Islington Pregnancy Yoga: Sublime teaching, restful atmosphere

Purely Pregnant offers pregnancy yoga classes in Islington, helping you to relax and prepare for the birth of your baby.
Pregnancy yoga Islington London

Pregnancy yoga Islington

“At Purely Pregnant, we understand how important it is for mums-to-be to find time in their week to relax and find refuge from the demands of their busy lives. Whilst our pregnancy yoga classes will help prepare you for birth with essential breathing techniques and by working to open and strengthen the body, we will also ensure that you leave your class feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and renewed”



Laycock Street, London, N1 1TH

Website: http://www.pregnancyyogalondon.ent


Special Offers: “Classes – £3 class at Life Centre Islington”

“This month at Islington, make sure you drop-in to be one of the first taught by London’s future finest – every Thursday at 18:00 at the Teacher Trainee Yoga Level 1-2 class. For only £3, allow this addition to our schedule to give both you and your teacher a reason to say thank you”.


The Life Centre Islington

1 Britannia Row,

London N1 8QH

020 7704 0919

Events: Night Out – “Kirtan Concert with Narayani Celebrating Maatri Sharanamm, Her New Album”


maatri sharanam cd coverMaatri Sharanam is Narayani’s second album featuring some of her most popular chants, including Sita Ram and Bolo Bolo Submilla Bolo. A combination of meditative and ecstatic chants inspired by traditional Kirtan, that have taken on a western twist authentic to Narayani’s style and her own journey integrating the depth of Eastern philosophy with a Western life!

Come and celebtrate with Narayani in this evening of meditative and ecstatic chants, led by Narayani’s deeply resonant voice. Sanskrit mantras are set to beautiful, yet simple, melodies. Kirtan (often called Bhajans) is an ancient and effective yogic practice of singing together to open the heart and connect to the self. The chants are easy to pick up and give a wonderful opportunity to discover the power of your own voice.

Where: The Life Centre, Islington

When: Saturday 16th April

To Book Tickets: Click here

NarayaniAbout Narayani

Narayani is a devotional singer, voicework facilitator and yoga teacher. Her journey with yoga and sound in the last 10 years, and the discovery of her powerful voice had such a profound and transformative impact on her life she now leads Kirtan and Voice Workshops throughout the UK and Europe. Her work is deeply inspired by her spiritual guide Ananda Mayi Ma. She has trained with Chloe Goodchild and the Naked Voice and travels regularly to the Ananda Mayi Ma ashram in Omkareshwar, India.

“Narayani is a walking song. Her devotional chant penetrates the mind awakens the heart, generating deep stillness and inner peace. Her sincere commitment to the yoga of body and sound is empowering and inspiring for all who are blessed to practice with her.” Chloe Goodchild, The Naked Voice.

Events: Day Out – “Tickets Available for ‘Yoga Unveiled’ Screening this Sunday”

Your perfect Sunday morning – a ‘Yoga Unveiled’ screening in Islington

If you fancy a leisurely Sunday morning with a difference, why not for to The Life Centre, Islington for a screening of ‘Yoga Unveiled’ at Islington Screen on the Green at 10am this Sunday?

This intimate, cosy cinema is the perfect place for a Sunday morning film and a mingle with London yogis. They’ll be complimentary tea from Pukka herbs and delicious organic OM bars to enjoy during the film and Q&A that will follow.



They’re honored to have the film’s producer Gita Desai joining them  to answer your questions and share her story of making the film. Gita interviewed many of the yoga greats, including BKS Iyengar and Pattabhi Jois in the making of this film – so be sure to come with plenty of questions up your sleeve.

Events: Workshop – “Vinyasa Flow to Live Music”

vinyasa flow


Let the music move you and the vibrations soothe you in this Vinyasa Flow class to live music. Blissful!

Explore your vinyasa in “Samadhi Flow”

Come and enjoy a full-length and fully-dimensional vinyasa flow yoga class where you have time to slow flow to inspiring live music, a chance to break down more challenging postures and the sweetest time to elongate your body, breath and head space. No rush, no stress: just breath, body and intention. You will leave understanding more clearly the depth of the vinyasa flow yoga practice. 

Claire and her friends will lead you mindfully and deeply through each class, giving equal and skilled hands-on assists, and help guide you to find correct alignment without losing the steady pace of the practice.

This series of workshop classes are open to all except beginners.
Please bring a piece of paper and pen.

Find out more information


The Life Centre Islington


9 April & 30 July 2011
2:00 – 4:30 pm

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Teacher Review: Graham Burns – “Samana Yoga”

Graham Burns

Graham teaches lovely fluid, gentle and expressive classes where everyone leaves feeling warm, comforted and sometimes energised. He is a very approachable teacher which means that you can get a lot out of the classes, making sure that you practice in the right way for you.


