National Yoga Month: 5 Classes You Need to Try in LondonBy Gemma Perlin
September is officially National Yoga Month, a chance for the nation to be inspired by, and celebrate the incredible benefits of, the practice of yoga.
Whether you’re an age-old yogi looking for somewhere new to try or are interested in trying yoga for the first time to see how the practice could benefit you, for National Yoga Month look no further than MoveGB; the UK’s largest fitness membership platform that connects you with the nation’s favourite yoga studios, gyms and independent trainers. And when it comes to yoga, with so much variety on offer, there’s something for everyone – from HIIT yoga to flow yoga and everything in between. Here’s where to downward dog in London throughout September:
What: Set free those Monday blues and leave the city behind at Studio One Islington. Their classes welcome all levels, inviting everyone to come and flow with Vinyasa or try something new with their signature Studio One Method class – a unique fusion of yoga, Pilates, boxing, barre and mindfulness.
The Class: Combing HIIT with mindfulness, the Method classes bring you the best of dance cardio, boxing, yoga and pilates to tone and strengthen the body and mind.
When: Monday 3rd September
Where: 237 Caledonian Rd, London N1 1ED
What: Good Vibes is more than just a fitness studio; it’s a place dedicated to the enjoyment created by positive, fun and thoughtful exercise. They’ve built Good Vibes around classes that do just that, create good vibes: expert and compassionate teaching, and active relaxation to help inspire healthy living.
The Class: Conquer the mid-week hump with a lunchtime Vinyasa Flow class at Good Vibes Fitzrovia. A strong and sweaty flow, classes here offer a great opportunity to deepen your physical practice.
When: Wednesday 12th September
Where: 11 Tottenham Street, London W1T 2AG
What: They say a healthy body and mind makes for a happy life. At Om Shanti Yoga the focus is taking control of the body, mind and soul, offering a more calm and stress-free state of being. A stones throw away from London Bridge, the studio offers intimate classes to wind down at the end of a long day.
The Class: In this class, you get the opportunity to meditate in basic yoga poses designed to increase flexibility. This class is appropriate for all levels, and is a great addition to an established meditation practice.
When: Tuesday 18th September
Where: 81 Southwark Bridge Rd, London SE1 0NQ
This Class: The session combines the breath and linear flows of yoga with the expansion and free movement of dance. It works both your body and your mind at the same time, revealing your strength, fluidity and freedom.
When: Thursday 20th September
Where: 44-46 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6DR
What: Kick-start your weekend with a dynamic flow at The Corner House; Brook Green’s new neighbourhood hub. Classes here are playful, with a strong emphasis on breath and safe alignment. The perfect way to leave behind any stress from the working week and relax into the weekend.
The Class: The dynamic flow class helps calm the mind, build mental and physical strength, and flexibility.The practice leads you through a fun dynamic sequence of postures with a strong emphasis on the breath and safe alignment, incorporating variations that make the practice accessible to all levels.
When: Saturday 29th September
Where: 102-104 Shepherds Bush Rd, Hammersmith, London W6 7PD