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Absolute Yoga – review

Absolute Yoga is a group of studios available throughout Bangkok and Thailand. It is now the largest yoga center in the country and they were the first to bring hot yoga in Bangkok. Absolute Yoga includes studios in Siam, Chidlom, Phrom Phong, Silom, Ladprao, Pinklao etc.  In the studios I visited, I could testify the idea was to bring high end yoga experience with big rooms to practice and a lot of yogis.

Installations are pretty new and well maintained and there are many, many, many teachers. That can be a good thing as you can find the right one for you but they might change from one week to the other. The idea here is to get sure you get your class when you need it.

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Yoga classes available

As a very big yoga center, Absolute Yoga doesn’t specialize in one type of activity. For yoga alone, you can choose from Hatha yoga, Vinyasa, hot flow, hot series, yin yang, etc. So you can try almost everything, maybe even too much ? nah, you can’t say that.

Many other classes are available, including Pilates (very popular in Bangkok), cycle and coreblast (mixing pilates and more strength oriented).




Schedule

The number of classes is enormous. You can basically pick almost any time of the day to find a class, especially during the busy 6-8PM period. This is definitely one of the good side of the studio, you’ll find a class when you can go.

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Offers

You can make sure there are some monthly offer or specific promotions when you get there.
Right now, you can get a free trial class if you subscribe to their newsletter. Pretty cool.

Prices are fairly high. Important thing, note that you are stuck with the studio where you purchased your membership card. You can’t go and use your unlimited package in different studios. I find that a bit harsch as the benefit of a big network like Absolute Yoga is to be everywhere.

Prices :
Drop-in class is 750thb
30 classes is 16,500thb
Unlimited 1 year is 41,900thb

Absolute Yoga in Bangkok

As mentioned, Absolute Yoga has many different studios in Bangkok. Here are some addresses :

Absolute Yoga Amarin
496-50 -2 Phloenchit Rd., Fl 4 Amarin Plaza Bldg Lumpini Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330

Absolute Yoga Chidlom
6th Floor, Central Chidkom Office Tower, Ploenchit Rd., Pathymwan, Bangkok 10330

Absolute Yoga Sukhumvit
RSU Tower 3/f, 571 ซอยสุขุมวิท 31 Sukhumvit Rd, Khlong Tan, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110

Absolute Yoga Commons (Thong Lor)
2nd Floor, the COMMONS, Thong Lor 17, Wattana, Bangkok 10110

Absolute Yoga Ladprao
12A Floor, Central Ladprao Office Tower, Phaholyothin Rd., Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900

Absolute Yoga Silom

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Optimize your yoga practice in Bangkok

Bangkok is famous for high temperatures and humidity, especially in monsoon period. The rainy season goes basically from july to october with daily showers and 80% humidity. But that’s not a reason to avoid practicing yoga in Bangkok (there’s actually no good reason not to practice except if your body tells you not to).

Monsoon is not all year long !

First of all, the monsoon period is not soooo long and you can definitely live with it. Yoga studios are usually  well equipped with air con and fans to avoid the transformation of the room in a steam room. The worse thing will be to get to the studio without being soaked.
The best period to live in Bangkok is between november and february. The so called winter period is a bit fresher (let’s say around 25 degrees) and is really enjoyable. If you’re planning to practice during your holidays, check the weather forecast first !

monsoon showers in bangkok

Get the right yoga gear

With the constraints of high temperatures, you’ll need to adapt. Beside your body, you’ll need to get adapted yoga gear : shorts or light yoga pants, breathable tank tops or t-shirt, etc. You will sweat quickly so you definitely want to feel the best possible in your clothes. I might prepare an article later about that.
Also think about your hair. Attach them as they will quickly become a nightmare for your practice if they’re long enough.



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Drink and drink again

With 80% humidity and practicing a physical activity (yes yoga IS a physical activity), your body might sweat and lose a lot of water. That’s normal, that’s how the body keeps himself fresh and avoid overheating. All the yoga studios in Bangkok sell water and you definitely want to have a bottle next to your yoga mat. This is non-negociable. Also think to drink AFTER your practice. That will save you a lot of muscle pains and possible problems. Listen to your body.

Check the address first

There are a lot studios of yoga in Bangkok. Even if they mention a BTS or an area, it can be pretty far away and the traffic can be terrible in some areas (and basically everywhere around 6PM). Do check carefully the address to avoid the stress of running and being late… I personally hate that.

Another thing is that the studio can be located inside a tower or a mall. Take the exact indications as some addresses can be tricky in Thailand.

traffic jam during rush hour in siam