Edinburgh Wellbeing Guide – Yoga, Pilates, Healthy Eats & Spa’s

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As part of our Wellbeing In The City Guide collection, we’ve compiled a little black book of the best yoga and pilates studios. and classes, healthy eats serving nutritious and delicious food and where to stay and spa in Edinburgh.

The city has plenty of affordable classes that won’t break the bank. The perfect pick-me-up after a busy day of sightseeing, or an energising way to start your day of exploring. Escape the stresses of modern-day life and nurture your mind, body and spirit in the capital of Scotland.

Pilates Studios and Classes

Pilates By Anna C

Anna C is a mum of two and a Pilates instructor. She started Pilates as a tool to recover from a serious car accident. Prior to which she had been a keen runner and in fact keen for most sports.

Pilates taught her about control, focus, and to appreciate every movement and muscle but most of all to be aware of her body and how good posture would affect all movements stemming from her core.

Pilates is for everyone and with classes By Anna C suited to all: you will soon feel the benefits. Pilates helps to improve posture, flexibility, mobility and strength through out the body.

​Pilates exercises focus the mind and body to control, to be precise, to flow through movement, to concentrate on each muscle and use the core as our power house to our practice. At Pilates By Anna C they want each individual to feel the benefit of pilates, to leave the class feeling revitalised and stronger.


Email: Info@pilatesbyannac.com
Tel: 07912541295
Instagram: @anna cornwell
Facebook: @anna cornwell

The Pilates Studio Edinburgh

The Pilates Studio Edinburgh teaches the true and authentic Pilates method of Contrology. Contrology is a system that teaches the body how to move effectively with control, precision, concentration and flow, enhancing life experience by reducing future injuries in any type of physical activity or lifestyle.

The precision of every movement is taught by learning how to engage the “powerhouse” muscles appropriately and how to connect with the body’s centre, executing movements with control.

The person feels successful. The rewards are easily felt after each Pilates session. At The Pilates Studio Edinburgh, your teach Sabrina has an enormous passion for physical activity and health and well-being. With the experience gained throughout her career as a trainer is now put towards ensuring that exercise invigorates not only the physical aspect, but also the mind, body and soul.

Address & Contact 

19, Windsor Place. 1st Floor
EH15 2AJ

Email: sabrina@thepilatesstudioedinburgh.co.uk
Tel: 07922202968
Facebook: @ ThePilatesStudioEdinburgh
Instagram: @ The_Pilates_Studio_Edinburgh

The Pilates Hub Edinburgh

Move well, move often. This is our manifesto. Joseph Pilates was a boxer, a gymnast, a bodybuilder, maverick and visionary who called his method Contrology. We call it Pilates. At Edinburgh’s Pilates ‘gym’ we teach the full method on traditional apparatus to everyone with a human body. We are teachers and movement lovers. We follow the original system: viewed from a modern perspective. But we always return to the source: Contrology.

Our in-studio group apparatus classes include reformer, tower and wunda chair. We also offer 1:1 and 1:2 lessons in-studio using the full apparatus.

Hub Online mat classes are available for different levels of experience. If you are new to The Pilates Hub or Pilates we have a fundamental class on Thursdays at 1pm. If you are interested in joining online or in person then email us at

Address & Contact

Wishart’s Warehouse
18/2 Shore Place

Email: team@thepilateshub.co.uk
Tel: 0131 629 2060
Facebook: @ thepilateshub

Ruth Bradley Physio

Ruth is a clinical specialist physiotherapist working in Morningside Edinburgh. She specialises in delivering pilates classes which focus on a wide range of exercises to help maintain happy, healthy bodies.

Her knowledge as a physio means she is able to easily adapt exercises to be safe and effective for all body types. Ruth is also able to deliver pilates sessions to ante/postnatal clients looking to maintain strength and function pre/post pregnancy.

Ruth loves teaching pilates and enjoys the benefits it gives to her clients. Currently Ruth delivers private 1:1 sessions in clinic at Therapease, Morningside and delivers online group classes and 1:1s through zoom.

Classes are All level classes with different options being delivered in session with the addition of small equipment. Ruth also offers weekend workshops covering a range of themes.

Address & Contact

Therap-Ease Treatment Centre
382 Morningside Rd
EH10 5HX

Tel: 0131 447 9990
Email: info@ruthbradleyphysio.com
Instagram: @ruthbradleyphysio

Yoga Studios and Classes

Kinship Studio

Kinship Studio in East Lothian, offers a wide variety of Yoga Classes, on-line, in the studio or as private tuition, as well as an array of Specialised Treatments, such as, Indian Head Massages, Hand Reflexology, Reiki Healing & Meditation.

Classes are designed and delivered by Sally Jean Rankin Founder & Yogini.Sally aims to create calming transformative spaces combining a mixture of Ashtanga/Vinyasa Flow Yoga with deeply relaxing meditations and Yoga Nidra’s.

Classes are tailored to suit all levels and abilities, you can expect a very definite flow to each class peaking with dynamic poses and sealing practice with a deeply relaxing Yogic “sleep”.

