Chroma Yoga, Shoreditch, London
All images taken from my phone & Google/Chroma Yoga
I took advantage of being in London for a days before flying to Gijón with the AYCH project to attend a Chroma Yoga class. Different to anything I feel is available at the moment in the South West, I was really interested in experiencing the additional benefits of light and colour in addition to a slow yoga flow. Said to have noticable effects on emotions and wellbeing and particularly beneficial when customised to the changing seasons, founder Nina Ryner opened the studio in 2017 based around scientific research on the effects that light frequencies can have on our bodies and minds.
Interesting, I attended a Barry’s Boot Camp session in Canary Wharf the next morning which was the complete opposite, although worked on the same basis with infrared lighting and loud trap music, which I found totally overwhelming and not at all what I was in need of! A world away from the busy streets outside (a true cliche for any London yoga studio I’m sure) the RESET hour long class was taken by Roberto and seemed to fly by whilst being totally immersive. I could have happily stayed all day and gone really in depth. It helped to be within an enclosed space within a sort of pod-like room to block out any outside noise with around eight other attendees. I’d love to have something similar - or a pop up - closer to home, until then I’ll have to find excuses to go and find a way to continue the inner peace onto the busy streets.