YogaAt’s first studio Yoga West in Chiswick / Acton open to all levels

The yoga west studio hosts 35 weekly yoga and pilates classes from london’s best instructors in a beautiful, welcoming and relaxed space. we have classes and courses suitable for all ability levels.

All classes are drop in so you can just come along. we also run 6-week courses in yoga, Pilates and meditation.

What makes this yoga centre different? Our drop in classes are suitable for all levels

Pilates, Vinyasa, Ashtanga

Yogaat West London – open to all levels

Our schedule is available online at

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Special offers

What kind of classes are offered?

We offer a range of classes and workshops, including those listed below. Our full class timetable is available online at Power yoga Vinyasa flow yoga Pilates Ashtanga yoga Core flow yoga Gentle flowing yoga Pregnancy yoga Parent and baby yoga Meditation


Westpoint, 33-34 Warple Way, Acton W3 0RG


Yoga Centre: Yoga West – Friendly classes with 1-to-1 attention, Acton

Friendly atmosphere and lots of one-to-one attention

Beautiful, friendly, light yoga centre on Chiswick/Acton borders with a range of yoga and Pilate classes from London’s leading teachers. Changing facilities  and free parking.

Yoga West has a strong team of teachers teaching a range of classes and courses from Ashtanga to pregnancy to vinyasa flow. Beginners yoga and Pilates courses available. Lots of great deals – including £10 for 10 classes. Drop-in classes £8


33-34 Westpoint, Warple Way W3

Special Offer: “4 yoga sessions for £29, Egoist Body Studios in Fitzrovia”

Egoist body works

Saving you over 50% on four yoga sessions, you need to hurry to catch this deal which ends today on Living Social. We haven’t tried out the space yet so anyone who enjoys the deal, do let us know what you think. Its great to see a yoga centre so central and it certainly sounds alluring:

Egoist’s gorgeous studio — housed in a Georgian townhouse, and complete with chandeliers and floor-to-ceiling windows and mirrors — has had glowing reviews from the press, and is located in Fitzroy Square, one of London’s most beautiful areas. Choose from a range of classes, including: power yoga, vinyasa yoga, classical pilates, and pilates dance fusion. Hush — do you hear that? That’s the sound of your body and mind saying, “Thank you,” in perfect harmony.

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Events: Retreats – “Eat.Pray.Move in Italy and Morocco”


Here’s some information about tranquil yoga retreats run by our friend Erin Lewis. Click here to read our Teacher Profile.


EAT.PRAY.MOVE Yoga Retreats offers affordable, week-long retreats in idyllic settings around the Mediterranean area. Guests enjoy daily yoga classes, smaller retreat sizes, exciting day-trips, healthy vegetarian fare, and plenty of space to relax, and a lot of wonderful memories.

EAT amazing cuisine, PRAY in mindful contemplation, and MOVE through powerful poses.”

There are two retreats this year with spaces still available. Tuscany, Italy (June 19-25) and Marrakesh, Morocco (Sept 11-17). Both offer unique experiences rich in culture and cuisine.



TUSCANY • June 19-25

This magnificent yoga retreat will take place in the picturesque Italian countryside, along the border of Tuscany and Umbria. A beautifully restored villa awaits your arrival, complete with sprawling vistas over the rolling hills in all directions. Daily meditation and yoga classes are offered, and a large and open art studio awaits those interested in exploring various art mediums while visiting, and also can serve as location for some “art as meditation” courses or a journaling room.


Guests will not only enjoy the villa and encompassing estate, but also the richness of the Italian cities in nearby regions. Day trips will allow students to add arts, culture, adventure, and natural beauty to their retreat experience.  A full day will be spent in one of Italy’s most spectacular cities, Florence – the home of the Renaissance, with a full tour and afternoon yoga workshop at a city studio, ending the day at a lovely restaurant in town.

            Inclusive Retreat Price = $1400 (USD) per person


            Villa accommodation (spacious bedrooms, private bathrooms, linens)


            Beverages – including wine

            Transportation to/from day trips (some airport/train transfers possible)

            Daily meditation and yoga classes

            Use of estate premises (hiking trails, pool, etc.)

