Walthamstow residents and single-parent powerhouses Abigail McLachlan and Naomi Costantino, are bringing their yoga passion to East 17, with their 25 mat studio East of Eden, that opened this March in the Tramworks, a newly created creative hub for Walthamstow.
Situated in Hatherley Mews, less than a five-minute walk from the train station, the studio encompasses a diverse timetable that’s inclusive for both people new to yoga and seasoned practitioners. Classes include basics yoga and pre and post-natal yoga, Pilates mixed in with Jivamukti, vinyasa flow for all levels, kids yoga and Yin yoga. With a second studio set to launch this autumn, more yoga styles will be added to the timetable as well reformer Pilates.
Inside the space is an inspiring and peaceful oasis with simple decoration and artwork from local artists.
As well as a focus on quality breath led classes, the studio is equally passionate about music. Frustrated with the lack of consideration of music seemingly put to yoga in an ‘un-mindful’ way, East of Eden will tap into McLachlan’s background in music consultancy to create a meaningful music and yoga experience. You can expect to see collaborations with credible DJs, who will develop exclusively created playlists and mixes that actually match the exact flow of the class to enhance the teaching.
Co-founder Naomi Costantino said, “for us, it’s really important to create a studio with a heart and encourage a community around the offering to give back to the area. Through both breath led and music classes and an excellent pool of teachers that can really walk their talk, we hope East of Eden is a destination that has something for everyone.”
East of Eden
12-15 Hatherley Mews