This weekend we got our zen on at the Royal Opera House with Lululemon - all in honour of their soon-to-arrive, long-awaited store in Covent Garden. Along with approximately 400 other self-named ‘Lulu Heads’…
If you don’t already know Lululemon, you would be forgiven. Until now they’ve only had a smattering of showrooms across the country, all of which open at odd hours and hold a fraction of their fashion-worthy fitness range. You may have bought it online or through your local yoga shala (should you be one of those types) but other than that we’ve been snapping up stock on stateside trips. The Lulu fitness community has accumulated a huge cult following in the UK nonetheless - not to mention its major fan-base in both the US and their home-country Canada where ‘Lulu Heads’ come together for free classes in store, cloaked in the super sleek and techy fabrics, their pink headbands and green juices in tow.
The new store was celebrated on Saturday with a mass yoga class (followed by prosecco - so zen), run by the much sought after teacher Emma Henry, in the Royal Opera House’s conservatory accompanied by the incredible London’s Royal Philarmonic Orchestra. There were some seriously serene savasanas (that’s corpse pose to me and you) going on.
The Royal Opera House Conservatory
Lululemon-ites (and the unitiated too) will be pleased to know there’s plenty more free yoga working it’s away across the city on 20th March. Lulu’s initiative Cheeky Yoga sees 19 participating studios offering free yoga all day – so if you're in the neighbourhood, make sure you get involved!
With all this fitness going on, lest we forget the clothes! We’ve compiled a wee gallery of the hero pieces we’re waiting to see in their Covent Garden store. Those leggings are so sculpting, your bum will look super yogi whether you’re fit or not… meanwhile those stream-lined pastel tops will make you feel fresh and fast even when pouring with sweat.
Get some fit-spiration (or follow them on instagram for some daily motivation) above...