Where to Do Yoga in Leeds – A Handy Guide

· Ali Turner · Health & Fitness

Calm your mind and build your strength with one of these yoga classes.

Ever wanted to take up yoga? You know what they say, there’s no time like the present – so why not try one of these yoga classes in Leeds?

Yoga has been around for over 5,000 years and it’s still as popular as ever. Not only is it a great way to burn calories and tone muscles, but it’s also great for your overall wellbeing. Why? Because it’s a full mind-body workout that brings together a series of tried and tested poses with deep breathing and meditation, helping you to lower stress, improve your mood and find balance. So where can you do yoga in Leeds?

Yoga Hero

Yoga Hero

The convenient choice for those of you who live or work at Leeds Dock, Yoga Hero has something for everyone. If you’re just starting out, they have their own ‘Introduction to Yoga’ course to ease you in, and once you’ve found your feet, you can move up to their open and experienced workshops. You can also experiment with different types of yoga, like Vinyasa Flow, Ashtanga and Iyengar, until you find your ideal style. Expecting? This is the perfect place for pregnancy yoga in Leeds, and they’ll support you into parenthood with special mum and baby yoga sessions. Classes start at £8.50 or you can get unlimited monthly classes for £50 a month.

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

The Hot Room

Bikram Yoga

If you want to do yoga in Leeds city centre, and you’re open to trying something a little bit different, why not try The Hot Room? They specialise in hot yoga, so you’ll work through a series of traditional poses designed to stretch your muscles, build your core and ease away stress, but you’ll do it in a room that’s heated to 40-degrees Celsius. The idea is that the heat allows your muscles and ligaments to relax, so you can get a deeper stretch and a more effective workout. They offer a range of classes, from beginner sessions to Warm Vinyasa Flow, which takes 60-90 minutes. It costs £60 a month for up to four classes.

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

Yoga Kula

Yoga Kula

A small independent yoga studio in Chapel Allerton, Yoga Kula prides itself on helping locals find a balance in their busy lives with a range of yoga classes, workshops, courses and retreats. You’ve got absolutely loads of options here, with everything from simple beginner’s classes to dedicated sessions on Ashtanga, Hatha, Hot Vinyasa Flow and more – they even offer specialist pregnancy, post-natal and restorative classes. They run classes online as well as in the studio, with memberships available for online-only. Classes start from £15 or you can get unlimited classes for £70 a month.

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

Ashtanga Yoga Leeds

Joey Miles is a fully qualified Ashtanga yoga teacher, as is his partner, Rachel, and together they offer a Mysore programme of classes, workshops and retreats for students of every level. They work a little bit differently to other yoga classes in Leeds, in that it’s one long session that you can step into whenever you’re ready – you’ll be able to work at your own pace and you’ll have the expert guidance of the teacher. If that feels a little strange for your first session, they also offer Introduction to Mysore-style workshops to get you started. Classes are £12 or £50 for a five-class pass.

Ashtanga Yoga Leeds hold their sessions at St Martin’s Institute, Chapeltown.

The Yoga Space

The Yoga Space

The Yoga Space is an incredible place to work out. It’s an old chapel with high ceilings and original stained glass windows that instils a sense of calm – what better place to do yoga in Leeds? The other great thing about The Yoga Space is the sheer variety of classes on offer in person and online – you can take a simple beginner’s yoga class or try something a little bit different, like Hatha or Yin Yoga. They organise retreats and workshops too, so you could be indulging in a relaxing sound bath or practicing yoga on the beach. Classes start from £8 or you can get unlimited classes for £40 a month.

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

Om Yoga Works

Om Yoga

Om Yoga Works is a warm, welcoming yoga studio in Farsley where you can practice Hatha Yoga in a supportive environment. They offer a range of classes, including baby, kids, teen and community sessions, but they’re all designed to help you find a balance between the physical body, mind and prana (the energy that runs through us all). As well as their Hatha Yoga sessions, they also offer High Intensity Interval Training, Yin and Vinyasa Yoga classes. You can join their online classes at dawn for sunrise yoga too. Prices start at £12 for a single class or you can do the same class for a month for £33.

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

We Are Wellness

We Are Wellness

We Are Wellness is more than just a yoga studio – it’s an all-round fitness centre, and that means you’ll find some really interesting classes on their timetable. How would you like to combine yoga and aerobics? Their Power Yoga sessions burn those calories and stretch out your muscles to help you find the right mind-body balance. Of course, if you want something more traditional, they do everything from beginner’s yoga to Hatha Flow and Ashtanga Yoga. Got a little one on the way? They offer pregnancy and post-natal yoga at their Leeds studio. Classes start at £10 or you can get 20 classes for £150.

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

Leeds Aerial Arts

Leeds Aerial Arts

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This is a very different kind of yoga. You’ll still do a series of yoga poses, but you’ll use a modified aerial sling suspended from the ceiling to help support your weight while you do it. This is a great choice if you’re building up your fitness, because you can improve your strength, balance and flexibility, without putting too much stress on your body. It can help relieve joint pressure and spinal compression, releases tension and enhances core strength, all with the usual benefits of yoga. Leeds Aerial Arts run classes every Thursday from their home in Kirkstall and it’ll set you back £15 for a single class or £50 for four classes per month.

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

Lakshmi Yoga

Lakshmi Yoga

Although Lakshmi isn’t just for over-50s, it’s something that Jane O’Halloran is very passionate about. She’s not ashamed to say that she’s over 50 herself, so she’s in the perfect position to help you find a practice that works for you. She teaches Dru yoga and meditation, a gentle flowing practice that’s great for calming the mind and relieving the physical effects of stress. She also offers yoga walks in warmer months, which will see you exploring Leeds and practising yoga in the open countryside. Classes are £15 if you just want to drop-in or £12 if you commit to half a term.

Lakshmi Yoga, Adel Quaker Meeting House, New Adel Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS16 6AZ.

Shadwell Studio

Shadwell Studio

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An open-minded community hub with a surprising selection of classes, Shadwell Studio is the perfect place to start your yoga journey. They offer a range of traditional classes, as well as little-seen Nidra classes, where deep relaxation and full body support is the order of the day. They also have the latest infrared heating technology, so you can try Hot Hatha Flow and Vinyasa Flow – you can even ease your way into it with their 60-minute Yin classes, practiced in ambient heat. You can do barre and pilates classes here too. Drop-in sessions are £10 or you can get a 10 class pass for £85.

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

The Yoga House

the yoga house

The Yoga House is a cosy yoga studio in East Leeds where everyone can feel at home. They offer a range of classes and courses to help you to move your body in a relaxing setting. You can learn the basics in their beginners yoga sessions, get meditative with their yin session or get energised in their get up + glow class. Expert yogis might like power flow to improve their body strength. They even have yoga sessions for those living with cancer to help with relaxation, movement, sleep quality and energy. Kids can get involved too with their courses for five to 11 year olds. Single classes start from £7.50 and a 10 class pass is £75.

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