Welcome to the Himalayan Institute of Yoga Science & Philosophy – London (UK)

The Himalayan Institute (UK) aims to help individuals lead a happier, more natural life and so discover how to evolve spiritually. It believes that physical and psychological well-being are enhanced by coming to know oneself at all levels – body, breath, emotions, mind – and beyond.

To help individuals develop inner awareness and understanding, the Himalayan Institute (UK) has, for the last twenty years, offered courses and retreats on hatha yoga, breathing & relaxation, meditation and practical philosophy

The Institute has come into being to help people let go of that which separates them from the truth of who they really are.     

Traditionally this is done in three ways;

(i) Study; presenting writings that help students distinguish between the Self and the non-Self.

(ii) Meditation; by which a person may come to experience their True Being within.  

(iii) Satsang; which provides the group energy and stillness needed to remove misunderstandings and deepen Self-knowledge.   


Hatha Yoga

Awakens a renewed sense of balance, poise and harmony to help you encounter yourself in a fresh and uplifting way. Adjusts posture so that one’s internal flow of energy brings about the most balanced alignments possible. The Institute runs a wide range of yoga classes in Ealing and the West London area. Class details >>

Breath and Relaxation

1917435_orig-0516a-120Calms the deeper nervous system by cultivating smooth and diaphragmatic breathing. Systematically relaxes habitual and often unnoticed tensions that drain energy during the day. A key preliminary for meditation. Class details >>


Typically our mind is restless and confused, jumping from one thought to another making it difficult to find balance and rest. Meditation quietens the mind whereby one’s natural inner happiness can be realised, and all activities are seen in a new light. Class details >>

Practical Philosophy


Presents wisdom from a range of traditions and encourages self-study and group work, by which one may find inner stability, balance and better relationships in the face of the conflicting pressures of modern life. Topics include; functions of mind; positive and negative emotions; avoiding stress; ego; desire; devotion and surrender; who am I?; what is wisdom? Class details >>


1425135_orig-120The Himalayan Institute also holds periodic Saturday or Sunday day-retreats, and an annual week-long residential retreat at Chigwell in Essex. Further Information >>

Our location

The Institute’s courses mainly take place in and around Ealing on weekday evenings. These are easily accessible from most areas in west London however and students attend from Acton, West Ealing, Hanwell, Ruislip and Greenford as well. Please click here for Maps and our contact information.


Visit and browse our Bookshop and perhaps find some inspirational books that can be ordered using our online facilities.


   Upcoming Events

Term Classes


Ayurveda Day

At Friends Meeting House

Date: 16th Nov 2019

9.15am – 4.15pm

Fee: £60 (£35 for Members)

[£10 deposit on booking]

Lunch provided (soup, bread, cheese, tea & coffee)

Further Information >>


How to Meditate in 5 steps

At Friends Meeting House

5 weekly sessions starting Wed 18th Sept 2019

Fee: £40 for all 5 sessions

Further Information >>