Glasgow Wellbeing Guide – Where to Yoga, Eat Healthy Food, Stay & Spa

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In our Glasgow Wellbeing Guide we share our favourite yoga and pilates classes and studios, along with healthy eats serving delicious and nutritious food, and some of the best places to stay and spa.

Studios & Classes

Yoga Jo’s

Yoga Jo’s is a dedicated yoga studio, yoga therapy centre and Yoga Teacher Training school owned and run by experienced teacher and teacher trainer Jo Lockhart and her team of teachers. Situated in Milngavie in the suburbs of Glasgow they run yoga classes and workshops for all abilities, giving you the choice to practice with them online or in their beautiful tranquil studio.

All of their classes are designed to enhance your physical and mental wellbeing through a combination of physical movement, breathing practices, mindfulness and meditation.

Jo is also a Minded Institute Yoga Therapist and runs 1/2/1 Therapy sessions from the studio as well as group courses designed to enhance your physical and mental wellbeing if you are struggling.

They are a Yoga Alliance and Yoga Alliance Professionals approved Yoga Teacher Training School running in person teacher trainings both at foundational and advanced level.

All their teachers are highly qualified and continue to pursue the development of their yoga practice with ongoing study and daily practice. Yoga is their way of life. Come and let them guide you to a healthier body and mind with this ancient practice. You wont regret it!

Address & Contact:
YogaJo’s
Main St
Lennox Park
Milngavie
G62 6JN

Email: jolockhart.yoga@gmail.com

Marianna Arcoiris

Marianna is a certified Yoga and Pilates teacher with experience in holding classes, workshops and ceremony space for transformative healing.

She currently offers weekly online classes with creative vinyasa sequences that combine physically challenging poses with deeply relaxing yin poses. She also offers tailored one to one classes that can include, yoga, Pilates, fitness, breathwork and meditation, according to one’s personal needs.

Marianna has experience in providing guidance for injury recovery and as a qualified Nutritionist and can offer specialised dietary advice. She integrates her knowledge of anatomy and physiology with the subtleties of the energetic body. She strives to bring a balance into her teaching, of flexibility and strength, of stillness and movement, of grounding and spirituality.

Marianna encourages each individual to move in a way that is beneficial to them personally, giving emphasis on alignment and posture. She continues to expand her knowledge through attending workshops and trainings in yin yoga, yoga nidra, breathwork and hands on adjustments.

She has a deep understanding of the human body, not only through her somatic training but also her degree in Biology (Bsc) and Clinical nutrition (Msc). Her classes are a movement exploration combining insight and knowledge from ancient practices and informed by the modern understanding of the body and the nervous system.

Contact: 

Email: marianna.doneva@gmail.com

Tel: 07768 932481

The Yoga Pilates Place

We are a specialised Pilates studio offering Pilates in a small group setting, semi privates and private. As well as Pilates we offer Physical Therapy, Podiatry & Posture Correction.

With over 20 years experience in functional human movement our small team of skilled professionals & health care professionals use Pilates, Physical Therapy and Podiatry techniques to help you achieve your goals.

We specialise in helping you Move, Feel and Look your best and live your life to the fullest – pain free. The demands of daily life can be very hard on your body. That’s why it pays to take care of it. TYPP will help keep your body running smoothly, so you can run that half marathon or that full day of meetings.

Our studio is centrally located in Glasgow (Kinning Park). We also offer the majority of our classes and services online so you can be anywhere in the World and we can still help you!

Address & Contact
32 Portman Street (Top Floor)
Kinning Park
Glasgow
G41 1J

Email: hello@typp.co.uk

Tel: 07523147755

Infinity Hot Yoga

Infinity Hot Yoga is a hot studio offering Yin Yoga, Vinyasa, Original Hot practices, Forrest Inspired, Power, Hatha-Raja & Pilates.

Their ethos is simple – Be authentically you. Challenge your body and relax your mind by working up a sweat. Infinity’s hot classes are great for beginners/runners/cyclists/gym enthusiasts. Move through a series of standing and floor based postures in a heated room and enjoy the natural detox the heat stimulates.

They have many different colours for your palate & practice whether in the studio or online. Their teachers believe in variation and community and offer suggestions rather than instructions as they guide classes and encourage open communication in each class. The studio is a place to explore and enquire our mind and bodies. You can visit their schedule of classes here.

Address & Contact:
11 Osborne Street
Glasgow
G1 5QN

Email: info@infinityhotyogaglasgow.co.uk

Tel: 0141 552 6378

Turn Pilates

Turn Pilates provides therapeutic exercise to transform your body. The studio is equipped with the best Pilates apparatus in the world, custom made and imported from the USA.

Classical Pilates trains alignment, power and control through hundreds of exercises on specifically designed equipment, designed by physical fitness pioneer Joseph Pilates. The equipment includes the Universal Reformer, Tower, Wunda Chair as well as the mat.

At Turner Pilates they practise the full Pilates Method with a mission to maintain the authenticity of Classical Pilates, this means teaching as close to what Joseph Pilates taught himself. Turn Pilates will provide an exercise programme to improve your posture, flexibility and strength. It’s a full body workout for fitness, injury prevention and post injury rehabilitation.

It combines deep core strengthening with stretching, coordination, control and balance. Their classes work to reshape, re-educate and create long lean muscles and flexible joints. The central aim of Pilates is to create fusion of mind and body so that your body will move with grace and balance.

