A description of class options is outlined below. For more detailed information on Beginner options, visit our Beginners Page here.
Beginner Yoga Class
Casual Beginner Classes are ideal for new attendees, or existing students wanting to work at a foundation level. Basic yoga postures (asanas) are taught to develop strength, flexibility, mobility and stamina; and are suitable for any age or ability. If you have other yoga experience, we suggest you attend a casual Beginner Class and then the Teacher can recommend if other levels are more suitable. Read more here.
5 Week Foundation Course
If you are new to yoga and unsure where to start, or if you haven’t practiced for a long time, this course is the ideal introduction. The aim is to give you a solid yoga foundation and participants are all beginners. Each week you build on from the previous week, allowing a safe and steady progress. Advance bookings are required and casual attendance is not available. Read more here.
8 Week Beginner Term
If you cannot attend a Foundation Course, Beginner Terms are the best alternative. They offer a solid introduction to yoga, irrespective of age or ability. Class sizes are capped, so you receive individual attention. Foundation postures (asanas) are taught to develop strength, flexibility, mobility and stamina, and each week builds on previous teachings for a structured progression. Advance bookings are required and casual attendance is not available. Read more here.
The Beginners/General Class is designed for students who have been attending Iyengar Classes for at least 6 months; it is not for complete beginners. Inverted poses, such as shoulder-stands and headstands, are introduced when the teacher is sure individual students are ready. Asanas are further developed and sequencing and timings are a little more advanced.
By this level you would have at least 2 years experience in the Iyengar method, or you have been recommended by your Teacher to start attending this level. Asana sequencing and timings have become more complex and challenging and more detail given to the technicalities of the posture.
One hour fast-paced, uninterrupted dynamic sequence. Not suitable for students with remedial conditions. Level 1 students and above.
Restorative/Pranayama [Yogic Breath]
This class makes yoga accessible to anyone with health-related conditions using a wide range of helpful props. Restorative yoga is useful for its calming, nurturing effects and is designed for students who need to work at a quieter level due to personal health reasons or preferences. Pranayama (yogic breath) helps to control and calm the mind and recharge one’s energy.