This Summer in London, rooftops were all the rage and not just for drinking but also for exercising… We already tried Rooftop Spinning so it was time to try Rooftop Yoga.
Our first class was a couple of weeks ago, on a Saturday. We headed to a carpark in Peckham at 9.30 am and it was raining. Hard. So much for rooftop yoga…. However, we had a pleasant surprise, first of all the class was almost full and this was clearly a testament to the class teacher, Lucy Bannister. As it was pouring down with rain, we practiced on the lower level, and something has to be said of someone who can bring warmth and joy to a carpark in Peckham! Lucy teaches Dru Yoga, a slow flowing yoga that we’d never tried before, but she started the class with the beats of Ibiza making us imagine that we were on a beach drinking a cocktail, a first for a yoga class for us! There was something very magical about doing yoga in a misty carpark in London, it was a truly special experience.
The following week was a glorious Saturday morning, the sun was shining, there was a light breeze, it was just beautiful so we indeed made it onto the roof. The view was breath-taking! You could see all of London from Battersea Power Station to Canary Wharf! The class experience was very different, our gaze and concentration kept being distracted towards the view and the sunshine made the relaxation at the end of the class feel like a holiday.
Two very different classes made wonderful thanks to Lucy! We are now addicts to Dru Yoga! If you would like to try it, Lucy will teach on the Peckham rooftop until the 14th September (only 2 weeks left!!). She also teaches on Tuesdays from 7 until 8.15 pm in Vauxhall and Wednesdays from 6 until 7.15 pm and 7.30 until 9pm in Covent Garden. For more information about Dru Yoga and the classes, please visit www.lucyoga.co.uk