Searching for the best yoga studios in London for 2019? We’ve rounded up the best yoga classes in the city, from bedside classes in your luxe hotel room to totally zen minimalist studios in your neck of the woods (and the best kit, for once you’ve found your match).
Best Yoga Classes in London
The recently opened Re:Centre, perched on the riverside in Hammersmith, is a beautiful, bright space offering daily yoga classes, workshops and events alongside a lovely on-site cafe, serving up a seasonal vegetarian menu featuring local ingredients.
At new immersive yoga studio FLY LDN, technology actually helps you switch off. The dark studio space is lit up by a huge HD screen, which shows a series of images and videos of serene landscapes: from crashing waves to snow covered mountain tops. Choose between 45, 60 or 75 minute signature yoga flows, or for ultra calm go for their candlelit ‘Chill’ class, perfect for stressed city workers keen to unwind after a long day. Here, it’s all about going back to basics – no jargon, no cliquey feel, just great yoga with an interesting twist. First class is £10
Studio One, Islington
This boutique North London fitness studio runs a delightfully calming Candlelit Vinyasa class a couple of times a week – the perfect way to close the working day. You can also buy tickets to attend their Sound Bath Relaxation sessions, which run on various Sundays throughout the year (). Drop-in yoga £15,
The Power Yoga Company
This studio in Fulham has established itself as the destination for power yoga, last year celebrating its 10th birthday. With a huge variety of yoga classes on offer at all hours of the day, seven days a week, you have no excuses not to fit practice into your schedule. Power Yoga is especially good for improving strength, balance and flexibility, helped greatly by the hand-picked selection of the best teachers in town. The nurturing and relaxed environment makes the studio perfect for newbies and advanced yogis alike. First-timers pay £15 for 3 classes; drop-in from £14.
Psycle is best known for their cult-like spin sessions, but they recently started offering yoga too. Classes range from beginners to very tough – ‘Power Flow’ is a cardio/yoga hybrid class, while their OMFG class is described as ‘the toughest, sweatiest yoga class in town’. Get involved, if you dare.
The yoga classes on offer at Bhuti yoga and wellness centre in Richmond are seriously good. Try the Iyengar yoga for just the right balance between energising and relaxing practice to start your day or destress after work. Alongside a full schedule of yoga and pilates classes for all ages (take the really young along with you to the mother and baby classes) and abilities, there are treatment rooms for luxe spa treatments, and holistic and alternative therapies from reflexology to tarot reading. Become a member for unlimited classes and access to the workspaces and members lounges. Oh, the organic café on site is a brilliant spot for a healthy lunch, too. Individual classes from £16 drop-in.
FREE: Lululemon London
It is possible to find some seriously good yoga classes in the capital without breaking the bank; Lululemon offer complimentary Yoga classes in-store every week on different days, at various stores in London. We can’t promise you won’t want to splash out on some new kit while you’re there, though. Find out where your .
Frame Yoga Studio, Kings Cross
Part of the hugely popular Frame group, the standalone studio at Kings Cross is well worth a visit for excellent classes in the capital (Managing Editor Anastasia Bernhardt recommends David Kam’s classes in particular). They offer ‘Anti-Desk Yoga’, a class specially designed to ease the tensions of office workers. Great as a lunchtime pick-me-up (between slouching over spreadsheets,) it’s a class of gentle flow which focuses on releasing the shoulders and improving posture with long holds, to boost flexibility, de-stress and energise. Classes start at £9.
Stretch London, Broadway Market & Columbia Road
As well as traditional classes, Stretch also run functional classes to compliment your practice, such as kettlebells, TRX, HIIT and calisthenics. The even run a Calma Club, a class for 3-5 year olds for the mini-yogis in your life. Classes start at £13.
Centric: 3Tribes, Crouch End
This is one of the only places in London where you can experience a 50:50 mix of spinning/ HIIT and yoga, so within the hour, you’ll have a hot, fast and sweaty cycle class then hop off the bike to your mat for vinyasa and deep long stretches. The gym’s name refers to the three fitness tribes on offer, rider, warrior or zen. Pick your tribe and enjoy. Classes from £15.
