Tucked away on a quiet street in Poble Sec lies The Garage by Veronica Blume. After some serious renovation work, this former 1940s garage is now an oasis of calm—all white-washed walls, exposed brick and leafy green plants. Opened by German model Veronica Blume as the result of a long-term dream, yoga and pilates take centre stage here. Group sessions run alongside one-on-one training and workshops, with ashtanga and vinyasa yoga both on offer as part of a daily schedule of classes from international teachers. However, the space is dedicated to creativity and wellbeing, and to that end it also features exhibitions and events, as well as being available to hire—the aim is to see it used for everything from literature to art. The interior is light, bright and airy, giving what Veronica describes as an ‘urban retreat’ feeling. “It’s a space to share and fall in love,” she said. “A place to disconnect, and connect with yourself. It’s in the city, but it’s a very peaceful place.” Her advice? Start with one class a week, and see where it leads you.
The Garage by Veronica Blume. Magalhaes 2.