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Class Levels

 
 
INTRODUCTORY COURSE

This is a 5 to 8 week course for complete beginners. The course is the ideal introduction to Iyengar yoga and gives you the confidence to join a Level 1 class.

You pay for the whole course since the classes follow on from each other and it is not possible to join part way through or "drop-in" to a class.

Please check the dates when booking as it varies each term.

LEVEL 1

Classes are suitable for students who have completed the introductory course and beginners or those with less than two years’ experience or who would like to consolidate their yoga practice at this level.

In a Level 1 class a greater range of basic postures will be introduced, including shoulder stand. Teaching is arranged so that new students can start attending classes at any point in the term. 

LEVEL 2

Level 2 classes are for students who have attended beginners’ classes for more than two years, or on the advice of your Level 1 teacher. 

A wider range of asanas will be introduced, including headstand. The classes concentrate on working more strongly in the basic asanas to further develop stamina and strength.  You will also be introduced to the breathing techniques of pranayama (controlled breathing).

The Friday 09.30am class is a gentler class and especially suitable for older people and others who wish to sustain a level of practice using props. 

LEVEL 3

Classes are for more experienced students. A more demanding and complex range of asanas will be taught alongside the basic asanas and regular pranayama.

These classes are suitable for those with at least three years consistent attendance of Iyengar yoga classes, who practise at home and are able to do the inverted poses. Classes may be 1 1/2 to 2 hours long.

TEACHERS 

The Teachers class is for for Iyengar yoga teachers and trainee teachers only.

Together with the introductory syllabus, asanas from the Junior and Senior Intermediate syllabi will be taught and attention given to the teaching of the asanas.

RESTORATIVE

Suitable for level 2 students and above who are familiar with the use of equipment. This class concentrates on restorative asanas and pranayama.

ANTE/POST-NATAL

This class is open to all pregnant women, from 14 weeks gestation and postnatal women 6 weeks post delivery, regardless of previous yoga experience.

The teacher, Clare Stephen, is a midwife as well as an intermediate level Iyengar yoga teacher.

This is a drop-in only class (£11 per class).