If you’ve been in Osaka for some time, you’re probably familiar with the many different gyms and fitness centers scattered throughout the city. For anyone looking for a place to work out, the most approachable options are likely the brightly lit, cardio machine-filled gyms that tend to take over entire floors of office buildings. However, if going to the gym isn’t your favorite way to exercise, there are many awesome group fitness options out there for you to get involved in. It can be intimidating to walk up to a studio offering classes, especially if you’re unsure if they have instructors that speak English. Luckily, for anyone interested in taking yoga classes for their fitness fix, the Kansai area has a few awesome options for yoga classes with English-speaking teachers!
Here is some information about noteworthy yoga studios around Osaka for you to check out. There are many more options than finding a gym to stay active, and the meditative, strengthening, and balancing art of yoga might be just right for you.
Since 2007, Spirit Yoga has been offering diverse and fun yoga classes with a variety of instruction styles. With an average of 24 classes per week, including Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, Power Yoga, Ayurveda, Pre-natal, and even kids classes, there is sure to be a class style to suit your skill level. The prices here are reasonable, and the studio is often offering special discounts so make sure to check their website before you arrive for the latest details. Classes here are taught by a mix of international staff and Japanese staff, so there are many English classes to choose from!
Where: Tenjinbashi Matsumura Bld. 5/6F, 3-10-17, Tenjinbashi, Kita Ward, Osaka 530-0041
3-trial lessons: 3,230 yen + 7,560 yen admission fee
Drop-in class: 2,700 yen
4 lessons in one month: 9,050 yen
This is a dynamic studio that offers classes taught in both English and Japanese spoken at the same time. Enjoy classes in Yin, Hatha, Vinyasa, and Nidra, designed for skill levels ranging from beginner to expert. In addition to classes, this studio often hosts different events and workshops centered around healing and balance, so be sure to bookmark their website to stay up to date!
Where: The studio Espace is a 1-minute walk from Tenjinbashisuji 6 Chome subway station, and a 10-minute walk from JR Tenma station, 13-15 Kanei-cho, Kita Ward, Osaka
1-time trial lesson: 1,000 yen
7 lesson pass: 10,000 yen
The staff at Yoga Lotus not only know yoga, but they also know customer service! The instructors here are very helpful and strive to help you have as enjoyable an experience practicing yoga as possible. Not all classes are taught in English, but they post the schedule of classes each week online so you can find one that fits your ability and language before you arrive! Classes here are much cheaper than other studios, and they do not require that participants purchase a membership with them so you can feel free to check things out before you commit.
Where: 5-minute walk from Temmabashi station, Horikawa Bldg 4F, 2-18 Kitahama-Higashi Chuo Ward, Osaka 540-0031
Pricing: *cash only*
1-time trial lesson: 2,000 yen
2-time trial lessons: 3,000 yen
Drop-in class: 2,500 yen