A Guide to Free and Cheap Yoga in London

Belphoebe New

Yoga can increase your physical strength, balance and flexibility, as well as helping to prevent depression and stress - but spending £20 a pop isn't so stress-free. Luckily, there are a few low-cost or free yoga classes in London that will stretch you out without stretching your bank balance. Namaste!

Bethnal Green Buddhist Centre
The London Buddhist Centre are dedicated to promoting meditation and Buddhism in a contemporary context, and this includes yoga. Their by donation classes run from Monday to Friday at 12pm, with evening classes on three of these days from 5:45pm. Stretch out in front of the giant Buddha and stay for the free meditation classes afterwards, perfect for achieving a zen attitude even amidst the hustle and bustle of the city.
51 Roman Road, Bethnal Green, E2 0HU
Just a few minutes away from the Buddhist Centre you will find Yoganest at the charity St Margaret’s House. Alongside some very reasonably priced regular classes there are some free Yoga Nidra and NIA (a sensory-based movement practice) sessions.
St. Margaret's House, 21 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, E2 9PL

Yogarise Peckham
You’re spoilt for choice for yoga at Yogarise Peckham, and alongside a regular membership they also offer frequent community classes that are by donation. These sessions are often taught by new or training yoga teachers and are a fantastic opportunity for people of all levels to get involved with yoga.

B2.1, Bussey Building, 133 Rye Ln, London SE15 4ST

Sahaja Yoga London
If you’re more interested in the meditation and mindfulness side of yoga, Sahaja yoga sessions are a true gem. They have branches everywhere from Balham and Crystal Palace to Hackney and Walthamstow, and each session will gently lead you through a process of self-realisation, culminating in deep inner meditation. The best thing is that every single session is free.
Find Sahaja at locations across London
Stress Project Yoga Holloway
Stress is a natural consequence of life, but too much of it can put a strain on our bodies. Luckily the residents of Holloway in North London have set up a group initiative to combat stress, including a low cost yoga class every Wednesday. Costing just £2, this is the perfect way for North London locals to wind down during their lunchbreak.
Old Spitalfields Market, London, United Kingdom
Nine Elms Southbank
For those who live near North Battersea and want to give yoga a try, there is a complimentary hatha yoga session every Tuesday evening. The class is designed for beginners wanting to learn and acquire some of the health benefits before possibly moving on to more advanced classes.
Nine Elms Lane, London

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