It’s one of the best workouts to calm anxiety while strengthening the body, and when you’re stuck at home with your mind on overdrive, yoga will help you relax as you seriously shape up! But it’s not always easy to just follow the moves on a pre-recorded video on YouTube without a live instructor to guide you. My Cyprus Insider has come to the rescue and located some great yoga studios offering online classes to help you stay fit as a fiddle during lockdown.
1. The Centre Yoga Studio
This very popular and highly rated boutique studio in Nicosia has recently started offering a comprehensive series of online classes, led by various qualified teachers, during the crisis. The Centre has made it really easy to get started, with all details of each class (free at the time of publication) clearly listed on their Facebook page, whether you’re a beginner or more advanced in your practice. You may want to get the whole body all fired up with Vinyasa sequences or strengthen your core with hatha yoga – no matter what takes your fancy, there are morning and evening classes to suit all preferences and schedules. Meditation classes are also on offer online, helping clear the mind of all unnecessary stress.
2. Yoga Shala
Another blissful and brilliant yoga haven in Nicosia, Yoga Shala has just started offering some free online yoga classes, with Yoga Shala’s first relaxing yoga session geared towards helping everyone find their inner stillness – the class includes stretching, gentle yoga exercises, breathing techniques and even some face yoga at the end! Stay tuned on the shala’s Facebook page for announcements regarding their next class.
3. Vedanta Yoga Centre
Vedanta Yoga Centre in Limassol are offering classes online to all levels (beginners included) with links to the full weekly schedule available on the centre’s Facebook page. Alternatively, click here for the detailed booking procedure, available on the centre’s website. Not sure which class to opt for? The beginner’s class is ideal if you are just starting out, while the Open Yoga class is fundamentally a hatha yoga class for all levels and abilities.
4. Mint.Yoga Pilates
Want to mix up your weekly yoga practice with some serious core strengthening Pilates exercises? Mint Yoga.Pilates offers a real mix of online classes every week, including core conditioning, total barre, Pilates mat, yoga body balance and more. The popular studio posts updates on their Facebook page, while you can also browse through their weekly schedule here.
5. Yoga Europe
Another Nicosia studio opting to go digital in these difficult times, Yoga Europe is focusing mostly on hatha and vinyasa yoga, giving everyone the chance to stay in shape within the safety of their own homes. Just visit the studio’s Facebook page and send them a message if you are interested in joining an online class.