When you're always looking after other people's needs, it's far too easy to neglect your own. And often, when you've got a small human to run around after — exercise and self—care are the first things to fall by the wayside. But in order to show up as the best mum you can be, it's important to look after your own physical and mental health too. After all, you've got to put your own oxygen mask on the aeroplane before you can help anyone else!
That's why we've rounded up 10 of the best wellness and yoga studios in and around the Moonee Valley area. Not only are they the perfect place to get some much—needed peace and quiet, but they'll help get you feeling healthy, grounded and like yourself again. Whether you want to get your sweat on at yoga or pilates or are just looking for a place to get horizontal and unwind, there's something for everyone.
Flame might be in the name, but don't worry – heat is optional at this Moonee Valley yoga studio. They offer both hot yoga and non—heated yoga classes, including hatha, yin and vinyasa. If you're new to yoga, they also offer a yoga essentials class to help you master the basics. They also happen to have some of Melbourne's best facilities and most highly respected teachers, so you know you're in good hands!
This Moonee Ponds yoga and pilates studio wins the award for most variety. Whether you want to swing it out in aerial yoga, stretch it out on a pilates reformer machine or jump it out in their trampoline classes, they've got all bases covered. They also run a range of retreats in Bali and Victoria, if you feel like taking those relaxed vibes to the next level!
You'd be hard—pressed not to feel zen in this Moonee Valley wellness hub. Not only is it a beautiful space, but they offer nearly every healing modality under the sun. Here, you'll find yoga, skin therapy, massage, naturopathy, reiki and more, all under one convenient roof. You might want to pencil in a whole day for this one, because you definitely won't want to leave!
NB Hummingbird Yoga
Many yoga studios say they offer classes for everyone, but this one truly lives up to that claim. From their pre and post—natal classes for new and expecting mums to their kids and senior classes, they cater for every stage of life. So, whether you're looking for something for yourself or for a gift, Hummingbird should be on your radar.
Aligned for Life Pilates
If you're looking for flexibility – both in your joints and your fitness schedule — be sure to check out this Moonee Ponds pilates studio. Whether you're into mat work or the reformer machine, they have a range of classes and package options to suit every lifestyle, experience level and preference.
Enter this urban sanctuary io and feel your worries instantly float away — literally! This Moonee Ponds float tank studio is home to the world's largest (and arguably the most high—tech) float tanks. Being the size of a small car and with an in—built breathe fan, you won't have to worry about getting claustrophobic. They also incorporate chakra light therapy and deep meditation music to create a truly immersive relaxation environment. Can you imagine anything more blissful?
The HIIT Factory
If you want to stick to a consistent fitness regime but struggle to find the time, consider adding this studio to your hit list. This Essendon fitness studio offers 30—minute Yoga Fusion classes, blending yin yoga, pilates and meditation. They also offer a range of other 30—45 minute express classes, including strength, cardio and boxing. Perfect for busy mums who just want to get in and out!
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