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Meet the Teacher: Hanna Sodatonou

How did you get into yoga? I went to a beginner’s weekend course with my mum when I was 17 years old, it was very memorable weekend and I felt deeply that this practice resonated with me. I am grateful to my mum for have taken me with her that weekend. Was there a...

Meet the Teacher: Sybil Devlin

How did you get into yoga? My first class a Bikram Yoga Class and I fainted from the heat (what an introduction!) so I quickly moved towards vinyasa flow classes. I have never really worked out how I got hooked but since my first class at age 15, I’ve never really...

Update To Studio Protocols From September 6

From September 6 we are going to update our studio Covid protocols Wearing a mask is no longer compulsory in the studio, but wearing them is always welcomed We will increase our in studio capacity to 20 students per class / workshop Teachers are now allowed to make...

Meet the Team: Florence Sogga

How did you get into yoga?  I discovered yoga in my local council-run gym. I worked out to stay in shape and only attended a class out of mild curiosity. I would love to say I was hooked, but it took a while for my barriers to fall. I was naturally athletic, but yoga...

Meet the Team: Zoltan

How did you get into yoga? I was inspired to take a class because I was training in several styles of martial arts and my friends suggested Yoga to increase my flexibility. Was there a moment when you realised that you wanted to pursue yoga seriously? I was traveling...

Meet the Team: Hannah Rudman

How did you get into yoga? I was introduced to yoga unexpectedly at the age of 17, I took the class initially as there were few other options for movement where I was staying. I didn’t have high hopes since I was incredibly inflexible nowhere near touching my toes,...

Meet the Team: Sally Bolton

We're delighted to announce that Sally, a recent graduate of our teacher training, has joined the team as the head of teacher training. Read below to find out more about Sally and her yoga journey. How did you get into yoga? I already had an established mindfulness...

Yoga in Pregnancy by Pavlina Nehrebecki

Many women come to a yoga studio for the first time when they get pregnant. It gets recommended to them by a physician or a friend as gentle movement and calming breathing associated with yoga that can be seen as accessible and beneficial. I find it interesting,...

Meet the Team: Ella Farahani

How did you get into yoga?  I had tried to get into yoga for years on and off but could never make it stick. Around 5 years ago a dear friend took me to a Yin Class. Everything about my life was intense I was I raced around at 100 miles an hour with my feet barely...

Meet the Team: Elisa

  How did you get into yoga? I got into yoga as I started attending a fitness centre in my area, I didn’t know what to expect and I wasn’t familiar with it, but I was curious and it turned out to be one of the best things I’ve ever attempted to do.   Was there a...

Staying Present: 10 Ways to Live in the Moment

The pandemic often makes me reflect on the unpredictable nature of life. Something that was only meant to last a few weeks ended up dragging on for much longer. The whole nation went through phases of confusion, denial, anger, fear, sadness and blame. There was mass...

Breathe Air Purification

We are so excited to let you know a little bit more about the air purification system we recently installed in our studio. It’s there to keep us all that bit safer while practicing together and spending time together in the studio.  Introducing Breathe, the unique...

A Post About Anxiety – James Muthana

This week is mental health awareness week in the UK. The week is an opportunity for all of us to focus on achieving good mental health. It has acted as a catalyst for me to write this blog and for Yoga West to write a social post on anxiety.  In the last week about...

Meet the Member: Inoka Halwatura

What’s an interesting fact some might not know about you?  I teach yoga and mindfulness for children. Why did you get into teaching?  My dad was and still is an inspirational guide who made learning great fun in an interactive way. He certainly instilled a passion for...

Our plan to do outdoor yoga from mid-April

Great news: with the lifting of restrictions in open spaces, we are planning to hold our lunch time classes outdoor from next week! From the 19th of April, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, our 12:45 class will be in person, outdoors next to the stone circle...

Meet The Teacher: Melanie Thomas

Mel graduated from the Yoga West Teacher Training in 2020. How did you get into yoga? My earliest memory of Yoga is seeing a definition of Yoga in an encyclopaedia as a child (remember those books we had pre-Google?!) and asking my mum for a Yoga tape for my birthday....

2021 RE-OPENING SURVEY

Please complete our 2021 re-opening survey. One lucky respondent will receive £200 studio credit. The survey takes 8-10 minutes. Yoga West and Ram Das say thanks LINK HERE

Meet The Teacher: Sandra Nikolic

Sandra graduated from the Yoga West Teacher Training in 2020. How did you get into yoga? I went to a class with a friend and found it extremely hard – the postures were difficult and my entire body was SO unbendy! After a bad back injury a few years before I’d made a...

Introducing Our NEW Bespoke Programmes

Click Here to Sign Up Yoga West are excited to launch "Programmes." To support a long term pattern of more online practice, to better support your own practice and listening to what you told us we have curated programmes tailored to you. Depending on your mood and...

Meet The Teacher: Yildiz Atan

Yildiz graduated from the Yoga West Teacher Training in 2020. How did you get into yoga? A friend convinced me to come to class one day. I’d never tried it before and she sounded like she was loving it, so we decided to share the experience. I’ve always been...

Meet The Teacher: Ellie Gordon

Ellie graduated from the Yoga West Teacher Training in 2020. She is a dancer and choreographer and works part time at the studio. She is covering Amy's Thursday lunchtime class this month from 12:45-1:30. She has just recorded her first pre-recorded film for the Yoga...

Yoga West 2021 Teacher Training Venue

We're delighted to announce to share details of the venue for the Yoga West teacher training. It's a beautiful dance company studio a few minutes walk from North Acton Station in a converted Edwardian factory. More photos of the space below. The space is a...

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