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5 simple steps to get your gong on

 

In these challenging and uncertain times we would all benefit from some R&R. We’re thrilled to be hosting our sound bath facilitator Amanda Denton for an online gong therapy workshop at 7pm on 27th NovemberWhether you’re totally new to sound bath (don’t worry, you won’t get wet) or a gong aficionado, you’re probably wondering how the experience will translate to lockdown life.

We all know how wonderful it is live, but how can we recreate that magic at home? Here’s Amanda with some more info + handy tips…

 

  • I’m a first-timer. What exactly is a gong bath and what are its benefits?

Every part of your body has its own natural frequency it vibrates at, this frequency can be thrown off balance by stress, illness and other factors. The sound of the gong creates a vibration which activates the parasympathetic nervous system, which helps to calm down and soothe the over stimulated sympathetic nervous system. The functional harmony created by the Gong brings about an inner stillness where deep healing can occur.

 

  • What do I need to do?

Precisely nothing, basically! Simply pop on your headphones, lie back on your mat (or even your bed) and enjoy. You’ll be guided to drop into the weight of your bones and find the rhythm of your natural breath, feel the support of the earth beneath you, and completely let go. 

 

  • Will it ‘work’ online?

We need to be able to share these powerful therapies, so I have invested in some top of the range equipment and consultation from a sound engineer – it’s taken some time to get my head around the tech but I have been fine-tuning it over the past few months. I want to make this healing process accessible – it’s something that myself and Leo Cosendai who I have trained with extensively, are very passionate about.

 

  • What can I do to get maximum benefit?

To experience this gong bath via livestream, headphones are essential. If you have over-the-head ones – Bluetooth ones are even better as they allow you to get away from your screen – for a fully immersive experience. If you really want to feel the vibrations, a Bose bluetooth speaker would help, but we don’t all have those!

Also, get cosy. It’s an hour of stillness, so you want to be as comfortable as you can be to not be distracted and benefit as much as possible. Wear something comfortable, grab a mat (or your bed / sofa), a couple of blankets, cushions, eye pillow or mask – get yourself and your space set up and ready to enjoy the practice. 

 

  • When it is and where do I sign up?

It’s at 7-8pm on Friday 27 November. You can sign up here! It’s just £12 for the hour. 

 

In addition to Gong Bath, Amanda Denton teaches weekly Dynamic Flow and Yogasana classes for Yogarise in Covent Garden, Streatham and also Online – you can book a class with Amanda here and read more about her here.

 

Meet special guest teacher, Laurent Roure

We can all agree it’s been a pretty stressful year. In times of uncertainty, stress and anxiety can feel impossible to overcome.

Here to help is yoga teacher and meditation master Laurent Roure. He’s joining us to teach you how to relax – and we mean really relax. And the magic doesn’t stop there: through pranayama, tantra, and nidra, you will learn simple and clear techniques to nurture calm thoughts at will. Already sold? Book here

Need convincing or just want to know more? Here’s Laurent in his own words…

 

What is Yoga to you Laurent?

Yoga is an opportunity to learn about ourselves. It is a place when we bump against our demons, our imperfections, our interactions with ourselves and with others. And with time, practice and patience, it is a journey towards freedom and happiness.

 

How did you come to the practice and how has it evolved to focus on Breath, Meditation and Yoga Nidra?

My practice started 30 years ago with Ashtanga. It was very physical and very forceful to perform and to push further and further. I did enjoy it, but I suddenly had an epiphany (after many injuries) and craved to working with the subtler layers of yoga. Those fundamental layers are breathwork (pranayama), meditation which includes the practice of Nidra and others. They are not separate; they complement each other and need to be practised beside the physical. This is often forgotten! In my search for studying and learning, I met my teachers in methods such as Bihar school of yoga, Swami Gitananda, and Vanda Scaravelli inspired yoga who showed me different tools to reach this freedom in kinder and more mindful ways.

 

If you were to describe your offering in one sentence, what would you say?

Laurent teaches awareness, self-observance, acceptance, and appropriate actions. Through thoughtful and aware practice, you will learn how to hone and master each of these essential skills.

 

What does your self-practice involve?

This will depend on who inspires me at the moment – my practice is volatile and changeable. One day I will practice traditional Hatha and another day Feldenkrais. Breathwork/meditation and deep relaxation are in my daily routine.

 

 

 

What do you hope to pass on to your students when they practise with you?

I hope to give them the foundations, basis, and confidence for them to blossom in their practice. I want to provide them with space and leads to discovering their body, the way they breathe, how to calm and rest the mind.

When teaching yoga Therapy, I am hoping to give my clients the tools which help them to heal and feel supported.

 

Which yoga resource would you recommend at the moment (book, poem, podcast)

My podcast, The Penny Drops where I am meeting all kind of interesting people in the spiritual, therapeutical, yoga, movement world. I also offer audios and tips on relaxation and breathwork.

 

And who/what is your biggest inspiration at the moment?

Moshe Feldenkrais has been my big inspiration for the last few years – he was able to create somatic movement practices from scratch and from his own experiences. He gave his students the opportunity to change their health with remarkably simple tools. But most importantly, he was a real rebel and was not scared to break the rules. Love that!

 

Just £22 for both sessions – the two sessions can be enjoyed independently though we recommend booking both to enjoy the sequential layering of techniques and practices. Included in the cost is a digital copy of the exercises you will learn – so you can use them on the go. Book here!

Laurent is joining us online at 7.15-8.30pm on Thursday 3 December + Thursday 10 December.

5 top tips for joining us online

We may be back in lockdown but that wont stop us getting our daily dose of yoga and pilates. Whether you love practising as the sun rises, are a lunchtime warrior or prefer to wind down in the eve, we have 10 online classes each day for you to choose from. 

Here’s our 5 top tips if you’re joining us from home:

1. Find your perfect class

Browse our full online schedule, find your fave teachers or try something completely new! Once you’re sorted, either purchase a drop-in class or get saving with an online class pack.

2. Make sure you know where to find the class link

We’re using a new software for our online classes, which means you’ll receive the link from ‘no-reply@apiant.com’ rather than Yogarise.  Remember to save this email to your contacts so it doesn’t get lost in your spam folder.

3.  Create a calming space 

Clear a mat-sized space, grab a yoga block (or books!) and have your blanket or pillow handy so you can really enjoy savasana relaxation at the end.

4. Say hello!

Turn on your camera and give a wave to your teacher – it’s always lovely to see your faces, plus, the teacher can help with verbal cues and assists (and they don’t have to teach to a blank screen!) No one will judge you if you have washing hanging in the background, kids toys on the floor and are practising in your PJs – this is yoga after all!

5. Enjoy your class

Find yourself a chilled playlist or listen to the teacher’s shared playlist on Spotify. Grab a speaker or a pair of headphones (especially if you’re joining us for an online Gong Bath!) and let yourself be guided through movement and stillness in peace.

Hello (again) Yogarise Online!

 

We’re gutted to have to close our doors – but we’ll be back as soon as we can. We’ll miss seeing your faces IRL but can’t wait to see your pets and plants on Zoom! 

 

In the meantime… keep practising with your fave Yogarise teachers throughout lockdown with our all new 20 + 30 online class packs.

 

Plus – right now you can practise for even less! We’re adding some livestream love with a 15% off special offer – for a limited period – yup, that’s right, 30 classes for just £5.10 each. Could you practise every day throughout lockdown…? Now there’s a thought 🙂

 

Pick up 20 classes or a month’s worth – just use the code WINTERSALE at checkout. Don’t hang around – this offer won’t be around for long. What are you waiting for? Get your indoorphin fix – buy here

 

Move your sofa (and your cat), roll out your mat, and we’ll see you on Zoom. 

 

View our timetable and find out more about our fab teachers, then get Yogarising.

Give the gift of yoga with a Yogarise gift card

Buy yours here then drop by the studio to pick up your choice of 4 illustrated designs, or email us and we’ll sort it for you 🙂 Vouchers are for £10, £25+ or customise your own amount.

If you’re stuck for the perfect pressie, we have some fab, healthy Xmas gift ideas and stocking fillers – from yoga wear, KeepCups, roll-on oils and locally designed yoga bolsters, to class packs, drop-ins and workshops – and, of course, our beautifully designed Gift Vouchers that can be spent on all of the above!

Each card has a design from graphics featured in our Streatham studio by illustrator + artist Kate Philipson AKA @leopardslunch

Our gift cards can be purchased online as an e-voucher, which can be emailed to your friend directly or, if you’d like one of our printed postcards and envelopes, pop into our Peckham, Streatham or Covent Garden studios and grab one to hand-write yourself after purchasing.*

Gift vouchers can be bought here. Or browse our Memberships here. Bolsters, roll-on oils, clothing and accessories can be found at our studios. Please email us if you have a specific request and we will point you in the right direction.

Phew, that’s one happy yogi checked off the Christmas list!

 

*If you can’t make it to the studio in person, get in touch and we can post the card to you or the recipient.

Our 2020 YTT trainees have started their journey!

And they’re off! 

Our 2020 cohort of  Yogarise Teacher Training students are safely in Wales right now with the amazing Erin Prichard to kickstart their YTT journey – no city/life interruptions, just pure countryside calm for 2 weeks, hurray!  

We’ve been working hard to find a way that we can offer an in-person training whilst making sure everyone is super covid-safe (they’ll just miss the new lockdown rules thankfully!), because we know how special and important it is to have contact time while learning to teach. On return they’ll start 5 weekends of training at our studios in London to get a well-rounded and in-depth knowledge of yoga teaching. 

What beautiful surroundings to dive deep into your practise or have your morning cuppa!

 

WANT TO JOIN US IN MARCH FOR OUR NEXT WALES + LONDON YTT?

If you think you might be interested in joining the next cohort, or simply want to find out more about what the training offers, don’t hesitate to check it out here. We’ve got an incredible line up of teachers – think Lolo Lam, Rishin Paonaskar, Mollie McClelland Morris, Nicolette Wilson-Clarke, Dirish Shaktidas and Katy Bateman… yup, it’s going to good! Not only that, but…

– You’ll be paired with a mentor (an experienced Yogarise teacher) who will provide support, advice and knowledge during + after the training.

– Guaranteed PAID teaching experience with Yogarise (online or in our studios) for one month minimum.

– Our diverse range of specialist modules including, trauma-informed yoga, how to support pregnant students, Ayurveda, yoga in the community, online classes + the business of yoga, the chakras through yin yoga, and restorative yoga.

Sound good? Find out more + apply here. And of course, we’re always here to answer any questions you might have too, simply email ytt@yogarise.london

 

The best pilates in London

We know we have Yoga in our name, but we love Pilates too!

Fancy developing your core strength, fitness and flexibility? Well, Pilates may be the class for you! It’s fun + challenging, but open to all levels and abilities.

What to expect?

The movements in Pilates are slow and precise, targeting deep postural muscles of the body using set exercises and breathing techniques. Pilates is thought to be extremely beneficial in preventing injury, relieving back-pain, and for all those wanting to maintain a strong and balanced body – yay!

We think Pilates is a brilliant and we know you’ll love it too… so why not give it a go?

