Yoga is not only a great form of physical exercise but a great form of mental exercise too. It is an exercise that has something for everyone with easier moves for beginners and more advanced moves for those who want to push themselves. There are lots of different types of yoga like Vinyasa, Lyengar, Bikram, and Kundalini to name a few, so you can find the one that best suits you. Yoga offers many benefits like mood improvement, weight loss, reduction in stress levels, increased flexibility, and increased strength. With so many places offering yoga, we’ve put together a few of our favourite London yoga studios.
Another space is based in Covent Garden and the perfect studio for those who want to try Vinyasa and hot yoga. The friendly reception team show newcomers around the studio, and with large white open spaces and personalised scents for each studio this doesn’t feel like your ordinary gym. For the hot yoga sessions infra-red heating creates a dry pleasant warmth so you almost feel like you’re abroad and workout and shower towels are provided and there are even ghd straighteners available to use, so you can leave feeling refreshed.
Battersea yoga despite being in the heart of London has a rural retreat feel making it easy to leave behind the hustle and bustle of city life. The rural and rustic style of the studio gives it a cosy warm atmosphere with big windows letting in masses of light. There are yoga styles for more energetic practice, breath focused practice and a pilates/yoga infusion. All classes are guided and inclusive to ensure you feel fully supported during your yoga journey.
Good Vibes is the studio for the busy professional who still wants to integrate yoga into their lives. It focuses on grounded, practical, and mindful practice with infrared technology used to warm the body increasing flexibility and providing a more challenging workout. Classes combine Vinyasa flow, revitalising yin and deep meditation through Yoga Nidra. Classes aim to generate positivity and sociability while increasing your health and wellbeing.
Yoga West has multiple locations in West London, with each one having a welcoming and relaxed feel. Even the Slow Flowing yoga classes are still vigorous so that no matter what class you take you will work up a sweat. Teachers make sure everyone in the class can keep up, suggesting modified poses if needed. The studio is a large open space with large windows flooding the area with warm natural light giving it a soothing feel perfect for yoga.
Global House Yoga is a city sanctuary which allows independent yoga teachers to run classes in the converted warehouse near London Bridge. It offers classes for beginners and intermediates and is one of the only studios in London to offer Shadow yoga classes which focuses on promoting energy balance between light and dark, strength and flexibility. Each teacher brings a slightly different style to the class so there is always variation, and classes take place in a large brick and woodwork studio furnished with yoga themed artwork.
Rooted yoga in East London follows the philosophy that you should listen to your body and feed your soul, and these classes do just that. Music is a big part of Rooted yoga with soundtracks designed to keep you focused and stimulate your mind and body played during classes. The main type of yoga is restorative slow Vinyasa flow, and classes are for beginners all the way to intermediates.