Quality yoga teaching in Bristol
There are two stories which coincide to create Bristol YogaSpace in Bishopston.
Paul Harvey opens Yoganjali in 1998
The first involves Paul Harvey wanting to share his teachings from TKV Desikachar who he studied yoga with for many years. Paul opened Yoganjali in 1998 at the Princes Place studio and ran group classes and yoga teacher trainings there for many years. TKV Desikachar comes and offers his blessings to the studio and continues to support Paul.
Clara Lemon opens Bristol YogaSpace in 2009
The second part of the story involves Clara Lemon, who trained to be a yoga teacher with Paul at the Yoganjali yoga and therapy centre. She first discovered Paul in 2005 and departed from her Iyengar study at YogaWest next door, to one street up at Yoganjali where the joy of breath-centred yoga practiced was introduced. She went on to open Bristol YogaSpace at the old Park Row yoga studio in 2009 (which has now become Bristol Yoga Centre by long term YogaSpace teacher Naomi Hayama). The original aim of Bristol YogaSpace was to provide a supportive and welcoming practice space for safe practice with well-trained teachers.
We wanted a yoga centre that wasn't for large groups where we didn't know the people coming. We wanted to ensure that everyones experience of yoga was positive and enjoyable. Each of us have different needs, different body types, different levels of mobility (or stiffness!), different experience - so the principle in the way we teach is that we need to adapt our yoga practice to suit the individual. The Viniyoga approach to yoga practice. This is why classes are kept smaller than most yoga studios, and why we encourage a relationship with your teacher to develop your own personal way of practicing that is more ideally suited to you, at your own pace to ensure your practice is beneficial.
Now in Bishopston
Paul moved from Bishopston to teach from his home in Nailsworth where he still teaches. We moved in to Yoganjali in 2016 to Paul's beautiful, tranquil yoga studio just off Gloucester Road in Bishopston. We offer group yoga classes and yoga therapy for individuals. at our Bishopston yoga studio. Paul still returns to teach at Princes Place and continues to supports us.
Smaller classes and 1-2-1 yoga
We offer small, bespoke quality classes to ensure the classes are beneficial to everyone attending. We also teach 1 to 1 and therapeutic yoga.
Quality, personalised teaching
Our teachers are amongst the best trained in Bristol and some of our teachers have been teaching classes for over 30 years. All of us have excellent training with at least 2-years training recognised by the British Wheel of Yoga - most of us have 4-years training or more.
Read more about our teacher values here.
We'd love to hear from you. Please feel free to get in touch.
Mailing and company address:
Bristol YogaSpace Ltd.
Princes Place, Bishopston, Bristol, BS7 8NP
Registered Company Number 09708327
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