Yoga and Bodywork courses and classes

The Studio at West London Buddhist Centre, 45a Porchester Rd, London, W2 5EB

Please see our timetable below

Introductory Offer for new clients

5 classes for £25! Valid for 2 weeks.

During a Studio class at the West London Buddhist Centre, you will synchronise your breath with movements that will stretch your muscles, stabilise your joints and generally make you feel more comfortable in your own body. Classes are open to all.

**Low cost community class £5

Use agenda view for a list of classes on each day. If using weekly or monthly view scroll down to see the evening classes.

Class prices and loyalty discount passes

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    • Community drop-in class £5
    • Lunchtime drop-in class £10 (£8 concessions)
    • All other drop-in classes £14 (£10 concessions)
    • 5 class pack £50/ 10 class pack £90
    • Lunchtime Class Pack £50 for 6 classes

Loyalty passes (excluding Mysore classes) 

Passes are valid for 3 months from date of purchase.  Use buttons below for purchasing online, or pay at the Buddhist Centre.

  • For 1 hour lunchtime classes

Lunchtime pass £50 for 6 classes (buy five get one free)

  • For all 1.25hr &1.5hr drop-in classes

5 class pass £50 (£10 per class)

10 class pass £90 (£9 per class)

Mysore Classes (5 days a week 7-9am)

  • Drop-in class £14 (£70 for 5 days/£56 for 4 days/£42 for 3 days)
  • 1 week Mysore pass £40 (£8 per class 5 days/£10 per class 4 days / £13.30 per class 3 days)

Monthly Mysore pass rates (payable monthly in  advance)

  • 5 days per week – £120 ( = £30 per week = £6 per class)

  • 4 days per week – £112 ( = £28 per week = £7 per class)

  • 3 days per week – £90 ( = £22.50 per week = £7.50 per class)

Please pay the teacher directly for all Mysore drop-in classes in cash.

Mysore weekly/ monthly passes can be booked online above or pay the teacher cash on the day.

 

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Foundations of Yoga with Daniel Simpson

Mondays 5:00-6:15 pm (new course starts 18 May- June 22nd, no need to attend the entire course, drop- ins are welcome!)

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Taught by Daniel Simpson.

This course teaches the basics of Ashtanga and Iyengar, two approaches to yoga on which many styles are based. It will look in detail at the most common postures, and link some of them together with rhythmic breathing in a flow.
Mondays 5:00-6:15pm, 6 week course 18 May-22 June
£14 weekly drop- in/ £10 concs

Gentle Yoga with Rose

Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9.15*, Wednesday 5pm and Friday mornings at 11.00*. 

* Low-cost Community Class £5 per session

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Rose’s approach is holistic. She embraces different types of yoga and includes some aspects of Pilates. Her class consists of a variety of movements to strengthen and release muscles in all parts of the body. Her philosophy is to use the breath to heal and massage different organs and joints. Detoxifying ‘twists’ help release toxins and tension. She individually adjusts and uses visualisation to guide students, creating a caring and reassuring environment. Her classes tend to attract beginners, the mature person and students returning to the practice.  For more information please ring Rose on 07956 297941 or 0207 3139828.

Vinyasa Flow with Leslie Saglio

Wednesday lunchtimes 1-2 pm  

Lunch Drop-in class, £10 per session; £8 concessions 

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Vinyasa Flow is a dynamic practice, derived from Ashtanga Vinyasa, linking the movement with the breath. It explores a range of yoga postures within the context of mindfulness and poses run together like a dance. This fluidity between sequences helps cultivate a balance of strength and flexibility throughout the entire body.

Leslie Saglio’s classes revolve around invigorating the senses, inspiring the soul and encouraging her students to discover the deeper layers of the self, assisting them in bringing positive energy and transformation into their lives. With a background in dance, movement and energy healing she also uses scent and sound, bringing balance and fluidity for the body, mind, and spirit.

Leslie is a certified Yoga Alliance UK teacher, Wellness Coach and Reiki Healer. For more information visit her website www.lesliesaglio.com

Yin Yoga with Leslie Saglio

Monday evenings  6:30-7.45 pm  

Drop-in class, £14 per session; £10 concessions  

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Yin yoga is a deliciously deep, mindful and reflective practice, that involves resting in simple, accessible postures for an extended period of time. Energetically, Yin helps regulate the energy flow, enhancing the flow of Chi (Life Force Energy), in the body. Yin yoga targets deeper tissues such as the ligaments, joints, bones, and the deep fascia networks of the body focusing primarily on the spine, pelvis, and hips.

Leslie Saglio’s classes revolve around invigorating the senses, inspiring the soul and encouraging her students to discover the deeper layers of the self, assisting them in bringing positive energy and transformation into their lives. With a background in dance, movement and energy healing she also uses scent and sound, bringing balance and fluidity for the body, mind, and spirit.