            Yoga workshop in Florence studio

            Tour guide on various day trips

            Use of yoga mats

            Gift of a handmade yoga journal from Florence artisans

            Tips & taxes

             *airfare not included


MARRAKESH • Sept 11-17


This fantastic yoga retreat will take place at the fabulous Peacock Pavilions boutique hotel. Located in Marrakesh on 8.5 acres of land, including 5 acres of olive grove, this stylish and eco-friendly abode has been featured in worldwide publications, including National Geographic Traveler.

Breathtakingly beautiful and luxuriously designed, the living quarters where guests will stay during the retreat features gorgeous fireplaces and a glamorous bathrooms in each room. Each bedroom also has its own private terrace – just the right place to enjoy a minty tea or a zingy cocktail!

Guests will not only enjoy the grounds of Peacock Pavilions, the outdoor areas including a lovely pool, patio, private terraces, and daily classes on the covered yoga platform, but the retreat includes some amazing day-trips to the surrounding sites. A guided day in Marrakesh will lead guests through an introduction to Souqs and visits to sites such as Jardin Majorelle, Djema Al-Fnaa, Bahia Palace, and Saadian Tombs. A full day will be spent in Essaouira, a historic fortified town on the Atlantic coast. Here we’ll experience camel rides along the shore, yoga on the beach, meals on the docks, and plenty of exploring. The final full day entails a trip to the famous Bains de Marrakesh, a luxurious spa facility, where guests can be pampered to their heart’s content (one treatment is included in retreat cost). What better way to wrap up a week of yoga than a day of pure relaxation.

          Inclusive Retreat Price = $1800 (USD) per person


            Villa accommodation (spacious bedrooms each with private bathrooms, linens)

            Daily Breakfast at Peacock Pavilions

            Daily Lunch at Peacock Pavilions or in town on day-trips

            Daily Dinner at Peacock Pavilions or in town (including belly-dancing show one evening)

            Beverages – including wine, cocktails

            Airport Transfers

            Transportation to/from day trips

            Daily meditation and yoga classes

            Use of estate premises (terraces, pool, etc.)

            Tour guide on various day trips

            Welcome Reception

            Henna & Cocktail Party

            Farewell Dinner Party

            Wine Tasting

            Camel ride in Essaouira

            Spa Treatment at Le Bains de Marrakesh

            Entrance fees to sites in Marrakesh


             *airfare not included


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Teacher Review: Ashtanga – “Erin Lewis, EAT.PRAY.MOVE”

Erin Lewis

Certified yoga instructor, Erin Lewis, has studied various types of yoga disciplines for over 11 years, concentrating on the Ashtanga discipline since 2008. She received her teacher certification in Florence, Italy under an international branch of the California-based “It’s Yoga” ashtanga system and “Rocket” sequence.

It’s Yoga

Founded by Larry Schultz, a student of Pattabhi Jois, “It’s Yoga” incorporates the ashtanga series from primary through third series in the “Rocket Sequences”. Rocket I is a dynamic series of postures (asana) combined with strong breathing (pranayama) that exposes the student to a powerful flow through all levels of ashtanga. Perfect for building extraordinary strength, the Rocket focuses on core work, balances, inversions….and “flying and floating”.


Founding EAT.PRAY.MOVE Yoga Retreats out of her love of yoga, Italy, and travel, Erin found a way to share this with others. During the retreats, she facilitates daily yoga classes, helping each student focus on improving their practice and gaining new insights into their bodies and movements. Learning under numerous teachers, and currently instructing at a studio in Florida, she’s been blessed throughout her yoga practice to be surrounded by beautiful teachers who grow with their students, adjust lovingly, and practice what they teach…and strives to be such a facilitator of yoga herself.


An Italophile and avid traveler, Erin has previously lived in Italy and now travels there from the US as often as she can. Falling in love with the areas surrounding the Mediterranean, this small part of the world became the home of the EAT.PRAY.MOVE Yoga Retreats. Not only does Erin share her love of yoga – but also her love of the Mediterranean region along with its cultures, cuisines, and landscapes.


