The classes are divided into 3 levels: Beginners (Level 1), General (Level 2) and Intermediate (Level 3). Best to progress through the levels and seek the advice of your teacher before moving onto the next level.
Level 1 Tuesday 6:00 – 7:30am
Level one introduces the basics poses (asanas) and yoga breathing (pranayama) with an emphasis given on the intermediate stages of some of the poses for the student’s benefit. A variety of asanas are included that will improve body structure, lubricate the joints creating freedom of movement. Muscles are strengthened and lengthened while the internal organs and nervous system are toned. Students can expect to feel the beneficial effects on the body and mind immediately. The syllabus consists of simple standing, sitting and twisting asanas along with forward, backward and supine extensions. Students will also learn inverted poses such as shoulder stand and abdominal contractions. The focus is on learning the poses and is suitable for beginners and those who wish to consolidate the basics.
Level 2 Thursday 6:00 – 7:30am
This class builds on the basic poses and breathing introduced in level one. At this level there is more attention on balancings, forward extensions, twists in the standing poses and flexing of the knees in different poses. Foundations are laid for backward extensions and deeper lateral twists explored. Headstand is introduced along with full arm balances that further strengthen the arms, hands and wrists and shoulders developing confidence, alertness and a sense of balance as well as looking inwards. To attend this class students must be able to hold shoulderstand for 5 minutes
Level 3 Saturday 10:30am – 12:15pm
This level increases the range of seated poses, inversions and pranyama. Students will be introduced to arm balances postures and more challenging backward extensions. Variations in the headstand and shoulderstand are practiced regularly. With regular practice details of the poses are absorbed and a deeper understanding of self is experienced. This class is for students who can hold headstand for 5 minutes or know how to do the equivalent. Please seek the advice of your teacher before attending this class..