Yoga Soul has quite a reputation considering it’s just one studio in a basement in the Northern Quarter. To get this popular without fancy facilities or a big marketing budget means you must be doing something well. Here we suspect it’s the quality of the teaching that’s the big draw.
They’ve got some of Manchester’s best known yogis on their schedule, and the owners, William Mitchell and Samuel Nwokeka, are yoga teachers themselves (they met on a yoga course in Goa in fact).
Yoga Soul is a purist in that it only does yoga (none of that pilates business here). But the schedule doesn’t lack variety. Classes range from rocket to yin to hot yoga to jivamutki. Look out for specialist workshops and teacher training courses.
In the studio, daylight reaches the mats from street-level windows and the decor is simple and calming with potted plants and mandala art. The changing rooms are small and the lockers are tiny (they’re just for keys, money and phones). The place as a whole though is friendly and pleasant. You’ll soon feel at home.