In Search of Balance: 14 Yoga Studios Showcase Harmonious Practice Spaces
Originating in ancient India and passed down orally through the ages, yoga has become a widely popular practice that brings the body and mind to stillness of mind and clear self-awareness. There are different schools of yoga that reflect different origins and types of practice, however, they all require the integration of physical movement with mental and spiritual awareness. The United Nations’ Yoga Day on June 21, 2022 on the theme “Yoga for Humanity”, acknowledged the physical and mental health benefits that regular practice can have, despite turbulent or difficult times.
This release and finding a balance between chaos and stressors requires an environment that allows the senses to be free from distractions and focus on the self. To facilitate immersion in practice, it is helpful to have a layout of spaces that are simple, safe and secluded. Further design concerns include promoting gentle and regulated airflow through controllable temperatures and subdued lighting. The mood that a space can generate can also be channeled through the use of light colors or warm natural materials such as wood. Some spaces even suggest using mirrors for light reflection, or sheer fabrics and curtains for more privacy.
As you can see from these 14 yoga studios, there are many ways designers can create the ideal space for healthy practice.
Yoga Studio / Nyréns Arkitektkontor
One-third Yoga/Boundary Space Design
Xuan Lan Yoga Factory / Cozy Barcelona
initial feeling Yoga Studio / Some Place Studio
VIKASA Headquarters / Enter Projects Asia
Mimilla Yoga Center / 100A associates
garden Yoga Studio / Madeiguincho
Brno Yoga Garden and Art Gallery / RO_AR Szymon Rozwalka architects
True 3 Yoga Studio / ITGinteriors
healthy Yoga Life / BOS|UA
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