London-born fitness movement VOGA™ launches for mums-to-be at Coq d’Argent
To kick off the New Year, City restaurant Coq d’Argent is teaming up with House of Voga to host monthly VOGA MAMA classes. Designed by Juliet Murrell, creator of the fashion-meets-fitness movement VOGA™, this new special class allows mums-to-be to enjoy all the benefits of the original style-charged yoga and vogueing fused workout, in a safe, fun and supportive environment.
After falling pregnant herself, VOGA™ founder and creative visionary Murrell was inspired to create VOGA MAMA to help other expecting mums get fit in the months leading up to the birth. Catering for the varying comfort levels of each participant, the classes are mostly floor-based with ‘chill out’ options available throughout the routine.
“VOGA MAMA routines hone in on the classic body insecurities of many expectant mums,” says Murrell. “We focus on arm gestures designed to both tone and build a sense of female power, shoulder and neck exercises to release pre-birthing anxiety, thigh and hip opening techniques to strengthen the body for birth, and breath flow to calm the mind and connect with the body at this stressful but exciting time in any expectant mother’s life.”
Classes will be held on the last Sunday of every month in Coq d’Argent’s stunning rooftop garden, and participants are invited to strike a pose surrounded by spectacular views over the City.
Confirmed event dates (classes take place 11am – 12pm, and cost £15 per person):
- 29th January
- 26th February
- 26th March
Following the classes, guests can enjoy Coq d’Argent’s delicious vegan menu, served from 12-4pm, and priced at £26pp for two courses, and £29 for three courses. Starters include, Golden and red beetroot salad, black truffle and balsamic vinaigrette; and Tomato salad, basil, black olive dressing, and red onions, while main courses such as Wild mushroom and artichoke risotto; and Grilled Provencal vegetables and olives, pine nuts and basil dressing are also available. Desserts include a selection of homemade sorbets and Vanilla poached pineapple and mango sorbet. To drink, guests can choose from a range of mocktails such as the Virgin Apple Mojito and Elderflower Collins.
To book tickets, visit: https://yplanapp.com/p/voga-3170/voga-mama-at-coq-dargent-53826
Notes to Editors:
Coq d’Argent is a D&D London restaurant that serves classic French food in a spectacular rooftop setting in the City of London. In addition to the main restaurant, the grill offers a less formal menu at lunchtime, while the outdoor terraces and gardens provide a verdant oasis in the heart of the Square Mile.
Coq d’Argent, No.1 Poultry, London EC2R 8EJ
www.coqdargent.co.uk / @CoqdArgent1 / 020 7395 5000
House of Voga:
Think Vogue. Think Yoga. This is VOGA! VOGA is set to an iconic 80’s soundtrack taking you through dynamic dance to dreamy disco and combines the breath-synchronized movement of Yoga with the expressive moves of a dance class, fusing power and strength with attitude and flamboyance, where slick alignment is key.
It’s for everyone – all ages, all skills, all fitness levels – offering you the chance to workout in your most stylish outfit while bringing nightlife cool into the realm of sweat and lycra.
Voga is the brainchild of Juliet Murrell, a successful set designer in the fashion, film and design industry. Juliet became a yoga instructor in 2011 to restore her natural energy levels following a period of post-viral chronic fatigue. Identifying a niche for a more expressive, energetic style of yoga, Juliet went on to create VOGA, a stretching and posing routine set to an iconic 80s beat.
Since its inception, it has been warmly received and House of Voga now has ten instructors who are teaching in gyms, hotels, offices, nightclubs and private villas all over the world from London to Ibiza, Paris, Rio and Buenos Aires.