Half term classes at Yogawest

May 2017 Half Term

Half term runs from May 27th –June 4th. Most classes are running as usual, termtime classes and courses are not on, and, because of the bank holiday and the Iyengar Yoga convention in Birmingham there are a couple of extra cancellations during the week.

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

Saturday 27 May
9.15 – 10.45 Intermediate Running
9.30 – 10.45 Beginners Cancelled
11.00 – 12.30 General Running
Sunday 28 May
10 – 11.30 General Running
  11.45 – 13.15 Intermediate Running
18.00 – 19.30 General Cancelled
Monday 29 May (Bank Holiday)
10.00 – 11.30 General Running
  18.00 – 20.00 Intermediate Running
18.45 – 20.00 Beginners Cancelled
20.15 -21.45 General Running
20.15 -21.30 Dynamic Cancelled
Tuesday 30 May
9.30 – 11.00 General Running
  18.15 – 19.45 General Running
  19.15 – 20.30 Beginners Running
  20.00 – 21.30 Intermediate Running
Wednesday 31 May
10.00 – 11.30 General Running
  11.45 – 13.15 General Running
18.00 – 19.25 Pregnancy Cancelled
18.15 – 19.45 Intermediate Running
  19.30 – 21.00 General Running
Thursday 1 June
10.00 – 12.00 Intermediate Running
  17.00 – 18.30 General Running
  18.15 – 19.45 Beginners Running
  19.00 – 20.30 General Running
Friday 2 June
9.30 – 11.00 Beginners Running
  10.00 – 12.00 Experienced Running
  12.15 – 13.45 General Running
  18.00 – 19.30 Restorative Running
Saturday 3 June
9.15 – 10.45 Intermediate Running
  9.30 – 10.45 Beginners Running
  11.00 – 12.30 General Running
Sunday 4 June
10 – 11.30 General Running
  11.45 – 13.15 Intermediate Running
  18.00 – 19.30 General Running
Monday 5 June back to normal; all classes running and courses re-start.


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 Jun 5–Jul 17
Postnatal 13.45pm; course runs Jun 5–Jul 17
Gentle 2pm; course runs Jun 5–Jul 17
Teenagers 4.30pm; course runs Jun 5–Jul 17
Young Adults 5.30pm; course runs Jun 5–Jul 17

Baby Massage 10.30am; course runs Jun 6–Jul 18 (no class 27/6)
Children’s yoga 4pm and 4.45pm; course runs Jun 6–Jul 18
Foundation 6pm; course runs Jun 6–Jul 4

Early Morning 7am; course runs Jun 7–Jul 19

Teenagers 4.30pm; course runs Jun 8–Jul 20
Foundation 8pm; course runs Jun 22–Jul 20


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

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