Here’s where to de-stress, stretch out and get a sweat on…

Yoga has slowly started gaining popularity in Saudi Arabia, and Jeddah now has several great options to practice so whether you’re a sun salutation newbie or an experienced yogi, here are some of the best yoga studios around Jeddah to help you unlock those endorphins. We’ll see you in savasana…

Arab Yoga Foundation

The Arab Yoga Foundation (AYF) was established a decade ago by Saudi yogi, Nouf Marwaai, Saudi Arabia’s first Yogacharya (teacher of yoga). The foundation claims that it is the first official yoga organisation in the Gulf region and has affiliation with various globally recognised yoga institutes worldwide. The AYF offers a range of classes and yoga training courses.

Arab Yoga Foundation, Corniche, Jeddah. Tel: 0544997800.

Hoakalei Yoga, Jeddah

Hoakalei Yoga is the brainchild of Hanan Alshehri, a Saudi influencer and yoga expert. The studio is run from her beautiful house, with classes often taking place in her garden. Hookalei offers a variety of classes and also frequently arranges yoga retreats.

Hoakalei Yoga, An Nahdah, Jeddah, Sat to Thur 10am to 9pm.

Zen Zone Jeddah

Zen Zone’s studio is always beautifully sunlit and airy and lives up to its name of creating an environment that is truly calming. Think minimalistic rustic interiors and large windows. It also offers yoga training courses, in case you wan to take your skills to the next level.
Zen Zone, Dara Center, Prince Sultan, Jeddah. 053 308 8498. @zenzonejeddah

My Retreat Studio

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From classes for kids to pre-natal yoga sessions and sessions available in, both, mornings and the evenings to suit all schedules, My Retreat leaves no room for excuses you will make to yourself on why you cannot make time for some yoga.

My Retreat Studio, Al Asalah, Jeddah. 056 335 6509. @myretreat_studio


Pulse isn’t just about yoga, it’s a fitness studio that offers training for a lot of different work out routines, from Pilates to HIIT to yoga. Pulse brings a modern take to yoga and offers classes that combine core yoga with a hint of cardio, weights, and dance. But if you are looking for something more classic, they also have a range of traditional yoga classes.

Pulse Studios KSA, U Shape Center, Jeddah, Sun to Thurs 7am to 9 30pm Fri to Sat 10am to 2pm. 012 667 8573. @pulsestudiosksa

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