Monthly Archives: May 2018


Many congratulations are due to the Yogawest teachers that have recently passed exams, gaining a new level of qualification.

Intermediate Junior exams (the next level after Introductory) are taken in Spring and have 3 levels.

This year Zöe Hope passed at Level 1 and Katy Hinchliffe and Annemarie Caracciolo both passed at Level 2.

Well done to all!

Privacy Policy UPDATE May 2018

In line with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) regulations, Yogawest’s Privacy policy has been reviewed and updated as of May 2018.

The latest Privacy Policy webpage is here and the updated text as at May 2018 is as follows:

Yogawest takes your privacy and personal information very seriously. We are committed to protecting your privacy and never share any personal information with any third parties nor rent, sell, disclose or distribute your information to any outside parties.

We only collect personal information as volunteered by you on the registration form, which is held in a securely locked cabinet. You are under no obligation to provide any personal data other than your name, e-mail address, telephone number, postal address and any medical history that might impact your yoga.

We send out monthly newsletters which let subscribers know about what is upcoming at Yogawest; we also send occasional mailshots about classes and events. You can at any time choose to opt out from receiving any communications from us, by following the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the newsletter/mailshot or by contacting Jon (accounts@)

We use ‘cookies’ placed in the browser file to help us collect general information about the behavior of visitors on our site. This helps us to constantly monitor and improve our website’s functionality. Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. You may decline, disable or delete cookies whilst visiting this website but this may affect the usability of the site.

Yogawest uses industry standard technology to ensure the security of your data, and makes every effort to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of any data provided to us. Data transmission over the internet is inherently unsecure and no transmission can be guaranteed as one hundred percent secure.

We take no responsibility for the content provided by external websites which may be linked to this site.

Yogawest staff sometimes take photographs of classes and events at Yogawest which may be used for the website and for marketing purposes. If you do not wish to be in a photograph, please let the photographer know, or drop Jon a line.
We always ask parent/guardians’ permission to use any photographs of children.

Massage Offer

Offer for Yogawest students

Dimitri Kollias (you may know him as Jimmy!) is a long term regular at Yogawest: recognisable by his lovely warm personality and smile. He is a qualified sports masseur and has put together the information below for Yogawest students.

Massage with Dimitri Kollias

Do you suffer from musculoskeletal pain or a sports injury? Is it affecting your yoga practice and life?

As a university-qualified and accredited sports rehabilitator and massage therapist, I use evidence-based treatments to help you reach optimal recovery. So you can get back to work and sport sooner – and get more out of your yoga practice.

I offer injury assessments and treatments, sports massage, dry needling, k-taping, and rehab exercise programs. Plus therapeutic interventions and rehabilitation plans.

Yogawest special: buy one session, get one ½ price. Mention Yogawest at the time of booking!

To find out more, visit or email Dimitri:


AIYI Devki Desai event CANCELLED


The Avon Institute are extremely disappointed to announce that Devki Desai is unable to make it to the UK this week, and accordingly they must cancel this Friday’s Yoga Day at Yogawest (4th May).

The AIYI will be in touch about refunds shortly. Please do not contact Yogawest for a refund as this was an AIYI event.

AIYI website here

Friday Classes at Yogawest

Edgar will be teaching his 10–12 Experienced and 12.15–1.45 General class as usual, and if you have arranged to be in Bristol that day, you are very welcome to attend one or both classes.

Other classes on Friday are 9.30 General (Joanna teaching); 5.45pm Beginner (Joanna) and 6pm Restorative (Lizzie).