Yoga is a form of meditation originating from India that has taken the world by storm, and the benefits speak for itself. It's a great way to keep the body fit while clearing the mind of stress. In Saudi Arabia, the popularity of yoga is growing, with many fitness centers and retreats popping up across the Kingdom, offering clients a diversity of sessions, and it is also being introduced in schools by the Saudi School Sports Federation. So, this Ramadan, if you are looking to join the many people who swear by yoga and stay in shape in a more mindful and reflective way, here are a few yoga studios to check out.
Arab Yoga Foundation
At Arab Yoga Foundation (AYF), rest assured that you'll be attended to by top certified yoga instructors. This Jeddah-based establishment was founded by the first Saudi Yoga Acharya, Nouf Marwaai, with focus on yoga classes. It has a total of six yoga schools to choose from, so be sure to get in touch to get started.
NuYu is the first women-only gym of its kind with a goal of achieving happiness through fitness. It offers its clients personalized fitness plans including regular yoga and aerial yoga. With eight branches across Riyadh, Al Khobar, and Dammam, starting your yoga sessions through NuYu has never been easier.
Soul Warrior is a Riyadh-based studio offering yoga classes to its clients. There is a total of 12 yoga classes to choose from, some of which were tailor-made for kids and adolescents such as Kid Yoga and Winged Aerial Yoga.
Zen Zone is taking yoga to the next level. An AYF-certified instructor, it offers its clients yoga classes such as 200-hour YTT (8 weeks program) and 500-hour YTT. Starting in May, it will also be offering 4-week yoga classes to kids including online theory.
Prana Shakti Yoga
Prana Shakti Yoga specializes in providing personalized yoga sessions to clients. Classes include alignment focused asana in combination with pranayama and meditation practices, and are supposedly designed to “guide students to higher levels of understanding and experience.”