So, you want to get fit? Lose a bit of weight, perhaps? Or maybe you’re looking to get back into the swing of things. Yoga can help people of all ages and experience levels, from complete newbies to top-level professional athletes! Yoga is a healthy practice originating from Hinduism, and it's all the rage these days!
Due to its popularity, we have also compiled a list of yoga facilities near you, as well as specific city guides!
Why not take a look at our guide on yoga instructors in Cork?
Now, back to Galway!
Be it flexibility, core strength or cardio, it has a little something for everyone, no matter your fitness level or experience. And so, here we are. I’d like to present to you our list of yoga classes and tutors in Galway to get you started on your journey to becoming a yoga guru.
Galway Yoga Centre
First up on the list we have Galway Yoga Centre. Due to Covid restrictions, they currently offer Zoom classes exclusively, but don’t let that put you off. The centre was set up in 1986, the first of its kind in Galway. With over 35 years of experience under their belt, they’re professionals you can trust.
So, what exactly do they provide? Their motto is ‘’normal yoga classes that suit most people’’, making them the perfect choice for beginners. They offer a wide schedule of classes, from mornings to evenings, so for those of you pursuing a career, this is the choice for you.
Their prices are also standard, with a 7-week Zoom pass costing you €70. Their classes last an hour and thirty minutes, meaning you can knock your daily yoga class out right before bedtime. Overall, this is a good choice for beginners, and those looking to get into yoga on a budget.
Zoom classes are perfect and you don't even have to be in Galway! Living in Limerick? You can get your yoga fix there too! Take a look at the Superprof guide to yoga classes in Limerick to find out more!
Shala Yoga Galway
Part of the Yoga Alliance with over 500 registered yoga teachers, these guys know what they’re doing. Established in 2005 by Laragh and David Cunningham, they’ve tens of teachers based on extensive teachers and international training.
To tell you a little bit about their credentials as yoga teachers - they’re the recommended go-to by physiotherapists and medical professionals, delivering courses to Connacht rugby and Galway hurlers alike. They also provide 8-week courses to thousands of students each year.
Trusted by the community, their classes are suitable for all ages and abilities, ranging from classes for absolute beginners to professional yoga gurus. With a warm and welcoming teaching environment, what else can you ask for, really?
They currently offer a 20-day free course, named The Rising. For 20 days, 20 minutes a day, they offer basic yoga lessons to give you a taste of the yoga world. If you’re convinced, let’s talk a little bit about the prices.
Shala Yoga Galway offers a variety of yoga classes and packages. Their unlimited Zoom class package checks in at €80, while a single Zoom class will set you back a mere €10. You can choose what day suits you best, meaning they fit in your schedule, not the other way around. Overall, I think this is a strong contender for all you career people looking to get into yoga.
An Seomra Yoga Galway
Our next entry is all about comfort and relaxation. An Seomra’s studio consists of hardwood floors, large windows to fill the space with comforting natural light, everything to make you feel at peace. Located in the heart of Galway’s West End in Galway City, it’s just a step away.
They offer the widest range of yoga styles in Galway, all from yoga teachers with years of experience under their belt. Their classes include Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Gentle Yoga and more. On top of offering yoga classes, they also offer pilates and massages, focusing on physical therapy.
With the motto of ‘’yoga is for everyday life’’, they offer classes for both beginners and those experienced. They focus on finding the right yoga method for you - a yoga that resonates with you, that leaves you at peace both physically and mentally.
So, with all of that out of the way, let’s talk about prices. A ten class pass will set you back €120, while private sessions start at €80. Currently operating via Zoom due to Covid restrictions, they are looking to get back into the swing of things as soon as possible, and with their wonderful studio, I believe it’s worth the wait.
Bikram Hot Yoga Galway
Bikram Hot Yoga is a branch of yoga is focused on 90-minute sessions of 26 hatha yoga postures and breathing exercises performed at high temperatures. The whole point is to exercise every muscle in your body and to make you sweat.
With that being said, this is targeted at people with some cardiovascular experience under their belt, as it can be very taxing on beginners. However, don’t let that put you off! As a national award-winning studio, Hot Yoga Galway was first established Galway in 2005.
They offer morning, afternoon and evening classes, meaning that scheduling will not be an issue. With over 15 years of experience as a yoga studio, they know what they’re doing. With a comfortable and homey 1200 square foot studio, you’ll feel right at home.
Whether you are looking to tone your muscles, increase your flexibility and stamina, or destress after a long day at work, this is the yoga studio for you. Their Intro Offer allows you to experience yoga for the low price of €49 for a month of unlimited yoga.
