Get Your ‘OHMM’ on! The 6 Best Yoga Studios in Playa del Carmen
Have you been searching for yoga studios in Playa del Carmen?
A few years ago, travelers looking for a place to practice their yoga in the Riviera Maya would have to go to Tulum, to one of the specialist yoga retreats.
However, in more recent years Playa del Carmen has earned back the crown of yoga town!
Whether you’re looking for an early morning stretch in front of the calming ocean, an invigorating workout with a world-class teacher, or to learn some new positions as a total beginner, you’ll find the perfect yoga studio for you.
After all, what says Namaste more than a friendly and open-minded tropical paradise?
So, dust off those yoga mats put on your lycra and get ready for my list of the best yoga studios in Playa del Carmen.
Here’s our list of the top 6 Yoga Studios in Playa del Carmen:
Run by the famous teacher Micheal Gannon, this yoga powerhouse is one of the most popular studios amongst the yoga elite of Playa del Carmen.
People looking for a kick ass workout, whilst also balancing their mind will definitely want to make Yogaloft their new home.
This state of the art studio has 4 core teachers but often hosts international retreats and specialist classes with the top teachers from all over the world.
Little details such as locker rooms, hot showers, spacious bathrooms and an open plan meditation studio take the whole experience at Yogaloft to an entirely new level.
It’s not hard to see why their visitors say it’s “The most beautiful Yoga School I have ever seen!”
2) Yoga by The Sea
This has to be the most relaxing and rejuvenating yoga experience in all of Playa del Carmen.
I can’t think of anything more perfect than practicing your favorite yoga poses while watching the morning sun glisten over the turquoise sea.
All classes at Yoga by The Sea are taught by the beautiful and calming soul, Arielle Thomas Newman.
Arielle has been practicing professional yoga for over 20 years and has had the amazing opportunity to study with world-renowned yoga teachers such as Judith Lasater, Erich Shiffmann, John Friend, and Rodney Yee.
3) Casa Ananda
If a more spiritual, healing yoga is what you’re looking for, then Casa Ananda is the place for you.
This peaceful yoga studio focuses on “yoga from the heart” and mostly caters to truly dedicated, well-practiced Yogis.
Their three wonderful teachers truly care about the journey of every single one of their students and put great effort into guiding them through their strong and powerful classes.
During their classes, Casa Ananda often invites skilled local musician and artists to create a unique and wholesome energy in the Shala.
They also offer unusual and innovative classes for Mums and Children in a hope to spread the love of yoga across the generations.
4) Inti Holistic Centre
Inti Holistic Centre is one of the most beautiful yoga spaces in Playa. Imagine sitting on your mat, looking down on an Indonesian themed beach club and out onto the glittering Caribbean sea… perfection.
Apart from the stunning location and breathtaking views, Inti also boasts world-class instructors that specialize in everything from Astanga, Yin, Shakti Flow, Hatha Flow and even Kundalini.
Classes run daily from 9 am, with a couple extra sunrise classes Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30.
What really sets this beautiful yoga studio apart from the rest is the fact that you can also take part in SUP Yoga!
Thanks to their partnership with the Aloha Paddle-board Club, you can jump on a paddle board and practice your daily yoga out on the open sea.
5) Palapa Suuk
Palapa Suuk is a healing retreat style hotel that also has a fantastic yoga Shala.
Classes run all the way from 7 am to 9 pm at night, and their impressive 10 teachers offer an extremely wide range of styles and practices.
Whether you’re looking for Kundalini, Hatha Flow, Yin, Vinyasa, Ashtanga or total beginners yoga, you’ll find it at Palapa Suuk.
This yoga paradise also offers both Cuencos and Angeles guided meditation classes to promote spiritual and mental healing through the unique musical genres.
Whether you’re a beginner looking to try yoga for the very first time, or an experienced yogi looking for the perfect home to practice your favorite style, Palapa Suuk and its experienced teachers will guide you through every step.
6) Yoga District
Located in the beautiful gated area of Playacar, this extremely spacious, industrial style yoga studio already has a feeling of community.
Yoga District pride themselves of creating a tight knit family through their daily yoga classes and personal touches.
Their 4, extremely talented teachers offer classes from 8:30 am until 7:30 pm every single day, so there’s always a class to fit your schedule.
Due to the owner Alan Montaños personal style, Yoga District teaches mainly Vinyasa yoga, but you can find some Ashtanga style classes too.
If you’re just starting out, then pay a visit to Yoga District on Saturdays.
Their friendly and patient staff put on a 1 hour 45 minute Maha Sadhana class, perfect for those of you looking to find your yoga feet.
Have you visited any of these yoga studios? Let me know which one was your favorite and why in the comments below!