an English newsletter and website.
Giesshübelstrasse 62b 8045 Zürich (map)
Website. Tel: +41 43 817 24 34
Dedicated to Your Well-Being…Planet Yoga, opened in 2004 in the Enge neighborhood, featuring one large classroom with a cozy lobby and changing area. In addition to the Monday Vinyasa Flow Beginners class taught in English, Planet Yoga offers workshops and a Teacher’s Training Program. The best way to keep updated is via their website and Facebook page, also available in English. If you have been yearning to try yoga, but are a bit nervous about a Swiss German class, head to Planet Yoga for a fun and enjoyable experience.
Brandschenkestrasse 150, 8002 Zurich(map)
Website . Tel: +41 43 205 25 05
Shelby McDermott Yoga & Ayurveda
Tailored to Your Needs…Born American and made Swiss by love, Shelby McDermott enchants students with her openess, enthusiasm and warmth. She practices and is inspired by Ayurveda and is eager to help clients find balance and peace through her tailored yoga classes. Her wisdom is quite impressive and you will likely leave packed with secret herbal remedy tips! Created herself and hidden off the main road, her studio is softly lit with floor to ceiling windows and comfortably welcomes an intimate group of students.
Winterthurerstrasse 47, 8006 Zurich (map)
Website . Tel: +41 43 243 35 80