Yoga Studio Review: Bikram Yoga Schonbrunn

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On my last day in Vienna, I jumped (okay ‘jumped’ might be overstating things) out of bed to go to the last Bikram Yoga studio on my Must Visit in Vienna List.

(Yes, this was the studio I was ACTUALLY meant to visit instead of the Schottenring one)

Turns out I saved the best for last. Take a look at the Bikram Yoga Schonbrunn studio.

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It is on the Wietzinger Hauptstrasse 9, which was only one U-bahn stop (Hietzing) and a 10 minute walk from my hostess’ apartment. I was literally there in 15 minutes.

Easy for me to find, even though I was slushing through snow and thanking the Gods I was leaving for snowless homeland that afternoon.

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The studio? Beautiful. On the top floor there’s the check in counter with a little shop, a lounge area and the hot room.

White with light and dark purple details, a spacious and light filled hot room that has a view of their outside garden – now snowy but undoubtedly pretty and green in summer.

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When you walk down the stairs to the dressing rooms, you walk past these super duper cute stick figure drawings of the entire Bikram Yoga Sequence. I LOVE these. I am not exaggerating when I say would get these tattooed on my spine if I wasn’t such a pussy.

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Downstairs were the toilets, the dressing room and showers. Dressing room is pretty huge, with 5 rain showers (they all have rain showers!) and blowdryers and everything. Downside: No lockers here either, but there was a big cabinet at the counter upstairs where everyone could put their belongings in.

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I changed and went back up with my cute purple mat and towel to enter the (perfect temperature) hot room. The teacher was a girl from Sweden and she taught an amazing class: She had a very nice voice, with the exact right tone of voice and rhythm for the dialogue.

Sweat was pouring off me and I was tired from walking around, but I did almost all of the postures.

When I got up after the final savasana, a bunch of yogis had gone outside straight after class and were chatting it up standing in the snow. Realizing I was completely surrounded by crazy Austrian people, I decided it was time to go.

So I showered, thanked the sweet Swedish teacher for class and got the hell out of there to have brunch with Maartje.

  • ADDRESS Hietziger Hauptstrasse 9, Vienna.
  • RATES 16 euros for a single class and 110 euros for a month card. The more prices I see of Bikram Yoga studios around Europe the more I curse myself for my expensive hobby.
  • DRESSING ROOMS Big, lots of mirrors and had blowdryers. I approve.
  • LOCKERS No, but closet for valuables that gets locked during class.
  • SHOWERS Great showers.
  • HEATING Heating was perfect.
  • YOGA ROOM FLOOR  Those amazing in non-disgusting industrial concrete floors I love most in yoga studios .
  • EXTRA You can check out the website for more information about the studio.

In conclusion: It’s maybe a little bit out of the city centre, but worth the trip. Plus, the Schonbrunn part of Vienna is cute enough for a visit too.

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