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September 2018 / Style & Wellbeing / by Emma Vince

Escapist Yoga

Fabric Recommends: FLY LDN

When city life gets too much, stepping onto a yoga mat is an effective way to ditch those daily stresses. And now you can take your escapism one step further with the new studio on the City block: FLY LDN.

Set an easy amble from Liverpool Street and a stone’s throw from Aldgate, the studio is the perfect blend of industrial cool and slick design for its edgy-meets-City clientele. As a self-proclaimed ‘non-Yogi yoga studio’, you won’t find any incense or crystals here, but that doesn’t mean your yoga experience will be any less authentic.

Head for your allocated mat – they’re all set out for you with numbered blocks – and you’ll discover the front wall of the studio is a huge screen. Throughout your flow, the screen becomes a window to faraway places, bringing the great outdoors in. You’ll follow the silhouette of your teacher against videos of natural landscapes, think meadows of swaying wildflowers and pristine mountain snowscapes. Throw in a curated soundtrack and dim lighting, and the whole experience is impressively cinematic. If a daily al fresco yoga session is your goal, this immersive space is the next best thing (and far more practical for British weather).

Choose from four flow classes: Base Flow for beginners, a mellow Slow Flow and two dynamic Flow Life classes (with 45- and 75-minute options). You can also try two of FLY’s low-impact classes, designed to complement your yoga practice. These include Barre – a mix of Pilates, yoga and dance – and Low Impact, a 5-person (max) strength and conditioning class involving TRX suspension training.

Whichever class you choose, you’ll leave feeling stronger and calmer, ready to face your commute with a newfound zen.

24 Creechurch Lane, EC3A (020 7621 1680,  flyldn.co.uk)