If you are looking for a way to get fit, flexible and find peace of mind then Yoga is for you. There are literally thousands of classes in London and it can be hard to know where to start.
Below are four recommendations that I suggest you try. Yoga is a very personal journey so finding the right class and the right teacher is essential for you to enjoy your practice. I promise you once you have you will never stop and will be starting a journey to a more complete you.
My absolute favourite yoga studio are the Tri yoga based in Soho mainly because of the awesome teachers, They run classes for every level including beginners courses where if you have never taken a yoga class before are gently eased into the practice over a period of six to eight weeks.
The rooms themselves are airy and spacious though classes are booked full it just adds to the heat to get you nice and flexible very quickly. It was here I first discovered Ashtanga yoga and felt right at home but they also offer Pilates, vinyasa flow, mediation, Quigong and pregnancy yoga among many others. Intro offer is £40 for 30 days unlimited yoga.
Hot Yoga South
Tucked away in Balham is hot yoga south a purpose built hot yoga studio where you can practice Bikram yoga in 50% humidity. All the teachers have been certified by Bikram himself and they have a current offer of £45 for unlimited yoga for 30 days.
The heat allows detoxification of the body through sweat (don’t worry everyones sweaty that’s the point) and there are beginners through to advance classes. In addition the studio offers pregnancy yoga, children’s yoga and aerial yoga. A great place for a good stretch and cleanse.
Formally known as Jivamukti Yoga this yoga school is dedicated to the physical and intellectual aspects of yoga. They currently have an offer of £40 for consecutive classes which is great if you are a beginner to the practice.
Classes are based on a vinyasa flow integrating both breath and movement where the teacher will ask the student to hold extended asanas to take them deeper. The school also offers a number of workshops and lectures by renowned teachers.
Yoga in a warm tent which initially seems a little bizzare but these classes are popping up all over the place. You have to book a class in advance on their website but if you are looking for a yoga class with a twist then this is for you.
The classes themselves are based on vinyasa flow and are approximately £12 a go but if you need to work off those extra cakes you ate at the weekend then give it a go.