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Yoga Brunch Club: London’s latest pop-up

Girl doing yoga
Bend and stretch: flowing to the beat

Are you a food-obsessed yogi? If so, feast and flow your way into the weekend with Yoga Brunch Club at Brixton East 1871

Event: Yoga Brunch Club
Class:
Vinyasa flow
Food: Joey O’Hare
Location: Brixton East, SW9 7JF
Blowout or budget: £35 per ticket

The fundamentals:

An afternoon of flow yoga (suitable for all levels) followed by a relaxing Shavasana and a vegcentric menu by Masterchef finalist Joey O’Hare.

The low-down:

With its exposed wooden floors, bricks and beams, Brixton East 1871, is an old characterful furniture warehouse now used as an event space. Quirky and charming, it’s the perfect setting for a Sunday of socialising, yoga and delicious food.

Brixton East 1871
Heart of the action: you can find Brixton East just off Coldharbour Lane

Arriving on a cold Sunday afternoon, Vanessa and I were warmly greeted by founder Clem Balfour. Clem founded the Yoga Brunch Club with the dream of bringing Londoners together over yoga, laid back tunes and sharing food.

With food and yoga usually at the heart of our weekends, Vanessa and I were definitely game for the next few hours…

Sunday flows

Vinyasa was first up. The class itself caters for all levels and was fairly gentle, after a boozy weekend it was a welcome relief for a Sunday afternoon.

Group of people doing cobra stretch on yoga mats
Sunday flows: cobra is an excellent stretch for the spine CREDIT: Stacey Hatfield

Clem and her team do a great job assisting everyone in the room with their practice. Offering advice on alignment and helping to deepen positions for those that can bend that bit further.

Flowing through some playful sun salutations, warrior series, stretches and backbends the hour class flew by. A relaxing 15 minute Shavasana at the end rounded off the class nicely.

Award-winning brunch

With seasonal vegetables and mindful cooking at the heart of Joey O’Hare’s ethos I was definitely looking forward to the second part of the afternoon.

Group of people eating around a table
Brunch club: it’s great to meet new people who share similar interests to you CREDIT: Stacey Hatfield

With a passion for gut health, it was nice to see Joey’s colourful menu of sauerkraut, leek vinaigrette and stewed rhubarb. Standout for me was Joey’s organic spelt, fermented beetroot, orange, toasted coriander and dill sharing salad. With hues of pink and purple, the food burst with tastiness and was super refreshing.

Pink sharing salad
Salads with sass: delicious and nutritious

It’s easy to see why Joey made it to the final of Masterchef in 2015, her work is simple, beautiful and most importantly delicious.

We finished the afternoon with hot herbal tea and frozen salted caramel and banana choc-ices. DELICIOUS!

Salted caramel and banana choc-ice
Dessert goals: this chocolate and frozen banana choc-ice was dreamy

The verdict:

With various pop-up events in beautiful venues all over the capital, Yoga Brunch Club is helping Londoners stretch out their stress and refuel for the week ahead.

Yoga can be intimidating for anyone who is new to the practice and Clem does a fab job of making sure the class is fun, she also encourages you not to take yourself too seriously which is nice. I guarantee you’ll leave feeling more zen, revived and full.

Kat x

To book your tickets for the next Yoga Brunch Club hosted at Brixton East on Sunday 19 March, head to yogabrunchclub.com 

Make sure you also follow them @yogabrunchclub for all the latest news.

 

2 Comments

  1. 6th June 2019 / 5:17 am

    hello my name is matthew am living in Streatham I would like to join your yoga brunch in Brixton how much will it cost and when is the next yoga brunch in brixton

    • 9th June 2019 / 4:49 pm

      Hi Matthew! Thanks for your message. Please keep an eye on our instagram feed for event news 🙂 You can follow us @brunchgrind

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