Studio Review: Meraki Yoga


Management: 6/10

Sales staff/ reception: Friendly, no selling at all

Membership options: Class cards – 10 ($300), 14 ($389) valid 4 months, 28 ($699), valid 6 months, 42 ($899) valid 9 months, 50 ($950) valid 10 months, 70 ($1399), 140 ($2399) valid 12 months . Student drop in – $20.

Unlimited – 1 month + 1 week ($399), 3 months + 2 weeks ($999), 7 months ($1899), 14 months ($2799).

  • Cheapest price per class: $17 or $200/ month.

Class booking: Online booking available on mindbodyonline. 2 hours’ notice required for cancellation or penalty of 1 class deducted applies.

Number of outlets: 1.

Ambiance:

  • Character: Modern and simple.
  • Condition: Well maintained.

Crowd attracted: People working around one north, expats living around the area, and some young tertiary students.

Class types: Both hot and non-hot offered, but seems like there are more non-hot classes. Many classes beginner friendly (Hatha).

Crowded: Weekday lunch time had less than 10 people.

Class timing: Morning, lunch time and evening classes available.

Yoga studio: 7.5/10

Hot class: Infrared heating panels. Temperature usually under 40 deg, heat very bearable. Room was aired a lot.

Non-hot class: No air-conditioning in the room but it’ll come from the reception/ lounge area. Room are equipped with fans.

Mats: Not sure what brand but it’s exactly the same as Hom Yoga’s, except narrower. The grip and the resistance both really good.

Class size: 20 and 12 mats respectively in the 2 rooms.

Cleanliness: Mats are cleaned after each use (I think).

Changing room: 7/10

Toilet: None within the studio.

Showers: 3.

Towels: Plenty, help yourself.

Water: Dispenser provided. Bottled water and fresh coconuts also sold here.

Lounge area: Big.

Lockers: Key provided at reception.


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My opinion:

The whole place bright and new looking. However, the furnishing used IKEA items and some ubiquitous contractor built in furniture so there isn’t much unique factor to it, somewhat like a typical renovated room of a modern condominium/ flat. The changing room was big enough for comfort and I like how their lockers do not require bringing my own lock. Toiletries and stuff like cotton pads and buds are provided for everyone, which is very thoughtful. However, the lack of a toilet within the studio is a drawback.

The yoga room had laminated flooring which will be noisy when people step around but it’s not a big problem. What I did not agree with was the very limited flow classes on the schedule, with no Hot Flow at all! Vinyasa was only available 4 times a week. The classes they are more towards the basics and beginner’s level, and that could be due to the level most of their customers are at right now, since Vinyasa Flow and Hot Flow are typically for intermediate practioners. In a way this studio doesn’t suit me but it could be great for beginners.


Pros: Good mats, well maintained studio, good facilities.
Cons: Limited flow classes, classes not strong enough, penalty for no show/ late cancellation.
Rating: 6.83/10


Meraki Yoga

7 One-north Gateway
Singapore 138642

Tel: 6872 3711

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