Yoga and meditation in KL


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What we say: 4 stars

Yoga is a popular activity in KL, with dozens of places offering classes around the city.

Unfortunately, the vast majority require long-term memberships, so are not suitable for visitors. One of the exceptions is Inner Glow Yoga, which allows payment by class (25 ringgit), after a one-off registration fee of 40 ringgit. Phone to find out a detailed list of classes.

Another place that allows one-off classes, not just in yoga, but in belly-dancing and chakra meditation too, is Lightworks, a new age centre in Bukit Bintang. The drop-in rate for a class is 40 ringgit, with various multiple-class passes available, starting at 170 ringgit for five sessions.

Meditation in KL tends to be rooted in Buddhist practice, rather than as a new age "wellness" technique. The Ti-Ratana Community Centre in Bangsar has free sessions every Tuesday (20:00-22:00), while the Buddhist Maha Vihara in Brickfields has free sessions on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 20:00.

For a wider range of classes, including multi-day courses, try the Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist information Centre in Petaling Jaya. Meditation practice is every Tuesday (20:00-22:00), Friday (20:00-22:30), and Sunday (09:00-12:00). For a full list of activities, see the website. As with all the other meditation centres, it's best to speak to them first, rather than turning up unannounced.

Inner Glow Yoga
First Floor, 4 Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, Kuala Lumpur
T: (012) 906 9616

Lightworks Kuala Lumpur
19 Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
T: (03) 2143 2966

Ti-Ratana Community Centre
Wisma Ti-Ratana, 17 Lorong Maarof, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur
T: (03) 2287 3800

Buddhist Maha Vihara
123 Jalan Berhala, off Jalan Tun Sambanthan, Brickfields
T: (03) 2274 1141

Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Information Centre
7 Jalan Changgai, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
T: (03) 7960 0841

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