Monthly Archives: October 2012

Events Special

We have some great events in the calendar at Yogawest this Autumn and Winter. Coming to a workshop is an opportunity to focus on and deepen your yoga practice and is a good way to prepare your body and mind for the changing seasons. The next Yoga Day is on November 10th with the wonderful Cathy Rogers Evans, newly back in the UK after 30 years of living and teaching in the States. Cathy welcomes all levels and abilities and is keen to encourage students who haven’t yet tried a yoga day to come to work alongside the more experienced practitioners. Gerry & Lynda teach a Winter Intensive at Yogawest between Christmas and New Year, and Margaret Austin comes to us at the end of January.

We are open at Half Term!

All classes are running as usual at half term, except:

Thursday Nov 1st
Instead of 2 morning classes there will be one general class at 10-11.30: all welcome, and instead of 2 evening classes there will be one general class at 6.15: all welcome.

Pranayama Course Nov 14th

New course starts November 14th, Wednesdays 8-9.15pm

Introducing and deepening breathing techniques of Pranayama.

Each class will include preparatory techniques in supine position as well as seated Pranayama.

Over the course of six weeks main focus will be on Ujjayi Pranayama I – X and Viloma Pranayama I – VI as appears in Light on Pranayama, although other techniques will also be introduced.

Each class will start with Sanskrit Mantra Chanting led by Chaitanya Ray.

This course is suitable for newcomers to pranayama, or those with some experience who would like to learn more.

6-week course taught by Andrea.

Cost: £51

Download booking form here

NB 6 enrolled students required to run the course.

What is Pranayama?

B.K.S. Iyengar says, “Pranayama is a conscious prolongation of inhalation, retention and exhalation.”
Prana is often describes as the energy of the universe. This energy is the creator, sustainer, and destroyer, and because it permeates everything in the universe it is considered the breath of life. In a pranayama class you learn to access prana, and increase its flow in the body, through various breathing practices.

Pranayama practices manipulate the breath in various ways: extending or shortening the lengths of inhalation and exhalation, suspending the breath, or breathing in other crafted ways. The effects of these practices on the body and mind can be profound, shifting the mood and energy in the body noticeably.

Julie Hodges at Yogawest

Nov 30th

By popular demand Julie Hodges returns to teach for at Yogawest at the end of November. Julie is a very popular Senior teacher from London who runs her own Iyengar centre in Putney. The last time she was here, students talked about it for weeks afterwards!

Julie will teach the experienced class on Friday Nov 30th (single class £15 or 1 stamp on a 2-hour Yogacard).


Lynda Purvis 6-week course

Starts October 17th

This is a six week intensive course for students who want to deepen their knowledge and practice of yoga.  Students should be well established in intermediate or general level classes, be able to balance in sirsasana and sarvangasana and have completed at least a couple of years of Iyengar yoga practice.

Each session will focus on a themed group of asanas in order to establish the links between the foundation sequences  and more challenging asanas.

Cost £126 for the course,
or attend 4 out of the 6 for £90,
or single class cost £25.

Download booking form here

This course needs a minimum of 8 students.