Yoga Classes in Penang

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Looking for yoga classes in Penang?

Penang is not generally known for its yoga scene, but if you’re looking, you’ll be surprised to see that there are are number of yoga studios and teachers offering a variety of classes. Not only are there regular yoga classes, but you will find yoga and yoga related events, workshops and retreats as well as certified teacher training courses.

There are many different types of yoga classes to choose from such as Ashtanga, Iyengar, Kundalini, pregnancy, kids and even yoga dance. Whatever you decide to try, one thing is for sure, yoga is truly an holistic health care system that works on every level of being – body, mind and spirit.

Below are a list of yoga classes and studios in Penang. We haven’t included classes in gyms.

Mainland

Echo Yoga Centre
42 Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth, Penang; Tel: Echo Ng 012-493-9563. Email: echoyogacentre@gmail.com.
Echo Yoga Centre offers morning and evening yoga classes including basic yoga classes, yoga flow and alignment yoga. They also offer kids and teens classes. Also available are zumba and belly dancing classes.

Seven Yoga
2A Lorong Teras Jaya 7, Kawasan Perniagaan, Teras Jaya, 13400 Butterworth, Penang. Tel: Jess 012-478-7333 or Tracy 016-45-1609. Facebook.
A yoga and pilates studio with daily morning and evening classes.

Happi Yoga
No. 37, Jalan Perniagaan Gemilang 1, Pusat Perniagaan Gemilang, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Penang. Tel: 012-928-9763. Facebook.
Yoga studio run by Lenis Lim, offering morning and evening classes, Monday to Friday.

Hot Yoga @ Pencil Box
No. 11 Medan Seri Impian 3, Pusat Perniagaan Seri Impian, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Penang. Tel:Tracy Tan 016-415-1609, Thomas Teoh 010-464-5811.
Hot Yoga class on Saturdays from 2.30pm to 3.45pm with Tracy Tan. RM 50 for 4 classes.

Qi Yoga Studio
103 First Floor, Jalan Perniagaan Gemilang 1, Pusat Perniagaan Gemilang, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Penang.Tel: 012-529-5218. Website.
Qi Yoga Studio runs classes for adults and a kids programme. Their classes combines yoga philosophy, asanas, body alignment and adjustment, cleansing techniques, pranayama and meditation. It has just become the first yoga teacher training school on the mainland which has professionally recognition with Yoga Alliance USA.

De Yoga House
No.42, Tigkat 1, Jalan Bukit Puchor, Taman Camar Jaya, 14300 Nibong Tibal, Penang. Tel: 012-513-6388. Website.
Yoga teacher, Kang Xiao Jing, has trained in various forms of yoga including Sivananda and Yin Yoga. She teaches morning and evening classes for all levels. There are also regular workshops and trainings. They have a second branch in Tanjung Tokong.

Yemaya Life Energy Yoga Studio
3349, 1st Floor, Jalan Rozhan Alma, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Penang. Tel: 016-333 8166. Facebook.
Yoga studio offering morning and evening Sutra Yoga and Iyengar Yoga classes.

Penang Island

Ananda Marga Yoga Centre
288-I Jalan Madrasah, Jelutong, 11600, Penang. Tel: Sadhana 016-421-9098.
Yoga classes held every evening except Saturdays. They also provide free Chinese medical services every Sunday from 2pm to 5pm.

De Yoga House
A-1-10 Jalan Desiran Tanjung, Vantage, 10470, Tanjung Tokong, Penang. Tel: 016-449-2776.
Offering a variety of yoga classes as well as aerial yoga.

Elaine Yoga Penang
Yoga Penang21 Seahome, Tanjung Bungah, 11200, Penang. Tel: 012-447-0072. Facebook.
Elaine Stewart-Ng, originally from the UK, teaches Iyengar style and Kundalini Yoga. She has also trained in childbirth education and runs pre- and post-natal yoga classes. She teaches kids classes as well as classes for adults from her well-equipped studio close to the beach at Tanjung Bungah.

 

Inner Peace Yoga Circle
293-2nd Floor, Jalan Burma, 10350 Penang. Tel: 016-452-5363 (Han Ni). Website.
Inner Peace Yoga Circle offers a range of adult and kids hatha and kundalini yoga classes, meditation circles, workshops, retreats and family events. They also run an US Alliance recognized kundalini yoga teacher training as well as a kids yoga teacher training. Also available are holistic treatments such as craniosacral, neuro-auricular and rainbow therapy.