Address & Contact:
Tribune Court
2 Roman Road
Bearsden
Glasgow

Tel: Laura Turner 07432 011 079

Email: laura@turnpilates.com

Healthy Eats

The Glad Cafe

The Glad Cafe is a local favourite in the Southside of Glasgow – they are a not for profit music venue with a licensed cafe. It has something to offer people of any age or background in this diverse and vibrant local community.

Since September 2018, they’ve been delighted to serve incredible vegetarian and vegan brunches from 9am-4pm made by the magnificent Hen of the Woods, the team behind the the brilliant Asian inspired menu at The Hug & Pint in the West End.

Address & Contact:
1006a Pollokshaws Road
Glasgow
G41 2HG

Email: info@thegladcafe.co.uk

Tel: +44 141 636 6119

Picnic

Picnic is a gorgeous cafe in the Merchant City. All the food is 100% vegan and prepared with fresh ingredients. The cafe was founded by Michelle Morrow who wanted to provide a healthy and cruelty-free alternative to the otherwise chip shop, pub and seafood dominated neighbourhood.

Address & Contact:
103 Ingram St
Glasgow
G1 1DX

Email: hello@picnic-cafe.co.uk

Tel: +44 141 552 8788

The 78

This cosy, dog-friendly cafe in the city’s west end has been serving up homemade vegan food since opening in 2017.  With a menu that focuses on healthy, plant-based cuisine, excellent coffee and flavoursome smoothies, Serenity Now is a great breakfast or lunch pit stop when shopping on Great Western Road.

This hip vegan eatery is know for its incredibly reasonable pricing policy. All menu items are completely meat-and-dairy-free, with a special lunch menu available. DJs play every week, and Sundays are reserved for live jazz.

Address & Contact:
10-14 Kelvinhaugh Street
Glasgow

Email: hello@the78barandkitchen.com

Tel: 0141 576 5018

The Red Onion

Award winning Red Onion is situated in the heart of Glasgow city centre. Chef/patron, John Quigley’s roller coaster career started in London’s West End where he quickly established himself and gained a reputation for excellent casual gourmet dining. He then took the opportunity to travel the world as a private chef to rock stars and celebrities such as Bryan Adams, Tina Turner and Guns n Roses.

Since returning to Glasgow John has opened and established numerous successful restaurants which have achieved international recognition. In 2005 John, along with his wife Gillian, decided to open their own restaurant – Red Onion.

Red Onion is open 7 days a week serving food all day from 12 noon. It is a contemporary casual dining experience with a menu that offers something for everyone.

The kitchen produces new interpretations of classic Scottish cookery, serving dishes that people know and love. Its environment is modern and comfortable and the service relaxed and informal with the bustling feel of your local neighbourhood bistro. Red Onion has been re-entered The Good Food Guide for 2013 which is testament to the hard work of John and his team.

Address & Contact:

257 West Campbell Street
Glasgow
G2 4TT

Email: info@red-onion.co.uk

Tel: 0141 221 6000

Stay & Spa

Glasgow Argyle Hotel, BW Signature Collection

This terrace of Georgian townhouses with a modern annex in the heart of the city has been transformed into a classy five-star contemporary hotel with an award-winning spa.

The on-site spa offers luxury treatment rooms, two relaxation pools, a rasul mud chamber, a laconium, a saunarium and a tepidarium, plus a hydrotherapy pool and a range of Ishga treatments, a relaxing lounge, a café, and more. Read reviews.

Address & Contact:
11 Blythswood Square
G2 4AD
Glasgow

Tel:  0141 248 8888

Email: reservations@kimptonblythswoodsquare.com

Parkland Hotel and Country Club

Parklands Spa Hotel and Country Club offers customers and members a tranquil environment to help with the relaxation and rejuvenation of every day stress.

You will not be disappointed by their pool and spa facilities. The pool has two sections; one section dedicated to lengths and the other section for families with children who wish to play and swim.

The facilities include a heated 20m pool, a hydrotherapy pool, two saunas, an aroma steam room and heated stone beds. Within Parklands they also have the award winning La Belle Forme Day Spa. Read reviews.

Address & Contact:
196 Ayr Rd
Crookfur Rd
Newton Mearns
Glasgow
G77 6DT

Email: info@parklandscountryclub.co.uk

Tel: 0141 639 922

Gleddoch

Experience luxury, comfort and opulence at Gleddoch – one of the most prestigious spa hotels in Scotland. Once the home of shipping baron Sir John Lithgow, the main house offers spectacular views over the Clyde Estuary, Ben Lomond and the rolling Renfrewshire hills.

They have developed their award winning Imperia Spa to offer hotel guests and visitors alike an idyllic sanctuary in which to relax, unwind and rejuvenate.

Recognised as one of the premier spas in the west of Scotland – it uses ELEMIS and ishga products and a range of treatments from Jennifer Young Natural Therapies, which are suitable for those living with and beyond cancer. All the therapists working there have been trained using massage-based touch therapies and all the products in the range are 100% natural and gentle enough to use on the most sensitive of skin.

Facilities at imperia spa include a 17 metre indoor heated pool, sauna and steam room, heated outdoor spa pool and heated loungers, six treatment rooms and fully equipped gym. Read reviews.

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