Yoga

Akasha Classic

Akasha Classic is based on Hatha, the classic style that is the foundation of all yoga. Hatha means sun and moon and refers to an alignment-based practice of moving into the pose slowly and holding poses for longer periods of time. Akasha Classic is suitable for all regardless of age or experience. It’s both a great introduction to yoga and a continual challenge that not only helps you get and stay in shape but also develops balance, flexibility and coordination. It renews, invigorates, and heals the body by stretching and toning muscles.

Akasha Flow

Akasha Flow - a  traditional Vinyasa Flow yoga class. Vinyasa means "movement with breath” using breath to flow from one position into the next. The class is a flow of yoga poses and breath placed in specific dynamic sequences. Everyone is welcome to experience a full body workout that will strengthen and stretch your entire body, and leave you feeling revitalised - both physically and mentally.

Akasha Ashtanga

Ashtanga yoga is a dynamic form of yoga which links movement to breath. The practice is a powerful series of postures that is practised the same way each session. Ashtanga builds great strength, flexibility and suppleness, and a deep sense of physical and mental wellbeing.

Akasha Hot

Akasha Hot is a powerful and nurturing practice based on a series of 36 postures. Performed in a room heated to 37 degrees it is suitable for all levels and will leave you feeling energised, refreshed and rejuvenated.  A regular hot yoga practice will also promote strength and flexibility. 

Our state-of-the-art infra-red heaters heat your body rather than the air therefore you can safely practice at a more tolerable intensity and enjoy the benefits of hot yoga.

Towel and water required

Akasha Hot Etiquette

Please arrive on time to class. As this is a specific sequence, in a heated environment we cannot allow late-comers to class. If you are new to Akasha, please arrive 10 minutes early for your first session to allow extra time for registration.

Arrive well hydrated. Hydration is essential to replace fluids lost through sweating. Bring a water bottle to class and drink when needed. Avoid drinking diuretics such as tea, coffee and alcohol before class.

Re-hydrate after class. 

It is not recommended to eat anything heavy less than 2 hours before class. Blood will be directed away from the muscles to the stomach for digestion. 

Sweating is to be expected during class so you will be required to have a towel in class to protect our mats and keep them hygienic for everyone. You can bring your own or rent mat towels from reception for £1 (free if it is your first time).If you begin to feel ill, dizzy or faint try to drink water, sit and rest until the feeling passes. If you feel you have to leave the room, please do so between postures and wait to return to the class between postures.

If you have any injuries or health changes please inform your teacher

Have fun. Yoga is about finding balance. Respect your body and its limits

Yoga instructors

  • Jac

    A long time lover of yoga, Jacqueline took a sabbatical from her 19 year career as a solicitor in 2006 and travelled to train in classical Hatha yoga, in India, returning as a yoga teacher. She is now a highly experienced teacher and continues to learn from world class teachers including the UK’s leading Vinyasa Flow teacher.

  • Amy

    Amy has been practising yoga for over 10 years and was first drawn to it as a form of fitness. Amy soon realised that it offered much more than the physical benefits – her mind became calmer and clearer and she felt a sense of balance and clarity after each session. Amy gained her qualification as a vinyasa flow teacher on the beautiful island of Bali and has been teaching ever since. 

  • Tracey

    Tracey has had an interest and been practicing yoga from the age of 12 and initially self-taught through books whilst at school. Since then it has always been an important and integral part of her life and fundamental to her upbringing. Tracey has always found that practicing Yoga and Pilates makes her feel revitalised and is great exercise for bringing balance and harmony to body and mind. She began her teacher training in 2004 and is now fully qualified as an Advanced Hatha Yoga teacher & a mat Pilates teacher.

  • Marjorie

    Marjorie has a 15-year practice and interest in yoga that was ignited by a book given to her by her mother.  Her interest in yoga grew when she began practicing Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga in Chicago and then Las Vegas as a means of staying in shape and having a bit of calm whilst pursuing her studies in opera.  Eventually this practice turned into her life’s passion and led her to pursue her Vinyasa yoga training with Yoga London.  Marjorie continues to study and learn and believes that yoga is a living practice connected to a deep history that comes alive each time we step on that mat.  Yoga can lead us within on our own unique journey and bring us more benefit and joy than we ever imagined.  Namaste.