There are many different styles of yoga in Playa del Carmen! The difficulty is not finding a class but deciding which one to go to!
Check out this list of studios and classes around town:
First Avenue near Avenida Constituyentes
As you know, we were members of The Gym where I attended yoga classes and found there to be a good range of classes and styles by great teachers. There is also a beach-front yoga class on Saturday mornings, and a beach-front Tai-chi class on Sundays.
Yoga by the Sea
Coco Maya beach club, On the beach between calle 12 and 14
Yoga on the shores of the Caribbean!
Yoga by the Way
Calle 26, in between 5th and 10th
An established yoga studio with vinyasa classes, run by well known teachers Ellen de Jonge and David Campo.
Calle 34 and Av 75
Located across the highway, this is becoming a popular yoga community with a great range of classes and workshops.
CTM and 5th
Posada Suuk has a variety of different healing classes, as well as martial arts, meditation classes and more. The guided meditation on Tuesday evenings is an experience. They also offer some accommodation on site if you want to do a self-led yoga retreat.
Calle 10 and Avenida 15
This relatively new addition to the yoga scene in Playa del Carmen is run by Micheal Gannon, a well-known teacher who holds many workshops and retreats.
Calle 26 between 5th and 10th
Another new addition, with some great teachers such as Alan Montana, who teaches a challenging, invigorating class.
My friend Anne Bauche is a fantastic yoga teacher who teaches a gentle Hatha flow style. She has a calm, soothing presence and I love her classes. She teaches at a few locations around the Riviera Maya and also offers private lessons. Anna speaks Spanish and also fluent English. You can email her at: Baucheanne@hotmail.com
Another one of my favorite yoga teachers, Karla Sekera, teaches classes at The Gym (Tuesday and Thursday mornings) and also teaches private classes. She teaches mostly in Spanish, but also speaks English. Her classes are intense and invigorating. Check out her website here: http://www.sekerayoga.com/
Keep an eye (or ear) out around town for donation-based yoga classes. At the time this was published, there were yoga classes on the rooftop of the Soho Playa hotel on Av 10 and Calle 24.
Precision Pilates Studio
Fifth Avenue, near calle 38
A friend of mine attended classes here, and as far as I know it is the only pilates studio in Playa del Carmen.
Other outdoor classes
The sports ground on 10th Avenue (entrance near Calle 32) holds many outdoor fitness and sporting activities, from fitness boot camps to salsa classes, drum circles and everything in between. I think it’s a ‘show up and pay’ system.
There are outdoor Zumba classes held at a few basketball courts around town, such as the one on Avenida CTM and Avenida 25, which are fun to watch and open to everyone for a small charge.