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Vrumi Studiois opening up homes around London to inspire people to ‘Take a Leap’ in 2016 and practice their passion. Vrumi will be hosting a series of partnerships with small business owners and creatives, challenging Londoners to try that thing they’ve always wanted to do, whether it’s becoming a yoga teacher, a DJ, a photographer or an artist.

Research shows that workers are ending the 9-to-5, with 45% of Millennials choosing workplace flexibility over pay. There has been an increase in freelancing and self-employment, with workers choosing to seek work with a greater purpose, considering “a job where I can make an impact” to be essential to their happiness. Services like Vrumi are helping pave the way for flexible working. Vrumi is the revolutionary new ‘sharing economy’ service that specialises in opening up amazing homes as inspiring workspaces during the day. The service helps hosts to earn money from spaces that would have otherwise been idle, while guests save money on workspaces.

Fans of the service include Lauren Pope, who began her career as a successful DJ before joining the cast of TOWIE. Lauren went on to launch Hair Rehab London, a range of natural clip-in hair extensions which is now sold on the high street and internationally. “I love the flexibility of using a Vrumi space. There are so many amazing options to suit our needs, from private spaces to host a business meeting, creative spaces for photoshoots or open spaces for Hair Rehab London academy days," says Lauren Pope, founder of Hair Rehab London

Partnering with London creatives who have shunned a regular 9-5 job to pursue their real passions, Vrumi will be hosting a series of events showcasing how their spaces can be used:London Loves LA (2)

London Loves LA Pop Up Shop

Sisters Sophie and Ella created London Loves LA after they spotted a desire for the one-off, high quality, American vintage treasures that are so hard to find in the UK. The girls took a trip to The States and sourced the best vintage varsity and thrift from secret locations across LA. Their vintage selection is complemented by their own special line of London Loves LA designs, which have been worn by everyone from Harry Styles to Ellie Goulding and Little Mix. The London Loves LA girls will be hosting a pop up shop in a Vrumi space, showcasing their new collection as well as sharing their insider tips on running a small business.

Date: Friday 29th January 2016

Time: 2 – 9pm

Location: Unit B, 100 De Beauvoir Road, London, N1 4ENFat Buddha - Jess (2)

Fat Buddha Yoga with Jessica Skye

DJ Jessica Skye discovered yoga on a trip to Indonesia. After a few office-based jobs, she soon came to realise that a 9-to-5 job wasn’t for her and she founded Fat Buddha Yoga, taking a

modern approach to the ancient art and science of yoga for the next generation of urban yogis. They regularly host pop up classes, including an class at a Vrumi space in East London.

Date: Friday 5th February 2016

Time: 6.30pm

Location: Unit B, 100 De Beauvoir Road, London, N1 4EN


Sarah Salter, CMO of Vrumi, said: “We’re excited to be working with creatives from different walks of life to show the diversity of Vrumi spaces and how they can be used to try something new. Our spaces have been used by lots of amazing people who have taken a leap, including new authors writing their first book, actors to practice readings, photographers, new start-up businesses and more.”

Visit https://www.vrumi.com and use the code TAKEALEAP to get £10 off your first Vrumi booking.

Available from 18 Jan - 29 Feb 2016.

The ultimate Monday morning motivation, Sunrise Yoga allows you to start the week on a note of utter calm and mindfulness. Using a unique fusion of Ashtanga, Hatha and Vinyasa yoga to heat up the body, the classes are designed to cleanse and purify the mind, body and soul. Each session is taken by Rebecca Keenaghan, an experienced yoga instructor who draws inspiration from various forms of the ancient healing art, enabling her students to unravel their own state of inner bliss through kind words and a positive attitude.
The spectacular views from the Rumpus Room at Mondrian combined with the energy generated during the class allows guests to wake up from the inside, expanding the mind and strengthening the body. Guests can watch the sun rise over London, while finding their inner peace and power in a practise suitable for both beginners and well-seasoned yogis. Using positive words of wisdom, Rebecca helps participants start their day with a spring in their step, feeling refreshed, revitalised and renewed.
Beginning this month, each class can accommodate up to 20 guests, and will run every Monday from7am-8am. The cost per class is £17 for residents and £20 for day guests - payments and bookings can be made at the Front Desk of the hotel. Showers and changing rooms are available for day use guests.
20 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PD
020 3747 1000

