The best hot yoga classes in Hong Kong
November 20, 2020
What better way to detox and stay fit than practising hot yoga? Whether you’re looking to work up a sweat, improve your flexibility or stay away from the cold outside, hot yoga checks all the boxes and, most importantly, leaves your skin glowing all day. Even if it’s your first time, throw away all your worries because we’re about to reveal the best studios for hot yoga in Hong Kong to make sure you’re in safe hands.
Touted as the first yoga studio in Hong Kong to combine infrared heat, candlelight and pumping beats, Flowga is the hottest studio in town featuring 16 unique infrared heating panels at 35 to 40°C. By heating up the body directly instead of the air around you, the studio remains cool during classes and allows for detoxification and deeper stretch. Depending on your preference for intensity and tempo, choose from the four vinyasa-based yoga classes including “Sweat n’ Flow”, “Sweat n’ Burn”, “Sweat n’ Power”, “Simmer Down”.
Unit F, 1st Floor, Winner Building, 37 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 9129 1366, flowga-studio.com
Known for its incredibly Instagrammable studio space, Be Earth is the new kid on the block of the Hong Kong yoga scene. If you can take the heat, look no further than the Hot Hatha class focusing on longer static postures and key alignment principles, or Hot Vinyasa, an energising practice incorporating breath and movements—done in a room heated to 37-39°C. Less of a purist? Warm & Relaxing Stretch is a slow and gentle class ideal for beginners and those who prefer a mildly heated room for a relaxing stretch. If the heat is keeping you from trying any of the hot yoga classes, Forrest Yoga is a great alternative if a grounding, dynamic yoga practice in normal room temperature (30-32°C) for all types of yogis.
2/F, On Building, 162 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2833 5323, beearth.com.hk
A cosy boutique studio at the heart of Causeway Bay, Karma Yoga offers a series of specialised classes ranging from Arm Balances and Inversions to Candlelight Yin and Aerial Hammock, but its most popular class is undoubtedly Hot Hatha. Designed to strengthen and align the spine, the sequence is composed of floor and standing yoga postures as well as breathing exercises to help practitioners achieve greater strength, flexibility and vitality. The heat in the room makes it easier for deep stretching and body alignment, promising to leave you feeling refreshed with a healthy glow after class. Other hot yoga classes include Hot 26 and Hot Vinyasa, which are taught at a faster pace for cardio conditioning.
19 Yun Ping Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, +852 9386 3267, karmayoga.hk
Take your strength and flexibility to new heights at Yoga Union, one of the premiere yoga studios in Central. Every Monday and Thursday, the studio offers a hot yoga class alternating between hatha and vinyasa in a room heated to 38 to 40°C. Focusing on the practice of postures (asanas) and breathing (pranayama), the class allows the body to optimise the benefits of the fast-paced sequence in a warm environment. Prepare to sweat all the toxins out of your body.
13/F, Tin On Shing Commercial Building, 41-43 Graham St, Central, Hong Kong, +852 6233 8327, facebook.com/yogaunion852
An urban wellness sanctuary for yoga, sacred arts and plant-based cuisine, Fivelements is no stranger to hot yoga. Led by a team of experienced yoga instructors, a selection of hot yoga classes focusing on different yoga styles are available, including Hot 26, Hot Power, Hot Yoga Detox Flow, Hot Hatha and Hot Vinyasa. The vibe is calm, airy and friendly—and as the sibling of Fivelements Retreat Bali, you’d expect nothing less. Be sure to get a smoothie or a healthy bite at the plant-based concept Sakti Elixir.
Level 13A, Tower One, Times Square, 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, +852 3106 2112, fivelements.com.hk
The Yoga Room
A warm and welcoming studio based in Sheung Wan, The Yoga Room is home to an impressive space spanning four floors. Offering over 90 classes per week, the studio is strong on its Hot Flow class, where mindfulness meets dynamic postures. Expect to be guided through a flowing sequence of movements matched to the breath while the heat allows you to deepen the stretch and work on any muscle tensions.
Xiu Ping Commercial Building, 104 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, +852 2544 8398, yogaroomhk.com