Yoga in London, England. A list of yoga classes and teachers in London
The number of yoga classes on offer in London iscertainly a tribute to the popularity of yoga in the UK. There areprobably more yoga classes on offer in London that in any otherEuropean city, and a number of yoga centres cater for all taste andabilities.
Ashtanga is available all over London, and is probablynow more popular than any other yoga style, with dedicated practionnersflocking to early morning self practice sessions (often starting at6:30 am) before going to work. Please note, the following list ofplaces is by no mean exhaustive!
Triyoga, the purpose built, state of the art centre in PrimroseHill has some excellent teachers and caters for all levels ofexperience. If you have your own practice you can try Self Practice Mysore style, which runs daily 6.30-9.30am. Their Ashtanga BeginnersCourse runs for eight weeks every eight weeks. Classes range in pricefrom £8.50 for an hour and a quarter, to £10 fortwo hours. Triyoga is at 6 Erskine Mews, London NW3 3AJ. Tel 020 74833344 www.triyoga.co.uk.
The Life Centre in Notting Hill also has a range of yoga classes,mostly Ashtanga, ranging in price from £ 8 (one hour) to£ 10 (2 hours). The Life Centre is at 15 Edge Street, LondonW8 7PN. 020 7221 4602. www.thelifecentre.org.
There are very busy Self Practice sessions at Diorama, 34 Osnaburgh St,NW1 with Hamish Hendry (one of only three teachers in the UKto be certified by Patthabi Jois). Prices start at £36 for 1day a week for four weeks, increasing to £120 for 5 days aweek for four weeks, or £ 10 for a drop in. Visit the website astangayoga.co.ukfor phone numbers and more information.
Yogahome, 11 Allen Road, London N16 8SB, 020 7249 2425, www.yogahome.comoffers an early morning ashtanga practice, as well as other styles ofyoga for all levels. Classes price range between £ 7.50 and£ 10, depending on how long the class is, and how manyclasses you book.
Yoga Junction, run by Tara Fraser and Nigel Jones, at City North,Finsbury Park, London, N4. web-site – www.yogajunction.co.uk e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org tel – 020 83416636 offers Ashtanga (including a self practice class)along with various other styles of yoga.
Gingi Lee and a group of dedicated teachers hold astanga vinyasa(beginners and self-practice classes), restorative practice,Birthlight yoga classes for pregnancy, baby & kids as well asmonthly workshops at The Shala ,Balham,London SW12 8QW: 0208-6700925 www.theshala.co.uk
A variety of styles, including ashtanga, are available at the YogaPlace, First Floor, 449-453 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 9QH, http://www.yogaplace.co.uk,and they also organise a number of interesting week end workshops.
Thriving classes in astanga, as well as hatha and kundalini yoga can befound in a peaceful, centrally-located studio near London Bridge atYoga Globe House, 2a Crucifix Lane, London SE1, 020 7378 1177, http://www.globehouse.org/for full details. Prices range from £6 to £10 for60 or 90-minute sessions. This is one of the few places in London wherestudents of Shandor Remete’s teach, another is West London Yoga,where Viryam Robertson teaches his Shadow Yoga in the lovely 1920’swood-panelled Porchester Small Hall just off Queensway in Bayswater,north of Hyde Park. Contact number 7866 319 289.
BREATHE (http://www.breatheonline.com)offers private yoga instruction (as well as massage treatments) forindividuals and small groups in homes and offices all over London. Cost£50 per hour (with no limit on class size andteachers/therapists available seven days a week).
Unlike other yoga schools, the London School Of Yoga™ giveseach student a bespoke programme based on ashtanga yoga and builtaround their individual strengths. As the student develops, they movethrough eight different grades, from beginners to advanced. See theirwebsite http://www.londonschoolofyoga.com or call 0870 4460205 for details. Classes in Hampstead and Mill Hill London, price from£ 30 per month, based on 8 classes.
With ashtanga being all the rage, one could forget thatthere are a number of centres in London offering other styles of yoga.
The Iyengar Yoga institute in Maida Vale, a well equipped, purposebuilt centre with two large studios caters for all abilities, includingteacher training, and is one of the only places in London where you canlearn pranayama. Classes range in price from £ 5.50to £ 8.50, and they organise a number of workshops with bothlocal and visiting Iyengar teachers, so keep an eye on their website.The Maida Vale Yoga Institute is at 223a Randolph Avenue, LondonW9 1NL, 020 7624 3080.
Felicity James, an Iyengar trained teacher, teaches her own stylefocusing on working with the breath within one’s own limits. Classesare all in Fulham SW London and private classes are also availableContact 020 8893 9157 / email@example.com.
You can practice Bikram Yoga in Fulham, see www.hotbikramyoga.co.ukfor details.
For those who are drawn to a gentler workout, the Sivananda Yoga Centrein Putney ( 51 Felsham Road, London SW15 1AZ, 020 87800160) offers anumber of “open” class (drop in) for £ 6, as wellas courses for all levels and weekend workshops on a variety of yogarelated subjects. They also have a fairly well stocked yoga shop. Visittheir websitefor more details.
The Satyananda Yoga Centre, 70 Thurleigh Road, London SW12 8UD, 0208673 4869 which offer a variety of classes at a cost of £6per class is another option.
Marie Hollinger teaches hatha in Crouch End. See her website at www.yogablue.co.ukfor details.
There are also many British Wheel of Yoga teachers in London, such as Hampstead yoga studio (contact Karen 07956851549). As well as postures,they usually incorporate breath work, relaxation andmeditation in their classes.
Kundalini yoga is getting increasingly popular, check out the KundaliniYoga Teachers association site for a list of teachers.
Carl Hargreaves Basedin Muswell Hill, 61, Sutton Road N10 1HH ( t: 02084443178 e: firstname.lastname@example.org) specialises in creating a personalisedpractice that is tailored to each individual, forself practice at home.Over timeCarl will alter your practice and progress step by step. Thisyoga is taughtin the tradition of Krishnamacharya. £45 a sessionor £295 for 10. Healso teaches local classes, see his website: www.mapayoga.comfor more details.
A number of teacher are offering private classes, which can be arranged at your home, workplace or school withqualified and experienced teachers. See for example www.yoga-in-london.co.uk offering coorporate classes in Central london, or www.yogease.com who have a team of teacher from a range of traditions.
Finally, there are a number of yoga teachers teaching in gyms, leisure and sport centres, and a variety of other places in London.
ChristopheMouze for Yoga Online