Last year saw the opening of Yogaloft’s eagerly awaited second London studio housed in a former warehouse on Beethoven Street, just five minutes walk from Queen’s Park tube. Step through the door which is down an unassuming side street, just off Kilburn Lane, and you’re in for a surprise. “We’ve had the same reaction again and again,” says Ian Steed, co-owner, “you suddenly find yourself in this spectacular, light- and air-filled oasis which seems to expand in every direction”. It has high ceilings, natural light, plentiful plants and fresh air gracing each of the stunning, oak-floored studios. Yogaloft Beethoven St retains the friendly, local feel for which Yogaloft is known and loved. The first studio, Yogaloft Lonsdale Road, first opened in 2012 in a former Victorian hayloft.
Founder Susannah Tomkins, a passionate Iyengar yoga practitioner and teacher, came across the historic building in a pretty and peaceful mews. Eight years on, the studio thrives at the heart of the Queen’s Park community. Between the two centres there are more than 150 yoga and reformer Pilates classes every week, taught by carefully selected, skilful and inspirational teachers. There are holistic therapies to nurture and heal body and mind, and a welcoming café where you can sit by the green plant wall, enjoy a smoothie and breathe in the fresh air before stepping back out into the city. They are currently offering 30 days of yoga for just £40. Visit the website for details.