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Hong Kong Wellness Guide: A Complete List Of FREE Yoga Classes Across The City

In a bustling metropolis like Hong Kong, it can be hard to find peace of mind. Luckily, our fair city is home to a slew of yoga studios with amazing yoga teachers (check out our HK Yoga Teacher series to learn more about these inspiring instructors) to help push your yoga practice to the next level. But pricey memberships and the latest specialty mats can dishearten said peace of mind to those that don’t have the financial means to pay for classes. A 5,000 year old practice, yoga (a Sanskrit word for “union”) has immense benefits of uniting body, mind, and breath that can be enjoyed by everyone – not just those who can afford expensive yoga pants and designer accessories. That’s why we pulled together a list of five completely free yoga classes in Hong Kong to get people to move, breathe, and connect with their community. Donations are appreciated but not required. Namaste. 

Andiappan Yoga Community

A non-profit, volunteer-run organization comprised of International Yoga Academy certified instructors who have completed their RYT 200, Andiappan Yoga Community (AYC) firmly believes in the benefits of yoga and are committed to sharing their movement and methodology with anyone and everyone. All AYC instructors teach on a volunteer basis with no cost to participants, and are especially devoted to sharing yoga with those who may not have the financial means to enroll in classes or who have special needs or circumstances. Their community projects currently offers yoga for breast cancer survivors, de-stress and meditation courses, as well as yoga geared toward overseas workers, taking place all over the city.

Not all community projects are open to the public and to enroll, participants must fill out a waiver and release form here.

Various locations throughout the city. Find more information here.

Pay What You Wish Yoga

A donation-based practice offering 60 to 90 minute yoga programs on Hong Kong island, Pay What You Wish Yoga HK is an open, multi-level class open to all students wishing to bend their bodies without breaking the bank. Teaching various asana styles, times and locations vary, but classes are generally held at least once or twice a month.

Find more information here

Sahaja Yoga Meditation

A form of yoga to help bring peace and self awakening, Sahaja Yoga is a method of meditation to help bring focus and balance to individuals. No asanas, mats, or exercise gear are required as participants will generally sit on chairs while classes feature simple meditation techniques, often with guided meditations, videos and Q&A sessions. Meeting in Central with classes also all over the city, Sahaja Yoga Meditation sessions are free of charge.

Find more information here

Sweat With Us By Lululemon

Led by experienced local teachers, these Lululemon community classes offer a range of yoga asanas held along predominately at their Hysan Place locale. A great chance to get in a free workout and meet other yogis in your area, no purchase is necessary though you might get tempted to pick up a top or two after spending a great sweat session.

Find more information here.

The Art Of Living

An educational and humanitarian centre focused on aiding stress-management services, The Art of Living in Kowloon offers free yoga sessions every Saturday afternoon. As one of the largest volunteer-based NGOs in Hong Kong, participants are led through a series of asanas cultivate their physical well-being, while emphasizing techniques to nurture the mind-body-spirit connection.

Due to limited space, please register in advance at courses@artofliving.org.hk

9/F, 525 – 517 Nathan Road, Good Harvest Commercial Building, Yau Ma Tei, +852 2311 2298.

#YogaForAll Community Classes

A series of community classes celebrating camaraderie through yoga, #YogaForAll is an initiative led by luxury health club chain, Pure Yoga. Open to everyone (you don’t have to be a Pure cardholder to join in!), all classes are held regularly across Pure Yoga locations with different themes such as meditation, Doga, balance, or relaxation.

Workshops open two days before class, so be sure to register at any Pure Yoga location or by phone at +852 8129 2200.

Find more information here.


Images courtesy of Freepik (lead), Andiappan Yoga Community, Lululemon and The Art of Living.