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


Yogi Lifestyle: Personal Experience – “Greeting the Spring and Celebrating the Sun, by Anja Brierley Lange”


Please welcome our YOGI FRIEND and teacher Anja Brierley Lange

In her first post, she gives us a little spring time insight into the sun salutation series.


I am so excited to finally see the sun and feel a bit of warmth on my skin. It just makes such a difference! People seem more open and friendly, the birds are singing with a little more zest, the trees have buds and the flowers are starting to open. Beautiful!

The Sun gives life and has been worshipped as a God for as long as we have been on Earth. The Solar aspect symbolises life, warmth, activity, being outgoing and active. Both in the universe, or the macro cosmos, as well as within our being, micro cosmos.

You can celebrate the Sun and the solar aspect of Life with a greeting to the Sun. The sun salutation, Surya Namaskaram, is practised in most hatha yoga classes and is a sacred honouring of Life. It is a great morning practise and what better time to practise than at the Spring Equinox!

To inspire you through a few rounds of Sun Salutations listen to this FREE podcast and enjoy the flow. Please follow this link (there is also a sun salutation for the pregnant yoginis).

If you would like to be taken through a class of flowing vinyasa, do some pregnancy yoga or if you are a new mum who would like to practice yoga with your baby please take a look at my website:  

Teacher Review: Anja Brierley Lange


Anja first encountered yoga in her native Denmark in the late 1990s and from then on continued to practise and study various styles of yoga. Living in London she has studied and trained in the capital and her interest has brought her to India and America for further studies.

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Through yoga she discovered Ayurveda – translated as the Science of Life – and is a sister science to Yoga. Ayurveda is a practical application of keeping our body and our mind healthy through lifestyle, diet and if necessary herbs and body treatments.

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She achieved her BSc and Post Graduate Diploma in Ayurveda from Middlesex University. She has completed the ayurvedic massage programme which is part of the degree as well as internships in Ayurvedic hospitals in India.

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Anja teaches yoga to people from all walks of life, in classes, workshops and one-to-ones. She has also qualified as a pregnancy yoga teacher, gives ayurvedic advice and is a qualified massage therapist and aromatherapist.

Read Anja’s articles on health and wellbeing in Families Magazine, they really are so imformative and interesting.



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Events: Classes – “Post Natal Classes in Streatham, South London”


The class is for babies who aren’t crawling yet and mums 6 weeks after birth or 8 weeks if recovering from a c-section.

Please check that you are healed and ready to go with your GP before you come to class.

Postnatal Yoga is a safe way to get back into shape, find core strength and relaxation.

When: Thursdays

Time: 10.30-11.30am

Where: In Streatham at The Capoiera School.

DDL Capoeira School, 136 Streatham High Road, SW16 1BW – entrance on Woodbourne Avenue

Register: Please fill in the HEALTH FORM and bring it with you for your first class.

Cost: Drop in £12 or 5 classes £50 (use within 7 weeks).

Website: Please visit for details

Teacher: Anja Brierley Lange


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Centre: South London – “Yoga Haven in Clapham Common”


Yoga Haven has branches in Brighton and Birmingham, and now London. They offer a wide variety of classes including several different Hot yoga classes – Hot Flow and Hot Express. They also offer yoga at normal temperatures – Flow, Jivamukti, One to One, Yin Yoga, Pregnancy and Yoga for Runners and Cyclists.

This place has a modern and “all-rounder”, open approach to yoga. It is purposefully welcoming for beginners and non-yogis. Which we love!

Address: 63 Wingate Square, Clapham Old Town, London, SW4 0AF


Telephone: 020 8617 0027



Nearest Tube: Clapham Common, Clapham Junction, Clapham High Street Rail

Prices: Drop-in (90mins) £15, Drop-in (60mins) £14, 10-class card (90 day expiry) £130, One month unlimited £149

Gold membership: £125 per month (direct debit) Unlimited yoga classes with two towels per class plus 15% off our shop and monthly workshops.

Silver membership: £99 per month (direct debit)  Unlimited yoga classes plus 10% off our shop and monthly workshops.

Bronze membership:  £ 79 per month (direct debit) Unlimited yoga off peak classes plus 5% off our shop and monthly workshops.

Special Offer: Introductory offer -10 days of unlimited yoga £25

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Teacher Review: Hatha and Yin Yoga – “Divya Kohli”

Upavista Konasana-jpegDivya teaches, and encourages a ‘mindful’ yoga practise; refining one’s attention and developing one’s self awareness. In this way, through the vehicle of yoga students can cultivate deep insight about themselves, and their environment.

