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ROOFTOP YOGA: 5 OF THE BEST CLASSES

When it comes to summer fitness, exercising outside beats being stuck in side a sweaty gym. Want to workout with a view? Make the most of the warm weather and sign up to rooftop yoga. Here are five of the best classes to try in the capital

Fat Buddha Yoga, Dalston Roof Park

Whether you’re a yoga pro or a first-timer, Fat Buddah Yoga’s rooftop class will leave you feeling refreshed and energised for the weekend. FBY founder Jessica Skye welcomes all abilities to her Dalston session, which runs every Saturday, weather permitting. Booking is advised. Find out more about classes and timings at fatbuddahyoga.com

Tri Yoga on the roof, Selfridges

This summer, Tri Yoga has teamed up with Vintage Salt’s seaside-inspired rooftop restaurant at Selfridges to offer yoga with a view. Cold-pressed juices from The Juicery will be on offer during each session, which will run every Tuesday at 10-11am from 30 June – 1 September. The classes are suitable for all levels and mats are provided. Find out more at triyoga.co.uk.

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A Yogasphere class with a view

 Yogasphere, The View from The Shard

Where better to try out rooftop yoga than the tallest building in Europe? Leading yoga experts Mandy Jhamat and Leo Lourdes run Saturday morning sessions with goodie bags, healthy snacks and 360 degree views of the capital and beyond. When the sun is shining, classes will take place on the open-air viewing platform at level 72. Tickets are £40, available through advanced booking only. Find out more at yogasphere.eu

Secret Yoga Club, Peckham

Secret Yoga Club has organised a series of Saturday morning Vinyasa Flow classes at Peckham’s iconic car park. Stunning views aside, this rooftop space also offers a beautiful installation by Richard Wentworth, a Derek Jarman garden installation and the Ali Baba snack bar, which will be serving fresh juices. Sounds like the perfect way to start the weekend. Classes run from 10-11am on Saturdays. Tickets are available to book from Billetto for £12 per session. Find out more at secretyogaclub.co.uk

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A Yogarise rooftop session

Yogarise, Roof East Stratford and The Bussey Building, Peckham

Yogarise has set up camp on the eighth floor of the Stratford Centre and the rooftop of B Block at the Bussey Building. With classes led by some of capital’s best instructors plus panoramic views on offer at both venues, yogis will be in heaven here. The Rooftop Film Club shares the spaces with Yogarise, which means there’s plenty of time to take a well-deserved break after an hour of sun salutations. Drop-in tickets are available for £10 at Stratford. Tickets must be pre-booked for sessions in Peckham. Find out more at yogarise.com

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