Class Levels

INTRODUCTORY COURSE

This is a 6 or 7 week course for complete beginners. Please check the dates for this when booking as it varies each term. Students need to attend all classes in the course and cannot join part way through.

The course is the ideal introduction to Iyengar yoga and prepares students for level 1.

LEVEL 1

Classes are suitable for beginners and also for students who wish to consolidate their yoga practice at this foundation level. Teaching is arranged so that new students can start attending classes at any point in the term.

LEVEL 2

Classes are for students who have attended beginners’ classes for at least a year, concentrating on working more strongly in the basic asanas. Head balance will be introduced. The Friday 10.00am class is a gentler class especially suitable for older people and others who wish to sustain a level of practice using props. 

LEVEL 3

Classes are for students who have attended regularly for at least two years and who feel ready to begin intermediate poses and consolidate the inverted poses. Students working at this level are advised to develop a regular home practice. Classes may be one and three quarter or two hours long. 

LEVEL 4

This class is for serious students who have developed a daily practice and wish to continue to work in more detail on basic and intermediate poses. Classes are 2 hours long. 

TEACHERS 

A class for Iyengar Yoga teachers and trainee teachers only which will be geared to the teaching and practice of introductory and intermediate level 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. The class should leave you feeling calm, deeply relaxed and refreshed, ready for the weekend.

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.

This is a drop-in only class (£10 per class) including tea and biscuits at the end. The teacher, Clare Stephen, is a midwife as well as an intermediate level Iyengar yoga teacher.