Events: Workshops – “Various with Stewart Gilchrist”


Great news! One of London’s finest yoga teachers, Stewart Gilchrist is starting some new Saturday workshops and he has an Easter Retreat in England coming up…

Chakrise the Asana

saturday 2nd april | 2-5pm

In this workshop, you will learn how the seven major chakras are incorporated in a yogasana practice.

Following a severe back injury in his mid-twenties, Stewart Gilchrist experienced an amazing recovery through intensive Astanga Vinyasa Mysore yoga practice as taught by Sri K Patthabi Jois and Hamish Hendry in London, followed then by an extensive yoga education with teachers from around the world who have had a profound effect on his unique style of teaching.

Register: Please call evolve at 020 7581 4090 to reserve a space.

Price: £40

Alchemy Centre

In March April and May, Stewart will be running 3 hour workshops on Saturdays at 2pm at Alchemy centre, Camden

“the regulation of breath brings all happiness, material and spiritual, from the acquisitions of kingdoms to Supreme Bliss, therefore, O Rama! Study the science of breath.”
Vasishta Yoga Rishi

An introduction to breathwork and how to incorporate it into your asana practice and daily life.

Find out more from the Alchemy Yoga Centre

Easter Retreat

Also, he will be at the April easter retreat in the lovely west country! See for details/booking.  It’s a small group, lovely place, great food!

Yeogamukti Easter Long Weekend Retreat
April 22nd – 25th

Teacher Review: Graham Burns – “Samana Yoga”

Graham Burns

Graham teaches lovely fluid, gentle and expressive classes where everyone leaves feeling warm, comforted and sometimes energised. He is a very approachable teacher which means that you can get a lot out of the classes, making sure that you practice in the right way for you.


My yoga teaching is non-dogmatic and reflects the variety of styles which I have studied over the years. My earliest teachers included well known UK teachers Simon Low and Liz Lark, and my relaxed, flowing asana style draws extensively both on their influence and on my studies of the Ashtanga Vinyasa tradition with Richard Freeman and other leading teachers, including John Scott and Dena Kingsberg.

I try to keep classes creatively and imaginatively sequenced, with an eye on their energetic as well as physical effects. Pranayama (breathing) and meditation are integral parts of my yoga practice and most of my classes include these as well as asana (postures). I am also an experienced teacher of gentle yoga and have been recognised by the London Evening Standard as a top teacher of yoga nidra (a deep guided relaxation practice).

Read more about Graham’s yoga journy, inspiration and style on his website

Classes in London with Graham Burns

6 Erskine Road, Primrose Hill, London NW3
Sunday 9.00 to 10.15 am, level 1-2
Sunday 10.30 to 11.45 am, yoga gently for all levels
Wednesday 9.30 to 10.45 am, level 1
Friday 9.45 to 11.00 am, level 1-2

15 Edge Street, Notting Hill, London W8
Tuesday 7.30 to 9.00 pm, level 1-2 with meditation
Friday 2.30 to 3.45 pm, dynamic level 2
Saturday 1.45 to 3.15 pm, level 2

1 Britannia Row, Islington, London N1
Thursday 11.00 am to 12.15 pm, gentle yoga with meditation

88a Thurleigh Road, London SW12
Saturday 10.30 am to 12.00 noon, all levels

Graham is also available to teach individuals and groups privately; please call or e-mail for more information.

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Centre: Central London – “Triyoga Centres in Covent Garden, Soho and Primrose Hill”




This is one of the most established and still one of the most exciting yoga centres in London. It has three locations – Primrose Hill, Covent Garden and Soho. All very convenient. It was started by a man called Jonathan Sattin in 2000 who gave up umpteen coffees and cigarettes a day in the pursuit of a more balanced lifestyle. He has a great yoga story to tell

Practising yoga (on the mat) and in a broader way, increased my awareness + instincts across my life; from the way it improved my football (without losing any of my highly competitive streak) to the way I now practiced law with a difference – trusting my instinct as much as knowledge + experience. Read more

Triyoga combines Yoga, Pilates and Treatments to give everyone access to a healthier lifestyle choice. But they are not preachy about it, it’s more about exploring yourself and having fun. They have excellent workshops (e.g. “Where yoga meets Neuroscience” or “Reviving the Spine”) and teachers. If you haven’t tried it yet, get yourself down there in your lunchbreak or after work.

