Yogarise | Independent Yoga Studios in South London
Finding a peaceful yoga studio in the middle of London might seem a bit of a stretch.
But that’s precisely the vibe at Yogarise, whose flagship Peckham studio has been going for almost a decade with inclusive community classes, workshops, CPDs, and Teacher Training courses on offer, all led by some fantastic instructors.
The space is a light, airy, open studio with bare brick walls, warehouse-sized windows, and wooden floors with a few splashes of colour thrown in here and there. It’s perfectly tranquil, but they’ve allowed a little of the bustle of city life into it by doing away with a lot of the traditional formality, and explicitly making sure it’s not a “silent studio”. Though they ARE thankfully adhering to the tradition of having showers & changing rooms too.
If warehouses aren’t your thing, then head over to their Streatham studio tucked away just off the main High Road. This is the newest addition to the Yogarise family and includes a selection of warm classes (taught at 30 degrees) in addition to their usual offering. And if you prefer, you can even practise yoga and pilates at home, with live-streamed and pre-recorded classes that come as standard with their Unlimited Online or Studio packages.
The classes are genuinely quite astounding in their variety – there’s everything from Ashtanga, Yogasana and Yin yoga to Pregnancy, Postnatal, and Mandala Vinyasa. There’s even Rocket Yoga (which is apparently a sweat-heavy class with “some experience required” to join). Then there’s all the non-yoga stuff, which includes the likes of Dynamic Pilates, Reiki and Gong Meditations. Oh, and one little touch you might appreciate: they have consent cards you can place on your mat telling the teacher what level of contact you’re comfortable with.
In the summer they open up the rooftop for open air classes, and throughout the year they run multiple yoga & pilates retreats. They’re all fun and quite down-to-earth – in fact, this year they’re taking a trip down to Valencia, where guests will get beach yoga, private terraces for morning meditation, swimming overlooking the park, and a plenty of chances to explore the city too. Oh, and lots of yoga.
Basically, they’re more than just a bunch of posers.
NOTE: You can find out more, and book classes at Yogarise Peckham and/or Streatham on their website right HERE.
Yogarise Peckham | 133 Copeland Road, The Bussey Building First Floor, Yellow Stairs, SE15 3SN
Yogarise Streatham | 248A Streatham High Rd, London SW16 1HS
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