A new holistic wellness boutique has opened its doors in Fitzrovia, not only offering a plethora of natural and organic delicacies and beauty products, but also a unique menu of one to one classes in its lower ground floor studios.
Maître of Thyme (MoT)
, situated on Great Portland Street, works with experts in the fields of osteopathy, studio and matwork Pilates, yoga, nutrition and reflexology to offer clietnts a completely holistic approach to health and nutrition , create a wellbeing hub of expert knowledge in the heart of the West End.
With either 1:1 or 3:1 classes available, the serene studios are a world away from the bustle of day to day life. Having dipped in and out of yoga over the years but never really 'practised', ergo honestly having no idea where my technique stood in the realms of efficacy, a recent one to one class answered all of previous questions. Classes are totally tailored to the individual, from the length of them to the disciplines you practice.
During my hour with the rather lovely Maija, we practised a series of sun salutations and vinyasa flow poses, with her gently correcting my posture and movement with each one. Previously I've gone in to group classes somewhat blind, following the herd but with no real experience to compare it to. Having a one to one was an amazing opportunity to learn where I need to correct particular poses, or where I wasn't holding things properly, asking questions where I needed to instead of racing through the class and then forgetting by the time we've finished where it was I struggled. It seems blatantly obvious now afterwards, how even the tiniest tweak to one's movement, posture or breathing can make holding a pose perfectly that little bit easier. Undoubtedly I've still a long way to go before becoming an expert yogi, but with the value of expert one to one tuition now tucked under my belt I can walk in to my next class head held high and poses held firm.
As part of MoT's holistic approach, they also offer a concierge service. Whether you are looking for a certain type of holistic practitioner, have a particular health query or are searching for a top-quality niche product, they aim to find it within 24 hours so that you can save time and enjoy a personalised and luxury service. With an resident nutritionist also situated in-store, it really is your one stop shop.
130 Great Portland St, Fitzrovia, London W1W 6PT
020 7580 2336
Open Monday - Saturday 9am-7pm. Closed Sundays.
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