Monthly Archives: May 2016

Early Morning Yoga

earlymorningyoga New Early Morning Class starts June 8 and runs for 7 weeks until the summer break (June 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20) all are welcome. Read more here


Boys need yoga!

New teenager class starts June 6th – boys encouraged!

SONY DSCWe’ve set up a new teenager yoga class for both teenage girls and boys. Our Monday teenager class is very girl-dominant and we hope more boys may come if there is a class with more boys in it.

Teenagers tend to get very stiff in their joints and muscles and due to various lifestyle habits (sport, gaming and of course school-stress), can find it difficult to undo tension and body stress. Regular yoga practice can help to teach and encourage greater body awareness, flexibility and focus.

Many sporting celebrities (Ryan Giggs for example) have used Iyengar yoga to support their career in Rugby, Football and Cricket to name but 3 sports.

This class runs on termtime Thursdays at 4.30 and is taught by Zoë.

SONY DSCPlease help us get this class off the ground – tell your teenagers!

Full class details


Half Term May 30–June 3


During half term (and bank holiday Monday) some classes don’t run, although most classes are running as normal. Check the online timetable that week for full details.

The following classes will not run:

Monday 18.00–20.00 (intermediate)
 Come to the 18.45 general class instead
Monday 20.15–21.45 (beginners) Come to the 18.45 general class instead

Plus termtime only classes are not on during half term – check the online timetable for details.

Please note the Friday morning 10-12 experienced class is running.

May newsletter

Yogawest Newsletter

yogawestnewsletterMay16Read the May 2016 Yogawest newsletter here.

Keep up to date with upcoming events at Yogawest by subscribing to our monthly newsletter where we publish news of teachers booked as soon as we know. If you’re not getting your newsletter and you use googlemail, please check your ‘social’ or ‘promotion’ folder which is where gmail likes to store them – you can change that in settings.


Getting to Yogawest

Coming to Bristol

YOGAWEST_059Many people travel from far and wide to come to to workshops and classes at Yogawest, and it’s remarkably easy to get here from:

Wales just across the bridge!
Somerset, Devon and Cornwall just up the road
London 90 mins from Paddington
Scotland, Newcastle, Amsterdam, Malaga, Rome, Marseilles, France, Spain, Italy and rest of Europe (Easyjet and Ryanair to Bristol Airport)

There are some brilliant and low cost AirBnbs really close to us.
We also have a list of generous Yogawest students who open their spare rooms to visiting yogis for a low cost – ask us for the list once you’ve booked your place.

Find out more about getting to Yogawest here

Yogawest Newsletter

yogawestnewsletterMay16Keep up to date with upcoming events at Yogawest by subscribing to our monthly newsletter where we publish news of teachers booked as soon as we know.
If you’re not getting your newsletter and you use googlemail, please check your ‘social’ or ‘promotion’ folder which is where gmail likes to store them – you can change that in settings.

Yoga for Alzheimer’s June 19

Sunday 19th June at 3:00pm

Venue: Colston Hall, Colston St, Bristol BS1 5AR

yoga-logo-full-colourEntry costs £15 (via online registration) per person and by asking friends and family for sponsorship, you can be part of the fightback.



What is Yoga for Alzheimer’s?

  • One to three hours of yoga led by experienced yoga teachers
  • Open to all – beginners or experts
  • Welcome participants of all levels and ages, including those living with dementia
  • No training is needed, everyone will be made to feel comfortable and can rest at any time during the events
  • All you need is to wear comfortable, loose clothing and have a bottle of water by your side
  • Take part as an individual or rally a group of friends, colleagues or family together to take part.

Find out more and book your place

New postnatal Yoga class

SONY DSCMondays 1.45–3pm

Postnatal yoga classes offer a nurturing space to heal and regain strength after birth.

Through the yoga practise reconnect with your body, enjoy a space to rest and re-energise; and the great bit is you can bring your baby so you don’t need a babysitter.

Read more here

Baby massage taster session

baby massageTuesday 24 May 10.30 – 11.30am

Taster session for the baby massage class with Jocasta

Find out more here


New Pregnancy Class

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Monday Lunchtimes 12.30–1.30

This new daytime class starts on May 16 and is taught by Dory Walker. Dory has taught yoga for many years, has a quiet and gentle manner and also practiced yoga throughout her pregnancy.

Dory says: “Besides preparing you physically for birth, antenatal yoga can provide a wonderful support mentally and emotionally for the transition into parenthood whether it is your first or fourth child. Taking time for yourself lays the foundation for giving your baby the best start to life.  Classes incorporate breath work, asanas, relaxation techniques and chanting.

Find out more here

Improvers class May 22


3.30 to 5.30 pm on Sunday May 22

Have you been coming to beginner or general classes for ages but are worried about what an intermediate class might entail?

Are you going to intermediate level classes but feel you are not understanding something?

Luke’s Improvers class will help provide an opportunity to build the understanding you’ll need to feel confident in an intermediate class.

Pls books this class in advance more details here

Payment for this class is £15 (you can use a stamp on your Yogacard-6 or 12 with a £5 supplement)