Kula, St John’s Hill
With Bikram Hot Yoga, Vinyasa, Yin, Meditation, Pregnancy and Kids Yoga, I.Flo and Dynamic Pilates all in one place, this is a really great yoga studio for Clapham-based folk. We’d particularly recommend the warm Vinyasa classes for those who like the idea of Bikram, but can’t stand the heat. Classes start at £20.
Equinox, Kensington and St James’s
Gyms are usually a fairly hectic environment, particularly during the after-work rush on weeknight evening – but not E by Equinox, the second London branch of the luxury American gym chain. This h gym is an oasis of calm, with a zen atmosphere running throughout the club. Unsurprisingly, this lends itself well to the yoga classes, taught in the spacious studio at the top of the club away from the main gym floor. Classes are intimate, with just a few people in each, meaning you’re given individual coaching throughout, and the studio is light and airy with a range of polished equipment available to use. Power vinyasa is their most popular class, but a number of other types are on offer including hatha and iyengar. After your practice, take a leisurely shower in the stunning changing rooms, complete with everything you could ever need – from dressing gowns to make up remover to fresh coffee to in-locker chargers.
The Kensington branch of Equinox is also a really beautiful space to practice yoga, this studio is housed in a historic Art Deco building at the foot of the Royal Parks. A great place to catch a sunrise or sunset class thanks to the airy rooms with natural lighting. Classes include power yoga, dynamic vinyasa, and classic vinyasa.
MOVE by Market Halls
Light and airy with plants dotted around, the new boutique studio above Fulham’s Market Halls is a lovely yoga spot. After class, pop downstairs for a bite to eat in the food hall, which offers everything from the healthy to the decadent.
Triyoga, Camden, Chelsea, Soho & Covent Garden
With a focus on finding the class that’s right for you, there are dozens of options available at the four Triyoga locations. Their inclusive attitude makes them a popular choice for kids, teens, mums and older yoga fans, as well as the typical legging-clad crew. Classes start at £17, but you can try a month of unlimited classes for £40.
Sangyé Yoga School, Kensal Rise
If you’re more into the spiritual side of practice, this could be the studio for you. Yoga at Sangyé is a spiritual practice which allows for movement from ego to awakening. Forget fitness classes, this practice is about getting out of your overactive mind and connecting with breath and body. Prices start at £16.
Another Space, Covent Garden
‘Everything you need, nothing you don’t’ is the tagline of this minimalist studio in central London, which is hugely popular with the young Soho crowd. As well as excellent classes you can sign up for cycle and HIIT sessions to get your heart rate up. The juice and smoothie bar is worth a post-class visit, too. Classes from £20.
Get your sweat on at one of Yogahaven’s hot yoga classes, which take place in studios across Clapham, Richmond and Birmingham. They teach a unique style of hot yoga called ‘leela’, which means ‘play’ in Sanskrit, and aims to create ‘magical and fun’ yoga classes which leave you feeling revitalised. If you’d rather avoid the heat, they offer traditional yoga classes too for all abilities. Classes start from £11 (for a drop in session), various membership levels also available.
The Hot Spot Yoga
Tucked away in pretty Parsons Green you’ll find The Hot Spot Yoga, a friendly studio offering a variety of hot yoga classes. If you’re a newbie to Bikram, start with the 60-minute class and build up to the classic 90-minute session. Their candelit classes in the evenings are perfect for winding down after the day, although be warned: it’s not an easy ride. Bring lots of water! Classes start from £20 (for a drop in session).
If you fancy a yoga class with a difference, try Chroma Yoga in Shoreditch. Classes use colour therapy to combat the amount of blue light from our screens, with colour-coded sessions geared towards different purpose. For instance, orange is slower paced, pink is restorative, yellow wakes us up and blue increases energy.
The Best Yoga Kit
Now you’ve found your perfect class, we bring you the best kit on the market…
Grippy socks are a yoga must-have, and these colourful cushioned ones from Pointe Studio are our top pick.
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