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Our Teachers

When you start practicing you’ll notice that our teachers soon recognise you, know your name and support your experience at the studio. Our teachers are all different, with diverse lives, styles and backgrounds but what is consistent across the studio is that all our teachers are kind, committed and inspirational. We recommend practicing with as many teachers as possible to find the ones who have the greatest impact on your practice and your life.

Austin Ince

Austin teaches a dynamic and physically challenging style of Vinyasa flow. Classes are deeply grounded in Indian philosophy in a way that is always light and enlightening. There’s always plenty of scope for playing and exploring.

Austin Ince

Brodie Bass

In a short space of time Brodie has established himself as one of Yoga West’s most popular teachers. His Vinyasa flow classes are challenging and demanding, while his restorative classes are a deeply relaxing experience. Outside of class he is approachable light and fun.

Brodie Bass

Zeena Kalisperides

Zeena teaches a Vinyasa flow style, combining the tristana approach of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga with the longer holding, more restorative approach to asana practice of the Iyengar system. Her intention is to teach yoga to students in a way that is both engaging and uplifting- promoting an inner awareness within the student to develop an intelligent and long lasting practice.

Zeena Kalisperides

Jeff Phenix

Jeff is one of London’s leading yoga teachers. He has been teaching at the capital’s leading studios for over 15 years and has also trained people to become yoga teachers for many years. He teaches a mindful ‘slow flow’ challenging style of yoga. 

Jeff Phenix

Hermione Armitage

Hermione is one of Yoga West’s most committed and knowledgeable teachers. She has committed her adult life to exploring and studying yoga. Her classes are endlessly creative, physically demanding and constantly changing as she permanently deepens her knowledge of her great passion for yoga.

Hermione Armitage

Huma Jalil

Huma is a knowledgeable and experienced Jivamukti teacher. Her classes are physically and intellectually powerful experiences that help cultivate a sense of wonder in her students. She always plays wonderful music which she carefully curates to compliment and deepen the experience of her students.

Huma Jalil

Amy McDonald

Amy’s teaching focuses on alignment and breath, attuning the practice in such a way that the students are in a space to balance body, mind and soul, while becoming holistically stronger and increasing flexibility. She aims to create a place where students feel inspired and empowered and that they leave the class feeling uplifted and energised.

Amy McDonald

Jen Fleming

Jen’s classes are deeply relaxing, slow and meditative. She guides her students to move slowly, emphasising proper alignment and breathing which helps students to challenge their bodies in a gentle way and relax their minds.

Jen Fleming

Jess Leitch

Jess’ classes are fully grounded in her yoga practice and studies. She creates a sense of the profound, linking your experiences on the mat to your life off the mat. She encourages her students to inhabit their bodies with a practice that is sometimes powerful, sometimes slow and mindful.

Jess Leitch

Jess Wood

Jess teaches a dynamic, fun and accessible style of Vinyasa flow. She also teaches restorative classes that help her students decelerate from life’s fast pace and re-discover and relax their bodies

Jess Wood

Katie Cowie

Katie is a knowledgeable, approachable Pilates teacher who emphasises correct alignment and posture in her classes.

Katie Cowie

Ines Loughrey

Ines is very humble, generous, attentive and gentle teacher. Her classes are physically demanding and beautifully sequenced.

Ines Loughrey

Alex Blanchflower

We’re delighted to welcome one of our most popular teachers back to Yoga West. Alex is a dedicated, passionate, committed and popular Ashtanga teacher. Her classes are always challenging and invigorating.

Alex Blanchflower

Rebecca Tieken

Rebecca is a pregnancy yoga teacher with a difference. A midwife for eight years she has supported many hundreds of mothers through pregnancy, labour and birth. The combination of her background combined with her patient, kind and professional nature means she is uniquely placed to support you through all the highs and lows of pregnancy and birth.

REBECCA TIEKEN

Laura Pearce

With 8 years experience teaching Yoga, Pilates and mindfulness. Laura’s classes are dynamic and playful. They explore alignment and core activation to challenge and deepen even the most basic poses. She loves good music and updates her playlists weekly.

Laura Pearce

Tawny Cortes

Tawny’s teaching style is warm and playful whilst still maintaining focus on alignment and body mechanics. By cultivating an awareness of breath – coupled with healthy alignment and intelligent sequencing – Tawny encourages students to let go of self-judgment and explore their own unique experience of being in the body.

Tawny cortes

Csilla Gemmecke

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 discovered how versatile and replenishing yoga can be. Expect to leave her class sweaty, energised and with a smile!

Csilla Gemmecke

Grace Sisto

Grace’s classes are characterised by creative sequences and curated music with a focus on balancing strength and flexibility. She encourages people to listen to their bodies, have fun and feel the healing power of movement.

Grace sisto

Clara Lopez

Clara López began to practice yoga in 2012. After a week of regular practice, she noticed a remarkable improvement not so much physically but emotionally and she knew then that she had to share such experience with others. Her classes become holistic as she responds to the body reactions to both emotion and movement.

Clara Lopez

Harriet Taylor

Harriet came to yoga after being diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Harriet trained with Shanti Power Yoga, Ashtanga guru David Swenson, followed by Yin yoga training. Harriet is passionate about yoga and dedicated to providing a safe place for others to practice so they too can experience the powerful benefits of yoga to both the body and mind.

Harriet Taylor

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