Julie Quah Yoga
The CAT Studio, 24 Jalan Pinhorn, 11600 Penang. Tel: 012-476-3716/04 -282-0062. Website.
Julie teaches Hatha and Vinyasa Flow Yoga. She specialises in yoga on a ball for therapeutic and restorative yoga for the back and core building to improve balance.

Kundalini Yoga Approach
Bodhi Heart Sancturary, 77-G, Jalan Mt Erskine, 10470 Tanjung Tokong, Penang. Tel: Sara on 012-506-3052. Website.
This Kundalini Yoga drop in class is held every Monday from 7.30pm to 9pm. Facilitated by by Sara Winge, who also runs individual and group sessions from her home in Tanjung Bungah.

Kundalini Yoga Classes with Beng Choo
Desaria Resident Association (DRRA), Jalan Kenari, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang. Tel: 012-487-9006.
Kundalini Yoga classes with long time yoga practitioner and certified Kundalini Yoga teacher, Beng Choo. Monday (8:45am to 10:15am) and Tuesday (6:15pm to 7:40pm).

Lifeworks Holistic Centre
27, Jalan Brother James, 10350 Pulau Tikus, Penang. Tel: 04- 210-8771. Website.
Lifeworks is a holistic centre offering complementary therapies, self-development workshops, dance and yoga classes. On Mondays they have a class called FLOGA with Mama JOa. It combines yoga poses with tai chi inspired movements and a bit of line dancing. Tuesdays and Thursdays is Chakra Yoga with Sarah-Joy Amin.

Lolin Lim – Penang Yoga Angel
Contact: 016-468-1373. Facebook.
Lolin specialises in Kundalini yoga, laughter yoga, pre- and post-natal yoga and vitality-glow yoga. She is a certified US Yoga Alliance instructor as well as holding a Diploma in Diet and Nutrition for Complementary Therapists (ITEC – UK) and Holistic Health and Wellness Coaching certificate. She runs group and private classes.

MY Yoga
Dewan JKKK, Evergreen 5, Mt. Erskine, Penang. Contact: Email: MYYoga21@gmail.com. Facebook.
Catherine Tang has classes on Tuesdays 7.00pm – 8.00pm;  Saturdays 9.00am – 10.00am and Sundays 9.30am – 10.30am. Catherine is a Yoga Alliance certified (RYT200) Hatha and Vinyasa Flow yoga teacher. Her classes are generally for beginners but all levels are welcome. She is also available for private/group/corporate classes.

Nirmaya Yoga Class
Yoga Penang8 Kennedy Road 11600 Penang (behind Tropicana Medical Centre). Tel: 016-491-1685. Website.
Michelle Quah has been running her yoga studio since 2008 and offers a range of classes. Her style of teaching is ashtanga vinyasa and anusara inspired. Anusara yoga is derived from the Iyengar style of yoga, but includes elements of yoga philosophy and spirituality.

Yoga with Lisa
Facebook. Website. Email:lisa-maria@zeihsel.at.
Lisa Zeihsel teaches Vinyasa Flow and Restorative/Yin Yoga at Quayside, Straits Quay and in Georgetown. She is a trained massage therapist and certified yoga teacher in various styles as well as pre/post natal and kids. Private classes and massage therapy is available upon request.

Radiant Child Yoga Classes
The Bodhi Heart Sanctuary, 677-G, Jalan Mt Erskine, 10470 Tanjung Tokong, Penang. Tel:.Lee Hoon on 019-556-9898. Website.
Held every Tuesday from 4-5pm for kids aged from 7 -10 years. This yoga class helps kids develop calm, focus and self-discipline as well as exercising the body and improving co-ordination.

Sarah-Joy Amin
Yoga Space PenangContact: sarahjoyamin@gmail.com. Facebook.
Sarah-Joy teaches Chakra Yoga classes, courses and workshops in Tanjung Bungah and Pulau Tikus. Chakra Yoga uses Hatha Yoga postures whilst embracing the chakra system. Each class explores a different chakra using specific postures, breathing techniques and meditations to help balance the energies of that chakra. She also offers inner dance and energy healing workshops.

Selina Matthew
Contact: 04-296-0149.
Selina offers private and group based yoga classes for adults and children in the Bayan Lepas area.

Sunalini Yoga
153C Hutton Lane, George Town, Penang.Tel: 016-405-5409, Email. sunaliniyoga@gmail.com. Website.
Sunalini teaches beginners to advanced level Iyengar yoga classes.

Than Hsiang Mitra Welfare
132, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Bayan Lepas, 11900 Penang. Tel: 04-645-1141.
Hatha yoga class every Monday in the 5th floor multi-purpose room with Tan Phaik Suan from 7pm to 8pm.