Monday 19.30-20.30
Streatham + Online
with Lizzy Chong

Tuesday 18.30 – 19.30
Peckham + Online
with Lizzy Chong

BOOK A PILATES CLASS HERE

Rocket Yoga Masterclass

We’re excited to announce…

A South London Homecoming Rocket Masterclass
with Marcus Veda

We’re taking over Unit 8 at Copeland Park (the big event space next to our Peckham studio) for an invogorating and fun masterclass with our resident Rocket pro Marcus. Expect large + airy warehouse vibes complete with killer tunes, plenty of room to social distance and of course, a playful flow to get your heart pumping and the energy rising! 

SUNDAY 13 SEPTEMBER
11.00-13.00

Spaces are limited so reserve your place here.

Can’t make it in person? No worries, we’ll be livestreaming the whole event too so you can join in from home. Sign up for the Livestream class here.

We can’t think of a better way to spend our weekend!

Yogarise Intro Offer

New to Yogarise? Welcome! We’re known for our vibrant, friendly studio spaces complete with London’s top yoga and pilates teachers, and a brilliant community of members. See it for yourself with our awesome introductory offer…

3 studio classes
£10 per class
30 days to explore

BUY HERE

Whether you’re local to Yogarise Peckham, Streatham or Covent Garden, or want to try out all three of our locations, this pass gives you the green light to have a taster of the whole Yogarise experience.

PURCHASE YOUR INTRO OFFER HERE

We can’t wait to welcome you to our studios!

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*One purchase per customer. 30 days starts on the date of the first class booked. Available to use in all Yogarise locations, studio classes only.

Get your FREE smoothie kit today!

We’ve teamed up with our friends at The Honestly Good Smoothie Company to bring you some delicious, healthy + hassle free smoothie kits (worth £30), direct to your door, for FREE! Simply sign up to a 10 class pack or 20 class pack this September, for use in our studios, and they’ll do the rest.

As we enter into a new ‘Back to School’ season (we know it’s feeling a little different this year), experience all that Yogarise has to offer, from Rocket, Jivamukti and Dharma yoga to Hatha Flow, Yin and Flow + Restore, with our 10 or 20 Studio Class Pack.

BUY CLASS PACKS HERE

The Honestly Good Smoothie Company deliver delicious, nutrient rich smoothie kits made with 100% organic, fresh seasonal ingredients directly to your doorstep. Whether you’re into fruity, green, protein or veggie smoothies, their menu is full of yummy recipes to choose from, with added ingredients that pack a punch – turmeric root, goji berries, baobab,  lucuma, flax seed – nomnom. This is your chance to get one of their Starter Kits (3 smoothies + mason jar + bamboo straw) for FREE… don’t miss out!

Once purchased, we’ll send you a link to The Honestly Good Smoothie Co where you can arrange your FREE smoothie kit order!

All Studio Class Packs can be used across Yogarise Peckham, Yogarise Streatham and Yogarise Covent Garden, where we have big, airy studio spaces complete with top cleaning procedures and 2 meter social distancing in place.

VIEW OUR FULL TIMETABLE HERE

SUMMER SALE

The sunshine is out in London and that means one thing…

~ YOGARISE SUMMER SALE ~

Get yourself 13 studio classes for the price of 10 + we’ll throw in 5 free online classes too, that’s less than £8.50 per class!

Make the most of our timetable across all 3 of our studios, practise with your fave teachers or try something completely new, this pass gives you the flexibility (literally) to get the full Yogarise experience.

|| Purchase the SUMMER SALE 13 FOR 10 here ||

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Available to purchase until 31/08/20. 3 month expiry from date of purchase. One purchase per customer, redeemable against studio classes only. 5 free online classes will be added to your account and available to use within 24hrs of purchase.

We are Reopening!

After months of lockdown we are super excited to be reopening our doors on the 25th July – hooray!

To align with Government guidelines on social distancing, we have a limited capacity of students allowed in each of our studio classes therefore we have had to amend our pricing structures to reflect the reduced capacity and limited timetable.

NEW STUDIO CLASS PRICES

Drop in: £16
BUY HERE

5 Class Pack: £77.50
PLUS get access to 2 online classes for free
BUY HERE

10 Class Pack: £150
PLUS get access to 5 online classes for free
BUY HERE

20 Class Pack: £250
PLUS get access to 10 online classes for free
BUY HERE

~ View our timetable here ~

If you’re unable to attend the studio, all classes will be livestreamed, plus we will still have a fab online schedule on offer, both of which will remain at the current online pricing.

STUDIO PROCEDURES

Visiting our studios will be a little different than before lockdown. We ask everyone to please bring their own mats, come dressed to practise and most importantly, to wear a mask (you can take it off once you’re on your mat!).

Each studio will have a slightly different procedure, so make sure to read the relevant page before coming to class.

PECKHAM PROCEDURE

STREATHAM PROCEDURE

COVENT GARDEN PROCEDURE

Can’t wait to see you all!

Covent Garden: Reopening Procedure

After what feels like a lifetime in lockdown, we are getting ready to reopen our studios and welcome you back to Yogarise Covent Garden on Saturday 25th July!

Coming to the studio will be a little different than pre-Covid times, so please take a read of the following info before coming along to a class and prepare accordingly.

We ask everyone to pre-book classes to reduce the amount of time required at reception.

ON ARRIVAL

  • Queue outside the studio entrance respecting social distancing – a member of reception will let you in once the studio has been thoroughly cleaned after the previous class
  • No mask, no entry – all customers will be required to wear a mask inside our studio. This can only be taken off once you’re sat on your mat. We will have disposable masks for sale on reception (£1) if you forget your own

IN RECEPTION

  • Wash your hands (in the new sink next to the entrance) or sanitise them with gel on reception
  • The receptionist will take your temperature with a non invasive thermometer upon entry. If your temperature is elevated, you’ll be asked to leave and will receive a full refund
  • Social distancing – once inside, respect social distancing in our reception area while you wait to enter the studio. This will be clearly marked on the floors
  • Bring your own water bottle – feel free to use our taps to fill up your bottles but we wont have any glasses available
  • Please arrive in the clothes you wish to practise in. Our changing rooms will be closed due to their limited space
  • Please remove your shoes in reception and carry them into the studio with you, along with all your belongings

IN THE STUDIO

  • Limited booking – a maximum of 12 people will be allowed in the studio at once. We have removed the adjoining walls and created one large shala
  • Bring your own mat – we are unable to provide any mats or equipment
  • All mats are to be placed 2 metres apart upon entering the studio – please follow the clearly marked floor stickers
  • Customers are permitted to bring their shoes, bags, jackets etc into the studio and place them tidily next to their mat.
  • Phones must be switched off and stored out of sight
  • Bring a warm layer of clothing – all windows will remain open during the class to improve air circulation
  • Bring any props from home you wish to practice with eg. belt, eye pillow, blocks or blanket
  • Toilets will be open – please spray down the toilet cubicle (including door lock and flush) with the disinfectant spray provided after use.

AFTER CLASS

  • If there is a class directly after the one you are practising, you’ll be asked to line up against the wall nearest the exit door respecting social distancing and to not leave the room. The next class will enter and then you will be allowed to exit, to ensure the corridor and stairs do not get busy

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We hope to make your experience at Yogarise Covent Garden as enjoyable as possible, and ask that you listen carefully to instructions from our team to ensure everyone remains safe.

Please note, studio classes will be live-streamed however the camera will only show the teacher, not students.

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NEW PRICING

We have amended our pricing structures to reflect the reduced capacity and limited timetable. You can find the full pricing lists here.

Drop in: £16
BUY HERE

5 Class Pack: £77.50
PLUS get access to 2 online classes for free
BUY HERE

10 Class Pack: £150
PLUS get access to 5 online classes for free
BUY HERE

20 Class Pack: £250
PLUS get access to 10 online classes for free
BUY HERE

Given our limited capacity, we have made the decision to charge a £5 fee for No Shows and Late cancellations (less than 3 hours before class starts) in studio classes. If this is the case, a member of the team will be in contact with you to arrange the payment.

~ View our Covent Garden studio timetable ~

Streatham: Reopening Procedure

After what feels like a lifetime in lockdown, we are getting ready to reopen our studios and welcome you back to Yogarise Streatham on Saturday 25th July!

Coming to the studio will be a little different than pre-Covid times, so please take a read of the following info before coming along to a class and prepare accordingly.

We ask everyone to pre-book classes to reduce the amount of time required at reception.

ON ARRIVAL

  • Queue outside the studio entrance respecting social distancing – a member of reception will let you in once the studio has been thoroughly cleaned after the previous class
  • No mask, no entryall customers will be required to wear a mask inside our studio. This can only be taken off once you’re sat on your mat. We will have disposable masks for sale on reception (£1) if you forget your own

IN RECEPTION

  • Wash your hands (in the new sink next to the entrance) or sanitise them with gel on reception
  • The receptionist will take your temperature with a non invasive thermometer upon entry. If your temperature is elevated, you’ll be asked to leave and will receive a full refund
  • Social distancing – once inside, respect social distancing in our reception area while you wait to enter the studio. This will be clearly marked on the floors
  • Bring your own water bottle – feel free to use our taps to fill up your bottles but we wont have any glasses available
  • Please arrive in the clothes you wish to practise in. Our changing rooms will be closed due to their limited space
  • Please remove your shoes in reception and carry them into the studio with you, along with all your belongings

IN THE STUDIO

  • Limited booking – a maximum of 16 people will be allowed in the studio at once. We have knocked down the partition wall to make one large studio space
  • Bring your own mat – we are unable to provide any mats or equipment
  • All mats are to be placed 2 meters apart upon entering the studio – please follow the clearly marked floor stickers
  • Customers are permitted to bring their shoes, bags, jackets etc into the studio and place them tidily next to their mat.
  • Phones must be switched off and stored out of sight
  • Bring a warm layer of clothing – all windows will remain open during the class to improve air circulation
  • Bring any props from home you wish to practice with eg. belt, eye pillow, blocks or blanket
  • The disabled toilet will be open for use – please spray down the toilet cubicle (including door lock and flush) with the disinfectant spray provided after use.

AFTER CLASS

  • If there is another class direct after yours, you’ll be asked to put your mask on, hold your belongings and move to the right-hand wall where the fire escape and double doors are, while the next class enters the room. Once they are in, you will be able to exit the room, to avoid overcrowding in the reception area.

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We hope to make your experience at Yogarise Streatham as enjoyable as possible, and ask that you listen carefully to instructions from our team to ensure everyone remains safe.

Please note, studio classes will be live-streamed however the camera will only show the teacher, not students.

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NEW PRICING

We have amended our pricing structures to reflect the reduced capacity and limited timetable. You can find the full pricing lists here.

Drop in: £16
BUY HERE

5 Class Pack: £77.50
PLUS get access to 2 online classes for free
BUY HERE

10 Class Pack: £150
PLUS get access to 5 online classes for free
BUY HERE

20 Class Pack: £250
PLUS get access to 10 online classes for free
BUY HERE

Given our limited capacity, we have made the decision to charge a £5 fee for No Shows and Late cancellations (less than 3 hours before class starts) in studio classes. If this is the case, a member of the team will be in contact with you to arrange the payment.

~ View our Streatham studio timetable ~

Peckham: reopening procedure

After what feels like a lifetime in lockdown, we are getting ready to reopen our studios and welcome you back to Yogarise Peckham on Saturday 25th July!

