Iyengar Yoga has a methodology which allows for a balanced, supportive, and safe progression of learning...
All students new to Iyengar yoga.
We start at the beginning. The preliminary postures, or asanas, are taught in a way that develops a foundational understanding of the method of Iyengar yoga and it’s use of props.
Even if you have practiced other “styles” of yoga before, start at level 1 and we can place you from there. If it is your first class please arrive ten minutes early so the teacher can ask about any specific injuries or medical conditions you may have.
Every student progresses at their own pace, depending on consistency, but on average you will spend up to a year as a Level 1 student.
For more experienced students.
In level 2 classes we start to work with more subtlety, precision, and longer timings within the postures. A wider range of asanas are introduced, including the inversions.
Regular attendance ensures steady progress.
For students who have an ongoing commitment to their practice and have already spent some time attending level 2 classes.
Here we work to refine our skill in action, and develop greater depth of perception in the practice. Sirsasana and Sarvangasana should already be established (unless contraindicated).
To get the most from these classes, regular attendance is expected.
General (weekday classes)
Suitable for all students.
General classes are taught in the same progression as above, but all students are mixed in together. Beginners therefore also benefit from working in with, and observing more experienced students. New students will be given alternative postures when more experienced students are practicing inversions and other asanas not suitable for beginners.
*Beginner Courses (BC)
Regular 8 week courses:
Tuesday nights 8–9.15pm
Saturday afternoons 4 – 5.15pm
This consecutive eight week course is ideal for new students and includes: six specific beginners classes followed by two Level 1 classes of your choice.
Students start as beginners together and the course will develop confidence while starting a yoga practice.
The beginner classes are progressive, and the course is designed to build a fundamental understanding of the method of Iyengar Yoga, and its use of props.
Our courses are taught in a way that is encouraging for beginner students and will help you get started with a practice that can support you throughout your life.
After the six beginner classes, students can then merge into any of the level 1 classes they choose, with two classes included in the course cost.
Bookings essential. For further information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
*Bring Your Baby Yoga (BYB)
This class provides a unique bonding experience that lays a firm foundation for health & well-being.
We will work with opening and restoring tired bodies to leave you feeling refreshed and revitalised.
This class has a slow and steady pace so you can stop anytime to feed or settle your baby. The babies can sleep, watch or join in, depending on their mood.
This is a wonderful way to meet other new parents while enjoying taking time to bond with your baby and to balance yourself physically, emotionally and mentally. Practising yoga after giving birth will help to gently rebuild strength and stamina and knit muscles back together.
Classes are for mothers new to yoga or returning to their practice after giving birth, and babies who are not yet too mobile. It is best to wait six weeks or more after giving birth (or three months after a caesarean). Fathers are welcome too.
Ten-week courses, running with school term. Can be joined pro rata part way through.
Wednesdays 11.45am – 1pm
2017 start dates:
Term 1: 15 Feb
Term 2: 3 May
Term 3: 26 July
Term 4: 18 Oct
Email to enquire or enrol:email@example.com
Runners and Cyclists Class (R&C)
This class is specialised and specific for runners, cyclists and other sportspeople!
Iyengar Yoga can be very useful in identifying and correcting faulty patterns of movement, which we all have and which with time can lead to strains and sprains. The class will focus on patterns particularly common among those who love running, cycling, climbing, hiking or playing sports. More than just increasing flexibility, this (often hard!) work can help to prevent injuries, improve speed and endurance and deepen awareness and sensitivity. Agata will teach this class.
Suitable for beginners and those with some previous yoga experience.
*Teen Yoga (TY)
Gain flexibility and strength, improve your posture and relieve stress while having fun.
Designed specifically for teens, this class is a little faster in pace but still allows time to restore and recuperate.
The class is a perfect way to work on your posture and establish healthy patterns of movement when the body is still very malleable.
During the course, yoga poses are explained and the understanding of how to practise gradually builds up. In every class the teacher modifies the poses and props as required so that the asana taught are safe and accessible to everyone.
You do not need to be flexible or strong to do yoga but these, and many more benefits, will come with practice. Held in a non-competitive and inclusive environment. Suitable for ages thirteen to eighteen.
10-week courses, running with school term. Can be joined pro rata part way through.
Tuesdays 4.15 – 5.30pm
2017 start dates:
Term 2: 2 May
Term 3: 25 July
Term 4: 17 Oct
For further information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Restorative Class (R)
BKS Iyengar originally developed not just the use of props in yoga, but he also developed restorative yoga as a practice in itself, which is now very popular and widely appreciated for its therapeutic benefits.
The restorative classes are slower in pace with an emphasis on quietening physically, emotionally and mentally. These classes are especially helpful to relieve stress, tension, anxiety and to balance and soothe the central nervous system. Restorative practice is especially helpful to maintain a healthy immune system.
Quite simply, restorative yoga makes you feel better!
Restorative 1 (R1)
The new, Restorative 1 class is a great way to ease your way into this practice if you are newer to the studio. Also suitable for complete beginners (you can start with this class).
Restorative 2 (R2)
The Restorative 2 class is suitable for students who have been attending the studio’s classes regularly for a year or so and already have some understanding of Iyengar Yoga and use of props.
The Sunday night Restorative session is the perfect way to rejuvenate at the end of your week.
If you are unsure which class is right for you please contact Agata
Workshops and Retreats
In addition to the regular timetable we offer 3 hour "Yoga Sundays" with a specific focus, weekend workshops and retreats. Check the notices on our timetable page for details.
2017 Bali flyers
Bali Retreat 2017
Bali Intensive 2017
For enquiries please email or talk to Tessa.