Category Archives: Beginners

Foundation Plus Course

New for January 2019 the Foundation Plus Course

 

The Foundation Plus Course builds on what you have learned in the Foundation Course, giving you plenty of opportunity to practice and ask questions about how to work safely and enjoyably in any class you go to.

Read more here 

Beginners Courses

Beginners Courses at Yogawest

Although there are plenty of drop-in beginner classes on the Yogawest timetable, some people prefer to come to the same class every week following a course structure in which they can be guided through a series of classes over several weeks.

Beginner course are suitable for complete beginners, returners or those graduating from a foundation course.

Beginners course run during termtimes at Yogawest:
Monday 11.15–12.30

 

Read more details here.

Christmas Timetable 2018

Classes running over the Festive Season

17 December–2 January

Cxmastreepose-150x150lasses are running every day throughout the holiday period at Yogawest, except on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

Download the Christmas 2018 timetable here

The updated Yogawest timetable resumes on Thursday 3rd January 2019, printed copies will be available to download from the timetable webpage from mid December.
NOTE Check course and termtime start dates online as they may differ: 
Termtime class dates are listed here
Course start dates are listed here

Which classes are running?

Many of our usual classes are still running over the festive period, but as teachers are fewer on the ground, some classes are not on.

Which classes are suitable?

To make things simpler, and to include everyone in our plans, many classes are billed as general level – this means that ALL are welcome, whatever your experience or ability (the teacher will adapt the class accordingly). Beginners are encouraged to general classes: just let the teacher know you are new and they will look after you.

Lizzie’s popular 2-hour class on Thursday morning is open to all levels of students and although it’s usually a ladies class, men are welcome and encouraged during the reduced timetable period. It is taught at intermediate level, but beginners are very welcome to come and see what an intermediate class involves – Lizzie will welcome you!

Who is teaching?

Some of our usual teachers are taking a well-earned break over Christmas, and recharging their batteries for the New Year. All classes are being taught by fully trained Yogawest Iyengar teachers.

Timetable for your fridge

Download the reduced Christmas timetable 2018 here

Pregnancy Yoga at Yogawest

yogawest-banner5Pregnancy Yoga

Yoga is a beneficial and enjoyable activity to do when pregnant. It prepares your body and mind for birth, keeps you moving and is a lovely way to meet other Mums-to-be in the area. Midwives and Doulas recognise the benefits of regular yoga when pregnant and we are always delighted when they come to class themselves.

 From January the Course will be at the New Time of 12.30–1.30

Next Course Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12 (6 weeks)
Cost £60

Read more Here

Out of termtime you may be able to attend regular classes at Yogawest, but this is at the discretion of the class teacher, and if you are not already practicing yoga will be after 13 weeks and assumes there are no medical complications:

Coming to Regular Classes When Pregnant

Students can usually continue attending their usual class(es) once they become pregnant, but it’s important that the teacher is aware (email us so we can let the teacher know you are coming, or arrive 15 mins before class). You may prefer to wait until 13 weeks when you can join the pregnancy class which is suitable for existing practitioners and complete beginners. During weeks 10-13 of the pregnancy you can’t come to regular classes but, if you are an existing Iyengar practitioner, you may be able to come to the restorative class on a Friday evening with advance permission (email us to check, confirming you have no complications). NB: we do not accept new pregnant students to regular classes until after 13 weeks, and then it is with permission of the class teacher.

Gentle Classes

 

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The gentle course is a series of slower paced classes aimed at those who feel they are not ready for beginner or general classes, especially those who are stiffer, older or unfit.

Taught by Jess Wallwork, who has many years experience of teaching all abilities, and has a calm and gentle nature herself.

There are two gentle courses: Monday afternoons at 2pm and Tuesday mornings at 11.15am.

January dates now published Book Now!

The courses are limited in size and booking is essential to secure your space.

– read more here

 

Pranayama Class

Class is on Oct 19th

Pranayama is running on October 19th at 8.30-9.30am.

pranayamaimageEdgar teaches a monthly pranayama class at Yogawest on a Friday morning. Suitable for all levels. Please arrive on time for this class.

Read more here

Course Start Dates

Courses running at Yogawest Autumn 2018

The following specialist classes run as courses and as numbers are limited, must be pre-booked to secure your place. Click on the links below to read more and to book your place, or call us on 0117 924 3330.

Drop-in may be possible for some courses once they are confirmed as running (check with us), but please note that Yogacards are not valid for courses, and a drop-in fee is charged.

