If you find yourself on the outskirts of the city proper, rest assured that you can still maintain your yoga practice. The studio in Chiswick is one of the cleanest we've seen, and the practice room boasts great natural views. The room is equipped with the standard neutral carpeting and walls, but the floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a wooded area are what make this studio so enjoyable. Locker rooms feature several showers (unfortunately not individual stalls), and shelves for storing your personal items.
DIRECTIONS/DETAILS The studio is located about 8 miles west of Mid-City, just south of Turnham Green above a Tasca restaurant on Chiswick High Street. If you are standing outside facing ‘La Tasca’, look to your right and you should see a Cafe Nero. Once you have reached Cafe Nero, you will see a market area: turn left and walk through it till you reach the entrance of Sainsburys supermarket. Take another left past the cashpoints and walk for about a minute. You will find the studio on your left.
Distric Line Tube Stops: Chiswick (2 min walk), Turnham Green (15 min walk) and Gunnersbury (10 min walk) are all possible public transport options. A single class is 15 pounds, mat and towel rentals are 1 pound each. Water is available for purchase, or you can fill your own water bottle at the fountain.
Call the studio or check the website for more detailed class information, otherwise classes are offered: M-F: 6:30a; 10a; noon; 3p; 6:15p; 8:15p* No late class Friday. Sat/Sun: 9a; 11a; 3p; 5p and Sunday only 7p.
ABOUT BIKRAM YOGA Bikram Yoga welcomes beginners. This 90 minute class consists of 26 beginning postures and is conducted in a hot room (approx. 110 degrees) with, hopefully, high humidity. But don't be fooled into thinking beginning means easy - it doesn't! Iron men and couch potatoes, alike, have found themselves floored in "dead man's pose" just minutes into this challenging workout. You don't have to be strong or flexible or in excellent shape to do this yoga - you simply have to be willing. What we also really like about Bikram's is that every studio teaches the same sequence of postures so you always know you're going to get a full-body workout, a great benefit for travelers. ** Note they don't call it "sweaty stinky yoga" without reason. Often smaller studios will have a very distinct fragrance. Don't fret and just do the yoga.