Searching for the best yoga studios in London for 2018? 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 Power Yoga Company
This studio in Fulham has established itself as the destination for power yoga, recently 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. thepoweryogaco.com
Studio One, Islington
This boutique North London fitness studio runs a delightfully calming Candlelit Vinyasa class three times a week – the perfect way to close the working day. You can also buy tickets to attend their monthly Gong Bath Meditation workshops which many consider life-changing (book here). Drop-in yoga £15, studioone.co
The yoga classes on offer at Bhuti yoga and wellness centre in Richmond 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. bhuti.co
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 nearest free yoga classes are happening here.
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 (Food & Features Editor Anastasia Bernhardt recommends David Kam’s classes in particular). New this year is ‘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. moveyourframe.com
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. stretch-london.com
Centric: 3Tribes, Crouch End
This is one of the only places in London where you can experience a 50:50 mix of spinning/ HITT 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. 3tribes.co.uk
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. kulawellbeing.co.uk
The Yoga Studio at Equinox, Kensington
A really beautiful space to practice yoga, this studio space 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. equinox.com
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. triyoga.co.uk
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. sangyeyoga.com
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, anotherspace.london
The Best Yoga Kit
Now you’ve found your perfect class, we bring you the best kit on the market…
Loved by some of the world’s best-known yogis and bloggers, the Liforme Mat offers the very best grip to help you enhance your yoga practice. It’s made from planet and body-friendly materials and is slightly wider, longer and more cushioned than your average mat, without being bulkier. Worth the investment.
Get two leggings for the price of one; these Sweaty Betty yoga pants are black on the other side so you can switch things up depending on your mood.
Grippy socks are a yoga must-have, and these colourful cushioned ones from Pointe Studio are our top pick.
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