Yoga and Pilates in funky places around London

I’m on a mission to attend yoga and pilates classes in unusual locations and the most iconic buildings in London. Rooftops, museums, top floors of London skyscrapers, stores, bars, clubs – you name it I want to plank there. London is filled with yogis who host classes in these weird and wonderful locations. They are…

Puppy Yoga

I have definitive proof that heaven is a place on earth and it’s filled with yoga mats and puppies. Best of all, you don’t even have to die to get to heaven. Do what I did – pay £35 to Pets Yoga and do yoga with five Toy Cockapoo puppies. My husband and I have…

Yoga in the Sky Garden

Affectionately known as the Walkie Talkie Building, 20 Fenchurch Street is an office building in City of London with a beautiful surprise. Its top three floors hold London’s highest public garden. It literally is a garden the sky and it’s beautiful! Best of all, you can do yoga right there among the plants, under the…

Sworkit September challenge

Sunday 1 September is the first day of a 30 day challenge to exercise every day, using my favourite at home exercise app, Sworkit. I absolutely love the Sworkit app! I’ve been using it since June 2019 and average four Sworkit (which stands for simply work it) workouts a week. I’m on an 11 week…

Yoga at Sweaty Betty Richmond

Did you know that you can do yoga for free at Sweaty Betty branches all over the UK? How great is that?! I of course had to check it out. It’s not just yoga though – Sweaty Betty also offer HIIT, Barre, Outdoor Bootcamp and other classes. In-store classes can be booked via this page.  As…

Learning to trust the whispers of your Inner Voice

I recently had an experience where an unexplainable bad feeling, gut instinct, warning from my Inner Voice, spirit guidance, guardian angel stepping in – call it what you like – stopped me from going to a yoga class. Yup, a yoga class. I would never know why  it was better that I didn’t go to yoga that…

Yoga on the roof of Coq d’Argent

Thursday mornings at 07:45 Jessica Skye of Fat Buddha Yoga teaches Rise’n’shine yoga on the roof terrace of Coq d’Argent, the french restaurant at 1 Poultry. If you think that sounds cool, it is. The roof terrace isn’t very big, but it’s green, it’s a roof, you can see the sky for miles and it…

Yoga on the Madison roof terrace

Two days before my 42nd birthday I was out of the house at 05:35 to be on time for a 07:00 yoga class on the roof terrace of Madison, a restaurant at One New Change shopping centre near St. Pauls.  Yes it’s early, but man it was worth it! Sophie of Sophie Dear Yoga hosts…

Pilates at The Shard

My first experience with pop-up pilates or yoga in an iconic London building, was Power Pilates At The View From The Shard hosted by Julie Sullivan. I had only been doing pilates for 2 months when I signed up to do pilates 800ft above London. No-one can say I don’t aim high. I took along…

Green and White Vegetable Risotto

Here is an easy risotto recipe with four green and white vegetables that you can chop (excuse the pun) and change to make six different vegetarian risotto versions. The photos show my cauliflower + asparagus, and broccoli + pea risottos. Think of the risotto as a base to which you add two vegetables and each…