Yoga in Nairobi | The Best Studios and Classes in Every Neighbourhood

You won’t struggle to find someone teaching yoga in Nairobi. The practice has become incredibly popular in recent years, with studios and teachers hosting classes in every neighbourhood in the city. 

Whether you’re a seasoned yogi or you just want to try it out for the first time, use this guide to find classes near you, along with retreats and yoga events happening outside Nairobi.

Kenya Yoga Community 

The Kenya Yoga Community Facebook group is your one-stop-shop for everything related to yoga in the country. Studios and teachers regularly post about classes and retreats. You can use it to find teachers and studios, ask questions, seek advice, and connect with like-minded yoga enthusiasts. 

Note: 
Yoga classes offered in Nairobi change frequently. New studios open and old ones close down, or teachers switch venues. We try to keep this guide updated every 6 months, but we suggest you contact every yoga teacher and studio directly to confirm their schedules and availability. 
Contact details and social media are provided wherever possible.

Westlands

Yoga Heart Kenya

  • Classes: 6am – 8pm, Monday – Friday; 7.30am – 5pm, Saturday; 11am – 4pm Saturday
  • Styles: Vinyasa; Yin; Power Yoga; 
  • Prices: 1,200 per class; 9,000 monthly unlimited; Various options available
  • Phone: +254 792 506 327
  • Private Sessions: Yes.
  • Social: FacebookInstagram

Yoga Heart is accommodating to different schedules. They have more than 5 pricing packages, multiple yoga class times, and their teachers are willing to visit you wherever you are at your convenience. The primary class is Vinyasa, but they also have alignment, restorative, and Yin yoga on weekends. 

Fluid Yoga

Fluid

  • Classes: 6 am – 7 pm, Monday – Saturday
  • Styles: Vinyasa; Ashtanga; Your Own Determination (YOD); Pre-natal; Power; Pilates
  • Prices: Membership between 10,000 – 70,000; Classes between 800 – 10,000
  • Phone: +254 701 786 181
  • Private Sessions: No
  • Social: FacebookInstagram

Fluid combines yoga with whole-body wellness, offering classes that are beneficial to the mind, body, and soul. They have beginner classes to ease newcomers into the practice. Then they’ll guide you to the more complicated aspects of yoga and fitness.

Parklands

Africa Yoga Project

  • Classes: Saturdays @ 10 am
  • Styles: Power Yoga (more TBC)
  • Prices: Donation-based
  • Phone: +254 708 372 767
  • Private Sessions: Yes
  • Socials: FacebookInstagram

Africa Yoga Project (AYP) is a yoga NGO best known for its grueling (but incredibly enjoyable) Saturday morning power yoga. Attendance is donation-based, with over 100 people crammed into a two-level studio. 

It’s sweaty, loud, and exhausting, with people screaming and collapsing on their mats as the session gets more intense. And then… it’s over. And you get some delicious chapati and beans for your effort. 

Trust me. It’s worth experiencing at least once. 

Kilimani

Lavington & Kilileshwa

LYT Yoga

Pallet Cafe

  • Classes: Saturdays from 8.30 am – 9.30 am
  • Styles: Lyt Yoga
  • Prices: 1,000 per person
  • Phone: +254 720 963 400
  • Private Sessions: Yes
  • Socials: FacebookInstagram

Pallet Cafe hosts outdoor classes in its garden, which contributes immensely to the zen atmosphere. There’s an event space available for rainy days too. You can conclude your class with a healthy drink or meal from the magnificent restaurant

Advance registration is required. 

Bikram Yoga Nairobi

  • Classes: Monday – Friday, 6 am – 7 pm; Weekends and Public Holidays, 8 am – 4 pm
  • Styles: Bikram Hot Yoga
  • Prices: 2,000 for drop-in class; 2,000 for 10 regular unlimited classes; Membership from 17,600 – 115,000
  • Phone: +254 737 932 573
  • Private Sessions: No
  • Socials: FacebookInstagram

Bikram is an intense form of yoga practiced in a heated room for 90 minutes. It’s very active and physically challenging (not to mention sweaty) and demands a high fitness level to start.

New members get 10 days of unlimited classes for Ksh 2,000 when they sign up.

Kundalini Yoga with Lut @ Jaffery’s Sports Club

  • Classes: Wednesday and Friday, 5.30 pm – 7 pm
  • Styles: Kundalini
  • Prices: 1,000 for a single class; 3,000 for 4 classes in a month; 5,000 for 6 classes in 2 months; 5,000 monthly for all classes
  • Phone: +254 722 520 825
  • Private Sessions: Yes
  • Socials: Not yet

Kundalini is a form of yoga meant to activate spiritual energy that’s located at the base of the spine or the navel. The practice of Kundalini helps achieve devotion, mental power and control, among other life benefits. When you’re ready, call Lut to confirm attendance via the number.

Lower Kabete

Ikigai Lower Kabete Coworking Space

  • Classes: Monday from 5.30 pm
  • Styles: Vinyasa
  • Prices: 1,200 for 1 session, 3,000 for 3 sessions; complimentary for Ikigai members
  • Phone: +254 741 449 277
  • Private Sessions: Yes, on request
  • Social: FacebookInstagram

Ikigai has moved its main Yoga classes to this lower Kabete location (Westlands will be back soon). The serenity of the classes remains the same, with sessions specially designed for strength and stamina building in a relaxed fashion. Just what you need at the end of an exertive day.

