Category Archives: Christmas

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

Tattva Incense

We are trying something new in the shop.

Tattva Incense is hand-made in the town of Rishikesh, on the banks of the Ganges river in the Indian Himalaya.

The non-toxic, natural herbs and oils are chosen and formulated into sophisticated blends of paste by Tattva Incense founder and owner Prem Narayan. It’s then hand-rolled onto wooden sticks, air-dried and packaged.

 

Christmas Timetable 2017

Opening Times over the Festive Season

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

Download the Christmas 2017 reduced timetable here

The Full Yogawest timetable resumes on Tuesday 2nd January 2017.
Termtime classes start up again on 3rd January – check your start dates here.
Course start dates are listed on their webpage:
gentle; pregnancy; postnatal; foundation; early morning; children; teenagers; young adults

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. To make things simpler, and to include everyone in our plans, some classes are billed as general level – this means that ALL are welcome, whatever your experience or ability and the teacher will adapt the class accordingly.

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/Diana will look after 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. Most classes are being taught by Yogawest teachers, and they are joined by Melroy Mukwaya who covers classes for us when she can.

Timetable for your fridge

Download the 2017 Christmas timetable here or pick up a copy at reception.

Christmas Timetable 2016

Opening Times over the Festive Season

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

Download the Christmas reduced timetable here

The full Yogawest timetable resumes on Tuesday January 3rd 2017.

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. To make things simpler, and to include everyone in our plans, many of the class are billed as general level – this means that ALL are welcome, whatever your experience or ability and the teacher will adapt the class accordingly.

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 (especially if they wear pink) 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/Zoë will look after you!

The Friday morning experienced class on December 23rd is being taught by Bob and is open to intermediate level students: a good way to try this class out!

On December 30th Edgar and Lydia are teaching a special holiday ‘Back to the Mat’ Yoga Day – all welcome and encouraged to restore and revitalise your yoga practice after Christmas, and prepare for the New Year in yoga style. Full details here.

Who is teaching?

Some of our usual teachers are taking a well-earned break over Christmas, and recharging their batteries for the New Year. Most classes are being taught by Yogawest teachers, and they are joined by Melroy Mukwaya who covers classes for us when she can.

Timetable for your fridge

Download the 2016 Christmas timetable here or pick up a copy at reception.

Christmas Gifts from Yogawest

yogawest-gift-card-offer

Christmas Gift Cards

We are offering 10% off Foundation Courses or a Yogacard-6 (6 yoga classes) when buying them as a gift this December.

Call us on 0117 924 3330 to purchase (or drop in to reception).

Childrens’ Christmas parties

Key Stage 1 and 2

Many thanks to Alex for supporting the younger children this term to produce their end of term yoga events. The littlies performed a yoga version of the Twelve Days of Christmas and the older ones devised and performed a Christmas yoga story.

SONY DSCyogawest9537-kidspanto2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

SONY DSC

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teenagers Party

SONY DSCThe teenagers also had an end of term yoga party and this year were challenged to model or draw a number of yoga poses. The tricky bit was getting the Play Dough to stay upright!

teenplaydoughmodels2015-mr

 

 

Yogawest Staff Christmas party

Although there are around 16 of us working and teaching at Yogawest, we don’t get together very often. So we like to bring as many teachers and support staff together in December and usually plan an activity.

2014 party

SONY DSCLast year we had great fun decorating mini Christmas cakes at Cake in Gloucester Road.

 

2015 party

SONY DSCThis year the brilliant Jennifer Bell came to run a singing workshop for us. After some hilarious warm-up exercises, we had a crack at Jen’s adaptation of Silent Night. You can listen to the final version below, which for a 90 minute session of the hitherto untrained but enthusiastic Yogawest choir, we think is pretty good!

Christmas Timetable 2015

Christmas Opening Times

Cxmastreepose-150x150lasses are running every day throughout the holiday period except on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

The Full Yogawest timetable resumes on Saturday January 2nd 2016.

Guest Teachers

Some of our teachers are taking a well-earned break over Christmas, and recharging their batteries for the New Year. In their absence we are lucky to have some guest teachers on the timetable.

Melroy Mukwaya
Melroy has recently retired from her ‘day’ job and we’ve made the most of her availability to cover classes at Yogawest this Autumn. When she’s ready, we hope to have Melroy on the timetable on a more permanent basis.

Zoë Hope
Since qualifying as a teacher in the Autumn, Zoe has been covering classes at Yogawest, and we are hoping she will be teaching her own class at Yogawest soon. Zoë has spent many years in the Iyengar world and has studied extensively in India with the Chanchanis, consequently her teaching is mature and knowledgeable.

Paul Reilly
PaulReilly_0781_250Many of you know Paul as he used to teach in Bristol before moving to France to run retreats with his wife and family. We are pleased that he can teach four classes for us over the holiday period.
NB the 2-hour class on Thursday 31st is open to all levels and men too (during termtime it’s a women’s class).

Timetable for your fridge

xmas hols timetable 2015 WORD FINALDownload the 2015 Christmas timetable here or click on the image to the left to enlarge it.

Christmas Gifts at Yogawest

Imaginative Yoga Gifts

Are you looking for an imaginative Christmas gift that will be appreciated by a yoga friend?

Have a look at our Foundation Courses (next one starts Jan 5 or 7) at £49 and Yogacards. Or buy a Yogacard-6 of £54 for a regular student to Yogawest.

Buy Giftcards over the phone on 0117 924 3330.

We can post them for you too.

Milochie Logo websiteNew this year is a range of Milochie yoga equipment designed by Bath designer Angela Kohn.

 

 

We have some Cecily Blondel Yoga Angels and plaques in stock.

And we have unique, beautiful handmade and painted yoga plates by one of our students, potter Morag Macinnes.

Of course we also have excellent quality mats, blankets, blocks, belts and eye bags which make for a well received present to a yogi.

YW-products-on-shelfAnd we also have the latest range of Yogawest bath oils, alongside some lovely Amphora candles.

Christmas Decorations are up!

SONY DSCOur lovely group of young adults stayed behind after class on Monday to put up some decorations for the Diwali/Chistmas season at Yogawest.

 

Thank you all of you for your great work!

SONY DSC

 

 

 

 

 

SONY DSC