I remember when I was a yoga enthusiast (before having the kids) and I needed to do my yoga almost every day. I even tried one yoga studio in Manhattan while spending a few days in New York. If you would like to experience a nice yoga class during your stay in Beirut, Sarvam might be a spot for you.
It is located in the middle of the famous Gemmayze street in a typical old Lebanese house. Just spending time in this beautiful red house is an uplifting experience. It has a small garden full of greenery and birds singing. After entering your attention will be captured by the relaxing sound of a fountain. Just sit on the swing, close your eyes and enjoy the moment.
You have a wide choice of classes, Hatha yoga, Vinyasa, Ashtanga Vinyasa or meditation. Most of the sessions are open level, but some are dedicated to beginners. Early mornings are usually busy, but if you take a 8:45 class, it won’t be so full. They do a lot of workshops and retreat weekends in the countryside or mountains, as well as special workshops and teacher trainings. Just follow their Facebook page for the details.
Sarvam offers some free classes to support and help spread awareness about yoga. There are many instructors, so you can really choose the best combination for you. I practiced with Danielle and Sandy. Each one has a different class, Danielle’s vinyasa flow being vibrant and energetic, Sandy’s more calm and meditating.