Where to Do Yoga in Leeds – A Handy Guide

· Kirsty Allen · Health & Fitness

Grab your mat and your water bottle, it’s time for yoga.

Whether you’re an absolute beginner or a seasoned pro, there are plenty of places to practice yoga in Leeds.

The ancient practice of yoga remains as popular as ever. Bringing together a wealth of physical and mental benefits, it’s a fantastic way to burn calories and tone up, while improving your overall wellbeing. It’s tougher than it looks though. Expect a full-body workout combined with deep breathing and meditation. Here’s where you can practice yoga in Leeds.

Yoga Hero

Yoga Hero

Yoga Hero is a great point of entry for beginners looking to dip their toe into the yoga world. With no joining fees and no cost for equipment hire, it’s super simple to pay-as-you-go while you find your feet. Unwind & Relax classes are recommended for beginners, as well as any of their Yin classes. With over 12 instructors leading a huge variety of classes, there’s plenty going on. Try your hand at different types of yoga such as Ashtanga and Iyengar, mixing and matching as you figure out your preferred style. Classes start at £8.50 and you can get an unlimited pass for £50 a month.

Yoga Hero, The Boulevard, Leeds Dock, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10 1PZ.

The Hot Room

Bikram Yoga

Fancy something a little different? The Hot Room is Leeds’ only dedicated hot yoga studio, providing a unique space where you can try this intense workout. Hot yoga is essentially regular yoga, but practiced in a room that’s heated to 40-degrees celsius. The benefit of hot yoga is that it helps you build up flexibility faster because the heat relaxes your muscles, which is great for those suffering from old sports injuries. It also helps detox your body, so it’s win win! They offer a range of classes from original hot yoga to inferno hot pilates, and their classes are suitable for all ages and abilities. Prices start at £40 a month for new clients.

The Hot Room, The Core, The Headrow, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6JD.

The Yoga Space

The Yoga Space

The Yoga Space is a stunning place to practice yoga. You’ll find them in the baptist church on Meanwood Road, so expect high ceilings and stained class windows, offering an unparalleled sense of serenity in the city. Public classes take place on Tuesdays and Saturdays, led by founder Nichi, who’s practised yoga since 1998. The Yoga Space prides itself on keeping things traditional. There are no new-fangled trends here – it’s all about authenticity, with a big emphasis on breath work. Beginners are warmly welcomed – just bring a mat, stick on something comfy and you’re good to go. Grab a 5 class pass for £25.

The Yoga Space, Chapel House, 378 Meanwood Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS7 2JF.

Yoga Kula

Yoga Kula

This independent studio in Chapel Allerton is a local favourite. Yoga Kula helps people find balance in an increasingly chaotic world, and a class here truly does help you to find a sense of calm. There are a wide range of both in-person and virtual classes, with online-only memberships on offer too. Take your pick from Ashtanga, Hatha, power flow and much more. It’s also a great place for pregnancy yoga in Leeds – prenatal yoga is highly recommended by medical professionals, and is a great way to help you tap into your inner strength. Classes start from £15, and there’s a 4-week beginners course for £45.

Yoga Kula, Suite 2a, Chapel Allerton House, 114 Harrogate Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS7 4NY.

The Yoga House

the yoga house

Looking for a welcoming and down to earth yoga studio? Look no further than The Yoga House. This cosy studio in East Leeds offers a range of classes for all abilities, from the supportive beginners class with its focus on breathing, meditation and poses, to the fast-paced power flow classes, for people seeking an invigorating challenge. The Yoga House is founded by Freya Shaw, who witnessed first-hand the benefit yoga had on a family member suffering from chronic pain and now helps share those benefits with others. Freya even runs yoga classes specially for people living with cancer. Classes start at £7.50.

The Yoga House, 70 Crossgates Rd, Cross Gates, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS15 7NN.

