With the increase of yoga enthusiasts around the world in recent years, it is easy for just about anyone to locate a studio in their area. One yoga studio in Australia, however, just made the lifestyle more interesting with the most artistic interiors.
Simhanada Ashtanga Yoga is a yoga studio owned by yoga teacher Eoin McCarthy. Unlike most yoga studios, the establishment is made up mainly of glass blocks and rocks. Upon entering, granite boulders array just under the spiral staircase leading to the main yoga area. The concept of McCarthy was direct and precise: It should look like it sprouted from the ground. The design was inspired from McCarthy’s time in East Asia where rock gardens in dojos are common. Natural lighting, frosted glass walls, and timber floors also adorn the studio. All these elements allow light and calm to surround the place. This vision was made possible by Architect Richard Stampton, head of Richard Stampton Architects. Together with project Architect Christy Bryar, they were able to create a strong yet balancing artistic ensemble, just like yoga.
The Simhanada Ashtanga Yoga is located at 62 Easey Street in Collingwood, Australia.