Are you looking for a yoga class in Singapore? You might be expecting, and looking for a pre-natal session, or feeling ready to regain your strength with a post-natal class – or maybe you’re looking to pick up your practice again after a couple of years of running around after toddlers and haven’t realised how long it’s been since you’ve saluted the sun (a few hands just got raised at HoneyKids HQ).
We’ve been practising our asanas here – and have tracked down the best yoga studios in Singapore where mums can find their strength and balance. Ready? Let’s start with a deep breath…
P.S If you’re interested in pilates too, check out our guide to pilates studios in Singapore with classes for mums for a rehabilitative and toning prenatal or postnatal workout.
Enhance your pregnancy experience with a prenatal class designed to gently prepare your body for labour. Bond with your baby pump as you learn to ease your mind, relax your body yet simultaneously strengthen it for birth in a community of like-minded and supportive mums-to-be. Watch as your muscle fatigue and anxiety (especially if you’re a new mum) dissipates with regular sessions.
Pure Yoga, Ngee Ann City Tower A, Level 18, 391A Orchard Road, Singapore 238873 or Chevron House, Level 4, 30 Raffles Place, Singapore 048622; www.pure-yoga.com
COMO Shambhala Singapore
This haven for urbanities on the hunt for a calm escape is great for working mums. The pre-natal classes help to realign your spine, tone your birthing muscles and ultimately enable you to attain harmony of body and mind. These classes are recommended for expecting mums who are 12 weeks into their pregnancy. For postnatal mums, regain strength and stability in your core abdominal area, pelvic floor and back muscles while calming body and mind. If you can’t find a sitter or can’t bear to part with your little bub just yet, babies are welcomed – poses will then be simply altered to accommodate to you and your little one. COMO Shambala, Delfi Orchard,#06-01/02, 402 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238876; www.comoshambhala.com
Space and Light Studio
This studio’s location in VivoCity is perfection – close to all that shopping (for a treat-yourself-day) and a Toys “R” US for your hubby and kids to entertain themselves while you float into lightness and calm for an hour. Space and Light offers both prenatal and postnatal classes to keep you toned during and after your pregnancy. Bonus: The postnatal classes help you whip yourself into shape while your poppet sleeps peacefully beside you.
Space and Light Studio, Vivocity, #03-09, Harbourfront Walk, Singapore 098585; www.spaceandlightyoga.com
If you’re expecting and thinking about natural childbirth, the prenatal yoga classes here will help you prepare for this, and help relieve symptoms like swollen feet and depression. For the postnatal stage, classes are gentle enough to be carried out with a newborn. Or if you’re simply too exhausted to make your way down to the studio, simply drop an email here to enquire about personal yoga classes.
Vanda Yoga, OUE Bayfront, 50 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049321, SAFRA Toa Payoh, #02-01, 293 Toa Payoh Lorong 6, Singapore 319387, or City Square Mall, #08-05, 180 Kitchener Road, Singapore 208539; www.vandayoga.com
Aside from prenatal classes to strengthen pelvic muscles and improve flexibility, True Yoga also offers Kids’ Yoga for children aged between six to 11 years old. These sessions are designed to improve mental concentration and lung capacity – great for mummy-daughter yoga days. For mums who’ve recovered well after labour, a huge spectrum of yoga classes awaits – including Power Yoga, Hot Yoga and Vinyasa Yoga.
True Yoga, Pacific Plaza, Level 4, Singapore 228210 or Ocean Financial Centre, Level 4, 10 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049315; www.trueyoga.com.sg
Mother and Child
Mother and Child is your one-stop centre for all things baby-related. Prenatal classes here are for all mothers-to-be after the twelfth week of pregnancy and are gentle and easygoing – great to help new mums cope with their first pregnancy and alleviate any pains. Postnatal-wise, new mummies are advised to wait six weeks after a natural delivery and 12 weeks after a Caesarean section before attending a yoga class. The best part? The small and intimate classes help build new friendships thanks to the physical and emotional changes that participants face together.
Mother and Child, 163 Tanglin Rd, Tanglin Mall, Singapore 247933; www.motherandchild.com.sg
Inspire Mum & Baby
Inspire Mum & Baby aims to make your pregnancy a smoother and comfortable experience. With a focus on fitness, health and wellness, the yoga classes encourage safe, gentle movements with active, conscious breathing techniques. As your pregnancy progresses, movements and poses can be customised to suit your needs. This is where you’ll learn to trust your body as you start to gain strength, flexibility and calm in body and spirit.
Inspire Mum & Baby, 116 Changi Road, Singapore 419718; www.inspiremumbaby.com
This boutique yoga studio perched in the middle of the eclectic Kampong Glam neighbourhood dismisses the ‘one size fits all’ approach that many other yoga studios adopt. Teachers take it upon themselves to learn the needs of each individual student – truly handy in your prenatal and postnatal stages. For expecting mums, relieve your physical discomfort by stretching out in asanas (poses) altered to suit different trimesters. Postpartum, expect to be rid of your excess belly flab and calm your mind with regular classes designed to gently ease you into recovery. Bonus: One-on-one classes are also available if you’re in need of privacy.
OhmSantih Yoga, 50 Bussorah Street, Singapore 199466; www.ohmsantih.com
Om Shiva Yoga
Sit back into your asana (pose) and calm your buzzing chakras at Om Shiva Yoga’s spacious, green studio at Horse City – we love all the fresh air and greenery here. Over at its other outlet in Chip Bee Gardens, classes are held in an intimate home yoga studio. Prenatal and postnatal classes are available, while Mums and Babies classes are offered so you can shape up without leaving your little bub’s side.
Om Shiva Yoga, 45 Jalan Rumia, Singapore 278000; www.omshivayoga.com
Our Majestic Getaway (OMG) Yoga
Peace in your mind, body and soul is easily achievable at OMG Yoga Singapore. Get your body ready for childbirth and connect to your growing newborn with prenatal yoga classes. With postnatal yoga, regain your pre-pregnancy figure and boost your metabolic rate – or strengthen your pelvic muscles (greatly useful in preventing your post-labour bladder problems; embarrassing but true).
Our Majestic Getaway (OMG) Yoga, 134 Jurong Gateway Road, Singapore 60013; www.yogasingapore.net