Leslie is a certified Yoga Alliance UK teacher, Wellness Coach and Reiki Healer. For more information visit her website www.lesliesaglio.com

Yoga Fusion with Esther

Tuesdays at 11am- 12.30pm

Drop-in class, £14 per session; £10 concessions

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IMG_3536This class explores many different elements of movement. Esther uses yogic practices, traditional postures and free movement in order to align your chakras and connect with your inner self.

Yoga Fusion invites each participant to experience a variety of dance styles and yoga methods, expressed through harmonious flow. It aids to develop intuition and enhance creative energy as well as to provide methods that help self- repair and self- empower.

Open to all levels.

Hatha Yoga with Ying

Wednesday and Friday mornings 9.15-10.45 am  

Wednesday Drop-in class, £14 per session; £10 concessions

Friday Drop-in  is a low-cost Community Class offered at £5 per session

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Hatha Yoga is a life practice which ensures the evolution of the human individual. We initially use simple, set forms derived from the natural and human worlds, leading to sequential development of asana (posture) linked by vinyasa (fluid movement of body and breath). This culminates in the inner stability embodied in inverted postures and upright sitting, and the practical experience of meditation. These small-group classes are suitable  for all including beginners; personal adaptations are made where required.Mornings are traditionally the best time for the practice of Hatha Yoga, so Ying’s classes are offered in the mornings.

For more information on her Hatha Yoga classes, phone Ying on 07917 770478.

Lunchtime HathaYoga with Clare Coyne

Thursday lunchtime 1pm-2pm 

Drop-in class, £10 per session; £8 concessions  

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Yoga has enabled Clare to listen more closely to her body and from this gain more awareness of her wellbeing as a whole. As a qualified counsellor, the quality of listening has always been very important to her; and now as a yoga teacher she is passionate about sharing the practice and principles of yoga with others.

Clare strongly believes that through yoga we’re able to notice more about our mind, body and spirit and that transformation – in small and large ways – becomes more possible. Clare’s intention as a yoga teacher is to offer a safe, mindful and non-competitive space with a focus on the breath, where students are encouraged to use the physical postures in a way that feels right for them on that day.

Feldenkrais with Sophie

Fridays 5.00pm -6.15 pm 

Drop-in class, £14 per session; £10 concessions  

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IMG_3624The Feldenkrais Method® offers a unique and practical way to realise our potential more fully. It is an educational method focusing on learning, movement and breathing in a context of mindfulness, which can bring about improved movement and enhanced functioning. It is named after its originator, Moshe Feldenkrais (1904-1984), an engineer and physicist as well as a Judo teacher. It is possible for anyone to learn, regardless of age or condition and it is all done with the minimum of effort.

Hatha Yoga with Sophie Clyde

Tuesdays 6.30 pm -7:45 pm 

Drop-in class, £14 per session; £10 concessions  

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Sophie’s classes create freedom in the body and mind, allowing you to soften and experience expansive stillness. She brings extensive anatomical knowledge and bio-mechanical understanding of alignment to her instruction, allowing students to open in ways they didn’t think they could!side angel

While challenging people to re-awaken their muscles and work tenaciously, she supports students in cultivating deep physical awareness with an underlying emphasis on self-care and the therapeutic benefit of each pose. Fluid, dynamic sequencing is balanced with restorative postures, and students are encouraged to move with full breath and uplifting intention.

Forrest Inspired Yin in Yang Yoga Gently

Tuesday lunchtimes 1-2pm.
Lunchtime Drop-in class, £10 per session; £8 concessions  
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This 50-55 minute lunchtime class is designed to help students feel relaxed and energized.  The class begins with gentle poses and breathing to help students relax and unwind. It includes some deep at work to help support and strengthen lower backs which have been sitting at desks. Followed by some stronger standing and flowing poses and then moving back into stillness and relaxation.
This class is both gentle and strong. Students learn to develop deep strength and flow by listening to their bodies, learning to find their appropriate edge from moment to moment and letting go of struggle. In the words of Ralph Washington Stockman ‘Nothing is so strong as gentleness and nothing is so gentle as real strength’. This class helps put that into practice on and off the mat.  This class is inspired by Ana Forrest’s powerful and soothing style of yoga as well as Sarah Powers’ deeply rooted Yang Yoga.
Led by Mia Forbes Pirie

Mysore Ashtanga Self Practice with Lauren Munday

Mondays to Fridays 7.00-9.00am
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Thislauren 2 is the traditional way of learning the Ashtanga Yoga system, named after the town in India where its Guru, Sri Krisna Pattabhi Jois developed and taught the method. Mysore self-practice focuses on teaching each student individually within a group setting. The student works at their own pace and receives adjustments and guidance from the teacher when appropriate.

Beginners

If you are new to self-practice or any kind of yoga, you’ve come to the right place!  Mysore style self-practice is a great way to start your journey.

All newcomers learn a very straightforward, flowing sequence known as surya namaskar or the sun salute followed by some seated, breathing exercises and a relaxation. Your first practice will be between 30 and 45 minutes depending on how much time you have; and from then it will grow at a pace to suit you.

