Monday, 7 July 2014

Weekend Scrapbook: Yoga at the Shard






Bleary eyed and un-made up I made my way to The Shard on Saturday morning for an 8.15am yoga class. Taught by my regular teacher Amme Poulton, and Yogasphere's Leo Lourdes the class is open to all levels with plenty of variations and directions.

You gather at the entrance of The View from The Shard and are then whisked up to the top by several high-tech lifts which made my ears pop. On reaching level 68 you're welcomed out to the viewing deck which is scattered with yoga mats. There is plenty of time before and after the class to take photos and wander around. Saturday morning was grey and miserable in London and I was convinced we'd not be able to see anything, but I was pleasantly surprised by the visibility, even if my photos did turn out very grey.

The best part was taking downward dogs or doing wide leg poses where London was almost flipped upside down and I felt as if I was up in the clouds. There was something very relaxing about knowing how far removed you are from the hustle and bustle of everyone's day to day lives.

I cannot recommend the class enough. It is run by Yogasphere and costs £40 which can seem steep, but when are you ever going to get such an experience again?! I'm the biggest dunce at yoga and I got on fine, so don't be put off if you're super beginner like me!

4 comments:

  1. This is the coolest thing - I would LOVE to do it!! Did it make you feel dizzy doing the poses so high up though?? £40 is quite a lot but at the same time, it costs £30 to go up without a yoga class so it sounds pretty reasonable in that respect. Alsoooo, I like the photos! I think the rain just gives a more authentic London vibe! :) xxx

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  2. Wow, what a great idea!!

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  3. I've never tried Yoga but I've always wanted too, I've heard such great things about it so I think I might give it ago. I'm not sure if I would have been comfortable doing it that high up, but at the same time the view is too good. I really like that your photos turned out grey as well, that's how London is a lot of the time so at least it keeps it realistic! x

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  4. If you're going to twist your body about into all kinds of oddly named postures you might as well do it with a view like that! Gorgeous photos, the one with the rain spotted on the window made me inexplicably happy on Instagram...and still does here.
    M x Life Outside London

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