A word of warning, evening and weekend classes can get busy and a packed studio can be intimidating if you are new and find it hard to follow the instructions. So make sure you choose a class that is right for you. If in any doubt, call them or contact us for advice.

Great yoga teachers

Triyoga must have the largest list of yoga teachers connected to their centres, including some of Yogi London’s favourite teachers – Graham Burns (also teaches at the Life Centre), Lisa Sanfilippo, Mark Hill (also teaches Ashtanga at Special Yoga, Kensal Rise), Mimi Kuo Deemer (also teaches at Special Yoga, Kensal Rise),

Keep up to date with their news and events (workshops get  booked up FAST!) on Triyoga Twitter

primrose hill

6 erskine road, primrose hill, London, nw3 3aj

Nearest Tube: chalk farm

Telephone: 0207 483 3344

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2nd floor, kingly court, soho, london, w1b 5pw

Nearest Tube: oxford street

Telephone: 0207 483 3344

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covent garden

wallacespace, 2 dryden street, covent garden, london, wc2e 9na

Nearest Tube: covent garden

Telephone: 0207 483 3344

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Centre: West London – “The Light Centre, Belgravia”


The Light Centre offers a great deal: courses, workshops and classes are all available in a myriad of subjects, from pilates, to tai chi and yoga.

They also offer various alternative therapies and also have their own healthy eating cafe, Crussh.

See the full list of all that’s offered below:

YogaPilatesRelaxationOsteopathyChiropracticPhysiotherapyAcupunctureCranio-SacralMassageReflexologyHypnotherapyGrinbergLife Coaching

Yoga wise, there’s a busy time table, full of classes various disciplines and levels.

If you haven’t done Yoga before (or only a few times) they have two beginners courses that are either 6 or 9 weeks long. After that you can continue with the same teacher in their ‘Improvers’ class.

For those with some experience we recommend our open classes and for early risers we recommend their Yoga Breakfast Club.

Popular Jivamukti teacher Stewart Gilchrist teaches here on a regular basis.

  Stewart Gilchrist
Hatha Vinyasa
  Nicole Miller
  nicole photo  
  Sophie Coats
Anusara Inspired
  Kore Mason
Astanga Iyenger
  amanda lotus small  
  Amanda Denton
Vinyasa Flow
  Katie Courts
  katie asana  
  Nathalie Hrayassi
Ashtanga Vinyasa
  nathalie hrayssi  


Address: 9 Eccleston Street, London SW1W 9LX

Telephone: 020 7881 0728

Nearest Tube: Victoria or Sloane Square


Special Offer: Click here to send your name and email to the light centre. In return, you will receive a voucher for a yoga class.  

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Yogi Lifestyle: Personal Experience – “Diaries of a Developing Yogi Londoner – The Long Road to Enlightenment….”

Ask an Western Ashtangi how they got hooked on yoga and generally they will say it was ‘the physical exertion of the practice’, had it been the stillness of Iyengar or the mystic chanting of mantras and strange pranayamic breathing involved in Kundalini, they would have walked away saying it was stupid hippy shit.

For me however, it was quite the other way round, my first yoga class was a Kundallini one that my mother dragged me to in Clapham aged 15. I remembering finding the experience quite cathartic and very sublime, though when the teacher in her heavy Italian accent said ‘flex your anal sex organ’…I do recall having to hold back immense amounts of laughter. Perhaps explaining – in less graphic terms – where the region was and what the chakra was called, the purposing of doing so etc,..and asking us to hold the ‘Mula Bandha’ might have been more beneficial.

