Founded in 1993, The Life Centre is a friendly haven, where yoga and Pilates inspire well-being and a community spirit. We believe firmly in the values of community; we are an integral part of our local communities in Manchester and London, play our part in the wider UK yoga community, and, perhaps most importantly, help to create a community among our students and clients.

Who we are

The Life Centre is a friendly haven, where yoga and Pilates inspire well-being with a community spirit which lifts everyone working or visiting here.

We know how vital it is to have the best teachers and to offer a fantastic choice of yoga styles. We understand how to nurture relationships in our specialised classes like pregnancy yoga  and how to ease newcomers into a regular practice, with our beginners’ courses. Plus, we run exciting workshops with resident and guest teachers whose experience and imagination brings a freshness to yoga on each occasion.

Our history

The Life Centre was founded in London in 1993, and is one of the UK's oldest centres dedicated to yoga and Pilates. Over the years, many (maybe even most) of the UK’s top yoga and Pilates teachers have passed through the big wooden door of our Notting Hill centre, a beautiful quiet converted house and chapel – and several of our earliest students (and some of our original teachers and staff) are still Life Centre regulars. In 2011, we were delighted to open our second location, in Islington, a bright and cheery space with 2 large studios in a converted warehouse which offers a similarly broad range of classes to those in Notting Hill. In addition, in 2003, we set up our yoga education arm, Yogacampus, which offers one of the UK’s very top yoga teacher training programmes, as well as a wide range of other specialist courses and workshops. AND... in 2016, we are delighted to open our doors to the yoga community in Manchester.

Our values

We believe firmly in the values of community: by being an integral part of our local communities in Manchester and London, by playing our part in the wider UK yoga community, and, perhaps most importantly, by helping to create a community among our students, teachers and staff. At The Life Centre, you will be welcomed with a smile, and, after a few visits, probably greeted by name. We pride ourselves on employing friendly and knowledgeable staff with the experience to answer your questions about yoga and Pilates. We also believe that there is a yoga path for everyone: female or male, young or old, stiff or bendy; that that there are many authentic paths of yoga, all of which deserve respect; and that our teachers should be well trained, but should each retain their own unique style, approach and creativity. Above all, we believe that The Life Centre is about YOU!