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The best yoga studios streaming online digital classes right now

Missing your usual yoga class? These London studios will stream it straight into your living room

Written by
Ellie Walker-Arnott
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Rosie Hewitson
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Laura Richards
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Isabelle Aron
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Whether you’re stuck inside, working from home or just back after a long shift doing something vitally important to keep our city going, yoga could be the answer. The focus on breathing, the concentration required to find balance in certain poses, the flow of the movements – it’s all an active meditation that can help clear the mind, quieten anxieties and strengthen your body. And luckily, it seems you can’t keep a good class down: these nimble London yoga studios are now providing online fitness classes you can stream straight to your living room. In the first lockdown, many classes were available for free on-demand, but after months of tiers and further lockdowns, studios now need customer support to see them through. So if you can, why not pay for a bundle of live classes and show your local some love? Here’s how to go with the flow on your front-room floor. 

The best online yoga classes

With its swanky studios closed across London, Digme has virtual workouts covered. Check out the full timetable on its website and sign up to its streaming service to gain access. Not ready to commit? Try it out with a 14-day free trial. Unlimited access to more than 100 live and on-demand classes will require membership for £29.99 per month – or you can stick to on-demand classes for £9.99 per month, or it’s £6 per live class on a pay-as-you-go basis. Once you’re set up, move all lamps away from the vicinity and get ready for that reverse warrior pose. 

This beautifully designed compact studio with branches in Tufnell Park and Islington is great if you prefer small class sizes. Get to know its teachers via pre-recorded full-length classes on the website. The usual schedule of classes are available on-demand on a pay-per-view basis (£10 per class, £45 for five classes or £85 for ten), with members getting access to the full range of videos. Too uncoordinated to follow the poses? Just smash that pause button. There’s also a limited number of live Zoom classes if you’re craving as much human connection as possible while you practise. 

 

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Yoga newbie? Teach yourself the basics with the help of MoreYoga’s YouTube channel, where they’re posting a series of short ‘How To’ videos, ‘all levels’ classes with teacher Becky Crepsley-Fox and meditation exercises for those struggling with cabin fever. For a more advanced and varied practice, access a whopping timetable of classes (the library has more than 3,000 and new livestream workouts are added daily), from hatha through to ‘rocket’ – with membership for £9.99 per month as part of a 12-month contract. When it all blows over, you can perfect your poses at one of dozens of locations across London. Yoga in a space where your flatmate isn’t cooking spaghetti in the next room? The dream. 

No Londoner’s living room can quite compare to the high-ceilinged, wood-panelled Walthamstow studio East of Eden but you can still connect with its calming yoga teachers while staying at home. Many of its sessions for a range of abilities and ages (toddlers included!) will be streamed and are bookable in advance. A video link will be sent an hour before the class (a number of membership packages are up for grabs, or pay on-demand for £9 a class). Or dive into the studio’s new content library, with digital membership starting at £24.99 per month, which you can get a feel for with its 14-day free trial. All you need now is a hand-poured scented candle to set the scene. 

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Missing your regular class? One Yoga London’s timetable of classes has gone from studio to screen, with yoga flow and pilates sculpt beamed from the studio straight into your living room. Livestream those calming vibes, complete with a soothing soundtrack and end-of-class guided shavasana to quarantine any anxious thoughts. Book online and you get a code to view the live class, with unlimited access starting at £35 for 21 days. Or try a drop-in class for £15.

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Energising flow, core blast and yin for stress release are just some of the yoga classes on offer from Psycle, the bougie studio that does way more than just spinning. It’s £12 for a single class or a £35 per month membership gives you access to both on-demand workouts and live sessions. Even better, you can try a 30-day free trial courtesy of Time Out until February 5. 

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Frame’s full suite of on-demand classes can be beamed into living rooms from as little as £6 per month (if you sign up for a year’s membership) – a very good entry point if you’re dipping your toe into the yoga pond for the very first time. For those looking for more of a regular routine to their practice, 45-minute live-streamed classes cost £7 each and suit all kinds of lockdown needs – from disco yoga flow to duvet-day yin. That could mean getting dressed up or staying in your PJs.

An affordable community studio in Clapton, Supply is a social enterprise which funds yoga classes for service users across London. While the studio’s doors are closed, its whole schedule of classes will be added to its on-demand archive or streamed on YouTube Live, with a unique link sent out to bookers 15 minutes ahead of each class. Support their work during isolation by committing to membership for the month, with prices starting at £35.

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This retro set-up on Hackney’s Mare Street shares its nice spacious studio with a vintage shop. Its online offering includes vinyasa, ashtanga, yin and flow classes, available as on-demand videos to rent, as well as live Zoom classes starting from £4 (as if enough of your life wasn’t already being conducted over the Zoom app already?).

Variety is the spice of life at Yoga Loft, the Queen’s Park studio ordinarily offering a choice of hatha, ashtanga, vinyasa and iyengar, as well as beginners’ courses. During Lockdown 3, you can stream from the studio or from teachers’ own homes from £8 per class. What we love about the livestream menu is that kids, teenagers, pregnant women, and new mothers and babies are catered for in individual classes suited to their needs.

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While you might not be packing the underfloor heating this Dalston studio is known for, the welcome is still very warm from Yoga on the Lane’s friendly instructors. Practice is conducted over Zoom while the studio remains closed and will set you back a tenner. Packages are also available if you want to buy ten classes, or if you’re struggling with money, you can email them to arrange a concession rate of £6. This studio specialises in dynamic vinyasa yoga, a good entry point for any lockdown newbies. 

Aim for a deep, spiritual connection with your camera on or stay in your own little bubble and turn it off – Yogarise gives you both options when you join one of its virtual studios via Zoom. The IRL south London classes are known for letting you take things at your own pace. So go with the flow and test it out online at £8 per class, or make more of a commitment to practice and stump up for a bundle of classes to be used within a three-month window.     

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