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Noisy yoga annoys neighbours

A yoga centre in one of the city's trendiest neighbourhoods is at the centre of a row with neighbours.

india Updated: Feb 03, 2007 15:28 IST

A yoga centre in one of the city's trendiest neighbourhoods is at the centre of a row with neighbours who say it is creating noise pollution and disturbing the peace.

The complaints focus on a mother and baby yoga session at Triyoga, one of the most fashionable yoga centres here in which the women sing nursery rhymes while stretching their babies' limbs in yoga-inspired movements and a pregnancy class in which music by George Harrison, Bob Marley and Aretha Franklin is played, according to the Guardian.

"No one is complaining about them letting their air out. They are operating virtually 24 hours a day chanting and singing. People think yoga is quiet and peaceful - but our experience here is very different, they are regularly chanting and drumming for an hour and a half at a time," said Mark Hamsher, one of the residents.

Triyoga in Primrose Hill boasts celebrity clients like fashion designer Sadie Frost and former actress and chef Jools Oliver.

Last week, the local council issued a breach of condition notice over noise from two lunchtime classes.

Jonathan Sattin, who set up the yoga centre, said that there had been a dispute with a "very small group" of neighbours over noise since the centre opened seven years ago.