Hanoi is a wonderful city full of charming little details and corners for travellers and locals to fall in love with. The vast variety of delectable dishes within which some are unique to the city and gracious Vietnamese people with the kindest and warmest heart are two of many other reasons why it is a beloved city for many who’ve visited or lived here.
You’ll surely be occupied with plenty of sightseeing and Vietnamese food expedition while in the city, but if you’re looking for a very special and unique experience to add a little spice on journey here, you might want to try a one-day class at Bikram Yoga Hanoi.
So what is Bikram yoga?
It is a hot yoga practised in a room temperature around 35–42 °C and all classes run for 90 minutes and consist of the same series of 26 postures, including two breathing exercises.
I think yoga is a terrific way of expressing and discovering the new dimensions of my physical body and a simple act of healing to rejuvenate and pamper myself both physically and spiritually. If you decide to try it out here in Bikram Yoga Hanoi, I can assure you that you’ll be out of this class feeling absolutely refreshed and energised!
The Bikram Yoga studio in Hanoi was open at the end of last year in 2018 and it is the very first Bikram Yoga place in town. The teacher and owner of this place is a guy named Tu and is a certified Bikram yoga teacher with years of experience.
Tu and his fiancée, Aina are two truly wonderful and warm-hearted people. They’ll be there to welcome you with the biggest smiles and are 100% supportive to ensure your experience is satisfying. You will be able to sense their genuine hospitality and special bonds they built with all of their students.
You can visit their Facebook Page to see how their uploads are very personal and authentic.
This is the most recent timetable update available online. You can register on their official website to secure a spot. All classes are 90 minutes and sometimes could go onto almost 2 hours.
***Tu and Aina are getting married in August this year and therefore the studio is closed until the 12th August 2019.***
There are different registration options for joining classes here. If you’re staying in Hanoi for a short period of time, you can go for a ‘drop-in class’ for 400,000VND per class. If you’re living in Hanoi or visiting Hanoi for a while, you can go for the other options.
Towels are provided and there’s a shower room if you want to take a quick shower after class. For details on the things you should bring, you can check out on the website.
This studio is hidden inside a local neighbourhood right in the centre of Hanoi. It is in Ba Dinh district, but it’s within walking distance from the Old Quarter in Hoan Kiem district.
It was not so easy for me to find this place when I first went here because it’s deep inside building blocks, but local people will be able to give you directions once you’re in the right alley from the main Quan Thanh street.