Yoga Garden is a boutique yoga studio in Shanghai’s Former French Concession. We offer high quality, diverse yoga classes taught by experienced, international teachers. We value small classes, authentic relationships, and a first-rate yoga education.
Our daily classes include Ashtanga, Hatha, Yin, Hatha Vinyasa, Prenatal, Basics, and Restorative. Each month a new Course Night begins, a 4-week workshop class giving students an opportunity to deepen their understanding of a certain style or practice. Our teachers are thoughtful, friendly, and dedicated to giving each student a unique practice.
Yoga Garden is a non-judgemental, non-dogmatic yoga community committed to helping students grow and cultivate a meaningful practice.
|AmaiaAmaia has completed over 500 hours of teacher training, and is currently studying anatomy with Leslie Kaminoff. This dedication to learning and practice make Amaia a unique teacher. Her attention to detail and extensive knowledge of movement and anatomy bring a strong and energetic practice into focus. Her classes are strong, inspiring, and multi-layered.
Amaia teaches Prenatal, Hatha, and Hatha Vinyasa.
|Anna KarinAnna Karin is always first and foremost a student. Her natural curiosity and enthusiasm to learn make her a great teacher for beginners. Her teaching is rooted in the foundations of yoga – fusing an alignment centered posture class with breathing techniques to calm a busy mind. She makes excellent use of props, blocks, and ropes, and loves helping students find new length and space in their body through yoga.She completed her teacher training in Hatha yoga with Lorraine Aronson in 2012.
|AshleyAshley teaches Hatha and Hatha Basics. Her classes focus on building strength, flexibility and stamina through proper alignment and working with the breath. She encourages her students to discover strengths and set aside weaknesses, while accepting where you are in the present moment. Ashley’s teaching provides the opportunity to challenge yourself in a safe environment. Her classes are fun, supportive, and exciting for both seasoned yogis and newbies. Most recently, she completed a therapeutic yoga training with Cora Wen.
Originally from South Carolina, Ashley has two daughters and has been living in Shanghai for over ten years.
|BettinaBettina has practiced yoga for the past 10 years, and graduated from teacher training with Yoga Arts Australia in 2004. Initially she studied and practiced Ashtanga, but these days favors a slightly more gentle flowing practice. Her wish for her classes is for students to enjoy yoga in a relaxed practice environment. Her prenatal classes encourage students to focus on their breath and inner knowledge to prepare for birth in a positive, joyful way.Bettina is originally from Italy, and has been a Shanghai resident for the past 13 years. She graduated in Modern Chinese Studies in the UK and has 2 young children. Most recently, she became a certified Hypnobirth teacher.
Bettina teaches Prenatal and Hatha Vinyasa.
|JadeAs a student in Preventive Medicine, Jade was keenly interested in anatomy and body work. When she discovered yoga practice in 2005, it was a natural fit. She is drawn to the flowing energy of Hatha Vinyasa, and helps her students find their own energetic expression in the postures. Jade is warm and resourceful, and her classes are dynamic and alignment centered.She completed her teacher training with Benjamin Finnerty and John Walker in 2010. Jade can teach in English and Chinese.Jade teaches Hatha and Hatha Vinyasa.
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|KellieI have been involved in some form of fitness and exercise since I was very young, having a mother who was a Physical Culture teacher I guess it is in the genes!I lived in Hong Kong for 12 years and completed the PhysicalMind Initiation 101 Mat course with One Pilates Studio in 2000 and then completed Fitness Principles and Mat Level 1, 2 & 3 with Polestar. I then completed the PhysicalMind Concentration 201 Studio course and worked at One Pilates Studio for 10 years. I am also a certified Gyrotonics teacher.My classes are fun, focused and informative. I love teaching beginners and helping students find strength and control in their bodies.
Kellie teaches Pilates.
|JoJosephine is an internationally certified by Yoga Alliance (500 Hours), Yoga Arts Australia and the Sivananda Vedante Training Academy of Chennai (India), as well as a certified yin yoga teacher. Apart from yoga and meditation, she is also an internationally certified Reiki Healer and a personal trainer certified by ACE (American Council On Exercise). Having worked in various locations around the globe, Josephine considers working and empowering people from all walks of life/backgrounds in achieving their goals a privilege. She continues to help people through inner reflection and personal empowerment, sharing her love, passion and knowledge.