Tian Lo Natural Healing and Wellness Centre
17-2-1 Bayan Point, Medan Kampung Relau, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang. Tel : 012-429 3438. Website.
Tian Lo is a mind, body and soul wellness centre offering various types of wellness and healing programmes. They have specialised pre-natal and post-natal classes, as well as everyday yoga classes including om yoga, yoga flow and yoga dance. If you’re feeling a bit more energetic, pole dancing and zumba classes are available.

Wholey Wonder 
Hin Bus Depot, 61 Jalan Gurdwara, Georgetown, Penang. Tel: 04-218 9006.  Facebook.
Wholey Wonder is a yoga studio and plant-based vegan cafe in the heart of Georgetown. They offer a range of classes including power, vinyasa and yin yoga.

Yoga Club
501-4-2 Wisma Thongsin, Jalan Tanjung Bungah, 11200 Penang. Tel: 04-890-0608. Website.
This award winning yoga centre offers a full daily schedule of classes including yoga flow, yoga stretching, pregnancy and hatha yoga. They also have specialised private classes for people with diabetes and asthma. Yoga Club also runs a Yoga Alliance certified teacher training course. Check out their website for events, workshops and retreats.

Yoga Plus
70-3-28 D’Piazza Mall, Jalan Mahsuri, Bayan Baru, 11900 Penang (opposite PISA back entrance). Tel: 016-458-3131. Website.
A yoga studio that offers a variety of yoga classes including vinyasa flow and Iyengar. Belly dance and zumba classes are also available. Check out their website for details of their upcoming events and workshops.

Yogeswara Yoga Academy
Contact: 012-441-8108/016-452-6047.
Instructor Bibi is certified by the Indian Svyasa Yoga University. She teaches hatha yoga, pranayama, relaxation and yoga knowledge. She runs daytime and evening classes for people of all levels. Bibi also runs yoga retreats in Penang and Thailand.

Yoga with Angeline
Contact:  012-431-2339. Email: yogawithangeline@gmail.com. Facebook.
Angeline  is a Yoga Alliance certified (RYT200) Hatha and Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher. She offer classes for adults, kids and parent kids yoga conducted in English and Mandarin. Her classes are available for beginners and all levels. She is also available for private, group and corporate classes. Classes are located in Sungai Nibong and Pulau Tikus.

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72 thoughts on “Yoga Classes in Penang

  1. Hai,

    My husband suffered from adult ADHD ( attention deficit disorder), one of the treatment recommended is yoga. Anybody knows what type of yoga that cater for this? Oh by the way he is also suffering from neck pain, so maybe we need to incorporate that element into the type of yoga classes that we need to choose. Any help? Currently we are living near USM, Penang

    TQ for help

    • I would suggest that your husband has his neck treated first before he starts a yoga class. I can suggest osteopathy or even cranial sacral therapy. You can find recommendations on my Penang spirit website. The reason I suggest this is that unless your husband attends a beginners class he may not get the attention he needs which may make his neck pain worse. Another point about ADHD. There is so much evidence suggesting that a nutritionally poor diet can cause the symptoms. Perhaps this is an area that you need to look at. I would suggest looking at adopting a vegetarian/vegan low fat diet and cutting out sugar and processed foods. Hope this helps.

    • I cannot personally recommend any yoga studios in that area. Apart from Qi Yoga, there is Happi Yoga at No. 37, Jalan Perniagaan Gemilang 1, Pusat Perniagaan Gemilang, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, telephone 012-928 9763 and Mei Yen Lee, telephone 012 529 5218. I don’t know anything about these places. Perhaps you can contact them and report back. Thank you.

    • It’s difficult for me to recommend a good yoga centre as I haven’t tried them. However, people have recommended Sunalini’s yoga classes in Tanjung Bungah and George Town and also Yoga Plus at Bayan Baru. Hope this helps.

  2. Hi, thanks for this helpful website. If i want to find a yoga female instructor near bayan lepas, more focus on yoga flow or iyengar yoga, who will u recommend? Tq

  3. Hai..,
    Im from buttrrworth. Do u know any yoga classes around butterworth area. Bukit mertajam its quite far for me…im looking for slimming purpose,,,pls quide me.. Thanks alot

    • Sorry, but I don’t know of any yoga classes in Kulim. The only information I found on the internet was the Ananda Marga Yoga Society who are based at Taman Sentosa, Lunas, Kedah.Tel 019-4448310. Hope this helps.

