Harry 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.
Easter Weekend at Yogawest, April 14–16th
We 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
Lydia 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
Many 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
Next Improvers class on 19 March 3.30 to 5.30pm with Luke.
An 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?
Baby Massage Course starts Feb 28th
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.
The 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
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
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.
This 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.
Find Out More
Read more details about training and find the application forms here.