Coming to the studio will be a little different than pre-Covid times, so please take a read of the following info before coming along to a class and prepare accordingly.

We ask everyone to pre-book classes to reduce the amount of time required at reception.

ON ARRIVAL

  • Queue outside the studio entrance respecting social distancing – a member of reception will let you in once the studio has been thoroughly cleaned after the previous class
  • No mask, no entry – all customers will be required to wear a mask inside our studio. This can only be taken off once you’re sat on your mat. We will have disposable masks for sale on reception (£1) if you forget your own

IN RECEPTION

  • Wash your hands (in the new sink next to the entrance) or sanitise them with gel on reception
  • The receptionist will take your temperature with a non invasive thermometer upon entry. If your temperature is elevated, you’ll be asked to leave and will receive a full refund
  • Social distancing – once inside, respect social distancing in our reception area while you wait to enter the studio. This will be clearly marked on the floors
  • Bring your own water bottle – feel free to use our taps to fill up your bottles but we wont have any glasses available
  • Please arrive in the clothes you wish to practise in. Our changing rooms will be closed due to their limited space
  • Please remove your shoes in reception and carry them into the studio with you, along with all your belongings

IN THE STUDIO

  • Limited booking – a maximum of 20 people will be allowed in the studio at once. We will be opening up the partition wall between the two rooms to make one large shala
  • Bring your own mat – we are unable to provide any mats or equipment
  • All mats are to be placed 2 metres apart upon entering the studio – please follow the clearly marked floor stickers
  • Customers are permitted to bring their shoes, bags, jackets etc into the studio and place them tidily next to their mat
  • Phones must be switched off and stored out of sight
  • Bring a warm layer of clothing – all windows will remain open during the class to improve air circulation
  • Bring any props from home you wish to practice with eg. belt, eye pillow, blocks or blanket
  • Toilets will be open – please spray down the toilet cubicle (including door lock and flush) with the disinfectant spray provided after use

AFTER CLASS

  • You’ll be asked to leave the room through the far door and exit the studio via the Fire Exit and B Block stairwell. There will be no re-access through the corridor / reception

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We hope to make your experience at Yogarise Peckham as enjoyable as possible, and ask that you listen carefully to instructions from our team to ensure everyone remains safe.

Please note, studio classes will be live-streamed however the camera will only show the teacher, not students.

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NEW PRICING

We have amended our pricing structures to reflect the reduced capacity and limited timetable. You can find the full pricing lists here.

Drop in: £16
BUY HERE

5 Class Pack: £77.50
PLUS get access to 2 online classes for free
BUY HERE

10 Class Pack: £150
PLUS get access to 5 online classes for free
BUY HERE

20 Class Pack: £250
PLUS get access to 10 online classes for free
BUY HERE

Given our limited capacity, we have made the decision to charge a £5 fee for No Shows and Late cancellations (less than 3 hours before class starts) in studio classes. If this is the case, a member of the team will be in contact with you to arrange the payment.

~ View our Peckham studio timetable ~

Local Streatham Foodies we’re shouting about

Since opening our studio doors on Streatham High Road at the start of 2019, we’ve had so much fun discovering our new neighbourhood and can’t get enough of the incredible independent foodie businesses we’re surrounded by.

Here are some of our faves…

TRIBE CAFE

Vegan cafe, juice bar and co-working space, we love the chilled out atmosphere and sense of community you get when you walk through Tribe’s doors. They’ve got private and shared desk spaces, bookable high-tech conference rooms and of course, yummy food and treats on offer to get you through the day.

@Tribe_Streatham

Bunhead Bakes

One of our lockdown discoveries, Bunhead Bakes delivers the most delicious sourdough buns, cookies and bagels direct to your doorstep every Monday and Friday! Not only is Bunhead Bakes great for when you have those sweet tooth cravings (hello, sourdough cinnamon bun!) but they also make fab treats to bring to socially-distanced picnics and garden hangouts to enjoy with friends and fam.

@Bunheadbakes

The Inkspot Brewery

Sheltered within the historical Streatham Rookery sits the Inkspot Brewery. Set up by two friends with a passion for great beer, they embarked on a four year project to build a brewery within the Grade II listed gardens and well, they have certainly delivered! Grab a can or two for the picnic basket and enjoy on a sunny day.

@TheInkspotBrewery

Get Juiced Bar

Get Juiced serve the most delish cold press juices, salads, vegan cakes and juice cleanses made to order from their shop in Tooting Market.  Their ethos is to ensure all Get Juiced products are revitalising, healthy and most importantly TASTY, while bringing accessible nutritional health awareness to the local community. We can’t stop staring (drooling) at all the brightly coloured treats on offer!

@GetJuicedBar

Lento Of London

Calling all cheese lovers! Lento of London have the most incredible range of Zero Waste cheeses so you can enjoy a scrummy cheese board AND be sustainable! Passionate about Italian food and wine, they source from small-scale artisan producers who share a similar belief that food and wine should be produced responsibly, without mass mechanical intervention, keeping traditional methods alive and supporting the local community and environment. What’s not to love?

@Lento_of_London

Why we love Lunchtimes

While London slowly opens up again, the majority of us are still working from home, and if there has been one thing we’ve learnt these last 3 months, it’s that having a proper lunch break is incredibly important!

Obviously, one of our fave things to do over lunch is our online yoga classes, not only so we can see our fab teachers and community, but also because there are some incredible benefits of moving your body during the day…

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It improves our mental clarity, so we can get back to work in the afternoon feeling fresher and more alert

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Hello circulation! Encouraging the fluids in our body to flow is super important in optimising our overall health and ability to heal

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Say goodbye to the lower back ache and sore shoulders. Stepping away from our desks (or kitchen table/sofa/bed… no judgement) to do an online yoga class means we get to work on our core strength and release tension that’s built up during those morning meetings

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Boost your mood! Have you ever felt grumpy after a yoga class? We didn’t think so…

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Here’s the lunchtime online yoga classes we have on offer:

MONDAY
Vinyasa Flow with Katy Bateman
12.00 – 12.45

TUESDAY
Vinyasa Flow with Kate Lovell
13.00 – 13.45

WEDNESDAY
Dynamic Pilates with Lizzy Chong
12.00 – 13.00

Dynamic Flow with Anna Clifford
13.00 – 13.45

THURSDAY
Rocket with Lolo Lam
12.00 – 13.00

FRIDAY
Vinyasa Flow with Jaqui Wan
13.00 – 14.00

~ BOOK A LUNCHTIME YOGA CLASS HERE ~

PLUS – here are our fave WFH lunch recipes if you’re bored of the ham sandwiches 😉

The Lowdown on Yin Yoga

What is Yin yoga? What are the benefits? How is it different to a regular flowing yoga class?

We chatted with Austin Ince, one of our amazing online yin yoga teachers, to gain some insight into his Yin Yoga journey and find out some helpful tips for anyone looking to try Yin out!

How did you get into Yin yoga?

I was introduced to yin by my teachers, who had only just discovered it. At the time I was practising lots of dynamic yoga and had plateaued with my practice in terms of flexibility. The ethos of the era was that practising more, for longer and harder must be better. I came to realise that this was seriously flawed thinking! I had come to realise that my practice was out of balance and the idea of practising ‘Yin’ was to balance the predominantly ‘Yang’ element.

What is Yin?

Yin is a still and gentle practice which can be, paradoxically, extremely challenging and hard! Persevere though, not for how you feel during the practice but for how you’ll feel afterwards. The practice is multilayered and creates transformation in more ways than a ‘Yang’ practice. The longer you practise the easier the practice becomes and the less intensively you practice the better the results. 

What can you expect from a class?

A yin practice is defined as the opposite of a yang one! In Yin you hold the poses, which in the main are seated and lying down, for longer, between 3 to 5 minutes. It targets the lower part of the body, spine, hips and legs. It applies a gentle tensile stress to the connective tissue and the fascia of the body.

What are the benefits of Yin yoga?

It keeps the tissues, joints, bones healthy and restores the range of motion. The challenge is to stay still and to come to terms with the discomfort and eventually that discomfort becomes comfort. Once they realise that doing less for longer is better, their practice will be transformed. You’ll become more flexible faster practicing yin, if they practice mindfully. Slow is the new fast! 

The biggest mistake that practitioners make is that they approach a yin practice with a yang attitude. 

When we are in our comfort zone we atrophy, comfort is the enemy of the body and mind. When we leave our comfort zone and experience discomfort, we are challenged, we grow, we become stronger and mentally more agile. 

I refer to ‘Yang’ as a doing practice and ‘Yin’ as an undoing practice, “the Art of Letting Go.” Because we are still it becomes a meditative practice, which de-stresses and recalibrated the Central Nervous System. 

What would be your advice to those new to the practice?

1. Don’t concern yourself with details – alignment doesn’t matter, what you feel does.

2. Take it easy, don’t go too deep into the poses – you’ll make more progress this way.

3. Ignore what everyone else is doing – every body is different and everyone’s pose will look different.

4. Avoid pain but stay with slight discomfort.

5. Close your eyes and be amazed at how quickly time passes. 

So… are you feeling (Y)inspired?
Try an online Yin yoga class with Austin:

SATURDAY 17.00 – 18.15
Book here

Austin also teaches in our Peckham and Streatham studios, so keep an eye on our timetable for when we are able to reopen.

PLUS! We run online Yin yoga classes with more great teachers:

MONDAY 17.30 – 18.30
with Laura Kinnunen

FRIDAY 19.30 – 20.45
with Dirish Shaktidas

~ Click here to book an online Yin Yoga class ~

Have £50 on us!

We’re sharing a little love and gifting you £25 if you spend £75, or a whopping £50 if you spend £100 on yoga account credit.

Credit can be used for:
online or studio classes
workshops
teacher trainings
merchandise and gift vouchers

OR

With plenty of online yoga classes choose from, plus our studios reopening in a matter of weeks (yey!), there’s never been a better time to breathe… stretch… and Yogarise!


What are you waiting for?

~ Buy your Yogarise account credit here ~

Start Yoga here

We know that starting yoga can be scary – we’ve been there too. There’s all the unfamiliar words, strange ways to move and everyone around seems to be able to touch their toes! That’s why we run online Beginners Yoga classes. They offer a safe space for you to start your yoga journey and are led by experienced and friendly teachers.

You’ll start with the basic postures (where does my foot go again?) and simple breathing techniques so you can build confidence and reap the benefits yoga has to offer. We hope that after a couple of session, you’ll feel more prepared to try other yoga classes too!

Taz Aliabadi-Oglesby, one of our incredible online Beginners Yoga teachers shares with us some top tips for first-timers:

– There’s no wrong or right way to practice; you can’t be “bad” at yoga

– Yoga really is for everyone, regardless of body, size, shape or ability

– You don’t have to be flexible in your body (phew!) but being flexible in your mind and open to new things helps

– It will be frustrating and confusing at times – that just comes with the territory of learning any ‘New Thing’. Ask yourself, as an adult how often do I let myself be completely new at something?

