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Why we change to Karmasoft

Posted on September 20, 2018

As of Sunday 24 September, we will no longer use MindBody Online for class bookings at Leyton Yoga.

While MindBody is convenient to use and a very popular service, used by many yoga studios, it also has its downsides.

As a company MindBody has grown drastically over the last decade and today is the market leader for online booking services in the yoga and fitness industries. While their popularity has increased, their customer service for business-to-business interactions has decreased and seems to be driven only by MindBody's desire to make more sales.

Especially over the last months, many of Leyton Yoga's students have experienced difficulties logging in or making payments via MindBody, which is something that effects Leyton Yoga as a business, but can only be fixed by MindBody, as they are the service provider.

But MindBody has done little to improve their services but at the same time has increased their price by 43% in one go, without much prior notice.

At Leyton Yoga, we want to provide yoga to as many people as possible, at an affordable price. We also pride ourselves in paying our teachers a fair, incremental rate (which, unfortunately, is not at all common in the yoga world) so they benefit from having more students in class too. This means that our profit margins are rather slim and the last thing we want to do is increase our prices constantly.

We have therefor decided to use Karmasoft Online going forward. Karmasoft was designed and is still owned by real studio owners, who know what it’s like to run busy studios and to juggle the needs of students and teachers alike. Their price is a third of what MindBody charges for the exact same service and the Karmasoft customer service is very personal and excellent - exactly the kind of company we at Leyton Yoga want to work with!

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Leyton Yoga Survey

Posted on August 16, 2018

We are planning some improvements to our schedule and overall offerings at Leyton Yoga and would love to hear your opinions about it. 

So if you can spare 5mins, please fill in our survey, or email Thea at thea@leytonyoga.com, if you have time for a 30min face to face conversation about you and your yoga practice.
If you agree to a personal conversation, we will compensate you for your time with a complementary yoga class.

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New Prices from 1 April 2018 and Spring Offers

Posted on March 07, 2018

As of 1 April 2018 Leyton Yoga has new prices. You can still benefit from our old prices with one of our SPRING OFFERS (see below).

New prices are:

// Drop-In Prices // 

£12 for 60 min Class
£13 for 75min Class
£14 for 90min Class

The Low-Cost Community Classes on Tuesday and Wednesday at 11am remain at £6.

// Class Passes //
£108 for 10 Classes, valid for 6 months from day of first use.
£115 for Unlimited Monthly, valid for 30 days from day of first use.

// Workshops //
£25 for 2hrs Workshop 
£30 for 2.5hrs Workshop 
£35 for 3hrs Workshop 


SPRING OFFERS - available until 31 March 2018

// 20 Class Pass //
20 Yoga Classes of your choice. Valid for 9 months from the day of purchase.
£180

// 3 Month Unlimited //
Unlimited Yoga Classes. Valid for 3 months from the day of purchase.
£290

// 5 Workshops //
5 Workshops of your choice. Valid for workshops of any length. Expires 9 months after day of purchase.
£105

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Rest & Renew Fridays

Posted on October 26, 2017

Fridays have just gotten better!

Our new Rest & Renew Friday starts 27 October.

These 90min evening classes offer an opportunity for deep rest and relaxation to restore and renew your body, calm the mind and uplift your spirits. The perfect way to unwind a busy week. Candlelit slow flow Vinyasa, Yoga Nidra, Yin Yoga, Somatic Practices or Restorative Yoga will help you to release tension and stress of a busy week and reset your metronome for a wonderful weekend ahead.

Friday 7pm to 8.30pm, £12 drop-in. Please book online to secure your place. 

9 February // Restorative Yoga with Faryal

16 February // Gentle Yoga & Yoga Nidra with Alexandra

23 February // Restorative Yoga with Faryal

2 March // Friday Free Flow with Jessica

9 March // Restorative Yoga with Faryal

16 March // Gentle Yoga & Yoga Nidra with Alexandra

23 March // Restorative Yoga with Faryal

Further dates tbc.

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Liz Allan's last classes at Leyton Yoga

Posted on September 13, 2017

For the time being, Liz Allan is teaching her last regular classes at Leyton Yoga this week:

  • Sunday 17 September / 10.30am to 12pm / Vinyasa Flow
  • Monday 18 September / 9.45am to 10.45am / Vinyasa Flow & Meditation
  • Tuesday 19 September / 6.45pm to 7.45pm / Beginners Vinyasa & / 8pm to 9pm / Restorative Yoga

To avoid disappointment, please book those classes in advance online as we expect them to be busy. 

Liz will also be teaching several workshops at Leyton Yoga until the end of the year:

  • Friday 29 September / 7pm to 9pm / Navaratri Sadhana / £21
  • Saturday 30 September / 2pm to 4.30pm / Release Neck, Shoulder & Jaw Tension / £25
  • Saturday 25 November / 2pm to 4.30pm / Yoga for Stress & Fatigue Part One: The Nervous System, Gentle Breath and Asana / £25 or £45 for part one & two
  • Sunday 26 November / 4pm to 6.30pm / Yoga for Stress & Fatigue Part Two: Restorative Yoga / £25 or £45 for part one & two


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Pilates at Leyton Yoga

Posted on August 14, 2017

We are very excited to announce that Becca Evans is teaching a new Pilates class at Leyton Yoga every Thursday from 11am—12pm.

Pilates is an exercise system developed by Joseph Pilates to strengthen muscles, increase flexibility and improve overall health. Pilates focuses on engaging the mind and body together to create exercises that involve the whole person. A low impact exercise, Pilates is great for people ages 10-100. Strengthening the core, improving balance, increasing coordination and decreasing stress, Pilates supports the body to move without pain in all aspects of life from sitting, to running to shooting yourself out of a cannon! 

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Book online with MindBody

Posted on July 12, 2017

Leyton Yoga has teamed up with MindBody to provide online class bookings. It's easy to find and book a class using the MindBody app, which is available from the Apple App Store and from Google Play.

Don't forget, you can still drop into classes without a booking and we'll do our best to accommodate you.

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