True Yoga was established in November 2004 and is Singapore’s largest Yoga centre operating 2 centres spanning over 37,000 sq ft with 13 Yoga Studios. Our Ocean Financial Centre outlet at Raffles Place, spanning 21,000 sq ft of area is equipped with 2 Yoga studios, 1 Hot Yoga Studio, 1 Dance Studio and 5 Personal Training Studios. The Pacific Plaza outlet at Scotts Road with 16,000 sq ft of space has 2 Yoga Studios, 1 Hot Yoga Studio and 1 Personal Training Studio. Our highly accomplished Yoga Masters from India are committed to providing the best training in Yoga. True Yoga offers more than 400 classes covering 35 different types of Yoga, Hot Yoga, Dance and Pilates classes each week. With an inviting and nurturing environment that allows members to harness the full benefits of Yoga, True Yoga aims to promote Yoga as a healthy lifestyle that is accessible to all who are interested in attaining better physical and mental well-being. More than merely being a centre that conducts Yoga, Dance and Pilates classes, True Yoga is a sanctuary where members can immerse themselves in the complete wellness experience. There are shower rooms, lockers, steam rooms, Members’ Relaxation Lounges, and even a retail outlet carrying various brands of yoga apparel to provide added convenience to our members.
It was a hot yoga class I attended with other 20 to 25 participants. The instructor was from India and spoke with thick accent which a few could not understand as they could not follow his instructions. As there were too many participants, the instructor could not give much attention to each and every one.
I would advise beginners to stay upfront and evaluate if the price paid is acceptable for the attention given. I personally did not sign up as I like more attention given and I did not like the persistent pestering of the sales people for purchasing more membership.
The facilities at the studio were not well maintained. More than 1 locker door was hanging from its hinge. The shower cubicle only has a curtain acting as a door. Overall the changing room did not give me a good clean and fresh feeling.
I went for their Hatha Yoga class. The instructor was an Indian guy. I did not enjoy the class as I feel that the instructor was rushing through the postures. It was not my first time doing yoga as I had took up lessons from community center before. So I am familiar with the postures he was going through. I did not feel relax or de-stress after the class. Thus in the end I did not take up their membership although it was much lower as compared to Pure Yoga (which I took up their membership).
However, this calmness only comes about when you have a package with True Yoga. If you're only there for a trial session, the salespeople will hound you and force you to sign packages on the spot. Not stopping there, they also force you to list other people so that they can hound even more people. Unacceptable sales tactics, only go for it if you're sure you want to sign at least a one-year package with them.
True yoga, like its other branches like true fitness and true spa (closed down) have pushy sales assistants who always try to sell you packages after or before your yoga session.
I go for yoga classes with the intention of detressing and relaxing my mind after a hard day’s work. It really frustrates me to listen to hard selling after an hour of intensive stretching and balancing.
Sometimes, I just want to head straight to the shower but the salespeople would hold me back and I would always have to rack my brains to think of an excuse to turn them down. Yoga lesson was good. Instructor, like all other instructors at other yoga places will sow down only if there are beginners in the class. But I will not want to be constantly stressed out by the pushy staff.