Girl I wanna make you sweat - and not in a sexy way.
Groupon - Glow Yoga - January 2012 - cost £32 (value £120) for 10 sessions up to 90 minutes each - Good Vibes Covent Garden www.goodvibesfitness.co.uk
Glow Yoga is held in a basement studio on Betterton St in Covent Garden, heated with infrared panels and SAD studio ambient lighting. It gives the effect of running through a vinyasa flow on a hot summers day. I’ve been to five sessions now and this is definitely one of the best value for money deals I have bought. Good Vibes have equipped the studio very well and the room is always set up in a logical way, this is a big plus for me as it shows the instructors have common sense - not something you come across a lot unfortunately. There was a bit of a delay when I sent them my request to book the first time, I emailed them twice and called them before they acknowledged my voucher but once that was done I was able to book my sessions using their online booking system, it’s so easy to use and is really convenient.
The yoga teachers are advanced and technical but they talk you through each move simply so I don’t even feel like I have to watch to know how my pose should be, which means I can keep my eyes closed more and really flow through the moves. It also means I don’t have to see the sweat dripping from the chap next to me on to his yoga mat.
The chi is swiftly lost though, once you hit the cramped changing facilities, after up to 90 minutes of restoration and de-stressing this is a real shame and it has become a chore that I try to avoid at all costs. The shower rooms are very small compared to how many people are there which I feel lets the studio down quite a lot, the studio probably fits around 40 people, most of whom are female but once all those women make a dash for it, all hell breaks loose in the changing rooms which probably hold about 10 comfortably. I also haven’t seen a water cooler yet, which I find worrying considering this is practically Bikram yoga and I find I drink a lot of water whilst I’m in there.
Overall for £32 it was a good bargain, and is probably the best yoga class I have experienced. Would I pay the full price for the sessions though? Probably not, £120 every couple of months could get me the Mulberry Harriet satchel I’ve had my eye on by the end of the year.