A yoga class followed by brunch? Now that’s a New Year’s Resolution we can get on board with!
- Bombay Bustle, Mayfair
Every Saturday morning from 12 January until 23 February, Indian restaurant Bombay Bustle is hosting a series of Yoga Brunches with a yoga class at The Ady Centre – the luxury lifestyle and wellness hub in Soho – followed by a well-earned three-course brunch at Bombay Bustle from Executive Chef Surender Mohan. Step into an hour-long transformative yoga session at The Ady Centre, guided by DeRose method gurus and focusing on both physical and respiratory techniques to enhance wellbeing and fitness. Post workout, it’s a short walk to Bombay Bustle on Maddox Street, where the Yoga Brunch will kick off with a warm lentil salad, followed by a choice of dishes including Tandoor Spiced Haloumi, Tawa Macchli seabass, or Grilled Tofu with sautéed vegetables and a beetroot stew. Tickets are £28.
2. Tate Modern, Bankside
Tate Modern is collaborating with FRAME to host a morning Yin Yoga class followed by a healthy brunch and the opportunity to visit The C C Land Exhibition: Pierre Bonnard. The class will take place in Tate Modern’s East Room, which has floor-to-ceiling windows and views of St Pauls and the Thames. Yin Yoga has transformative effects on the body and mind. It prepares the mind for longer and better-quality meditation practices and draws the mind inward into a relaxed state, as well as releasing any physical tension. After the session, yogis can head down to the Kitchen and Bar Restaurant for a healthy brunch spread including organic bircher muesli and rejuvenating drinks like the blueberry maple protein shake, as well as the choice of a main dish like crepes with crème fraiche and maple syrup or Croque Monsieur. Classes take place on 26 January and 2 and 9 February, with sessions at 8.45am and 10am. Tickets are £25, or £46 including the exhibition.
Bankside SE1 9TG; tate.org.uk
3. Florentine, Waterloo
Florentine, the all-day brasserie and bar in Waterloo, has collaborated with neighbour Mindset Fitness to host two Wellness Yoga & Brunch events on Saturday 26 January and Saturday 9 February. Your 60-minute yoga session will reset the mind and body through a hybrid of yoga, meditation and core strength, where postures link together in a steady flow with lots of focus on the breath to reset mind and body. Afterwards, it’s time to nourish and indulge with a balanced menu of granola, yoghurt and berries, fruit salad, pancakes with strawberries and yoghurt and Eggs Royale with smoked salmon, avocado and poached eggs. Enjoy all of this alongside refreshing fruit juices, fresh coffee and a wide choice of teas. Tickets are £25.
1 Lower Marsh SE1 7NT / Park Plaza London Waterloo, 6 Hercules Road SE1 7DP; eventbrite.com
Florentine has collaborated with Mindset Fitness in Waterloo
You can yoga, brunch and catch an exhibition at Tate Modern (photo: Dan Weill)
Enjoy a healthy post-yoga brunch at Bombay Bustle
It’s not yoga, but Barre & Brunch at Orrery, the French restaurant in Marylebone, on Sunday 20 January, 10 February and 24 February. After an Xtend Barre class at nearby boutique fitness studio Xtend Barre Marylebone at 10.30am, it’s a short walk to Orrery for brunch at 12pm. The new brunch menu, designed by Head Chef Igor Tymchyshyn, includes dishes like smoked salmon with orange, fromage blanc and quail egg, or roasted butternut squash with wild mushrooms and poached egg. Tickets are £40.
Xtend Barre London, 49 Marylebone High Street W1U 5HH / Orrery, 55 Marylebone High Street W1U 5RB; orrery-restaurant.co.uk
5The Hoxton, Holborn
As part of Fresh + Fit, The Hoxton’s annual sell-out fitness festival, Tabasco and Melissa Hemsley have teamed up to host a yoga brunch. The TABASCO® x Melissa Hemsley Yoga Brunch starts with an invigorating hour-long yoga class of strong, yet soft and playful vinyasa flow with wellbeing blogger, recipe developer and yogi Sarah Malcolm. Afterwards, Melissa will teach you how to whip up some of her healthy new brunch dishes, such as kale baked eggs and hot halloumi salad, all with a Tabasco Green Sauce kick. And then, you tuck in! Sunday 27 January, 10am-1.30pm. Tickets are £10.
199-206 High Holborn WC1V 7BD; thehoxton.com
6Plateau, Canary Wharf
Following last year’s successful collaboration, Plateau in Canary Wharf has once again partnered with Ice Rink Canary Wharf and DEFINE London for a Barre On Ice class followed by brunch on Saturday 2 February. Again, not this one’s not yoga, but the brilliance of barre classes – especially DEFINE London’s, cannot be ignored. DEFINE London founder Ashley Verma and Senior Define Instructor Becki Baldwin will lead a 50-minute Define Barre session on the ice rink. Yoga mats are provided and the ice rink rails will provide the barre support. Wear layers as this workout will heat up on the ice! Afterwards, you’ll brunch with Ashley at Plateau on two courses and your choice of a hot or cold drink or bubbles. Tickets are £32. Class starts at 10.30am.
Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf E14 5AB / 4th Floor, Canada Place E14 5ER;shop.danddlondon.com
Orrery and Xtend Barre London team up in Marylebone
It’s yoga and brunch with a Tabasco kick at The Hoxton
DEFINE London is takes barre to the ice in Canary Wharf