FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I’m not flexible
I’m not very fit
Can I do a few privates first?
Of course! We offer private and corporate yoga programs all over London so it’s easy to schedule a few privates. We find many new students benefit both in terms of confidence and knowing the basics from starting off with a few one-on-ones with a teacher and are then ready and confident to attend regular classes. We can organise these to take place at the studio (schedule permitting) or at a time and place of your choice. We charge £90 for privates at the studio and for privates at a place of your choosing. Please call or email the studio to book in.
I’ve not done yoga before
Don’t worry. One of the founding principles of Yoga West is that yoga should be accessible for all people irrespective of experience. For info on the best ways to start at Yoga West see THIS page or give us a call, we'd be happy to answer any Qs you may have!
Do I need to book in advance?
About half of our students book in advance and about half simply turn up. It’s simple to book in advance using the MindBody App or via our site. You normally don’t need to book in advance, however, for weekday evening classes and Saturday and Sunday morning classes it’s not a bad idea to do so.
Pregnancy classes have the same pricing options as other classes. However you should fill in the separate PRE NATAL REGISTRATION FORM. Existing customers who have previously filled a non-pregnancy registration form and who wish to begin attending a pregnancy form must also complete a PRE NATAL REGISTRATION FORM. Please ask for one at reception.
The studio’s policy is that pregnant woman should not attend classes in their first trimester unless they have spoken to their doctor and have received the OK to do so. Women in their second and third trimester can attend pregnancy classes.
If you have an existing practice and no complications in your pregnancy and are in your second trimester there are a number of “pregnancy-friendly” slow flow classes you may attend. Please email us in advance before doing so.
If you would like to attend other classes please email the studio about your pregnancy, yoga experience and which classes you would like to attend. We will then check in with our teachers and confirmed if they are ok for you to attend.
Please don’t hesitate to call or hesitate with any queries or questions. Currently we do not have a pregnancy class on our schedule, please email email@example.com with your interest as we hope to welcome these classes back in the very near future!
All classes at Yoga West are available as in studio classes or livestream classes. You are able to purchase class passes and memberships which give you access to both studio and livestream classes or livestream only classes HERE.
Please make sure you choose the livestream option and not the studio class option. We also record all our classes at the moment, which are available for you to access for 12-24 hours after the class should you not be able to make the live session. You will receive a link with a 12-24 hour expiration after the class to access these - please note recording is not sent to those who attended the live session only those who don't join for the livestream class time but are signed in.
Once you have booked the class you will receive a zoom link 15 minutes before the class, enabling you to attend the class remotely. Please make sure you have a clear and safe place in which to practice.
Please then click the link and let the teacher know by chat if there is anything they need to know about your practice or your health.
What should I bring?
Just bring yourself and wear what you would wear to the gym or on a run minus the socks and trainers. We suggest you bring your own mat, though you're able to borrow from the studio also if needed. Some people also use a yoga towel. If you would like your own mat and towel and don't yet have one you can buy them from our shop online here or at the studio.
Which classes should I do?
We offer a levelling system at the studio. If you go to our timetable here and click on the class descriptions you should get a sense of class levels and intensity. We offer three levels of classes. Basics, Slow Flow, Yin and Flow and Yin classes are level 1. These classes are more foundational and tend to focus more on correct alignment than delivering a dynamic workout. We also offer Vinyasa Flow classes, Ashtanga and a couple of the longer Slow Flow classes, which are level 1-2. These classes can accommodate less experienced students but tend to be more physically demanding and challenging. Finally we have Jivamukti and Vinyasa Flow level 2 classes, which are level 2, we suggest that students have at least 6-12 months experience of yoga before attending these classes.
Do you have showers?
Sadly no showers but we do have space to get changed and offer towel rental.
Who comes to the studio?
Everyone… we have a range of people of different ages, shapes, sizes, backgrounds and professions who come to Yoga West from 20-year old musicians to retired doctors. We’re a very diverse group united by an understanding that stepping onto our yoga mat on a regular basis makes our lives healthier and happier.
How do I find you?
For information on how to find us please go to our About Us page
When are you open?
We run classes throughout most of the day all week long.
Monday-Friday we start offering classes from 6:45am in the morning and end our classes around 9pm.
At the weekend we start offering classes from 8:30am and end our classes around 7.00pm.
If we’ve missed anything please give us a call.