Eight exercise studios that are perfectly suited for yoga

To mark International Yoga Day, a worldwide celebration of the popular physical, mental and spiritual practice, here are eight spaces designed to offer the ideal setting for a meditative workout.

Ashtanga Yoga Chile, Chile, by DX Arquitectos

Chilean studio DX Arquitectos added a timber-framed roof extension to the home of a yoga teacher in Santiago to provide her with a studio where she can teach classes.

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Humming Puppy Yoga Studio by Karen Abernethy Architects

Humming Puppy Yoga Studio, Australia, by Karen Abernethy Architects

A variety of spaces are contained within this Sydney yoga studio, each designed by architect Karen Abernethy to offer visitors a different sensory experience.

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CRS Studio by Clouds AO

CRS Studio, USA, by Clouds Architecture Office

White curved walls merge into a tapered ceiling inside this yoga and meditation studio in New York, designed by Clouds Architecture Office to look like a fog has descended.

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Little House Big Terrace by Takuro Yamamoto

Little House Big Terrace, Japan, by Takuro Yamamoto Architects

The generous balcony terrace of this Tokyo home is covered in red cedar boards. The owners mainly use this space for yoga.

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Zona K, Italy, by Pietro Bagnoli and Franco Tagliabue

Inverted bubbles pattern the ceiling of this drama studio in Milan, housing both spotlights and skylights.

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Powerhouse KL Pilates Studio, Israel, by Jacobs-Yaniv

This studio was designed for Paralympic gold-medallist Keren Leibovitch. The athlete broke her back 20 years ago, and has used Pilates to help her become less dependent on a wheelchair – she wanted a space where she could teach the practice to others.

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Yoga Studio, UK, by Neil Dusheiko

Serving as both a home office and a yoga studio, this garden room was designed by architect Neil Dusheiko to feature charred cedar walls and a sunken floor.

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Laban Dance Centre, UK, by Herzog & de Meuron

Herzog & de Meuron won the Stirling Prize back in 2003 for this contemporary dance school, best known for its colourful polycarbonate and glass facade. As well as dance lessons, the school hosts community classes, including yoga.

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