Author : Lee Ah-Rin (December 5, 2016)
Yoga is becoming increasingly popular in Bangkok. The health benefits are endless, and what’s a better way to meet like-minded people? Check out our list of places that offer yoga classes for free or very cheap to people of all levels!
Free Yoga Bangkok offers classes weekly every Thursday at 6.30 pm. Instructors are of many diverse backgrounds, both in ethnicities and interests. The type of yoga differs weekly depending on the instructors. Join the class at Benjakiti Park, easily accessible by MRT and BTS. Classes are free of charge. Follow their Facebook page for more information.
BKKFM stands for Bangkok Farmers’ Market. In addition to organizing Bangkok’s farmers’ market, they also offer free yoga classes. Schedule and location vary, so it’s best to check their Facebook page for the latest update. There are both Thai and foreign instructors, offering many types of yoga. Classes include Acro yoga, Partner yoga, and many more. BKKFM Community Yoga is donation based, so it is up to you how much you are able to pay! Most locations are accessible by BTS or MRT.
TYI is probably the most ‘formal’ on this list. Instructors are mostly Thai and classes are in Thai, although it shouldn’t be too difficult for foreigners to follow along. TYI is one of the only places that offer Pranayama (breathing technique) based yoga in Bangkok. Classes here are also free or donation based, but students are required to register ahead of time.
Regular yoga: Wednesdays, 5 – 6.30 pm. Every 4th Saturday, 10 – 12 pm.
Pranayama yoga: Thursdays, 5 – 6.30 pm.
Location: 2nd Floor Suan Mokkh Bangkok (Located inside Suan Rod Fai)
For more information, check out there Facebook page.
Classes at ICCB are taught by Indian instructors. ICCB tends to be for beginners and elders, with easier exercises. While it’s not free of charge, it is still very cheap at 200 THB monthly and 50 THB one time registration fee. Especially popular with foreigners as sessions are in English. The facility provides lockers and changing rooms for students as well. Located across from Benjakiti park, accessible by MRT and BTS.
Classes: Wednesdays, 5 – 6 pm. Fridays, 4 – 5 pm. Saturday, 11 am – Noon.
Location: Indian Cultural Center, Lake Ratchada Building 23rd Floor.
Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/pages/Indian-Cultural-Centre-Bangkok
Banged SC offers seasonal yoga classes requiring pre-registration. Each season lasts around 3 months. Students have to buy the sports club membership costing around 40-50 THB annually. Yoga classes are limited to 50 students max, but members can also take advantage of the club’s other facilities. Check their Facebook page for more information.
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