Yoga and Bodywork courses and classes

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

Progressive and safe, with guidance for beginners and all levels

 

**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 discounts passes
    • Community drop-in class £5
    • Kids drop-in class £7
    • All other drop-in classes

1 hour = £10 (£8 concessions
1.25 hours = £14 (£10 concessions)
1.5 hours = £14 (£10 concessions)

Loyalty passes(excluding Mysore classes) available from March 9

Passes are valid for 3 months from date of purchase

  • For 1 hour lunchtime classes

Lunchtime pass £50 for 6 classes (buy 5 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 classes either by cash or cheque


New classes from 9 March

Mysore self- practice Ashtanga class every weekday  Monday to Friday at 7 -9am
Lunchtime yoga classes every weekday from Monday to Friday from 1-2pm

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Current Classes

 

Yoga Foundation Course for beginners

Mondays 5:00-6:15 pm, from 9th of March 2015
Tuesdays 11:00-12:30 pm, from 10th of March 2015

Taught by Daniel Simpson.
This six-week 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 5:00-6:15 pm, from 9th of March 2015

Tuesdays 11:00-12:30  am, from 10th of March 2015

 

Gentle Yoga Class with Rose

Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9.15 and Friday mornings at 11.00. 

Low-cost Community Class £5 per session

More information

Karuna and Iyengar based. Breathing, expansion of lungs, arthritic exercises and basic postures.  Beginners, stiff-jointed and elderly people welcome.  For more information please ring Rose on 07956 297941 or 0207 3139828.

Yin Yoga with energy healing 

Monday evenings  6:30-7.45 pm with Leslie Saglio.  

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

More information

Yin is a deep, mindful and meditative 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. It is the perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular (Yang) styles of yoga. Yin yoga targets deeper tissues such as the ligaments, joints, bones, and the deep fascia networks of the body including the hips, pelvis and lower spine.

Energy healing brings a deep experience of peace and calm, working in the energy field of the body as well as the physical body. It works on many levels: physical, emotional and mental. When we are relaxed we become more balanced with more energy and are able to restore our bodies natural healing abilities, while improving and maintaining health. The small and intimate group classes are suitable for all levels.

Leslie Saglio is a certified Yoga Alliance UK teacher and Reiki practitioner. For more information please contact her on 078 2471 8200, leslie@lesliesaglio.com or visit her website www.lesliesaglio.com

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

More information

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.

 

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!

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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 from 17 March.
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

Coming soon…

 

Drop-in yoga lunchtime classes

Mondays  to Friday 1 – 2pm from Monday 9 March

 

Mysore Ashtanga Self Practice with Lauren Munday

Mondays to Fridays 7.00-9.00am Starting from 9th of march
More information

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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Led Ashtanga class with Tom  Norrington-Davis

Saturday 8:00-9:30 am, from 14th of March 2015

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

More information

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, from Monday 9th March

This is a low-cost Community Class offered at £5 per session.

More information
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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.

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  

More information
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 ‘needleless 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