Through such self-discovery, we find and create a stronger connection not only to our inner values but to the world around us.

Classes are based on classical Hatha Yoga postures, combined with further influences from wider Indian and Buddhist traditions.

Time and assistance is given to enable every student, wherever they are ‘at’ at the time, to really get into and breathe life through the ‘heart’ of a pose.
Divya’s practise and teaching combines a keen focus on alignment, a mix of Yin (long, deep held poses) and Yang (dynamic movement) – and a healthy dose of wit and earthiness!

Yoga Tuition Offered: 

Private Classes for Adults
Yoga for relief from Stress, Anxiety or Depression
Open Group Classes in West Hampstead
Ante+Post Natal Yoga
Yoga in your Workplace



Telephone: 07930 410 387

Centre: East London – “Frame, Shoreditch”

Frame is the dance, fitness, yoga, Pilates studio right smack-bang in the middle of Shoreditch.

Frame was created with the intention of making getting fit fun and not such a chore .

It really is laid back, fun and fabulous…and most of all increedibly cool. We at YOGI LONDON simply love their kick ass ethos and brilliant sense of style.

Each of their classes is individually priced so you can rock on up any time and simply pay as you go! Normal pricing is below, however, Frame top up card holders get even cheaper classes – see all the details at

Class Cost Guide:

Dance / Fitness / Yoga
30 mins – £8
45 mins – £10
60 mins – £12
Vibe – £15
Aerobic Pilates / Pilates Apps – £15
Reformer Pilates – £18

Here are some of their fabulous up and coming events:


  • For all of you who like the idea of YOGA, have done YOGA a few times or use to do yoga and would like to ease your way back into the world of the yogie, they have altered the next course from a complete beginner course to an ‘IMPROVER’ and/or ‘REFRESHER’ course.
  • It is still 6weeks long, still on Mondays at 2015, still £68 and starts on Feb 28th. Call to book a space.


  • This workshop from 3pm to 4pm! It is still happening on the 26th Feb
  • £20. 


  • 10am SUNDAY. Starting Sunday 20th Feb. This is a one hour class.


  • Yay we have confirmed dates for February for a whole lot of YOGA goodness!
  • Sat 5th – Beginner YOGA Workshop – EMMA
    Sat 12th – YOGA Detox Workshop – AMALIA
    Sat 19th – YOGA Core Workshop – AMALIA
    Sat 26th – YOGA Inversions Workshop – AMALIA


  • The next Beginner Course will start on Monday nights at 20:30 from 28th February 2011. Cost £68.


Where: 29 New Inn Yard, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3EY

Telephone:020 7033 1855

Nearest Tube: Shoreditch High Street Overground or Barbican

Hours: Mon-Fri: 7am – 10pm, Sat: 10am – 5.40pm, Sun: 10.30am – 5.30pm

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Events: Courses – “Various, Evolve Wellness Centre, South Kensington, West London”

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Evolve Wellness Centre has just opened in South Kensington, West London.

They have a number of interesting courses planned over the coming months, see a summary below:

Address: 10 Kendrick Mews, SW7 3HG

Register:   To sign up call evolve at 020 7581 4090. Please check each course detail, however, because registration might differ for some courses.

yoga pregnancy course

Days: thursdays

Time: 9:30am-11am

Teacher: Dina Karim

Length: 6 week course  

Price: £80

1-time drop-in taster class – £15 (if you would like to join the course, please sign up immediately after class)

basic theta healing course

Dates: 25th – 27th February

Time: 10am – 5pm

Theta Healing: is a fast and powerful system of knowledge which aids people to create profound and lasting change in their lives. It  is a meditation based system which works with the understanding that we are the architects of our own lives. We have the power to design and create what we choose and what we desire. Theta healing® works on all levels of a persons being, mental, physical and spiritual and can aid you to facilitate progressive change with grace and ease, inviting harmony and balance into your life.

Teacher: Lizzie Mccallum

Register: Please visit to register and for more information

Length: 3 day course

Price: £395 per person

4-week manifest your soulmate course

Days: Mondays

Dates: 7th – 28th March

Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Teacher: Corinne Blum

Register: Registration deadline is 4th March.

Length: 4 Week Course

Price: £115  before 28th Feb –  £130 after 1st March

6-week meditation course

Days: Thursdays

Dates: 10th March – 14th April

Time: 6-7pm

Teacher: Sam May

Length: 6 Week Course

Price: £75 which includes a guided meditation CD

ashtanga yoga beginners course

Day: Wednesdays

Dates: 16th march – 20th april

Time: 6:00-7:30pm

Teacher: Elinore Burke

Register: Registration deadline: 11th March

Note: Two drop-in taster classes will held prior to the course (2nd + 9th March). £15 each.

