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Meet The Teacher: Elissia Roberts

How did you get into yoga?   I first started practicing yoga at the age of 13; one of my Mum’s best friend’s was a primary teacher by day and an Iyengar Instructor by sunset. We went to her classes once a week that were held in my secondary school building. It was...

Five Great Ways to Reduce your Carbon Footprint By Sally Bolton

In class, we don’t often have time to take about the history and philosophy of yoga. However, there exists a fascinating and rich body of texts which continue to teach us so much hundreds of years after they were written.  In Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, he outlines the...

World Mental Health Day by Sybil Devlin

Trigger Warning: Depression I roll over onto my face so that it is buried face down in the pillow, bring my hands to the back of my head, elbows nearly closing around my forehead and I wait. I wait for it to stop but it doesn’t. I brace myself for it to get worse. It...

Meet the Teacher: Anna Bing

How did you get into yoga? When I was at University a few friends had been discussing yoga, and it sounded like something that I would be interested in. I had always struggled with anxiety and it seemed to be a calming practice. Over the following ten years I dipped...

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

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