Pushing my body up into wheel position, I couldn't help but think that yoga class is a bit more intriguing when your instructor has an accent. It also didn't hurt that the Another_Space yoga class I was taking was in London.
Recently, I was across the pond for an article I'm working on for an Atlanta outlet and was invited to visit the studio. (So, disclaimer, y'all, I was hosted by the spot.) Located in the hip Seven Dials area, Another_Space offers yoga, spin, and high-intensity interval training (HIIT) classes.
From the moment I walked in for my Saturday morning class (I tried the Yoga 75), I loved the vibe. The space was decorated in white and was open and airy. I didn't really have a chance to check out the HIIT or spin spaces, but the yoga area was beautiful. And toys (like blocks) and towels were available right next to my assigned mat.
The instructor, Ale, was as spot on as the studio. She was great about pushing us to play and try challenges like arm balances but also encouraged easier modifications if we needed them. After 75 minutes of flowing, I felt like I was ready to take on the hustle and bustle of the city again.
And bonus — they also have a smoothie bar! So, I put in my order for an Alkalime (think kale, avocado, lime, dates, banana, and cashew nuts deliciousness), and it was ready to go post class.
The verdict? The next time I'm in London, I will absolutely return to this foreign "fit." After all, I still need to try out the spin class, right?