Yoga is a whole new world to discover. The term itself – yoga – means the unity of mind and body. We often make the mistake of thinking that the practice of yoga is something that can be reduced to a form of meditation. Of course, there is a meditative component to yoga, but it is just one side of an ancient discipline that is so rich and vast.
There are many types of yoga, and before you decide which one is the one for you, I recommend you try them all. You’ll be surprised. To help you find the right style, here is a ranking of the best yoga schools in Milan.
Via Olona, 11
An oasis of peace where you can deepen link the connection between body and mind. The bright and relaxing rooms of this place offer weekly lessons that are perfect for everyone: from Vinyasa Flow, a fluid practice suitable for all levels to the more intense practices such as Hatha Power and Ashtanga. There are also meditation classes such as Yoga Nidra and Breathwork. The expert teachers accompany the participants throughout the journey with personalized suggestions and explanations in order to facilitate the achievement of symbiosis and balance with themselves.
Via Varese 18, Via Marghera 43, Via Frua 8, Corso di Porta Romana 129, Via Panfilo Castaldi 42
Bali Yoga’s specialty is dynamic yoga. This school has five studios located around Milan, which means there is no reason not to practice while you’re in the city. In addition to dynamic yoga, you can also find two classes on Ashtanga and Dharma. On the weekend you can participate in various workshops with teachers from around the world.
SPAZIO GARIBALDI 77
Corso Garibaldi, 77
Spazio Garibaldi 77 is located just off Corso Garibaldi, and thanks to the huge glass window, it’s a studio with plenty of natural light. This school has a modern minimalist vibe but many different types of yoga on choice including lesser known types like prana, vasca and rocket yoga.
Via San Francesco d’Assisi, 15
Located near Ticinese, you choose from more than ten kinds of yoga: Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Kundalini, Yin Yoga and many more. City Zen also practices mindfulness and yoga classes for kids. This place will give you a chance to enjoy a deeper awareness.
SPERA HOT YOGA
Via Spontini, 8
In this school, you will experience the practice of hot yoga, also known as Bikram. Only a few steps from Corso Beunos Aires, this type of practice is carried out in an environment with ambient temperature of about 40-45 degrees centigrade. You will perform 2 sequences with 26 positions from Hatha Yoga in a heated room that will help toning by eliminating toxins and promoting the purification of the mind and your body. The high temperature also increases your flexibility and reduces fatigue. Its an intense practice that focuses on fortification of the body using breathing exercises.
PURA VIDA POWER YOGA
Corso di Porta Nuova, 11
A stone’s throw from the Bosco Verticale in corso di Porta Nuova, Pura Vida Power Yoga allows you to explore the world of Power Yoga. This type of yoga started in the 80s and challenges you to develop your strength and endurance. The asanas (positions) are connected by transitional movements making the sequences fluid and continuous.
Via Molino delle Armi, 7
Just behind the Duomo you can find a space where even the smallest detail is attended to for those who want to improve their mental and physical health. Only in this centre can you find the exclusive Great Wall Yoga, a yoga practice that uses adjustable straps fastened to the wall. The asanas are suspended which acts to improve flexibility of the body and your control over it. The ebenefits are numerous for both the back, joints and circulatory system.
Via Alvise Cadamosto, 5Bis
Recently inaugurated in Porta Venezia area, the center has its name from the vibration of the “rama” sound, which means the integration of forces by the sun and the moon. Each style proposed by Ramayoga seeks the balance and the rediscovery of the serenity, harmony and peace that already reside in us, combining the ancient practices with the western lifestyle.
[HOHM] STREET YOGA
Viale Tunisia, 38
At Hohm you can dedicate to yourself by discovering the ancient discipline of yoga in all its expressions. Scheduled lessons for beginners, in-depth workshops, training for learners and teachers, seminars and numerous yogic retreats. Hohm also promotes the benefits of yoga during the pregnancy and inside the companies.
Via Signorelli, 4
In a large loft in the heart of Paolo Sarpi, the studio proposes the teaching of different kinds of practice in order to make people understand the benefits of yoga for the body and also for the life of those who decide to practice it. There are classes from the basic yoga which aims teach the basic principles and postural alignments essential to Restorative Yoga, that is performed with the help of specific supports in order to reach the physical, mental and emotional relaxation. Besides that, there are the Indian tradition of Hatha Yoga that provides a slow and contemplative practice.