When it comes to finding a yoga studio to practice in Beirut, you’re definitely spoilt for choice. However, if you’re trying to avoid the traffic of the capital, you’ll be glad to know that the past year has witnessed the opening of new boutique yoga studios all over Lebanon. Here, Goodness rounds up the top five yoga studios around the country.
Sreerishi Prabha Yoga & Meditation Studio
Escape the hustle and bustle of Choueifat City at the tranquil Sreerishi Prabha Yoga & Meditation Studio, where you can enjoy a diverse range of yoga classes that include Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Yin, Iyengar, Yoga Nidra, Laughter Yoga, and Kids Yoga. In addition to these classes, the studio offers Full Moon Meditation in English and Arabic, Singing Bowl Meditation, and healing sessions, as well as monthly Mindfulness Mandala coloring activities.
Tel: (+961) 76 058 555
Located in the heart of Jal El Dib next to a beautiful garden, Cleanse Yoga is a serene, elegant space featuring a spacious practice room that overlooks the surrounding trees and a large hand-painted lotus flower on the wall. There are many classes on offer, including the discipline system of Ashtanga, Iyengar-based Vinyasa, the soft flows of Hatha, therapeutic Yin Yoga, and more advanced and challenging practices like Power and Core Yoga. The studio also happens to have a healthy corner where clients can enjoy guilt-free pre- or post-practice snacks.
Jal El Dib
Tel: (+961) 4 718 291
‘Ohana Space Studio
Word spread quickly since the March opening of ‘Ohana Space Studio in Kornet Chehwan. A modern space decorated with tasteful minimalism, this studio offers Vinyasa Flow, Hatha, Yin, Restorative Yoga, and Aerial Yoga and caters to all levels. ‘Ohana Space Studio also launched a health bar that serves everything from juices and smoothies to salads and plenty of vegan goodness. Make sure to check out the Facebook page for monthly workshops and events.
Tel: (+961)3 187 723
Glo Yoga Studio
As the first and only yoga studio in Koura, Glo Yoga Studio introduced the concept to the area’s locals before opening a second location in Tripoli. Both branches offer Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative Yoga, and Thai Yoga Massage. This is a space where you can disconnect, calm the mind, and allow the journey of internal healing to commence.
Koura and Tripoli
Tel: (+961) 71 298 632
The Now Center
Located in Aley, 15 kilometers above Beirut, The Now Center opened its doors in August and is the only place to practice in the area. Alongside the likes of Hatha, Vinyasa, and Aerial Yoga, the studio also offers beginner courses to introduce people to the foundation of the practice. The mountain air circulating through this beautiful traditional Lebanese house means that no AC is required.
Tel: (+961) 70 853 314