Yoga is a centuries-old practice famed for its physical and spiritual soothing and healing properties.
Its benefits include better metabolism, weight loss, increased flexibility, and reduction of stress.
Considering that physical activity, engagement in spirituality, and low-level of stress are three of the 9 key components to living a longer, healthier, and happier life, yoga’s advantages cannot be overstated.
Since people in Lebanon are currently suffering through an immensely difficult and stressful period, it would be a good idea to start practicing yoga (if you haven’t yet).
So, allow yourself a break and do your body and your mental health a favor. Here are 11 great yoga places where you can do so.
Editor’s Note – 23/06/2021: Some of these centers have been providing sessions online during the pandemic. Contact them directly to inquire.
#1 Yoga Souk Beirut
Located in Saifi Village, with additional classes offered in Faqra for the summer, Yoga Souk Beirut is an elegant studio with fantastic workshops and multiple classes for different levels.
#2 Sarvam Yoga
Based out of a charming, traditional house in Gemmayze, Sarvam Yoga offers a warm sense of community on top of a wide range of levels and challenges like the “24 Days Yoga Challenge”.
#3 Glo Yoga Studio
With locations in Tripoli, Koura, and Beirut, Glo has studios across the country to meet your yoga needs. Multiple levels and types of yoga are offered across all three locations.
#4 Union Square Yoga
A boutique studio located in Ashrafieh, Union Square delves into yoga from artistic and philosophical perspectives, offers stimulating workshops, and brings in highly interesting guests.
#5 Mandala Beirut
The perfect place for beginners, Mandala Beirut, located in Ashrafieh, takes a simplistic and calming approach to yoga and cuts back on intimidating and advanced poses. Mandala also offers workshops and retreats.
#6 Now Yoga Center
The only yoga studio of its kind in the area, Now is based out of Aley. It operates out of a beautiful mountain home and offers classes for all levels with a special focus on beginners.
#7 Beit Ra
Beit Ra is a highly professional and expert studio in Monot, Beirut. It offers courses for all levels and private sessions, as well as teacher training courses certified by Yoga Alliance USA.
#8 Beirut Sivananda Yoga Center
Similar to Saravam, Beirut Sivananda is based out of a charming and authentic location in Gemmayze. With a quiet and incredibly peaceful ambiance, it’s a beautiful place to practice yoga for both beginners and advanced yogis.
#9 Ohana Space
Located in Kornet Chehwan, Ohana is a modern, minimalistic, and calming space with classes for all levels, as well as workshops, and a health bar to get your healthy smoothie and vegan foods fix.
#10 Shiva Lila Yoga Space
Based in Clemenceau, Beirut, Shiva Lila is a relaxed, yet focused and professional, environment with varied levels of classes, workshops, training modules, and teacher training courses.
#11 Darma Ji Batroun
Darma Ji is a serene studio located in the idyllic beach town of Batroun. It has multiple types and levels of yoga offered, as well as many other services, including spa, food, shopping, life coaching, surfing, room and board, and more. Calm your mind and your soul as you listen to the waves crash against the shore!