Back in June, I signed up for the #SweatYourselfAmazing challenge at Hot Yoga Society. I did it for two reasons. Firstly I wanted to enjoy a last, heartfelt hurrah to the first studio that really got me into fitness and wellbeing, before I moved out of my beloved London town. And secondly, I did it because by taking part, you had to set an intention with … Read More BLOG: #SweatYourselfAmazing at Hot Yoga Society: The Round-Up
Hot Yoga Society (HYS) have launched a new campaign called “Sweat Yourself Amazing“. The idea is nestled in the sanskrit word ‘Sankalpa”, which in layman’s terms means a notion, idea or intention formed in the heart or mind, and a solemn vow or determination to make that intention happen. Hot Yoga Society-er Naomi explains about Sankalpa far more beautifully than me over on the … Read More BLOG: Sweating Myself Authentic with Hot Yoga Society
Update added May 2017: these are now back! I think it’s now a sunrise yoga and buffet breakfast style thing that you can book here. Please note my review below was for a basic yoga class in the winter in the same space, back in 2015! THE BASICS: Yoga at 6.30am at the top of the Walkie Talkie (20 Fenchurch Street) on weekdays, and … Read More REVIEW: Sky Garden, Sky High Yoga
The trek to Walthamstow was a frantic one in order to get to the special location. I power walked 20 minutes from Walthamstow Central, through the borough I first lived in when I arrived in London 10 years ago, barely recognising it. But there was no time to marvel at Walthamstow Village. I had a yoga class and dinner date in a junkyard to … Read More REVIEW: Yoga Supper Club at God’s Own Junkyard
It’s 7.30am and I’m trying to remember what a plie is supposed to look like. Our incredibly serene teacher Lizzie is calmly instructing us through a series of elegant ballet positions, all of which make my muscles shake. The bead of sweat trickling down my back indicates to me that I’m probably not going to be a ballerina when I grow up. Nevertheless, this dabble with … Read More REVIEW: Yotopia- Hot Ballet
I’ve been in a yoga funk recently, and although some lovely Hotpod has been gently coaxing me back, I was excited to see Sweaty Betty are holding a #GetYourOMBack challenge on Instagram in July. That means it starts THIS WEDNESDAY! What better way to get back in to my some daily OM-ing? The challenge promises 31 days, 31 poses up on Instagram, and some … Read More BLOG: #GetYourOMBack with Sweaty Betty in July 2015
21st June is Summer Solstice and the day the UN officially recognised as International Day of Yoga. A good day indeed for getting a bit spiritual! The relationship between a person and their yoga practice is a unique one, and I thought I’d share a bit about mine to celebrate the day. I love yoga because if I get a good class, I’m a … Read More BLOG: Some hippy shiz, because I love yoga
THE BASICS: Surfsup Fit Yoga offers you the chance to paddle out onto a stretch of the Regent’s Canal on a big, floaty surfboard, and then work your way through a yoga class while trying to maintain your balance (and composure!) on top of it. We took a class for 5 at London Paddington Basin on Sunday afternoon (you need to get to Sheldon … Read More REVIEW: Surfsup Fit Yoga (Yoga on Surfboards)
(A long review, but this was a very unique class so I wanted to give as much detail as possible to help those looking for classes of this genre) THE BASICS: Aerial Yoga London held its first Adaptive Aerial Yoga Workshop recently up in Stoke Newington. An aerial yoga workshop for all physical abilities; from the partially paralysed to the completely able-bodied; everyone in … Read More REVIEW: Aerial Yoga London, Adaptive Aerial Yoga
I was on my way out of a long illness fug. My lovely friend and Dru yoga teacher, Lucy, was facing a reluctant moving house scenario. A 100 day illness and moving house in a rush. We were not a jolly pair. We sat at the top of Frank’s cafe in Peckham, drinking our too-sugary drinks, looking at a grey London skyline, and talking about all … Read More Hosting the Sunset Sessions- What A Summer!
THE BASICS: An early, quiet 45 minute meditation class on Columbia Road. Stretch Yoga has two studios; one here and one off Broadway Market. Meditation is available, as are different forms of Yoga. £10 for a meditation class. THE (peaceful) BITCHES: Carly THE CLASS: Saturday mornings tend to be about throwing myself out the door and round the park, or else into some fast paced, … Read More Stretch Yoga, Meditation
A couple of Saturdays ago (one of those days that requires you to take out both your brolly and your sunshades) 20 of you headed down to the gorgeous new studio Victor’s Lab in Peckham to take part in a Project HB hosted challenge: The Fitness Five! The idea was to introduce HBs to five new classes they might not otherwise have tried, give … Read More Fitness Five Challenge- Hosted by Project HB!