Our fabulous first ‘batch’ of teacher trainees are taking their exams in June. This is a long awaited opportunity to show the IY(UK) that they are ready to teach. Many thanks to all the Yogawest teachers and students who have supported the trainees on their journey. Some of the group joined many hundreds of Iyengar teachers at the Iyengar convention in Birmingham last weekend: they look like they had a marvellous time… take those beaming smiles with you on the day and you’ll be fine!
Easter Weekend at Yogawest, April 14–16th
We are delighted to announce that Edgar Stringer and Lydia Holmes are teaching on all 3 days of the Easter Weekend: Edgar on Friday (10am and 12.15 classes plus the afternoon workshop), Lydia on Saturday (9.15am and 11am classes) and Sunday (10am and 11.45 classes). We expect some students will come to all six classes plus the Afternoon workshop
and Edgar and Lydia will plan their classes accordingly – it’ll be like a mini yoga holiday with plenty of time to enjoy the joys of the Gloucester Road along the way!
The classes are drop-in and cost the usual class fee, appropriate Yogacards are valid. The afternoon workshop costs £30 and is bookable here.
About Edgar and Lydia
Lydia and Edgar have both been learning Iyengar Yoga since 1991 and are Intermediate Senior Level 3 Teachers. Both have been frequent visitors to the Iyengar’s Institute in Pune. They are Assessors for the IY UK and are currently ‘shadowing’ Sheila Haswell on her teacher training programme at Yogawest.
Coming to Bristol
Many people travel from far and wide to come to to workshops at Yogawest, and it’s remarkably easy to get here from:
Wales just across the bridge!
Somerset, Devon and Cornwall just up the road
London 90 mins from Paddington
Scotland, Newcastle, Amsterdam, Malaga, Rome, Marseilles, France, Spain, Italy and rest of Europe (Easyjet and Ryanair to Bristol Airport)
There are some brilliant and low cost AirBnbs really close to us.
Find out more about getting to Yogawest here
Iyengar Teacher Training Course at Yogawest
Course Intake July 2017 – June 2019
This two-year course is designed to prepare you for the assessment to become an Iyengar yoga teacher. To qualify for this course you must have a minimum of 3 years regular Iyengar practice.
Applications to be made in March 2017 with a Selection Day on March 25th. If you can’t make this day it may be possible to make alternative arrangements.
The course starts in July 2017.
This course is led by Sheila Haswell, a Senior teacher with many years of experience of training Iyengar teachers. Sheila kindly comes to us from her studio in High Wycombe to train teachers in Bristol. Sheila is supported by Lydia Holmes and Edgar Stringer who regularly teach at Yogawest and once they’ve finished their training will take over teaching this course at Yogawest.
Likely Training Dates
Training dates are listed here
Selection Day March 25th
Times 9am til 11.30am followed by a chance to join the current years students for an insight into how training works.
Find Out More
Read more details about training and find the application forms here.
A two-year course designed to prepare you for the assessment to become an Iyengar yoga teacher.
Taught by Sheila Haswell who comes to Yogawest from High Wycombe by popular demand to run our first training programme.
Selection Day May 7
Times 9am til 11am followed by a chance to join the current years students in class till lunchtime
Cost £45 for the selection day
More details are here
Students of all levels are welcome to come and spend a day revisiting the basic poses; ask those seemingly simple questions (that many people also want to know the answer to), chat about how to start and develop your own practice and most importantly be inspired by Sheila’s marvellous teaching.
Suitable for beginners, long term students of all abilities, teachers and prospective trainees, we expect this day to very popular read more here
Sheila Haswell will be taking the Teacher Training Selection Day on Apr 26.
To find out more about becoming a yoga teacher click here
Sheila Haswell is coming to Yogawest on Sunday April 26th to hold a selection session for those interested in training to be an Iyengar teacher.
Email Jon to find out more.
Feb 27 6pm till 9pm – update
The evening will have a practical element as Sheila will go through some of the basic asanas to get a understanding of how important the basics are. So come expecting an asana class.
Learn more about the application and qualification requirements, what will be expected of you and what you can expect from the course.
The session will provide an opportunity for anyone to learn more about the teacher training process even if they are not ready to sign up to the course this year.
There will be time for questions and answers during the evening.