September is officially National Yoga Month, which means it’s time to find – or bolster – your inner (humble) warrior with some of London’s best and most innovative yoga classes, from colour therapy yoga to aerial yoga
Lead image: ChromaYoga (photo courtesy MoveGB)
While yoga has really taken off in London over the last few years, firmly rooted itself into everyday modern culture and even influencing our fitness wardrobes, its development dates back some 5,000 years ago in Northern India.
So whether you’re a yogi pro looking for somewhere new to practice, or a novice interested in trying yoga for the first time, MoveGB is pulling all the stops out for National Yoga Month, reaching out to its 1,281 yoga partners to generate a yoga schedule for Londoners that will keep you inspired and feeling great throughout the month.
Monday 3 September
Sunrise yoga in the clouds at Yogasphere
Start the day with an energising yoga practice a view on Level 24 of the Shard. An hour of early morning mind, body and soul nurturing to leave you feeling supple, inspired, and ready for the day ahead.
Yogasphere, 24-25 The Shard, 32 London Bridge Street SE1 9SG; movegb.com
Friday 8 September
Aerial yoga at Flying Fantastic
Counteract gravity and clear your mind with an aerial yoga class, which allows you to move more freely with less effort. While suspended in the air, aerial yoga works on core strength while reducing tension in the bones and muscles, which in turn increases flexibility in the muscles and allows you to deepen your practice.
Arch 27, Old Union Yard Arches, 229 Union Street SE1 0LR; movegb.com
Wednesday 12 September
Colour therapy with Chroma Yoga
Conquer the mid-week hump and stimulate your senses with ChromaYoga, which combines yoga practice with light and colour therapy techniques, brain stimulating soundscapes and bespoke natural scents to create an immersive yoga and wellness experience.
45 Charlotte Road, Hackney EC2A 3PG; movegb.com
Thursday 20 September
Power yoga at Factory 45
Start the day with a strong Power Yoga class at Factory 45; an experimental studio space in the heart of Borough that is now home to art, music, fashion and fitness. Expect an upbeat strong class where dynamic yoga and longer holds meet to form a class like no other.
44-46 Newington Causeway, Elephant & Castle SE1 6DR; movegb.com
Friday 28 September
Yoga for all at More Yoga
By now you’re undoubtedly hooked and will be looking for regular classes to take your practice to the next level. More Yoga has a yoga-for-everyone policy, with affordable classes and 17 handy locations across London. Enjoy cosy studios and tranquil settings, as dedicated instructors give you the attention you need to enhance your practice and continue your journey.
Various locations. See movegb.com
MoveGB is the UK’s largest fitness membership platform with more than 6,000 partners, from yoga studios and gyms to independent trainers. All the classes listed below are available under one monthly membership with no time restrictions and no capping.
Prices vary based on the venues that you choose to have included. The most popular plan in London is around £100 per month including Virgin Active and unlimited access to high-end boutique studios.