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!
Level Suitable for all newcomers
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!
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
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
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.
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.
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
Many thanks to the whole Yogawest reception team for the amazing washing and cleaning exercise over the summer. Nicola, Andy, Jon and Meg have been busily deep cleaning the studios and changing rooms, washing the mats and blankets (they take a LOT of re-folding!), cleaning the belts and blocks and generally preparing the building for Autumn classes.
We say goodbye and thank you to Meg who is off to see the world: good luck in your travels!