For those that fancy increasing their flexibility, core strength and spiritual connection (or the fair few of us that just wouldn’t mind losing that festive bloat), we’ve compiled a roundup of the best yoga joints in Manchester and its suburbs.

Yoga Express (pictured)
45-minute dynamic yoga classes for people on the move – beginners and advanced – founded by Matt Ryan. Located in the city centre, Yoga Express sequences a workout to build strength and flexibility, providing the benefits of a 90-minute class in half the time. All classes are drop-in, with yoga mats provided.
Mon –Sat, Studio 25, 25 Church Street, M4 1PE, Tel: 07983 605 295, various times, £6 per class,

The Yoga Rooms City
Yoga and pilates classes to suit all levels. All classes are drop-in: pilates classes are on Tuesdays and Yoga Ashtanga Vinyasa classes (Ashtanga Yoga postures with sequences of movements to harmonize breath, body and mind whilst building strength) are on Thursdays. Equipment for each class is provided.
Tue & Thu, Re-creation Studio, 2 Barlows Croft, M3 5DF, Tel: 07841 031836, 5.45pm – 7.15pm, £8.50 per class,

The Yoga Rooms Chorlton
Dedicated yoga space in Chorlton, offering a range of classes seven days a week. Classes include yoga and pilates for beginners, yoga for pregnancy, Hatha yoga, Vinyasa flow yoga for healthy backs and fatigue and more – all a mix of drop-in and pre-books (see full course list). Equipment for each class is provided.
Mon – Sun, 483a Barlow Moor Road (first floor), 
Chorlton, M21 8AG, various times, drop-ins £8 per class,

Bikram Yoga Manchester
Recently expanded into two rooms, Bikram Yoga Manchester was the north west’s first Bikram Yoga studio. It offers 90-minute hot yoga classes with a series of Hatha yoga postures and breathing exercises all carried out in a room heated to 40C. All classes are drop-in and designed specifically for beginners.
Mon –Sun, 51 Church Street, M4 1PD, Tel: 0161 834 7789, various times, £10 per class,

The Yoga Lounge
Opened only last year, Manchester Yoga Lounge is the first dedicated Hot Yoga and Pilates Centre in the UK, combining disciplines to provide increased core strength and flexibility along with longer, leaner muscles. All classes are drop-in and are suitable to beginners, with memberships also available.
Mon – Sun, Office A, 1 The Great Northern Development, 253 Deansgate Mews, M3 4EN, Tel: 0161 834 6283, various times, £10 per class,

One Yoga Studio Chorlton
Situated in the heart of Chorlton, One Yoga Studio offers a place of self-exploration through the practice of yoga. Classes available include beginners Ashtanga, Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga, Hatha yoga, Jivamukti yoga, Vinyasa flow yoga and power yoga. Drop-in classes available, or one-month, six-month or twelve-month memberships.
Mon – Sun, Unit 14, Albany Road Training Estate, Albany Road, Chorlton, M21 0AZ, various times,

Bodywise Health Centre
Located in the Buddhist Centre, Bodywise offers yoga and natural therapies for the body and mind, focusing on dynamic flow sequences and harmonising breath and movement. Classes include workshops, restorative yoga, pregnancy yoga and yoga for chronic fatigue. Drop-in classes are available, with equipment provided.
Mon – Fri, Manchester Buddhist Centre (second floor), 16 – 20 Turner Street, M4 1DZ, Tel: 0161 833 2528, various times, £8.50,

Hannah Phillips
Published on:
Thu 23 Jan 2014