Whangarei has a few yoga studios, but they vary. Today you’ll find the best Hatha, Vinyasa, Bikram and Yin studios in Whangarei NZ.
Best Yoga Studios in Whangarei
There’s no need to hide inside! While online yoga platforms are booming, you ought to find some like-minded friends around town. Luckily, you’re in luck as Whangarei has some great options.
We scouted Facebook groups, user reviews and student experiences to come to this conclusion. It doesn’t matter if you’re a local or a visitor to this special part of New Zealand, there are certainly some great options around.
The best yoga studios in Whangarei are:
1. Loka Yoga
Hands down (and lets up!) the best yoga studio in Whangerei goes to Loka Yoga. This is a very safe and supportive environment which welcomes beginners with open arms.
The timetable is great with a down-to-earth approach. You’ll find hatha yoga, hot yoga as well as plenty of Savasana to finish off your class. Head along for their regular meditation events where the room can get packed.
Address: 33 Whatitiri Rd, Maungatapere NZ
2. The Loft Yoga Whangarei
The very close runner-up in this studio comparison goes to The Loft Studio in Whangarei, Northland. You’ve really got to pay a visit here for their heated and non-heated yoga classes!
The vibes and variety of classes offered are wonderful. Tim has been running this place since 2015 to provide a less commercial and more community-centric appeal to Whangerei and surrounds.
Address: 51 Commerce St, Whangarei
3. Yoga Circle
Yoga Circle is one of those peaceful sanctuary’s that you’d expect from a yoga studio anywhere in New Zealand, but they really take it up a notch. The outlook and natural lighting make this a magical place to be.
You’ll find heated and non-heated yoga, as well as yoga for mums and bubs. There are classes that serve the post-school-dropoff crowd as well as the after-work crowd too! Tonya Russell the owner has done a beautiful job here with classes running a maximum 10 students, so bookings recommended if this is your 1st class.
Address: 26 Central Ave, Whangarei
4. Big Tree Studio
Looking for a yoga studio where you can also do Pilates? Then get yourself to Big Tree Studio as soon as possible. They also run children’s yoga classes which are very popular.
Classes here are popular with beginners and the older generation, though the younger generation is more than welcome! Teachers are used to seeing new faces who are trying yoga for the 1st time.
Address: 28 Vine St, Whangarei
Yoga is something that you can start at any age. In fact, you don’t even need to buy a yoga mat yet! Most of these studios mentioned do have high-quality yoga mats for students already rolled out with good grip. Just bring a towel!
In fact, if this is your first time, let’s share with you some additional tips:
- Bring your own water bottle
- Book ahead of time to the class
- Plan to arrive 10 minutes early
- Let your teacher know that you’re new
- Find a spot down the back (it’s less intimidating)
- Remember your own abilities and limitations
- Don’t judge the poses of others, as yoga is an individual journey
You might also want to join a yoga retreat where you can really unplug. There are several yoga retreats in the surrounding areas of Whangerei and Northland that can accommodate you.
After a few years, you might wish to enrol in yoga teacher training. For now at least, start your journey the right way by joining one of these yoga studios. With only 4 well-known studios in town, you can try them all out with casual passes before finding one for regular membership month by month.
Have you tried any of these already? Let us know in the comments below.