City Guide: ATAÏA Yoga

Where: Gartenstrasse 14, 8002 Zurich
Phone: +41 43 243 06 05
More info: Website

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.

Why we love ATAÏA Yoga…
With attractive artwork adorning the walls, two luminous studios, lovely light fixtures and chandeliers, as well as fresh plants and flowers breathing life into the space while yogis and yoginis are not present, ATAÏA Yoga offers a retreat from the bustling streets below. Their vision is simple:

This fresh studio is conveniently located and professionally managed by two women who simply needed a retreat from the corporate world. Sure, there are already many great yoga studios in downtown Zurich – but if you are living or working in the city center near Bahnhofstrasse or Paradeplatz, there are few options to find balance and flexibility while still maximizing your time. ATAÏA Yoga found itself a niche within the yoga marketplace…bringing yoga to people.

An idea is born…
Co-Founders Sonia Gössi: Lic. Oec. and Anke Werner: M.Sc. in Mathematics, Actuary SAV / DAV, met while working for the same company over 6 years ago. Together, they have over  34 years combined experience in the financial industry, and once the financial crisis swept over the globe, these professional women started to take a serious look at their future. They realized that life is short and that they should focus on their passions, which include Yoga and Pilates. They envisioned the perfect yoga studio that would become a retreat for the men and women they have been working with for years…eight action-filled weeks after they found their dream location, ATAÏA Yoga opened it’s doors to the public!

Sonia has practiced Yoga since 1995 with passion and is a certified Yoga teacher since 2010. She is married,  has a 3 year old daughter and a newborn baby boy. Anke practices Pilates since 2007 and Yoga since 2011. Anke is married and has a son. Together, these women manage the professionalism of their dream studio, while hand-selecting some of Zurich’s best talent to provide Yoga and Pilates classes and Workshops on a regular basis.

Helpful information and links…
Learn more about their talented yoga teachers and schedule
View class prices and various membership options