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London's yoga scene is bigger than ever, especially during summer — there are a variety of classes available outdoors. From the idyllic nature reserves of Richmond Park to the tops of some of London's highest buildings, here are some of the classes offered.
1. Yoga in a Roofpod
With its unique inflatable pod that heats to 37°c, Hotpod Yoga has become one of London's more innovative yoga trends. If that wasn't 'hot' enough, the group now hosts vinyasa flow classes in a roofpod atop Hackney's uber-trendy Netil House, boasting views of London Fields and the City. The pod is made of PVC, aluminium, perspex and wood, helping to keep the heat locked in and classes running smoothly, no matter rain or shine. Owner Max Henderson boasts that the clever piece of engineering is "the very first rooftop yoga Airclad in the world", attracting yogis from far and wide.
2. Yoga at Camden Beach
For the second year running, we’ve teamed up with Creative Yoga London and the Roundhouse to bring you yoga Camden's famous beach. Taking place on Saturday mornings until August 20, kick your weekend off with a 90-minute social yoga session that’s suitable for all experience levels and styles. Tickets are just £12 and we’re even throwing in a free juice.
3. Madison Rooftop Yoga
Get your bridge pose on in this yoga class with a view of St Paul's Cathedral. Don't forget your mat.
4. Yoga with Yogasphere at the Top of The Shard
If you’re a yoga fan looking to boost your physical and mental wellbeing in a spectacular new environment, then look no further than Yoga with Yogasphere at the top of The Shard. This special Saturday morning experience combines expert tuition with stunning panorama views stretching for 40 miles across London.
You’ll be able to stretch away the stresses of a busy week from way on high as you ride the kaleidoscopic lifts up to over 1,000ft. Your expert Yogasphere tutors will help you get warmed up and stretching in no time as you immerse yourself into the world of dynamic flow. With a wide range of specialised techniques from Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin, as well as Sivandanda and Rocket Yoga, this class is recommended by BBC, Time Out, Vogue, Financial Times, Marie Claire, Elle, Evening Standard and Tatler Magazine name it one of the top 6 yoga venues in the World.
There’s no need to worry about equipment as all mats and props are provided on the day. All you need to bring is yourself (and possibly a camera) as you prepare yourself for an hour of memorable yoga at the highest accessible point of The Shard.
5. Secret Yoga Club, Dalston Roof Park
Rooftop Yoga Picnic every Sunday morning at Dalston Roof Park.
Each week will be hosted by a different Secret Yoga Club teacher for an hour long yoga session in this secret little rooftop hotspot.
After class you're invited to sit down to enjoy a delicious breakfast picnic cooked by a specially selected SYC chef.
6. Sun Salutations in Richmond Park
Outdoor Fitness Collective offers a wide range of classes in and around Richmond Park. Centred around a dynamic flow of vinyasa-style postures, the fitness group conducts yoga classes on Monday evenings in Richmond Green, and further down the road in Palewell Park, SW14. With cooler temperatures creeping in, OFC instructor Jonathan Bramley advises you to check the online schedule each week to determine which classes will be indoors — but to also note that exercising outdoors is at the heart of OFC's focus. Moving further afields, additional outdoor yoga classes will take place in Battersea Park starting next spring. The team also offers zumba, bootcamp, circuit training, cycling and running.