Yoga Studios and Retreats
Yoga is a popular form of exercise and a spiritual discipline that focuses on improving one’s strength, flexibility, and breathing to promote physical and mental wellbeing.
Yoga, however, is not just a way of life; it’s also backed by science. According to research published in the US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, and the International Journal of Yoga, yoga practices actually “enhance muscular strength and body flexibility, promote and improve respiratory and cardiovascular function, promote recovery from and treatment of addiction, reduce stress, anxiety, depression, and chronic pain, improve sleep patterns, and enhance overall wellbeing and quality of life.”
With all its benefits, yoga is definitely something athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and workaholics may want to try in Egypt. The country is connected with nature in many ways. So, we’ll make your search and introduction to yoga easier. Here’s an overview of the yoga space in Egypt, including the most relevant schools, retreats, and events in the region.
Top Yoga Studios and Schools in Egypt
Yalla Yoga offers classes, programs, retreats, corporate yoga, one-on-one practices, and workshops led by founder Sandra Atteya Ramses and teachers with International School of Yoga certifications and Yoga Alliance International accreditation. The center is a big community of teachers, staff, and interns.
Flexana Egypt aims to empower yogis and yogis-to-be in Egypt with the best in-studio yoga experiences and yoga equipment and to spread yoga culture around the country. As such, Flexana provides a vast and accessible studio in New Cairo with a relaxing spa service and a Jacuzzi area. Flexana specializes in Vinyasa, Yin, Astanga, Power, Hatha, Kundalini, Hot, Restorative, Chair, Kids, Prenatal and Pregnancy, and Aerial Yoga.
The Yoga Shala and Wellness
As a relatively new studio, Yoga Shala and Wellness aims to create and lead a yoga community on the east side of Cairo. They provide different classes and types of Yoga with certified teachers, as well as wellness sessions, workshops, retreats, and corporate classes.
On The Mat is one of the oldest specialized yoga studios established in Egypt. They have been operating in Cairo since 2011. As a boutique yoga studio, they offer a variety of yoga classes, workshops, and retreat events dedicated to helping individuals release physical and mental tension.
Mudra Yoga Studio is an accessible yoga studio for newbies, advanced learners, and teachers. They offer yoga classes, chakra healing, chakra dancing, Sufi healing, and different kinds of meditation sessions.
- Location: 12 Sayed El Bakry Street branched from Brazil street, Zamalek, first floor, apartment 4, Cairo, Egypt
- Price range: 130 EGP to 1,000 EGP
- Contact information: 0109 408 8155
- Social media channels: Facebook
- Location: El Gouna, Red Sea, Egypt
- Price range: by inquiry
- Social media channels: Instagram
Top Yoga Retreats in Egypt
Yoga studios are effective and accessible venues to practice yoga and improve your physical, mental, and wellbeing. However, these studios are static and may only offer limited help to individuals who really want to take a break from reality and practice yoga. This is where yoga retreats enter the picture. Yoga retreats allow “yogis” or students to deepen their practice without limitations and distractions.
If you want to bring your yoga practice to the next level, here are some of the most popular yoga retreats in Egypt and their target destinations. These retreats are either hosted annually or occasionally.