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1 February 2011

Take a yoga class at the Maha Lakshmi Vidya Bhavan

Meeting in a Mandir which opened on 9/9/1999 in Honor Oak Park, by a group of Hindus who had been meeting in South East London since Diwali 1982, the Maha Lakshmi Vidya Bhavan is a Hindu temple which backs onto One Tree Hill.

They formed to promote and uplift Hinduism in the United Kingdom, and they also offer weekly Yoga classes from 7.30pm until 8.30pm on Tuesdays. Led by Kate Mckenzie, they are designed to ensure spinal alignment, physical co-ordination, enhancing muscle strength and general suppleness, and apparently demonstrate the physical and mental benefits of this ancient technique of the union of the mind, body and soul.

Your author has never been, but the temple is very attractive, and the musical website is very relaxing. However, it is unclear whether the next class is tonight or next week, so be sure to check before travelling. For more information, visit http://www.mahalakshmi.net/ and click on education.


  1. Hmmm not sure it's all that attractive myself! It's certainly no Neasden: http://www.mandir.org/

  2. Without a doubt, the Neasden one is prettier, but this one does have a quaint South London charm.

  3. Yeah, it's just the architecture I don't like - but the setting is really nice.

  4. I've been to classes there and it's a lovely space inside, really tranquil, who cares what the outside looks like when you are inside doing practise watching birds in the trees around you?