Tauranga has dozens of yoga studios, but they vary. Through our research, here are the best Hatha, Vinyasa, Bikram and Yin studios in Tauranga NZ.
Best Yoga Studios in Tauranga
We’ve looked around and have audited student experiences and reviews online. In addition, we’ve considered the age of these premises and established social media followings.
While many people like to use online yoga platforms, there isn’t any need to! Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty area have multiple great yoga studios to choose from. Here are the best around town:
1. House of Yoga
The yoga community has spoken! House of Yoga has won the award for the best yoga studio in Tauranga. You’ll find this spot in Mount Maunganui with the reviews reminding us just how good this place is.
With 25+ yoga classes on each week, you’ll find their timetable to suit every different person out there. From Hatha, Yin and Vinyasa, to meditation and yoga nidra, there are certainly options here.
Address: 3 Newton Street, Mount Maunganui
2. Tauranga Yoga Centre
A very close runner-up on this list is Tauranga Yoga Centre which is perhaps the oldest yoga studio in New Zealand after opening its doors in 1962. The space is non-for-profit and only seeks to teach yoga – nothing more.
You’ll find lyengar and yin offered here with teachers who really do take you a million miles away. This space is popular with both young and old, with beginners more than welcome at any time.
Address: 173 Elizabeth Street West, Tauranga
3. Mount Yoga Studio
Here’s another Mount Maunganui yoga studio worth visiting this week which offers Bikram and a host of other classes too. This space is spread out so you aren’t touching hands with your yoga buddy next to you.
In terms of classes, they vary. You’ll find early morning vinyasa and bikram classes starting at 6am for the morning crew, as well as less intense classes in the evening (slow flow and yin) for those ready for a peaceful sleep.
Address: 26a Tawa St, Mount Maunganui
4. Yoga for Every Body
There are numerous Yoga for Every Body studios throughout the world. Their main message is to make yoga affordable, as Instagram has really pushed up those prices in recent years.
Just outside of Bethlehem in Wairoa you’ll find the Yoga for Every Body studio for the Tauranga region. The studio is a true sanctuary which welcomes everyone with a true non-judgemental attitude.
Address: 9a Vernon Road, Waoroa, Tauranga
5. Mahana Yoga Loft
Instagrammers – this is for you! Manaha Yoga, Pilates and Barre is the ultimate haven for those who want to look and feel good. The beachy-vibes really show who they’re for.
Mahana is ultra boutique and you’ll find them at Papamoa. Is it a bit pricey? Sure. But is it also serving the surfing crowd? Absolutely. This is unique place that’s worth of at least one visit.
Address: 552 Papamoa Beach Road, Papamoa
For indoor and outdoor yoga classes in Mount Maunanui / Tauranga, you’ll have to head to BodyFusion. Some of their yoga classes are held on the beach during the summer months.
What we love is their genuine look and feel. Nothing pretentious here! They also offer personal training and group fitness classes so you can get a full-body workout, not just melt on the mat. 🙂
Address: 328B Oceanbeach Road, Mount Maunganui
How to choose a studio
Now that you’ve seen what the entire region offers, let’s give you some quick tips on how to choose the right yoga studio:
- Look at their social media pages. Often they give away the vibes on the type of demographic they attract. It often takes a while to find your tribe when it comes to yoga.
- Be willing to fail. Yoga is a progressive journey over many years. You will struggle and judge yourself for your limitations but avoid this temptation. Everything is continuous improvement.
- Always book ahead for your first class and arrive 10 minutes early. Let the teacher know that you’re new and they can help you in a more suttle way throughout the practice.
Most importantly – have fun. After each class, it’s always a very talkative affair so be prepared to meet some new people.
There we have it! Clearly the Tauranga region offers various yoga classes, studios and teachers for everyone. Have you visited any of these? Let us know. 🙂