camden shops >> mind, body, spirit
Karmaa is a ground-breaking East meets
West health and lifestyle centre offering four main elements:
A martial arts studio, a tratitional gym, a holistic
studio for pilates and yoga and treatment studios.
Karmaa, 101 The Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1
8AH. Tel: 020 7485 7474. Map ref: D6
In the busy rush of Camden Market London, there's a place of stillness and peace. The Centre called Alchemy. Like the medieval science for which it's named, it is defined by discovery and transformation. Here, you'll find some of the newest and oldest methods for aligning body, mind, and soul through yoga, meditation, holistic therapies, and more. Offers traditional forms of yoga, including Kundalini, Ashtanga, Hatha, Vinyasa, and Jivamukti yoga, meditation circles, life counseling or a variety of restorative holistic therapies such as reiki, acupuncture, and massage - the choice is yours.
Alchemy, Unit 101 · Stables Market · Chalk Farm Road · London · NW1 8AH. Tel: 020 7267 6188. Map Ref: D6
Acumedic is the largest and oldest Chinese
medical organisation outside Asia. This Camden-based centre
offers a full range of services for both professionals and
the general public. The extensive shop sells a huge range
of books and health and beauty products with knowledgeable
and helpful staff on hand to help you find exactly what you
are looking for. The centre houses a clinic with a Chinese
herbs dispensary and a new tea room. It also runs acupuncture
courses for local doctors and health professionals. Acumedic
is the place to go for anyone interested in Chinese medicine
and acupuncture. Acumedic: 101-105 Camden High Street, NW1.
Tel: 020 7388 6704. Map ref: E17
It's difficult to time yourself without losing focus when you are meditating or doing yoga - so Camden-based website www.meditationtimers.net have come up with a selection of beautiful meditation timer mp3's to help improve your practice.
Serene bells and chimes mark the passage of time on one-stage or multi stage meditations. Designed for all kinds of meditations including Mindfulness of Breathing, Metta Bhavana and many others. Or have a background of Tamboura or tranquil beach sounds during your yoga session or meditation.Find them here meditation timer mp3's
The Camden Town branch of the fashionable
Soho Gyms group is located on Camden High Street just opposite
the tube station. With no joining fees and no need for long
term contracts you can pay as you go in one of London’s
most vibrant social scenes. Soho Gyms are as much a place
for meeting and making new friends as they are for working
out, however, an impressive array of cardiovascular, resistance
and free weights equipment covering 10,000 square feet of
gym floor cater for even the most dedicated fitness fanatic.
Combine your workout with a bit of star spotting to the sounds
of London’s top DJs playing live on the gym floor. Soho
Gyms memberships start from just £25 per month, day
and week visitor passes available from £5. For info call
Heruka Buddhist Centre offers meditation
classes on Wednesday evenings. They explain: "If we examine
our life we will discover that most of our time and energy
is devoted to mundane activities, such as seeking material
and emotional security, enjoying sensory pleasures, or establishing
a good reputation. Although these things can make us happy
for a short time, they are not able to provide the deep lasting
contentment that we long for. Sooner or later our happiness
turns into dissatisfaction. If our mind is pure and peaceful
we'll be happy, regardless of our external conditions.
The purpose of meditation is to cultivate those states of
mind that are conducive to peace and well-being, and to eradicate
those that aren't." Meditation classes: Wednesday nights,
7pm - 8.30pm, Cecil Sharp House, (English Folk Dance &
Song Society), 2 Regent’s Park Road
London NW1 7AY. Try a class for £8. Tel: 0208 455 7563
for more details.
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