Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Perfume Lab

DSC05350 We have been developing our own range of Yogawest scents, including bath oils, room sprays and oil burner fragrances. Our ‘Relax’ and ‘Energise’ studio oil burner fragrances, which we know you love, will be available to buy as part of this range.


Christmas Gift Ideas

We are offering Yogacards as Christmas presents this year. If you buy a Yogacard -6 for someone who has never been to Yogawest before as a Christmas present we will give you a 10% discount off the price of the card.

And we have some extra stocking fillers in the Yogawest shop, such as scented candles and hanging decorations. Full details in the next newsletter and keep an eye out in the shop.


We’ve decided!


Thai Massage Workshop Dec 1st

with Lisette Hoffmans

m3This short introductory workshop is for those who want to discover more about this ancient eastern massage, learn some Thai massage techniques, and have fun!

Thai massage is ideal for yoga practitioners, and the knowledge gained will enhance your yoga practice. The workshop is highly practical; you will be working in pairs to practice and learn massage techniques: you can bring your own partner or work with a new friend on the day.

The workshop is taught by Lisette Hoffmans, who studied Thai massage in Thailand for over four months (see her website for more information).


Date: Sunday December 1st

Time: 1.45 – 4.30
Tea will be served after the workshop

Cost: £30 per place
£25 early bird price if booked before Nov 23
£55 for two places
£45 early bird price if booked before Nov 23

Please wear loose fitting comfortable clothes, preferably layers, and bring a pen and paper to take notes. This workshop is not suitable for pregnant women.

Following feedback from recent workshops, Lisette has offered to provide a few one on one sessions the day before for those who would like a bit of advance knowledge about the technique, which might increase your confidence. Available at Yogawest on Saturday November 30 from 1.45 pm, these 20 minute sessions are only £10 on top of the workshop fee. Book these directly with Lisette on 078 31 95 30 57.

Booking form – YW_ThaiMassageDec1_bookingform

Autumn Yoga Day Saturday Nov 16th

Bookings are now open for our Autumn workshop

with Lizzie Biggin & Karen Dunne


Karen and Lizzie are both Junior Intermediate 3 level, and have trained together over the years.  They taught at the Yogathon day for Womankind and thoroughly enjoyed teaching alongside each other. Both have attended the Institute in Pune, India, and been taught by the Iyengar family.

This day is for those who want to have some fun, work hard, and challenge themselves with a few new poses, and get to know the equipment better.
Come along and enjoy the fun and the challenge!

Level: For those who have been practicing for at least 6 months, and can do  salamba sarvangasana (shoulderstand).

Timing: 10 til 4.30. Tea will be served at a mid-session break.

Cost: £50, or
Early Bird £45 if booked and paid for before Oct 31st.

Download booking form here

Lizzie and Karen teaching at the Yogathon


Spread the Joy

spread-the-wordOne of the best ways of people finding Yogawest is through reviews on the internet. We looked recently and found there are only 2 reviews of us out there, and we’d really love it if you could find 5 minutes to add one of your own.

To say thank you we’ll give you a voucher for £5 off your next purchase at Yogawest. Simply email us telling us where to find the review and we will reply with your gift voucher.

Review us on:
Trip Advisor – review here
Yelp – review here
or Google Maps – review here 

Let people know what you think about the teaching, atmosphere and facilities or anything you think would be helpful to know as a first timer. Happy reviewing!

Luke Hutchison joins Yogawest

SONY DSCWe are pleased to welcome Luke Hutchison to Yogawest. Luke is teaching the beginners class on Thursday evenings from 18:15-19:30 and foundation courses (see timetable for start dates) from 20:00-21:00.

In-house Sports Masseur

Rupert-sportsmasseur5180Did you know we have an in-house sports masseur in the therapy room at Yogawest? Rupert is usually here on Thursdays or by appointment at other times. Why not treat yourself to a session?

Contact Rupert on 07801 278161 to book a session.

A Great Open Day

Yogawest-shoes-5066Thank you to everyone who joined us on the open day which was part of the Bristol Yoga Trail. We hope you had as much fun as we did. Don’t worry if you missed out, the good news is we are doing it all again next year. If you had a great time this year or want to join in next time make sure you put the 13th September 2014 in your diary. There will be cake.


See the full photo gallery here: 


Half Term Oct 28-Nov 3

halftermimageDuring half term we will be running a slightly reduced timetable: check the online timetable that week for full details.

The following classes will not run:

Wednesday Oct 30, 7.30 am
Wednesday Oct 30, 9.15 am (come to the 10am class instead)
Thursday Oct 31, 9.30 am (you are warmly invited to the 10am class instead which is for all levels and all sexes for this week only!)
Sunday Nov 3, 11.45am (come to the Firooza Ali workshop at Yogawest instead!)

All other classes are scheduled to run as usual, but as usual, do check your class online before you come for any last minute changes.