Yoga may have originated from India but its potency has made it a global phenomenon such that even the United Nations declared June 21 of every year as the international day of Yoga.
What exactly is Yoga? It is a Hindu spiritual practice and ascetic discipline, a part of which, including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely practiced for health and relaxation according to Wikipedia.
In a fast lane city like Lagos, known for its notorious traffic, Yoga has become an important way for many Lagosians to relieve themselves of stress. Yoga classes are available in the majority of the gyms in Lagos and Jovago.com, Africa‘s No 1 hotel booking portal lists four places to go for a zen moment in Lagos.
Venue: GQ Lagos, No 16 Oyinkan Abayomi Drive, Former Queen‘s Drive, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria.
Price: N2,500 (Wednesday and Saturday)
Chi‘s yoga is one of the most popular Yoga hubs in Lagos. They offer classes in small group sessions and can help you reclaim your body‘s natural rhythm with deft movements and meditation. Private classes are only available in Ikoyi, Victoria Island, and Lekki. It is advisable to take your mat along.
Spa and Fitness at Four Points by Sheraton
Venue: Plot 9/10 Block 2 Oniru Chieftaincy Estate, Ikoyi
Price: N5,000 per session
Spa and Fitness is an all-around fitness center where you can also practice Yoga. With a serene ambiance, spa and fitness is a smooth and classy place to keep fit and through their Yoga classes you can be more present and unthreatened by the highs and low of experiences.
Yoga with Stacy
Venue: The Garden Pearls, 1 Vanni close off Universal road, Adeniyi Jones, Ikeja
Price: N1,500 (First and second Saturdays of every month)
Yoga with Stacy is the place to go for new Yoga beginners. Stacy will ultimately help you master the art of quieting your mind. It features Vinyasa flow yoga, Dance Cardio and meditation. It is 2 hours of brooding and musing with other ”˜Yogis‘.
Proflex Fitness Center
Venue: 20-24 Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The Vintasa flow Yoga is one of the most popular type of Yoga in Nigeria. It involves learning how to control your breathing through a series pose, movement and body sequencing. You can get all this exclusively at the Proflex fitness center. Interestingly, everyone can practice Yoga, regardless of their age or fitness level.