East London is brimming with yoga hotspots. Whether Ashtanga’s your angle or you’re into Yin, it can be quite the challenge to find the right place to lay your lotus. But we’ve stumbled across a spot in Hackney which might just deliver double the feelgood factor, whatever your style.
— supply yoga (@supply_yoga) June 20, 2017
Supply Yoga is one of London’s first social enterprise yoga studios, offering classes from its Clapton location which “transcend shape, size, ability, health and wealth”.
Practising yoga can be truly transformative to your mental and physical well-being… And Supply’s mission is make it accessible to everybody, especially those who are most in need. Through the £8.50 fees you pay for regular classes, it funds free therapeutic sessions to groups of vulnerable adults. To date, these have included bereavement support groups, cancer survivors, women recovering from mental ill-health and survivors of domestic violence.
— supply yoga (@supply_yoga) June 23, 2017
And that’s not all. Supply Yoga has also been teaming up with local community organisations to offer discounted sessions to anyone who want to give this ancient exercise a try.
Thanks to a Ca-Do Grant, we’re able to support yoga classes for just £2 per session starting 11 July at the Tarling East Community Centre pic.twitter.com/EtyN0VEyoi
— THCH (@THCH_Ltd) 4 July 2017
So the bottom line is: the more you yoga, the more everyone benefits. And you might also be surprised to know that this isn’t the only yoga spot making a difference in London… we’ll be writing about Holloway’s MahaDevi studio in a future post.
We love places which are making our city more inclusive. Got any favourites? Let us know in the comments… or just drop us an email.