Meet Harry

Meet Harry!

SONY DSCHarry is a newcomer to Yogawest and started attending the Gentle class on a Monday Afternoon. He is the perfect example of how Iyengar yoga is suitable for all ages and abilities and there’s no such thing as too old: at 96, Harry is still agile and remarkably fit. Many thanks to Jess and Melroy for making him so welcome in class.

Class cancellations Apr 5–9

Workshop running at Yogawest April 5–9

!! Some classes are NOT running !!

flower2-Sheila-Haswell-Iyengar-Yoga-Shala-High-Wycombe-300x277Because of a major event at Yogawest from Wednesday evening to Sunday morning, a couple of classes are NOT running during this time, and most other classes will be held in Studio 2, so do check the arrangements for your class below, refer to the online timetable which is updated every week and come early to get your place for busy classes!

Classes running are listed below, those not running are showed crossed out!

Wednesday April 5
All morning classes running as normal: 7am Early Morning, 9.15 Beginners, 10.00 General, 11.45 General, 18.00 Pregnancy, 18.15 Intermediate, 19.30 General
Thursday April 6
9.30 General, 10am Womens, 11.00 Beginners, 4.30 Teens, 17.00 General, 18.15 Beginners, 19.00 General
Friday April 7
9.30 General, 10am Experienced, 12.15 General, 18.00 General
Saturday April 8
9.15 Intermediate, 9.30 Beginners; 11.00 General
Sunday April 9
All classes on as usual: 10.00 General, 11.45 Intermediate, 18.00 General

Easter Weekend classes

Most classes are running as usual on Easter weekend, read the details here

Easter Classes 2017

Classes over Easter

EASTER_DUCKS_4130_lrYogawest is open every day during Easter weekend; there are a couple of classes not running, so do check the arrangements for your class below and refer to the online timetable which is updated every week.


Friday April 14 (Good Friday)
Most classes as normal: 9.30 Beginners; 10.00 Experienced; 12.15 General; 14.30pm Afternoon workshop; 18.00 Restorative
Saturday April 15
All classes as normal: 9.15 Intermediate; 9.30 Beginners, 11.00 General
Sunday April 16 (Easter Sunday)
Morning classes as usual: 10.00 General; 11.45 Intermediate; 18.00 General
Monday April 17 (Bank holiday)
9.30 Beginners; 10.00 General; 18.00 Intermediate; 18.45 Beginners;  20.15 General; 20.15 Dynamic

Our termtime-only classes and courses take a break from April 10 til April 21. Check the termtime dates here

Course Start Dates

Courses at Yogawest in 2017

The following classes run as courses and must be pre-booked: 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.

Pregnancy 12.30pm; course runs Apr 24–May 22 (no class on May 1)
Postnatal 13.45pm; course runs Apr 24–May 22 (no class on May 1)
Gentle 2pm; course runs Apr 24–May 22 (no class on May 1)
Teenagers 4.30pm; course runs Apr 24–May 22 (no class on May 1)
Young Adults 5.30pm; course runs Apr 24–May 22 (no class on May 1)

Baby Massage 10.30am; course runs Apr 25–May 23
Children’s yoga 4pm and 4.45pm; course runs Apr 25–May 23
Foundation 6pm; course runs Apr 25–May 23

Teenagers, 4.30pm; course runs Apr 27–May 25
Foundation, 8pm; course runs Apr 27–May 25

Easter Weekend Workshop at Yogawest

Easter Weekend at Yogawest, April 14–16th

edgarlydia_3925We are delighted to announce that Edgar Stringer and Lydia Holmes are teaching on all 3 days of the Easter Weekend: Edgar on Friday (10am and 12.15 classes plus the afternoon workshop), Lydia on Saturday (9.15am and 11am classes) and Sunday (10am and 11.45 classes). We expect some students will come to all six classes plus the Afternoon workshop and Edgar and Lydia will plan their classes accordingly – it’ll be like a mini yoga holiday with plenty of time to enjoy the joys of the Gloucester Road along the way!
The classes are drop-in and cost the usual class fee, appropriate Yogacards are valid. The afternoon workshop costs £30 and is bookable here.


About Edgar and Lydia

SONY DSCLydia and Edgar have both been learning Iyengar Yoga since 1991 and are Intermediate Senior Level 3 Teachers. Both have been frequent visitors to the Iyengar’s Institute in Pune. They are Assessors for the IY UK and are currently ‘shadowing’ Sheila Haswell on her teacher training programme at Yogawest.

Coming to Bristol

YOGAWEST_059Many people travel from far and wide to come to to workshops at Yogawest, and it’s remarkably easy to get here from:

Wales just across the bridge!
Somerset, Devon and Cornwall just up the road
London 90 mins from Paddington
Scotland, Newcastle, Amsterdam, Malaga, Rome, Marseilles, France, Spain, Italy and rest of Europe (Easyjet and Ryanair to Bristol Airport)

There are some brilliant and low cost AirBnbs really close to us.
Find out more about getting to Yogawest here

Improvers Class

Next Improvers class on 19 March 3.30 to 5.30pm with Luke.

yogawest_luke_0616An opportunity to build the understanding you’ll need to feel confident in an intermediate class.


Have you been coming to beginner or general classes for ages but are worried about what an intermediate class might entail?


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Baby Massage Course

Baby Massage Course starts Feb 28thbaby_mass_group_crop


Baby massage is a lovely way to bond with your baby. It is a time of intimacy, loving touch and relaxation by which you can grow the range of ways of being and communicating together. Babies and children learn first through touch. This is why massage is so connecting. Through massage they learn to recognise, share and enjoy healthy loving touch.

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Early Morning Class

earlymorningyogaThe early Morning course returns on March 1st


A one hour general level class (suitable for all) taught by Jess Wallwork.

Designed to help you start your working day well, this class currently runs between March and October, taking advantage of the lighter mornings.

March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Apr 5. (6 weeks) £48

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Family Class – Feb 12


Family Class Feb 12

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


Teacher Training Course 2017–19 Intake Selection Day

Iyengar Teacher Training Course at Yogawest

Course Intake July 2017 – June 2019

This two-year course is designed to prepare you for the assessment to become an Iyengar yoga teacher. To qualify for this course you must have a minimum of 3 years regular Iyengar practice.

Applications to be made in March 2017 with a Selection Day on March 25th. If you can’t make this day it may be possible to make alternative arrangements.

The course starts in July 2017.

Sheila HaswellThis course is led by Sheila Haswell, a Senior teacher with many years of experience of training Iyengar teachers. Sheila kindly comes to us from her studio in High Wycombe to train teachers in Bristol. Sheila is supported by Lydia Holmes and Edgar Stringer who regularly teach at Yogawest and once they’ve finished their training will take over teaching this course at Yogawest.

Likely Training Dates

Training dates are listed here

Selection Day March 25th

Times 9am til 11.30am followed by a chance to join the current years students for an insight into how training works.

Cost £45

Find Out More

Read more details about training and find the application forms here.