The London Yoga Scene: 7 places to find your zen in the Big Smoke

Sun Salutations in skyscrapers, warriors on rooftops and down faced dogs in old warehouse spaces… the yoga scene in London is pretty unique. And the beauty of it is you don’t have to be a member of any special club to be a part of it. All of the classes I’ve hand picked for you can be booked in relatively short notice and are on a pay per class basis. So find a time that works with you and get ready to add a twist of London style to your yoga practice!

So, whether you’re jetting to London for work, travelling through as part of a bigger adventure, or you’re a local looking for some fresh new classes to try out to get you fit for your next adventure, get your yoga booty to these classes and find out for yourself just how rad they are. If you want to experience the local yoga scene, these classes will transport you straight there before you can say Sivasana.

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Holly Giselle Yoga at Bohemia Place Pop Up in Hackney

GOOD FOR: Local vibes in boutique spaces

Guaranteed to transport you into a world of zen, these classes are not only in super quirky locations which ooze cool east London vibes, but they also come complete with incense and massage oil. Expect spirited sequences, deep stretching and a focus on using the breath and body to build some heat from within. Promising a healthy balance of thrill time and chill time with every yoga class Holly likes to add the odd R n B classic through Savasana too! Trust me, it’s good.

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Fat Buddha Yoga

GOOD FOR: The locations – including the Shard and Dalston Rooftop Park

The Shard, the Leadenhall Building and Ministry of Sound are among the awe-inspiring locations where you can get your yogi on with Fat Buddha Yoga. The instructors all ooze effortless London cool, including Jess herself (founder of FBY), and they’re sure to lead you through a both energetic and relaxing practice.

Oh and FBY have just started up a clothing line, so be check out their threads. You can buy them online and pick them up in class!

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Triyoga

GOOD FOR: Every single yoga ever

Seriously, this place is like a dream come true because of the huge amount of classes on offer. If you’re a yogi who’s looking for specific practice, or you just want to find something for a time of day that’s suits you, Triyoga will most probably have it. Centrally located in minimalistic, light and airy studios it’s also conveniently located. The Soho and Chelsea studios even have their very own organic juice bar, so be sure to treat yourself to a refreshing juice blast for ultimate body-is-my-temple vibes.

Triyoga also have a space in Covent Garden and Camden, check the website for class times.

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Yoga at the Sky Garden

Lou Burton doing side crow pose at the Sky Garden

GOOD FOR: Yoga and breakfast in an actual garden in the sky

As a rise-n-shine social thing with your besties or as a one-time experience when you’re visitng London – just go to this class. Because you’re in the freaking Sky Garden! Not only that, but you’ll get to enjoy a healthy and delicious breakfast while gazing out at breathtaking views of London (included in the price of the ticket). If you’re looking to push your yoga practice to new levels, this probably isn’t quite the right class, but from an experiential point of view it’s so much fun! Be sure to get your bestie to take pictures of you on your fave yoga pose among the wild foliage in the sky.

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Move your Frame Vinyassa with Marc Hatvani

GOOD FOR: Taking your yoga skills to new levels

Marc takes the Vinyassa Flow class on a Saturday morning at Frame in Shoreditch… and he takes it to mind-blowing levels. Raising your heart rate with a challenging and fast paced flow, this class is sure to take your yoga practice to a completely new place. Marc takes a progressive approach working in 6 to 10 week installments where week by week you’ll work towards advanced poses. Not recommended for complete beginners! But if you’re in the area and need a one off yoga class it’s definitely worth getting yourself to Marc’s class just to experience his teaching style and to get a new perspective on your practice.

Frame have multiple locations across London and offer heaps of yoga classes so if you can’t get to Marc’s class on a Saturday morning, then there is sure to be another class you can book on to.

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Hotpod Yoga

GOOD FOR: Getting very sweaty

Held in inflatable studios – aka ‘pods’ – these classes are sure to get you warm inside and out! Whether you haven’t tried hot yoga before or you’re a seasoned hot yogi, you’ll be sure to love the pod. With multiple locations across both London, there’s sure to be one close to you, so step into the pod and prepare to be immersed into a seriously heated Vinyassa flow.

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Lulu Lemon

GOOD FOR: Not spending any money…!

Held in Lulu Lemon stores she across central London, not only are the teachers rad but you can spend the first ten minutes eyeing up your next piece of yoga gear to muse over. Oh and… it’s FREE. Need I say any more?

Check out the Lulu Lemon Facebook Events page to see all their upcoming events. And be sure to turn up early to guarantee a spot on the mat.

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Have you tried any awesome yoga classes in London?

Where did you go? I’d love to know!

Or if you have any questions, please feel free to ask… i might know the answer, i might not, but i’ll try to point you in the right direction.

Stay wild adventurers!

with love, L x


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