Ballarat has multiple yoga studios and some hidden gems. Let’s show you the best studios around town for Hatha, Yin, Vinyasa and Bikram.
Best Yoga Studios in Ballarat
While not known as a yoga hub, you’ll certainly find a few great studios around town. Some are exclusively yoga studios while others offer pilates, group fitness and barre classes.
For many, it’s a welcome change to the busier studios of Melbourne.
We focus mainly on yoga, so let’s look at the best yoga studios that Ballarat has to offer:
1. Ballarat Lyengar Yoga
Ballarat Lyengar Yoga is the place to be for a genuine yoga experience. The teachers have years of experience and this particular studio has a strong student following who come each week. New students are welcome here at anytime and their beginners classes are limited in size to reduce the overwhelm while ensuring those new to yoga are fully supported.
This is one of those studios that does away from the picture-perfect “Instagram yoga” and chooses to go for a real and authentic approach. The timetable is quite diverse with classes on 7 days per week.
Address: 9 Little Bridge St, Ballarat VIC
2. Jackie Allen Yoga
Beginners are also welcome at Jackie Allen yoga with no judgement or special clothing required. You simply come here to rest the mind and expand the energy within your body.
Classes here at popular with some students coming in from Geelong to partake at times. In addition to Yin, Vinyasa and Meditation, they have a lot of workshops on offer for those students looking to develop their yoga practice. You can also get to know other students in the class and hang out with his nice tribe.
Address: 108 Lewis St, Ballarat VIC
3. Elements Health & Fitness
Popular with Ballarat’s alternative and hippy crowd is Elements Health and Fitness. You’ll find some extra services not offered anywhere else including Reiki and Crystal Light bed healings.
As for the yoga classes, you’ll find plenty whether you want to stretch or simply get strong. Those looking for cardio will be more than happy here with HIIT classes offered during the week, both in the mornings and evenings.
Address: 97 Hertford St, Ballarat VIC
4. Absolute Yoga and Pilates
The last on our list for Ballarat is Absolute Yoga and Pilates. This is one of those smaller studios with established student base where more people know each other on a deeper level, especially as they have been in town for 10 years now.
Men are certainly welcome at any of these studios on this list but especially here. The studio is very much non-pretentious and simply lives to serve yoga to both locals and travellers alike. Yin, Hatha and Hot yoga are all offered here but unfortunately no Bikram.
Address: 2 & 4A Peel St, Ballarat VIC
Finding a studio
Our recommendation is that you check out a few studios first. They all offer casual passes so you can try first before you commit to a monthly membership.
Remember these tips:
- Be 15 minutes early to your first ever yoga class
- Bring your own mat, water bottle and towel
- Wear comfortable clothing but there’s no need for Instagram-ready clothes
- Let the teacher know that you’re new as they can better help you through asanas
- Remember that it isn’t a competition. We’re all on different journies.
Absolute beginners are always welcome at studios, though some classes are best suited to those early in their journey. Go for hatha/general or yin yoga if it’s your first time. Vinyasa Flow for instance can be a little overwhelming.
Clearly Ballarat has some great options in town whether you’re new or experience in the journey of yoga. Further more, most of these studios offer meditation and mindfullness classes to help you go further.
Have you visited any of these studios before? We’d love to hear your experiences so let us know in the comments.