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Course Start Dates

Courses running at Yogawest January 2019

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.


Beginners Course 11.15, 7/1 – 11/2
Gentle 2pm; course 7/1–11/2
Teenagers 4.15pm; course 7/1–11/2
Young Adults 5.10pm; course 7/1–11/2

Early 7am; course 8/112/2
Gentle 11.15am; course 8/1-12/2
Pregnancy 12.30pm; course 8/1–12/2
Baby Massage 1.45pm; course 15/112/2
Children’s yoga  4.15pm; course 8/1–12/2
Children’s yoga  5pm; course 8/1–12/2
Foundation 6pm; 5-week course starts 8/1

Foundation 8.15pm; 5-week course starts 16/1

Teenagers 4.15pm; course 17/1–14/2
Teenagers 5.10pm; course 17/1–14/2
Foundation Plus  7.45pm: course 10/1–7/2

Foundation 2.30pm; 4-week course starts 26/1


Free Yoga Class for beginners 19 January

Introduction to Iyengar Yoga for Newcomers


Are you interested in finding out more about yoga?

We invite you to come to this free 60 minute class at Yogawest, as part of the National Iyengar Yoga Day.

Joanna Lambe will guide you through this introductory class. You will learn a few foundation yoga poses, and get a sense of what to expect in a yoga class. Joanna will explain along the way how yoga can benefit you, and there will be a chance to ask questions at the end.

All equipment provided, wear clothing that you can move in, leggings and T-shirt ideal; yoga is a bare foot activity! 

Time 2.30–3.30pm

Level Suitable for all newcomers

Cost Free

Book your place Call us on 0117 924 3330 or email to book your place. Extra places may be available on the day; pre-booking will secure your place!

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 

Foundation Courses in January


YOGAWEST_023_lrFoundation Courses in January 2019

A 4 or 5-week foundation course for complete beginners or people wanting to revisit the basics. The course is designed to introduce you to the fundamental poses and principles of yoga practice.

Tuesdays 6-7pm

Next Course Dates Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 5 (5 weeks)

Wednesday 8-9PM

Next Course Dates Jan 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb 6 (5 weeks).

Saturday 2.30-3.45PM

Next Course Dates Jan 26, Feb 2, 9, 16 (4 weeks x 75 mins)

Read more here

Teen Yoga Courses

Teen Yoga Courses (11–16s)

We have three Teen Yoga courses running every school term.


These classes are very popular and pre-booking is required to secure your place. Newcomers can book to try out a class, and if they like it they can sign up for the remainder of the course.

Monday 4.15 – 5pm with Diana
Thursday 4.15 – 5.05pm with Amber
Thursday 5.10 – 6pm with Amber

Dates for January now available – BOOK NOW

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

Children’s Yoga Classes at Yogawest

Children’s Yoga

Rosenwyn_tree-pose-lrJocasta Crofts teaches two Children’s Yoga classes at Yogawest on Tuesdays: beginners start in the 4.15pm class (Level 1), and those with more experience come to the 5pm (Level 2) class.

Level 1, Yoga for 6 – 11s

Tuesdays 4.15 til 5pm

This is a beginner class which offers a fun introduction to yoga. Combining storytelling, yoga games and classic yoga poses, Jocasta is a warm and creative teacher who gives individual attention to each child in the class.

Level 2, Yoga for 6 – 11s 

Tuesdays, 5 til 5.45pm

This group learn enjoyable, flowing yoga sequences, sometimes energetic, sometimes calming and all sessions end with relaxation.

Classes are limited to 12 children and booking in advance is required.

Dates now available for January – Full details here

Early Morning Class

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The Early morning class is running over the autumn weeks:

7am – 8am Tuesdays

Autumn Term 2018
Nov 6, 13, 20, 27
Dec 4, 11

No need to book just drop in or use your yoga card.

The Class will return again after the New Year

Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12 (6 weeks)
Course cost £54 or drop-in £12/class; or a stamp on your Yogacard.

read more 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.