Its National Yoga Day, here’s 7 Merseyside Yoga Studios to work on your flexibility
Yoga is being practised right across the Merseyside region and what better time to have a go at this relaxing, strengthening and spiritual activity, thank on National Yoga Day!?
Everyone needs to take time a little time out to nourish themselves and refresh emotionally and spiritually and although our lives are ridiculously busy these days, active meditation is believed to have numerous physical and emotional benefits to help even the most frazzled of worker to unwind.
If you’ve never been to a yoga session before, here’s what to expect. Yoga comprises a series of stretching, disciplined bodily postures and breath control; and is widely practised for health and relaxation reasons. It can also help to build muscle strength preventing arthritis and alleviating back pain, increase flexibility, aid sleep and help you to relax.
Dionne Palmer, a Wirral based yoga instructor took her first class in 2000 and has been practising ever since, she said: “There are many benefits from practising yoga regularly, you don’t need to be flexible, just the desire to have a go.
“Most studios offer generous introductory offers to new students to try as many styles as you can, I warn you, Yoga can change your life.”
There’s still time to get that summer body, so why not check out these top 7 Merseyside yoga studios and connect with your inner god or goddess?!
1 – White Wolf Yoga & Kitchen – Cook Street, Liverpool
This spacious studio provides a calm and soft lit and earthy space to enjoy the different classes available such as: Hatha flow and twilight meditation. White Wolf is also a vegan kitchen that serves locally sourced products. It offers breakfast, soups, juices and coffee.
2 – The Yoga Rooms – Moreton, Wirral
Offering a broad choice of classes, this hot yoga studio is cosy family run studio which offers mats, showers and a spacious changing room. There are many classes available depending on your mood and preference, such as: candle light yoga, the high intensity Ashtanga, gentle flow, shanti shanti and a beginners class for those who are new to yoga. Classes are £8 and many membership deals are available.
3 – Liverpool Yoga Studios (Bikram Yoga & Shakti Studios) – Great Crosshall Street, Liverpool
Bikram is a sequence of 26 Hatha postures and two breathing exercises in a hot room. The aim is to increase and improve strength and flexibility to create harmony with the body and mind. Aerial yoga is also available here. Classes are £10 and many long term membership deals are currently available.
4 – Yoga Hub – Old Hall Street, Liverpool
The Hub provides a hot studio designed for yoga and pilates classes; a treatment and ‘therapy hub’ for massages and beauty treatments; a ‘chill-out hub’ and a juice bar. Classes are £9 and £8 for students, as well as long term membership deals.
5 – Planet Yoga – Smithdown Road, Liverpool
The studio offers Ashtanga, Kundalini and Sivananda classes as well as hot pilates. Classes are £7.50 for non-hot yoga and £8 for hot classes.
6 – Yoga Nation – County Road, Walton
A hot yoga and pilates studio situated North of the city centre. They offer slower classes from Yin yoga to the higher intensity classes in 40 degree temperatures to encourage deep stretching and to detoxify the body. Classes range from £6.50 – £8
7 – Your Yoga Studio – Wood Street
Offering a range of different classes from Vinyasa, advanced hot flow, hot core power, and beginners workshops; this studio also offers a spa for massages and meditation. Classes are £9 and £8 for students and many introductory offers are available.