Yoga has taken the world by storm and from London to Miami, Australia to Thailand and beyond there are classes, variations and retreats that leave you wide-eyed and desperate to plan your next adventure.
In this blog we’re taking a look at the Yoga Hotspots of London, Miami and Paris and what makes them stand out from the crowd!
London is definitely a Yoga Hotspot and is awash with Yoga Studios offering every type of Yoga imaginable. No matter your skill level or schedule there’s bound to be a class for you! It’s hardly surprising given the number of people working long days hunched over a computer that Yoga has become a necessity for many Londoners to try and fit into their hectic schedules. It’s a great way for them to stretch out, relax and take some time for calm between meetings, commuting and hectic social lives.
Access to Yoga in London is plentiful and you’re probably never more than a 10 minute walk away from your nearest class, making it easy to attend and in summer there will even be outdoor classes! What’s even better is because of its popularity in London many top international teachers will come there to take a class or workshop giving you the opportunity to learn from the best; or if you want to become a teacher yourself then London has some of the more renowned international Yoga schools
4 London Yoga Hotspots
Available in Notting Hill, Brixton and Hackney these classes are for Hot Vinyasa Flow Yoga. The classes take place in literal heat pods that are heated up to a temperature of 37 degrees and are accompanied by relaxing purple lighting and a chilled out playlist. The practice allows you to loosen up stiff limbs, increase flexibility and relax with their effective combination of active and passive poses.
Another Vinyasa flow Yoga, taught at Bermondsey Square Hotel and La Suite West, Yogabox is called the ‘yin and yang of workouts’! It is a combination of boxing and Yoga that creates a fusion which provides you the benefits of both High Intensity Interval Training and Yoga together in one class. It will help you improve balance and co-ordination and was created by a Yoga expert and professional boxer, so you can be sure that you’re getting expert tuition.
Taught at Fitzrovia and Covent Garden, Good Vibes Yoga covers Vinyasa flow, hot, restorative and Yoga Nidra. Expert tuition and great classes that calm the body and mind, it has fast become a London favourite. Providing a variety of classes and offering an infra-red studio it is a softly lit, open and calming experience and particular praise has been given to its restorative Yoga class, which can really help sort out any back pain or muscular issues caused by a hard week at work.
Triyoga offers a variety of yoga classes and more. With Locations in Primrose Hill, Covent Garden, Soho, Chelsea and Camden you should definitely be able to find a venue to suit your needs. Triyoga offers more than just Yoga, there’s also life workshops and highly experienced therapists. The classes range in style and ability and the studios are clean and calm with big open spaces and white walls to ensure you have a truly relaxing time.
Miami is well known for sunshine and toned beach bodies that everyone lusts over, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that it is also a Yoga Hotspot with many using Yoga as a great way to stay in shape. People who live in Miami tend to have a healthy lifestyle and therefore Yoga plays a big role in that. Its Yoga community is often described as young and welcoming and there are many Yoga events held regularly such as the “Salutation Nation and the Yoga Aid” event where participants raise money for charity by doing 108 sun salutations. Plus because the weather is great all year round it means that Yoga can be practiced outside all the time!
In Miami, much like London there are Yoga studios popping up everywhere and some of the country’s most renowned teachers live there and the popularity of Yoga only seems to be growing and shows no sign of stopping any time soon!
4 Miami Yoga Hotspots
One of Miami’s classic Yoga studios, with a variety of locations the Green Monkey is a favourite for people wanting to practice Vinyasa Flow or Power Yoga. Their sleek studios provide a great location for practicing in, and that’s why they’re so popular.
Miami Life Center is an Ashtanga Studio with a great reputation in Miami Beach. This type of Yoga isn’t for everyone due to its vigorous style but thanks to Kino McGregor, one of the studios co-founders, and her popular Instagram account this studio has gained much attention.
A more in-depth Yoga Experience the founder of Ayama has a background in Chinese Medical QiGong and Reiki as well as having trained with some of the world’s most famous Yoga instructors. Located in North Miami, his classes are incredibly popular and worth trying.
A mix of martial arts and Yoga the classes at Budokon will really test you both physically and mentally, pushing you to take your practice further.
Yoga is a craze that has taken off in Paris now too and everyone is doing it! Up until a few years ago Yoga wasn’t a big thing here and you’d have struggled to find a studio, but now they are popping up everywhere. Much the same as London and Miami the community is strong and you won’t have to venture too far to find a studio offering a variety of Yoga classes. So if you’re on holiday and simply can’t do without your Yoga why not check one out?
4 Paris Yoga Hotspots
Practiced in a beautiful ancient building on the left bank, Rasa is a big open space that is bright and airy and teaches a variety of Yoga classes. The teachers are happy to instruct in either French or English, meaning if you’re on holiday you will have no problem joining in.
Atelier Marais is located in another beautiful building on rue Charlot on the right bank. Looking out the windows you can see into the apartments across the street and locals going about their daily lives. This is a great location for a peaceful Yoga session if you’ve been running round all day and need some time to relax and unwind.
For those of you who want an Ashtanga experience Trini is perfect. It’s peaceful and provides many different class options, and if they don’t suit you can even get a private lesson!
This is the cool place to practice yoga and even has a DJ! The practice is hip and physical with both serious and fun elements, so a great way to get your practice in for the day.
So that’s a look into just some of the amazing Yoga classes that are happening in London, Miami and Paris, it’s safe to say the list is not exhaustive though as there are so many new and innovative places popping up all the time. There are so many other options too that we haven’t even touched on in this blog; from Yoga with Dolphins to retreats in the Alps, there really is an adventure for everyone. The only tough decision will be which one to try first!