– The most advanced practice is the one that is respectful to your physical body and your state of mind in the moment. Be kind to yourself. Honour the body’s inner wisdom

– Your breath is the cornerstone for the practice. If you find yourself in a pose where you can’t keep your breath, ease out of it

– There is no hierarchy – no one variation of a pose or movement is “better” or “worse” than any other 

– Become best mates with your props! You don’t need to have fancy blocks or straps at home, grab some books and a dressing gown belt and you’re good to go

Join one of our online beginners yoga classes:

Wednesday with Taz
6.30 – 7.30 PM

Saturday with Lolo
12 – 1PM

~ Book here ~

Mandala magic

Let’s get creative! Online Mandala yoga classes weave rhythmic breathing and fun flowing vinyasa with a twist – quite literally – you’ll also be moving 360° around your mat! Each class is based on one of the 4 elements, so you’ll be channeling your inner earth, water, fire or air each week.

Mahalia Pellet, one of our fab yoga teachers at Yogarise Covent Garden tells us what we can expect from an online mandala yoga class…

Support, Connect, Ground

When we connect to the earth element, we connect to the first chakra, Muladhara, at the base of the spine. It is the ground we stand on. Think forward folds, finding space in the hamstrings and the back of the body. 

Flow, Create, Feel

When we connect to the element of water, we move to the second chakra, Swadisthana, located at the sacrum. This element and chakra is all about going with the flow, connecting to our emotions and feelings. In practice, think moving through asanas including goddess, skandasana and malasana. 

Courage, Illumination, Determination

When we connect to the element of fire, we move up to the third chakra, Manipura, located at the solar plexus. The energetic job of this chakra is to help us step into our personal power. In practice we will move through sequences of twisting asanas and find space through the sides of the body. 

Love, Acceptance, Gratitude

When we work with the element of Air in our practice we move to the fourth chakra, Anahata, located at the heart. Energetically this chakra connects our inner and outer worlds and helps us cultivate qualities of love, compassion, joy and forgiveness. In practice we will explore backbends and creating space through the front of the body. 

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Try it out for yourself!
Online Mandala yoga with Mahalia
Friday at 5pm
Book here

Plus, we’ll have more Mandala yoga classes on offer once we are able to reopen our studios in Peckham, Streatham and Covent Garden, yay!

Our fave mindfulness apps

Prioritising our mental health is incredibly important, especially while dealing with a pandemic. We’ve found using mindfulness apps has been a great addition to our daily online yoga classes as a way to check-in and pause. Here are some of our fave apps we’ve been using…

CALM

Calm lets you tailor a mindfulness routine based on an intention you set yourself which we absolutely love. They have everything from 3 min meditations and mindfulness Masterclasses to nighttime stories read by celebs (hello, Matthew McConaughey).

INSIGHT TIMER

An online community of meditators, Insight Timer features guided meditations, music and talks posted by experts in the realm of mindfulness. No matter how much (or little) time you have to spend on yourself, you’ll find something that works for you. Their children’s sleep tracks are also great for getting the little ones to drift off.

HEADSPACE

Headspace has one mission: to improve the health and happiness of the world. They offer incredible meditation courses that make it feel accessible for anyone starting out. Headspace is also one of the only mindfulness apps committed to advancing the field of mindfulness meditation through clinically-validated research which we think is pretty cool! If you’re unemployed or a student, you can get Headspace Plus free for a year too.

SHINE

With a particular focus on managing anxiety, Shine lets you create a personalised self-care program based on your goals, complete with daily mental health support. You can also connect with other members and join their incredible digital support network!

REFLECTLY

Reflectly is a journalling app that utilises artificial intelligence to help you structure and reflect upon your daily thoughts and problems, a bit like a personal mental health companion. From improving productivity to gaining a better sense of calm, they have prompts and challenges which are fun and insightful and help along the way.

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Looking for a live guided meditation? Check out our online meditation class led by Ryan Nell:

Sunday at 5.30PM


BOOK HERE

Plus, Ryan teaches weekly meditation classes in Covent Garden, Streatham and Peckham, so keep an eye out for when our studios reopen!

Baby Spinach is reopening!

Calling all Streatham locals, after 10 weeks of lockdown, our neighbours Baby Spinach are finally reopening their cafe for delivery, takeaway and essential shop items on Friday 5th June.

We’ve really missed eating their fresh salads and sipping on delish coffee after a yoga class at Yogarise Streatham so we can’t wait to put on our masks, walk down Streatham High Road and get us some yummy goods 😀

Now more than ever it’s so important to shop local and save our highstreet, so if you’re a Streatham local, why not come down and help support this family-run small business!

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Yoga classes in Streatham are still paused at the moment but you can join us for online yoga classes up to 10 times per day here.

Anti-Racism Charities, Resources & Educational Tools

Today marks the second day of peaceful protests in London over the tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, USA. If you’re unable to attend the protest or want to further educate yourself in allyship and anti-racism, here are some resources we have found useful. We know there is always more that can be done, and more to learn…

Charities you can support in the UK:

Show Racism The Red Card
Show Racism the Red Card is the UK’s leading anti-racism educational charity. They provide educational workshops, training sessions, multimedia packages, and a whole host of other resources, all with the purpose of tackling racism in society. Established in January 1996, the organisation utilises the high-profile status of football and football players to publicise its message. Across Britain, Show Racism the Red Card delivers training to more than 50,000 individuals per year. 

Stand Against Racism and Inequality
SARI is a service user/community-oriented agency that provides support and advice to victims of hate, and promotes equality and good relations between people with protected characteristics as defined by law. Established in 1988, SARI has been operational since 1991. It was the brainchild of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) housing provider United Housing Association.

Discrimination Law Association
The DLA brings together a broad range of discrimination law practitioners, policy experts, academics and concerned individuals, all united around a commitment to improving equality law, practice, education and advice for those who face discrimination.

Books to read:

If you have a copy of these books, please consider lending them to friends and family. If you’re looking to buy a copy but could instead borrow, why not donate the money you would have spent to one of the charities instead.

Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race
Reni Eddo-Lodge

Me and White Supremacy
Layla F Saad

Your Silence Will Not Protect You
Audre Lorde

Such a Fun Age
Kiley Reid

Americanah
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Girl, Woman, Other
Bernardine Evaristo

(Click here for a much more comprehensive list of reading around racism, blackness and how to be a better ally)

Educational Resources:

Unpacking White Feminism Lecture by Rachel Cargle
A Guide To Allyship
Tribe Life Anti-Racism Resources
Black Lives Matter – Ways You Can Help


Cultivating heat from the inside out

Temperatures are rising outside as we head into summer but we’re busy cultivating heat from the inside out. Here are our top online yoga classes to get the heat rising, sweat dripping and muscles shaking!

ASHTANGA YOGA

Where it all started…Ashtanga Yoga derives from the teachings of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. You can expect a dynamic sequence of standing and seated postures practiced with focused breathing techniques, designed specifically to align the body and strengthen the nervous system. Each class practises the same primary sequence so it’s a great way to track your progress and build the basics.

Online Ashtanga classes:
Monday 6PM with Hannah Whittingham
Tuesday 7AM with Valentina Zaharia
Thursday 7AM with Alice Bonifacio
Saturday 10AM with Hannah Whittingham

~ Book online Ashtanga classes at Yogarise here ~

ROCKET YOGA

Based off the Ashtanga series but with a few fun additions and less repetition, Rocket yoga is an energetic and invigorating vinyasa flow practice where you’ll be encouraged to play with inversions and transitions. If you’re after a challenge, this is certainly for you. We recommend clearing a decent space, grabbing a sweat towel and having some water handy.

Online Rocket Yoga classes:
Tuesday 10.30AM with Marcus Veda
Wednesday 5.30PM with Luna Anderson
Thursday 12PM with Lolo Lam

~ Book online Rocket yoga classes at Yogarise here ~

YOGASANA

Expect a pinch of philosophy, a dash of meditation, all combined with challenging asanas to help create a feeling of deep inner peace. During a Yogasana class at Yogarise, you’ll work hard, breathe big and play with plenty of advanced variations. Top it all off with a fun, upbeat playlist and you’re good to go!

Online Yogasana classes:
Monday 6.30PM with Amanda Denton
Wednesday 6PM with Erin Prichard
Sunday 10AM with Erin Prichard

~ Book an online Yogasana class with Yogarise here ~

The benefits of practising online yoga

Stay connected with your community

We’ve loved watching friendships blossom in our studios, and seeing that translate to our online yoga classes has been even more special! We’ve met partners, kids, pets, house plants… who doesn’t want to practise with their fave Yogarise teacher and catch up with their yogi pals? We may be social distancing but that doesn’t mean we have to be socially distant!

Treasure a moment of mindfulness

It can be hard to carve out time for mindfulness when we’ve got a million distractions around us (hello, Netflix binges), but a yoga class can create that sacred space we need to slow down. Mindfulness is known to help reduce stress and anxiety while improving sleep and memory… we can’t think of any reasons not to give it a go! Our top yoga classes for mindfulness? Check out an online Hatha flow, Yin yoga or Flow + Restore !

Your body will thank you

Whether you believe yoga is a form of exercise or not, it’s hard to deny the incredible effects the practice has on our bodies, especially while so many of us are sat at our makeshift desks all day. Yoga is known to improve circulation (goodbye, numb bum), posture and breathing mechanics to name a few, all of which are incredibly important for staying healthy. Want to get that heart pumping? We recommend an online Rocket yoga, Yogasana or Dharma class, just make sure to grab your sweat towel!

Create a sense of routine

Anyone else feeling like you’ve just woken from a nap and have no clue what time or day it is? Whether you’re busier than ever or left with an abundance of time to fill, we’ve found building a daily routine has helped us stay grounded while at home. And of course, joining an online yoga class has become a staple in our routine. We’re loving early evening yoga at the moment, perfect for switching off at the end of the work day with plenty of time for tea and telly 😉

Practise with teachers you’ve not been able to before

Don’t you hate it when there’s a teacher you love but their class just doesn’t work with your commute or schedule? Well, location is no longer an issue because we’re streaming live yoga and pilates classes directly to your lounge (or bedroom/kitchen/garden) up to 10 times per day, which means you have easier access to Yogarise’s talented team of teachers – Yay!

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So… what are you waiting for? Check out the Yogarise online timetable and get booking!

We’ll see you on Zoom soon <3

Kids Go Free!

Get your little ones into yoga early with our new online Kids Yoga class!

Kids Yoga with David Ramcharran
Tuesday 4 – 4.45 PM  
BOOK HERE

Got a 5-10 year old? This is for you (well, them really but who doesn’t love a stretch?)

David is patient, fun and inspiring and will guide your kids through postures, breathing and relaxation exercises. He believes that yoga is for everybody no matter the age, so feel free to join in yourselves and get the whole family involved.

Here are just a few benefits of kids yoga:

– Enhances their mobility, strength and coordination
– Improves concentration levels + introduces mindfulness early
– Promotes a healthy sense of body awareness
– Teaches stress and anxiety management
– It’s fun and inclusive!

Kids Yoga with David Ramcharran Tuesday 4 – 4.45 PM  
Try your first class for FREE using the code 
‘YOGARISEKIDS’
at checkout !

