Drop-in yoga classes every weekday in St Paul's
Our yoga classes in the City of London give you a range of options to attend class as all classes are drop-in mixed ability. We are experienced at teaching beginners to advanced all in one class.
Come along with no pre-booking, simply arrive a few minutes early for the teacher to book you in. Or buy and reserve online.
We're passionate about classical yoga
We teach a beautiful sequence of hatha yoga which has evolved naturally over thousands of years, Sivananda yoga. Unlike ashtanga vinyasa or Bikram, this method wasn't invented by any individual person - it has withstood the test of eons.
Traditional hatha yoga is all about raising prana, or energy. We vitalise the entire body with breathing, inversions and held stretching including twists, bends and balance. Our practice emphasises the spinal column, where the nervous system and energy channels run.
Experience for yourself the life-changing impact of Energy Yoga.
Friday night meditation
We offer a Meditation class on selected Friday evenings (see the schedule). We share a practice that uses sound and still sitting meditation to relax into the present moment. We cultivate a willingness to soften into whatever we find when we relax within, whether that is strong feeling, no feeling, or thoughts. Through this willingness to feel the now-moment, our capacity to rest in honesty with our own experience increases, and with it, our sense of being at home.
Following the meditation there is a Q&A where we talk about areas of our experience we are struggling with, to unravel the deepest source of the struggle.
Yoga for happiness – Following our last post on how neuroscience and yoga agree about happiness, here’s some more science on yoga. Check out these results of a study showing a linear relationship between the amount of yoga practiced and psychological and physical well-being. More yoga=less problems. ALEX HUTCHINSON Published Sunday, May. 29, 2011 04:00PM … Read more
The neuroscience of yoga – We’re sharing a great TED talk with you today in which a neuroscientist challenges the idea that we’ll be miserable if bad things happen to us. Modern neuroscience is finding that even when great things happen to people (like winning the lottery) the effect on their happiness is temporary; similarly … Read more
We’ve been meeting a lot of you in St Paul’s and a question that pops up is – can I do yoga if I have a bad back? Unless the back pain has been caused by a specific injury, most back pain, herniated discs and sciatica are caused or contributed to by: Weak abdominal muscles … Read more
Our first yoga class in the St Paul’s location is on Monday 11 February (6.30pm). We’re really excited to be in the beautiful Hall at St Vedast Church, with gorgeous high ceilings, hard wood floors and stained glass windows! Please see our timetable, information on the Sivananda yoga style we teach, and our location.
I’ve been practicing Sivananda yoga for 12 years. Over that period, I did a degree, began my career, became an M&A investment banker, and moved beyond bulge bracket corporate finance, too. Recently, I went on a yoga retreat at the Sivananda Ashram in Orleans, France. We were doing two extended yoga classes of 1hr45 mins … Read more