A Yogi’s Guide to Norwich

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Norwich may be known for its rich history, literature and charming eateries and cafes, but the yoga scene is also something to celebrate. Yoga is available in multiple studios, meeting houses and gyms around the city centre that cater to all yogis.

I moved to Norwich a few months ago and have been absolutely enchanted with this fine city and the yoga teachers and students in it. I also wished I had a list to follow when I arrived! So whether you are a newbie, a local, or just a person who needs yoga, this list is a great place to start your journey. Please note that there are more yoga classes and events in the county, too you may just need to explore!

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  1. Explore a few classes.

    Whether you are a total beginner or a seasoned veteran, try out a few classes to find the space and teachers that vibe with you. Teachers usually offer “drop-in” session rates or packages for multiple classes.

  2. Find a time that works for you.

    Yoga classes are peppered throughout the day, starting in the early morning to later evening classes. Reflect on when your body feels right for practice, or when you can fit yoga into your schedule.

  3. Join online groups to stay in the loop.

    Weekend workshops, special monthly classes and guest teachers may always be changing. Join the Love Yoga/Norwich & Norfolk group on Facebook to stay connected with the yoga community. Teachers often post their yoga events and classes here.

  4. Be kind to your yoga teachers.

    The majority of yoga teachers in Norwich work as freelancers, meaning they work for themselves. Sure, this sounds great, but in reality they are paying rent for their space, their trainings, insurance and marketing. This can be a lot of pressure, so please be kind to each of them!

 

Norwich has everything you need to get started in your yoga practice. Start your exploration by checking out the many yoga offerings around the city.
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The Yoga Tree

Address: 50 All Saints Green Norwich NR1 3NB

Website: http://www.theyogatree.co.uk/

Contact: contact@theyogatree.co.uk

Located in a lovely old stable turned dance studio turned yoga studio, The Yoga Tree hosts multiple classes by a diverse group of yoga teachers and wellness professionals. A large, well-lit studio is located upstairs, and a smaller studio is downstairs. The Acorn Café is located in the building and also offers a variety of healthy café food, tea and coffee to sustain you before or after a yoga practice. The studio is located just around the corner from the Norwich bus station. Consider adding this stop to your commute.

The Yoga Studio Norwich

Address: 38-40 Magdalen Rd Norwich, NR3 4AG

Website: https://www.theyogastudionorwich.co.uk/

Contact info: info@theyogastudionorwich.co.uk

Located at the corner of Clarke and Magdalen Street, The Yoga Studio Norwich is nestled on the top floor of the Norfolk Clinic. The studio was opened in August 2017 by experienced fitness professional and yogi Sallie-Anne Sadler and offers a variety of yoga classes, including Hatha yoga, Yin, Yoga Nidra, Pilates, and even a class dedicated to using a yoga wheel. Check out their workshops to go deeper in your practice!

Happy Ohm

Address: Studio 1, 2nd floor Capitol House, 4-6 Heigham Street, Norwich NR2 4TE

Website: https://happyohm.wordpress.com

Contact: Check out the schedule and contact each teacher directly to book into a class.

Climb a few flights of stairs in Capitol House Building to find Happy Ohm studio. The high ceilings, natural light and funky floor make the space inviting and fun. The studio is rented by multiple yoga instructors offering a variety of yoga classes throughout the weekdays and occasionally the weekends. Go to the website and contact each teacher directly to learn more and find your flow at this beautiful studio.

Inner Space

Address: Maude Gray Court St Benedict’s Street Norwich NR2 4PA.

Website: http://www.innerspacenorwich.co.uk/

Contact: info@innerspacenorwich.co.uk

Inner Space is tucked just off of St. Benedict’s Street in the Norwich Lanes. Teachers and therapists use one of the two spacious studios to put on classes and meet with clients. Weekly yoga classes are available, as well as pilates and Qigong, Chinese exercises related to Tai Chi. The venue is also home to a wide variety of treatments including but not limited to massage, psychotherapy, acupuncture and reflexology.

Bikram Yoga

Address: 87-83 Pottergate, Norwich NR2 1DZ

Website: http://www.bikramyoganorwich.co.uk

Contact: info@bikramyoga.norwich.co.uk

Bikram Yoga is the first official Bikram studio in Norfolk and offers hot yoga classes (studios are a toasty 40 degrees C) as well as Yin yoga, Vinyasa Flow and Ashtanga. Not all classes are done in the heated space- check their website if the class is “hot” or not. The studio is also equipped with showers. Find it tucked away on Pottergate Street.

Norwich Buddhist Centre

Address:14 Bank Street Norwich NR2 4SE

Website: http://www.norwichbuddhistcentre.com/

Contact: Drop in, call, or contact the yoga teacher listed on the schedule

The Norwich Buddhist Centre has been a sanctuary in the city for over 30 years. It is run by members of the Triratna Buddhist community and offers classes and occasional retreats in yoga, meditation and Buddhism. The primary goal of the centre is to help spread the teachings of Buddhism in modern life and is welcoming to everyone. If you are interested in mediation, mindfulness and/or applying the teachings of Buddhism to your life, this centre is a must see. Take time out at lunch for drop-in meditations during the week or explore the yoga classes to get your zen on and meet some great people.

Additional Yoga Spots

Many yoga classes are available in clinics and health centres around the city. Classes will vary but start by checking out what these gyms and clinics offer!

Fitness Centres/ Gyms/Clinics

The Fitness Space

24/7 Gym, Riverside

Nuffield Health

David Lloyd

Earlham House  Clinic

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The Norwich yoga scene has plenty to offer every student. If you are totally new to yoga, remember that you only need three primary things to start a practice: a body, dedication and an open mind. The first step is simply to start- from here, you can explore what works for you.

 

2 thoughts on “A Yogi’s Guide to Norwich

  1. Hi there – great site! Can you add The Fitness Space, Cringleford under the gym heading (Steph Townsend and myself, Pema Clark, both teach yoga there and it is open to non-members). Thanks!

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