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Denmark Place, Bristol BS7 8NW, England
+44 117 924 3330
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Iyengar precision clearly and compassionately delivered

I am a regular yoga practitioner who has been away from practice for three months owing to a lower... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
Excellent for Teenagers

I have been going to the teenager class weekly for a year or two now and I find it really helps... read more

Reviewed 15 December 2016
Ruby J
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In our 2 studios we run yoga classes seven days a week, for all levels of ability, including beginners, children, advanced, women's and pregnancy classes. All the teachers at Yogawest are trained in the Iyengar tradition and are certificated by the IYA (UK). This entitles them to use the Iyengar Certification Mark: an indication of high quality training endorsed by BKS Iyengar in Pune, India.HistoryEstablished in 1990The building that is now Yogawest has been at the heart of Iyengar yoga in Bristol since the early '90s. Originally a British Legion club, the BIYC (the Bristol Iyengar Yoga Centre) was set up by Bob and Kathy Welham. A few years later Gerry Chambers and Lynda Purvis took over and set up Yogawest which they ran for over a decade, developing the building over the years into a 2-studio space, hosting classes and workshops at the highest standard.Diana and Mike Penny started the latest chapter in the story of Yogawest on Friday 2nd September. There were a few days of downtime to re-paint and make some layout changes and the doors opened again on 10th September with a well-attended Open Day complete with Yogawest balloons!We intend to continue to provide the very best Iyengar yoga teaching in Bristol, with classes for all abilities. We have a wonderful team of teachers and a warm welcome waiting for you.Meet the Business Owner: Diana P.Diana trained with Ursula Schoonraad in London and qualified as an Introductory teacher in 2007. She is currently studying towards Junior Intermediate Level 1.After several years in London, Diana and her husband Mike have recently bought Yogawest and are very excited about their new life in Bristol and taking over the reins at this famous yoga centre. As well as teaching some classes, Diana will be front of house at Yogawest and is enjoying meeting all the regulars as well as some new faces in the studios.When not at Yogawest, Diana enjoys camping in Pumpkin the campervan, outdoor swimming and sampling the many delights of Bishopston's restaurants.
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26 Apr 2017
“Iyengar precision clearly and compassionately delivered”
14 Dec 2016
“Excellent for Teenagers”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Denmark Place, Bristol BS7 8NW, England
+44 117 924 3330
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

I am a regular yoga practitioner who has been away from practice for three months owing to a lower back spasm. I attended, as a 'one off drop-in' student, a beginners' class led by Katie Hinchliffe. Throughout the class Katie's teaching was clearly delivered and...More

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Reviewed 15 December 2016

I have been going to the teenager class weekly for a year or two now and I find it really helps with my flexibility and helps me to relax.The staff are really lovely and Diana especially is a great yoga teacher. Overall I think that...More

Thank Ruby J
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

I've been going weekly for a few years now. Fair to say 'encouraged' by my wife who simply loves the place. It's a nice studio with friendly talented instructors. Quite different from a well-meaning class run by a keen amateur at your village hall I'd...More

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 20 October 2015

I did the foundation course and some classes here two years ago, and fell in love with the centre. The staff, facilities and class delivery are of the highest standard and all contribute to the feeling of relaxation and strength that you feel after each...More

Thank Amie W
Reviewed 30 March 2015

A busy life results in wear and tear, and I was becoming increasingly concerned that this would eventually stop my outdoor activities. Following a bout of sciatica, I had been taking ibuprofen every night for around 20 years, just to get a good nights sleep....More

Thank Cuzz0
Reviewed 1 January 2015

Yoga West is brilliantly facilitated for Iyengar yoga, providing a vast array of props. Fully qualified Iyengar Yoga teachers. Beautifully decorated building, with a big spacious main room to practice in.

Thank Vanessa99999999
Reviewed 16 June 2014 via mobile

Yoga west has been providing hands on,friendly &knowledgable teaching for years & still maintains high standards without being complacent. Also helped with a back injury I'm now pain free & active.

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Reviewed 30 April 2014

I was SO happy to find Yogawest when I moved to South Wales in August 2013. Travelling across the bridge to go to Lizzie’s class is a weekly treat whenever I can and I always feels so much better after than before the class. Lizzie...More

Thank Emski017
Reviewed 2 April 2014

“I was seventy four years of age, reasonably fit but very stiff and creaky when I started lessons at Yogawest in December last year. I had done a little yoga over thirty years ago but I was really a complete novice. I have been incredibly...More

Reviewed 6 December 2013

I am new to yoga and thought the best introduction would be to join the foundation course. I am so delighted that I did. I am part way through the course and really enjoying it. Frances is great and teaches the poses with care and...More

Thank Sweetlands
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