There are plenty of options to continue your yoga practice while in London, and this is one of them. Operated by Bikram Yoga London, the North studio offers up the steamy yoga we've come to know and love with a dash of British humor and flair. The instructors are challenging without taking themselves too seriously and believe in making class fun. This is the largest of the 3 studios owned by BY London, and the extra space is dedicated primarily to the practice room. If you like to have a little more elbow room during class, then we suggest this studio. The room is perfect for a distraction-free practice with neutral tones from floor to ceiling and adequate overhead lighting. Our only complaint, and it is a small one, is the lack of natural lighting because they leave the windows covered.
DIRECTIONS/DETAILS The studio is closest to hotels located in Mid City (3.2 miles), Hyde Park (4miles) and Regents Park (3.3 miles). The nearest Tube stop is Chalk Farm/Kentish Town on the Northern Line. There is free parking on Queens Crescent and the surrounding streets except between 9a and 11a on weekdays. You must use the pay and display.
Locker rooms have several showers each and lockers for storing your personal items. We suggest that you bring your own lock since they don't do rentals here. A single class is 15 pounds, towel rentals are 1 pound and water is also available for 1 pound. Call the studio of check the website for more detailed class information, otherwise classes are offered Mon/Wed/Fri 10:15a; 12p; 5p; 7p; Tues/Thurs 10:15a, 6p; 8p Sat: 9a; 11a; 3:30p; 5:30p
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.