So, though a little perplexed by the whole experience it certainly did not put me off when it was suggested to have yoga lessons at school. Not one who has ever liked intense amounts of exercise, I used to relish the hour and half with Anne a tiny Iyengar teacher, though rather top heavy teacher – who always completely dumbfounded us how she would be able to contort herself into such poses when some of us could barely touch our toes and she in every other respect looked like someone’s Granny. There were 3 of us in the class so it is the nearest to one to one yoga I personally have ever experienced, and since it was Iyengar for 3 stressed out A-level students, it was basically an hour and half of completely relaxation a week without the horror of a drop of sweat.

During the breaks between exams I used to practise at a studio near our house in Putney, the classes I suppose where some form of derivative of Sivananda yoga, however, since I used to always take the 11 o’clock class, I soon discovered it was in fact the pregnancy yoga one. So not only did I quickly learn the modifications whilst pregnant, but also enjoyed another very chilled class that was a welcome distraction from my exams….

I should perhaps at this point note, that though I had an absolute aversion to perspiration and basically any anaerobic exercise, since I had done quite a lot of ballet when small I had remained quite flexible (probably a contributing factor to not ), though from a mix of riding with an ill fitting saddle and adolescence had developed terrible posture and a back problem…

My next yogic encounter and probably my most significant was during my gap year when myself and friends were turtle saving on the Island of Koh Phra Thong off the Burmise coast in Thailand. Danny Paradise, who was formerly Madonna’s Ashtanga teacher was doing a retreat there, and since we had meals together he in his chilled out Hawaiian tones invited us to ‘check it out’. This was my first experience of anything that had resulted in more than a blush in my cheeks, we had all seen Geri Halliwell’s ashtanga workout video…but actually doing all the sun salutations and vinyasas was extremely hard work and exhausting. As being like most girls not having much upper body strength at first it seemed to be endless and by surya namaskar B, I was always completely out of breath and very flustered. However, Danny is certainly one of the most encouraging and inspiring teachers, that I have so far on this journey encountered- who did the most fantastic adjustments putting one into binds that as an Ashtanga beginner I never thought possible.

So, with a mixture of the satisfaction of achieving what I thought perviously unattainable and intrigue into the philosophies that went in tangent with this, that seem to align so closely to things which my mother had been saying for years, self awareness, the importance of nourishment of one’s body and soul and not always being reliant on the mass pharmaceuticals so easily in supply in the West, but rather looking to within to heal one-selves really seemed to fascinate me. I also adored the fact we’d have the most enormous breakfasts, of fruits, yoghurts and pancakes afterwards.

Therefore, I continued on mainly doing lead classes mainly at the Life Centre and Triyoga- only once taking a Mysore class in Edinburgh where the teacher in the very traditionalistic view would only allow me to do an hour and half of Surya Namaskas in order for me to get Ujjayi breathing right – an experience so horrendous and repetitive that I vowed never to do Mysore again. I continued on this path of dabbling – going to a few classes a week with months at a time off due to the busy London lifestyle, colds etc,…Until three years ago when missing two steps to the bar in killer heels resulted in a broken foot on New Year day and crutches for 5 months.

Once finally on my feet again, I quickly discovered that in order to gain any sort of balance yoga and lots of physio were the only things that helped. Ironically being on crutches for so long was the only thing that built up enough upper body strength to do my suyra namaskas and all the vinyasas need in the primary series without dropping down in exhaustion.

Thus due to this unforeseen limitation in movement, and in particular, the fact that they had had to put a pin in, I resolved that I wouldn’t spend the following winter in England, but would go instead to India and learn more about the other aspects of yoga – not simply the asana. So in November 2009, I did my 200 hours Yoga Alliance at the Himalayan Yoga Valley School in Goa, unlike some, my aim was not to become a teacher but rather to learn about all eight parts which form Raja yoga (Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyama, Dharana, Dhyana, Samadhi) and to give me a stronger foundation; being a dynamic practise to prepare for Mysore….

