London has some pretty cool places that offer Yoga classes but surely the top of The Shard, 24 floors up, has to be one of the best?
I saw yoga classes being offered at the top of The Shard in London the other week and as a yoga lover myself who is always keen to do something different in London, I knew I had to book a class!
Yogasphere is the company that runs the classes, they seem to run classes in a few different London venues but their offices are on level 24 of The Shard, so why not hold classes there I guess?
Tickets are £25.00 per person which is a bit steep but I felt it was a one off experience so I was happy to pay it.
Myself and my friend arrived at The Shard nice and early, we entered the fancy doors of the Shard Office, signed in with security, were given a visitor pass, showed our lack of corporate experience by struggling to get through the barriers and headed up to level 24 in the lift.
Mandy who is the founder and our teacher for the session showed us to the room as well as showing us the toilets which are cleverly hidden within a lit up corridor!
Unfortunately the room that the yoga class is usually held in that looks right over the river, was in use for filming during our class so we went into a smaller room to the side of the building.
We still had a great view over the Tower Bridge and onto Canary Wharf, the sun was shining at the start of our class so London was looking fabulous, but I do hope that the room doesn’t get moved too often because it was a bit of a shame as I know we could have done yoga with an even better view in the original room that is shown on their website.
The lesson was really good, we focused on our breath in child’s pose to start with, we did some flows, first slow and then fast and I definitely broke into a sweat and had shaky legs at one point!
Mandy came around and adjusted us throughout the class and spoke many words of wisdom which is what I love in a yoga teacher. We then stretched it out before finishing off in Savasana, my favourite pose!
Overall, I’m really glad I decided to book a Yoga class in at the top of The Shard in London. The view was great, the class was good and things like this remind me of why I love living in London as it just offers so much!
To Book: Head on over to their website here!
Things to note about Yoga at The Shard:
- The confirmation tells you to get there 15 minutes early, we arrived at 11:30 so 30 minutes before our class and although we were let in, this was a bit early. I wouldn’t get there more than 20-15 minutes before if I was you. Although we did manage to have a little photo session beforehand which was good!
- You can’t bring your own mat, they supply the mats. They are the thicker, bouncier type of mats though and my hands were slipping quite a bit mid way through so I’d recommend bring a towel for the top of your mat when in down dog.
- You can reschedule classes up to 12 hours before your class time which I thought was really good and shows their flexibility.. no pun intended!
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