A yoga and movement space unlike any other has opened in historic Spitalfields on Fashion Street. Set in a four-storey, 15,000 sq ft Victorian warehouse, Mission is the largest of its kind in Europe, boasting five lofty studios, three treatment rooms, a sauna and a highly-regarded, relaxed restaurant with a stunning rooftop terrace overlooking the City’s skyline. In short: it’s a theme park for yoga lovers.

Mission: The Lowdown

Mission was born out of the desire to reunite communities separated by Covid and social division by creating a new framework in which yoga and movement can flourish; one that responds to modern times and creates the best conditions for change.

During lockdown, founders and friends Genny Wilkinson Priest and Simon Davies came up with an idea that would fundamentally change how yoga is taught and practised in the 21st century. Teachers and students would be better represented, the local community more included, and classes more accessible to those financially in need.

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Mission: The Classes

Mission is more than ‘just’ a yoga studio – it will provide space for many different types of classes, offering a rarely combined breadth of holistic experiences to encourage a balanced way of life among students.

Visitors to Mission will have a choice of Rocket, Iyengar Yoga, Vinyasa, Mysore-style Ashtanga, Hot Yoga, Kundalini, Dharma, Meditation, Pilates, Breathwork, Calisthenics, Capoeira, Handstands, Mobility and Strength Training.

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Mission: The Spaces

Mission features five studios, three treatment rooms and a sauna, as well as a retail space stocking a carefully curated selection of affordably priced and environmentally conscious products. Mission’s studios  vary in size from intimate spaces to its largest flagship studio that can take 75 people.

On the top floor is where you’ll find Maene – a 54-cover restaurant, with a bar and rooftop terrace headed and operated by Nick Gilkinson of Townsend Restaurant at the Whitechapel Gallery. Celebrating European bistro culture, Maene is a relaxed affair, with modern cooking using British produce.

For further information on Mission, see here.

7-9 Fashion St, London E1 6PX