Monthly Archives: December 2012

Guruji’s 94th Birthday Workshop

On 15 December 2012 we celebrated BKS Iyengar’s ninety fourth birthday with a workshop in his honour.

The class featured pose 94 from “The Light on Yoga” by BKS Iyengar: Parsva Halasana and was taught by Edgar Stringer

We are very happy to announce that all the proceeds from the workshop in the sum of £117.31 will be sent to the IY (UK) for the Bellur Fund – a charitable Trust formed by Mr Iyengar to support reform of the village of Bellur.

It was a lovely class and everyone did really well.

You can see all the photos from the workshop here.

Foundation courses starting Jan 7th and Jan 22nd

Do you know someone who wants to start yoga?

Next Foundation Courses
January 7th 6pm (Mondays) and January 22nd (Tuesdays) 8.15pm

We have two 5-week courses lined up for complete beginners or people wanting to revisit the basics. Each course is designed to introduce you to the fundamental poses and principles of yoga practice.

Cost: £39
Booking required, please download the booking forms below.

The booking form for the course starting January 7th is here.
The booking form for the course starting January 22nd is here.

Massage at Yogawest

Rupert Penny is an experienced Massage Therapist and Sports Masseur and a regular student at Yogawest (his favourite class is Bob’s!).

He holds regular clinics in the therapy room at Yogawest.

Contact him on 07801 278161 to book a session.

Margaret Austin at Yogawest Jan 26,27

Early Bird Discount expires Dec 24th!

We are taking bookings now for Margaret Austin’s workshop in January. There is an early bird discount if you book and pay for your place by December 24th.

Margaret Austin is a highly respected Senior teacher from the North East and is known for her amazing knowledge and warm, funny and inspired delivery.
A real treat!

If you haven’t yet been to a workshop with Margaret, then we highly recommend you come: this weekend is suitable for all abilities and practitioners including beginners. You can come for 1 or 2 days, the programme will get more intense throughout the weekend, so beginners and returners are advised to come to Saturday!

See full details here


Merry Christmas from Yogawest

Seasons greetings to all Yogawest students and friends. We wish you a peaceful holiday and a wonderful 2013.

Yogawest is open as usual this week. The last class before Christmas is the 10am Sunday general class on Dec 23rd. Although there are no timetabled classes from Dec 24th to Dec 29th there is of course the 3 day workshop on Dec 27, 28, 29th taught by Lynda Purvis and Gerry Chambers (places still available).

On Sunday Dec 30th the 10am general class is on: all welcome.
Yogawest is closed on Dec 31st and Jan 1st.

We re-open on Wednesday Jan 2nd with classes running as per the updated online timetable, (some classes are not on, so please check the online timetable for full information).

In January Tamara is in India to study with the Iyengars and Diana is taking a break from Yogawest for a few weeks to recharge her batteries. Their classes will run as usual and be covered by teachers from the Yogawest team.


Places available for Lynda&Gerry

Dec 27,28,29 Winter Workshop

There are some places available for the workshops between Christmas and New Year with Lynda and Gerry.

Workshop timings:
Thursday 27 December 1.00pm to 4.00pm
Friday 28 December 10am to 3.00pm
Saturday 29 December 10.00am to 1.00pm

Read full details here


Yoga Holiday in Turkey, May 5th-12th

with Indira Lopez-Bassols & Diana Penny

5th – 12th May 2013

Heliotrope Holidays invite you to experience Mediterranean Turkey at its most beautiful and unspoilt. Indira and Diana will bring their passion for yoga, knowledge and humour to a week that promises to offer a fanatstic yoga experience from these two young and devoted teachers.

The peaceful, mountainous setting and rejuvenating yoga will make this a holiday that you’ll be reluctant to leave. The historic, picturesque beach of Olympos is nearby.

For £440 per person Heliotrope provide a package including accommodation, all yoga classes, use of the pool and traditional Turkish Bath, and brunch and supper consisting of delicious, Turkish, vegetarian food.

“This was the best yoga holiday I have had with just the right amount of yoga balanced with good food, good company and a wonderful setting. I feel totally relaxed and rejuvenated and will certainly come back next year.”
– Polly, Essex

For more information and to book your place please visit
or email
tel: +90 216 334 6991