Thanks to this blog I’m getting quite used to turning up in my leggings to places that definitely don’t look like yoga studios because I’ve heard there’s a pop up class going on. But entering iconic restaurant Coq d’Argent, surrounded by lawyers and bankers hosting breakfast meetings was possibly the most under-dressed I’ve ever felt!

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Not that I was in the wrong place – I was joining Serene Social for their final rooftop yoga class of the summer, held on the restaurant’s gorgeous roof garden on an unseasonably warm late September morning. Serene Social is a very cool yoga community for women with outposts in New York and LA and the new London chapter run by American ex-pat and yoga teacher Leslie Saglio. Throughout the summer they’ve run classes with breakfast on the rooftop and have more yoga and health events planned in the city to mirror those that have been established in the States.

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Coq d’Argent is located near Bank, in the heart of the City of London so it’s unsurprising that it attracts well heeled business types to sample its famous French cuisine. Luckily the rooftop is situated a little separate from the restaurant so there wasn’t too much of a cross over between those of us in lycra and those in suits! It’s a stunning space, for eating or exercising, and has incredible views out over many of London’s landmarks.

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Leslie lead us through a perfect flow to warm us up and get us moving first thing in the morning under the Autumn sunshine (aided by some heaters!) and I ended the hour long class feeling suitably serene. Post class we were treated to breakfast from Coq d’Argent, teas and a goody bag from Neals Yard and delicious juices from Purifyne while we learned more from Leslie about Serene Social and their upcoming plans for more amazing events. At the start of the last warm weekend of the year, it was a perfect way to bid farewell to the London summer.

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