Christmas is over and lots of people are starting to set their New Year’s Resolutions. The words ‘get fit’ may be on your list, or you’ve heard them from someone else (whether it lasts or not is a different case). Getting into fitness classes is a great option for people of all ages and abilities looking to get fit, yoga classes included.
Yoga has so many benefits, to both your body and mentality. It’s really no wonder that it’s got so popular recently. London has got new and alternative yoga classes popping up all over the shop, so if you’re looking to host your own yoga class, you’ll probably want a unique place to do it, right?
Whether you’re looking to hold a class on an individual or rolling basis, we’ve put together a list of cool places to host a yoga class in London:
Location: Bethnal Green
Check it out here: Folklore
This super quirky bar is a popular venue for small, more intimate events. Well-known for its use as a live music venue, Folklore has the space to hire and the tech for a fantastic yoga workshop – not to mention the calm and cool atmosphere too. Decked head to toe with a rustic chic and boho theme, this Bethnal Green bar has what it takes to become one of the coolest spaces for a yoga class in London.
Check it out here: Dalston Heights
Set on the top floor of a former cardboard box factory, Dalston Heights has a total floor area of 7,200 square feet. The top floor is split into two working areas, meaning that this unique and urban space is ideal for some sort of yoga or fitness workshop, with the opportunity for a small changing room or storage room if necessary. Find out more here!
Location: London Bridge
Check it out here: The Artworks Classrooms
As an old church building, The Artworks Classrooms has a lot of space to work with. It’s just a short walk from London Bridge station, making it a very convenient location for those travelling far and wide, (as well as the ones travelling not so far and wide), for your yoga class!
Check it out here: Core Clapton
Core Clapton is the perfect blank canvas venue. They’ve got experience in all sorts of events, from photoshoots and press launches to private parties and weddings. Relaunching only recently in Summer 2017, this newly former restored Edwardian Parish Hall is looking its very best with its clean, blank walls and beautifully lit floor space.
Check it out here: Re:Centre Workshop Space
Re:Centre Workshop Space offers up a scrummy 2,000 square feet of open space, perfect for a yoga class or fitness workshop. The light and airy space has seen a number of classes and activities hosted there, with it sprung wood floor suitable for dancing and moving about. Find out more about this beautiful venue right here.
Location: Kensal Rise
Check it out here: Loft Studios
Loft Studios is a premier studio complex found in Kensal Green, West London, not far from the station of the same name. Priding themselves on their flexibility, they can turn their hand to practically any occasion, with features in the main studio such as wooden flooring, natural brickwork, high ceilings with exposed beams, and large windows and skylights which let in an abundance of natural light; all combining to make for a charming atmosphere and a venue rich in character.
Check it out here: Hello Love
Full-length, street-view windows flood the interior of Hello Love with lots of natural light, emphasising the bright, airy and modern feel throughout this multi-use, Bloomsbury based studio. Though there are funky finishing touches to help bring a bit of fun to the space, the walls are white and the space has an otherwise neutral look, keeping it something of a blank canvas which could be well suited to the relaxed vibe suited to yoga, but also adding to the adaptability of the venue which can, in total, take up to 160 guests.
Location: Bounds Green
Check it out here: Green Rooms
Green Rooms is the UK’s first social enterprise arts hotel, which offers up both accommodation and multi-purpose event space. The building’s original Art Deco features have been uncovered, granting it a timeless beauty and an air of grandeur, with the wood floors, mosaic staircases and gorgeous decorative skylight all having been lovingly restored to their former glory. Located in Wood Green, you can get back to the city centre in just 20 minutes.
Check it out here: Pop Brixton
Turning disused land into a creative space for local, independent businesses, Pop Brixton has become home to more than 50 start-ups from all different sectors, including restaurants, bars, retail boutiques and even a radio station – so it’s certainly a versatile offering. Though there are various different areas at your disposal, the main event space is Pop Box, which was built from old shipping containers and boasts triple height ceilings. Opening out onto The Main Square, it can function as both an indoor and outdoor space, depending on the weather and the vibe you wanted to create.