Yoga’s popularity as a fitness and wellbeing practice has boomed in recent years as people increasingly look to improve their physical and mental health. In our interconnected and fast-paced world, a good yoga session can provide some much-needed peace and quiet while also helping stretch and move the body.
First arising as a spiritual practice almost 2,000 years ago in India, yoga finally made its way to western countries in the mid 19th century. Incorporating both the spiritual and physical aspects of the practice, yoga has since cemented its place as a global phenomenon and is practised by millions on a regular basis.
Happily, Dublin is home to numerous excellent yoga studios, offering many popular types of yoga, including hatha yoga, bikram yoga (hot yoga), vinyasa yoga and ashtanga yoga. No matter your level of experience, whether complete beginner or a yoga guru, there is a class out there for you.
In this post, we share our complete guide to yoga in Dublin.
Map of Yoga Studios
The following map shows the location of every yoga studio highlighted in this post:
With 5 locations across Dublin and over 300 classes a week, Yogahub is almost guaranteed to have a time and a place to suit anyone looking to get their yoga fix. The friendly, welcoming and unassuming atmosphere at their studios are perfect for beginners looking to get into yoga for the first time.
Yogahub run a myriad of different classes, including yin yoga classes which are slower-paced and focus on holding poses, flow yoga classes that move through poses quickly to build up a cardio workout, and birkram yoga, which take place in rooms heated to 30 degrees and above. All classes are suitable for beginners apart from the classes marked as ‘Advanced’, which facilitate experienced yoga practitioners looking to hone their technique. In addition to yoga classes, Yogahub also run a range of pilates, meditation, and breathwork classes.
Yogahub’s modern studios are located on Camden Street in the city centre, Castleknock, Phibsborough, Swords, and Blackrock. While facilities vary between the studios, changing rooms and showers are available at all locations except for the Phibsborough studio, where showers are only available for the 7am class only. Yogahub also have on demand yoga classes available for those who can’t make a class in person. It is also possible to arrange one on one classes.
Whether you are a beginner or a hardy veteran, you will have no trouble finding the class for you at Yogahub.
Locations: Castle Shopping Centre, Unit 19, Bridge Street, Swords, Dublin; Junction 6, Blanchardstown, Castleknock, Dublin; 382 North Circular Rd, Phibsborough, Dublin; 5-8 Camden Court, Saint Kevin’s, Dublin; Frascati Shopping Centre, Frascati Road, Blackrock, Dublin.
Yoga Dublin have been running their yoga studios since 2003, and have welcomed over 20,000 yoga students since then. Their classes combine the spiritual, physical, and emotional aspects of yoga, with a focus on how it can bring increased wellbeing and healing.
Yoga Dublin have two studios, one close to the city centre in Ranelagh, and one in the south of the city in Dundrum. The Ranelagh studio is a traditional yoga studio and features a seasonal garden and a coffee shop run by One Kinda Folk. The Dundrum location is a modern studio that is conveniently located next-door to Grindstone Speciality Coffee, perfect for a pre or post-workout coffee. Yoga Dublin also offer online classes.
Yoga Dublin offer yin yoga, flow yoga, express lunchtime yoga sessions, hot yoga, and many other types of yoga in both of their studios. They also provide dedicated classes for mothers, mothers to be, and mother and baby classes.
Locations: 28A Dartmouth Road, Ranelagh, Dublin; 4a Rockfield Central, Balally, Dublin.
The Yoga Lounge
Located in Raheny in North Dublin, The Yoga Lounge is the perfect spot for beginners and gurus alike living in the north of the city. Operating since 2013, the studio is purpose built for yoga and features plenty of space and comfort. The studio also features safe infrared heaters for hot yoga and for the cold winter months.
The studio offers a wide range of classes, including hatha yoga and yin yoga for those looking for a slower paced experience, vinyasa yoga and ashtanga yoga for more experienced practitioners and those looking for a more challenging experience, and hot yoga. The Yoga Lounge also regular pregnancy yoga classes for expecting mothers looking to stay active.
The studio offers toilet and and storage facilities on-site, and also offer on-demand classes online.
Location: Lower Ground Level, Flynn + Associates Building, 415 Howth Road, Raheny Village,
Styling itself as an ‘urban retreat’, The Elbowroom more than justifies this description. A fun and welcoming yoga studio in Stoneybatter with a focus on healing and restoring back optimal health, it is the perfect place for beginners to try out some moves.
The studio offers a broad variety of yoga classes, from intense and dynamic vinyasa flow yoga to refreshing restorative yoga. The studio also lays on mother and baby yoga, pilates classes, and meditation guidance classes.
The Elbowroom truly combines both the spiritual and physical aspects of yoga, helping promote good mental and physical health.
Location: 32 North Brunswick Street, Stoneybatter, Dublin
Ashtanga Yoga Shala Dublin
As the name suggests, Ashtanga Yoga Shala Dublin on Fitzwilliam Street in the city centre is a yoga studio with a focus on ashtanga yoga. Classes are taught in several different styles; the mysore style of yoga, where each student practices a series of moves at their own pace with guidance from the teacher as needed, teacher led sessions where all students move at the same pace, and dedicated beginner classes that are tailored to those new to yoga.
Run by a husband and wife couple who have practiced yoga extensively and hold certifications in ashtanga yoga practice, this studio is the perfect spot for both now and experienced students who are looking to get into ashtanga yoga. Online classes are also offered in addition to in-person classes.
Location: 7 Upper Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin
Little Bird is a cafe and yoga studio on the South Circular Road that is all about nourishing your soul as well as your body. The high standards and passion of the cafe team carry over to the yoga studio, where a range of yoga and pilates classes are offered.
The yoga studio is purpose built, with ample light and state of the art ventilation. The teachers are friendly, welcoming, and knowledgeable, making Little Bird a perfect spot to start your yoga adventure.
Classes are divided into beginner, intermediate, and mixed groups in a wide range of yoga types.
Location: 82 South Circular Road, Dublin
Bikram Yoga Dublin
Bikram Yoga Dublin have been running their studio since 2003, and know a thing or two about bikram yoga! A type of yoga that became popular in the 1970’s, bikram yoga consists of a series of 26 postures, carried out in temperatures exceeding 30 degrees with a high humidity.
The practice has numerous health benefits, and can reduce stress, build strength, and improve flexibility. The knowledgeable instructors at Bikram Yoga Dublin will help put you through your paces, whether you’re a beginner or have experience with bikram yoga.
Location: 14 Greenmount Avenue, Harold’s Cross, Dublin
Dublin Buddhist Centre
The Dublin Buddhist Centre is part of a global community of Buddhist centres called the Triratna Buddhist Community. In addition to promoting the ethos and practices of Buddhism, the centre also run meditation and yoga classes.
With friendly, easygoing instructors, the centre is a great place to unwind and relax.
Location: Unit 5, Liberty corner, James Joyce street, Dublin