Having vowed never to to do Mysore again, I gradually realised that in order to actually improve ones practise in the ashtanga series or in fact any yoga you need to practice 6 days a week, and that the best place to learn Mysore was Mysore, where it had been founded by Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois (his photo is in most yoga studios).
It wasn’t, however, until I was in Goa learning modifications, adjustments and aspects of hindu philosophy, that one of my teacher’s voiced the concern that unless I was very advanced on my primary series or in fact on series two I wouldn’t get much of a look in at the main shala as there are so many students, that the teachers tend to lean their focus towards the more advanced practioners, rather than improving the correct alignment of asanas in students developing in their practice. It was therefore suggested instead I try the shalas Sthalam 8, or Mandala Mysore.
The instruction at Mandala Mysore was fantastic, and the fact it offered drop in whilst you were deciding which 4-6 weeks courses you wanted to commit to whilst there was brilliant – this and the highly influencing factor that one of the drop-in options being at 3 pm rather than the conventional Mysore 6 am…Whilst there, I in my insanity, decided to undertake 6 week twice a day dynamic vinyasa, pranayama and back opening course with Vinay Kumar….the fact that the sun salutations are more similar to hatha in stepping/lunging back rather than the ashtanga and jiva jumping was a false sense of security and with each movement there was a bandha lock, meaning that you were absolutely exhausted, within 5 minutes in…so I was most relieved that after a week and half in to be struck with dreadful Mysore belly that wouldn’t go and have to make a hasty retreat home….

Since returning from my 5 month India experiment, I have tried when possible to get up for Ryan Spielmann’s Mysore at the Life Centre, however, having spent so long in India when you are made so aware of the importance of eating light, and sleeping early for the best practise this is pretty rare. I instead mainly try to go to Jivamukti with Stuart Gilchrist on Monday evenings at the Light Centre in Belgravia, and there after drop in to classes at the wonderful Jivamukti centre in Kensal Rise.

I am still doing Mysore once a week on Saturday’s with the fantastic Michaela Clarke – mainly because of her brilliant adjustments and the fact it starts at 8.15 rather than 6 am. I have moved more towards Jivamukti in the last year as I find it’s an all encompassing practice, I find that many of the drop in classes at other studios are now too easy, and all about the asana, where as Jiva incorporates mantras, and pranayama and also looks at reflection, and setting an intention in your practice. The asanas in Jivamukti are also much more directed toward the physical needs of women as though as intense as ashtanga which was incidentally devised as a distraction for novice monks to suppress their sexual energy, Jivamukti is much more about back openers, therefore holding a focus on emotion and your anahatha charka.

Finally, in consolation to anyone who has read the entirety of this and now thinks the only way to do yoga is 6 times a week, i would like to reassure them that all though this is always my intention I very rarely achieve this. And like the ideal 6 day a week practice there is all the underling veganism intertwined in yoga. It is argued that bar the many other environmental and moral reasons for not eating eggs and meat is because it makes your body more lean, and therefore the practice is made easier. I, however, follow the advice of my philosophy teacher Moorthy G in Goa who said that depending on the environment your in will, very much effects what your body requires to sustain itself and frankly, I find it too cold here, not to have the occasional shepherd’s pie and glass of red wine, where as in India it’s veggie all the way for fear of bugs and poisoning. To achieve my aim of doing yoga 6 times a week, I have started going on retreats a few times a year to really improve my practice, however, even then I am always thrilled to hear when it’s a Moon day (i.e a day off).

Personally, if there is anything I have learned in the last ten years of practice, it is to do the form of yoga that suits you, to meet your current needs in life, and to find a teacher that you like and inspires you. Years ago I once tried Bikram which I thought was horrible with all the heat and sweating and risk of over stretching. I really couldn’t understand the need for the external heat, which one can create with ujjai breath and vinyasa, however, since I am about to undertake a detox, I am thinking of including this once or twice a week for the next few months, to fully purify out the toxins.

Finally, I think Yoga London is the most fantastic forum, as it gives advice and directions in all aspects involved with Yoga, so in some respects avoids the trails and errors I had to go through to get to where I am currently.

I wish you all the happiness in the development of practice.