~ BOOK NOW ~

Our Top 5 South London Delivery Saviours…

We may be staying home all day but that doesn’t mean we can’t still support our fave South London local businesses! So let’s #SaveOurHighstreet and enjoy some treats at the same time…

  1. For the plant lovers : FOREST LONDON

Anyone else got house plant envy? From succulents to string of pearls and everything in between, if you’re wanting to bring some texture and greenery to your lockdown pad, Forest London have got you covered!

2. For the book worms: RYE BOOKS

Our fave independent bookshop Rye Books have taken their store online with an incredible selection of reads to suite every mood and a book club that meets virtually every month. They’re offering free delivery to SE postcodes too… wahoo!

3. For the sweet tooth: SE CAKERY

Rainbow bars, Biscoff cake and brownie bakes, SE Cakery have all those sugary cravings sorted with their insatiable range of sweet treats delivered every Saturday in South East London. We’re loving the personalised icing too…

4. For the cocktail connoisseurs: BAMBUNI WINE & GROCERY

Whether you’ve become a HouseParty pro or are cooking a delish meal for two, Bambuni Wine & Grocery have the ultimate choice of hand selected wine, beer and sprits… It’s 5 o’clock somewhere right?!

5. For the lazy diners: SPINACH LONDON

Being in lockdown doesn’t mean you have to miss out on those weekend brunches! Spinach London have an incredible range of mouth watering fresh salads, sandwiches and juices delivered direct to your doorstep… YUM!

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Save Our Studio

As a small business ourself, every online yoga class you book with Yogarise is going towards the survival of the studio so we want to say massive THANK YOU for all your kind words. We have grown a fantastic community and your support means the world. Every class you pay for is split 50/50 with our teachers too so you are supporting them as well as us!

Fancy trying a class? Book an online yoga class with Yogarise here.

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~ GIVEAWAY ~ Calligraphy Stater Kit

In need of a lockdown creativity boost? Look no further…

We’ve teamed up with Ink & Flow London founder (and one of our lovely yoga teachers at Yogarise Peckham) Kirstie Bird to giveaway an incredible Modern Calligraphy Starter Kit including everything you need to get going and more!

The kit includes the following…

  • All the worksheets, tips and tricks you could ever hope for
  • 2 x nibs (Nikko G to start with then a Blue Pumpkin for once you’ve had a bit of practice)
  • 2 pen holders (straight and oblique)
  • Higgins eternal black ink
  • Gum Arabic for when the ink is being pesky and bleeding everywhere
  • Practice paper and a Rhodia dot pad

And Voila! You’re ready to go! 

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To enter, head over to our Giveaway post on our Instagram @YogariseLondon , tag your 3 best mates in the comments and follow @YogariseLondon and @inkandflowLondon … it’s that simple!

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* PLUS *

Kirstie teaches an online Vinyasa Flow yoga class every Sunday morning 9.30 – 10.30 so you can get your self care Sunday off to a good start 😉

Book here.

10 Tips to Manage Overwhelm & Anxiety During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Feeling stressed, overwhelmed or anxious while social distancing? Don’t worry, you’re not alone, which is why we’ve asked one of our incredible teachers Anita Jasser, a UKCP body psychotherapist trainee, a yoga teacher and biodynamic massage therapist, to share some tips to help manage overwhelm and anxiety during the coronavirus outbreak.

  1. Do less – in this period, it is important to rest more than usual. When circumstances are uncertain, our nervous system responses will be activated, especially if we are following the news and spending more time online. Let yourself nap more and do less.

  2. What part of this can I do? My teacher Ana Forrest suggests that in times of overwhelm, ask yourself, what part of this can I do? By breaking down your to-do list and focusing on completing one part of it at a time, it can make us feel less overwhelmed.

  3. Daily routines –Make a daily routine, so that you can begin to unwind at the same time each day. The body needs consistency to self-regulate. I’d suggest attending an online zoom class with your favourite Yogarise teacher, meditating, tai-chi, or attending a 5rythms online dance class at the same time and day each week.

  4. Start early – Set an intention to carve out some time for yourself before you begin your day. This can be anywhere from 5 minutes to 50 depending on your home life.  It will give you an opportunity to check in with yourself and to set an intention for what we’d like to receive in the day. It might be more time to rest, to connect with friends and family, or it might be to receive kindness from another person.

  5. Eye care – in this period when many of us are spending more time online, it is important to take good care of our eyes. Staring at a screen for 8 hours a day is very damaging for our eyes. Eye exercises, alongside eating more foods with melatonin such as bananas, and using anti blue light software for computers will support your eyes during this period.

  6. Drink more water – being still and sitting for long periods of times can be dehydrating, so drink a lot more water, which will also give you a regular rest from your screen. 

  7. Move – whether it is yoga, Pilates or dancing, find ways to regularly keep moving and stretch out the glutes from sitting down. Make the most of the once-a-day outdoor limit we have if you can. 

  8. Stay connected – join online groups and regularly connect with friends, families and online communities to stay connected and nourished during this period.

  9. Laugh – find programmes or friends to laugh with. Laughter really is a great way to release stress and tension.

  10. Be heartfelt – this is a period for us to connect to ourselves and others from a place of heart. Ask your heart what it needs each day and allow yourself to receive what you’ve asked for. Focus on what you do have and allow your heart to be nourished by that. Gratitude goes a long way.

Anita Jasser is a trainee body psychotherapist offering Zoom sessions at the moment – if you’d like to find out more and book a session with her, you can email her here

ONLINE YOGA & PILATES CLASSES

Welcome to Yogarise Online! The world is changing around us and we are adapting to make sure you still get the Yogarise experience even if you can’t get to us in person. All our studio classes are now Livestreamed, and we have online-exclusive classes on offer for you too.

To book, visit the Yogarise Online timetable and sign up like you would for a regular class. Once you’re booked, follow these simple steps:

1Download Zoom for free onto your computer, tablet or phone, and register for a basic account.

2. Clear a space for you to practise in – we recommend having a yoga block (or books!), a blanket or pillow handy so you can really enjoy savasana relaxation at the end.

3. You can book any time up until the start of class. You’ll receive an email from us with the link to join in, simply follow the link to get started. Remember to make sure your Yogarise account has a valid and updated email address otherwise you won’t receive this email. If you book within an hour of the class you will receive the link immediately. If you do not receive the link, please check your junk / spam and search ‘all mail’ for ‘no-reply@apiant.com’

 4. Turn on your camera and give a wave to your teacher – it’s always lovely to see your faces, plus, the teacher can help with verbal cues and assists (and they don’t have to teach to a blank screen!) No one will judge you if you have washing hanging in the background, kids toys on the floor and are practising in your PJs – this is yoga after all 😉

5. Turn your audio on so that you can hear the instructions. Choose your own music to play in the background or find the yoga teacher’s playlist on Spotify.

6. Put yourself on mute when you join the class. There will be a message board that you can use if you have any questions during the class. And remember to say bye to your teacher, just like you would in an IRL session.

7. Enjoy your yoga class and do send us any feedback – we’d love to hear from you.


 || ONLINE PRICING ||

In addition to the below, we are now offering 20 + 30 class packs with a 15% discount (that’s from only £5.10 per class!). Just use the code WINTERSALE at the checkout.

We’ve also set up these pricing options to make our online classes accessible to as many people as possible while continuing to support our teachers and staff.

~ Available to buy now here ~


SHARE THE LOVE…

Show us your home studio set up! We’re going to miss seeing you all in the studio, so whether you’re in your lounge, kitchen, bedroom or garden, snap a pic of you doing a Yogarise online class and tag us on Instagram @YogariseLondon to keep up the community love.

Spread the word and share our online yoga classes with your friends! Our referral scheme is still active, so introduce a mate to a class and you’ll get a free KeepCup, Jerry Bottle, Yogarise T-shirt or Tote bag (which you can collect when we’re all out of isolation!).

See you online soon xx

YTT Scholarship

Yay! Applications for our Yoga Teacher Training Scholarship are officially open… But, not for long, so if you want to be in with a chance, apply now!

2019 saw us offer our first scholarship place and we’re really happy to say that we doing it again for 2020.

We know that teacher training can be quite an outgoing, so we’re looking to give someone a helping hand. We’re offering to cover the cost of the 200hrs training, plus accommodation and meals on the 2-week intensive. The successful candidate will need to cover the cost of the flights, transfers, travel insurance, visa and jabs for Sri Lanka, as well as books and travel in London.

We’re looking for someone whose passion it is to teach yoga for a living, who will be 100% committed, available for every date of the training, and would like a long term relationship with us.

Everything you need to know about the yoga teacher training is here and, if you’re keen to apply, the scholarship application form is here.

Applications will be accepted up to February 29th, at which point we’ll review and then ask successful candidates in for interview.

Runners Need & Yogarise

We’re really happy to say that we’ve partnered with Runners Need to create a yoga class specifically for runners, hosted at their Covent Garden store on the 22nd January.

TO SIGN UP please go through the Eventbrite link

Come and join Runners Need and Yogarise professional Chloe for a special Yoga for Runners event.

As Chloe understands the affects running can have on our bodies, she’s the perfect teacher for our runners yoga class.

About Chloe:

Chloe started running in 2002, and in 2003 she ran the Paris Marathon which was a baptism of fire! It was during her self-confessed ‘rather sketchy’ marathon training in 2003 that she started practicing yoga. She had genuinely resigned herself to being a stiff person and hadn’t realised at all that over a long period of time her body was capable of adapting and becoming more flexible. Yoga is genuinely amazing for runners, but running isn’t particularly great for yoga!

Fast forward to 2012 and her husband had taken up running – he’d caught the running bug. Together they’ve now entered into the Two Rivers Marathon in February 2020 as their qualifier for the Comrado Ultra in June.

All attendee’s will receive a £10 voucher to spend in Runners Need and £5 off their next Yogarise session.

Community Classes

The Lowdown for 2020

Here at Yogarise, community has always been close to our hearts. That’s everything from how we want you to feel when you walk in to our studios, to how we can help to support our local communities.

We’re really happy to say that in 2020 we’re launching Community Classes in each of our studios, meaning we’ll now have 3 running every week across Peckham, Streatham and Covent Garden on Sunday afternoons.

We asked all of our teachers, members and the wider Yogarise fam who they’d like to support throughout 2020, finding charities that are local to each studio and are in need of visibility and donations. We’ve now set 12 charities, thanks to their suggestions. So every 4 months our studios will be supporting a new charity – each local to them.

The main way that we support our charities is through our £5 Community Classes. For every class at least £1 will go towards the chosen charity.

These classes are great because they are more affordable for people to come to, and they give a platform to our newer teachers – namely our Yogarise Yoga Teacher Training graduates (our Teachers on the Rise… see what we did there?) who are fully paid for teaching their classes.

For each class there are a few places that are completely free, based on a first come first serve basis. These classes will take place every Sunday afternoon across our Peckham, Covent Garden and Streatham studios.

The charities that we are supporting will be on our community page and we’ll be updating the money raised at the end of each month – as class attendance levels, and how much students choose to donate, will affect how much money is raised.

November 30 Day Challenge

November Challenge

Are you in?

Join the challenge, throughout November we are encouraging people to attend 25 classes over 30 days… they can be on any day, at any time and any class style. You’ll also get 5 days off throughout the month to rest, meditate and recuperate (or enjoy a long weekend away!).

Sign me up!

