Course Start Dates

Courses running at Yogawest in 2018

The following specialist classes run as courses and as places are limited, must be pre-booked to secure the course can run. Click on the links below to read more and to book your place, or call us on 0117 924 3330.

Once courses are underway, you may be able to join part way through: call us to enquire.

Drop-in may be possible for some courses once they are confirmed as running (check with us), but please note that Yogacards are not valid for courses, and a drop-in fee would be due.

Gentle 2pm; course runs Feb 19 – Mar 19
Teenagers 4.15pm; course runs Feb 19 – Mar 19
Young Adults 5.10pm; course runs Feb 19 – Mar 19

Early Morning 7am; course runs Feb 20 –  Mar 20
Gentle 11.15am; course runs Feb 20 –  Mar 20
Pregnancy 1.45pm; course runs Feb 27 –  Mar 20
Postnatal 3.00pm; course runs Feb 27 –  Mar 20
Baby Massage 1.45pm; course runs Feb 20 – Mar 20
Children’s yoga (4-7) 4pm; course runs Feb 20 –  Mar 20
Children’s yoga (7-11) 4.45pm; course runs Feb 20 –  Mar 20
Foundation 6pm; course runs Feb 20 –  Mar 20

Foundation 8pm; course runs Feb 21 –  Mar 21

Teenagers 4.15pm; course runs Feb 22 –  Mar 22
Teenagers 5.10pm; course runs Feb 22 –  Mar 22



Baby Massage Course Dates

baby massage

New Baby Massage Dates


Times Tuesday afternoons, 13.45–14.45

Course Dates Feb 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20

Read more here

Introduction to Yoga FREE CLASS Jan 13th 2018

Free Newcomers Class

Saturday 13th January 2.30pm

Are you interested in finding out more about yoga? We invite you to come to this free 60 minute class at Yogawest, as part of the National Iyengar Yoga Day.

Luhia Shakti will guide you through this introductory class. You will learn a few foundation yoga poses, and get a sense of what to expect in a yoga class. Luhia will explain along the way how yoga can benefit you, and there will be a chance to ask questions at the end.

All equipment provided, wear clothing that you can move in, leggings and T-shirt ideal; yoga is a bare foot activity.

Time 2.30–3.30pm

Level Suitable for all newcomers

Cost Free

How to Book You don’t need to book this class: just drop-in. Please arrive at least 10/15 mins early to register with us and secure your place. If you’d prefer, you can book your place by emailing reception, but you do still need to arrive 15 mins before to confirm.

Should the class be full, you will be offered a free place to the 4pm beginners class with Luhia instead.



First Aid Course Sept 10

first aid signFirst Aid Course on Saturday 10 Feb 2018 at Yogawest


Taught by First Aid Facts, this day is designed to equip you with the knowledge and certification you need to administer first aid in an exercise/yoga class setting. Aimed at yoga teachers, this is also suitable for anyone teaching mat-based classes, or anyone who’d like to get a first aid certificate.

The qualification is Emergency First Aid at Work Basic HSE requirement and your certificate is valid for 3 years.

Read more here

Family Class – Feb 12


Family Class Dec 17

We love teaching multi-generational classes, and children enjoy sharing activities with their parents. This is a 45-minute class for the whole family, a chance to stretch, experiment and have some fun.

To Book email us (or call 0117 924 3330) to book and pay for your places:

Read more here


Turkey Holidays in 2018

Two Turkey Holidays in 2018!

Diana and Indira are returning to the wonderful Onuncu Koy hotel in Adrasan, Turkey for two holidays for Heliotrope in 2018.

This is the 6th year of teaching here and each time we go, students insist we re-book the slot for next year. Adrasan is an astonishingly beautiful, largely unspoilt area of Turkey, offering a stunning location, warm and welcoming small hotel, lovely walks and views.

If you haven’t yet been on a Heliotrope yoga holiday, we can’t recommend them enough: the week is beautifully constructed with 2 yoga classes a day, a gorgeous brunch with time to enjoy the beach and locality in the afternoons.


1. May 27–June 3 2018 HALF TERM!
Many teachers and term-bound parents have asked us to offer a half term holiday, so here it is! Turkey is a gorgeous place to be at the end of May: the wild flowers abound and summer is just starting.


2. September 16–23 2018 – WOMEN’s WEEK!
Following an ‘accidental’ women week last September, many participants wanted to do it all again this year, and to keep it as a women’s week. This is a general yoga week, not particularly focusing on women’s issues, but providing a female space in which to practise together.


See photos from previous Turkey holidays: 

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Christmas Timetable 2017

Opening Times over the Festive Season

Cxmastreepose-150x150lasses are running every day throughout the holiday period at Yogawest, except on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Download the Christmas 2017 reduced timetable here

The Full Yogawest timetable resumes on Tuesday 2nd January 2017.
Termtime classes start up again on 3rd January – check your start dates here.
Course start dates are listed on their webpage:
gentle; pregnancy; postnatal; foundation; early morning; children; teenagers; young adults

Which classes are running?

Many of our usual classes are still running over the festive period, but as teachers are fewer on the ground, some classes are not on. To make things simpler, and to include everyone in our plans, some classes are billed as general level – this means that ALL are welcome, whatever your experience or ability and the teacher will adapt the class accordingly.

Lizzie’s popular 2-hour class on Thursday morning is open to all levels of students and although it’s usually a ladies class, men are welcome and encouraged during the reduced timetable period. It is taught at intermediate level, but beginners are very welcome to come and see what an intermediate class involves – Lizzie/Diana will look after you!

Who is teaching?

Some of our usual teachers are taking a well-earned break over Christmas, and recharging their batteries for the New Year. Most classes are being taught by Yogawest teachers, and they are joined by Melroy Mukwaya who covers classes for us when she can.

Timetable for your fridge

Download the 2017 Christmas timetable here or pick up a copy at reception.

Practice Leaflets for Charity

Practice Sequences

Sam_charityleaflets2_734Sam Xenofou is offering a set of beautifully produced practice sequences for sale at Yogawest. These have been printed in conjunction with her Iyengar-teacher colleague from Athens Katerina Pylava. Donations are being collected for Doctors Without Borders, an organisation working with refugees in her home country of Greece.

The sequences presented in the leaflets are based on the Iyengar system and they are structured in such a way that each asana prepares the body for the next one, with each sequence being beneficial for the nervous system.

The leaflets are on display at Yogawest with a donation box nearby. Sam requests a minimum donation of £5.00 per leaflet.

Money collected from the practice leaflets will support refugees who arrive in Greece having fled their countries in the Middle East and Africa. The contribution to the Doctors Without Borders organisation will help towards this worthy cause.

Sam and Katerina feel very passionate about the cause and are very grateful for your support.

If you don’t live in Bristol and would like to order a set of the sequences (4 in total) for £25, email us to find out how to order.



Half term classes at Yogawest

October 2017 Half Term

halftermimageHalf term runs from Saturday October 21st–Sunday October 29th. Most classes are running as usual, termtime classes and courses are not on.

See the full schedule below, download the pdf here and check your favourite class details on the online timetable.

Half Term October 2017



Lunchtime Yoga Class


New Lunchtime Class Mondays 12.30 – 13.30


Lucy is taking a new Lunchtime class at Yogawest, this one hour class is open to all, drop in, or a stamp on your yoga card, all levels are welcome.