Sharon Gannon & David Life – The founders of Jivamukti Yoga

We have a collection of gurus on our wall at the studio that we feel have inspired and elevated our practice of yoga. This month, we would like to highlight the gurus and founders of the Jivamukti Yoga method - Sharon Gannon and David Life. They met in 1983 in New...

Summer party and yoga in the park Saturday July 14

Saturday July 14 yoga in the park 14:00 - 15:00 Picnic 15:00 onwards. Live music from 16:00 onwards. We would love you to join us to celebrate summer, life and community for yoga in the park, a picnic and live music on Saturday 14 July. The yoga and the party will be...

Our reduced summer timetable

During the summer months, we will be running a reduced timetable which will run from Monday 23rd July. Our full schedule will be back to normal from Mon 3rd September. All other classes will run as normal The following classes have been cancelled for the summer:...

Meet the teacher: Rebecca Tieken

Rebecca is a truly unique teacher on the Yoga West team as she is both a pregnancy yoga teacher and a midwife. Rebecca has always been fascinated by pregnancy. She completed a Midwifery degree and graduated with a First-Class Honours and now works as an Independent...

Yoga West Summer Photo Competition

In many cultures light has long been a symbol of consciousness and self-illumination. This is felt most powerfully during the summer months as we open ourselves up to the warmth of the sun. We encourage you to honour this uplifting and playful time of year with our...

Meet the teacher – Amy McDonald

This week we introduce you Amy - a Jivamutki and Vinyasa flow yoga teacher on the Yoga West team. Join her classes on the following days: Tues: Jivamukti 9:30-10:45; Wed: Vinyasa 12:05-13:05, Jivamukti 13:15-14:15 A London based teacher originally from New Zealand,...

Indra Devi – The Mother of Western Yoga

We have a collection of gurus on our wall at the studio that we feel have inspired and elevated our practice of yoga. This month, we would like to highlight Russian yoga teacher Indra Devi, who was not only a female pioneer in the field of yoga; she helped spread the...

Benefits of a restorative yoga practice

Dipa has been teaching our Sunday restorative yoga class at Yoga West for a few months, She has noticed an increase in people attending as they realise more and more the importance of slowing down in their practice. We asked her to share the benefits of this practice...

Meet The Teacher: Alex Blanchflower

This week we introduce you to Alex Blanchflower, who is one of our Ashtanga teachers. Her classes are on: Friday 15:15-16:30 Saturday 08:30-09:45 How did you get into yoga? Around 2001, I fell sick with a debilitating autoimmune disease. Before that, I regularly ran...

Meet The Teacher : Raphan Kebe

We're extremely happy to welcome Raphan into the Yoga West team. A teacher with a plethora of experience and interests, he has developed the unique Space and Flow practice. Is it yoga? Is it dance? Is it movement? It's a class which challenges our engrained ideas of...

Teacher Meditation Tips – World Meditation Day Post, 15 May 2018

To celebrate and support world meditation day we asked three of our teachers and regular meditators for their tips on how to build a regular meditation practice.   Jeff Phenix Number 1. Comfort is the name of the game! Sit on as much height (block, cushion etc) as...

New Timetable At Yoga West From May 7 Onwards

We're delighted to announce that we will launch a new timetable at Yoga West from May 7 onward. We've added a number of new classes and several new teachers including a number of more experienced teaches Raphan, Jeff and Amy. The timetable is included in this blog and...

So what is Space & Flow

Space and flow is a system of yoga created by Raphan after years of studying yoga, choreography and somatic practices. It is a Yoga-based movement practice promoting a healthy spine and joints, muscular strength and body-mind awareness. It is based on spinal and joint...

Meet the teacher: Ines Loughrey

We are delighted that Ines will be joining our teacher group at Yoga West as part of our timetable. Ines only recently trialled at the studio but we were all blown away by both her and her classes. She is very humble, generous, attentive and gentle. Her classes are...

Meet the teacher – Jeff Phenix

We’re really delighted that one of London’s leading teachers and teacher trainers, Jeff Phenix, will begin teaching at Yoga West in April. Jeff has been teaching yoga for over 15-years. He is recognised as one of the leading teachers working in London today. Starting...

Help us choose the next generation of teachers at Yoga West

We would like you to help us choose the next generation of teachers at Yoga West. Teachers are the foundation of our community and one of the great pleasures of running a studio is hearing how much our community loves a new teacher. We always endeavour to ensure we...

Why new mums should do post natal yoga

Sascha is a well-loved pre and post natal teacher here at Yoga West. We thought we'd ask her a little bit about her own experience of returning to yoga via post-natal classes and why she thinks new mums should practice post-natal yoga. You can join these classes on...

Meet The Teacher – Polly James

How did you get into yoga?  As a child I dreamed of being a gymnast, then a philosopher and as I got older a psychologist. So mix them altogether and you (kind of) get yoga.  Was there a moment when you realised that you wanted to pursue yoga seriously?  After...

Yoga West Reads – Journey to the Heart by Melody Beattie

In this day and age, it can sometimes be a challenge to find honest and truthful inspiration. We believe we have found this in a truly special book. "Journey to the Heart"  is a favourite here at Yoga West, loved and used by teachers and students alike. Intended to be...

Meet The Team – Clara Lopez

You may have seen this fun loving face behind the desk or next you on the mat in classes at the studio! At Yoga West,  we pride ourselves on having a team that are practicing yogis and who hold a deep love for yoga and well-being. Our lovely receptionist Clara is one...

Meet The Teacher – Lois Kelly

We have really enjoyed having one of our newest teachers, Lois Kelly at the studio. Our love for her has grown and you will now be able to enjoy her Slow Flow class on Tuesdays at 17:30. We wanted to share a little more about Lois and her journey through yoga and to...

Join Yoga West: Studio Manager

Yoga West is looking for a dynamic, capable and friendly studio manager with a passion for yoga and community and a fantastic eye for retail. The ideal candidate would also be a confident and accomplished yoga teacher who would add something special to our fantastic...

Yoga West Reads: The Science of Yoga by William Broad

As yoga straddles the physical, metaphysical, psychological and spiritual and writing on yoga covers subjects as varied as teleporting and religious enlightenment its often difficult to separate fact from myth. As we all know there has been much greater scientific...

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