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Barcelona for a Yogi

Barcelona for a Yogi
Written by Ana Petrusevski

If your interest has been sparked by the heading then I dare say yoga has become a big part of your life. Whether you attend a weekly yoga class or are religious with your daily practice, Barcelona has many things to make a yogi feel at home.

Sincronia

Photo by Go Interactive Wellness via VisualHunt.com / CC BY-NC-SA

Photo by Go Interactive Wellness via VisualHunt.com / CC BY-NC-SA

You can’t come to Barcelona without meandering the streets of Gracia. It’s an area for the locals filled with bustling squares, boutiques, cafes and restaurants.

If you’re planning to visit then make sure to stop in for a yoga class at Sincronia. This is an expanding yoga studio that offers a couple of classes in English, but if you’re familiar with the practice, try a class in the local language. The soft Spanish voice adds a whole new level to the experience. The teachers are great, they will gesture or speak in English when they see you looking up in confusion.

Address: c/ Perre Serafi, 7 Closest metro: Fontana

Green shots

After a morning yoga class why not follow it up with a visit to this place for a green juice. It’s an easy 7-8 minute stroll from Sincronia to get some nourishment. They also serve plenty of tasty treats like hummus and salmon wraps.

If you’re a healthy traveler then here’s where you’ll find your daily wheatgrass shot and even a 3-day juice detox.

Adress: c/ Via Augusta, 21 Closest metro: Diagonal

Vegetalia

This vegetarian restaurant has a good ethos and is set in a prime location, right by the grand 14th-century Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar.

This is one of Barcelona’s first vegetarian restaurants, with plenty of organic, vegan and vegetarian options. There are even some organic beers and wines to choose from.

Adress: Pl. del Fossar de les Moreres Closest metro: Juame I

Meditate at Tibidabo

For a peaceful place to meditate, head up to Tibidabo. There’s something serene about being atop Barcelona looking out across the city to the blue sea in the distance. Take it all in, meditate or write about your yogi adventures.

The Temple Expiatori del Sagrat Cor sits on the summit and the amusement park so you could throw in some site seeing before or after the zen session.

Address: Cumbre del Tibidabo Closest metro: Penitents

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Photo by Geoffrey Coelho Photography via VisualHunt / CC BY-NC-ND

Organic Market by Tribu Woki

There are a couple of these markets dotted around Barcelona. For those who are keen on organic products, this is a good place to start, as organic resources like these are sparse in Spain. You can quench your thirst at their cafe after a big shop or simply pop in to grab a few essentials.

Address: Ronda de la Universitat, 20 Closest metro: Catalunya

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Ana Petrusevski

Ana Petrusevski is an Australian writer living and working in Barcelona.

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