Monthly Archives: February 2013

Turkey Yoga Holiday 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 fantastic 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

Spring Sale in our Yoga Shop!

Inspired by the recent sunny days and the Spring boldly coming to the Yogawest garden we now have yoga accessories on sale.

The items on sale are:
Eyebags  £6 now £5
Blocks   £5.5 now £4
Belts  £7  now £6
Blankets £20/£23 now £18
Puna Shorts £12  now £5
Embroided Yogawest T-shirts £15 now £10

José María Vigar will teach a workshop in June!

José María Vigar is the founder and director of Sadhana de Yoga Iyengar®, a Yoga School located in Málaga, Spain devoted to the ethical and spiritual development of the human being, committed to the teaching and spreading of Yoga as conceived by Yogacharya Sri B.K.S. Iyengar.

José María became a Yoga practitioner in his adolescence. A graduate from the Universidad de Málaga with a degree in Biology, he is a certified Senior Teacher. He has been his disciple since 1990 and visits the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune (India) every year, in order to improve his training.

Faithful to his Master’s teachings, José María Vigar imparts seminars all over the globe. His classes incorporate the philosophical principles, extracted from the Sanskrit Classical Treatises on Yoga, together with the learning of the art and the science of asana (postures) and pranayama (breathing control), which pose a self-discipline challenge both physical and mental.

As a Teachers Trainer, José María conducts Teachers Training Courses to attain the Iyengar Yoga Certificate in several of its levels, both nationally and internationally.

Workshop timings:

Saturday, Jun 22, 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm
Sunday, Jun 23, 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm

Open to all levels and practitioners, we recommend a minimum of 6 months experience. The weekend will progress in difficulty.

Cost: Two Day Workshop: £110 or £95 with Early Bird discount (booked before 22nd April 2013)
Saturday or Sunday only: £55
Single workshops: £30
AIYI members receive additional £5 discount off the price of the whole workshop: £90 Early Bird or £105 if booked after 22nd April.

Booking form can be downloaded here.

Yogawest is a North Bristol Food Bank collection point

In conjunction with Bishopston Matters we are a collection point in Gloucester Road for you to donate food for local people in need. We are collecting non-perishable food during Lent – February 13th to March 30th under the campaign ‘Don’t Give Up – Give!’

There is a donation box in the hallway, where you can place your food donation. We also have shopping lists and leaflets with additional information. A shopping list of needed items is also available to download here.

North Bristol Food Bank is a local charity collecting donations of non-perishable foods and distributing them (via referrals and a voucher system) to families in crisis in the North Bristol area.  The whole project is run by local volunteers.  As well as handing out food they signpost people to seek help and advice linking with debt, health, training, parenting etc.  People that receive the help come from all walks of life and are often shocked and ashamed to find themselves in a position where they are receiving hand-outs of food.

For more information you can visit the North Bristol Food Bank website here:

Feedback card prize draw!

We have been here for over a year now and we would like to hear from you!

We have prepared feedback forms for you to tell us what you like about Yogawest and what you would like us to improve! We are looking forward to hearing from you about any changes you would like to see in the centre or in the timetable. Is there a yoga class you would like us to run?

We would also like to hear from you about your favourite teachers. Can you give them a testimonial that we could include on our website?

There are feedback cards waiting at the reception, please ask for one and then return it to the reception. Alternatively you can drop us an email at

Among all the students filling the feedback form we will draw PRIZES! We have three Yogacards-6 and 20 Yogawest mugs to give away to the lucky winners! The prize draw will take place on March 24th and we will contact the winners by email.