Length: 6 week course

Price: £75

transformational breath course: developing a self practice

Days: Tuesdays

Dates: 22nd march – 12th april

Times: 6:00-7:30pm

Week One
Grounding: The Diaphragmatic Breath

Week Two
Expansion: Deepening your Connection

Week Three
Expression: The Power of Sound and Movement with the Breath

Week Four
Returning: Developing a Transformational Breath practice at home

Teacher: Aimee Hartley

Note: Only 5 spaces available to ensure each participant receives individual attention. 1st session will run until 8pm.

Level: All levels welcome

Length: 4 week course

Price: £110

a new consciousness for a new age

Days: wednesdays

Dates: 4th may – 1st june

Times: 6:30-8:30pm

The world will not end on the 21st of December 2012 – but a way of being will. 2012 marks the transition from old, “polarity-based” consciousness to a more unified sense of collective “oneness”. Come and learn how best to ride that wave!

Session 1:
Be Here Now

Session 2:

Session 3:
I am that, I am that, I am that

Session 4:
Not that, Not that, Not that

Session 5:
I am

Teacher: Dr Shomit Mitter

Length: 5 Week Course

Price: £165 on or before 26th April – £215 on or after 27th April

kids yoga club

TBC – if you are interested please email: with your preferred days and times, and the age of your child

Yoga Kids Club offers classes that expose children to the principles of yoga. In a non-competitive and fun-filled environment, students will explore postures while learning about mindfulness and imaginative relaxation techniques. Additionally, the classes convey lessons in social skills, positive thinking and self-esteem whilst having fun with other kids.

Note: This course requires a minimum of 5 children to run.

Length: 6 week course

Price: £55

appleyoga intermediate level course

Days: Thursdays

Dates: 13th january – 14th april

Times: 7:45-9:00pm

Vinyasa yoga class, incorporating yoga flow – linking asana, breath, sound, meditation, relaxation and music in a steady, unbroken stream. (only available to those who have completed a beginners course)

Teacher: Katy Appleton


14 Week Course – £145
12 Week Course – £135
10 Week Course – £125
7 Week Course – £105
Drop-In Class – £15

appleyoga beginners plus course

Day: Thursdays

Dates: 27th january – 14th april

TimesL 6:30-7:45pm

The Beginners Plus Course is a step on from the Beginners Course. Expect to see a slower pace vinyasa flow class with plenty of time to inquire into the alignment and structure of new poses, whilst deepening the understanding of the energy body, breath techniques and enjoying the introduction of music into the flow at appropriate times. (only available to those who have completed a beginners course)

Teacher: Katy Appleton

Register:  If you have any questions feel free to call on 0845 643 7027 or email


12 Week Course – £135
10 Week Course – £125
8 Week Course – £115

appleyoga pregnancy course

Days: Thursdays

Dates: 27th january – 14th april

Times: 5:30-6:30pm

register:  If you have any questions feel free to call on 0845 643 7027 or email


12 Week Course – £150
10 Week Course – £140
8 Week Course – £130

Note: If your 38th week of pregnancy falls within the course, please pay until that point and then £14 per class. This must be filled out when booking for the first time.

yoga basics course

Day: Mondays

Dates: 21st february – 28th march 

Time: 6.00-7.15pm

Teacher: Martin McDougall

Length: 6 Week Course

Price: £75

Events: Course – “Pregnancy Yoga, Central London”

Pregnancy yoga has long been recognised to be one of the most effective means of easing birth. By working and connecting the body, mind, and spirit, yoga can help a mother feel comfortable, relaxed and fit during pregnancy, support the health of her growing child and ease delivery and labour pains. The class is also a wonderful way to meet other mums to be.

The teacher of this course, Veronique Foley, who is an advanced trained Yoga Teacher, Yoga Therapist, Pregnancy and Postnatal Yoga Teacher who has many years of experience. She is a highly regarded and much in demand teacher and has taught classes and workshops all over the world.

Start Date: 24th February

Address: Citadines, 94-99 High Holborn, Holborn, WC1V 6LF


Time: 17:45 – 18:45

Drop in cost: n/a

Block booking: £100.00 (GBP) for 8 weeks

Yoga style: Pregnancy Yoga

Ability Level: All abilities