An annual membership will cost you €11.50 a week, adding up to €599 a year. Once you’ve decided you’re serious about yoga and want to take your experience a step further, you can opt in for the membership and cancel at any time.
Are you a student looking for some stress relief after classes? Hot Yoga Galway offers a 20% student discount, as long as you have a valid student ID. So, for you struggling students out there, do not fret. There is still hope.
Looking For More Advanced Yoga? Try AKYOGA
Founded in 2009 by qualified YOGABODY Breath Coach & Yoga Instructor Anna, AKYOGA specializes in seasonally inspired health and yoga retreats, as well as one on one comprehensive coaching programmes, for those of you who are seeking to become yoga instructors yourself.
Their coaching programmes are inspired by the three elements, namely fire, which stimulates your energy, water which balances your nervous system and earth, which promotes relaxation.
For those of you looking to experience yoga for the first time, AKYOGA offers free discovery sessions to allow you to find the right yoga for you. Perhaps you’re feeling a little bit adventurous?
AKYOGA offer various yoga retreats, be it in Ireland or abroad. Experiencing both yoga and the outside world has never been easier with their yoga retreat packages, starting from €125. Many of their retreats include full mindfulness programmes, as well as specialized dinner menus for all you gourmets.
Let’s talk about the price of their yoga classes. An online beginner’s yoga package will set you back €330 for 6 weeks, each class lasting an hour. The offers also include access to pre-recorded classes that you can access at any time.
This pre-recorded access is so important, as not everyone has the chance to go to a studio, or leave their home! This is is the perfect solution for those with a busy schedule! It also gives access to those outside Galway!
As we said, yoga is available to people all over the country, and we try to include everyone. Maybe you would like to check out the yoga courses available in Waterford too? Knowing what is available gives you the best options!
Irish Yoga Association
The Irish Yoga Association, a member of the European Union of Yoga has been around for over 40 years, and are the oldest yoga association in Ireland. They offer a variety of courses and workshops, ranging from personalized yoga classes to yoga instructor courses.
As such, the Irish Yoga Association has yoga instructors all over Ireland, including Galway. These instructors run their own personalized classes, each catering to students with different ability levels. For those of you who value the interpersonal aspect of yoga, I highly recommend this.
There are classes for beginners, for those who have dabbled in yoga before, and for people who have been taking such classes for years. If you want to become a yoga guru, there are choices available for you as well.
There is something for everyone. Membership costs €30 per annum, making this one of the more affordable choices out of our contenders. So, come on. Not only will you be supporting the yoga community, but you will be supporting your physical and mental health.
OptimumHealth Yoga Galway
OptimumHealth Yoga Galway has been in the business of teaching yoga for over fifteen years, with its instructors being skilled in a huge variety of yoga styles. With experience from all over the world, their credentials speak for themselves and can be found on their website.
At OptimumHealth, they offer several yoga classes, based on your experience and circumstance. They offer regular yoga courses, which will set you back €80 for 8 weeks. They also offer pregnancy yoga and mother & baby yoga.
For those of you a little more experienced, they offer a strong yoga course, which specializes in the toning of muscle and strengthening of your flexibility and endurance. Lastly, they offer a gentle yoga course, for those of you who are looking to simply relax. All of these classes will set you back €80 for 8 weeks, checking in at a generous €10 a week.
Overall, this is a very good choice if you’re on a budget and like variety. Their studio is located in Salthill, just outside of Galway City. So, come on. Book your class today, and get started on your journey to becoming a yoga guru.
Based in Dublin? Check out our list of classes in Dublin here.
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We have come a long way from where we started when it was mainly a language learning service! Now we offer lessons in all kinds of things, like Yoga! Our yoga instructors are experienced, with some having worked in the industry for many many years! They are flexible too (pardon the pun) meaning many of them can teach you via online lessons, or at an agreed meet up place, some even have their own studio space!
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Galway is home to many prestigious yoga studios, each providing something different. Whether you’re looking for a serious commitment, or for a simple relaxation session, we believe this article will help you find what you need.
Yoga will really improve your life quality, and even a few minutes a day will have a great impact on your health, both mental and physical! You will notice you have more energy, you will sleep better, and this will lead to better decision making in your personal and professional life!
By having a good routine, you will add years to your life, get stronger and improve your posture. Yoga is such a powerful tool, and there is a reason it is trusted by so many, from old to young, amateur to professional! Give it a shot and it won't be long before you notice the benefits!
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