Yogawest Newsletter 12/2016

Five at five!

We celebrated our 5th anniversary in style this month: a huge thank you to the Yogawest teachers for an amazing class and Sirsasana demo; thanks to all that came on the day; for the donations of £285 for the Julian Trust and for all the lovely things that were said about Yogawest. Read more here
and see the pics
In celebration of BKS Iyengar's birthday this week (he would have been 98), Marios Argiros taught a wonderful two days of yoga last weekend (pics to follow). People came from far and wide, including Crete, Spain and North Norway (an impressive 4-day journey to Bristol). Everyone who came said it was well worth the journey, and some have already put their name down for next December's weekend.

Dates for Your Diary

Dec 19 Reduced timetable runs Dec 19–Jan 2
Dec 30 'Back to the Mat' Holiday Yoga Day
Dec 30 Booking opens for Margaret Austin's weekend in March
Jan 3 Full timetable resumes
Courses start this week - BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW!
Jan 15 'Sharpen Your Practice' Yoga Day
Mar 4,5 Margaret Austin weekend
Apr 5–9 Yoga Sutras/ philosophy course with Gitte Bechsgaard & Sheila Haswell
May 5–7 Bobby Clennell at Yogawest
Jun 3 Portugal yoga holiday
Sep 17 Turkey yoga holiday

Our Christmas timetable starts on December 19th, and we are delighted to say there are classes running every day except Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Edgar & Lydia are teaching a special holiday Yoga Day on December 30th: ALL welcome and half day options possible.

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Christmas timetable

Yogawest's Christmas timetable runs from December 19th to January 2nd: find out more here, or pick up a copy at reception.



Yoga Day, Dec 30

Restore and revitalise your yoga practice after Christmas, and prepare for the New Year in yoga style. Suitable for all levels, you can come to a full or a half day… READ MORE 


Courses restart
Jan 5

Some classes run as courses and must be pre-booked: early booking is really appreciated; numbers are limited and some courses get full quickly, and some courses need minimum numbers booked to confirm the course can run: let us know as soon as you know!… READ MORE 


'Sharpen Your Practice', Jan 15

Asanas can be taught in a myriad of ways, but what are the essential elements that must always be there?
Lydia and Edgar will conduct this programme of
asanas and pranayamas exclusively from the Introductory Syllabus to help sharpen your practice… READ MORE 

Writing a letter to your breath

This workshop, part of the Life of Breath Welcome Trust Project, is led by Elspeth Penny. Elspeth invites you to explore your relationship to your breath using a collection of unusual inks and materials. The workshop is suitable for those with some experience of working with their breath through yoga, meditation or similar practice of awareness. Places are limited, so book early.READ MORE 


Looking for an imaginative present?

We are offering 10% off Foundation Courses or a block of 6 yoga classes when buying them as a gift this December… READ MORE 


Portugal yoga holiday in June

Brejo Fundeiro is Heliotrope's latest venue: a one hundred year old, 3-storey manor house set in its own valley in a very quiet area of central Portugal with the lake of Castelo de Bode nearby. Indira & Diana are teaching this yoga week, suitable for all levels of ability… READ MORE 

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