Besides being world-famous for its relaxing massage and meditation training at Buddhist Temples, Thailand also features some top-notch yoga centers. The maximum number of these yoga centers are dotted around Chiang Mai city.
After long hours of research, we have curated a list of the top-7 yoga centers in Chiang Mai that any fitness enthusiast would not regret visiting. Do not miss the 5th one!
1. Wild Rose Yoga
The Wild RoseYoga studio is one of the earliest and most established studios in Chiang Mai located close to Pratu in Chiang Mai town. It is a small wooden Lanna house that is compact and makes a lovely space for practicing yoga.
The entrance is lined with fresh flower petals. The smell of the fresh flowers blends with the smoking scent of incense sticks to give the perfect tranquil oasis vibe.
It offers courses on a large variety of yoga styles, the most popular style being Yin yoga. It also has a 'Yoga to Go' service where you can leave the studio and practice yoga at other beautiful locations in the city.
The studio is spotlessly clean. Everyone who enters the place is first made to wash their feet. It offers mosquito repellant to all visitors so that they don't get distracted by the nasty skeeters during yoga.
Single drop-in class: 250-400 baht
Five Class pass- 1,000 Baht
Phone: + 66-89 950 9377
Address: Wild Rose, 4/1 Phraproklao, Muang, Chiang Mai, Thailand,
2. Freedom Yoga Chiang Mai
This studio was established by Ning and Adam in 2016 with the objective of helping people relax and attain mindfulness. It is the sister studio of Hidden House Yoga located just east of the old city.
It offers a variety of classes in Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Ashtanga, Iyengar, and Yin Yoga. There are introductory sessions for beginners where elementary lessons are taught that are very easy to follow.
The studio features a juice bar and cafe that serves healthy food and drinks that are reasonably priced. You can sit down for a light meal after the yoga sessions and socialize with the other visitors.
It remains open throughout the week. The daily yoga classes run from 08:00 - 19:00 on weekdays, whereas on Saturday it remains open from 09:00 - 18:00, and Sunday 09:00 - 11:00
- Single Drop-in Class- 250 baht
- Five-Class Pass- 1,000 Baht
- Ten-Class Pass- 2,000 Baht
- Phone: 084 3694339
- Address: 38 Kampaeng Din Soi 1, A Muang Chiang Mai, Thailand
- Website: https://www.facebook.com/FreedomYogaAndCafe
3. Yoga Ananda
Yoga Ananda is one of the most popular yoga studios in Chiang Mai founded by the renowned Kru Nok in the year 2015. Kru Nok is a professional yoga teacher accredited by the Yoga Alliance (RYT-500) and The International Yoga Academy (IYA). At present the yoga center has two branches in Chiang Mai- the main branch is on the Nimmanhaemin Road and the other sub-branch near Jing Jai Market.
The studio offers classes in a wide range of disciplines for both beginners and Pilates; adults and children. It includes styles such as Hatha Yoga, Hatha Vinyasa, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Therapeutic Yoga, Restorative, Yoga for Health, etc.
The sessions are held both in Thai and English. The studio is fully air-conditioned and its walls are lined with mirrors that give you the vibe of a modern-day fitness studio, a perfect yoga retreat!
It also offers yoga teacher training courses and certification workshops thrice a year.
- Single Drop-in Class: 250 THB
- Five Class Pass: 1,000 THB
- One Week Unlimited Pass: 1,200 THB
- One Month Unlimited Pass: 3,000 THB
- Phone: +66 81 884 0122
- Address: Room 110 Hillside 3 Condominium 8 Nimmanhaemin Rd T.Suthep Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50200
- Website: https://www.yogaananda.net/
4. Yoga Mind Yoga Body
This Yoga studio is run by Gernot Huber, a renowned foreign teacher who also takes classes at Wild Rose Yoga Studio and The Yoga Tree.
The coach Huber specializes in anatomy and alignment and is popularly known for his integrated approach to yoga that incorporates insights from Iyengar, Ashtanga, Anusara, Forrest, and Kripalu yoga, from yogic and Buddhist philosophy.
The studio completely runs on the goodwill of the Yoga instructor, Gernot. He mostly offers a private class at his studio. If you want to get private lessons from him but are unwilling to travel to the studio, you can set up a meeting elsewhere by paying a little extra.
- Private classes: 1800 THb per hour
- For each additional student: 200 THB
- Phone: +66 89 758 6872
- Address: Yoga Mind Yoga Body, 21/6 Ratchaphruek Road, Chang Phuak, Mueang, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
- Website: https://yogamindyogabody.com/
5. Mahasiddha Yoga
The Mahasiddha Yoga Studio is conveniently located just south of Chiang Mai’s old city. It is popular in town for its Tantra Yoga that originated in India in the late Fourth Century and later became prevalent in the neighboring countries. It is deemed the best place for an authentic and spiritual yoga experience in Chiang Mai.
The trainers are professionals who are certified by the Atman International Federation of Yoga and Meditation. It offers about 5 to 8 classes a week.
The studio also hosts free workshops and retreats each Sunday. There is a spacious garden on the campus that is ideal for a peaceful yoga session.
- Single drop-in class: 220 THB
- Phone: +66613784194
- Address: 49 Chang Lor Rd T. Haiya Muang Chiangmai, Chiang Mai 50200
- Website: https://tantrayogathailand.com/
6. The Yoga Tree
The studio is set up in the quiet southwest corner of the old city in Chiang Mai town. It is the yoga community's favorite owing to its lush green location that gives a relaxed homely atmosphere. It offers a wide range of courses for both newbies and professionals.
The activities here include dance, tai chi, meditation, and creative wellness. It also hosts workshops, wellness events, and small festivals regularly. The studio also has an onsite cafe that serves healthy drinks and snacks you can enjoy after the sessions.
- Single drop-in class: 300 THB
- Phone: +66 (0)62 283 9915
- Address: 65/1 Soi Chantharawirot, off Arak Road, Chiang Mai Old City
- Website: theyogatree.org
Hence, we see that Chiang Mai city has a yoga studio to suit everyone. There are both advanced classes with renowned coaches for professional yogis and slow-paced sessions that help to relax for beginners.
Be it private class or public, or any specific yoga style, you are sure to find a studio that offers the same.
Some lesser-known classes that usually have fewer people are:
- 3 day Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Chiang Mai
- Back to Basic Yoga experience
- Yoga, Meditation & Thai Culture in Chiang Mai
- Yoga & Meditation Retreat in Chiang Mai
- Half-Day Yoga & Meditation Retreat in Chiang Mai
Wild Rose Yoga is the most hygienic yoga center in Chiang Mai.
You should just carry a water bottle, towel, and a comfortable yoga dress. Most yoga centers provide yoga mats so you need not carry yours.