News

SUMMER BREAK

Last class at Yoga Loft will be Friday 19 July and last class at Yoga West is Monday 15 July 

Classes at Yoga Loft resume on Friday 6 September 

Yogawest classes resume 2 September

Have a great August!

 

FRIDAY 21 JUNE

No classes this coming Friday as I’m off to Hay on Wye for an Iyengar workshop with Rajiv & Swati Chanchani.

See you next week

SPRING NEWS

Easter break means there won’t be any classes on: 
Friday 19th & 26th April.  
The 19th is Good Friday and the 26th there is a teachers workshop so there won’t be any teachers around to teach that day!   
 
There will also be a small price increase effective Tuesday 16th April.  
Drop in £10
5 class card – £42.50 
10 class card – £80.00
 
And don’t forget to book your spot for class on the class booking page. 
 
Hope you’ve had time to enjoy the bit of Spring we are starting to see.  

WINTER WARMER CLASS – Sunday 3rd February

10:00 to 11:30 

Yoga Loft – 57 Queen Charlotte Street, Bristol BS1 4HQ

Don’t let the cold winter days get you down and your shoulders dropping.  Join me on 3rd February for an invigorating General Sunday morning class.

Sunday class is occasionally run and maximum size is 10, so book a space or email me if you are interested.

The class is appropriate for those with some yoga experience.

Price:  £12 – bring a friend and it’s £20 for two.  If you hold a yoga card, there will be a top-up charge. Also available to book on MoveGB.

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I am very sad to say that Geetaji, our beloved teacher, died peacefully in the early hours of Sunday 16th December 2018.

Geeta Iyengar was one of BKS Iyengar’s (Guruji) daughters who dedicated her life to the study of her father’s teachings.  She began teaching when he was traveling and she was still a teenager.  She had a remarkable ability to systematize her father’s work and extensive knowledge of Ayurveda.  When you were taught by her she was demanding, unforgiving, funny and taught with love.  She brought a woman’s perspective to yoga and we are lucky enough to have her book ‘Yoga: A Gem For Women’ . 

Geetaji had just completed teaching with her brother Prashant and granddaughter Abhijata for the centenary anniversary of her fathers birth.  Those who attended said she was teaching with the same vibrancy and clarity despite there being 1200 people in the room.

Her niece Abhijata says:  ‘If I had to choose one word to describe her life, I would say purposeful.  She did what she did with the sole aim of fulfilling that purpose – yoga, Iyengar yoga, Guruji.  These are three entities for us.  For her, these three were just one.  Never again will a class in Iyengar yoga be so raw…we saw her as being blunt, rough, rude…when someone in class was not involved in what was happening she would explode.  Not understanding was ok, but not wanting to understand–not having the passion –was a crime…’

We are lucky to have lived in her and Guruji’s lifetimes and I hope that we can continue to practice, share and maintain the passion to understand.