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Building a Mysore practice with Zeena

BUILD A LIFE-CHANGING EARLY MORNING ASHTANGA SELF-PRACTICE A regular early morning Ashtanga self-practice can be the essential building block to a new you. We are therefore really excited about expanding our Ashtanga early morning self practice program from early May....

Meet the teacher: Gabriele Lombardo

Having encountered Ashtanga Yoga while training as an actor and physical performer, Gabriele’s classes are dynamic, muscular, but never forced. The focus always is to come back to feeling the body and mind from within, leaning towards a state of being that is awake,...

How and why to build a mediation practice

Meditation arose as part of Buddhist and Hindu traditions that appeared in India from 2000BC onwards and spread through Asia. In recent years, meditation, has become a much more global practice and has become a part of daily life for many of us. Its popularity is a...

Meet the teacher: Laura Pearce

Laura has 8 years experience teaching Yoga, Pilates, and mindfulness. Her classes are dynamic and playful. She explores alignment and core activation to challenge and deepen even the most basic poses. She loves music and updates her playlists weekly. You can join her...

Meet The Team – John van Huenen

At Yoga West,  we pride ourselves on having a team that are practicing yogis and who are committed to yoga and wellbeing. Our lovely receptionist John is one these people and we wanted to share a little more about his journey through yoga and to Yoga West. How did you...

CBD oil now on sale at Yoga West

We have been following the development of CBD oil for some time. In case you're not aware of CBD (Cannabidiol) oil is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in the flowers of the hemp plant. It was once over-shadowed by THC (the compound in cannabis sativa that causes a...

Meet the teacher: Harriet Taylor

Harriet Taylor will join the studio team teaching the 6:45am class and 9:30am class on a Thursday. She teaches a dynamic and powerful style of vinyasa with an emphasis on alignment. How did you get into yoga? I first came to yoga after being diagnosed with Rheumatoid...

Meet the teacher: Csilla Mitchell

We’re very excited to have Csilla (pronounced Chiller) join the Yoga West teacher group from January 2019. Csilla has a passion for spreading health and happiness. She holds a martial arts black belt but fell in love with yoga when she moved to London from Germany and...

Meet the teacher: Grace Sisto

We're very excited to have Grace join the Yoga West teacher group from January 2019. Grace teaches a creative, fun, powerful and challenging vinyasa flow and you can join her Vinyasa Flow classes on Wednesdays from 9:30-10:45am and Saturdays 3:30-4:45pm. To find out...

My 30 day challenge experience – Louise Birrell

I made a last minute decision to sign up to the 30 day challenge on 1st November with a view to see how I "got on". I didn't think I would manage the full month but as I clocked up each day I became determined to just do one more. I think seeing the growing line of ...

Our Seasonal Sale

Go into this Christmas knowing that you are committed to a happier and healthier 2019 with our seasonal sale on annual, 30-class and 10-class off-peak passes and 20% off most items in our retail space. Plus help friends and family start their own journey towards...

My 30 day challenge experience – Louise Rogan

''The first 4 days of my 30 day Yoga challenge were spent on a yoga retreat, with Jess Wood and 6 other yogis, in the Lake District. Being surrounded by water, mountains, clean air and amazing food, beautiful people and practising meditation, breath work, yoga...

Meet the teacher – Tawny Cortes

We are delighted to welcome Tawny Cortes to the Yoga West team. Tawny is a specialist restorative teacher and is now teaching the 2-3:15pm restorative class on Sundays. How did you get into yoga? I first discovered yoga during my final year of university. I was...

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...

BNS Iyengar: A master of pranayama

Our guru this month is BNS Iyengar. When I last practiced in Mysore in 2008 and 2009 I practiced Ashtanga at KPJAYI under the tutelage of Sri K Pattabhi Jois and Sharath Jois and studied pranayama daily with BNS Iyengar. The pranayama I learnt with him was one of the...

Tirumalai Krishnamacharya – The father of modern yoga

Tirumalai Krishnamacharya was an Indian yoga teacher and ayurvedic healer. Often referred to as "the father of modern yoga", Krishnamacharya is widely regarded as one of the most influential yoga teachers of the 20th century, even though he may not be as widely known...

Meet our new Pilates teacher Yasmine

Yasmine Say is a long-term Yoga West member. She is also an experienced Pilates teacher and personal trainer. We’re delighted that from September she will take her first regular Pilates class at the studio every Saturday from 15:30 to 16:45. Read below to find out a...

Our fantastic autumn studio timetable starts Monday 3 September

We have a fantastic timetable starting from Monday 3 September. It features more classes for several of your and our favourite teachers including Brodie, Austin, Raphan and Ines. New mums and mums who did Rebecca Tieken’s pregnancy class will be delighted that she is...

Meet The Teacher – Zeena Kalisperides

How did you get into yoga? The first memory I have of yoga as an asana practice was seeing my mother practising in our living room.  She had studied Sivananda yoga whilst growing up in Mauritius, and I remember seeing her in shoulder stand and halasana and thinking it...

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