Whether yoga for you is an occasional activity, a nice holiday treat when you've finally got time, or a complete way of life, we've gathered some of the best yoga options for your time in Cartagena. We will also try to keep this page up-to-date with other yoga retreats that may be happening in and around Cartagena and Colombia.
The most established yoga studio in Cartagena, Soma Yoga offer Hatha, Hatha Vinyasa and meditation classes from their popular location in Bocagrande. The classes (40,000 pesos pp) take place on Monday and Wednesdays at 6pm and 7.15pm and on Friday morning at 7.30am, but be sure to message ahead to reserve your place/confirm the class is happening. The classes are given in Spanish, but the instructors can also be booked for private classes either in a beach or park, at the studio or at your villa and these can be booked for English. Private classes are priced on a sliding scale 1 person 90,000, 2 pax 120,000, 3 =150,000 and 4 people for 200,000 (more people a quote can be provided). We've had rave reviews every time our clients have booked a session with yogi Sol who is pure good energy and relaxed vibes. Information on their facebook page is mostly in Spanish but you can check it out and see how you go, or send a WhatsApp message to Sol on +57 311 3077551 who speaks English.
YOGA IN THE PARK
Various yoga studios coordinate these weekly open-air classes in Parque de la Marina (located just beside the Naval Museum). Wednesday at 5.30pm is led by Vive Yoga Sunday at 10am is Sanctuario del Yoga The classes are free but voluntary support/donations are appreciated. Vive Yoga also have a studio in Getsemani and principal Juli Castro is also available for private classes. For more information visit the website.
Katia is an experienced Yogi who offers group classes in her apartment in Laguito on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6.30pm (price 35,000 pesos pp) or private classes (50,000 pesos pp). She's a practicant and master in Ashtanga Vinyasa, Hatha Yoga and Meditation . You can follow her instagram on @katailupg Send her a WhatsApp to +57 317 428 8079
Recently celebrating their third anniversary, Mandala Yoga is a small but dedicated studio located in the neighborhood of Manga. We've included their class schedule below which also contains contact information and prices. Appointments are essential, so send a WhatsApp message to +57 319 564 0011 Private classes also available upon request and they can also offer more intensive full day chakra and therapy courses by prior arrangement.
SANCTUARIO DEL YOGA
Sanctuario host hatha kundalini and haha vinyasa classes on the rooftop of Selina hostel (Calle Larga, Getsemani) Monday to Friday 8am and 5pm. As with other group classes available in Cartagena, they are conducted in Spanish. Prices are 25,000 pp (discounts for multiple classes) We love the rooftop vibes of this option and the bar area of Selina is a great place to enjoy a post yoga beverage. Sanctuario also hold classes in Crespo Tuesdays and Thursday evenings at 6.30pm in a private home. For more information check out their instagram page @sanctuariodeyogacartagena or click on their facebook page link below
NAMASTE YOGA DAY PASS
Yoga-lover Mitzy lamented the lack of options available in Cartagena to practice yoga in a location that allowed better connection to nature, so she built a yoga-focused beach club on Tierra Bomba island. You can participate in yoga classes for 25,000 pesos pp or purchase a day pass that includes your transport to and from the island, energizing juice smoothie in addition to your yoga class for 95,000 pesos. You can read more about this option here.
BLUE SKY YOGA COLOMBIA RETREATS
NEXT RETREAT OCTOBER 9-14, CARTAGENA
Yoga and meditation retreat led by two FABULOUS NY-based yogis that will also allow you to enjoy the best of Cartagena and islands over your six days. For info visit the Blue Sky website: blueskycartagena.com