Bobby Clennell May 5–7, 2017

We welcome the wonderful Bobby Clennell back to Yogawest on May 5-7th, 2017

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We are delighted to welcome back author, illustrator and Senior teacher Bobby Clennell, back to Yogawest to teach a three day workshop.

Bobby was last at Yogawest in 2015 and many of you have been asking when she’s coming back!

Friday morning is for experienced students and teachers, Friday afternoon a special ropes workshop, and the weekend is suitable for all.

Friday May 5th

Morning Session: Working towards Dropbacks
Learn a step-by-step approach to practising dropbacks. After preparing the body using props and ropes, we will begin by dropping back to the wall from standing and progress to dropping back from Sirsasana.

Level Experienced students and teachers**
Cost £30

** Students should be able to practice free-standing Sirsasana and push up from the floor into Urdhva Dhanurasana.

Afternoon Session: Working with Wall Ropes
Working with wall ropes will help you perfect your alignment, increase your length and improve mobility in the joints as the body is allowed to move beyond the range of its everyday motions.

Level Not suitable for complete beginners, but anyone with at least one year experience will be taken care of.
Time 2–5
Cost £40*

* places limited

Saturday May 6th and
Sunday May 7th

According to yogic principles, everything in the universe, including our body, is made up of five subtle elements: earth, water, fire, air and ether (space).
Our own beings also comprise five “sheaths” or koshas; Annamaya Kosha, Pranamaya Kosha, Manomaya Kosha, Vignanomaya Kosha and Anandamaya Kosha. In these two days, through a variety of asana and pranayama, we will explore and bring into balance our own unique expression of these forces. We will also learn where the koshas and elements meet and how these intersections inform our practice.

You can come to one or both days.

Level All levels welcome.
 Saturday 11.30–5.30, Sunday 9.30–3.30
Cost £60 per day*

* Early Bird Discount

Early bird discount £5 off total cost of booking if paid before March 31st

Special Offer for all three days

Book all three days with Bobby for £150. Places for this are limited and must be booked and paid for before March 31st.

Concessions A limited number of concession places are available on a ‘fair-play’ basis, reserved for those who couldn’t afford to come otherwise: email Jon to request.


Download the booking form here as in PDF or WORD format.

Bobby Clennell

Bobby has been a direct student of B.K.S. Iyengar and Geeta Iyengar for over 40 years and is a senior teacher at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York. She is the author and illustrator of two books, The Woman’s Yoga Book and Watch Me Do Yoga. Bobby’s teaching style is strong, energetic, precise and kind.

Bobby is also the creator of “Yoga Yantra”, a short animated film, based on the movements of B.K.S. Iyengar during his own yoga practice. For more information:

See photos from Bobby’s 2013 workshop at Yogawest here and Bobby’s 2015 workshop at Yogawest here

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.
We also have a list of generous Yogawest students who open their spare rooms to visiting yogis for a low cost – ask us for the list once you’ve booked your place.

Find out more about getting to Yogawest here