I first heard about MoreYoga earlier this year, when they invited me to choose a class to try and beat the January blues. Here’s what I thought of these lovely boutique yoga studios with branches all over London.
MoreYoga Stoke Newington
In January, MoreYoga studios all over London were running “Blue Monday” themed classes to help people ease back into the new year. Although we can all agree “Blue Monday” is not much more than a marketing ploy, Mondays are actually quite blue for me.
In November, I started back with therapy to unearth all my hidden traumas. The result is that I’m more self-aware, but on Mondays I’m generally a drained, tearful mess.
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ðŸ™ŒðŸ½âœ¨Y O G I âœ¨ðŸ™ŒðŸ½ . . . It’s so nice to have found somewhere I can practice, finally. . . . @moreyoga_ is my new yoga home for the next six months at least. . . . I am lucky enough to find somewhere I can finally afford (even as a student) because I’m a founding member (very important, you see ðŸ˜‚). Yoga has helped me through some really tough times in the past and it was horrible to have to give it up when I started crossfit. ðŸ’¸ðŸ’¸ . . . Although I do have crossfit to keep me sane, I forgot how important yoga and breathing is to me. My body takes a battering 5-6 times a week, and yoga is the place where my mind can relax and I can push myself in different ways whilst stretching out all my aches and sore spots. . . . I’ve been twice this week already and have loved it. My membership is unlimited and as it’s only a 20min walk away it means I am able to go whenever I feel stressed or need a break to find space to breath. . . . I can’t wait to try both the Sunday evening candle lit class and the restorative and meditation class soon. ðŸ“¿ðŸ™ðŸ¼ðŸ’–
I chose MoreYoga Stoke Newington to try and win over therapy tiredness and it worked. The studio is right on the high street, on what could have once been a shop. You can’t miss it: the MoreYoga logo and the pretty lights and window art make it clear you’re about to step into some yoga bliss.
I chose a Vinyasa Flow class for all levels, taught by the lovely Diana. The atmosphere was friendly and miles away from the intimidating vibe you get in some studios, where some yogis are trying to out-pose the others. Tea lights, incense and the right music added a nice touch.
Although the studio is right on the high street, you could hear no noise from the outside world, left out by thick curtains and some much-needed music and heating to take our minds off the January cold.
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WOOLWICH OPENS THIS SATURDAY 12TH JANUARY! INTRODUCING CHRIS KELLEY Fridays at MoreYoga Woolwich 18.15-19.15 Rocket Chris Kelley 19.30-20.30 Flow to Restore Chris Kelley FREE OPENING CLASS WITH CHRIS – TONIGHT 7TH JANUARY MoreRocket with Chris Kelley | 6.30-7.30pm | MoreYoga Woolwich 44 Hare Street, Woolwich, London SE18 6LZ Chris found yoga in late 2014 through Dylan Werner’s practice on Instagram and subsequently started his classes on Cody app. Fast forward to Dec ’17 when Chris left his job in the city and found himself with time to fill. Rediscovering yoga, a whirlwind romance of Richard Curtis proportions blossomed, and within a month his 200-hour teacher training with The Yoga People was booked. Now back from the Goan dunes, Chris’ teaching style incorporates Rocket sensibilities to bring students into a playful space of self-enquiry, all the while building strength and awareness through breath. For Chris, the joy of yoga extends beyond the mat and encourages nourishment through every aspect of life. #MoreVibeTribe #woolwich #yogafamily #DoMoreYoga
The sense of community seems to be at the centre of MoreYoga. You can tell from just going to a class that the teacher and the students are familiar with each other, and I was welcomed warmly even as a newbie. Most importantly, studios offer workshops and even “Late-Night Lock Ins” to spend your weekend nights doing yoga rather than getting drunk – which, to be fair, might be a better alternative to most of my slob Fridays!
Ethos and Pricing
MoreYoga aim to teach high quality yoga to Londoners without breaking the bank. Pay-as-you go classes start from Â£9.50 each, with four sessions a month costing Â£32. Every yoga package comes with intro offer of only Â£20 for the first month. Unlimited packages cost Â£75, but they also have a bunch of in-between options if you’re not quite the full-time yogi, or the beginner.
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MoreYoga SOHO IS NOW OPEN!! Getting great reviews for our latest studio already…. This gorgeous space is home to our first ever hot infrared yoga studio… and promises to be a welcome respite from the cold this winter! – We are totally in â¤ï¸with our new artwork by @phlox_illustrations – Come and find us at the yoga studio at @everyoneactive Marshall Street Leisure Centre, Soho! Get HALF PRICE YOGA for 6 months at only Â£37.50 per month T&Cs apply. LAST FEW AVAILABLE! bit.ly/MoreYogaSOHO Or if you want to try us first Â£15 for 20 days. #LondonsMostAffordableYogaStudio #DoMoreYoga
Trying MoreYoga on Mondays encouraged me to take up yoga more frequently, and I’m now trying to go every Monday and every Friday in my local studio for relaxation and flexibility classes.
For more info and to book a class, go to their website here.
*MoreYoga and Action PR offered me a free yoga class to try the studio, but all opinions are as always my own.