Astanga Yoga London

Pushpam Issue 3 – out now

Pushpam Issue 3 is now available to buy. It centres on that unavoidable human condition of suffering. The word for suffering in Sanskrit – duḥkha – means “bad space” and many of the stories in this issue aim to give us ways to see our suffering more clearly, understand it and even ultimately let it go. As life brings both misery and happiness, this issue includes cartoons, a recipe, a book review, a secret bookmark and a postcard. 5 golden tickets are also hidden amongst the first print run…

AYL is closed 14th – 21st August inclusive

AYL will be closed from 14th – 21st August for Sharath’s workshops.

Conference with Hamish

Hamish will be taking conference on Sunday 30th July at 11.30am. Conference will last for approximately 1.5 hours depending on questions. All are welcome. No charge.

Monday 29th May Bank Holiday

We will be open this bank holiday Monday 29th May 2017 from 7.30am – 11.00am only. The evening class will not be taking place.

Monday 01st May Bank Holiday

We will be open this bank holiday Monday 01st May 2017 from 7.30am – 11.00am only. The evening class will not be taking place.

Easter opening times

AYL will be open on Good Friday 14th April 2017 from 7.30am – 11.00am but there will be no evening class. We will be closed on Easter Sunday. We are open again on Easter Monday 17th April from 7.30am – 11.00am but there will be no evening class that day. Back to our usual opening hours from Tuesday 18th April.

Conference with Hamish

Hamish will be taking conference on Sunday 04th June at 11.30am. Conference will last for approximately 1.5 hours depending on questions. All are welcome. No charge.

A series of 3 workshops with Hamish at AYL


Monday 23rd, Wednesday 25th + Friday 27th January 2017
12.00 – 2.00pm each day
at Astanga Yoga London

With Hamish Hendry

A series of three workshops on the Bhagavad Gita, the Yoga Sutras, the benefits of particular postures, asana refinements and various other topics. Open to anyone who practises Astanga yoga. Come to any or all of the workshops.

Price: £10 per workshop

Please email Hamish to book your place.

Conference with Hamish

Hamish will be taking conference on Sunday 18th December at 11.30am. All are welcome. No charge.

Authenticity in yoga: a discussion – live on Facebook


Friday 18th November 2016
1.30 – 3.00pm
at triyoga Camden

This event is now sold out but will be streamed live on Facebook. Watch it here on Friday 18th November 1.30 – 3.00pm GMT

With Anna Ashby, Hamish Hendry, Alaric Newcombe and Bridget Woods-Kramer

Yoga traditionalists bemoan how modern-day practice has lost its authenticity. They cite yoga raves, the birth of the Instagram yoga star, rampant commercialisation and commodification as signs that yoga in the 21st century has moved away from its historical origins in a reframing of traditional Indian practices and beliefs. But yoga’s evolution has been so radical in the past 3,000 years that it makes it difficult – if not impossible – to even say what is authentic when the range of meanings and practices is so broad.

Come and join this fascinating discussion led by a panel of some of London’s top yoga teachers – RYT-500 teacher Anna Ashby, certified Astanga teacher Hamish Hendry, senior intermediate III Iyengar yoga teacher Alaric Newcombe and Anusara’s UK representative teacher Bridget Woods-Kramer.