Is ‘new year, new me’ your current mantra? Or maybe you’re looking for a bit of peace after a busy start to the year in the city? Whether you’re a yoga pro or novice, grab a mat and get ready to beat the post-Christmas bulge with these fantastic classes.
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Yoga Virgins with Fat Buddha Yoga
Albert House, 1-3 Singer Street, EC2A 4BQ
January and February 2016 (Every Saturday, 1-2pm)
First stop, Fat Buddha Yoga! Growing in popularity in the city, this yoga club bills itself as ‘a modern approach to the ancient art and science of yoga for the next generation of urban yogis’. With the ‘Yoga Virgins’ classes catering for beginners, not knowing your cobra from your eagle is no excuse to not try this out. So save an hour next Saturday and book a class.
Yoga Brunch with Yogasphere
Buddha Bar, 125 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7PA
Every Sunday, 11am-2pm
Yogasphere’s weekly Yoga Brunch is a must-do if you fancy a more elaborate experience! Welcome to a whole new yoga event that will kick-start your Sunday in the mellow surroundings of Buddha Bar, with some brunch to follow too – double win. The Yoga Brunch is made up of a one hour yoga class followed by a deliciously healthy brunch and detox juice. You’ll even get a complimentary goodie bag when you leave. What’s not to love?! Get yourself booked in for an experience here, whether it be with friends or a solo visit.
9-15 Helmsley Place, E8 3SB
Time to crank the heat up! Hackney’s Hotpod Yoga offers classes across London with a high impact, high heat workout for all abilities. So what’s this ‘hotpod’? It’s a portable studio that inflates in the form of a cosy pod, and is where the action happens. At 37°C, the pod offers a dimly-lit, calming environment for your yoga class – bringing accessible, hot yoga to a studio near you! The class timetable is viewable here.
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Secret Yoga Club
Dalston Heights, 230 Dalston Lane, E8 1LA
28 January, 7-10pm
This yoga troupe bring pop-up yoga events to spots across the city, often in conjunction with brands and venues. Expect an extraordinary yoga experience at some of the city’s best hidden gems! This month they’re popping up at super cool loft venue Dalston Heights, near Hackney Downs Station. Expect a relaxed atmosphere with the space decorated in flowers and candles to set up a serene yoga experience, followed by a gong bath and a two course meal. A goodie bag will also be yours! Book your tickets today.
And finally, a great pick for any age and any ability is Tri Yoga. With an intro that lets you know ‘you don’t need to be 25, supple, a size 6 and eat tofu to benefit from yoga’, Tri Yoga is the answer to all of us who are questioning whether we should take up yoga this year! Whether you’re new, experienced or somewhere inbetween, the range of classes on offer is huge and you’ll find something suited to your needs. There’s even classes for toddlers and teens! View all the options here.
Are you thinking about taking up yoga in 2016? Comment below, and if you’re a regular – let us know where your favourite London yoga classes happen!