Spinal/Neck injury High Blood Pressure Not advised after first three months of pregnancy (except when supervised by an experienced yoga teacher).
I signed onto the introductory offer of 20 days for £30 – bargain! So I booked into my first class online and off 1 went to Fitness on Fire, near Old Street tube.
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I’ll warn you now – there ain’t no frills to this place! Firstly, if you want to get in to the studio (once you’ve tried buzzing and there’s no answer) you have to wait for someone to enter the building for you to tailgate. You then find out why no one answered the buzzer – there’s no one at reception! This was certainly very different to other studios I’ve visited. However,
I wasn’t going to let first impressions ruin my class. The place itself is spacious as far as yoga studios go – especially the changing room which makes a nice change.
So I got changed and walked into the practice studio – a hot, dark space with beautiful music floating into the warm air. I immediately felt calm and looked forward to the class which was ‘Hot Express Yoga’ with Gabriella Ozi (a substitute teacher). I really enjoyed this class and Gabriella emanated a wonderfully, peaceful aura whilst guiding us through a very strong practice.
My second class was a complete contrast however. I went to ‘Hot Ashtanga Vinyasa’ and unfortunately the teacher’s manner was rather abrupt and I found it hard to follow her teaching style. I’ll give her the benefit of the doubt as perhaps she was having a bad day but I stuck to Gabriella’s classes from then on.
If you want luxury, don’t go to this studio but if you want solid, hot yoga classes at a reasonable price then head to Fitness j on Fire to sweat it out! A
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Like many variations of Down Face Dog this version primarily elicits length in the spine.