West London Yoga Classes: A Round-up
By Lucie Bright
Inhale… The new term’s started and now’s the time to get going with those New Year’s resolutions. Whether your aim is to tone up, lose weight, get more flexible or just to relax and enjoy life more, yoga can help. Here’s our round-up of some of the best yoga courses and classes available in West London. And, exhale…
Shepherds Bush & Notting Hill
The popular Happiness Centre on Uxbridge Road, just next to Shepherds Bush Market tube, runs over 20 yoga and Pilates classes each week, with a maximum class size of nine. This January they have a special offer for new clients: 5 classes for £70, 11 classes for £120 or 22 classes for £220, or you can try a drop-in class for £15. They also offer pregnancy yoga and mum-and-baby yoga.
“Progressive and safe, with expert guidance”: Notting Hill’s long-established West London Buddhist Centre caters for all levels and has just moved to a new centre in Porchester Road. Classes include hatha yoga, gentle yoga, yin yoga and vinyasa-style yoga, from £5 per session.
Celebrated Ladbroke Grove yoga studio Jivamukti have an introductory offer of only £20 for 10 consecutive days of yoga classes; regular drop-in classes start at £14. There’s a 20 percent discount for single parents (although it doesn’t apply in conjunction with any other offers), and they even have their own app, so you can keep track of class schedules.
Acton & Ealing
Yoga West in Acton—whose revamp we recently reported to you—has an introductory offer of 30 days of yoga and Pilates for just £45. If you sign up this month you’ll get a free mindfulness workshop and a free nutrition workshop thrown in, too.
Let’s Yoga in Ealing runs classes specially geared towards mums, with ‘school-run yoga’ starting at 9:15 and mid-morning classes for mums with babies or toddlers. There are evening classes in gentle yoga or dynamic yoga, and you can also book one-on-one or couples’ sessions. Prices from £6 per class.
Local teacher Guiseppina Colamarco teaches hatha yoga, pregnancy yoga, postnatal yoga and yoga for toddlers. Classes are held in W13, either at the Pamela Howard School of Dance or at the My-Yoga studio nearby, and cost £10 drop-in or £45 for five sessions.
The Bikram yoga centre in Chiswick offers energised 90-minute sessions in their custom-built heated studio overlooking Turnham Green. They have an introductory offer of £60 for 30 days of unlimited classes, or £40 off-peak. For early birds, they have drop-in classes every morning at 6:30, and until the end of January it’s buy one get one free, so you can try two early classes for £15.
Offering ‘power yoga with a twist’ and promising to build strength, flexibility and focus, Chiswick Yoga classes are held at Chiswick Town Hall and at Chiswick Theatre Arts in Belmont Road (behind Starbucks) at convenient times during school hours.
Yoga Muni classes are held in a garden studio with underfloor heating 10 minutes from Chiswick High Road, and you can try your first class completely free (normally £55 to 65 for a four-week course; longer courses also available).
Hammersmith & Brook Green
Lumi studio on King Street in Hammersmith are offering a three-week deal for new students, giving you 21 consecutive days of unlimited yoga for £30. They also offer unlimited monthly packages for regulars, and have a packed schedule which includes power vinyasa yoga, hot yoga and Little Lumis yoga for 6 to 11 year olds.
“Dahn yoga is more than yoga… (it) delivers the principles of nature that can be applied to our life and create wellbeing when understood and experienced”. If that floats your boat why not try one of their classes on Hammersmith Grove, daily at 10am or in the evenings; they also offer a one-to-one intro session. Cost per class is usually £8 to £15.
Brackenbury Fitness on Richford Street are offering new customers a completely free trial yoga class. They also teach kettlebells and circuit training, and you can get a massage while you’re there too.
About the Author:
Lucie is a native west Londoner who lives near Shepherds Bush. She’s a copywriter and would-be novelist with two children, a son and a daughter. When she’s not washing uniforms or forgetting to pay for school lunches, she loves to read books, walk in the park and hang out at charity shops and car boot sales. Find her on Twitter and Instagram.