Class Level Guide
This class is suitable for complete beginners with no experience of yoga; those who have some yoga experience but have not done any Iyengar Yoga; and for those who have practised Iyengar Yoga but have not been to a class for 12 months or longer.
A general class for those who have attended our Intro Level Courses, or those who have at least one years experience of Iyengar Yoga. Inversions are introduced in this class.
This class is for those who have previously attended our Level One courses on a regular basis. Or have at least 2 years consistent experience with a certified Iyengar yoga teacher.
Course Schedule for Studio Based Classes
What to bring?
It is essential that you bring your own yoga mat, all other equipment is provided.
When to eat & drink?
Allow two hours after a light meal or four hours after a heavy meal, before attending class. Hydrating with water before and after class is important. It is not recommended to drink water during class.
What to tell the teacher?
Please advise the teacher if you have any injuries, medical conditions, are menstruating or pregnant before starting the class. Unfortunately we do not teach students who are pregnant that haven’t previously been to our classes.
When to arrive?
The doors open approximately 15 minutes before the start of a class. So please arrive before your class starts to avoid disrupting the class once it begins.
What to wear?
Wear comfortable clothing that is non-restrictive, preferably clothing that allows us to see your knees and ankles for alignment. For women, skin tight fitting leggings are preferable to a loose fit. For men, shorts above the knee are fine and preferable to tracksuit pants.
What to expect?
Asana practice which is a series of postures put together in specific sequences will make up most of the class, giving different effects to the mind & body. Beginners Start with the standing postures & as you progress other groups of poses will be introduced to the practice. Each class finishes with a supine pose called Savasana which teaches conscious relaxation & rejuvenation. You will also be taught how to use props such as, bricks & belts to help you access poses if you are stiff, injured, or have ongoing aliments. Yoga is a personal journey, not a competitive sport.