yoga in bangkok
posted: September 14, 2009
During my recent trip to Thailand, I decided to take a yoga class at Yoga Elements, a very well-respected studio in Bangkok, owned by American Adrian Cox. After some “difficulties”, I finally found the building and made my way up to the 23rd floor studio. The cost for one class was 500 baht, or $14.70 US.
Tip #1 – Follow your own blog advice about what to eat before yoga. Trying green curry in Thailand for the first time before going to a yoga class is not the best idea.
Tip #2 – Give yourself plenty of time to get there, so that if you can’t get your orientation when you leave the Skytrain you have time to find the right building.
Tip #3 – As with any new experience, keep an open mind!
The class was held in a regular yoga room, with the windows open, making it a bit warm and practically turned it into a heated class. Once the class started and we got into the flow, I felt like I was at home. The familiarity of the poses and how my body felt was the first time in the past two weeks that I felt really comfortable (it helped that the class was in English, too!). The past two weeks of travel had been a whirlwind of excitement, and finishing my trip with yoga was very grounding and centering.
From now on, I will definitely make it a priority to find a yoga class while traveling!