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Yoga in London

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From St Paul's Cathedral to the banks of the River Thames, the city of London is a bustling metropolis, even on its quietest of days. Relax and de-stress amongst the flurry of activity with the ancient practice of yoga. Fit a class into your lunch at the gym, after work, or on the weekend, with a wide variety of yoga classes providing the perfect antidote to a busy day. Explore Groupon's great range of vouchers on yoga sessions in London.

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Choice of Ten Yoga Lessons at AM Power Yoga and Pilates (78% Off)
Choice of Ten Yoga Lessons
London 1.8 km
£130 from £29
(42)
78% discount_off
One, Three or Five Yoga Classes at For The Core (Up to 64% Off)
One Yoga Class
London 2.7 km
£12 from £5
(9)
58% discount_off
Six or Ten Yoga Classes at Mahala Yoga Clapham (Up to 62% Off)
Six Yoga Classes
Mahala Yoga 2.0 km
£62.50 from £24
(6)
62% discount_off
Up to Six Yoga Classes for One or Two at Yoga-Lab (Up to 67% Off)
Four Yoga Classes
Hackney 4.0 km
£48 from £16
(3)
67% discount_off
Four Yoga Classes for £25 at Sivananda Yoga Centre, Putney (50% Off)
Four Yoga Classes, Putney
London 5.0 km
£50 from £25
(8)
50% discount_off
Ten-Session Yoga Pass at Hot Yoga Wimbledon (74% Off)
Ten Sessions of Yoga
Wimbledon 7.5 km
£135 from £35
(10)
74% discount_off
Three or Six Hot Yoga or Hot Boxing Classes at Hot Yoga (73% Off)
Three Hot Yoga Classes
Barnet 9.8 km
£45 from £11.95
(23)
73% discount_off
Chakras and Kundalini Masterclass Ticket for One, 18 May–15 September at Higher Self Yoga (82% Off)
Chakras and Kundalini Masterclass
Diorama Studios 1.3 km
£95 from £17.50
(1)
82% discount_off
Naturopathy Online Diploma from Online Academies (90% Off)
TOP SELLER TOP SELLER
Naturopathy Online Course
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£199.99 from £19
(381)
90% discount_off
Online Beginner Yoga Master Class with 16 Fundamental Sessions from Skills Success (91% Off)
Beginner Yoga Master Class
online_deal
£152 from £14
(31)
91% discount_off
Five mix and match sessions of Hot Yoga and Hot Fitness at 121 Urban Hot Yoga (73% Off)
Hot Yoga or Hot Fitness 45
Hornchurch 15.3 km
£60 from £15.95
(40)
73% discount_off
Five Yoga Classes for One or Two at Rouge Creatives (Up to 70% Off)
Five Yoga Classes
London 7.8 km
£40 from £12.50
(1)
69% discount_off
CPD-Accredited Master Herbalist Online Course from International Open Academy (81% Off)
Master Herbalist Online Course
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£85.34 from £16
(129)
81% discount_off
Ten Yoga Classes for One or Two at Red Hot Yoga (Up to 78% Off)
Ten Yoga Classes
Guildford 27.0 km
£135 from £35
(30)
74% discount_off
Five Yoga and Pilates Classes or One-Month Membership for One or Two at YourStyle Fitness (Up to 83% Off)
Five Yoga and Pilates Classes
YourStyle Fitness 8.7 km
£42.50 from £12
(4)
72% discount_off
London Yoga Experience
London Yoga Experience
London
1 bought
£50.56
Two, Four or Six Sessions of Yoga at Flamingo Yoga Maya (Up to 70% Off)
Two Sessions of Yoga
London 13.7 km
£28 from £10
(7)
64% discount_off
Five Hot-Yoga Classes or Choice of Ten Yoga Classes or One-Month Membership at Bikram Yoga Essex (Up to 75% Off)
Five Hot-Yoga Classes
Loughton, Essex 12.4 km
£75 from £19
(27)
75% discount_off
Up to Ten Yoga Classes at Philly Aime (Up to 69% Off)
Yoga Class
London 10.1 km
£8 from £5
10+ bought
38% discount_off
Five or Ten Yoga or HIIT Sessions for One or Two at 1st Health (Up to 77% Off)
Five Yoga or HIIT Sessions
Hertford 15.0 km
£50 from £14
7 bought
72% discount_off
Five Yoga Classes for One or Two People at Yoga Ananda Holistic Centre (Up to 83% Off)
Five Yoga Classes
Reigate 18.8 km
£48.33 from £9
(57)
81% discount_off
10 Sessions of Yoga or Pilates at Mary Ann Weeks Aveda (71% Off)
10 Sessions of Yoga or Pilates
Mary Ann Weeks Aveda 26.9 km
£120 from £35
(3)
71% discount_off
Up to 10 Yoga Class Passes at My Relaxation Coach (Up to 77% Off)
Yoga Class Pass
Ingatestone 25.3 km
£15 from £5
(1)
67% discount_off

