Astanga Yoga London



Ruth Westoby

Ruth began exploring yoga in 1996 and started studying Astanga under Hamish’s guidance in 2003. Ruth has studied under Pattabhi Jois and Sharath in Mysore in 2006 and 2012. Since 2007 she has studied annually with Richard Freeman.
She practises asana, pranayama, studies history and philosophy, and is working on motherhood with her little boys Joshua and Jesse.

Ruth began assisting Hamish and teaching full-time in 2006. She teaches Indian philosophy workshops at the shala and occasionally assists and covers for Hamish. She teaches the philosophy modules for Zolder Teacher Training, is a Contact Teacher for Yogacampus Teacher Training, and teaches regular asana classes at The Life Centre and privately.

Yoga teaching qualifications include a Masters in Indian Religions from SOAS with Distinction in 2010; Richard Freeman’s 200 Hour Teacher Training in 2009; and the Life Centre Education 200 Hour Teacher Training in 2008.
She is deeply grateful to her teachers.

Ruth covers for Hamish.