The Best Studios for Yoga in Queenstown

Originated in India over five thousand years ago, Yoga is now hugely popular all over the world as an exercise capable of improving the quality of life. The culture of practising yoga has been increasing in popularity over the past several years in Queenstown, one of New Zealand’s most thrilling locations. Now, there are numerous successful studios for yoga in Queenstown.

The Best Studios For Yoga in Queenstown


1) Studio Sangha

A two-room yoga studio with plenty of area, Studio Sangha is set in a secluded location inside Queenstown. Bikram Yoga performed in a room heated to a very high temperature and other non-heated classes like Power Yoga and Restorative Yoga are included in the varied styles of Yoga offered at Studio Sangha. Like their name ‘sangha’ which means ‘community’ in Sanskrit, they try to create a space where everyone could come together and learn while connecting, nourishing and healing themselves.

Studio Sangha trains people of all skill levels from beginner to advanced and they rent out mats and towels if you forget to bring any of them. Pilates is also taught in a safe and vibrant atmosphere.
Location: 2 Industrial Lane, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Timings: Mon & Wed – 6.30am – 7.30pm, Thu & Sun – 10.00am – 7.30pm, Tue- 9am – 7.30pm,
                      Friday – 9.30am – 7.30pm, Sat – 9.30am – 5.30pm
Cost: Casual/Dropin - $20, One-month membership - $180, For new clients - $49 for thirty days (introductory offer)

2) Nadi Wellness

A group of gifted Yoga teachers is dedicated to guiding everyone who wants to practice Yoga at Nadi Wellness. Workshops, seminars, and over fifty classes are held exclusively for Yoga each week. Apart from being a popular place for Yoga in Queenstown, they have massage, acupuncture, holistic therapies and trainings.

Nadi Wellness offers wellness retreats that comprise Yoga and other interesting features like luxurious stay, delish food and a peek into the Balinese culture and Eastern and Western philosophies. You can avail them for half a day or a whole day or even nine days. Nadi Wellness operates as a yoga studio in Queenstown Centre and also as Nadi Wellness – Sanctuary, a day-spa in the Remarkables Park. The former has an incredible view of the lake and the surrounding peaks while the latter is located right under the Remarkables mountain ranges.
Location: Nadi Wellness, Level/250 Stanley Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Timings: Mon – 12.30pm – 7.45pm, Tue – 7.00am – 8.00 pm, Wed – 12.30pm – 8.15pm, Thu - 7.00am – 6.30pm, Fri – 9.30am – 1.30pm, Sat – 8.00am – 11.15am, Sun – 10.00am – 8.00pm
Cost: Casual - $20, Introductory first month - $99, Each following month - $150

3) Sherwood

Ranked among the world’s top ten most sustainable hotels, Sherwood is nestled in three hectares of scenic land and often becomes the venue for arts, music, and cultural programs, workshops and parties. Walk upstairs from their restaurant and access ways to wellbeing like yoga, pilates, meditation and massage quite easily. Starting from just fifteen dollars per class, Sherwood’s eco studio Sherwood Yoga and Wellbeing provides daily yoga classes suiting people of all skill levels.

You can practice different styles of Yoga such as Vinyasa or Power Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga and Hatha Yoga under the guidance of passionate instructors while enjoying the amazing scenery of the organic garden in Sherwood and the mountains of Queenstown.
Location: 554/558 Frankton Road, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Timings: Mon & Fri – 7.30am – 8.30am, 10.00am – 11.00am & 6.00pm-7.00pm, Tue – 10.00am – 11.30am & 6.00pm – 7.00 pm, Wed – 7.30am – 8.00am, 10.00am – 11.00am & 6.00pm – 7.30pm, Thu – 7.30am – 8.30am, 10.00am – 11.30am & 6.00pm – 7.00pm, Sat – 7.30am – 8.30am & 10.00am – 11.30am, Sun – 4.15pm – 5.45pm & 6.00pm – 7.00pm
Cost: Ten Class Pass - $120, Single Class Pass - $15

4) Queenstown Yoga Studio

The longest established place for Yoga in Queenstown, Queenstown Yoga Studio practices the Iyengar Yoga founded by BKS Iyengar. Named after Mr. Iyengar, Iyengar Yoga is a style of Yoga which allows the beginners and the elderly to perfect the postures easily in spite of their physical limitations. It also prevents injuries significantly.

Certified instructors teach Yoga in Queenstown Yoga Studio and all the equipment needed for performing Yoga like Yoga mat, chair, etc. are provided without charging any money. Accessible by both car and public transport, it has stunning views of the lake and the surrounding mountains.
Location: 46 Boyes Crescent, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Timings: Mon – 5.00pm – 8.30pm, Tue & Wed – 9.00am – 7.30pm, Thu – 6.30am – 11.30am, Fri, Sat & Sun – Closed
Cost: Casual - $25, Five-class concession - $115, Five week - $100 (Beginner’s Introductory Special Card)A yoga retreat is also a fitting choice to elevate your body and mind by exercising yoga.  

Retreats for Yoga in Queenstown


Aro Hā Wellness Retreat

Recently revamped according to the requirements of the government to battle Covid-19, Aro Hā is a yoga and wellbeing retreat located thirty-five minutes away from Queenstown by car or bus. A day at Aro Hā begins by greeting the sun rising over the mountains while practicing yoga at their studio. The retreat nestled amid the picturesque Southern Alps and amazing New Zealand scenery has already won multiple awards.

Aro Hā’s accommodation facilities are provided to small groups alone and just up to eighteen guests are allowed at a given time. A yoga guru named Damian Chapparo with fifteen years of experience in the field of health and wellness leads the on-site team of Aroha. The delish paleo-vegan food is another major attribute of the retreat.
Location: 33 Station Valley Road, Wyuna, Glenorchy 9350, New Zealand
Timings: Mon – Sun 9.00am – 5.00pm
Cost: $5,200 - $8,625 

Free Classes

Sweat Sundays held in Queenstown’s Lululemon store each Sunday offer free yoga classes. It usually starts from 8.30am. Similarly, free community yoga classes are held from 12.30 – 1.30pm at Nadi Wellness on Sundays.
Location: Lululemon Store, 34 Ballarat Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand &                 
Nadi Wellness, Level/250 Stanley Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Did we miss to mention anything about yoga in Queenstown? Please let us know in the comments.

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