Ever wish that you’d had a bit more to show from your mornings than an ingrained smudge mark on your phone from putting it on snooze seven times and a sheen of stress-sweat from consequently running very late? The Summer Sunrise Sessions from lululemon and PRESS London might be worth a look, then.
There’s a pretty big trend at the moment for doing yoga somewhere up high – the reason presumably being that fresh air, some sun – if you’re lucky enough to have any – and a nice view are better for your stretching soul than a gym studio that retains the odour of sweaters-past. Where most of these sessions will set you back a fair few quid, you can book onto this one for free by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
It takes place on the beautiful rooftop terrace at the incredibly trendy Ham Yard Hotel (https://www.firmdalehotels.com/hotels/london/ham-yard-hotel/), where you’ll get 45 minutes of wake-up yoga, and some nutrient-heavy stuff to drink. The downside? It all kicks off at 7.15am – yes, yes, it’s almost offensively early, but just think of the smugness you’ll be entitled to – especially as it takes place on 24 August and 7 September – both Mondays. Few will get a bigger march on the week.
With a mission to try and help busy Londoners be more healthy – in mind as well as body – this collaboration features a 45-minute wake-up yoga session, and some tasty good stuff to drink.
When you turn up bleary-eyed, you’ll be treated to a PRESS Probiotic Tonic – full of nutrients and other healthy things to help clear your mind as you wander over to a lululemon yoga mat, where an instructor (we had the lovely @emily_yoga) will be waiting to guide you through the session. For any yoga beginners; there’s nothing too advanced or challenging – this is just to ease you into the day. It’s also worth noting that you should turn up in your yoga kit – ie. anything comfy that’s not going to rip when you’re pulling a warrior 2 – as there isn’t a lot of space for getting changed.
Once you’re feeling suitably zen, it’s time to head across the yard to the PRESS London Soho shop to fuel up on a California Health Shake. Good luck trying to choose between them; we can personally recommend the Java Espresso – coffee, cacao, banana and coconut? The dream…