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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

Half Term Classes

October 2018 Half Term

halftermimageSchool half term runs from Saturday 27th October to Sunday 4th November.

Classes are running as usual at Yogawest: only the termtime classes and courses are not on.

Download the full list of half term classes here

Check updated class details on the online timetable.

 

 

Reduced Timetable Summer 2018

Monday 23rd July – Friday 31st August

While some teachers take a well-earned break over the school holiday period, Yogawest is running a reduced timetable with classes running throughout. As always, do check the online timetable in case of any last minute adjustments.

Download the reduced summer timetable here or pick up your copy at Yogawest.

The full timetable resumes on Saturday 1st September.

Who is Teaching the Class?

Many classes are being taught by the usual teacher for that time slot. Some classes are being covered by Yogawest teachers or other fully qualified Iyengar teachers familiar to (and approved by!) Yogawest students.

Many of you have asked for details of who is teaching: you can view or download the summer teaching schedule which lists who is due to teach which class (last minute changes may not be shown).

Having a different teacher is a great opportunity to experience new instructions and learn something else about your yoga. Yogawest is confident that all students will be well cared for by all of the Iyengar teachers who teach here. As always, please tell the teacher at the beginning of class of anything they should be aware of.

Full timetable resumes 1st September

The updated timetable begins on Saturday 1st September and is published here

NB Some termtime and courses start later: check termtime classes dates and course dates

 

Bank Holiday Opening

Yogawest is open on Bank Holiday May 7th

 

 

 

 

The following classes will run as usual on May 7th:

10am General
6pm Intermediate
7.45pm General

Termtime classes and courses are not on and resume next week May 14th.

Easter weekend classes at Yogawest

Classes March 30th–April 2nd

While the schools are on holiday, the termtime classes and courses at Yogawest take a break, but other classes run as usual.

Over the Easter weekend, March 30th–April 2nd, there is a slightly reduced timetable, however there are classes on every day.

See the list of Easter weekend classes below and as usual check your favourite class details on the online timetable.

Classes running

Friday March 30th, Good Friday
9.30–11           General             Joanna
10–12              Experienced      Edgar
12.15–13.45    General             Edgar
18.00–19.30    Restorative        Lizzie

Saturday March 31st
9.15–10.45      Intermediate     Lizzie
9.30–10.45      Beginners         Joanna
11–12.30         General             Zoe R

Sunday April 1st
10–11.30         General             Lydia
11.45–13.15    Intermediate     Lydia
18.00–19.30    General             Zöe R

Monday April 2nd
10–11.30         General             Melroy
18.00–19.30    Intermediate     Annemarie
19.45–21.15    General             George

Turkey Holidays in 2018

Two Turkey Holidays in 2018!

Diana and Indira are returning to the wonderful Onuncu Koy hotel in Adrasan, Turkey for two holidays for Heliotrope in 2018.

This is the 6th year of teaching here and each time we go, students insist we re-book the slot for next year. Adrasan is an astonishingly beautiful, largely unspoilt area of Turkey, offering a stunning location, warm and welcoming small hotel, lovely walks and views.

If you haven’t yet been on a Heliotrope yoga holiday, we can’t recommend them enough: the week is beautifully constructed with 2 yoga classes a day, a gorgeous brunch with time to enjoy the beach and locality in the afternoons.

Dates

1. May 27–June 3 2018 HALF TERM!
Many teachers and term-bound parents have asked us to offer a half term holiday, so here it is! Turkey is a gorgeous place to be at the end of May: the wild flowers abound and summer is just starting.

See http://www.heliotrope-yoga-holidays.com

2. September 16–23 2018 – WOMEN’s WEEK!
Following an ‘accidental’ women week last September, many participants wanted to do it all again this year, and to keep it as a women’s week. This is a general yoga week, not particularly focusing on women’s issues, but providing a female space in which to practise together.

See http://www.heliotrope-yoga-holidays.com

See photos from previous Turkey holidays: 

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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.

Turkey Holiday Sep 17–24

Yoga Holiday at Onuncu Koy, Adrasan with Diana Penny and Indira Lopez-Bassols

dianaindira_turkey2014_8149This is Indira and Diana’s fifth visit to the coastal village of Adrasan in South-West Turkey. We return every year to this calm oasis that seems a world away from the troubles in the other parts of the country, and are keen to continue supporting the lovely people that live and work here. This part of Turkey is quiet and beautiful, the local people hospitable and eager to share their gorgeous area with visitors.

Heliotrope holidays have launched a new venue in Portugal which is likely to be as popular as their Turkey venues, however when they suggested to regulars that they may reduce their weeks in Turkey, they were told in no uncertain terms that people wanted to keep on coming to Onuncu Koy!

Onuncu Koy is a beautifully situated hotel in the sleepy seaside village of Adrasan a 90 minute drive from Antalya airport on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast. With spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and the sea this is an ideal place to unwind and immerse yourself in a week of yoga.

Travel to Antalya from Bristol, Gatwick and many other UK airports.

Costs start at £500: incredibly good value we think!

Download the flyer here

Read full details and book your place on the Heliotrope website.

See photos from the 2014 holiday here

Note: Diana and Indira are also teaching a week at the new Portugal venue on June 3-10th 2017.

Portugal Holiday Jun 3–10

Yoga Holiday at Brejo Fundeiro with Diana Penny and Indira Lopez-Bassols

Diana and Indira have taught yoga holidays for Aidan and Sine at Heliotrope for five years and are delighted to be on the programme for their brand new venue in Portugal in June 2017.

Brejo Fundeiro is a one hundred year old, 3-storey manor house set in its own valley in a very quiet area of central Portugal that is an ideal location for a yoga retreat with the lake of Castelo de Bode nearby.

The swimming pool uses a salt water electrolysis cell system which results in very low levels of salt and chlorine.

Travel to Lisbon from Bristol, Gatwick and many other UK airports is easy, and there are beautiful places to explore in the area.

Costs start at £650.

Read full details and book your place on the Heliotrope website.

Download the flyer here.

Note: By popular request, Diana and Indira are also teaching a week at the wonderful Onuncu Koy hotel in Adrasan, Turkey from September 17-24th 2017.

 

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.