Category Archives: Sam Xenofou

Practice Leaflets for Charity

Practice Sequences

Sam_charityleaflets2_734Sam Xenofou is offering a set of beautifully produced practice sequences for sale at Yogawest. These have been printed in conjunction with her Iyengar-teacher colleague from Athens Katerina Pylava. Donations are being collected for Doctors Without Borders, an organisation working with refugees in her home country of Greece.

The sequences presented in the leaflets are based on the Iyengar system and they are structured in such a way that each asana prepares the body for the next one, with each sequence being beneficial for the nervous system.

The leaflets are on display at Yogawest with a donation box nearby. Sam requests a minimum donation of £5.00 per leaflet.

Money collected from the practice leaflets will support refugees who arrive in Greece having fled their countries in the Middle East and Africa. The contribution to the Doctors Without Borders organisation will help towards this worthy cause.

Sam and Katerina feel very passionate about the cause and are very grateful for your support.

If you don’t live in Bristol and would like to order a set of the sequences (4 in total) for £25, email us to find out how to order.



Parent/teenager yoga

Come to yoga with your Mum or Your Son!

SONY DSCWe think multi-generational yoga is a great way of sharing some time together and can be of tremendous benefit to all. Many people have asked us about classes suitable for parents/guardians and their children to attend together.

Of course Yogawest runs specialist child and teenager classes which your child may want to come to. If the times don’t suit, or they want to do an extra class, or just come with a parent, then that’s also possible.

Be aware that adult classes are aimed at adults, teenagers (12+) can come and try an adult class, but may find it too long (or too slow!). So, we suggest you come and along and try a class and see how it works.

The classes we’d recommend as being particularly suitable are:

Thursday 5–6.30pm with Sam (general class)

Saturday 9.30–11am with Annemarie (beginners class)

Monday 6.45–8.15pm with Frances (general class)

Teenagers who are already attending the teenager/young adults class can come on their own with permission from the teacher, but on the whole, those under 16 should be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

If you have any questions, please ask


New Thursday evening class with Sam

Yogawest-SamX-170x170Thursdays 5–6.30pm

Starts April 14

A 90 minute general class suitable for all levels of students including beginners.

Sam’s Sunday classes are very popular and busy too; this new midweek, early evening slot gives you another opportunity for a class with this well-loved teacher.

Sam is looking forward to seeing students from her Sunday classes as well as new faces.

Cost £10 drop-in (or £8 with a Yogacard-12 or free with a monthly card).