To stay healthy, we keep looking and trying for different ways to get us going; luckily in Jakarta, trends spread quick so every time there’s a new method of fat burning in town, there will be a class offered near you. From the energetic Zumba, to the different types of yoga are included in the row of fat burning activity lately favored both men and women.
In addition to yoga, comes Acroyoga; a type of yoga from India which combine acrobatic and yoga, which results in flying like poses in the movement. There are three elements in the acroyoga: acrobatic, yoga and therapy, in which the three elements can be used as a medical therapy on the body. In addition serves to nourish the body, acroyoga also beneficial to the formation of the spine. Acroyoga usually can be done by two people, but also can be performed by three to even four people.
Another trend is Pilates, a physical fitness system that was developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates which emphasizes quality over quantity, and you will find that, unlike many systems of exercise, Pilates exercises do not include a lot of repetitions for each move. Instead, doing each exercise fully, with precision, yields significant results in a shorter time than one would ever imagine.
Here are our pick for the best places in Jakarta to practice Yoga, Acroyoga and Pilates accompanied by experienced teachers:
1. Jakarta Do Yoga
Jakarta Do Yoga is a yoga studio with Iyengar Yoga core activities, guided by experienced instructors and sometimes world-class visiting instructors that hold seminars and training classes. All classes are conducted in a spacious 110 m2 space, equipped with yoga props, lockers and changing rooms. In addition to holding regular classes, Jakarta Do Yoga also often conduct workshops with various topics. Also offers prenatal classes.
Enkadeli Square – Jl.Sunda no.7 – 3rd floor, Menteng – Jakarta 10350
Phone: +6221 3100071
Sunter – Ruko Griya Inti Sentosa Blok L35. Sunter, Jakarta Utara 14350
Phone: +62 878 7594 8426
Price: Starts from Rp. 160,000/visit and 1,250,000/10 classes. 1 year unlimited price is available .
Open: Monday to Saturday
2. Bikram Yoga Jakarta (Yoga@42)
A system of yoga that is ideally practiced in a room heated to 40 °C nothing about Bikram Yoga Class is haphazard. The dehydration that many, is a risk that any physical activity can cause so therefore can be avoided with rehydrating your body before and after the exercise. The Bikram system consists of a twenty-six asana series designed to scientifically warm and stretch muscles, ligaments and tendons in the order in which they should be stretched.
These exercises systematically move fresh, oxygenated blood to one hundred percent of your body, to each organ and fiber, restoring all systems to healthy working order, just as Nature intended. Proper weight, muscle tone, vibrant good health, and a sense of well-being will automatically follow.
Senayan Studio – Plaza Senayan Arcadia Level 2, Senayan, South Jakarta
Ph. (021) 719 7379, (021) 9276 5900
Kemang – Lippo Mall Kemang Village, UG Unit A-01, South Jakarta
Ph. (021) 5790 1261
Price: starts from Rp. 175,000/visit
Classes: Monday to Sunday
3. Bikram Yoga Kuningan
Another Bikram yoga studio that applies the Bikram way of doing Yoga, located in Kuningan area. all classes are taught in both Indonesian and in English. Also offers private and group class.
Epicentrum Walk- Second Floor | Rasuna Epicentrum Complex, Kuningan Jakarta
Ph: (+62 21) 2991 2128
Price: Rp. 399,000/7 consecutive days for new students and 189,000/visit for members