Yoga in London: things to know before you go

Do you struggle to tell your warrior one from your locust? Petrified of those pretzel-like poses? We’ve got you covered with everything you need to know before you try out yoga classes in London.

What is yoga?

Yoga is a cultural phenomenon among sporty types, but long before it became a trendy go-to fitness pursuit the world over, it was a spiritual discipline, originating in India more than 5,000 years ago. In its many forms, yoga consists of a series of movements, known as postures, which are designed to improve strength, flexibility and breathing. From downward dog to the warrior, there are a wide number of poses and stretches designed to work your body and relax your mind in equal measures.

Yoga is incredibly popular across the world today and has been adopted and adapted in various ways. Wherever you want to try yoga in London, you’re likely to find a class, whether you’re looking to sweat it all out with bikram in Battersea or try something more gentle at a hatha class in Hackney.

What are the differences between yoga and Pilates?

Yoga and Pilates have many similarities. Both are low impact forms of exercise that work to lengthen muscles and strengthen the body. The main difference is yoga focuses more on improving flexibility, stability and relaxing the mind, while Pilates emphasises correcting posture and strengthening the core.

The movements performed in yoga tend to be more static, mat-based and more upright, while in Pilates, poses are more often on the ground and can incorporate the use of apparatus to achieve a flow of movements.

What makes a good yoga class?

It's important to know what makes up a good yoga class in east, north, west and central London before you commit to your new hobby. Here are a few of the factors that make for a good yoga class:

  • A clear focus. Each class should have a clear direction, so you understand the aim of what you’re working towards
  • Keeping the class engaged. A good yoga teacher, or yogi, should keep you and other students engaged, especially to help you get through those tricky poses.
  • An attentive teacher. The teacher should connect with you and every other individual in the class. You need to be confident in attempting each move, ask for help when you need it and feel comfortable they’ll recognise if you’re stretching too far.
  • The right atmosphere. Good lighting, sounds and temperature can all create a relaxing setting. The mood makes all the difference to a good class – if it doesn't feel right, you'll struggle to loosen up and feel the full benefit.

What types of yoga are there?

There isn’t just one variety of yoga, many different types are practised across London, from aerial to Ashtanga Yoga. These are four popular styles.

  • Bikram Yoga: If you've heard of hot yoga, then it's likely to be Bikram. Get ready to sweat as you twice run through a sequence of 26 poses in an intensely hot room.
  • Iyengar Yoga: Slow and calm, poses are held for a long time with an Iyengar Yoga class. Props are used to make it easier to complete postures, so it can be a good choice for those with injuries. The focus here is on breathing, with detailed and precise movements.
  • Ashtanga Yoga: This is a challenging form of yoga for advanced enthusiasts. A physically demanding sequence of postures synchronise with your breathing. Students memorise the sequence and practise without being led by the teacher.
  • Yin Yoga: Ideal for beginners, yin is a slow-paced exercise with seated postures held for up to two minutes. Yin Yoga works on improving flexibility – a meditative approach that helps you find that elusive inner peace.