A structured foundation course in Iyengar yoga with each class building on the previous one. Learn how to do yoga and keep it up at home on your own.
Drop into any Level 1 class and you will learn the same basic poses as in the Beginner Course, but the pace of the class is a little faster.
This class is suitable for Level 1 and Level 2 students. For Level 1 students it is a jump up and prepares you for Level 2 classes. For Level 2 students this class is an opportunity to consolidate your understanding of Level 1 & 2 poses.
For students ready for a new challenge, Level 2 will continue to consolidate the basics, holding the poses for a bit longer. This level also introduces new types of poses including standing twists, backbends, inversions and basic pranayama (breathing techniques).
For students with 3-5 years of yoga experience. Level 3 teaches advanced poses, including long sitting poses, deep back bending poses and variations on the headstand and shoulder stand. You must be able to hold headstand for at least 5 minutes.
PRANAYAMA (Breathing techniques)
Yogic pranayama techniques are very simple and have an immediate impact on many levels. They awaken our parasympathetic nervous system which helps to stabilise our moods, digest our food, and help us to stay focused and calm during stressful circumstances.
Pranayama induces a deep resting and healing mode that counteracts the stressful ‘fight and flight’ mode we tend to run on all day. Regular pranayama practice is very effective in reducing anxiety.
The best time to do this class is first thing in the morning, this will help you to benefit from its effects all day.
This class is recommended for all students from level 1 and above.
Suitable for students who want to address a particular issue, for rehabilitation or for those who want a tailormade program to do at home. Contact us to arrange a suitable time.
REST & RESTORE
Restorative poses and pranayama (breathing techniques) are taught in this class. Restorative poses release built up tension in the body and calm the nervous system. These supported poses have a cooling effect and are very effective in replenishing our energy reserves. Pranayama helps to maintain the vital energy of the body. Rest and Restore is a class for all level students.
(Some special offers cannot be used to attend this class.)
YOGA IN THE WORKPLACE
Yoga before work or during the lunch hour can help staff deal with stiffness and pain associated with computer use and mental stress. Contact us to discuss an individualized package.