This upmarket space offers beautiful views of Table Mountain and is the perfect escape from the demands of daily life in the city.
Situated in the Pavilion building (access from Beach Road), MyUtopia lives up to its name. It’s a slice of paradise in the heart of the busy Cape Town tourist central near the V&A Waterfront mall.
The studio offers yoga in heated and non-heated studios as well as Pilates, Barre, dance and HIIT classes. The amazing facilities include the Nourish Café with a scrumptious menu, where you can chill before or after class with dependable and free Wi-Fi. And if you need a quick blow-out after class, pop into the compact salon for a wash and blow. MyUtopia also has an in-house chiropractor, shiatsu practitioner, registered dietician and nutritionist, as well as a numerologist and reiki practitioner available by appointment. Sjoe!
What first attracted me to MyUtopia was their diverse range of types of yoga. I’d never tried Ashtanga before and thought I’d give it a try. The studio also offers Vinyasa, power, goddess, warrior and chakra yoga, so you will definitely find something you’ll love.
My first Ashtanga class was… sweaty, yet beautiful. Ruquaya’s 8am sequence took the class through a progressive seat of postures, each asana building on the next until you leave savansana practically floating regardless of the sweaty heat that was built.
Next I tried Kaya’s Saturday morning beginner’s vinyasa flow. I needed something a little more familiar (i.e. more flow and less exertion on my tight muscles) and absolutely loved the faster paced movements. Kaya places quite a lot of emphasis on stretching to your limits and not forcing your limbs to someone else’s limits; it’s your body and you need to find what works for you.
I’m dying to try Zo’s Bikram class next, but I’m saving that for a little later this month.
MyUtopia does have the most expensive drop-in prices I’ve come across, but it’s fully worth every Rand. You don’t need to bring anything with you. With every visit you receive a bottle of water, sweat towel before class, and cooling towel after class. During class, you’re given a mat and mat towel, as well as the usual props (blocks and straps).
The changing rooms are also all fully stocked with anything you would need after and before class (private lockers, towels, toiletries, etc., even Davines shampoo and conditioner!)
Various packages are available with premium extras that add extra value to the rates, so it’s best to check out the website.
Images courtesy of the MyUtopia Facebook page.