Spending some time in Sri Lanka? Chances are you’ll be starting and ending your trip in the capitol of Colombo, where there’s so many things to do. If that dry heat gets too much stress though, we suggest chilling out with a Colombo yoga class.
The benefits of yoga are endless, but add in the exciting surroundings of Colombo and some great spots to eat and drink after your class – perfection.
We’ve rounded up the 7 best yoga studios for you to get your Namaste down to a tee.
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Choose from three venues across the city at this super studio led by famous yoga teacher Nanda Siriwardene, who learned everything he knew from guru Srikanth Abey.
It specialises in Hatha yoga, and is ideal for everyone, from beginners to those looking to obtain an official yoga certificate.
2. Body Bar
This fun space in the heart of Colombo has heaps of classes to try, including Hatha yoga, Vinyasa and Pilates. Their class schedule is particularly comprehensive.
It’s a dedicated gym as well, so if you’re looking for even more of a workout you’ll find that here.
3. The Om Space
Colombo’s ” first dedicated yoga studio”, The Om Space are true yoga masters and have so, so many types of classes. They offer everything from kid’s yoga classes to Ladies Only classes, as well as longer meditation courses. Bonus points for the energetic Acro Yoga.
A lovely spot to stretch, strengthen and bring peace of mind.
4. Om Shambhala
A serene retreat-type boutique on Fife Road, Om Shambhala offers daily classes in a range of yoga styles.
From Ashtanga to Hatha, you’ll be sure to find a welcoming place to practise here.
Part of the respected International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, they have breathing /relaxation techniques for newbies, as well as fun Yoga Camps for Kids.
Real yogis can opt for their two-week intensive Sadhana programme, which will build you up to doing eight hours of yoga a day on site.
6. Prana Lounge
Prana Lounge is in Colombo’s Cinnamon Gardens, in a beautiful heritage building. They do yoga and meditation classes, health related therapies, events, seminars & workshops, so there’s something for everyone.
There’s also a lovely health food cafe on site to relax even further in.
Astanka Yoga Mandhir is a centre for yogic knowledge in Colombo city centre, and offers daily classes and informative teachings about all things yoga.
You can also try your hand at Academic Yoga, Spiritual Yoga and Corporate Yoga.