Never been to a Yogarise class or workshop before? The 30 Day Challenge is just £50 for UNLIMITED ANYTIME YOGA… that’s only £2 per class if you come all 25 days.

If you’ve been to our studio before, you can join in for just £75 for UNLIMITED ANYTIME YOGA (the price of our unlimited off-peak membership) which means your classes are from as little as £3 a session, bargain!

YES I’m down… sign me up!

30 Day Challenge cards

Grab one of our 30 Day Challenge cards after you sign up and at the end of each class present it to a member of reception who will stamp it.

We want to see how you’re getting on!

Remember to snap lots of pics of you and your cards filling up, plus any other fun studio pics throughout the month using the tag @YogariseLondon and the hashtag #30DC for your chance to win some goodies…

Click here to join the November 30 Day Challenge!

You can sign up to the challenge anytime, however the pass will only be active and available for use between 1/11/19 and 30/11/19. You can attend classes across all three of our studios (Peckham, Streatham + Covent Garden) Full T&C’s can be found here.

Mysore at Yogarise

We’ve just introduced an unlimited Mysore Pass for our Covent Garden Yogis. But is it the thing for you? Teacher Alice Bonifacio helps to delve deeper into what Mysore is, and who it’s great for…

“A lot of people feel intimidated by Mysore but don’t worry! This blog post will debunk some of the myths behind the practice: My Mysore class is open to all levels and follows the ashtanga primary series, with sessions running as a drop-in for students between 7-9am.

Mysore is a form of self-practice with a teacher present, helping you to break down the postures or asanas in the primary series, whilst also exploring the remaining 7 limbs of ashtanga (ashtanga means “eight limbs” or “branches”).

Mysore is named after the city in South India where ashtanga was developed by K. Pattabhi Jois, and later became popular in the west. Traditionally, Mysore is practiced at sunrise during the cooler hours of the day and mirrors our life cycle through the ashtanga series. The postures are intelligently sequenced to allow the body to warm up and prepare for more challenging asanas

Mysore is perfect for beginners, allowing you the space and time to really understand the postures without the pressures of a led class. For me, Mysore cracked open my yoga practice and gave me the confidence and freedom to roll out my mat wherever I choose. As an actress, I travel quite a lot so I was very grateful of a practice I could take anywhere with me in the world!”

Rocket Yoga 101

Forget rock ’n’ roll, we’re into Rocket yoga: a dynamic, Vinyasa-flow yoga practice that’s sure to make you sweat and feel some fire – AKA agni in Ayurveda. The Rocket yoga sequence was developed by an American yoga teacher, Larry Schultz, in the Eighties. Musician – and self-professed rocket man – Bob Weir (of The Grateful Dead) suggested the name to Schultz during a teaching session, saying: ‘Rocket: it gets you there faster.’

Thought about joining a class but not sure what to expect?

Rocket yoga sequences are similar to those in Ashtanga, featuring Surya Namaskar (sun salutations), standing poses, seated poses, twists and bends. However, in Rocket yoga, students are given the freedom to modify traditional asanas, or even skip them entirely, instead of sticking to a rigid pattern. One of our incredible Rocket teachers Helen Russell-Clark says: Rocket is the rebellious younger sibling of ashtanga. I love that it breaks all the rules. It has all the grounding of ashtanga, but it uplifts you, leaving you feeling stronger, healthier and happier.’

Marcus Veda, another of our fab Rocket teachers, agrees, explaining: Rocket is about an attitude rather than the specific sequence. It’s strong and positive – not about the poses, but about the way they link together. For me, it’s the true Vinyasa-style flow. Each style has its own flavour, but Rocket is my milkshake.’ Movement is linked with breath throughout the sequence, and yogis are encouraged to experiment with inversions (headstands, handstands and so on). For Marcus, the handstands are a highlight, because they’re: The closest you can come to flying. It’s that feeling of lightness, floating and a clear head. It’s pure focus in the moment. And it always feels fun.

So, what are the benefits of joining a Yogarise Rocket class?

According to Marcus, benefits of Rocket include: Strength, stability, mobility, concentration, self-awareness, concentration and meditation.’ For Helen, it’s all about how good you feel afterwards: For me, personally, I found Rocket at a time when I was very low. I remember walking out of my first class being so surprised at how amazingly high I felt. And that feeling can be quite powerful. As well as the mental benefits, Rocket can make you stronger, quicker. I learnt so much about my physical body and have found it fascinating to see the transformations.’

Join a Rocket Class at Yogarise

Yogarise has a choice of fun and friendly Rocket yoga classes to pick from, with regular sessions run by expert teachers Helen, Marcus, Katarina, Lolo, Leon, David and Lita. Marcus’ advice to budding Rocketeers is as follows: Stay with the breath; don’t be fixated on the poses. They will come… and go. But as long as you keep your mind on the breath, you’re always on the Rocket.’ Helen echoes his words, saying: Come with an open mind. Don’t expect to be able to do everything in your first class. And don’t be intimidated by others who may be flying around you. Keep practising with love and patience and you too will fly.’

Monday: 7.30pm–9pm, Helen Russell-Clark (Peckham)

Monday: 7.30pm with Helen Russell-Clark (Peckham)

Tuesday: 6.30pm with Leon London (Covent Garden)

Wednesday: 9.45am with Katarina Rayburn (Peckham)

Friday: 7.30am with Lita Sattva (Covent Garden)

Saturday: 9.15am with Lita Sattva (Covent Garden)

     10.00am with Lolo Lam (Peckham)

     10:30am with David Pearce (Streatham)

     3.00pm with Helen Russell-Clark (Covent Garden)

Sunday: 11.30am with Marcus Veda (Peckham)

Check out all our yoga classes here… something may have changed since this was posted

Everything you need to know about Prenatal Yoga

Prenatal Yoga

Pregnancy is a deeply unique experience for every woman, and finding the right prenatal yoga class in London to best support you is especially important. Whether you’ve dabbled in the odd yoga class, are a seasoned yogi or have literally never unrolled a yoga mat prior to your pregnancy, prenatal yoga classes at Yogarise are accessible to all mums-to-be. We are proud to have a wonderful team of talented pregnancy yoga teachers in Peckham and Streatham here to guide you through mindful yoga classes that benefit you and your baby.

We’ve asked three of our wonderful prenatal yoga teachers, Lisa Toth, Claire Saunders and Chloe George, for the lowdown on what makes pregnancy yoga so special!

Why is prenatal yoga important for mums-to-be and what are the benefits for pregnant women?

Claire:  It’s a place of community to nurture women during this special time of transition, where you can build connections with yourself, your baby and other local women.  As well as the community element, pregnancy yoga is a specialist form of yoga, specifically designed to support you as your body changes day by day. It helps you to adapt to the needs of your body as well as being emotional support.  Practising yoga helps you to let go and accept the changes. 

Lisa lists some great benefits:

  • Helps relieve common minor ailments (e.g backache, shoulder strain, hip discomfort, swollen joints, heartburn, indigestion, constipation, tiredness etc)
  • Can be used to relieve pain in labour and childbirth, prepares you for active and natural birth, helps postnatal recovery
  • Keeps your body supple and improves your alignment and posture
  • Helps you feel positive, confident and empowered
  • Boosts your energy levels
  • Relieves stress and anxiety
  • Promotes restful sleep

What is the key difference between prenatal yoga and regular yoga classes?

Chloe: One difference is the pace, which is slower than some dynamic classes. Pregnancy yoga has an emphasis on slowing down to honour the changes taking place in terms of body, brain, identity, to listening in and practising awareness around these changes in preparation for what’s to come. Instead of practicing a strong and sweaty flow or pushing into flexibility, pregnancy yoga aims to build strength progressively, relieve aches and pains from hormonal changes and the changing shape and alignment of the body and practicing containment, not extremities, in poses. There are also certain poses that are left out of pregnancy classes, for example, deep backbends (which can place undue stress on the lower back and abdominal tissue) or arm balances, for obvious reasons!

What can a student expect in prenatal yoga class?

Lisa: All prenatal yoga teachers have undergone specialist training to give you the best experience and safe practice. We chat about all things related to pregnancy, birth, labour and being a new mum, something we cannot offer in regular classes. Classes include women at all stages of pregnancy, from 15 weeks to birth and so the class offers a variety of options for mothers-to-be to practice.

Claire: We practice in a circle, to build community and welcome all the women in, and start class with introductions – names, number of weeks pregnant, and anything we need to know or anything you have going on in your body. 

Chloe: Breath practice and meditation; movement and flow tailored to the pregnant body; relaxation and rest to help manage fatigue during pregnancy, as your body quietly builds another human!

Do you have to have done yoga previously to come to a prenatal yoga class at Yogarise?

Chloe: Definitely not – in fact, pregnancy is a wonderful time to start yoga. For many women, pregnancy yoga can be the start of their relationship with yoga that continues way beyond pregnancy. All classes are accessible and so beneficial to pregnant women that you’re unlikely to ever regret coming to a yoga class!

Prenatal Yoga

You can find Lisa, Claire and Chloe (as well as our other fab prenatal yoga teachers) at Yogarise Peckham and Streatham at the following times:

Saturday 9:30-10:45 in Peckham with Lisa Toth and Claire Saunders (alternating weeks)

Sunday 9:00-10:15 in Peckham with Toni Osborne

Sunday 9:30-10:45 in Streatham with Chloe George

If you’re looking for pregnancy yoga classes in London, you know where to find us!

Click here to book your prenatal yoga class…


Yoga in Central London

It’s no surprise that there are so many studios and exercise establishments offering yoga in Central London. London, whilst it has many great traits, has two that are synonymous with stress; an ever growing population and high paid, high powered jobs. Coupled with the fact that anxiety is at an all-time high, people are searching for ways to balance out their lives and not burn out. 

There are many ways to do this, most of which require stopping and taking time away from technology – unless the tech is aiding you to relax, of course. It’s so important to dedicate yourself to something that brings you back in tune with your body and how it functions. 

This is where exercise, meditation, mindfulness, and yoga come in. There are many types of yoga in central London- or anywhere in the world in fact – which can all help to relieve stress in ways that suit your character. There is Yin Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Restorative Yoga, (or any form of slow moving yoga) which are all designed to relax the nervous system and calm the self, bringing you back down to earth, out of the chatter of your mind.

There are also many energising yoga styles, like Rocket Yoga and Dynamic Yoga, as well as those that focus on intertwining breath with movement, like Vinyasa Yoga. These will, on the whole, leave you feeling well exercised and strong, whilst fundamentally bringing you back to your body with your feet firmly on the floor.


At Yogarise London we’re grateful to have been mentioned as some of the best yoga in central London by Vogue, Women’s Health, Evening Standard and Time Out. We have 3 studios, one in Covent Garden, the heart of central London, one in Peckham Rye and one in Streatham.

Yogarise Covent Garden

Yogarise Covent Garden

We’ve got some exciting news… We’ve just gained another studio, in the much-coveted Covent Garden, FKA Yotopia. We’ve been friends with Yotopia for a very long time, and it was time for the studio owner, Lisa, to move on. Happily for us, she’s ‘delighted to say that I have found some very capable and genuinely lovely people to take over’ .

What does this mean for you?

– This means that, as of 1st July, you can now access Yogarise Covent Garden, with all the classes and teachers that you love, plus some excellent new teachers.