yoga with goldie

Yogangster is the creation of Goldie - internationally renowned DJ, artist and yoga enthusiast - who has been sharing his love of yoga around the world since beginning his practice in 2010. After meeting Hot Yoga instructor Kelly Isaac in the sweaty environment of a Bikram studio in London, the pair joined forces to launch the debut Yogangster lounge, active-wear and accessories collection for Spring Summer 2015.
Yogangster active-wear uses the latest in performance fabrics and designed with Goldie’s keen eye for fashion. The collection fuses bold colours and prints to deliver the ultimate in quality and silhouette that help you look, feel and perform at your best. Yogangster believe that looking good in the studio is as important as looking good outside. The brand takes you from the street to the studio to a better version of yourself.
On the 18th May Yogangster will launch its first ever pop-up store right in the heart of Shoreditch at creative retail hub BOXPARK. For 1 week, Yogangster will temporarily move into one of the shipping containers to showcase the Spring Summer 15 collection. To celebrate, onThursday 21st May Yogangster will be taking over the upper deck at BOXPARK from 6pm, expect an all night DJ set by Goldie and complementary drinks.

Yogangster’s approach their practice with the same fierce determination they do every other part of life, openly, determined to succeed, rarely playing by the rules, always willing to try, and never willing to give up. 

For more information please contact leanne@canoeinc.com

Yogangster will be taking over Unit 26

2 - 10 Bethnal Green Road
E1 6GY

If you're anything like half of London your New Years resolutions were to eat better, sweat more and drink less (ish). 

Give yourself the best chance of achieving a healthy new year by bringing Yoga to you at work! I've spent the last few years teaching within offices all over London offering affordable, time efficient, hassle free Yoga. Flat rates make your in-house lessons cheaper than going to classes. Book your half price trial office yoga lesson now. 

How good is that!

Here's to a happy, healthy and stretchy 2015.


Cold Yoga in London

Crystal Ski Holidays – www.crystalski.co.uk - the ski and snowboarding specialists, launched Ski-ram - the worlds first ever cold yoga class – taking place in a walk–in fridge. The workout, which takes place at a bone tingling two degrees Celsius are held for free at The Union Chapel, Islington.

The workout, has been designed to acclimatise sport lovers for a cold winter and to get skiers and boarders limbered up for the season ahead as the mountain calls.

Inspired by the traditional teachings of Bikram yoga, 'ski-ram' swaps swampy, steaming heat for crisp, wintry conditions, similar to those found in the Alps. Yoga lovers – or yogis as they're known - are advised to dress up in snowsuits, scarf and gloves.

The unique 30-minute programme, designed and taught by expert yoga instructor Gaby Flemming, begins with a ‘warm-up-cool-down’ to acclimatise, followed by a series of poses and exercises designed to lengthen and strengthen. The workout finishes with a five-minute ‘cool-down-warm- up’, outside the cold room, to bring yogis back up to room temperature.

Poses and exercises include the Downward Slope, a beginner level pose designed to elongate the spine as well as stretch out calves and hamstrings; Snow Salutations, a fluid cardiovascular movement to improve balance; and the Pepi Penguin, a seated pose to stretch the thighs and groin and increase mobility in the lower body. All exercises have been specially designed to get yoga lovers ready for skiing or snowboarding.

Steve Hunter, a specialist in health and exercise at London South Bank University says:

"Many people will exercise in a cold environment at some point in time. Exercise generates large quantities of excess heat that can warm the body but also reduce exercise level through overheating.  When working out in a colder environment excess heat will be removed from the body which means that the individual can control core body temperature more effectively."