Quality Viniyoga teaching in Bristol
There are two chapters which came together to create Bristol YogaSpace in Bishopston.
Paul Harvey opens Yoganjali in 1998
The first chapter involves Paul Harvey wanting to share his teachings from TKV Desikachar who he studied yoga with for many years in India. Paul opened Yoganjali yoga study and therapy centre in 1998 at the Princes Place studio and ran group classes, yoga teacher trainings and yoga further study there for many years. TKV Desikachar came and offered his blessings to the studio and continued to support Paul.
Clara Lemon opens Bristol YogaSpace in 2009
The second chapter 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. After graduating from his teacher training programme, 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 yoga practice with well-trained teachers.
We wanted a yoga centre that was for small groups of people from all ages and walks of life, who shared an appreciation for the practice and study of yoga. We wanted to ensure that everyones experience of yoga was positive and enjoyable and suited to their individual body and mind. Each of us has different needs, different body types, different minds, and 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 in a small group or individual setting, 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. Bristol YogaSpace moved in to Yoganjali in 2016 to Paul's beautiful, tranquil yoga studio just off Gloucester Road in Bishopston. We still offer group yoga classes and yoga therapy for individuals. 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 accredited by the British Wheel of Yoga - most of us have 4-years training or (much!) 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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