Gracia is known for being a bohemian and artistic neighborhood, full of life and diversity. There are a lot of bars there for those who wish to have a night out. However, for those who enjoy working out and relax but also seek a wider spiritual awareness, it is also possible to find calmer and more relaxing activities like yoga. So, if you live in Gracia (or are thinking of spending some time there) and are looking for a place to practice yoga, cheer up because this “barrio” has some good ashrams (yoga centers) around. Take a look at the best ones and enjoy Gracia with a renewed positive attitude, like a true Yogi.
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Yoga con Gracia
This space is very beautiful, very colorful and has a fantastic vibe. If you are looking for a place with a light and an enthusiastic environment, this is the one to go. Yoga con Gracia teaches Hatha Jivamukti Yoga and Kundalini Yoga. However, a big part of their schedule is dedicated to prenatal and postnatal classes, which makes this ashram perfect for pregnant women and new moms (with their babies). Another plus of Yoga con Gracia is the fact that they have two different practice centers in Gracia: one at Plaza del Norte and the other at c/ Alegre de Dalt.
Mandiram Escuela de Yoga
If you are a morning person, at Mandiram you can start your day in the best possible way, with classes at 8h in the morning. Or if you are more of a night owl, you can take evening classes and go home with the best possible mood. Another cool detail regarding this ashram is that you can start your week with a Power Yoga class (on Monday, at 20h) – to give you all the necessary energy to face the following days – and end it with a Yin Yoga session (on Friday, at 20h) to recharge and relax for the weekend. Hatha Vinyasa Yoga, Prenatal and Yoga Basics are some of the styles you can find at Mandiram.
Address: Carrer del Torrent de l’Olla, 172
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Yoga & Yoga
Yoga & Yoga is not only a school for “students” but also a school for teachers. Certified by Yoga Alliance (a kind of International Association for Yoga Community), this ashram offers Hatha Vinyasa, Yin Yoga, Night Vinyasa and Pranayama. With sessions organized by different levels, Yoga & Yoga assures that practitioners will not feel unmotivated for being at a class whose postures they cannot follow. Nevertheless, if you are not so much into group activities, particular classes are also a possibility at this school.
Address: Carrer de Verdi, 169