  4. Hi, i need advise on which type of yoga is best for a 9 yr old kid with scoliosis. Also, which ctr is most experienced in this yoga in Georgetown. Thanks.

    • I can only suggest that you get in contact with yoga teachers than specialise in teaching yoga for children. You can try Elaine Yoga in Tanjung Bungah or Inner Peace Yoga Circle, Burmah Road, Pulau Tikus.

  5. Hi, I would like to ask which yoga is suitable for me… I’m trying to ideal for my body shape … And I’m staying in jelutong area … Can u recommend for me ? Thanks .

    • Don’t think there are any pilates studios, but Zero Fitness on Green Lane, Orient Fitness, Farlim and Fitness Studio Gurney Tower have pilates classes. Yoga Plus at D’Piazza Mall, Jalan Mahsuri, Bayan Lepas run yogilates classes. Hope this helps.

  6. Hi, I’m from Georgetown area and would appreciate for recommendation yoga teacher with smaller class. I’m a totally beginner and would like to explore on this healthy exercise activity. Thank you.

  7. Can I get the prenatal yoga class near bayan lepas area?
    I hope the instructor is female and speak chinese.

  8. hi, im currently looking for prenatal yoga class in Georgetown area.is there any good centre or female instructor ?

  9. Hi, I’m looking for yoga lessons in Bayan Lepas area for my two young daughters. Any suggestions? Thanks.

  10. Hi, I am 5 months pregnant and would like to try yoga, does anyone know of pregnancy yoga classes in Penang that are run during the daytime.

  11. Hi ,

    I have recently moved to Penang near to Bukit Jambul,still not familiar with areas in Penang. Am a diabetic and looking for yoga centre near by . Can you suggest me which is close by so that i can practice daily.

    Thanx,
    Vishwas 

  12. Hi, i am having slipped disc at my lower back. I hv been going for chiropractic but heard yoga is good as well for improving back pain. Hope u can recommend me the suitable yoga class for my condition..

  13. Hi, are there any ashtanga yoga classes on Penang island? I have reviewed your list and there doesn’t seem to be any yoga instructor that does ashtanga classes… Thanks!

    • Hi Claire, I presume you mean ashtanga vinyasa classes. The only person I know that teaches ashtanga vinyasa inspired classes is HooiLing Chiew. She has two classes at Zero Fitness in Green Lane. Check out Zero Fitness Dance Studio FB page for further details. Thanks. You can also put out a message on Penang Yoga Facebook group to see if anyone else can help. There are probably classes that I don’t know about. Thanks.

  14. Hi, apart from Orient Fitness n Michelle Quah at Kennedy Road, is there another place that conducts yoga lessons in farlim or near farlim? Thanks.

  15. Hello, are there any yoga classes near Tanjung Pinang? I’ve been doing vinyasa flow in the past but quite happy to try any type of yoga.
    Thanks!

    • There are quite a few classes located close to Tanjung Pinang. There are classes open to residents and non-residents at Quayside Seafront Condo. You can also come to Yoga Space which is located at Prima Tanjung Business Centre, Tanjung Tokong. You can find details of these and other classes in our Yoga Classes in Penang post.

  16. Hi,

    I am from Kota Kinabalu and just posted to Penang. Been here for less then 2 weeks.

    Would like to take up yoga to supplement my main exercise which is running. Have a bad back which I aggravated early this year so need yoga to be more flexible.

    I work at Bayan Lepas and stay at Gelugor so any recommendations somewhere nearby would be great.

    Thanks in advance.

    • Welcome to Penang. You could try Yoga Plus, 70-3-28 D’Piazza Mall, Jalan Mahsuri, Bayan Baru, 11900 Penang (opposite PISA back entrance). Tel: 016-458-3131. They have a variety of classes available. Hope this helps.

    • Flying yoga or aerial yoga as it is sometimes called is not really traditional yoga and not something that we promote. Having said that, if you really want to give it a go I think there is a class at Team Powerhouse Fitness at Island Plaza.

  17. Hello, I will be visiting Georgetown, penang 15-18 Apr and was wondering if you could recommend a studio? I will be staying at Lebuh Campbell, Georgetown.

    • Hi Melissa, you could try Sunalini Yoga which is in Love Lane, not too far from where you will be staying. If you can travel further afield you could try Yoga Space which is in Tanjung Tokong (on the 101 bus route, opposite Island Plaza). Enjoy your stay in Penang.

  18. Hi, i’m from batu lanchang, jelutong. I suffered from knee and back pain around two years. I’m looking for professional yoga studio to help heal for my body pain. Which yoga studio will you recommend? Thanks.

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