Private tuition is available upon request, please pm me for details or go to my booking page. Sally holds a degree in Jewellery Design and Making and is a qualified Ashtanga Yoga instructor training with the Classical Yoga School in Scotland, Vinyasa Flow instructor training with Meadowlark Yoga Edinburgh and Pregnancy, Post Natal and Mum and Baby Yoga instructor training with Sally Parkes Yoga.

Sally is also qualified in Indian Head Massage and works with award winning Beatitude aromatherapy oils, NLP, EFT and Energy Healing. Sally also runs Yoga retreats in Scotland and used to work on Amanda Hamilton’s Detox retreats offering Hypnotherapy and Energy Healing. Please get in touch to book in!

Come and Create Space, re-connect, stretch and empower yourself with Kinship.Studio Yoga.

Address & Contact

EH39 4BN

Tel: +44 7939 277626
Email: kinyogafolk@gmail.com
Facebook: KinshipStudio-Yoga
Instagram: Kinship.Yoga.Studio


Calm On Canning Street

Calm on Canning Street is a yoga and wellbeing sanctuary nestled in Edinburgh’s West End. Offering a varied timetable of beautiful classes with experienced and friendly teachers, we keep our classes small to deliver high quality teaching. We’d love to welcome you to our home and community.

We believe the essence of yoga is not the shapes we make but the way we feel after we practice and how we step off the mat and back into the world. It is so much more than a physical practice. We hope spending time with us in our studio helps you make more sense of yourself and the world around you and leaves you feeling lighter in spirit and calmer in mind.

Address & Contact

16 Canning Street

Email: hello@calmoncanningstreet.com
Tel: +44 7704 472029
Facebook: @ calmoncanningstreet
Instagram: @ calmoncanningstreet

Lane Yoga

Based at The Shore, we’re a new yoga studio that puts our community first. We want to provide our members with a rich and nourishing experience that encourages them to develop and grow in their yoga practice, both on and off the mat.

We offer an abundance of yoga classes to suit all ages and abilities—we really do believe that yoga is for everyone. We offer a series of yoga courses and yoga workshops throughout the year to support you in your journey, whether you’re just getting started or are looking to progress. We’re here for teachers too! We’ll be offering yoga teacher trainings from next year.

It’s not all about yoga. We’re also intending to get our events programme off the ground from January. We’re currently thinking of ways to engage, inspire and support you in all aspects of your life. We can’t wait to practice with you

Address & Contact

Custom Lane
1 Customs Wharf

Email: info@laneyoga.co.uk
Facebook: @ laneyogaedinburgh
Instagram: @ lane_yoga

The Yoga Room

A beautiful boutique yoga studio based in the heart of Edinburgh. The Edinburgh Yoga Room continues to be a recognised centre for an assortment of yoga styles, with our main roots in the Ashtanga movement, first taught here by the founder, who was the only authorised teacher in Scotland at that time.

Come as you are and practice at The Yoga Room and Virtually!

Address & Contact

The Yoga Room
5 Forth Street

Email: info@edinburghyogaroom.com
Tel: +44 7913 510 911
Facebook: @ edinburghyogaroom

Healthy Eats

Seeds For The Soul

At 100% vegan Seeds for the Soul cafe, they are on an inspiring mission to show people that ”vegan food is not just ‘grass’, oh no, it’s so so so much more! What you can make from plants is actually amazing and the possibilities are limitless! From different types of plant-based milk to burgers, sandwiches, pizzas, tacos, nachos, wraps and vitamin-packed smoothies, to tasty bakes and cakes (and yes, you don’t really need to use eggs or cows milk to make a fluffy sponge!). And what about all the salads and the soups? We are also very excited to introduce different superfoods to you, from amazing green-blue algae like spirulina to maca powder, hemp seeds, matcha and turmeric.

Good food is so important when it comes to good health and happiness, and that is why here at Seeds for the Soul we only cook from plants, as we believe that plant-based diet is the healthiest diet for the human body and mind today. We want our food to nurture your body and soul, that’s why we make it with love and care, and that’s why for us it is very important that all our food is cruelty-free and did not cost any harm or pain to other beautiful living creatures. Many of our ingredients are organic and locally sourced.

We are on a mission to try and reduce the pollution of our beloved planet so that the future generations can still enjoy it and see the beauty of our home. All our takeaway boxes, bags, cups, cutlery, and napkins are 100% biodegradable. And all the waste that we produce when working is composted or recycled daily.

Our future vision is to plant ‘Seeds for the Soul’ in every city of this great country. We want to support and promote plant-based food, to educate people about the benefits of a vegan diet, and to help keep our planet as clean as we possibly can.”

Address & Contact

167 Bruntsfield Place
EH10 4DG

Tel: 07389899394

Email: vegans@seedsforthesoul.co.uk

Novapizza Vegan Restaurant

Explore the world of vegan dining with us. Locally sourced. Sustainably made. Beautifully presented. Simply delicious Italian cuisine.

Our inspiration is to combine the best of what Italian, vegan cuisine can offer. We are known for our sustainable, meat-free and vegan friendly menu.