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Ashtanga classes with Tom  Norrington-Davis

Friday lunchtime from 1-2pm

Lunchtime Drop-in class, £10 per session; £8 concessions  

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Ashtanga Yoga starts with a simple, highly effective practice of movement aligned with breathing, known as vinyasa. Each vinyasa links a sequenced number of held postures (asanas). Repetition of the sequencing commits it to memory.  The sequences grow in length and complexity as the student progresses. By working in this way the student learns the practice one posture at a time and is able to progress at a pace that is appropriate for him or her. This makes Ashtanga Yoga suitable for all levels of practitioner

Qigong with Maymay

Mondays 9:15 to 10:45am (90 mins)** and Mondays 1 -2pm (60 mins)

**This is a low-cost Community Class offered at £5 per session. The lunch time Qi gong class costs £10 per session ( £8 concessions) or you can pay £50 for a 6 class pass (buy 5 , get one free!).

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Qigong (or chi kung) is an ancient Chinese practice which brings together movement, breath and meditation to nourish the body, heart and mind.  Qigong can help to settle a busy mind, release tightness in the breath and body, and increase a sense of calm and wellbeing.
Classes will include slow, mindful movements guided by the breath; exercises to loosen, mobilise and strengthen the body; gentle partnerwork; explorations of traditional tai chi postures; and short standing meditation practices.  We will take a short break each class to refresh ourselves with some traditional Chinese teas (tea included in the class price).
Absolute beginners are very welcome and every exercise will be explained and demonstrated.  Some practical points: you do not need to be fit or flexible to take part – qigong is suitable for everyone; qigong is mostly practised standing up; please wear loose, comfortable clothing which allows you to move freely.
Maymay would like to pay her respects to her teacher Tim Spratt, with whom she has been training since 2008.  She continues to study, practice, and deepen her understanding.  For more information on this style of qigong, and other Chinese internal arts, please see www.timstudio.co.uk
Maymay would be very happy to answer any questions or give more information – please contact her at qigongwithmaymay@gmail.com or on 07877 283379.

Feldenkrais with Sophie 

Fridays at 5pm- 6.15pm

Drop-in class, £14 per session; £10 concessions  

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The Feldenkrais Method® offers a unique and practical way to realise our potential more fully. It is an educational method focusing on learning, movement and breathing in a context of mindfulness, which can bring about improved movement and enhanced functioning. It is named after its originator, Moshe Feldenkrais (1904-1984), an engineer and physicist as well as a Judo teacher. It is possible for anyone to learn, regardless of age or condition and it is all done with the minimum of effort.

Mindful Yoga for Relaxation with Maymay

Monday mornings, 11:00am to 12:30pm

Drop-in class, £14 per session; £10 concessions  

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This is a deeply relaxing yoga class, with mindfulness of body, breath and movement threaded throughout.  

If you ever feel anxious, nervous, over-busy, stressed and tight in the body, this class will help you to breathe more deeply, settle your mind, find more ease in your body, and relax.

Each class will include breathing exercises, yoga postures and mindful movement, ending each time with a generous period of guided relaxation and rest.

This class is suitable for all levels – you do not need to be fit or flexible to take part, and absolute beginners are very welcome.

For more information, please contact Maymay at yogawithmaymay@gmail.com, 07877 283379, or visit www.facebook.com/beingfullyalivewithmaymay

Dynamic Yoga and Meditation with Maymay

Thursday evenings, 6:30pm to 7:45pm

Drop-in class, £14 per session; £10 concessions  

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Join us for an energising and active class to feel both invigorated and relaxed.  Moving and flowing with the breath, we will explore postures which build strength, develop balance, and increase flexibility, finishing up with a period of relaxation and guided meditation practice.

This class is open to all levels – absolute beginners of yoga and meditation are very welcome.

For more information, please contact Maymay at yogawithmaymay@gmail.com, 07877 283379, or visit www.facebook.com/beingfullyalivewithmaymay

Yin Yoga with Selda Goodwin 

A guide to a softer, more flexible mind, body and spirit.

Wednesdays 11am-12.30pm from 11 March

Drop-in class, £14 per session; £10 concessions

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selda goodwinYin is a deliciously deep and mindful practice in which floor-based postures are held for three to five minutes. Unlike the Yang approach, here we embrace softening the muscles. Often described as ‘needle-less acupuncture’ or self-massage, Yin increases relaxation and vitality, as well as improving physical stillness for longer periods of time. Overall, Yin becomes a safe container for introspection, allowing us to build self-trust, awareness and a sense of inner peace. Selda’s Yin treasure chest invites you to explore realms of the physical, emotional, energetic and spiritual.  Trained with Sarah Powers and Norman Blair, her teachings touch on aspects of Buddhism, Chinese Traditional Medicine -meridian and organ health, and simple, but effective relaxation techniques.  You’ll float away with a wakeful mind and an open heart.
For more information: powerfulyoga.co.uk