East of Eden | North East
Once famous for its dog racing and a bad-boy 90’s boyband, Walthamstow is now a haven of yoga, healthy brunches and secret gin bars.
Just a ten minute walk from Walthamstow Central Station lies East of Eden. A bright, airy studio with terrarium walls and classes for yoga, barre, matt and reformer pilates.
It doesn’t matter how experienced you are, there’s a range of classes for all levels.
Yoga beginners or those looking to practice at their own pace can attend the open level classes in hatha, which tends to be slower and a gentle introduction to the basic moves. Vinyasa Flow, which links movement and breath. Or Flow & Restore, which offers the best of both. 40 minutes of slow flowing vinyasa, followed by 50 minutes of gentle yin.
For the more experienced or those who are after a more challenging practice, try more advanced classes like Rocket Yoga, Jivamukti, Dynamic vinyasa or a headstand class.
A separate reformer Pilates studio offers open level classes, combining classical and dynamic moves.
Advanced reformer Pilates classes are also available for those more familiar with the reformer and want to really feel the burn.
There’s also a range of workshops from Yin and Yang to Transformational breathing and ‘Ommersion’. An immersive experience mixing ying yoga, gong sound bath and aromatherapy.
The yoga studio has two showers and three changing rooms, with the basics (shampoo, conditioner etc) and hair dryers.
After your class, head across the courtyard to Sodo to grab a sourdough pizza or baked eggs. Or take a ten minute walk down Hoe Street to Bühler and Co for a delicious vegetarian brunch.
Address: 14 Hatherley Mews, Walthamstow E17 4QP
Tube: Walthamstow (Victoria Line)
Price: Single session yoga and matt Pilates from £10, reformer Pilates from £16.