Friday, May 23, 2008

Yoga Classes in Cairo

As an Indian in Cairo, I am often asked about the whereabouts of yoga classes in the city.

The following is a list of places that I know offers yoga classes but as I have not personally attended any of them, I cannot recommend anyone against the other.

1. el Sawy Culture Wheel on 26th July Street, Zamalek has Yoga on tuesdays and Thursdays 6pm-7pm at the Word Hall. 012 440 0100, 736 8881 www.culturewheel.net

2. the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Center (Indian Cultural Centre) at 23, Talaat Harb Street runs yoga classes 4 days a week. There are 3 levels of courses and each one lasts about 3 months. Charges are very reasonable. +2 02 393 3396, macic[@]india-emb[.]org[.]eg

3. Studio 206 in Maadi sometimes has yoga sessions. from what I understand they are more of one person leading a group session, than classes per se. Call and check. Villa 18, Road 200, Degla, Maadi. +2 02 2519 5713 nohastudio[@]yahoo[.]com

4. Ananda Marga organises yoga classes in Heliopolis, Mohandaseen and Rehab City http://egyptyoga.info/

Yoga for women:
Mondays at 10:00 -11:30
Tuesdays at 18:30 -20:00
Thursdays at 10:00 -11:30

Yoga for children (age 8 up to 10)
-Saturday at 10:30

Yoga Classes in Heliopolis:
Tuesdays 19:30 - 21:00
Wednesdays 10:00 - 11:30

Yoga in Mohandaseen
Saturday 18:00-19:30

Please kindly register in advance tel. 016 1924763

5. Someone mentioned Studio 21 in Ard El Golf 010 477 7608

6. Heliopolis Sporting Club has classes conducted by 2 different instructors.
Yousri : Sunday, Monday and Wednesday Mornings from 9:30 to 10:30
A Lady : Saturday and Tuesday Evening from 19:30 to 20:30

7. Many clubs like Swiss club, Shams Club organise yoga classes depending on demand. If you are a member of a club, check with them if they offer classes.

8. Golds Gym and Samia Allouba offer yoga classes at some locations.

9. One of my friends in Heliopolis mentioned a Studio called Shake'N'Shape for women in Ard El Golf. The studio offers classes in fitness, abs, yoga, pilates, aerobics. She said they were pretty good and very affordable when she attended a couple of years back. The girl who owns the place is called Noha Hassam and her number is 0106281010.

Added this option on 26 Sep 08.

7 comments:

yogi said...

Yogi & Yogini is a specialized yoga center in Egypt. Excellent instruction for all levels and a relaxing atmosphere that makes it an escape from daily concerns and stress. Address: 24, Road 200, Degla , Maadi . Tel.25166282
email: info@yogiandyogini-online.com

DIPSHIKHA said...

Hey enjoyed going through your blogs! My husband is shortly relocating to Cairo and I plan to move with him. I am a post graduate in Human Resources from tata Institute Of Social Sciences, Mumbai and have been working for 2.5 years now. Could you help me with information on whether I will get jobs in cairo once I go on a dependant visa?

Kim said...

Dipshika,
Not to disillusion you, but it is difficult to get a full time job in Egypt, if you come on a spouse visa.

If you are looking for a full time position it is better to be hired from outside Egypt as an expat.

But you can consider volunteer and other activities when you come here which can be quite enriching and fulfilling.

Cairocult said...

The Breathing Room is a GREAT new yoga venue in Maadi on Rd 251 close to Midan Degla.

Here is a link to their website:
http://thebreathingroomcairo.blogspot.com/2008/11/november-schedule.html

I am moving downtown soon and the Breathing room is the thing I will miss most about Maadi!

Anonymous said...

On the Mat is a yoga studio that offers all types of yoga, in zamalek.

MissHollyday said...

I'm coming to Cairo for a conference end of January/beginning of February. I'll want to find a place in Zamalek I believe. Does anyone have an address for this On the Mat yoga studio in Zamalek? I will check out el Sawy Culture Wheel as well.
Thanks in advance
MissHollyday

The Platform Corniche El Maadi said...

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Venue: The Platform Corniche El Maadi, In Maadi neighborhood, Cairo, Egypt.

With the Nile view as a backdrop. The sessions are complimentary throughout the month of June with healthy refreshments courtesy of The Platform after each session.


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