Step inside the elusive Warrior One in Melbourne, Australia, and you might have a hard time deciding exactly what type of space you are in. A home, or maybe a luxury office? Only the name hints at the true function of the space, an upscale yoga studio. The studio was designed by interior design studio Golden as a space for holistic wellbeing and transcendent experiences.
On a closer look, all the accessories needed for an excellent yoga experience are integrated, almost but not quite hidden, in the interior design. An elegant wall of cabinetry reveals tiny gold numbers—a beautiful set of lockers. A sculptural pedestal is more than a reception desk: its unique form sets the mind up for endless imagination upon signing in for class. Built-in shelves and closets, constructed of light wood, accommodate yoga props like artwork on the walls.
The two rooms for yoga classes are identified as Indra and Durga with subtle nameplates—white letters in a sans-serif typography—adhered outside each entrance. Oversized, semi-opaque doors invite yogis in to the light-filled rooms, where the mats are neatly arranged for practice.
The rest of the studio provides all the amenities your modern gym-goer expects: wash rooms, comfortable waiting areas, products for sale. The difference between Warrior One and any other fitness studios is that all of these areas enhance the yoga experience. One is embraced with a lovely and serene experience from start to finish. Bring on the Savasana.