Easter weekend classes at Yogawest

Classes March 30th–April 2nd

While the schools are on holiday, the termtime classes and courses at Yogawest take a break, but other classes run as usual.

Over the Easter weekend, March 30th–April 2nd, there is a slightly reduced timetable, however there are classes on every day.

See the list of Easter weekend classes below and as usual check your favourite class details on the online timetable.

Classes running

Friday March 30th, Good Friday
9.30–11           General             Joanna
10–12              Experienced      Edgar
12.15–13.45    General             Edgar
18.00–19.30    Restorative        Lizzie

Saturday March 31st
9.15–10.45      Intermediate     Lizzie
9.30–10.45      Beginners         Joanna
11–12.30         General             Zoe R

Sunday April 1st
10–11.30         General             Lydia
11.45–13.15    Intermediate     Lydia
18.00–19.30    General             Zöe R

Monday April 2nd
10–11.30         General             Melroy
18.00–19.30    Intermediate     Annemarie
19.45–21.15    General             George

Pregnancy Yoga at Yogawest

yogawest-banner5New Course Dates for Pregnancy and Postnatal Classes


Pregnancy Class Dates April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22
Read more here

Postnatal Class Date and New times 12.30 – 1.30 Tuesdays
Dates April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22
Read more here


Yoga is a beneficial and enjoyable activity to do when pregnant. It prepares your body and mind for birth, keeps you moving and is a lovely way to meet other Mums-to-be in the area. Midwives and Doulas recognise the benefits of regular yoga when pregnant and we are always delighted when they come to class themselves.

Out of termtime you may be able to attend regular classes at Yogawest, but this is at the discretion of the class teacher, and if you are not already practicing yoga will be after 13 weeks and assumes there are no medical complications:

Coming to Regular Classes When Pregnant

Students can usually continue attending their usual class(es) once they become pregnant, but it’s important that the teacher is aware (email us so we can let the teacher know you are coming, or arrive 15 mins before class). You may prefer to wait until 13 weeks when you can join the pregnancy class which is suitable for existing practitioners and complete beginners. During weeks 10-13 of the pregnancy you can’t come to regular classes but, if you are an existing Iyengar practitioner, you may be able to come to the restorative class on a Friday evening with advance permission (email us to check, confirming you have no complications). NB: we do not accept new pregnant students to regular classes until after 13 weeks, and then it is with permission of the class teacher.

Early Morning Class

earlymorningyogaThe early Morning course On Tuesday Mornings


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

Designed to help you start your working day well, this course is now running year-round.

Starts Sept 5 for seven weeks
Dates April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22
Cost £56 for 7 weeks
Drop in £12

read more

Baby Massage Course Dates

baby massage

New Baby Massage Dates


Times Tuesday afternoons, 14.00 – 15.00

Course Dates April 17, 24, May 1, May 8, 15, 22

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.

Read more here

Updated Timetable starts April 3rd

Yogawest occasionally updates the class timetable, and this update, starting from Tuesday April 3rd has only minor changes in it for the summer term.

The printed version will be available at Yogawest before the Easter weekend, but you can download the pdf here


Lucy’s lunchtime class is discontinued
Zöe Hope’s 6.15 and 7.45pm classes become termtime

Jess’ postnatal and Jocasta’s baby massage have new start times

The self practice session is discontinued
The 5pm beginners class will change to 5.45pm start time with Joanna from Apr 13th and become termtime.

Join your local Iyengar institute!

A message from Edgar Stringer, Chair of AIYI

I’m writing to you on behalf of the Avon Iyengar Yoga Institute with a request for your support.
Are you aware that for just £20 you can become a member of the AIYI (your local Iyengar Institute), and your membership will include 2 magazines a year from the national association IY (UK) and a members discount to AIYI events.

This is a good time to join (the year starts on 1st April) and it’s a straightforward process on the IY(UK) website link below. New members: just select AIYI as your regional institute and you will join both automatically.


Here’s a link to the AIYI website.

Please also consider joining the AIYI committee.  It is not an onerous task there are just 3 or 4 meetings a year. We really value non-teacher members as well as teachers.

Next Meeting 11th March 2018

Our (AIYI) next meeting is on Sunday 11th March at Yogawest at 6pm which should last for about an hour.
We would love to see you there, and to hear any ideas you might have to help us to continue to promote and develop Iyengar Yoga in our area.
Please let Edgar know if you’re interested in getting involved.Many thanks,
Edgar Stringer (AIYI Chair)

Weather Impact on Classes (March 2nd & 3rd)

The heating is on 24/7 and classes are running!

This page last updated at 5.30pm on March 2nd 2018

STOP PRESS: all weekend classes running as per online timetable.

Yogawest is currently fully open, with all classes running as per the online timetable, which is where we will post any updates: check the comments box next to your class for latest info, or call us to check on 0117 924 3330.

The heating is on permanently and so far the studios are coping well with the cold snap, but you may want to wear an extra layer and a pair of grippy socks in class!

And because Denmark Place is unlikely to be gritted, please be careful on your way in.

Teacher Training this weekend

The training weekend (March 2–4) is going ahead. Some participants have already travelled from afar, and many others are local (snow boots on!), so we are not cancelling it at this stage.

However, we would advise you to make your own decision as to whether it is sensible and safe to travel to us, and completely understand if you cannot make it.

We will email all trainees as soon as (and if) the situation changes.


Half term classes at Yogawest

February 2018 Half Term 12–16th Feb

halftermimageSchool half term runs from Monday February 12th–Friday February 16th. Most classes are running as usual at Yogawest, it’s just the termtime classes and courses that are not on.

See the list of classes below or download the pdf and check your favourite class details on the online timetable.

Half Term 12–16th February 2018

All weekend classes are running as usual.

Weekday classes are all running as per the full timetable:
courses and termtime classes are not on.

Monday 12th
10.00 – 11.30 General Janet
18.00 – 19.30 Intermediate Frances
18.15 – 19.30 Beginners Zoë H
19.45 – 21.15 General George
19.45 – 21.00 Dynamic Zoë H
Tuesday 13th
9.30 – 11.00 General Katy
18.15 – 19.45 General Jacob
19.15 – 20.30 Beginners Annemarie
20.00 – 21.30 Intermediate Jacob
Wednesday 14th
10.00 – 11.30 General Zoë H
11.45 – 13.15 General Lizzie
17.30 – 19.00 General Lydia
18.30 – 19.45 Beginners Naomi
19.15 – 20.45 Intermediate Lydia
Thursday 15th
10.00 – 12.00 Intermediate Lizzie
17.00 – 18.30 General Zoë H
18.15 – 19.30 Beginners Luke
18.45 – 20.15 General Lizzie
19.45 – 21.15 Intermediate Annemarie
Friday 16th
9.30 – 11.00 General Zoë H
10.00 – 12.00 Experienced Edgar
12.15 – 13.45 General Edgar
15.00 – 16.45 Self Practice Zoë R * check dates online
17.00 – 18.30 Beginners Zoë R
18.00 – 19.30 Restorative Lizzie



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



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.