Yoga Center in Madrid

Yoga Center
Calle Lagasca, 32,
 91 575 15 42
Calle Serrano, 6
91 575 19 13 

info@yogacenter.es

With two studios in Madrid, the most recent having opened in 2004, the center offers a variety of classes for all levels and is open all days of the week. Choose from Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Iyengar Yoga, Yoga-Pilates, Meditation, or get your kids involved with Yoga for Kids. Although none of the classes are taught in English, it is possible to arrange a private class with an English-speaking instructor. The center offers programs and events throughout the year, these include: an Ashram visit, summer yoga teacher training courses, foundation courses, intensive courses, power yoga, meditation, and an introduction to Tao yoga. Some of the summer seminars include: the Chakra journey, taught by Carlos Urrutia, the Iyengar Yoga seminar, taught by Ramon Clares, and the yoga ashtanga intensive, taught by Manuel Agulla.  The center is a supporter of many charities, and has provided classes, pro-bono, for Ayuda, Formacion e Integracion de Minusvalido (AFIM). AFIM is a non-profit organization that assists people with physical, phychological and mental health problems.

 

For other Yoga studios around Madrid, check out Bikram Yoga College of India, and  City Yoga.

Best Bikram Yoga in Madrid

Bikram Yoga College of India

Calle Divino Pastor, 25, (34) 91 523 11 41 

Metro: Bilbao

Located in the hip, young and increasingly popular neighborhood of Malasana, this well equipped studio, with changing rooms, five showers, three for women and two for men, was the first Bikram center to open in the city, and to this day remains the only Bikram in Madrid. In 2001, San Francisco native Lucia Kelley, opened Bikram Yoga College of India in Madrid, marking the launch of the now burgeoning yoga scene. The center offers three classes per day, all taught in Castellano, and also has classes taught in English on the weekends, catering to the large number of tourist and ex-pats that frequent the studio.  After night classes it’s not difficult to spot the yoga students, who sit on the terraces next to the school, drinking a beer and eating some tapas. Along with the nightly routines, the studio turns into a mini art gallery each year to celebrate its anniversary. A student, who is also an artist, is selected to show their work and sell it, generating a lot of buzz in the community.

 

Interested in other yoga centers around Madrid? Check out City Yoga.

City Yoga

City Yoga

Calle Artistas, 43, (34) 91 553 47 51 
Metro: Cuatro Caminos

 

William Sackville West and Francesca Zuniga opened City Yoga in 2003, a space that combines yoga practice and natural therapy. With natural light, warm rich smells, vibrant colors, comfortable chairs and natural juices and teas in the reception area, it is difficult not to feel mentally and physically at peace here. The yoga classes offered include: Iyengar, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Therapuetic, Hatha, and Power yoga. What makes City Yoga unique is that each class is designed and catered to the needs of the student. For example, if a woman in her forties wants to start practicing yoga, she would maybe feel more comfortable doing Hatha yoga, whereas someone in their mid twenties might be better suited for Vinyasa yoga. There have also been classes designed specifically for those women going through menopause. The classes help women find natural ways to cool the body down.  Over the years, the yoga for kids and the pre-natal yoga have become very popular. The center also offers a post-natal mommy and baby program, which teaches new mothers yoga postures to help facilitate the breastfeeding process. Along with yoga, the center offers massages which include: traditional therapeutic, anti stress, reflexology massages to hot stone, Ayuvedic, facial, and Thai leg massage. There is also a flotation tank. The flotation tank looks like a covered bathtub. It has 300 kilos of salts and 600 liters of water. The point is to float, relax the muscles, and feel happy again! The tank allows the body to regain its balance and, after a one-hour session, the body feels as if it had been submerged for four. Did I mention that classes are taught at the same time in English and Spanish same? Really, this place has it all.

Low Cost Haircut in Madrid

Centro  de Formación Aire’s

Calle Vallerhermoso ,9 ;28015 Madrid
Reservation : 91 591 27 07 , 91 593 03 19
Metro : Argüelles, San Bernardo

Looking for the cheapest hairdresser in Madrid? Well you’re in luck because we’ve got one for you. Would you believe us if we told you that in the Centro de Formación Aire’s, they cut your hair for only 6€? This is a formation center where students practice their technique and craft. Check out these prices, it doesn’t get much better than this.

Washing : 0,50€
Brushing : 5,99€
Cutting : 5,99€
Colour : 9,95€
Cutting for men : 5,50€

Public Transportation in Madrid

Buses:

Buses run every 15 minutes, daily, from 6:00am to
11:30pm. Now you might be wondering, 11:30pm? What if I need to get
somewhere after that time? Well don’t worry because Madrid has night
buses. The night buses run between midnight and 5am.  To date, there
are twenty-four night routes that run, N1 – N24, and they all leave
from Plaza de Cibeles and head out to the suburbs. For information on
fares and schedules, click here. 

Metro:

The metro is the easiest way to travel around the city of Madrid. There are thirteen lines and a number and a color identify each. The metro opens at 6am and closes at 1:30am, daily. You can buy tickets (one way, ten day pass, six rides) at the coin-operated machines in each station or from the ticket booths. The trains are very reliable; they run every 3 to 5 minutes during the weekdays, and every 10 to 15 minutes after eleven at night. Remember rush hour is at 7:30am – 9:30am, 1:00-2:30pm, and 7:30 – 9:00pm. During these times the metro is packed, and it’s a great time for someone to steal your wallet…pay attention to your belongings.

Many of you might be wondering about abonos. Abonos are monthly metro passes that you buy from the tobacco shops. We know it is strange, but believe me, you’ll get used to it! What you need for a monthly pass is a passport size photo, and your passport. Go to the tobacco store (estanco) and tell them which zone you would like. Unless you plan on traveling outside the city, Zone A should be sufficient. Fill out the information, give them your photo, money, and in a matter of seconds, you have your abono!

 

Cercanias:

The local train network is known in Madrid as the Cercanias line. There are twelve lines that connect at Atocha and other metro lines like Nuevos Ministerios. If you are looking to take a trip out of the city and into the suburbs, these trains are most likely your best bet. The lines run, daily, from five in the morning to eleven at night. To find out fares and schedules, click here

 

Taxis:

There are more than 15,000 taxis in Madrid and they aren’t difficult to find. The white cars are easy to spot because of the red diagonal stripe on their front door. When a taxi is available, you’ll see a green light on the roof, and a “Libre” or free sign in the window. If you also see a district name in red on the window, this means the taxista is on his or her way home. Always make sure the taxi driver has their license number visible and a meter. It also doesn’t hurt to ask in the beginning how much the fare will be for the specific route.