What is so special about Pune? Well, it has the legendary B.K.S. Iyengar’s yoga school which follows the essence of yoga in the classic way. And it has Osho’s Meditation Ashram where modern practices are inculcated to meet the contemporary needs.
1) Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute
This school needs no introduction as it is the heart and soul of Iyengar yoga. Andit is one of the most resoected and popular schools throughout the globe. Iyengar yoga is meant for all and uses props, such as wooden gadgets, belts, ropes etc. Which helps the practitioner to achieve perfection in any asana.
The classes are scheduled for Pune residents. While the other applicants from India or outside India need to follow the protocol to be able to learn yoga at the institute.
For more details: http://bksiyengar.com/default.asp
2) Soham Yoga studio
Soham Yoga studio has a stalwarts of yoga practitioners who want to share the benefits with other people. They practice a blend of different yoga styles. And have regular classes, therapy workshops, kids yoga classes and kriya sessions. Soham yoga’s motto is to make yoga a part of the student’s lifestyle.
For more details: http://www.sohamyogastudio.org/index.php
3) Param Yoga
Param Yoga is the destination for health, vitality and wellness. They offer classes that fall into mainly three types – Health, Fitness, P-Cube (combination of power yoga, pilates and pranayama). Weight loss program, therapuetic yoga classes, kids yoga class, pre-natal classes and Teacher training is conducted at their center.
For more details: http://www.paramyoga.in/
As of 2017 Biorhythm Yoga Studio Aundh is the all India training institute for Antigravity teachers and qualifications, as well as a yoga training certification institute. On a regular basis they conduct Power Yoga, Traditional Yoga, Aerial Yoga and workshops focusing on specific body parts. Meditation, Pranayama and Sound Healing are also conducted.
For more details: http://www.biorhythmindia.co.in/
5) Total Yoga
Total Yoga focuses on Fitness training and Mindfulness practice equally. Yoga is taught on 3 alternate days: Vinyasa flow, classic Hatha & Power Yoga. You can practice Total Yoga whether you are a Beginner or have been doing Yoga for years. They conduct classes at Artsphere, Kalyani nagar and Sundarban Koregaon Park.
Besides group classes, there is personal training, yoga retreats, full moon night meditations, yogi brunch, RUN + yoga, yoga workshops and alot more.
For more details: http://total-yoga.org/
Pune is a wonderful city with a myriad yoga schools and classes. This is one city which has classic styles and more creative styles. Try them for yourself and you will fall in love with one of the styles. Especially, if you think that yoga is not your thing. 🙂
Yogi. Blogger. Storyteller After, a decade of being a fitness enthusiast and various trial and errors with corporate jobs and teaching (post a PG degree in Management).