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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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Beginners 9.45: course 11/11 – 16/12


Introduction to Yoga FREE CLASS Jan 13th 2018

Free Newcomers Class

Saturday 13th January 2.30pm

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.

Luhia Shakti 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. Luhia 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

How to Book You don’t need to book this class: just drop-in. Please arrive at least 10/15 mins early to register with us and secure your place. If you’d prefer, you can book your place by emailing reception, but you do still need to arrive 15 mins before to confirm.

Should the class be full, you will be offered a free place to the 4pm beginners class with Luhia instead.



Open Day October 14th

Free Classes, Tea & Cakes and Meet the Teachers

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As part of the Bristol Yoga Trail 2017, 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

OTRlogoAlthough 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.


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Timetable of Free classes
at Yogawest

9.30–10.45 Beginners
11–12.30 General
12.45–1.30 Family (all ages welcome)
2–2.45 Introduction to Yoga: talk and demo
3–4 Newcomers: a class for complete newbies
4–5.15 Restorative class: restful poses focusing on good breathing
5.30–6 Pranayama: an introduction to yogic breathing







We look forward to seeing you then!

New timetable starts September 2nd

Yogawest-Timetable-Sep17-fcThe new Yogawest class timetable starts on September 2nd

Download the new timetable here: with more classes and more teachers we are looking forward to an exciting Autumn term at Yogawest.


Courses starting in Oct/Nov 2016

New Course Dates w/c Oct 31st

Courses at Yogawest after half term: book your place now

All our termtime courses re-start after half term: we usually need a minimum of 6 places booked to secure a course, so appreciate your early booking, and of course it’s very helpful to tell your friends too!

Pregnancy, 12.30pm, starts Oct 31
Postnatal, 13.45pm, starts Oct 31
Gentle, 2pm, starts Oct 31
Teenagers, 4.30pm, starts Oct 31
Young Adults, 5.30pm, starts Oct 31

Baby Massage, 10.30am, starts Nov 8
Children’s yoga, 4pm and 4.45pm, starts Nov 1
Foundation, 6pm, starts Nov 8

Parent/teenager, 16.45

Teenagers, 4.30pm, starts Nov 3
Foundation, 8pm, starts Nov 3

Book your place via the weblinks above

Email us, or Call 0117 924 3330 or visit us at Yogawest, Denmark Place, Bishopston, Bristol, BS7 8NW.

Courses Starting in January 2016

  Date and times Duration Starts
Gentle Monday 2 – 3pm 5 weeks Jan 4th
Teens Monday 4.30 – 5.30pm 5 weeks Jan 4th
Young Adults Monday 5.30 – 6.30pm 5 weeks Jan 4th
Baby Massage Tuesday 12.30 – 1.30pm 6 weeks Feb 16th
Children’s KS1 Tuesday 4 – 4.45pm 5 weeks Jan 5th
Children’s KS2 Tuesday 4.45 – 5.30pm 5 weeks Jan 5th
Foundation Class Tuesday 6 – 7pm 5 weeks Jan 5th
Foundation Class Thursday 8 – 9pm 5 weeks Jan 7th


All these Course need to be booked in advance, details and booking forms are available on the website or from reception. See, Email Call 0117 924 3330 or visit us at Yogawest, Denmark Place, Bishopston, Bristol, BS7 8NW.

September Course Dates

A range of new courses  start in September at Yogawest

All courses need to be booked in advance and booking forms are available online or contact us. For courses that are on demand please email the office with your interest and as soon as we have dates we will contact you.

Foundation Class Tue 6 – 7pm Sept 1st
Early Morning Class Wed 7 – 8am Sept 2nd
Gentle Monday 2 – 3pm Sept 7th
Postnatal Monday 1.45 – 2.45pm Sept 7th
Teens Monday 4.30 – 5.30pm Sept 7th
Young Adults Monday 5.30 – 6.30pm Sept 7th
Children’s KS1 Tuesdays 4 – 4.45pm Sept 8th
Children’s KS2 Tuesday 4.45 – 5.30pm Sept 8th
Foundation Course Thursday 8 – 9pm Sept 10th
Baby Massage Thursday 12.30 – 1.30pm On demand
Under 4’s Tuesday 2 – 2.45pm On demand