– For Yogarise members, this means you’ve got a Central London location as part of your existing membership package (even more tempted to become a member? Find out more, here)

We now offer Hot Yoga! The studio is equipped for hot yoga, if that’s your thing…

– As part of our Member Perks, we’ll be looking to broker some awesome deals around Covent Garden too, so watch this space!

Want to join us for some yoga in Covent Garden? Simply use the Yogarise app or search ‘Yogarise Covent Garden’ on MindBody to see the full schedule.

Find us at 13 Mercer St, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9QJ

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Yogarise offers a range of different styles of yoga in London, with some great teachers, based in Streatham, Peckham and Covent Garden. Styles we offer are open to all levels. AcroYoga, Ashtanga, Baby & Me, Creative Flow, Community Classes, Forrest, Hatha, Hot Yoga, Jivamukti, Prana Vinyasa, Pregnancy, Postnatal, Restorative, Rocket, Yin, Yin Yang, Vinyasa Flow. Book a class with us today!

Movement for Modern Life

Movement for Modern Life have become a big name in the online yoga world. They’ve even been dubbed the Netflix of Yoga! 

The online portal allows those who can’t come into a studio – because they don’t live near a city, or have only 20 minutes in their day, or simply want to practise in their pyjamas – to have a guided yoga session at home.

They’re host to some of the best teachers (we would say that, as we share some of them) and countless types of yoga. For that reason, we’ve decided to partner with them! We love you coming in to practise with us, but we totally get that, sometimes, you simply can’t! You’ll even see that some of the practices take place at Yogarise’s studios.

In the coming months, a part of our website will offer access to the MFML portal, with a 14 Day free trial. We also now offer 50% off annual subscriptions for our Members – please do get in touch if you’d like to find out more and redeem the offer team@yogarise.london .

Yogarise offers a range of different styles of yoga in London, with some great teachers, based in Streatham and Peckham. Styles we offer are open to all levels. Ashtanga, Baby & Me, Creative Flow, Community Classes, Forrest, Hatha, Jivamukti, Prana Vinyasa, Pregnancy, Postnatal, Restorative, Rocket, Yin, Yin Yang, Vinyasa Flow. Book a class with us today!

Featured Yoga Style: FORREST YOGA

We get it, there are SO many types and styles of yoga and it can get pretty confusing when you’re trying to work out what class is the one for you! So, we’re chatting to our incredible team of teachers to get the lowdown on what it is they teach, and why they love it so much.

First up is Anita Jasser, our resident Forrest Yoga teacher in Peckham.

Anita is a highly trained Forrest yoga teacher with a multi-disciplinary background in healing modalities.  Her passion is to help transform the lives of students so that they can find more freedom in their practice and in their lives. She teaches from a place of integrity and experience from her own personal journey of transformation through the Forrest Yoga practice, which has allowed her to lead a more grounded, connected and authentic life… here are her top 5 things you need to know about Forrest Yoga:

1. You don’t do it in a forest… phew! This hatha based style of yoga takes its name from creator Ana Forrest. She’s spent 44 years designing and developing a healing yoga system designed to address everyday stresses such as feeling overwhelmed, injuries, anxiety, and generally feeling not good enough.

2. You don’t have to be strong or flexible to practise Forrest yoga – it’s open to all levels. Every class offers a range of pose variations so that you can build up on your strength and flexibility as you return each week.

3. Forrest Yoga is built on four key pillars, which are:

Breath – Forrest Yoga teaches you how to breathe deeply, connect with your body, use the power of breath to bring vitality into every cell and ignite your passion for living.

Strength – the practice shows you how to connect with your core, to reconnect to your gut intuition and build courage.

Integrity – it teaches you to safely tailor each pose to work for you, particularly with regard to physical and emotional injuries.

Spirit – Forrest Yoga’s intent is “to create a sense of freedom, a connection to your Spirit and the courage to walk as your spirit dictates”.

4. It’s a heated practice, which means we move safely into deeper poses when your body is fully warmed up to do so… you’ll probably want a shower when you get home, too!

5. Relax your neck. One of the key differences to this style compared to other yoga classes is learning to relax your neck. This helps to unwind the nervous system and allows your body to go into rest while in a pose, so you learn how to soften in moments of intensity.

Sound like your thing? Anita teaches Forrest Yoga in Peckham every Thursday evening 19:00-20:15 in studio 2. Find out the benefits of Forrest Yoga for yourself, book a class with Anita here.

Yogarise offers a range of different styles of yoga in London, with some great teachers, based in Streatham and Peckham. Styles we offer are open to all levels. Ashtanga, Baby & Me, Creative Flow, Community Classes, Forrest, Hatha, Jivamukti, Prana Vinyasa, Pregnancy, Postnatal, Restorative, Rocket, Yin, Yin Yang, Vinyasa Flow. Book a class with us today!

Member Perks Pack

A package designed to thank you, our members!

We’ve been thinking… we want to make you feel as special as we can, and to say thank you for your commitment to us. We’re a big believer in community, both the one we’re situated in and the one we’ve created through you all. So we’ve launched a Perks Pack for our Members – designed for anyone on a monthly autopay, six month or annual membership.

The Fun Bit

With your membership, you now get:

ACCESS TO ALL OUR STUDIOS – Peckham, Streatham, Covent Garden

15% off RUNNERS NEED, SNOW+ROCK, COTSWOLD OUTDOOR & CYCLE SURGERY You’ll need to sign up via their Explore More benefits scheme – get in touch with us at hello@yogarise.london (with subject title Members Perks) to get further details

20% off at SWEATY BETTY in East Dulwich

10% off Early Bird and Best Flexible Rates at any NADLER HOTEL, using promo code PARTNERS The Nadler Covent Garden is located overlooking the iconic Strand, in the heart of London’s Covent Garden, within a 5 minute walk of both Covent Garden and Charing Cross stations. It is a perfect base from which to discover one of London’s most enchanting neighbourhoods and the wider city beyond.”

50% off ANNUAL MEMBERSHIPS FOR MOVEMENT FOR MODERN LIFE, The Netflix of Yoga & a 14 day free trial. Click on the link above and use PROMO CODE: YOGARISE The Netflix of Yoga & a 14 day free trial. Click on the link above and use PROMO CODE: YOGARISE

A FREE GUEST PASS EVERY MONTH … bring a mate to the mat! Just email us to let us know who you’re bringing, and to which class, and we’ll get them set up

2 hour MASTERCLASSES in our Peckham studio. These will take place nearly every 3 months on a Sunday with some well known Yogarise names!

ROOFTOP YOGA in the summer months on the top of Peckham Rye’s Bussey Building

1 FREE COFFEE A MONTH AT BABY SPINACH (located at Yogarise Streatham), with a stamp card

15% off THE REMEDIE ROOMS in Streatham

3 MONTHS FREE: LEO CASANDAI’S #1 sound meditation app THIRD EAR Email us to sign you up – make sure you’ve used the same address for both your Yogarise account and Third Ear App download [There are currently updates to the podcast, which means this offer will be back up and running early next year]

STUDIO MAT STORAGE

A FREE Tote Bag/ Keep Cup/ T-shirt – your choice!

10% off YOGARISE WORKSHOPS

PREMIUM ACCESS TO WORKSHOPS, RETREATS AND TEACHER TRAININGS

BEING A KEY PART OF THE YOGARISE FAM 🙂

We’re always on the look out for great local partnerships

But how do I redeem this great stuff?

Simply show, through your Yogarise app (you’ll have to download it if you don’t have it already). In the ‘my account’ section it’ll state that you’re a member. Either that, or produce your Yogarise keyring, which you can pick up at reception as soon as they’re ready.

Can you remind me of your membership types?

OFF-PEAK UNLIMITED MONTHLY:

One for the daytime yogis, you have unlimited access to classes at both studios weekdays, 9am-5.30pm. £75 per month.

ANYTIME UNLIMITED MONTHLY:

You’re a regular Yogariser and nothing will stop you from getting to your class on time. You get unlimited access to both studios all day, every day. £105 per month. 

6 MONTH UNLIMITED: 

One month just isn’t enough! Same as our Anytime Unlimited membership, but you pay upfront for the 6 months and save some money…so you can buy that top-notch yoga mat too 😉 £550 for 6 months

12 MONTH UNLIMITED: 

You really aren’t messing around. You pay upfront for the 12 months and boom, Yogarise is your playground for the year ahead. £1060 for 12 months.M

The Important Bit

We want you to know, as part of our community, the type of things that we get up to. Supporting our community and making yoga accessible to all is really important to us.

Our Community Classes
These work in 3 ways. They are £3 minimum, covering the cost of the class. Any profits go towards a local charity, which changes each month. Just as importantly, it gives newer teachers a platform to practise teaching, including those who have been students on our Teacher Training.

We’re proud to say that to date this year we’ve raised a total of £2,311.94. Last year, we raised £5,745.62. We’ll be launching these in Streatham soon so keep your eyes peeled.

Our Yoga Teacher Training Scholarship & Paid Internship

We’re aware of the reality that training to be a teacher is, really, quite an outgoing. So we wanted to put our money where our mouth is. 2019 saw us recruit our first scholarship place for the YTT alongside a paid internship.

Teacher Training Scholarship & Paid Internship

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The reality is that training to be a teacher is, really, quite an outgoing. So we wanted to do our bit, put our money where our mouth is, and create an opportunity for someone who otherwise would not be able to afford a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training.

The first part to this is a FULL scholarship on our 2019 Yoga Teacher Training (including flights, which know isn’t usually covered in other YTT Scholarships). This place is designed for someone who would love to develop their skills, but aren’t able to fund their teaching.

The second bit is the chance to learn the business side of things, whilst getting paid! We want our candidate to work with us; learning skills that will either apply to them as a new yoga teacher –  negotiating the hustle – or acting as transferable tools for whatever they choose to do next.

The PAID INTERNSHIP at Yogarise (Streatham & Peckham)

The internship part of this would start in August, acting as a floating helper for our key departments, dealing with front of house operations, marketing, managing our social media, new business, events and studio management. You’ll acquire key basic skills to help you in a career as a yoga teacher, work in a yoga studio, or as a junior marketer. The exact schedule will be flexible but there’ll be one contact who will act as line manager and mentor. This will be paid full-time internship, working with us for a minimum of 6 months (at which point we check in to see if you’d like to stay on) before, during and after the Teacher Training.

The idea is that you’ll want to stay with us long after your training finishes!

August would be the intro month pre-Teacher Training, where you can get to know the team and learn how things run here.

The TEACHER TRAINING

Click here to view more on the teacher training itself, the mentors, the dates, and what it all includes.

Please fill out the below to apply.

All applications need to be in by end of June 2019

APPLICATION FORM

DATES

MAY 14 | Scheme announced

JUN 30 | DEADLINE JUST BEEN EXTENDED TO END OF JUNE

JUL 1-10| Yogarise review internally

JUL 10 onwards| Second stage of interviews, requiring a face to face group interview at YR offices, and an assessment by our YTT Head Teacher, Erin, to ensure you won’t be out of your depth. Dates TBA

AUG | Start day! A month’s induction prior to start of teacher training

SEP – DEC | Teacher Training + full-time work

FEB 2020 | 6 month review

THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE

Will have an enthusiastic, can-do attitude. Is passionate about yoga. Genuinely has no means to afford this otherwise. Is looking for a long term relationship with us!

