Yoga at 1000ft

Yoga at the Shard

 

 

Yoga in the Shard

 

Yoga in the Shard

I work right next to The Shard, so I see it everyday but have never been up to the viewing platform. I’ve been reluctant to pay for a ticket, and was waiting until I had a bar or restaurant reservation up there to enjoy the view. However, when I heard they offered yoga classes, I couldn’t wait to give it a try. At £40 the class, it isn’t cheap, however when you take into consideration the £25 ticket for the viewing platform, your class is actually only £15.

Class starts at 8.15, however they recommend you get there 15 mins early to clear security. We’re glad we did, as we managed to get great mats next to each other, and randomly behind Sinitta (you remember her from X Factor).

Yoga in the Shard

 

Yoga in the Shard

 

The class wasn’t hard, and so was perfect for Tom’s first yoga experience. How ridiculous that his first yoga class is the highest yoga class in the world! It’s suitable for all levels and all ages- there were kids and grannies there, plus a mix of men and women.

As much as I like studios with soft lighting, there was something amazing about practising yoga with the light streaming in from the floor to ceiling windows. I found it incredibly peaceful and relaxing.

Yoga in the Shard

 

Yoga in the Shard

 

Yoga in the Shard

After our class, we were given freedom to take photos on both of the viewing platforms, including plenty of yoga poses at 1000ft!A huge plus was we had it to ourselves. Yoga class sizes are limited, meaning you’re sharing the platform with a much smaller group than with a traditional ticket- well worth it for uninterrupted views. Tom and I then took ourselves off for breakfast at Borough Market, we ate at Roast, which was good but pretty expensive.

You can book your own sky high yoga class with Yogasphere. It would make a great addition to a tourist trip to London, or as a birthday, anniversary or Christmas pressie!

Yoga in the Shard

 

Yoga in the Shard

 

yoga in the shard

Yoga in the Shard

 

Yoga in the Shard

 

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Yoga in the Shard

11 Comments

  1. 16th March 2015 / 1:44 pm

    So cool!! I’ve been wanting to try this class for ages too! Love your SB top as well!

  2. 16th March 2015 / 2:38 pm

    The handstands against the window kinda make my stomach drop. I’m so not good with heights, not even in photos!

  3. 16th March 2015 / 6:33 pm

    I’ve wanted that top for so long!! 🙂

  4. 16th March 2015 / 7:11 pm

    This looks awesome! Will definitely put it on my to-do list for this summer.

  5. 16th March 2015 / 10:09 pm

    This looks so cool 🙂 really want to give it a go!

  6. 17th March 2015 / 2:02 pm

    Wow this looks amazing! I wish I lived in London to give it a go! Maybe I could suggest something similar should take place on Brighton’s new i360 when it’s built!

    http://www.rosieandgym.com

  7. 18th March 2015 / 12:14 am

    Hi Charlie,

    The title of this grabbed me right away – wow what a view! I’m not sure if I’d feel a little wobbly at that height but you guys look like you had an amazing time. I never knew they did yoga in the Shard but it’s a great idea!

    Besma (Curiously Conscious)