Devki Desai 5–6 Jan

Devki Desai is coming back, bringing a taste of India to Yogawest

Following her first visit to Yogawest in 2014, many of you have asked when Devki can come again – we are thrilled that she has agreed to return to Bristol to teach for us once again at the beginning of January, and its the whole weekend: what a great way to start the New Year!

A few hours with Devki is like spending a few hours in India: Devki brings charm, wit and tremendous energy to her teaching, and her many years of being taught by Guruji and the Iyengar family shine through. We can’t recommend this weekend enough!

yogawest-devkidesai-494Many of you know Devki from the Institute in Pune, India where she has taught for many years. This year is a special year at the RIMYI Institute as it is BKS Iyengar’s 100th birthday year. Devki is involved in the 10-day December Centenary event in Balewadi, and she has offered to share some of the learnings of that 10 day event with the Yogawest students.

During the course of the weekend Devki will teach asanas, pranayama and yoga philosophy, and will include a Q&A session on both days.

Devki has also offered to consider requests which she can include during the weekend: do drop Diana a line before 15 Dec if you have any suggestions of things you’d like to explore while she is here.


at least 1 year Iyengar yoga experience recommended.

The weekend will progress in difficulty, so if you are a beginner (approx 1 year–3 years), you may choose to book for just the Saturday in the first instance: there may be an option to book for the Sunday (space permitting) at the end of the first day.


Saturday 11.30–5.30 
Sunday 9.30–3.30

Both days will include a break for lunch: bring a light snack (teas and water provided). A 30-mins Q&A session will be held after lunch on both days.


£70/day or £120/weekend

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As this event is in January, and there are potential weather implications, if you are travelling from afar, please be sure to take out travel insurance to protect your arrangements.

About Devki

DevkiPort174598_121475697877083_2267744_n_0Devki is a direct disciple of BKS, Prashant, and Geeta Iyengar; she embarked on her study of Iyengar Yoga in 1984 and began teaching in 1995 at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI) in Pune, India. Currently teaching General Classes, Ladies Classes, Children’s Classes, and assisting in Medical and Pranayama Classes, Devki is one of the few teachers trusted to teach the Advanced Class at the Institute. She travelled worldwide to assist BKS Iyengar when he was alive and now accompanies Geeta Iyengar in classes and at conventions. Devki co-taught the UK convention in 2007 and since 2008 she has toured on her own, teaching in the UK, China, Philippines, Canada and the US.


yogawest-devkidesai-500See photos from Devki’s previous visit to Yogawest here