Monthly Archives: March 2015

New Mats Please!

yogawest-newgreenmatsAfter much research, we have bought a lovely set of new forest green sticky mats for Studio 1.

These are the best mats for yoga on a wooden floor and provide a firm base on which to anchor our poses.

They do need some wearing in as they have a coating on them when they are new, so we ask that you do as many dog poses as you can for the next couple of weeks to bring them to their optimum performance!

You will also note they are thinner than the orange mats: this is better (no really!): you have more contact with the ground, which is better for balancing poses and for understanding how to work the base of poses better. There are plenty of mats, so if you do need cushioning for some asanas, you can always double them up.


New Classes after Easter

yogawest-banner16We have several new classes starting for the summer term and new dates are now published for existing courses.

Along with all the regular timetabled classes we have lots to get you ready for the up and coming summer.

New classes for Children

The children’s class are now split into 2 age ranges Key stage 1 (4-7s) and Key stage 2 (7-11s) both classes are Tuesday afternoon, devised and taught by Alex Kingston read more

Early Morning

For those who want to get going in the morning the Wed 7-8am resumes on April 15th. Book now for this course read more

Gentle Class

The slower paced gentle class starts again on at 2pm Monday April 13. Book now for this course here

Yoga for Teens

New course starts Monday April 13, booking details are here

Foundation Courses

Foundation courses start on Apr 23 with Luke and there’s a special offer if you book a second place read more

Family Class

Next class April 11 is confirmed and you can find out more here

Lizzie on a Wednesday

Lizzie has a general class on Wed 11.45 to 13.15 and we would love to see a few more faces, this is a drop in class.

Early Morning Class

teacher training image (Jess) lrEarly Morning Class returns

With spring now underway the early morning class resumes – Jess will be taking this session for those who want to get going in the morning.


April 15, 22, 29,  May 6, 13, 20


Wednesdays 7-8am


Course fee £49. Download booking form – here



There are a few changes to weekend classes at end of March and Easter.

Over the Easter weekend, all classes are on except for Sunday evening 6pm.

Always check the online timetable for weekly updates.

Read more here and download the Easter timetable.

Children’s Yoga Classes

Yogawest-teenager-4741We have made some changes to the children’s yoga classes. They are now split into 2 age groups Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. Find out more details here

Teacher Training Selection Day Apr 26

Sheila H full size Oct 2014Sheila Haswell will be taking the Teacher Training Selection Day on Apr 26.

To find out more about becoming a yoga teacher click here

José María Vigar offer

Don’t miss José María Vigar on March 28 and 29

General level – all welcome






The marvellous José María Vigar is coming to Yogawest next week, arriving on Friday 27th to teach a specialist day for experienced practitioners, and then teaching a general workshop over the weekend.

The weekend event is suitable for those of you with at least 6 months of experience and will be an unmissable 2 days. If you haven’t been to a workshop before, then this is a good one to try. It’s not like doing a day-long class: a workshop is an environment in which to explore particular yoga asanas more thoroughly, with plenty of rest time along the way. (And you could always just book Saturday if this is your first workshop.)

José will focus on the importance of the legs and pelvis in your practice and this exploration will improve your understanding of your own yoga. He will explore a range of asanas in order to broaden your knowledge of the correct actions within poses.

When José came last time in 2013 (see photos here) we had visitors to Yogawest from all over Europe and the weekend was brilliant. This time, we really want more of our own Yogawest students to be there: that’s the reason we’ve invited him!


OFFER: Buy one place, get a 2nd half price

As a special encouragement, we have launched a one-off promotion, valid for one week only. If you pay for your place before Tuesday 24 March you can bring a friend for half price.

Use the code JMV50 to use this offer.

To claim this special offer, book at reception with the offer code JMV50, or call us on 0117 924 3330 or email and pay for your place before 6pm on Tuesday 24 March 2015.

Read more about the weekend here

Foundation Course dates

yogawest_evening_006Dates are now available for the next round of Foundation Courses. Read more here

Tuesday April 14,  6pm
April 14, 21, 28, May 5, May 19

Thursday Apr 23, 8pm
April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21


Zakynthos holiday Oct 8

Yoga Holiday with Sam & Diana

Cost per person £595.00 including accommodation, food & all yoga classes

October 8–15 2015

ZakynthosAccommodation at boutique hotel Nobelos

Along the northeast coast of Zakynthos, close to the famous Blue Caves, we meet the picturesque little cove of Agios Nikolaos. It owes its name to the barren islet of Agios Nikolaos that lies offshore.

Hotel Nobelos is situated by the sea at the area Madrakia, just 300m from the Agios Nikolaos’ marina. The hotel is build completely from stone in the old Zakynthian architectural style and is a reminder of the traditional mansions of Zakynthos.

The price includes:

• Accommodation sharing a twin or double bedded room (subject to availability).We will allocate your room companion and try to match you and your roommate as best as possible. Please give us all the info required if you already have a partner you wish to share your room when filling our booking form on our website.

• Yoga classes 6 mornings in the week of 2 hrs yoga and 1½ hrs yoga class (often relaxation/pranayama) 4 late afternoons in the week.

• Breakfast (brunch) & dinner; all vegetarian locally sourced with a variety of food from a strictly Greek style buffet.

Yoga equipment including mats, props and our chosen enclosed quiet yoga space, with stunning views across the Ionian sea.

Read more on Xenoyoga website

Download pdf: ZakynthosYogaHolidayOct15

Teacher Training Selection Day

Sheila HaswellSheila Haswell is coming to Yogawest on Sunday April 26th to hold a selection session for those interested in training to be an Iyengar teacher.


April 26th

Email Jon to find out more.