About

Why Yoga?

Of the many fitness systems popular today, Yoga is by far the oldest, yet the multiplicity of classes and courses available all over the world testify to the relevance of this ancient art in the 21st century.

Its roots are buried more than 4,000 years deep in the soil of southern Asia. As it has grown, the great tree of Yoga has developed many branches.

Yoga offers a way of restoring inner peace and mental and physical harmony. It teaches how to unite body and mind, mind and spirit. It brings physical fitness and increased energy with a feeling of well being.

The path of Yoga is a personal search for deeper self-knowledge through the Asanas or Yoga postures and through breathing, relaxation and learning to quieten and focus the mind.

Our studio teaches the Iyengar Method of yoga.

A Little About Us

Yoga West has been operating now in Perth for 30 years. Initially from Sydney, John Leebold, Kale Leaf and Ashlea Wilken moved to WA in 1985 and opened the Action School of Yoga at 10 Queen Street, Perth.

In 1991 John and Ashlea also opened a studio in High Street Fremantle changing the name to W.A. School of Yoga. In 2000 Ashlea became the sole trader of the Queen Street studio and in 2003, when the Raine Square development began, relocated to Shenton Park. In 2009 our name changed once more to Yoga West.

“I think Yoga West reaches out really well to the needs of the students, with a good variety of classes to choose from. I cannot think of what more I would wish from Yoga West…to keep the studio going for my children and grandchildren!”  Kanae Shioji

To learn more about yoga, we recommend you check out the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali form the basis of Hatha Yoga teachings…