My yoga teaching is non-dogmatic and reflects the variety of styles which I have studied over the years. My earliest teachers included well known UK teachers Simon Low and Liz Lark, and my relaxed, flowing asana style draws extensively both on their influence and on my studies of the Ashtanga Vinyasa tradition with Richard Freeman and other leading teachers, including John Scott and Dena Kingsberg.

I try to keep classes creatively and imaginatively sequenced, with an eye on their energetic as well as physical effects. Pranayama (breathing) and meditation are integral parts of my yoga practice and most of my classes include these as well as asana (postures). I am also an experienced teacher of gentle yoga and have been recognised by the London Evening Standard as a top teacher of yoga nidra (a deep guided relaxation practice).

Read more about Graham’s yoga journy, inspiration and style on his website

Classes in London with Graham Burns

6 Erskine Road, Primrose Hill, London NW3
Sunday 9.00 to 10.15 am, level 1-2
Sunday 10.30 to 11.45 am, yoga gently for all levels
Wednesday 9.30 to 10.45 am, level 1
Friday 9.45 to 11.00 am, level 1-2

15 Edge Street, Notting Hill, London W8
Tuesday 7.30 to 9.00 pm, level 1-2 with meditation
Friday 2.30 to 3.45 pm, dynamic level 2
Saturday 1.45 to 3.15 pm, level 2

1 Britannia Row, Islington, London N1
Thursday 11.00 am to 12.15 pm, gentle yoga with meditation

88a Thurleigh Road, London SW12
Saturday 10.30 am to 12.00 noon, all levels

Graham is also available to teach individuals and groups privately; please call or e-mail for more information.

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Centre: North London – “The Life Centre, Islington”

the life centreMany serious yoga goers have heard of or been to the Life Centre in Notting Hill, a serene place which seems to always be full of gorgeous looking earth mamas. Well, brilliant news North Londoners! The team have decided to launch another sister yoga and pilates centre in Islington!

There’s lots of offers and events happening to celebrate the opening:

Special offer on Daily Candy

Subscribers to daily candy website can mention ‘DailyCandy’ and get their first class free:

Open House Weekend

The centre plan an Open House Weekend on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th February, throughout which regular Saturday and Sunday classes will cost just £4. 

Taster classes

Islington yoga studio

Taster classes, which give visitors the chance to try lots of different yoga styles in a shorter time frame, will only cost £2. One of the taster classes is also for those new to yoga, so all beginners welcome too.



During the weekend the centre will host two Sunday yoga workshops, suitable for students of all levels and priced at a discounted rate.

Yoga Nidra – The Science of Profound Relaxation with Graham Burns

Graham will discuss some of the key principles of yoga nidra and explore how and why it works, both from the perspective of the ancient yogis and the perspective of modern science.

Yoga & The Art of Loving with Lisa Sanfilippo

Carefully cultivated poses and practices that will help you to shift your body-patterns and thought forms towards greater openness.


As part of the weekend, the team will have a puja (ritual) to invoke the blessings of Ganesha, who, in Indian mythology, is associated with new beginnings and the removal of obstacles.

The puja will begin at 4.15pm on Saturday 12th February and will be conducted in traditional form by Keshava Shastry.


Immediately after the puja, they will round off the day’s celebration with kirtan and music. The kirtan (call and response singing) will be led by Narayani, a well known devotional singer, voicework facilitator and yoga teacher. The kirtan will run from 6.00pm to approximately 7.00pm, after which Ann Malone will play the meditative sounding hang.
Guests on the evening will also receive a treat-filled Life Centre Islington gift bag.

When and Where?

How much: Classes generally £13 each
When: Schedule online at

ISLINGTON: 1 Britannia Row, London, N1 8QH Telephone: 020 7704 0919

NOTTING HILL: 15 Edge Street, London, W8 7PN Telephone: 020 7221 4602

Special Offer: Food – “10% off Planet Organic”

We are very excited about the opening of the Life Centre in Islington and can’t wait to check it out, especially with this great offer tempting us to get there ASAP.
planet organic
They have teamed up with Planet Organic to offer the FIRST 500 Life Centre Islington class attendees this week a 10% off Planet Organic Discount Card!
The discount card is only valid at the Planet Organic Islington branch which is just a minute away from our Britannia Row Centre.  We are sure the card will come in very handy for after-class refreshments!

How to get it?

Just ask for a discount card at Islington reception when you come in.  These cards will go fast, so you may want to come to class sooner rather than later this week to pick one up!