Nourishing Vinyasa Yoga with James Rafael

19 June 2022



STUDIO WEST presents Fancy A Bite ? a group exhibition of five emerging female artists whose practice explores the politics of food and the social relations creating by eating together. The exhibition coincides with a wider celebration of enrichment for the body, mind and soul across the borough as part of Kensington + Chelsea Art Week 2022. The class will be taught by the highly experienced and charismatic London based teacher James Rafael ( and will be free to join. There are 15 spaces available and light refreshments will be served after the class. Please bring your own mat. We would invite participants to bring an item of dry or canned food to donate to our local food bank. A list of items they particularly need can be found on our website


More about James Rafael:

"I first came to meditation back in 2009. I’d graduated from Cambridge University after reading English Literature, but just one year into corporate life in London and I was burning out, suffering panic attacks, partying too hard, and on the verge of entering rehab. Meditation gave me a sliver of breathing space, just enough to pluck up the courage to go my first yoga class. Yoga was challenging; both physically and mentally.


Over time, meditation and yoga helped me to confront a lot of uncomfortable truths in my life and move beyond them; freedom, strength, and healing were the result. As my own practice and fascination deepened, I decided to train so I could share and try to make some small difference in an increasingly complicated world.


Today, I share these practices throughout central London to people of all levels, backgrounds and incomes so that they too might benefit and find positive change."