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We all know that exercise isn’t just good for the body, it’s good for the mind too. In fact, just 20-30 minutes of exercise can do the job, encouraging your brain to release those all-important chemicals, endorphins, which are essential for boosting your mood. To help you up your fitness, as well as bring some moments of joy to your day, we’ve rounded up tips, tricks and ideas from some of the brands you’ll find here, nestled at The Yards

Top 3 essentials to use in your daily mood-improving yoga practice from lululemon

The Mat  

A natural rubber mat that has a grippy top layer to help you keep your balance while you’re smashing those poses. Whether it’s hot or hatha, it’s important to get the basics right so you get the most out of your practice.  

Lululemon Align High-Rise Pant 25 

Don’t let restrictive clothing interrupt your flow. The lululemon Align™ collection, is powered by Nulu™ fabric, for a weightless and buttery soft feel that you’ll barely notice, so all you have to think about is perfecting your mood-boosting poses.

Find Your Balance Studio Tab Sock 

Don’t let a fall stop you in your tracks, use these studio socks which have grippers on the inside and outside to help you keep your balance while you practice and bring the feel-good vibes. 

Five types of dance that are perfect for beginner’s from Pineapple Dance Studios  

 April 29th is International Day of Dance and to celebrate, the famous Pineapple Dance Studios are hosting a performance outside on Langley Street to bring some dance-based joy to Londoners. Plus, there will be a Ballet Barre installation and a day of discounts and treats for visitors to help spread the joy. 

 To help you get you in the mood for a day of dancing, we’ve rounded up three types of dance you should try, that are perfect for beginner’s – head down to the Studios to give them a go.  


Hip Hop Foundations 

Get inspired and learn how to move your body with some feel-good dance. In this class you learn how to move your individual joints and muscles segmentally which will improve your general body awareness and the quality of movement in the long run. Foundational Hip Hop steps are also covered in detail.  

Brazilian samba for Beginners 

Let the beat take you and learn basic transition, samba walks, poses, the musicality of Brazilian samba, and a little bit of Portuguese on the way. Whatever is your aim, to be a professional Brazilian Samba dancer, to participate in Brazil’s Carnaval or Carnivals in Europe, or to improve your fitness level while having fun, this is the perfect dance style for you. 

K-Pop Choreography 

Get together with friends for an exciting dance session and enjoy weekly choreo classes from K Pop boy groups, girl groups, and soloists – everyone from beginners to experienced dancers is welcome, all you need is a love for dance! Previous knowledge of the choreography is not required, nor training in the basics of any style (which are covered in class as and when is appropriate).  

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This spring we’re celebrating moments that bring us joy at The Yards and to help us do this, illustrator Lizzie King has created artworks of the things that make us happy. Be sure to stop by, snap and share your moments of joy at The Yards using #FindJoyAtTheYards and by tagging @theyardscoventgarden.  


We will also be giving you the chance to win a number of prizes – including meals for two, a night’s stay at a local hotel, shopping sprees and much more! Stay tuned via our Instagram to find out how to enter the competitions throughout May. 

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