Our restaurant has been open since 2015 making Novapizza the first meat-free Italian restaurant and pizzeria in Edinburgh. Our vegan pizza is made only in house with our signature dough and years of experience in Italian food scene. In 2017 our restaurant received The Scottish Food Awards & Academy Gold Medal.

We also serve vegan Oreo cheesecake and vegan chocolate artisan desserts. Follow our food blog for more information on our menu and seasonal vegan meals.

Address & Contact

42 Howe Street

Tel: +44 131 237 5695
Email: hello@novapizza.co.uk

David Bann

This hip eatery, situated just off the Royal Mile, serves exclusively vegetarian and vegan favourites, and its inventive dishes and modern interior make it a popular place with young locals. The menu changes constantly, but the invariably creative, flavourful dishes often leave carnivores forgetting they’re eating vegetarian. The food is very affordable, and there’s free water with mint and strawberries.

Still Scotland’s leading vegetarian restaurant after more than fifteen years in this excellent Old Town spot just a few steps from the Royal Mile. Its modern, slick interior was in stark contrast to the hippy-dippy look preferred by most vegetarian restaurants when it first opened and perhaps that has kept it feeling so relevant. They have always recycled responsibly and place their commitment to the life vegetarian at the heart of their eco conscious philosophy.

Address & Contact

56–58 St. Mary’s St

Tel: 0131 556 5888
Email: info@davidbann.co.uk

Where to stay & Spa

The Balmoral

For over a century, The Balmoral has found a home at Edinburgh’s most prestigious address, No. 1 Princes Street. A landmark Rocco Forte hotel set in the heart of Scotland’s capital city, The Balmoral combines stunning views and warm hospitality with world-class facilities to create the perfect urban retreat.

The perfect marriage of tradition and modernity, each of the 167 rooms has been individually designed by Rocco Forte Hotels’ Director of Design Olga Polizzi. Elegant and stylish with unmistakably Scottish accents, each of our 20 Edinburgh suites are generous with magnificent views.

The award-winning Balmoral Spa is the ultimate urban spa experience in Edinburgh. The serene sanctuary in the heart of the city is the perfect place to escape the pace of city life with its five treatment rooms, Finnish sauna, Turkish steam room, swimming pool and state-of-the-art quad layout Technogym-equipped gym wooden sprung group exercise studio’

The spa offers day packages available that incorporate lunch or champagne afternoon tea in Palm Court. Read reviews.

Address & Contact

1 Princes Street

Tel: +44 131 556 2414
Email: reservations.balmoral@roccofortehotels.com

Norton House Hotel & Spa

An elegant blend of the classic and the contemporary in West Lothian. As you pass the original stone gatehouse and journey along the tree-lined drive, between open fields, Norton House, Edinburgh hotel creates a striking first impression: an elegant blend of the classic and the contemporary.

Originally owned by the Ushers, the family behind Glenlivet Whisky and the Ushers Brewery, the house still has the appearance of a private country home. But, like one of the family’s finest malts, it has improved with age. As well as historic features, it is now a place of stylish dining, advanced business technology and 21st century comforts.

Built in 1840 as a traditional country retreat, this hotel offers stunning spa and health club facilities to relax and unwind. Enjoy a spa treatment, spa day or spa break.

Set alongside our hotel there is the Norton House Health Club & Spa, making it perfect for weekend breaks in Scotland and a great place to work out, relax or unwind.

Sunken in the original walled garden, it offers eight treatment rooms, a Rasul mud chamber, manicure and pedicure area, relaxation room and Amber Lounge all designed to help you reap the benefits of spa therapies.

Many indulgent pamper spa treatments are available from our experienced therapists utilising Elemis and Ishga, a range of organic skincare products made from Hebridean seaweed.

You can create and customise the ultimate spa days in Edinburgh by combining treatments and other treats, or by extending it into a spa break. Our guests can also take full advantage of all the hotel facilities while enjoying their spa day or break. The hard part however is to decide which one to opt for. Read reviews.

Address & Contact

EH28 8LX

Tel: 0131 333 1275
Email: nortonhouse@handpicked.co.uk

Sheraton Grand

Edinburgh’s UNESCO World Heritage city centre is best explored on foot and the Sheraton Grand is ideally located to discover its outstanding history and architectural beauty. Wake up fully rested in our dreamily comfortable Sheraton Signature Sleep Experience™ beds and enjoy inspiring views of Edinburgh Castle from our Castle View Rooms & Suites.

Escape to Scotland’s most renowned urban thermal spa experience, One Spa. Unwind in our iconic rooftop Hydropool to start your journey to wellbeing and rejuvenation. Find inner calm in our Thermal Suite, an unrivalled range of uplifting water, salt and heat experiences designed to help you rebalance and refresh your body and mind.

Indulge in a soothing Spa Treatment and put your relaxation above everything else at Edinburgh’s ultimate spa experience.  Strengthen your body and calm your mind in our state-of-the-art fitness studio, 19m indoor swimming pool with infinity edge and Edinburgh’s only thermal spa with rooftop Hydropool.  Read reviews.

Address & Contact

1 Festival Square

Tel: +44 131 229 9131

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