Levels and class description

Bharadvajasana 2

Bharadvajasana 2 – The advanced variation of a twist

           

  “Never perform the asanas mechanically, the body stagnates.”                                                          – BKS Iyengar

Class description

In our classes, no matter your level, expect to be physically and mentally stretched. Our aim is to help you push yourself just a little beyond your zone of comfort, but in a way that allows you to sustainably build your strength and capabilities.

Every class is different. You may find an entire class is focused on a particular subject, e.g. it might be shoulder, hip or neck oriented, or it may happen that the entire class focuses on restorative poses and pranayama.

Different teachers also have very different ways of teaching, and approaching, the body – by going to classes with different teachers, you can gain a new understanding of the exact same subject in a way that enriches and deepens your yoga practice.



Levels
Intro class, soft    

A gentle start to yoga. We gradually build up towards an easy-paced standing sequence and a range of easily accessible poses. Finishing poses restorative, Vipareeta Karani or other simple inverted poses.

This class is for you:

  • If you want a gentle introduction to yoga, or
  • If you have a restrictive physical condition and/ or minor injuries, or
  • If you have age-related limitations.

A beginners class which can easily be followed for up to 9 months/ 1year.      Open to all


Intro class 

A class is for beginners and those who wish to refresh their practice. Here we start from scratch and build up: we work with standing poses and introduce a wider range of foundational poses, including the (floor) shoulder stand. This helps to create the right balance between strength, flexibility and stability.

This class is for you:

  • If you want a more rigorous introduction to yoga.

Can be followed for up to 9 months/ 1year – expect consistent work. Open to all


Level 1 

This class build on the Intro Class – you may also join if you have practised other types of yoga or are at ease in your body.  Here we strengthen the foundation and introduce all categories of poses. Headstand and the concept of timing in shoulder stand will be introduced.

This class is for you:

  • If you practise yoga regularly
  • You have a commitment to continuing regular practise 

Best to start after 3 to 6 months of regular classes. / All are welcome


Level 2  

At this level, we move further on and we expect you to be familiar with the basic principles of Iyengar yoga.  All categories of poses are practised, you must be able to practise headstand and shoulder stand independently, – timing in all poses is introduced.

This class is for you:

  • If you have practised yoga regularly for at least one year, and
  • You have discussed and agreed participation with the teacher

Start after a minimum of one year of regular practice/ Ask your teacher if this class is for you


Women’s class

Women of all ages and abilities are welcome to join this class – with it’s unique organic body, it’s menstrual cycle and menopose create truly a chapter “yoga for women” – which focuses on the feminine aspects in yoga practice. 

It is a gentle introduction to Iyengar Yoga; starting with some restorative poses, and followed by a  slow-paced standing sequence or other gentle practice.                           

This class is for you:

  • Are a woman
  • Are seeking a gentle, yet stretching, practice

You are also welcome to attend if you have a restricted physical condition, minor injuries or are suffering from age-related limitations.

No time limitations/ A class for all women 


Class for all

Usually taught on the weekends or during the holiday period, in this class we focus on practising a large variety of poses, extending the range of your practice no matter what level you are at. (Shoulder stand and headstand may be part of this class).

This class is for you:

  • No matter what level you are at
  • Are seeking an all round practice 
  • If you want to be challenged

No time limitations/ A class for all 


Restorative and Pranayama 

A novel approach to healing and restoring the body.

This is a class that complements your regular yoga practice by adding elements that help you increase your awareness of the body’s self healing abilities and the role of conscious breathing. You will learn restorative practices to help heal different parts of the body in a supported way, relieving chronic tensions and soothing the nerves.

This class is for you:

  • No matter what level you are at
  • Are seeking a restorative practice 
  • Regularly attend another yoga class
  • Good for relieving stress and exhaustion

No time limitations/ A class for all 

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