Relax and retreat centres

Alchemy

It may be noisy outside with every market stall playing loud music to attract customers, but once inside this yoga and meditation centre you can immediately escape the cacophony.

In addition to individual treatments such as Indian head massage or acupressure, group sessions are organised throughout the week. In the beautiful circle room, embossed with a brass loop in the wooden floor, you can take part in gentle kundalini yoga or meditation classes.

The centre is beautifully equipped with attractive changing rooms and has a small cafe selling vegan food and health drinks, including wonderfully invigorating coconut water.

http://www.alchemycentre.co.uk/
Unit 101, Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, NW1 8AH
Monday 12pm – 9pm, Tuesday – Thursday 10am – 9pm. Saturday and Sunday 9am – 7.30pm. For class times see the website
No wheelchair access
020 7267 6188
Ayurveda Pura

Ayurveda is the ancient Indian holistic medical system, based on achieving physical and mental harmony with nature, which has been practised for more than 5000 years. Ayurveda means “science of life” (“Ayu” meaning life and “Veda” meaning science), and was first recorded in the Vedas the world’s oldest surviving literature.

All early Ayurvedic writing is based on the Samkhya or Sankhya philosophy of creation (“Sat” meaning truth and “Kha” meaning to know). Ayurveda was created during a time of great enlightenment, when the sages of ancient India discovered truth by means of religious practices and disciplines, including Yoga and meditation, techniques that are being increasingly appreciated in the West today. They believed in a close relationship between man and the universe and the flow of cosmic energy in different forms between all living and nonliving things.

http://www.ayurvedapura.com/
48 Newton Lodge Oval Square Greenwich Millennium Village West Parkside North Greenwich London SE10 0BA
Monday – Friday 10:00-20:00 Saturday 09:00-18:00 Sunday (& Bank Holidays) 10:00-17:00
020 8312 8383
Body Studio

Body Studio is a unique personal training space in the heart of Shoreditch, nested under the railway arches on Rivington Street. We are more than your an average East London gym, we are an urban retreat who’s sole purpose is to transform and support our clients.

http://bodystudio.co.uk/
89A Rivington Street, Shoreditch ECA 3AY
Mon-Fri: 7am-9pm Sat: 9am-3pm
+44 (0) 20 7729 0111
Como Shambala

This Wellness Path is designed specially to treat women after the first trimester throughout their pregnancy. Our pregnancy cushions allow you to lie face down, so your therapist can focus on your back and legs. The treatment
includes a relaxing face massage and is completed with a foot scrub, file and paint.

Mon-Sun:9am-9pm
02074475750
Como Shambhala

COMO Shambhala follows a healthy living philosophy that takes its inspiration from mythological roots: in ancient Buddhist texts, ‘Shambhala’ refers to a sacred place of bliss.

COMO Shambhala proposes that such tranquillity need not to be found in any specific location but with the right tools, it can be discovered within oneself, by exploring body, mind and spirit.

http://www.comoshambhala.com/
The Meropolitan Hotel, Old Park Lane W1K1LB
Mon-Sun: 9am-9pm
02074475750
Feldenkrais Method

The Feldenkrais Method is for anyone who wants to reconnect with their natural abilities to move, think and feel. Whether you want to be more comfortable sitting at your computer, playing with your children and grandchildren, or performing a favorite pastime, these gentle lessons can improve your overall well being.

http://www.feldenkrais.com/
188-192 Old Street, Londres EC1V 9FR
For weekly class times, see the website
It is wheelchair accessible
020 7251 1504
Frame Queen’s Park

Fitness Studio

27 Beethoven Street W10 4LG
Mon-Sun: 6.45am-9.30pm
Golden Lane Leisure Centre

The Golden Lane Leisure Centre offers:

Group Exercise
Gym
Indoor badminton courts
Multi-use courts and games area
Outdoor netball courts
Outdoor tennis courts
Short mat bowls
Sports hall
Swimming Pool
Therapy Room

It has also been updated recently, so it’s worth coming here for the calm and restful atmosphere.

Fann Street, London EC1Y 0SH
See website or call ahead for opening times
The swimming pool and changing rooms are accessible for people with a disability
020 7250 1464
Holistic Health

Holistic Health is a unique complementary health clinic located in the heart of Hackney – one of the capitals most cosmopolitan enclaves. Within this bustling area Holistic Health offers a haven of calm – somewhere our clients come to unwind and re-align themselves, somewhere they can ease away the stress of modern life through a fabulous arrange of complementry techniques and treatments.

http://www.holistichealthhackney.co.uk/
64 Broadway Market E8 4QJ
Mon-Thrus: 9am- 9pm Fri&Sat: 9am-4pm
020 7275 8434
Inner Space

Inner Space is a meditation and personal development centre in Covent Garden, often referred to as ‘London’s oasis of calm and insight.’ They run regular courses, seminars and meditations in Covent Garden and in the City. They also organise talks in the West End, Camden, Angel, Clerkenwell and Covent Garden.

Meditation sessions are held at lunchtimes, but you can also visit their quiet rooms in the basement during opening times.

http://www.innerspace.org.uk/
36 Shorts Gardens, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9AB
Monday – Thursday and Saturday, 10.30am – 6pm, Friday 10.30am – 5pm
Meditation and quiet rooms are no wheelchair accessible
020 7836 6688