Astanga Yoga London

Online conference with Hamish Sunday 03rd May 2020

Hamish will be holding an online conference this Sunday 03rd May at 11.30am. Email Hamish for Zoom link.

Read Hamish’s daily blog here.

Hamish talks to José Carballal + Rafael Martinez live on IG Friday 17th April

Drop in live on Hamish chatting to Madrid Astanga teachers Jose Carballal and Rafael Martinez this Friday 17th April at 6.15pm UK time / 7.15pm Spanish time. Their discussion will centre around a reading given by Hamish and viewers can then join in the conversation via text.

Online conference with Hamish Sunday 5th April 2020

Hamish will be holding an online conference this Sunday 5th April at 11.30am. Email Hamish for Zoom link.

Read Hamish’s daily blog here.


Dear Friends,

It is with a very heavy heart that I have taken the difficult decision to close the shala from Wednesday 18th March until further notice.

Hopefully this will not be for longer than 2-3 months but we must do everything we can to protect each other.

This is the first time since I moved to London to start Astanga Yoga London that I have had to close classes apart from for our annual break at Christmas.

I want to say a huge thank you to all my students, teachers, assistants, cleaners past and present for helping me to build such a wonderful supportive community. I will miss seeing you every day.

I’m going to try and do some blogging and maybe even an online conference or two, once I’ve worked out the tech.

Keep in touch with me and each other, keep an eye on your neighbours and anyone you know who is alone.

Take this time to refine the wonderful practice you have. Breathe well and read something uplifting every day. Try and see a little bit of nature, a leaf, a flower, fruit, some water.

You are always close to my heart.

With fucking tons and tons of LOVE.


See you on the other side

Conference with Hamish Sunday 8th March

Hamish will be taking conference on Sunday 08th March at 11.30am. Conference will last for approximately 1-1.5 hours depending on questions. All are welcome. No charge.

Pranayama class

Hamish will be teaching pranayama to those who have completed the Astanga intermediate series at 11.15am on Sunday 2nd February at AYL. Please email Hamish if you’re unsure about your suitability to attend. No charge.

Yoga workshops with Hamish at Astanga Yoga London

Hamish will teach two workshops on Saturday 28th December 2019:

12.00 – 1.00pm Just asana (£10)
1.30 – 3.30pm A workshop for all yoga teachers: a little of everything you need to know (£20)

No need to book: just turn up and pay cash on the day. Held at Astanga Yoga London.

Conference with Hamish Sunday 15th December 2019

Hamish will be taking conference on Sunday 15th December at 11.30am. Conference will last for approximately 1-1.5 hours depending on questions. All are welcome. No charge.

Christmas holidays

Last day of practice is Thursday 19th December 2019. We will re-open for Mysore self-practice with Hamish for two days only on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th December from 7.00 – 11.00am.

On Sunday 28th December, Hamish will also teach two workshops.

The shala will then close again for building work until we re-open for classes as usual on Sunday 12th January 2020.

Enjoy the holidays!

Charity class this Sunday 10th November

Update: Together we raised over £540 for the Euston Foodbank! Thank you very much for your generosity.

On Sunday 10th November, all the proceeds from Louise’s 7.30 – 11.00am Mysore class will be given to the Euston Food Bank. Come and practise, pay as usual and all your money will go to the charity!

Here is a little about this local charity:

“The foodbank was there when we really needed it, it was an absolute lifeline.”

We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.


We aim to redistribute food to people without or with insufficient food so they receive enough food to cope with the immediate crisis.

Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. A simple box of food makes a big difference, with foodbanks helping prevent crime, housing loss, family breakdown and mental health problems.

FOOD IS DONATED Schools, churches, businesses and individuals donate non-perishable, in-date food to a foodbank. Large collections often take place as part of Harvest Festival celebrations and food is also collected at supermarkets.

FOOD IS SORTED AND STORED Volunteers sort food to check that it’s in date and pack it into boxes ready to be given to people in need. Over 40,000 people give up their time to volunteer at foodbanks.

PROFESSIONALS IDENTIFY PEOPLE IN NEED Foodbanks partner with a wide range of care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers and police to identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher.

CLIENTS RECEIVE FOOD Foodbank clients bring their voucher to a foodbank centre where it can be redeemed for three days’ emergency food. Volunteers meet clients over a warm drink or free hot meal and are able to signpost people to agencies able to solve the longer-term problem.