Last weekend I did yoga 1,016 ft up – Europe’s highest yoga class.
One thing I’ve started realising since I’ve been blogging is that it’s forced me to push myself into doing things I wouldn’t have necessarily done before, like the zipline course I did in Wales. While I won’t be skydiving anytime soon, I feel a lot more comfortable being high up, which is an unexpected (but lovely) benefit.
I did the 8am class on a Saturday, which meant we were in the View from the Shard, rather than the one on the 24th floor. On hotter days the class apparently takes place in the open air bit on level 72, but as it was still chilly we were in an enclosed room one level down.
It’s almost worth it for the panoramic views of London alone.
We made sure we were the first ones in, so I managed to snag myself the mat (there’s no need to bring your own) by the window. While the views were amazing, I found doing yoga so high up quite challenging – being so high up made me go off-balance quite a bit more than usual.
The class is an hour long, and while I really enjoyed my time up there I did find the sound system very static-y which detracted from an otherwise fantastic experience. Once the class is up you’re allowed to take all the pictures you want, and wander around the View, so it’s definitely worth the cost, especially if you consider that an advance adult ticket to the view is £25.95.
The Yogasphere class at the top of the shard is £45 per person – and for every person who attends a class, Yogasphere plants 10 trees, which is great (and makes it an even better deal).
You can find out more details about the class here.