The September issue of Om Yoga Magazine is now available to download- it has been an extra long wait for this edition, as July/August was a bumper issue. Totally worth the wait, for the great variety of features and articles.
The section on rooftop yoga really caught my eye, as I’ve noticed there has been a real trend for classes in unusual locations. Yoga has swept the London skylines this summer with classes in the London Eye, the Shard, the roof terrace overlooking St Paul’s Cathedral and even a multi-story carpark in Peckham.
The helipad classes in LA look amazing…
Now that we are in September and summer is (almost) over, I thought I had missed my chance for a rooftop session. That was until I heard about a new concept hosted by Hotpod Yoga on the roof terrace of Netil House in Hackney.
The uniquely designed pod is heated to 36-38 degrees, with glass walls offering panoramic over East London. Escaping the hustle and bustle of the city below, I headed up to the heated haven above Hackney, to experience a class with instructor Zarah Boden.
Sunlight streamed into the pod as we practiced a dynamic flow of postures with emphasis on awareness of the body and breath. The intimate, enclosed space felt like a sanctuary from the outside world, with the warmth aiding deep stretching and flexibility. I even attempted a head-stand for the first time!
The great thing about the pod is that rooftop yoga can be practiced year-round, as you are shielded from the elements and polluted air.
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If you’d like to read more about rooftop yoga or any of the other features on wellness, nutrition and meditation, you can download a digital copy of Om Yoga Magazine via my affiliate link. You can check out the other bloggers in the Om Yoga Blogger Community here. To book a roofpod yoga class, check out the Hotpod Yoga website.
I paid for my roofpod yoga class, although I receive a free digital copy of Om Yoga Magazine for review.