Jo teaches Hatha and Yin.
|RotemRotem started teaching 3 years ago, after completing a 200 hour teacher training with Lorraine Aronson. Her classes are strong and energetic, with a spark of adventure. She loves helping students achieve things they didn’t think possible. Expect fun, flow, and music in her class, balanced by a healthy dose of alignment.
She is originally from Israel, and designs for her own yoga apparel company, Core. Rotem teaches Hatha Vinyasa.
|SarahSarah is a corn fed Iowa girl who came to yoga as a way to deal with a chronic injury in her teens, and at the insistence of her older sister, stuck with it. Throughout the years, she’s practiced everything from Bikram to Kundalini yoga, but is most compelled and inspired by the meditative, dynamic energy of Ashtanga and Vinyasa. Sarah teaches with humor and compassion. Her classes explore movement infused with breath. She is both humbled and delighted to share her love of yoga each week with her students.||SilviaSilvia grew up in Italy, in a family that loves sports – her mother is a gymnastics coach and her father teaches Karate. In fact, when she was 7 years old, she was introduced to her father’s teacher, and practiced Karate to the black belt level – nearly 11 years of study. In 2009 she started to practice yoga and loved it from the first class. The holistic nature of the practice was appealing to her – from the physical to moral to spiritual, she is constantly inspired and learning. She teaches with an emphasis on detail and precision, but never forgetting to have fun. She completed her teacher training in Hatha yoga with Lorraine Aronson in 2013.She studied architecture and design in Venice, and currently works in Shanghai as an architect.
Silvia teaches Hatha and Hatha Basics.
|Paul“Honor your body and your practice “After many years playing team sports and heaving metal bars around I was introduced to the practice of yoga by my beautiful wife and Pilates and Gyrotonic teacher Kellie.Initially my journey began as student in Hong Kong. I was on and off with my practice and was merely using yoga to improve my flexibility and strength. It wasn’t until Kellie and I moved to California that my real discovery of yoga began. Early dawn classes led to a 200 hour Teacher Training accreditation at Yoga Kingdom Sanctuary in Pasadena.Teaching weekly classes and discovering that yoga was the most effective way to release tension and bring balance, flexibility and strength to the body and mind was life changing. Fast forward to Shanghai where I have just completed a 220 hour YTT Yoga Alliance Course under the direction of Rajeev Sasidharan Srikumari.Through regular practice my intention is to share the philosophy of awareness on a physical and spiritual level.Paul teaches Hatha Vinyasa.|
We are thrilled to participate in Shanghai’s first ever Yogathon! Join Yoga Garden teachers Jade and Sarah for classes, along with the broader yoga community. Information about schedule, location, and prices, in Chinese and English, can be found here.
Yoga for Birth – Partners workshop!
Saturday, April 12, 1o am – 12:3o pm.
More details coming soon – get in touch at sarah at yogagarden dot com
First timers deal: 200 RMB for first two regular classes
Drop in: 180 RMB
Monthly class passes
1 Month Unlimited: 990 RMB
3 Months Unlimited: 2500 RMB
6 Months Unlimited: 4000 RMB
Course Night workshops
325 RMB for current class pass holders
650 RMB for non class pass holders
A donation-based class taught by different teachers. Proceeds benefit a local charity that changes every 3 months. This is a fun community class that is suitable for all levels. Reservations recommended!
Happy Hour Yoga is an opportunity for new teachers to practice teaching, as well as give our community a chance to practice for a good cause. If you are interested in teaching a Happy Hour class, or would like to suggest a charity to support, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy Hour Yoga Helps:
Shanghai Sunrise , founded in 1995, sponsors education for migrant children in Shanghai and the surrounding areas. In Shanghai alone, they have helped students pursue a better education in over 18 districts. For more information, and how to help, visit them here. Our Happy Hour classes will raise money for Shanghai Sunrise through the end of 2013.
Our first Happy Hour classes raised over 2,000 RMB for Lifeline Shanghai, a free mental health helpline for English speakers. Lifeline provides an important, valuable service, and we are honored to have been able to support them.