Om Yoga Works

Om Yoga

Om Yoga Works is a friendly yoga studio situated in an old Leeds mill. Providing a supportive environment in which beginners and experienced yogis alike can prosper, there’s a focus on helping people awaken their inner potential and find their true self. There are a range of classes on offer, from sunrise yoga, pilates and candle somatic yoga, perfect for those recovering from illness. HIIT yoga offers something more active, combining the benefits of high-intensity interval training with all the goodness of yoga. For newcomers, the first class is just £5, and beyond that, you can pay as you go for £11 per class.

Om Yoga Works, Springfield Commercial Centre, Unit 15D (1st Floor), Bagley Lane, Farsley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS28 5LY.

Shadwell Studio

Shadwell Studio

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Shadwell Studio is a boutique yoga studio, offering a huge variety of classes across a range of yoga styles. There’s everything from hot yoga and Vinyasa to Nidra and Ashtanga. On top of yoga, they also offer pilates and barre, which help to strengthen and shape your body and are suitable for all abilities. You can even book a private yoga class – a great choice if you’re completely new to yoga or have specific needs that require hands-on guidance to build confidence. Drop-in sessions are £10 and there’s a fantastic introductory offer giving you unlimited 30-day access for just £35.

Shadwell Studio, 55 Main Street, Shadwell, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS17 8HQ.

Leeds Aerial Arts

Aerial Yoga atFitness Temple Holistic Centre, Leeds

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Leeds Aerial Arts offers yoga classes alongside a range of aerial activities, giving you a chance to practise yoga, with the added fun of going upside down! You’ll work your way through the usual yoga poses, but here, you’ll be suspended in the air by a supportive yoga hammock, which allows you to safely explore new shapes and stretches. As daring as it sounds, it’s actually a great choice if you’re still building up your fitness, as the support of the hammock means you’re not putting too much stress on the body. Prices start at £15 per class.

Leeds Aerial Arts Studio, Unit 5, Cardigan Industrial Estate, Lennox Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS4 2BL.

Anahata Yoga

Anahata Yoga

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Anahata Yoga is an inclusive yoga studio based within Sunny Bank Mills. Founded by Farsley resident Sarah McLaughlin, Anahata is a space for everyone to come and enjoy the benefits of yoga – from complete beginners to the more experienced, through to expectant mothers, new parents, babies and children. It’s a real community hub, with everything from Relax & Unwind classes to Hatha and Vinyasa Flow. It’s super easy and flexible to get started too. Prices begin at £10 for drop-ins, or you can sign up for an unlimited membership for £65 a month with a six-month commitment.

Anahata Yoga Leeds, Sunny Bank Mills, Farsley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS28 5HX.

We Are Wellness

We Are Wellness offers yoga and then some. There are all sorts of wellness services on offer here, as well as a full fitness timetable providing a huge range of classes. Try your hand at everything from energising Vinyasa Flow to high tempo HIIT yoga, then ease off afterwards with a massage or some guided meditation. There’s plenty on offer for new and expectant mums and babies too, offering a seamless transition from pre to postnatal yoga. What’s more, you’ll find We Are Wellness within an 18th century mansion up in Headingley, making it one of the most scenic yoga studios in Leeds.

We Are Wellness, Hilton Court, 2 North Hill Road, Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 2EN.

Puppy Yoga

Puppy Yoga

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Yep, you read that right. Puppy yoga classes have landed in Leeds, giving you the chance to combine all the benefits of yoga with the added wholesomeness of adorable puppies. It’s not only super cute, there are also proven psychological benefits, so you’ll leave feeling refreshed and de-stressed. Classes start and finish with dedicated puppy playtime, with a 45-minute yoga class in the middle. The pups aren’t directly involved in the class, but they do have the freedom to roam around and do their puppy thing. Keep an eye on their Instagram Stories for the latest class announcements.

Puppy Yoga Leeds, Quarry Hill, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7BT.

Cover image credit: Khayam Shah