Monthly Archives: November 2013

Sam’s trip to Pune

Sam Xenofou, a Yogawest student of many years, and a newly qualified Iyengar teacher (to be teaching at Yogawest from December!) has spent November in Pune studying with the Iyengar family. She emailed us some photos and said:

Just taking a moment in early morning class today. Observing young ones who can flex , older ones who can balance, others who can do it all , but as Prashantji said ” yoga is not a work – out is a work – in and postures are like a blackboard … We don’t study the blackboard but rather what’s written on it. So be more Yog rather than Yogaa …’s all beyond the physical….. Now that’s why I came here …. We have great physical teachers in the West but please let’s not forget what yoga really is about.

I will let you find the difference between Yog and Yoga ……………. Namaste.

See Sam’s photos here:

and come to class with her on Saturdays at 11.30 in December.

Movember 2014

mikesmovembermoustacheCROPHave you noticed Mike’s rather wonderful moustache growing throughout November?

He’s in practice for next year’s Movember for which we will be inviting Yogawest men to join us to raise money for men’s charities. We’ll also have some great ideas and suggestions so women can join in too!

Well done to those of you who have been involved this year. We cannot wait to join in next time.

Reduced timetable at Christmas

xmastreepose-150x150During the Christmas period we will be closed for one week. The last classes before Christmas will run on Sunday the 22nd of December, 10am and 11.45am classes only (no evening class).

Yogawest will be closed from Monday 23rd December until Sunday 29th December.  A reduced timetable will be running on the 30th (morning 10.30 and evening 6.15) and 31st Dec (9.30 morning only), all welcome. Download info here: Xmas opening times 2013 and do check the online timetable before you come.

Yogawest will be closed on New Years Day and the full timetable will resume on January 2nd (although some term time classes may not yet have resumed).

Yoga Day Sunday Dec 8th

Prepare for Winter!

Turkey13_5556-IndiraA whole day of yoga can sound daunting: Indira and Diana plan to help you discover what a beneficial thing it is to do, whatever level your practice is. The day is designed to prepare your mind and body for the darker, colder weeks ahead. You can work at your own pace and gentler poses can be given at any point!

Diana and Indira teach yoga holidays together in Turkey and students say they enjoy the joint energy of their teaching, which combines sound yoga knowledge with a humorous and compassionate delivery.

Date:  December 8th
Time: 10–4.30 (Tea will be served during a midday break.)
Level: All levels from beginner to experienced students. (Complete beginners may be given alternative poses if necessary.)
Cost: £50

Download booking form here.

To read more about this day click here.

To see pictures and information about a recent yoga day taught by Lizzie and Karen click here.

Yogawest Products have Arrived

YW-products-on-shelfYou may have seen that we have been creating a range of products in our perfume lab at Yogawest. We are pleased to announce that the first batch of products are now on sale! You can buy our ‘Relax’ and ‘Energise’ oil burner fragrances, which we use in our studios, for £7.50 each and our ‘Refresh’ room spray for £8. These mixes all contain specially blended essential oils to help you to relax or invigorate yourselves and to refresh your surroundings.

We also have five pure essential oils on sale. You can choose between lavender, rosemary, bergamot, juniperberry and geranium.

And we have a selection of candles that are the perfect size for popping in Christmas stockings. The scents we have chosen are Geranium and Tea Tree, Rosemary and Thyme and if you want to get into the festive spirit Orange and Clove. Come and have a smell!

Lizzie & Karen Yoga Day photos

We had a brilliant Autumn day of yoga under the expert guidance of Lizzie Biggin and Karen Dunne on November 16th. Lizzie teaches weekly classes at Yogawest and Karen is a Yogawest friend and colleague from South London.

We were guided through hip openers, leg stretches, backbends, forward bends and a beautifully slow restorative end to the day.

It was great to welcome some newcomers to Yogawest and we hope you’ll come back before too long.

Here are some photos from the day.

Turkey holiday May 18th 2014

Diana and Indira taught a wonderful week of yoga in Antalya, Turkey in May 2013.
See photos: 

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By popular demand, they are teaching in Turkey again on May 18th-23rd 2014 – places are booking quickly!