Looking to pick up a new skill or immerse in an enriching activity in Seoul? Whether you’re a long-term foreign resident in Korea or a short-term visitor, you’ll find lots of day classes and workshops that you can sign up for. From cooking and perfume-making, to yoga and K-Pop dance classes, you will definitely discover something for you to enjoy!
Here’s a list of the best classes in Seoul that you can book online (New users get $3 or ₩3,000 off first booking 🎉):
Pottery Class in Seoul
Ever tried your hand at pottery? If not, visit Bitda Ceramic Studio in Guro-go, Seoul! This institution offers fun classes, like pottery (where you can make dishes, bowls, and cups) and hand painting (where you get to design your own mug!). For avid potters, you’ll enjoy the Character Pottery and the Pottery Wheel Experience. The studio also offers a Ceramic Art course for those who are looking for a more in-depth session!
Bitda’s pottery classes in Seoul regularly cost ₩30,000 or $26 per person (starting price), but you can book on WAUG here for only ₩14,000 or $12!
Cooking & Kimchi Class in Seoul
If you have mad love for Korean cuisine and want to learn how to make a couple of its iconic dishes, then book this 2-hour cooking class in Seoul. It’s offered by an established food and tour company and will teach you how to make Haemul Pajeon (Seafood Pancake), Bibimbap, Bulgogi, Dakbokkeumtang (Spicy Chicken Stew), and more. For intermediate cooks, you can also sign up for their intermediate class that’ll teach you how to handle meats and make Korean BBQ!
If you’re thinking about joining this cooking class for foreigners, I’d also recommend signing up for the food tour that’s also offered by the same company. You’ll find more details when you click below:
K-Pop Dance Class in Seoul
Taught by the passionate back-up dancers of BTS, Big Bang, TVXQ, and Super Junior, this class in Seoul will be a real delight for aspiring performers and K-Pop fans. The class is beginner-friendly, so it won’t matter if you don’t have any background in dance. (I’m no dancer, and even when there were a few challenging moves, the experience was really fun!)
Get ready to move your body to the latest K-Pop tunes. Book a Group Session below for only ₩30,000 or $26 (regularly costs ₩38,000 or $33), or sign up for a Private Class for ₩200,000 or $174!
Yoga Classes in Seoul
If you’re looking to join a yoga class in Seoul, then I’d recommend for you to sign up with GOTO Fitness, an established gym chain in South Korea. Not only will you get to experience satisfying yoga classes, you can also participate in their Taebo, Zumba, and pilates sessions.
Gym membership options at GOTO include 1, 3, 6, and 12 months, and come with the following: access to over 50 gyms nationwide (Seoul, Gyeonggi, and Busan areas), classes, complimentary sportswear rental, home training programs, shower room access, healing room usage, and more!
If you’re not ready to commit to long-term fitness just yet, then I suggest booking a 3-month membership first so you can try out their classes and workout spaces. It regularly costs ₩390,000 or $330, but, you can book here for only ₩132,000 or $116! (Rates subject to change without notice.)
Perfume-Making Class in Seoul
Ever wanted to create your own scent? If you’re like the main character of the K-Drama My ID is Gangnam Beauty, then join this intensive day class in Seoul! Offered by Crescent in Gangnam, this session will have you mixing scents, changing scents, and, of course, making one! Rates start at ₩65,000 or $57, but you can book the class below at a discounted price:
Handmade Stamp & Hanji Classes in Seoul
Get artsy in Insadong! If you want to do something worthwhile on the weekend, you can participate in this stamp-making class where you’ll get to learn about seal production and make your own traditional stamp.
You can also consider booking this Hanji Class in Seoul, which will teach you how to make a hand fan, jewelry box, or a flower lamp using traditional Korean paper (which I personally found fascinating).
Looking for more worthwhile and enriching things to do? If you want to experience something a little more thrilling, you can also book a session in Gangnam Shooters Club and try your hand at a pistol or sniper rifle! This one’s technically not a class, but you’ll be guided by skilled shooters throughout the activity.
How to Book Workshops & Day Classes in Seoul
WAUG is the No. 1 activity booking platform from South Korea. If you’re unfamiliar with booking classes online, then just follow these 5 simple steps:
- Log in or sign up for an account here. (New users get extra $3 or around ₩3,000 off first booking!)
- Go to the booking page of your preferred class in Seoul:
- Select the date and provide other customer information.
- Check out with your Visa, Mastercard, or AMEX.*
- Wait for your mobile voucher/s, which we’ll send via email and the WAUG app, which you can download below:
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