Loresho and Kitisuru

Kanga Studio Yoga

Kanga Studio

  • Classes: Monday – Saturday, various daily times between 8.30 am to 7.30 pm
  • Styles: Aroma; Kanga; Chair; Hatha; Kundalini; Pranayama & Restorative Asana; Sivananda; Vinyasa Flow; Yin
  • Prices: Drop-in 1,400; 5 class pass 5,000; Online class 1,200
  • Phone: +254 759 956 291
  • Private Sessions: Yes
  • Socials: FacebookInstagram

Kanga Studio thrives on the matra that Yoga is for everybody. They encourage everyone from all works of life to join and experience the benefits of yoga. This mantra is evident in the diverse range of yoga practices they offer.

You’ll be greeted with warmth and welcome, framing your mind perfectly for the class. You can organise private sessions with your preferred teacher.

Karen and Langata

Event Haven yoga in Nairobi

Event Haven

  • Classes: Open 7 am – 7 pm
  • Styles: Various
  • Prices: Varies with the instructor
  • Phone: +254 723 650 803
  • Private Sessions: No
  • Socials: FacebookInstagram

Event Haven is a tranquil open ground with soft, manicured grass, encompassed by leafy vegetation. And while it doesn’t have its own classes, the venue hosts some of the best instructors of yoga in Nairobi.

Dojo Wellness

  • Classes: Included with various classes
  • Styles: Hatha; Yin; Vinyasa; Power; Dharma
  • Prices: Varies with membership, class passes and drop-in rates
  • Phone: +254 742 834 747
  • Private Sessions: Yes
  • Socials: FacebookInstagram

We know Dojo Wellness as exceptionally adept at whole-body health that goes beyond physical fitness, and yoga is an element of the various fitness classes they offer. Combine that with the nature-inspired peaceful environment of the club’s facility, and you have the ingredients for a soulful yoga experience.

Muthangari

Yoga with Zep

Yoga With Zep

  • Classes: Monday and Thursday, 6 pm – 7 pm; Saturday 10 am – 11 am, 12 pm – 1 pm
  • Styles: Vinyasa; Yin-Yang; Prenatal
  • Prices: 1,500 for group classes; 3,000 for in-studio private class; 4,000 for home visit
  • Phone: +254 708 526 773
  • Private Sessions: Yes
  • Socials: FacebookYouTube

Zep’s classes have a friendly charm, adding to a relaxed and safe atmosphere. She is professionally trained in Vinyasa and Yin-Yang and recently started teaching meditation and breathwork. Zep also offers private prenatal yoga.

Gigiri

Pallet Cafe

  • Classes: Saturdays from 10.30 am – 11.30 am
  • Styles: Lyt Yoga
  • Prices: 1,000 per person
  • Phone: +254 720 963 400
  • Private Sessions: Yes
  • Socials: FacebookInstagram

Anne, the excellent instructor from Pallet Cafe Lavington runs a second class later in the morning at the Gigiri branch. So if 8.30 am is too early for you, the drive to Gigiri is easy and she’ll be waiting for you.

Private Classes

The following teachers also offer private 1:1 and group classes.

  1. Yoga With Zep
  2. Yoga Heart Kenya
  3. Africa Yoga Project
  4. Pallet Café
  5. Kundalini Yoga with Lut
  6. Kanga Studio
  7. Dojo Wellness

Yoga on The Coast

Few things go better together than a quiet beach getaway and yoga. 

Kenya’s coast is a popular wellness destination, with yoga retreats happening throughout the year. You can also find teachers in most towns on the coast. Just ask in Kenya Yoga Community who’s hosting classes when you arrive. 

Kilifi Wellness Festival – A 4-day festival held in various locations on Kilifi’s creek and beaches.

Lamu Yoga Festival – This is a huge, 5-day festival hosting 150 classes in yoga, wellbeing, and much more. It takes place throughout Lamu, Shela, and Manda.

7 Places to a Buy Yoga Mat in Nairobi

Plenty of Nairobi’s sports shops sell yoga mats. Still, they can be ridiculously expensive (6,000+ Ksh in some places). 

Before spending crazy sums on yoga equipment, check out the following stores for more affordable options. 

Decathlon – The sporting giant stocks a massive range of affordable yoga equipment, including mats, blocks, and attire. Buy online or visit Decathlon’s stores in The Hub Karen and Village Market, Gigiri.

Miniso – The Asian store that sells everything also sells cheap yoga mats. Quality isn’t the best, but they’re great value for beginners. 

Africa Yoga Project – They sometimes have second-hand yoga mats for sale, left behind by members.

Carrefour – The French retailer has seven branches across Nairobi, each with a small sporting goods section.

Healthy U – A popular chain of health food stores in Nairobi, Healthy U occasionally stocks yoga mats.

Jumia –  Stocks a wide selection of mats available online at various prices and quality.

Nairobi Sports House –  Nairobi’s most well-known sports equipment store has a small selection of yoga mats for sale online and in-store.

Final Thoughts

This guide is by no means complete. There are plenty more places teaching yoga in Nairobi that I haven’t listed (yet). 

Aside from dedicated yoga studios, most of Nairobi’s best gyms also host regular yoga classes. Check out your closest gym and ask what they offer. 

If you know any excellent yoga studios and teachers in Nairobi that I’ve missed, leave a comment below, and I’ll add them here. 

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