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
Sam Xenofou is offering a set of beautifully produced practice sequences for sale at Yogawest. These have been printed in conjunction with her Iyengar-teacher colleague from Athens Katerina Pylava. Donations are being collected for Doctors Without Borders, an organisation working with refugees in her home country of Greece.
The sequences presented in the leaflets are based on the Iyengar system and they are structured in such a way that each asana prepares the body for the next one, with each sequence being beneficial for the nervous system.
The leaflets are on display at Yogawest with a donation box nearby. Sam requests a minimum donation of £5.00 per leaflet.
Money collected from the practice leaflets will support refugees who arrive in Greece having fled their countries in the Middle East and Africa. The contribution to the Doctors Without Borders organisation will help towards this worthy cause.
Sam and Katerina feel very passionate about the cause and are very grateful for your support.
If you don’t live in Bristol and would like to order a set of the sequences (4 in total) for £25, email us to find out how to order.
We are challenging all Yogawest students (and teachers!) to support the Movember challenge by growing a moustache during the month of November in order to raise awareness for men’s health issues such as testicular and prostate cancer and mental health.
Not a man? No problem – we will have a variety of Kohl pencils at reception and you can ‘grow’ your moustache each week.
You can officially register to raise money for Movember here but whether or not you register, you can still take part at Yogawest. We will take a group photo of all the moustaches at the end of the month and prizes will be awarded!
Have you noticed Mike’s rather wonderful moustache growing throughout November?
He’s in practice for next year’s Movember for which we will be inviting Yogawest men to join us to raise money for men’s charities. We’ll also have some great ideas and suggestions so women can join in too!
Well done to those of you who have been involved this year. We cannot wait to join in next time.