Monday
Beginners 11.15; course 12/11– 10/12
Gentle 2pm; course 5/11 – 17/12
Teenagers 4.15pm; course 5/11 – 10/12
Young Adults 5.10pm; course 5/11 – 10/12

Tuesday
Gentle 11.15am; course 6/11 – 18/12
Pregnancy 1.45pm; course 6/11 – 18/12
Baby Massage 1.45pm; Next course in Jan 2019
Children’s yoga  4.15pm; course 6/11 – 11/12
Children’s yoga  5pm; course 6/11 – 11/12
Foundation 6pm; 5-week course starts 6/11

Wednesday
Foundation 8pm; 5-week course starts 14/11

Thursday
Teenagers 4.15pm; course 8/11 – 13/12
Teenagers 5.10pm; course 8/11 – 13/12

Saturday
Foundation 2.30pm; 5-week course starts 24/11

Sunday
Beginners 9.45: course 11/11 – 16/12

 

Open Day 13th October 2018

Free Classes, Tea & Cakes and Meet the Teachers

As part of the Bristol Yoga Trail 2018, Yogawest are opening our doors and offering free classes all day long. We invite you to come along, take a tour of our beautiful building, chat to some teachers and try a taster class or two.

Come at least 10 minutes before the start time so you can register with us and secure your place. Some classes may be busy, and some may fill up before the start time, so do arrive in good time!

Donations to OTR

Although all Open Day classes are free, we are collecting donations for OTR – Off The Record, a marvellous Bristol Charity offering mental health support to young people.
Read more about OTR here.

Timetable of free classes at Yogawest

9.30–10.45 Beginners class
11–12.30 General class
12.45–1.45 Family (all ages welcome)
2–3 Newcomers: a class for complete newbies
3–3.45 Teenager taster class for ages 11-18
4–5.15 Beginners class
4.30–5.45 Restorative class: restful poses focusing on good breathing

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We look forward to seeing you then!

Full Timetable from 1st September

The Autumn timetable at Yogawest

The updated full timetable begins on Saturday 1st September and is published here

NB Some termtime and courses start later: check termtime classes dates and course dates

There are some additions and updates this Autumn, with highlights as follows:

Lydia’s Wednesday evening classes

Lydia has extended her Intermediate class on Wednesday evening to 2-hours, which means that her General class starts at the new time of 5pm, and the Intermediate class runs from 6.45–8.45pm.

And a heads up for fans of Lydia: we will be announcing some Junior Intermediate workshop days shortly!

NEW beginner courses

These courses are for those who like to come to the same class every week; you will be guided through a series of classes over several weeks focusing on the introductory syllabus poses. Suitable for new or long term beginner level students, including those who have completed a foundation course and those who are returning to yoga after a break. More info here

1:1 classes

Yogawest offers one-to-one classes for people who want a little more attention, perhaps because of a particular injury, or those who are unable to attend group classes. Classes are by arrangement, and are usually an hour long. More info here

Improvers class: prepare for Intermediate classes

This class, on Thursday evenings is taught by Annemarie. For those who have been going to beginner or general classes and want to build confidence and levels of understanding and maturity in asanas before attending intermediate classes.
It’s a safe place to ask, try and experiment. More info here

Friday evening Beginner Class, NEW time 4.30pm

Joanna’s Friday beginner class is now scheduled at 4.30pm on Friday: a great choice for those coming after a school day, and particularly suitable for parents and teenagers to attend together.

Early Morning class now drop-in!

The early morning class runs during termtimes, plus some reduced timetable periods and is a one hour general level class (suitable for all), taught by Jess Wallwork in term times and by others during holidays.

Designed to help you start your working day well, this class is now running year-round and is a drop-in class so you can use your Yogacard. More info and dates listed here

Quieter Classes Available

Autumn is a busy time at Yogawest and some classes can get quite full: this makes for a great atmosphere – seasoned yoga practitioners usually enjoy busy classes. However, some people prefer quieter classes and we regularly update our list of current quiet classes here

Reduced Timetable Summer 2018

Monday 23rd July – Friday 31st August

While some teachers take a well-earned break over the school holiday period, Yogawest is running a reduced timetable with classes running throughout. As always, do check the online timetable in case of any last minute adjustments.

Download the reduced summer timetable here or pick up your copy at Yogawest.

The full timetable resumes on Saturday 1st September.

Who is Teaching the Class?

Many classes are being taught by the usual teacher for that time slot. Some classes are being covered by Yogawest teachers or other fully qualified Iyengar teachers familiar to (and approved by!) Yogawest students.

Many of you have asked for details of who is teaching: you can view or download the summer teaching schedule which lists who is due to teach which class (last minute changes may not be shown).

Having a different teacher is a great opportunity to experience new instructions and learn something else about your yoga. Yogawest is confident that all students will be well cared for by all of the Iyengar teachers who teach here. As always, please tell the teacher at the beginning of class of anything they should be aware of.

Full timetable resumes 1st September

The updated timetable begins on Saturday 1st September and is published here

NB Some termtime and courses start later: check termtime classes dates and course dates