“Mens sana in corpore sano”, they say. When it comes to fitness, the locals and visitors in our city have plenty of options to choose from – from traditional gyms to dedicated yoga and pilates studios. And the latter choice has become quite popular in recent years. So here is a recommendation for those who wish to practice yoga in Timisoara: The Yoga Venue.
Yoga and pilates made in Timisoara
The Yoga Venue, formerly Dia Yoga Studio, is a local yoga and pilates studio in Timisoara. The studio started teaching yoga in Timisoara over 4 years ago as a small local business. Since then, it has changed location, taken on new teachers and undergone a rebranding process.
Currently, the studio hosts around 14 classes per week, with the help of 3 dedicated trainers. These classes include hatha yoga, flow yoga, spinal yoga, body fit (a more aerobic-focused class), and pilates. However, themed classes are organized regularly and they are open for participation.
Just follow the studio’s Facebook page for event updates and weekly schedules. You can either choose to attend one event/class or you can purchase a monthly subscription.
A cozy studio in the city centre
If you are both a yoga lover and a visitor to Timisoara, this little studio should be on your list of places to visit when in Timisoara. It is currently located close to the city centre, so you can easily stop for a yoga class right after going sightseeing. It is located right next to Unirii Square, at Gh. Lazar no. 4 (2nd floor).
But don’t drop in spontaneously! There is a limited number of spots for each of the classes, so book your spot before attending! You can do that by calling or sending a message via the studio’s Facebook page.
The studio is well-equipped, so you don’t even have to bring your own mat. You’ll find everything you need there.
I’ve never been to a yoga class before. What should I expect?
First of all, enjoy it. For many, yoga practice has a strong spiritual element to it. But don’t worry if you don’t feel the same; you can still enjoy the physical benefits of yoga: a stronger spine, leaner muscles, increased strength and mobility etc.
However here are some things to keep in mind before attending a yoga class:
- Don’t be late; People try to relax during a yoga class and an interruption would be rude.
- Wear something comfortable. You don’t need to buy a special outfit, but wear something that allows you to move freely; yoga pants and a well-fitted top will be fine.
- Yoga is normally practiced barefoot, so don’t bother bringing shoes. The only class that requires shoes is “body fit”, as this one has more elements of an aerobics class.
- Be kind to yourself and enjoy the practice. Unlike other sports, yoga is not competitive. Use the class to relax and take a break from daily stress.