Conscious breathing is big in the wellness world – and, trust us, it’s not just as simple as inhaling and exhaling. Here we give some airtime to the best breathwork classes in London…
Richie Bostock, aka The Breath Guy, holds a weekly immersive breathwork class at the recently opened (and very dreamy) MOVE studios. You will learn from the master about the transformative power of breath and leave ‘on a high like no other’.
Where: MOVE, Market Halls, Fulham
When: Wednesday 7:10am – 7:55am
Price: £18 (packages available). Visit www.themovestudios.co.uk
Exhale, Third Space
Exhale is a fairly new addition to the luxury health club’s packed timetable. It’s a super relaxing class that combines guided breathwork with a slow and juicy Hatha flow that targets the hips and chest.
Where: Across all Third Space clubs
Price: Membership from £100 a month. Visit www.thirdspace.london
Another studio on our radar is Re:Mind, which is a little den of zen a short walk from Victoria station. It’s weekly Re:Breathe class uses traditional Buddhist and mindfulness techniques to tune into your breath and ‘tap into your inner energy’.
Where: Re:Mind, Eccleston Place, Victoria
When: Thursday 5:30pm – 6:15pm
Price: £22 (packages available). Visit www.remindstudio.com
Stuart Sandeman, one of the biggest names in breathing therapy right now, leads this recovery-focused class at BLOK’s east London sites. During the 60-minute session you will be taught some clever techniques to breathe yourself better.
Where: BLOK Shoreditch & Clapton
When: Wednesday 4:00pm – 5:00pm in Shoreditch and Thursdays 11:15am – 12:15pm in Clapton
Price: £17 (packages available). Visit www.bloklondon.com
BREATHPOD, Hello Love
You can also find Sandeman at Hello Love, a community space in Holborn, where he holds a weekly breath group using a deep conscious breathwork practice Transformational Breath. It’s designed to optimise physical and emotional wellbeing.
Where: Hello Love, Holburn
When: Wednesday 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Price: £30 (packages available). Visit www.hellolove.org/classes
Fancy something out of the ordinary? Well, Gymbox – London’s quirky fitness chain – offers just that with its tantra breathing class. You’ll need to leave your inhibitions at the door for this sensual and sweaty class that’s all about learning to love yourself.
Where: Gymbox Old Street, Victoria & Westfield Stratford
Price: Membership. Visit www.gymbox.com
Main photo: Re:Mind
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