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Barcelona

Yoga in Barcelona

Spain’s second city and capital of Catalonia, Barcelona is one of the most rewarding cities in the world to visit. The well established and thriving yoga community in the city complements the rich tapestry of history, culture, and food to be found here.

Your Yoga Guide for Barcelona

Many visitors come to the city for its multitude of historical and cultural attractions, but you should also make yoga in Barcelona a focal point. From Gaudi’s church of the Sagrada Familia to the old town and beaches, there is something to suit everyone’s itinerary. With so much to see and experience, it is difficult to get beyond the outer layers of Barcelona’s multifaceted cultural persona in a short visit. Regularly featuring in the top 10 most visited cities in the world list, can be both a blessing and curse.

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That is why you should do Yoga in Barcelona?

  • A plethora of cultural and leisure activities.
  • Well established and vibrant yoga scene.
  • Outdoor yoga classes.
  • Close proximity to beach.
  • Excellent infrastructure and accommodation.

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However, getting involved in the city’s dynamic and lively yoga scene is a great way to delve deeper into real Catalan life, and your practice. One of the best ways to participate is through one of the many al fresco yoga classes in Barcelona, that take place in parks, gardens and on the beach.

Barcelona’s credentials as a yoga city are confirmed by their hosting of the annual Barcelona Yoga Conference, now in its 8th year. This yogic celebration brings teachers and practitioners of all ages and levels from across the globe to enjoy the festival atmosphere and full schedule of classes, seminars, music, and dance.

You can find yoga studios in Barcelona offering the full spectrum of yoga styles, but Kundalini certainly seems to have a good amount of traction here. One of the more traditional forms, Kundalini places emphasis on consciousness, spirituality and tapping into energy centers in the body.

Yoga studios and classes in Barcelona

Numerous studios are scattered across the city, all with their own offerings and unique atmosphere. Below we have highlighted a few of the stand-out spaces to practice at.

One of the most stylish yoga shalas in Barcelona is the brainchild of model and actress Veronica Blume; The Garage Studio has a range of classes to choose from, including Ashtanga, Vinyasa, and yin.

If you’re concerned about a possible language barrier, then visit Yoga Weeks Studio; they conduct all classes in English. They specialize in week-long retreats, but during the summer they roll the mats out on their roof, with live music to accompany the sessions.

Shunia yoga has multiple centers across the city and specializes in the Kundalini style. It also offers shakti dance, a combination of traditional yoga, dance and movement.

In an attempt to make professional yoga more accessible to aspiring instructors, Spirit Sadhana School of Yoga offers low-cost teacher training programs in Barcelona. They are Yoga Alliance accredited and use bilingual instructors.

What Yogis should know about Barcelona

With over 3 million inhabitants, Barcelona is by no means a small city. However, the mix of laid-back Catalan culture, short winters, and outdoor lifestyle make it a location to spend time and practice yoga in. There are also plenty of highlights outside the city, such as the rugged mountain of Montserrat and the sandy beaches of Sitges, all doable as a day trip from the city.