Feel free to get in touch with us, at YTT@yogarise.london – subject title ‘Scholarship’ so it gets through to the right place!

WHAT IT DOES AND DOESN’T INCLUDE

Does:

  • cost of Yoga Teacher Training, including mentorship scheme
  • flights, accommodation and set food for the 2 week, international residential part of the YTT course, in India
  • expense of travel to initial interview
  • holidays (equivalent to 25 days a year excluding bank holidays)
  • free yoga!
  • pay dependent on age and government guidelines
  • a chance to teach Community Classes at Yogarise
  • travel insurance

Does not:

  • any ‘extras’ whilst on 2 week international retreat that are not stated above
  • commute cost or lunch expenses whilst on internship, as it’s a paid position
  • cost of passport if needed
  • any yoga accessories like mats / clothing

GOOD LUCK!

May 30 Day Challenge

30 day challenge

Are you in?

Join the challenge, throughout May we are encouraging people to attend 25 classes over 30 days… they can be on any day, at any time and any class style. You’ll also get 5 days off throughout the month to rest, meditate and recuperate (or enjoy a long weekend away!). Our resident meditation teachers over at Levitate will also be offering all 30 Day Challengers exclusive discounted classes in Peckham plus there will be lots of prizes and giveaways in-studio throughout the month in Peckham and Streatham.

Sign me up!

Never been to a Yogarise Peckham or Yogarise Streatham classes or events before? The 30 Day Challenge is just £50 for UNLIMITED ANYTIME YOGA… that’s only £2 per class if you come all 25 days.

Regular Yogarisers pay £75 for UNLIMITED ANYTIME YOGA (the price of our unlimited off-peak membership) which means your classes are form as little as £3 a session, bargain!

Already on a monthly, 6 or 12 month membership, don’t fret! You can still join in the fun. We will give you 2 complimentary guest passes for you to share with your mates during May.

YES I’m down… sign me up!

30 Day Challenge cards

Grab one of the 30 Day Challenge cards after you sign up and at the end of each class present it to a member of reception who will stamp it.

We want to see how you’re getting on!

Remember to snap lots of pics of you and your cards filling up, plus any other fun studio pics throughout the month using the tag @YogariseLondon and the hashtag #30DC for your chance to win some goodies…

Click here to join the May 30 Day Challenge!

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You can sign up to the challenge between now and 7th May 2019. All memberships will become active for use on 1st May and become inactive on 31st May 2019. You can attend both Yogarise Peckham and Yogarise Streatham using your 30 Day Challenge membership. Full T&C’s can be found here.

Festive Vibes in South London

Festive Vibes in South London

Winter (in Peckham) is coming. Before you start shivering, here some of the treats that lie ahead to warm up those darker days. We’re talking movies, mulled wine, gong baths and festive markets. And, of course, there’s always yoga. (Just call us Santa.)

What 2-for-1 tipples at Bussey Rooftop Bar
When 1-23 December (open Mon-Fri 5-11pm / Sat 12-11pm / selected Sundays)

Fill your evenings with fairy lights, deliciously warm cocktails (think hot negronis and spiced cider) and unbeatable views of the London city skyline at Bussey Rooftop Bar (pictured above). Whether you’re looking for somewhere to host your Peckham Christmas party, or fancy a post-yoga bev with your pals, unwind with 2-for-1 cocktails, 5-7pm weeknights.

What Gong Bath with Leo Cosendai
When 9 December

End the year on a healing note (literally) by joining this gong bath session with gong-master Leo. Gong meditation, a type of sound therapy, has been around for thousands of years as a way of healing. Producing a sound wave, the vibration of the gong creates the perfect space to relax, let go and detach from ‘chitter-chatter’ of the mind. Gong meditation benefits include improved sleep, breaking up of emotional blockages, stress reduction and more. The session will run in Yogarise Peckham Studio 2 from 7pm–8.30pm and costs £20; book your spot.

What Winter Film Club at Bussey Building
When 1-23 December

Promising to please ‘even the Grinchiest of Scrooges’, Winter Film Club will be taking over our very own beloved Bussey Building from 1 until 23 December. There’s an impressively diverse selection of classic flicks to choose from, including box-office smashes such as Ghostbusters, Dirty Dancing, True Romance, Casablanca, Elf, Home Alone and much, much more. As usual, drinks and snacks can be purchased from the bar; Rooftop Film Club members can enjoy jammy discounts on tickets.

What Christmas Food Drive for Southwark Foodbank
When 8-20 December

This December Yogarise is once again supporting Southwark Foodbank, based at Pecan in Peckham, just a stone’s throw from the studio. Foodbanks help local people in crisis, providing three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support. Keep your eyes peeled for collection points at Yogarise Peckham, and for the lists of urgently needed items. In addition, our Community yoga classes continue to support 999Club for December – a housing charity based in Deptford – helping to empower people in South London to transform their lives. Our last community class is on Sunday 16 December 1.30-2.30pm.

What Pexmas
When 8–9 December

Head to Warwick Gardens for a mistletoe-worthy weekend filled with shopping, eating, drinking, socialising and more. Now in its eighth edition, Pexmas will host more than 140 independent local makers, doers, foodies and traders, repping the best of sahf London’s creative talent. Get there between 11am and 6pm to enjoy festive hits, local craft beer, delicious snacks and nibbles – plus Pexmas’ crowd-pleasing mulled wine. There will also be crafty workshops so you can leave with some new skills. Rumour has it that Santa himself will be dropping by; parents with kids in tow could swing by the Grotto to double-check.

Whether you’re looking for Christmas yoga classes, a yoga workshop, or some gift inspiration (we do vouchers!), take a look at our full schedule for yoga in Peckham this holiday season. Festive yogis, take note: we have a reduced schedule from 20 December–2 January (and we’re closed for the holidays 24 – 27 December). Don’t worry – we will still be running some of your favourite classes, plus a few special extras to help you welcome in 2019 feeling fiiiine.

Mamma Mia: Postnatal Yoga at Yogarise

Postnatal Yoga

New mums, we’ve got your back. And guess what? Yogarise favourite – and mum of gorgeous Xander – Toni Osborne is teaching not one, but two postnatal yoga classes at Yogarise Peckham and one postnatal yoga class at Yogarise Streatham. Choose from Monday morning (11.30-12.30) or Wednesday afternoon (14.00-15.15) [postponed until March 27th] in Peckham, and Thursday morning (11.00-12.15) in Streatham for your mum and baby yoga sesh.

Postnatal yoga is the perfect way to rebalance your body and rejuvenate energy after giving birth, helping to strengthen the pelvic floor and to rebuild core awareness. During our postnatal yoga classes, Toni will guide you through a series of yoga poses and yogic breathing exercises designed to relieve tension, release energy and resolve anxiety, bringing moments of calm to those sometimes-hectic newborn days.

Postnatal Yoga

Toni says: ‘Exercise releases endorphins that we all need, especially when there’s a baby requiring your attention. Yoga is great because it’s low-impact and helps to relieve tension. In classes, I ask where new mums are aching and the answer is nearly always the same: necks, arms, shoulders and lower backs – so we work to strengthen those areas. My deepest wish is that mothers leave feeling replenished, relaxed and supported.’

Just by turning up, you’ll be treating yourself to some well-deserved ‘me time’; after a strengthening-but-safe vinyasa flow yoga sequence, classes include some much-needed relaxation at the end. Admittedly, you might not always get to do a whole lot of yoga while you’re here – babies like to keep their mamas busy, after all! – but more importantly, you’ll be in the company of fellow new mums and you’ll be having fun with your little one. At other times, you’ll be surprised by how much yoga you actually manage to do, and will pick up some great tips to take home.

Postnatal Yoga

Our friendly, fun postnatal yoga classes for new mums are the perfect way to ease yourself back into your yoga practice after giving birth. They offer a warm, welcoming and supportive environment, where anything goes – feel free to nurse, bounce, feed and walk around as needed. Toni says: ‘Postnatal yoga classes offer a wonderful way to meet other local mothers and babies, making lasting new friendships.’

Yogarise postnatal yoga classes are open to mums 6 weeks post-birth/8 weeks after C-section (you must have had the ‘all clear’ from your GP) and to all pre-crawling babies. Yoga mats and props are provided, but please bring a muslin/blanket for baby to lie on. See our full yoga class timetable online.

Keep in touch with other local mums and mums-to-be – join our Yogarise Peckham Mamas Facebook Group. Looking forward to seeing you on the mat – Monday 11.30-12.30 + Wednesday 14.00–15.15.

Moving into Winter, one step at a time

Moving into winter index
Moving into winter index

Conker-hunts, Netflix nights in, kicking leaves in the park and digging out our fave winter woollies sounds pretty idyllic, but sometimes moving from one season to the next can feel a tad unsettling. Here are a few ways in which we love to enjoy the cooler months – you can thank us later.

Warm up from within

Warm up from within

Forget smoothies and salads – feast on hearty soups, nourishing stews and roasted veggies instead. According to Ayurveda, autumn/winter is the time to seek out warm, comforting food that fuels the body and supports the immune system. We also love making our own turmeric lattes and lemon-and-ginger tea. Tea-licious.

Get grounded

Can’t make it to the studio? Here are some tips for yoga poses you can try at home.

Yoga teacher and Ayurvedic therapist, Lolo Lam, recommends any kind of grounding pose. As we move from summer (pitta: the fire element) to the cold of winter (vata: the air element), we can look to forward bends, pigeon and other seated folds. “The air element is erratic and mobile,” says Lolo, “so we need to ground and stabilise.”

Yin Yoga teacher Emma Peel suggests trying a supported fish pose or reclined butterfly, both propped with a bolster to help create a sense of being “open-minded and stretched beyond what we know”, while at the same time feeling “supported and held”, giving us an opportunity to embrace the new.

Embrace the Hygge Hype

Embrace the Hygge Hype

Back in 2016, everyone went wild for the Danish art of ‘hygge’ (defined as a warm atmosphere or mood of cosiness), swiftly followed by ‘lykke’ (happiness) and ‘lagom’ (sufficiency). Channel your favourite Scandi buzzword and appreciate winter’s sense of contentment – whether you prefer to snuggle under your duvet with a good book, or warm up at the yoga studio in Peckham and Streatham. Create your own hygge-induced happiness and take a moment to breathe it all in.

Slow down and reconnect

Want to switch up your yoga for winter? Perhaps you’re fixed on a fave yoga sequence like Rocket or Ashtanga and that’s totally your thing, but the start of a new season can be a great chance for change. By connecting to this sense of openness and tuning in to what our bodies need, we might discover alternative yoga practices that can benefit us. Mindful Flow with Tom or Chloe, Gentle Hatha Flow (Anusara-inspired) with Katy, Yin with Emma Peel, Yin-Yang with Lolo or a Restorative session with Adrianna are some interesting yoga class ideas to explore this winter.

Come and visit us at Yogarise in Peckham Rye’s legendary Bussey Building or our yoga studio in Streatham High Road. Founded in 2014, we offer a wide range of daily classes with some of London’s top teachers. Check out our website to see our yoga class timetable and workshops schedule, or to make a booking enquiry.

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