Get fit in style with Refinery 29’s round-up of London’s most beautiful yoga studios
A haven in hectic Covent Garden, Another Space is a minimalist’s dream. Think fresh white walls, clean lines and greenery. Offering pay-as-you-go yoga classes (as well as cycle and HIIT), they take the soundtrack very seriously with yoga playlists curated by London DJ and yoga instructor, Jessica Skye. The studios are spacious and the practice dynamic, with sequences that will up your heart rate and get the endorphins flowing. Lather yourself in Cowshed products and refuel at the Detox Kitchen café before heading back into the madness. Trust us when we say you’ll leave feeling like a new person.
Classes from £20; anotherspace.london
Exposed brickwork, vaulted concrete ceilings and cast-iron pillars – this converted Victorian tram depot could be mistaken for a craft brewery. Don’t let the bar fool you, though; it serves bone broth not beer. Yes, really. Situated in Clapton, head to BLOK for dynamic classes that are sure to stretch you out as well as get you sweaty. Plus, as well as offering yoga and exercise classes, the studio is also an evolving exhibition space displaying local artists’ work.
Classes from £14; blocklondon.com
A nifty, novel and yet transformative new approach to yoga, ChromaYoga combines colour therapy, scent and sound with specially chosen yoga sequences. As a teacher leads the class, bold coloured light filters dictate the atmosphere of the room while essential oils fill the air. It looks good, smells good and feels good. What’s not to like? Based out of east London’s Redchurch Street, ChromaYoga launches in January, so the classes aren’t overrun…yet.
Sign up on the website now. chromayoga.co.uk
If you like your yoga hot, Fierce Grace is for you. Founded by Michele Pernetta – the yogi responsible for bringing Bikram to London in the ’90s – and offering six different types of hot yoga, from deep core to wild, there is sure to be a class to suit your level, style or mood. And at 38 degrees, it’s an ideal way to warm up in the winter months. Their flagship studio in Old Street is beautiful and comes complete with state-of-the-art facilities and quirky details. They also have studios in Kilburn and Queen’s Park and franchises across London (and the UK), all channelling Fierce Grace’s signature good vibes.
Classes from £17; fiercegrace.com
Heartcore’s ninth studio sees the boutique fitness brand opening its doors in a second location in Notting Hill. A three-storey former boozer has been transformed into a stunning and light new yoga centre. Offering a mix of strengthening Power Yoga, mind-nurturing Yin Yoga and a brand new yoga and spin hybrid class, Ride2Tone, there is something for everyone. An intimate venue with a real homely feel, we love how evening classes take place by candlelight.
Classes from £18; heartcore.co.uk
THE POWER YOGA COMPANY
Situated in a New York-style warehouse in leafy Fulham, this old glass artist’s studio has been transformed into two sunlit spaces perfect for yoga. The first of its kind to offer Power Yoga in London – a physically challenging yet mind-calming practice – an hour spent here will be the most serene of your week. If you have time to spare pre- or post-class, refuel with smoothies, juices and snacks at the excellent on-site café.
Classes from £11; thepoweryogaco.com
YOGASPHERE AT THE SHARD
While not strictly speaking a studio, we can’t think of a more beautiful spot for yoga than 310 metres above ground level in one of Europe’s tallest buildings. Yogasphere run classes all over London but their Saturday-morning sessions at The Shard are something special. Practice takes place at the highest accessible point of The Shard, the open-air viewing platform on Level 72, and in the summer months is even open to the elements. A totally unique experience, don’t forget your phone – you’ll want to snap a photo of this one.
Classes from £40; yogasphere.eu
Located in the heart of Dalston, Yoke is a brand new yoga and wellness studio in the vibrant Stamford Works complex. With a creative and community-focused vibe, Yoke’s neighbours include artists, musicians and designers. Sunlit and airy, the fresh aesthetic and touches of greenery make for a truly beautiful place to practise. Start your Sunday morning right with their famous yoga brunch, an uplifting Vinyasa Flow followed by a delicious feast courtesy of Brunswick East café.