YOGA at Down To Earth Islington

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I have a gym membership (Nuffield Health) & am lucky because the yoga classes there are really good. However, it is nice to go to smaller studios for a more intimate vibe, different teachers & new sequences or poses 🧘

Down To Earth has 2 studios — Tufnell Park (North London near Hampstead Heath) and Islington. I visited the Islington studio for Vinyasa Flow L1-2 with Ashley Ahrens.

Read on for what I think of the studio & class…

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Reformer Pilates at Heartcore — Torture or Treat?

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Heatcore Moorgate

Heatcore Moorgate

I like pilates but it is not my favourite class. I tend to find it a bit boring & not intense enough. But that is mat pilates! …what about its tougher sister: reformer pilates?!

I have tried this at several studios now & let me tell you: IT. IS. HARD.

I had the pleasure of doing reformer pilates at one of London’s top boutique gyms — Heartcore.

See what I think….

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Barre class at FLY LDN…channel your inner ballerina

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I never wanted to be a ballerina as a girl — it wasn’t for me — but over the last few years I really got into barre workouts which are based on ballet-style movements…so maybe I do now 😆

A little while ago I tried out FLY LND — a relatively new boutique studio in the City of London. I did their barre class. Here are my thoughts…

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Yoga Teacher Training London: My Research

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I love yoga! I just do! I love to go to classes – by myself or with friends (weekend yoga & brunch is the best, right?!). I bore my friends & family talking about yoga. I read about yoga. You get the gist 😄

So finally, last summer I decided to look into Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) – just out of curiosity…boy, did this send me on a mission! There are hundreds of studios & providers offering Yoga Teacher Trainings and various different formats & length – intensive for a few weeks, over a few month or even years. And YTTs are very, very, VERY expensive – again to varying from course to course . 

SO MUCH CHOICE! Where do you start?! What do you do?!

I was quite vigilant & systematic in my approach (typical me, typical German?!) doing online research & going to info events and want to share what I found.

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Berlin Yoga – A Snapshot

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Travelling but don’t want to miss out on some time on the matt? Me neither! Thats why when I went home to Berlin I checked out some of the local yoga studios.

I visited Lagoa Yoga (www.lagoayoga.de), Spirit Yoga West & Spirit Yoga Mitte (www.spirityoga.de) and Green Yoga (http://greenyoga.co).

This is OBVIOUSLY only a very small snapshot of Berlin yoga studios…there are as many as sand on the beach! Also, I only tried a few classes by a few teachers & my preference (strong vinyasa flow / ashtanga) is probably different from what you like. 

Yoga in Berlin - Yoga Studio Review, Lagoa Yoga, Spirit Yoga West & Mitte, Green Yoga

Yoga In Berlin

But still – here is my little Berlin Yoga Guide for you.

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