Woman holding resting yoga pose in Bristol yoga class
Woman holding resting yoga pose in Bristol yoga class

Top 6 places to do yoga in Bristol

There are plenty of reasons why yoga is good for you. Yoga can improve your flexibility, strength and balance and the deep breathing exercises help circulate blood around your body. Bristol is bursting with yoga classes, so where do you actually start when searching for the perfect class? We’ve whittled down some of the top recommended yoga instructors and studios in Bristol.

  1. Yoga Brunch Club - classes in central Bristol and retreats all over
  2. Bristol School of Yoga - classes in central Bristol
  3. Clifton Sky Yoga - classes held in their studio in Clifton
  4. Yoga with Yolanda - classed held in Downend, Mangotsfield, Bromley Heath & Pomphrey Hill
  5. Omkari Yoga
  6. At home!

Find details below on our top places to do yoga in Bristol.

Yoga Brunch Club

Yoga Brunch Club is all about giving you the opportunity to pause, breathe, stretch, eat and get to know a great group of people with similar interests to you.

Their events are hosted in the most beautiful buildings, and they combine an energising but fun yoga session with a delicious sit-down feast after. What's not to love?!

Bristol School of Yoga

Bristol School of Yoga, previously known as Bristol City Yoga, is ran by Laura Gilmore. Their practices stay true to yoga tradition, while also exploring interesting areas such as sports science and neurology and how that intertwines with our bodies.

Bristol School of Yoga run multiple classes everyday (not including Saturday, but classes coming soon!) at 16 Backfields Lane, BS2 8QW - not too far from Cabot Circus.

Clifton Sky Yoga

The Clifton Sky Yoga studio is based in…yep, you guessed it…Clifton! They offer loads of different classes every day of the week as well as workshops, so you’re sure to find something to fit your schedule.

From gentle, grounding sequences to more fun and dynamic vinyasa, there’s truly something here for everyone with alasses are held every day.

Omkari Yoga

From complete beginners to those who want to deepen their yoga experience, Omkari Yoga is all about delivering authentic yoga to everyone.

The classes are led by Debbie Thomas in various East Bristol venues, but you can always book an online session if you prefer practising at home.

Debbie has been practising different styles of yoga for over 20 years including Yin yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Sivananda and Restorative.

Yoga with Yolanda

Yolanda ensures relaxation and breathing practices are an integral part of her yoga classes. Students have said they “sleep so much better” after a yoga session with Yolanda.

The classes are held in Northeast Bristol, but you can also access some of these classes online. There is a great mix of nourishing yoga, as well as challenging your body with dynamic and strengthening sequences.

At home

Yoga with Adriene

Adriene’s YouTube channel has loads of yoga sequences ranging from short 10 minute bursts to 40 minute sessions. You’ll find plenty of beginner videos, plus some more advanced sequences if you’re looking for more of a challenge. And the best part? You can do it from the comfort of you own home, in your own time.

Can yoga help my back pain?

Sitting at a screen all day can affect your posture, causing strain on your neck, shoulders and back. Yoga can be a really effective method for helping reduce lower and upper back pain. Try Lyndsey’s yoga for your neck and shoulders to help relieve some of that tension caught in your upper body.

Can yoga build muscle?

If you’re looking to use yoga to build muscle, then you can hold your poses for 30 seconds and take fewer breaks. Make sure you give your body everything it needs to recover after each session. Try a magnesium salt bath to help replenish your body’s electrolytes, or try protein to help give you an energy boost.