Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Doing Yoga around Jakarta

I've been doing yoga religiously for the past 2 years. Everywhere I go, visiting a yoga studio has always been my constant schedule. On our trip to Vancouver BC, I've tried free yoga class offered by local Lulu Lemon store at Robson Street, it was delightful! Ever since, I never stop browsing to experience new insightful things about yoga! Now, I would like to share some yoga place in Jakarta.

(Updated: Sept 2013)

- Bikram Yoga owned by Moni

They have several branches including Senayan, Kemang, Serpong & Bali. Owned by Moni a certified Bikram instructor. Priced at IDR 165.000 for 90 minutes pure sweat :) don't forget to pay IDR 5000 to rent a lock from the cashier otherwise you could bring your own padlock. My fave thing about this Yogasana is they sell fresh coconut milk for IDR 20.000 so that it will rejuvenate my body after doing a hot yoga. The ambience & atmosphere will make you feel like you are a true yogini :) the thing about Bikram is: after doing a full 90min exercise you'd burn approximately 1200 calories and ofcourse you'd be amazingly healthy as you sweat a lot during the class therefore you will happy leaving the hot room with pink blushing cheek (literally) after such a large amount of sweating inside the room :)

- Yogasana at Bikram Yoga

Beside Bikram exercise, this place also offers other form of yoga class such as: Antigravity yoga (only available at Senayan, 7person max, reservation required), Vinyasa flow, Ashtanga, Kundalini, Universal & Candle Light Yoga.  Price IDR 165.000 per visit. I you have BII credit card you could have 1 month free pass for 1 year payment. Too bad I don't have BII credit card :( I wish they have other promo from one of 6 credit card that I own :) since everytime I go to Jakarta I don't know why, eventhough I planned to visit other yoga place but I always ended up back to this Yogasana :) probably because it is located at Senayan & Kemang near to my hang out place.

You could browse their website to have more updated schedule. They sell lots of yoga stuffs such as mats, props, yoga gear from various brand; manduka, lulu lemon, tonic, jade, etc.

- Bikram Yoga at Kuningan

There's another Bikram class located at Kuningan inside the Epicentrum Walk owned by another Bikram certified instructor. Price IDR 159.000 per visit. In this studio they only offer Bikram yoga class. It is nice because conveniently located at Kuningan CBD so working people could practice here before or after work. Good to know that they also have the 6am class & end at 7.30 am so that you could rite away rush yourself to the office after practice.

- Yogaflo at Menteng 

You could browse their website for more update schedule but at the moment they held their class every Thursday evening at 7.30pm to 9pm for only IDR 100.000/person or IDR 180.000 for 2 person and the more people coming the cheaper the price. It is located at Muay Thai Center Base just across Izzi Pizza & quite near from Kuningan & Thamrin. One of the cheapest yoga class I've known... 

- Jakarta Do Yoga at Jalan Sunda Menteng

It is located behind Sarinah Thamrin & they have around for quite long bringing Jakartans falling in love with yoga. Check out their schedule at their website for more update. They have evening class too. Price IDR 130.000/visit or IDR 600.000 for 5 classes. Length of each practice: 1hour 15minutes.

- Rumah Yoga at Jalan Lamandau Jaksel

They have various yoga exercise here. the studio is the hippest in town. I heard they held the Namaste Festival every following year for 3 consecutive days at Sultan Hotel Jakarta. They also have a studio at Menteng area. Price per visit IDR 120.000 

- Powerswing / Antigravity at Jalan Gunawarman 

The Antigravity yoga has become a new trend in Indonesia. Simone Kusuma is one of a few certified instructor for this hip trend yoga in Jakarta. She opens the studio at Jalan Gunawarman & offers basic to advance AGY yoga. Price IDR 160.000/visit
Check out their web for more info.

- Iyengar Yoga

They have several branches at Kemang, Simprug, Kelapa Gading & Serpong. All teachers are certified. They have therapeutic class for those whom are scoliosis, back pain / injured. Registration fee IDR 250.000 & IDR 200.000/person/visit. Booking via email or phone call is a must as they will find you a perfect teacher referring to your personal health.

- Yogapath at Bintaro

It's a new yoga studio at Bintaro Sektor 9  and I love the way they taking care of their Yogasana: intimate, clean & quite. They also offer the famous Antigravity Yoga! Other than that, they also have Ashtanga, Vinyasa flow, etc. 90 minutes practice for each class & priced for IDR 120.000/person. Affordable & good for your body!

- Free Yoga at Kalbe Care PIM

It is located inside Kalbe Care store at Pondok Indah Mall 2 Jakarta Selatan. They have free yoga class for everyone who pays IDR 50.000 buying their products. You'll get 4 stamps & you show the stamp for that free yoga class. It held every Wednesday evening 6.30-8pm. Follow their twitter @KalCare for more info.

- Dini Yoga at Kemang Jaksel

Dini is an experienced registered yoga teacher 200 hours. She held various yoga classes at her home on weekdays only from Vinyasa to Restorative to Hatha to Ashtanga class. What I love about this yoga Shala is: they charge only IDR 80.000/person/visit or IDR 300.000/monthly unlimited. Pretty affordable rite? They also held some yoga events inviting many yoga practioner. Check out at their website for more info. Booking 4 hour before class started is required as the class will get packed easily

- Breathe Store at Kemang Utara Jaksel

Breathe is a unique yoga store located at Kemang Utara. They have lots of sport and yoga gear from top to bottom to mats and bags with a good quality. Product varies from Tonic, Jade, Karma, Omgirl, etc. Inside the store they also have Vinyasa yoga class held every other week on Saturday (setiap 2 minggu sekali pada hari Sabtu) check out their schedule at or simply open their web.

- Bliss at Coterie Plaza at Kemang Raya
Located at Jalan Kemang Raya 14B Jaksel, phone 021-7193955 just behind the Pantry Magic Outlet. Parking lot is spacious. The studio offers free drinks, bananas, etc. They held Hatha, Vinyasa, Kids Yoga, etc

 - Yoga at Gym

There are many yoga class offered by local gym such as Celebrity Fitness, Gold's Gym, Fitness First, etc. I've tried floating yoga class at Celebrity Fitness and it priced IDR 150.000/person/visit, even though you're not a member but you could make a reservation for their class. Floating yoga at Celfit length for 50minutes. At Celfit they also have Bosu Yoga class & Jazz Yoga :)

- Ashtanga Yoga 

Located at Jalan Brawijaya X no 5. Should give it a try. Priced for IDR 200.000/visit or IDR 1.500.000/10 sessions. They have morning class started on 5.30am for Mysore yoga and 7am for beginners. The good thing is they open at Saturday and Sunday morning too! Check out their web for more info:

- Yoga Pink Studio by Erikar Lebang

Located at Jalan Sawo, Villa Sawo Kav IX Jaksel (near to ITC Fatmawati Jaksel) you could check out their schedule by following his tweeter @erikarlebang he has a contact number which we could register ourselves for his yoga class.