Types of classes

 

Attending Classes

As a general way of proceeding we recommend that you come as often as you can, and to try to come to classes at least twice a week.

Level 1 Intermediate & Open Lunchtime Classes

An entry point to the school, with plenty of flexibility to come and learn as often as you can. Coming often is the best way to taste, feel and experience the joy and benefits of yoga.

For students who may have already been introduced to yoga or just beginning.  Teachers take you through a variety of asanas that represent the range of the Iyengar yoga syllabus.

Level 2 Intermediate Classes

As your yoga journey progresses poses are included which work on the nervous system and development of the mind to concentrate and penetrate. This usually happens when the foundational poses have been made stable in level one.

For students who have more experience and have been attending classes on a more regular basis. Students will learn to advance from the basics and deepen their understanding of asana and also be introduced to Pranayama, yogic breathing. In level 2 inversions may be introduced depending on individual capacity.

Open Level Classes

For all levels with some experience. The teacher teaches to all capacities and levels of experience. These classes run at lunchtime and also during holidays times. Students who are L1 or 2 are all able to attend and work at their capacity.

Level 2 Restorative week at the end of each month 

An important part of the Iyengar methodology is to develop a balance in our development. Not only in practice but from life, to moisten and restore, to strengthen the nervous system, but importantly to nourish and quieten the mind. To create space in all parts of ourself. A must for all of us that live in this over stimulated world.

For students who have been practicing and attending L1 & L2 classes for a while.
In ‘restorative class’, also described sometimes as ‘yin’, supported asanas and pranayama is taught, at times with the use of props.

Level 2/3 Class

A block of classes (unless you are a visitor) for yogis with experience, teachers and trainees. The quest is to go deeper into the practice.

For students who have been practicing and attending level 2 classes and wish to deepen their practice, advanced practitioners and teachers. Students work with Senior Iyengar teacher Caroline Coggins at their capacity, exploring more advanced asana. This is an enrolment only class.

Yoga for Seniors

These classes suitable for anyone over 55 who would like to either start or return to yoga.

Teens Yoga

This class focuses on developing strength and flexibility, posture and coordination, confidence and self-esteem. No experience necessary.

The teen-specific format will allow students to focus on the needs of their age group and today’s world in a non-competitive environment, assisting them to build confidence and self-esteem, manage emotional reactivity, cultivate mindfulness, and maintain an active and balanced lifestyle.

Beginners Courses

These courses run throughout the year and are ideal for complete beginners or those returning to Yoga. They are also entry level classes into the school, with a weekly course structure, usually over 6 weeks. Ideal for those who can attend  regular weekly classes to learn the foundations of yoga.