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Enjoy a little ‘me time’ this season by trying something new. There’s an abundance of classes and workshops around Leicester just waiting to be explored.

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Hotpod Yoga
5 Pocklingtons Walk, Leicester LE1 6BT
There are many variations of yoga, but have you tried Hotpod Yoga? Reinvented for the modern world, Hotpod Yoga was created to take the ancient practice and shape it into an experience for everyone. Escape the day-to-day stresses as you step into the warm cocoon filled with ambient lighting, heady aromas and immersive soundscapes. Rooted in Vinyasa Flow, each class is dedicated to work your body and calm your mind.  

Chocolate Workshop
34 Silver Street, Leicester LE1 5ET
Ever thought about making your own chocolate? Well now is your chance at Cocoa Amore. Located in the heart of Leicester city centre, the boutique is every chocolate lovers dream. During the 2.5-3 hour class, you will learn about the origin and history of cocoa, as well as the basics of chocolate making that will enable you to create your very own box of treats.

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4 Makers’ Yard, 82-86 Rutland Street, Leicester LE1 1SB
The Clay Room caters to both beginners and people with an understanding of clay and ceramics. If you’re a complete novice, why not try out the taster session where you’ll learn how to use clay, and create a pot using pinching, coiling or slabbing. If pottery becomes more of a hobby, The Clay Room also runs pottery evening classes in six-week blocks that are suitable for any level of ability.

Gin Making
7-9 Market Place, Leicester LE1 5GG

Gin, in more recent years, has quickly become the drink of choice, so why not put your skills to the test and try your hand in the art of gin making? 45 West Gin School offers a unique distilling experience in the oldest retail building in Leicester. Your class will include a Cocktail and Gin & Tonic Masterclass, a Complimentary Burleighs Gin & Tonics for one, Sample expressions of the Burleighs Gin range, and a Q & A with our in house Distiller. If that isn’t already enough, you will also get to bottle your custom made gin to take home.

By Jessica Challoner-Sterland

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