Health & Fitness

09/09/18


The Best Yoga Classes In London

Finding a decent yoga class in London can sometimes leave you feeling a little stretched…

Which is exactly why we’ve pulled together the following list. Taking into consideration everything from the studio space to the pricing, we’ve scoured the internet on your behalf, and decided on what we believe to be the best of the best. Whether you’re looking for somewhere calm and unjudgemental to learn the basics, or you can do handstands in your sleep, there’s something for you.

See what you think.

 

Triyoga | Camden, Chelsea, Ealing, Shoreditch, Soho

Triyoga, Chelsea
Image: Triyoga, Chelsea

As the name suggests, Triyoga was set up to provide a space for people to indulge in what the team behind it would consider to be three vital components to living a happy, healthy life: yoga; pilates; and treatments. Focusing in on the yoga, they offer a huge variety of classes for all abilities – everything from beginners yoga to hot yoga, in a room heated at 38 degrees. They also run various workshops, and courses, allowing you to spend anywhere from a couple of days to a week really focusing in on your practice. For anyone looking for the ultimate refresh, they also run retreats. Hosted everywhere from the UK countryside to Marrakesh, they’re the ideal way to properly improve, whilst also immersing yourself in nature, eating well, and generally remembering how to relax.

Address: various
Types of yoga available: dynamic (Ashtanga, Jivamukti, Vinyasa); hot; non postural (meditation and breath work); therapeutic (for injury or illness); pregnancy; baby
Cost: drop-in: £17; 10 classes: £13.50/class
For more information
, or to book, visit their website here.

 

Fierce Grace | Primrose Hill, Brixton, Hoxton, Muswell Hill, Kentish Town, Finchley 

Fierce Grace

If you want to get a sweat on, go to Fierce Grace. Also, if you think you want to get your sweat on, but you’re not quite sure. It comes to you courtesy of Michele Pernetta who was actually a student of Bikram Choudhury himself for many years. Michele then decided to move from LA to the UK back in the 1990s, taking Bikram with her (the practice, not the man). Unlike most other yoga studios who split their classes up by style, all of Fierce Grace’s classes are a blend of hatha, Bikram, and Ashtanga, with the difference being either the focus – maybe on a particular body part – the length, or the intensity.  That said, all classes are open to everyone, including beginners. If you’ve never done yoga before, or your injured, the teachers will happily offer you adjustments to make sure you’re working at a level you’re comfortable with.

Fierce Grace also offer week long retreats where you can disappear off into the hills of Tuscany or Spain, clear your mind, and refine your practice.

Address: 53-55 East Rd, Hoxton, London, N1 6AH
Types of yoga available: hot, although they have eight different classes of varying lengths and intensity 
Cost: drop-in: £13-£17
For more information
, or to book, visit their website here.

 

Another Space | Covent Garden, Bank

Another Space

Another Space is a series of sleek, ultra-modern fitness studios, offering yoga, HITT, and Cycle classes. Yoga wise you can opt for any of three options: a standard 45 minute class (which is essentially a fast-paced combination of traditional poses, aimed at getting your heart-rate up); a standard 60 minute class (which, again, is the same, except longer); or a 45 minute hot yoga class, which isn’t too dissimilar, although in room cranked up to 45 degrees. They also do the occasional longer 2-3 hour workshop, focusing either on a specific yoga styls, or helping you master skills like inversions. Finally, they do the occasional community yoga class, allowing you to practice with one of their leading teachers, totally free of charge.

Address: Covent Garden: 4-10 Tower Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9NP; Bank: 40 Coleman Street, London, EC2R 5EH
Types of yoga available: standard and hot
Cost: drop-in: £22
For more information
, or to book, visit their website here.

 

Frame | Fitzrovia, Hammersmith, King’s Cross, Victoria, Shoreditch, Farringdon

Frame, Hammersmith
Image: Frame, Hammersmith

Opening back in 2009, Frame was set up by Pip Black and Joan Murphy to offer a more positive approach to health and fitness. Rather than spending hours pounding away on a running machine, they wanted to offer classes – dance, yoga, boxing, barre, and more – that were actually enjoyable, helping you to get fit at the same time. They’re all totally inclusive, and there are zero judgements, so whether you’re there for their 45 non-stop Frame Eave, or for Carnival Rebounding (jumping up and down on a trampoline to Carnival songs) you can totally throw yourself into it unhinbitated.

More specifically about the yoga, they have plenty of options available, from Yoga Basics (a class focused on teaching beginners all of the basic postures and techniques) to Power Yoga (a much more challenging class with the option of complex binds, inversions, and arm balances). They also offer a number of longer workshops, including Reset, aimed at counter-acting the negative effects of working at a desk, realigning your spine, and improving your day to day posture.

Address: various
Types of yoga available: Slow Flow; Mandala Flow; Yoga Basics; Yin; Restorative; Dynamic Vinyasa
Cost: regular drop-in: £15; reformer drop-in: £20
For more information, or to book, visit their website here.

 

Yogarise | Peckham, Streatham, Covent Garden

Yogarise

Yogarise is a relaxed, neighbourhood studio that – whilst appreciating the seriousness of yoga, in particular the huge range of health benefits – ultimately just want you to have fun. They offer a whole range of classes, everything from Yin-Yang to Mindful Flow. Plus they offer dedicated beginner sessions for anyone totally new or nervous. Price wise, they’re definitely on the lower side of things, not to mention they offer regular community classes which are either totally free or based on donation. In the summer in Peckham you can do rooftop yoga, otherwise they also offer a range of retreats in beautiful scenic places like Portugal where not only do you get to indulge in three hours of yoga a day, you can also opt in for meditation classes, and massages, alongside jusrt general time to explore, visit beaches, and take it easy.

Address: Peckham: 133 Rye Lane Second Floor, Unit B 2.1, London, SE15 4ST ; Steatham: The High Parade, 24-26 Streatham High Rd, Streatham, London SW16 1EX; Covent Garden: 13 Mercer St, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9QJ
Types of yoga available:
Cost:
off-peak: £12; regular: £14
For more information
, or to book, visit their website here.

 

Last updated: 24th November 2020 | Main image: Triyoga, Ealing

 


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