About us

The building that is now Yogawest has been at the heart of Iyengar yoga in Bristol since the early ’90s. Originally a British Legion club, the BIYC (the Bristol Iyengar Yoga Centre) was set up by Bob and Kathy Welham. A few years later Gerry Chambers and Lynda Purvis took over and set up Yogawest which they ran for over a decade, developing the building over the years into a 2-studio space, hosting classes and workshops at the highest standard.

Diana and Mike Penny started the latest chapter in the story of Yogawest on Friday 2nd September 2011. There were a few days of downtime to re-paint and make some layout changes and the doors opened again on 10th September 2011 with a well-attended Open Day complete with Yogawest balloons!

We intend to continue to provide the very best yoga teaching in Bristol, with classes for all abilities. We have a wonderful team of teachers and a warm welcome waiting for you. We welcome suggestions and feedback: we have had some great ideas so far and are having fun tweaking the timetable and environment as a result. We hope you like the changes!