Monthly Archives: March 2017

Meet Harry

Meet Harry!

SONY DSCHarry is a newcomer to Yogawest and started attending the Gentle class on a Monday Afternoon. He is the perfect example of how Iyengar yoga is suitable for all ages and abilities and there’s no such thing as too old: at 96, Harry is still agile and remarkably fit. Many thanks to Jess and Melroy for making him so welcome in class.

Class cancellations Apr 5–9

Workshop running at Yogawest April 5–9

!! Some classes are NOT running !!

flower2-Sheila-Haswell-Iyengar-Yoga-Shala-High-Wycombe-300x277Because of a major event at Yogawest from Wednesday evening to Sunday morning, a couple of classes are NOT running during this time, and most other classes will be held in Studio 2, so do check the arrangements for your class below, refer to the online timetable which is updated every week and come early to get your place for busy classes!

Classes running are listed below, those not running are showed crossed out!

Wednesday April 5
All morning classes running as normal: 7am Early Morning, 9.15 Beginners, 10.00 General, 11.45 General, 18.00 Pregnancy, 18.15 Intermediate, 19.30 General
Thursday April 6
9.30 General, 10am Womens, 11.00 Beginners, 4.30 Teens, 17.00 General, 18.15 Beginners, 19.00 General
Friday April 7
9.30 General, 10am Experienced, 12.15 General, 18.00 General
Saturday April 8
9.15 Intermediate, 9.30 Beginners; 11.00 General
Sunday April 9
All classes on as usual: 10.00 General, 11.45 Intermediate, 18.00 General

Easter Weekend classes

Most classes are running as usual on Easter weekend, read the details here

Easter Classes 2017

Classes over Easter

EASTER_DUCKS_4130_lrYogawest is open every day during Easter weekend; there are a couple of classes not running, so do check the arrangements for your class below and refer to the online timetable which is updated every week.


Friday April 14 (Good Friday)
Most classes as normal: 9.30 Beginners; 10.00 Experienced; 12.15 General; 14.30pm Afternoon workshop; 18.00 Restorative
Saturday April 15
All classes as normal: 9.15 Intermediate; 9.30 Beginners, 11.00 General
Sunday April 16 (Easter Sunday)
Morning classes as usual: 10.00 General; 11.45 Intermediate; 18.00 General
Monday April 17 (Bank holiday)
9.30 Beginners; 10.00 General; 18.00 Intermediate; 18.45 Beginners;  20.15 General; 20.15 Dynamic

Our termtime-only classes and courses take a break from April 10 til April 21. Check the termtime dates here

Easter Weekend Workshop at Yogawest

Easter Weekend at Yogawest, April 14–16th

edgarlydia_3925We are delighted to announce that Edgar Stringer and Lydia Holmes are teaching on all 3 days of the Easter Weekend: Edgar on Friday (10am and 12.15 classes plus the afternoon workshop), Lydia on Saturday (9.15am and 11am classes) and Sunday (10am and 11.45 classes). We expect some students will come to all six classes plus the Afternoon workshop and Edgar and Lydia will plan their classes accordingly – it’ll be like a mini yoga holiday with plenty of time to enjoy the joys of the Gloucester Road along the way!
The classes are drop-in and cost the usual class fee, appropriate Yogacards are valid. The afternoon workshop costs £30 and is bookable here.


About Edgar and Lydia

SONY DSCLydia and Edgar have both been learning Iyengar Yoga since 1991 and are Intermediate Senior Level 3 Teachers. Both have been frequent visitors to the Iyengar’s Institute in Pune. They are Assessors for the IY UK and are currently ‘shadowing’ Sheila Haswell on her teacher training programme at Yogawest.

Coming to Bristol

YOGAWEST_059Many people travel from far and wide to come to to workshops 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.
Find out more about getting to Yogawest here